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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Newly assembled Flatty cranking force??

An assembled V8 engine should not take excessive force to turn over with the spark plugs removed. If it is HARD to turn over, look for the reason. As Ron said, seals and rings are the main culprit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Wheel bearing grease

Yea, he's awesome! Here is a test of where he compared a vintage grease from the 1940's to a modern grease.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7hpDm8lTME&list=PLjT3B9r2z3fVdu2Ht5z_Qpe2dkKi2vRG6
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Wheel bearing grease

Grease Test by Project Farm.
All greases are NOT the same. Very interesting to see how they compare.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMmSQSjraSE&t
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,608
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Would You Use it?

Yes. The reduction in compression ratio would be drastic. Using two gaskets on a OHV sized combustion chamber (simple circle) adds a lot of space. Doing it on a flathead sized combustion chamber...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,608
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Would You Use it?

Regarding the use of two different gaskets on the same engine... The gasket needs something SOLID on both sides, or it will not seal. Running circles and trapezoids together will NOT seal. Plus,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,904
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

Airflow is what dictates maximum potential horsepower. You could bore/stroke a flathead out to 500ci, and it wouldn't turn over 1200 rpm before it was maxed out in the breathing department. Only...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,904
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

These Chinese sourced cranks are used extensively in small/big block Fords, Chevys, Dodges, etc. The come in cast as well as Forged alloys. They, as well as the connecting rods have proven...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: King pin removal, the hard way!

Yea, they have tool like this to work with. Very simple, and highly effective!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvR12q9yclE
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Summit racing

I ALWAYS recommend a return line when using electric fuel pumps. They work much better, last longer and run cooler when they can circulate the fuel. They are not usually happy when 'dead headed'...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,170
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Painting with Acrylic Enamel question

Not 100% related, but I was talking to a buddy of mine who paints cars, and he said a good budget paint is oil based Rustoleum enamel at Tractor Supply. He said the secret is to add hardener. Once...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,322
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Of 34 Phaetons - woodticks - n - Brook Trout

Truly happy to see David using and enjoying this car as it was intended! It's a very, very solid car that has never been abused, neglected or rotten. It's the perfect DRIVER.

David's stories...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,732
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Torque plate blueprint, or possibly rent one?

It is also IMPERATIVE to use the same gasket with the torque plate that you'll be using on the engine. Using the gasket makes a big difference... especially with heads that have a fire ring around...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Cranking Capacity

The only decent 6V battery out there seems to be the Optima. All the rest seem like they are stuck in the 50's. No other 'modern' designed 6V batteries that I know of... and none of those that I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: LED shop light follow-up

If you already have 8ft fluorescent bulbs, the Retro-fit LED's are a killer upgrade. They bypass the ballast, but it's EASY to wire!

There is a white wire and a black wire coming in from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,394
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: What Electric Pump do you recommend?

I'm assuming there is also a filter before the carburetor. The filter before the electric pump is to protect the pump from rust/debris from the tank that could lock it up.

I like the the above...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,394
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: What Electric Pump do you recommend?

If a person does not want to rely on an electric pump, but wants to have one in case their mechanical one goes out, or use it to prime the carb, supplement the old mechanical unit, etc... a check...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Optima 6V battery charge

I've had the best luck NOT keeping these batteries on the trickle charger (Battery Tender) 100% of the time. I'll put the charger on for a day or so once every month or so, but leave it at that. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,415
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

Could not think of a better person! Here's to many miles and smiles! :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,951
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: What is the price of a rebuilt flathead??

I'm not as involved with the Flathead scene, but am heavily into the small block Fords and other OHV engines. My experience is that once an engine is assembled, nobody wants to buy it. A private...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: GL 1 oil

GL-4 is what you likely need. GL-5 is rumored to not play well with brass/bronze. GL-4 is friendly with old stuff. Summit has GL-4 80w90 PennGrade for $8.99/qt.

Some gear oil has a GL-4/GL-5...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Shop led lighting

That's odd that those require a ballast. Most conversion bulbs do NOT require a ballast at all. It is completely bypassed. You snip the wires to the ballast, and simply hook the black 120 V wire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Shop led lighting

I went through Amazon. I've updated 33 8ft fixtures, and a bunch of 4ft, and a couple 2 ft. Since the LED bulbs are so much brighter, some replace the two fluorescent bulbs with only one LED, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Model A Steering Gear/Column Weirdness and Question

This past spring, I gathered up the remaining parts dad had stashed in Florida, and brought them back up here to WV. One item is what looks to be a new steering gear/column. I'm not familiar with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,633
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Shop led lighting

My garage had 22 standard 8ft fluorescent fixtures, and dad's garage here had the 8ft high output fixtures with the different ends on the bulbs.

I decided to convert all of mine to LED, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,652
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

I run Mobil 1 15w50 in all of my old and air cooled engines. The mustang, dirt bikes, lawn mowers, pressure washers, etc all get it.

It's the only Mobil 1 that has the full amount of zinc for...
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