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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By qmdv
Re: Noise in 2nd gear 39 Transmission

Mac is a very helpful person. First class
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Great points. I have learned a bunch and have had a few calls from some folks. Thanks to all
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

So what is the advantage of a 3/4 reach with a .250 spacer over a 1/2 reach plug.
Oh these are very old heads. probably older than the average age on this forum. Who knows what has been done to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

The heads are installed with the gasket in place. I am measuring through the spark plug hole from where the spark plug mates to the head to the valve face when it is fully open.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Probably at least 60 years old. Very good condition. I do believe that Offy only makes 400's and 425's today
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Then let me try again. I have offy 375 heads. With exhaust valve fully open there is .615 between the top of the exhaust valve and the spark plug mating face on top of the heads. If I used 3/4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By qmdv
Re: 32 Roadster

You will have to weld up the handle hole. If this is an original steel body (using the word Henry implies such) I think it foolish to be modifying it. If it is a Brookville or other then just do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

How is chamfering out 1/8 in the chamber adding to the reach. Since the heads are installed and am not inclined to pull them I will just put in the 4092's and see how it runs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Will be looking for Autolite 4092's tomorrow. That will give right close to .050 clearance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

If I did this the exhaust valve would hit the plug.

Where I grew up there was a speed shop in Glendale, CA on Victory Boulevard. When they handed over a new set of 375 Offy heads I wonder...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

I gave my book "The High-speed Internal-combustion Engine" by Sir Harry R. Ricardo to a grandson. He loves it
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Did a search on auto lite sited and could find nothing that tells me what A9 and B9 are
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

That is what I am trying to figure out. I think the 375 Offy heads have less clearance than the 400's and 425's
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

I will be putting in a set of AutoLite 425's this afternoon. 1/2 inch reach. What do you think the minimum clearance should be between the exhaust valve and the spark plug grounding lug.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,829
Posted By qmdv
Re: Wheels, would like opinions.

It only has one red wheel. What are the other colors
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Not seeing the fix.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Been out of town and just measured from the face of the head (where the plug washer sits) to the top[ of the exhaust valve in fully open position. Measures .615. so 3/4 reach is out of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Where to find the spacers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Will check valve clearance and if OK I will either go with Champ L78C or maybe NGK BR7ES
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,734
Posted By qmdv
AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Just got a recent rebuild running. 59 AB block 3 5/16 by 4" stroke. Offy 375 heads, mild cam of unknown origin. Using AutoLite 216's cus I had them. It misses now and then, pulled plugs to find a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By qmdv
Re: Installing head studs in a 59L

Those guys have lots of cool stuff. Wish I had known sooner
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By qmdv
Re: H&H Flatheads

Excellent news. They have been very helpful.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By qmdv
Re: H&H Flatheads

Is this another flathead builder closing with a bunch of deposits
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By qmdv
Re: front axle for 1934 Ford

so maybe a 1" drop below standard
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By qmdv
Re: 1/4 inch hole in shifting tower sloppy

5/16 seems extreme. I will use an F bit
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