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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: There must be a better way

First using crimp on connectors is the hard way of doing it...they will not fit very good in the caps.
Solder connectors will make life easier for you since the cable will rotate and stick out less....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: generator alternator ?

Wasnīt the 337 generator the style bolted to the bracket instead of a strap like 8BA...so alarmbells ring right there...if it was a direct replacement ford would probably have used the 8BA...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Bendix replacement Question - 1935 Ford

I rather go out in the pile of used starters and dig up a used one then buying the aftermarkets of today...
Springs bolts and lockwashers i still have plenty of new ones...when they re gone itīs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,663
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

I never use a 4-bolt main on a flathead...either toolsteel 2-bolt main cap with ARP bolts or a wide main cap bolted to the panrail.
Anything drilled into the center mainweb is a startingpoint for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Original 32 lifters with 8BA vlaves

The early cast hollow lifters are the only type i see from time to time that have cracks in them...for that reason i stay away from them with any type of valves.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: To pal nut connecting rod or not

Chevy rod nuts and if it makes you sleep better at night some loctite...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,663
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

How much do you want to wrench and how much do you want to spend...
If you want to have fun and not open up that engine on regular basis i would stay away from aluminum rods...H-beam steel rods goes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,933
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Camshaft Movement

Looks like that solution will plug the oilhole coming out of the cam lubricating the drivegears...or am i missing some solution to that ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,933
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Camshaft Movement

That is a result of bolting togetter the wrong parts...
A bit of grinding and checking axial play of the camshaft...or getting the correct cam...or going for an aluminum cover with bottom support...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,933
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Camshaft Movement

Since they both are 8BA generation putting in an early camgear doesnīt matter...will just put trust back againt block.
8BA should have the cam rest against the front cover...but if you start to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,254
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 59A Flathead Water Pump Bolt Size?

If the surface for the seal in the waterpump wasnīt machined before assembly the pump will probably leak...
If done right there should be a good seal from start.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Stromberg 97,81,48 what's the diff.?

That one doesnīt belong in the Stromberg family.

Itīs in the Ford/Holley family which became standard later on in ford.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: How to test a Generator Cut Out

A cutout is for use on a 3-brush so i assume a typo ??
If you try and use a cutout on a 2-brush you will overload the points and fry it probably to start with...then activating the field with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 1935 Distributor Upgrade

If itīs a stock -35 engine it will not like the added advance...just my 2c.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Speedometer gears- 1940's 4 speed truck transmissions

To a limit you can use the same gear against different ratios gears...difference is how deep they engage.

So you will be moving the contact surface further in or out on the drive gear.

Any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,527
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Wet sand blasting??

Thereīs a few different aproaches to wetblasting to....the cabinets and some pots use a slurry and pump it up to the nossle.
I have a nossle i use in my normal blasting setup that ad a tiny amount...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: '50 Merc flathead V8. "Lonesome at Night"

About as good as any second hand drivers car of the day then...lol.
If it started made it from A to B and didnīt smoke like a forrest fire it was a nice car...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Pressure plate finger adj

To adjust them correctly you bolt them to a flat surface with a steel shim the thickness of you clutchdisc.
Then measure from the bottom surface and up to fingers.
The older ones with adjustment...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Determing transmission condition

Synchronizers you can check the gap between them and the gear...thatīs an indication of wear.
Then pull the solenoid and insert a tool that looks like a ball on the end of a rod then you can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: How do I test my oil pressure sender?

Air compressor...slowly raise the pressure to the sender and watch the gauge.
As already stated a mechanical gauge is way more accurate for checking what you actually have for oilpressure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,527
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Wet sand blasting??

Downside to wetblasting is you canīt sweep the media into a pile and shovel it back into the blasting pot...
So you need media enough for the entire job canīt reuse any until it has dried...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,560
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

The pressure isnīt going to be higher then the lowest relief spring dictates...only one pump so only one pressure within the engine.
That said oil lines restricting flow can make a difference....but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru

Or just ad a resistor in parallel with you bulb...same is done with LEDīs to trick the relay thinking it has a regular bulb installed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,560
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

If the engine has the original longbody pump in it now changing to a shortbody #80 std pump actually raises the flow a bit since you are going from straight to helical cut gears.
If a fresh...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,560
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

Hey hey guys...remember weīre all here to enjoy and share...
And i thought i was the argumentative guy around here...i have to sharpen my skills :D
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