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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,557
Posted By Mart
Re: I guess its time ???

Yeah, Jim, just make sure you keep firing on all cylinders.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Mart
Re: So I have a little problem...

You could use an older, fully populated, cast iron manifold as a guide. You could use a piece of tubing to guide the tapping drill and the manifold itself to guide the tap. Carefully measure the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Mart
Re: 8BA Piston Removal

No timing chain, just gears.

I had a french motor that was lightly seized on one cylinder. I pulled both heads and the oil pan. I was able to identify which cylinder was sticking by moving the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By Mart
Re: Ford Holden

It's a shame. My name is Holden so I always felt an affinity with the Aussie car brand.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Mart
Re: Tool for removing tapered parts

I'm really annoyed because I had one just like that, it has served me well over the years. I also used it to remove the rear shock studs.

I managed to very slightly bend the part that surrounds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,557
Posted By Mart
Re: I guess its time ???

God bless Jim. It's a shame someone can't continue the business but hopefully the people mentioned can take their share of the load. You need to only have one job and that job is to look after your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Mart
Re: 3 ring pistons

Re the piston pin sizes. The pistons and pins that I took out of the crusty flatty I'm currently working on had pins that were .004" down from standard. (.75") I had to open the rod bushings out to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Thanks Art. Now I know what a proper valve grinding tool looks like. I like his measuring jig. I saw something similar at an autojumble here in the UK but the guy must have thought it was made out of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Thanks 41. that is the method I used to use. I had no problem with it. The new method I came up with is now my preferred method though. The above method just shows it is not absolutely imperative to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Thanks for the kind words, charlie. No I did not mic the cam journals, I might have not liked what I saw...

Glad you're enjoying the videos.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Thanks for flagging up the valve situation, FlatJack. I feel like people have "got my back" on this job. (If that is the right expression).

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Ok results are in....

https://youtu.be/OmCbrj0gu84

Thanks to everyone for helping me on this.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 779
Posted By Mart
Re: Maiden voyage accomplished!

The album states the colour as cloudmist grey.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Going out to have a good look at the valves now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 779
Posted By Mart
Re: Maiden voyage accomplished!

It looks beautiful. It's a credit to you. You "bought right" though, what a find. All those parts the PO had collected was a godsend.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Mart
Re: 5/16" id or 3/8" id fuel hose?

The original hard line was 1/4". That's OD so the ID was more like 3/16". So 1/4" bore rubber pipe should be easily adequate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Oh no Jack, that could be a disaster. Are you absolutely sure? I might struggle to get 8 more flat valves. I did notice that the dished ones were not marked EX where some of the others are marked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Mart
Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Please find attached for your entertainment my latest video featuring the Crusty Flatty.

It's beginning to start to come together. I check the cam, scare up some lifters and then tackle the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Mart
Re: 34 ford rear differential cage bearing grease

Whoa, guys. The cage roller in the rear differential is lubricated by the axle oil.

Unless you mean the rear wheel bearings which are roller type and within the hub. Then the question is valid.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Mart
Re: 5/16" id or 3/8" id fuel hose?

Call me old fashioned but 1/4" would be enough.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By Mart
Re: Reusing head bolts.

To check for stretching hold two bolts together so the threads are intertwined with each other. If they fit together without any light showing through they are ok. If they do not fit snugly together,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By Mart
Re: Question re stuck rings on a removed piston.

It doesn't take much to make them tight in there. The problem is that the last 10%, directly opposite the ring gap is virtually impossible to "work" free, because you can only work from the ring ends...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,940
Posted By Mart
Re: What in Tarnation?

Good progress despite the distractions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,119
Posted By Mart
Re: Looking for a new job-maybe...

Ah! You've been watching my stuff then.. ;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Mart
Re: Tuesday Tech: Which valve to adjust? Mart's easy method.

If you ignore all the preamble and just write the firing order around the timing cover mounting face like that, it'll work. Just align the cam gear timing mark with each number in turn and adjust...
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