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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By derek costello
Re: temperature readings on.....

OK, I had to run this engine steady for a video photo shoot for 2 1/2 hours in 50 degree weather, with the electric fan on all of the time the engine temp never got over 190 degrees,
speeds were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By derek costello
temperature readings on.....

So I have installed a overflow capture tank on my 53 mercury flathead and have filled with antifreeze to the top of the rad..
Now after bringing up to full warmup I again shot the engine with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,603
Posted By derek costello
Re: Rust

I have used Fertan for years it is made in Germany, it is fantastic no rust on a properly treated part 30 years later! Just wire brush the rust, then coat with fertan let dry 24hrs then coat again...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,161
Posted By derek costello
Re: flathead engine temps?

perhaps that is a good idea, I maybe shooting at steam pockets?? so I will fill the rad to the ver, very top and get back to this forum with the results after that.......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,161
Posted By derek costello
Re: flathead engine temps?

OK guys........I have used the infrared temp reader correctly ( shooting non reflective areas,
and shooting tanks, casting, etc) AND with the cap removed on my NEW radiator I can see the water is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,161
Posted By derek costello
Re: flathead engine temps?

You are right so I did take the temp readings at the thermostat housing and at the water pump inlet castings, and those I my posted results???

I think maybe I have reversed water pumps (just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,161
Posted By derek costello
Re: flathead engine temps?

My rpm was at 1000 for the 60psi, it drops to 45lbs at 500rpm idle. I shot the hoses and the rad tanks and the readings were the same??? I always thought that if things were normal
you should see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,161
Posted By derek costello
flathead engine temps?

I have a rebuilt '52merc with 60thou rebore and stock heads, dual 94s, pcv....
new alum rad, 16" electric fan..............but..........

with the engine running for 20 minutes the gage says 190f...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By derek costello
Re: Interior Bracket 1932 or 1934?

I have both cars and have never seen this bracket??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By derek costello
hubcaps?

How to hold 40s style hubcaps on a modern 15" wheel that doesn't have the nubs

stamped into the wheel to hold the cap on???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By derek costello
another. PCV way...

I have seen some excellent pcv hookups lately on the Barn, Here is what I did on a dual carb 8ba........ I ran two 3/8" copper lines to a Dorman pcv valve mounted at the road-draft-tube hole and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By derek costello
late flathead in early chassis, hoses.

The rad hoses for the lower fit between the late 8BA engine and early chassis
are Ford Bronco 1986 to 91 Carquest - Dayco # D71038.

This offset cut off about 6 1/2' long will solve the problem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,168
Posted By derek costello
Re: engine photos

Here's my 52 mercury in a 34 pickup.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,168
Posted By derek costello
Re: engine photos

here's mine 52 mercury. in a 34 pickup
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By derek costello
Re: high oil pressure?

Ronnie. what is the length of the pump relief spring (standard ford pump)

When I take mine apart I want to check the spring and maybe replace it ?..thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By derek costello
Re: This distributor setup looks very cool

This must be a "smart phone version" of the the one I just purchased for $160.
Mine is the same Chinese crap as this manufacture, people are reworking this unit
and doing with it the way the want...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By derek costello
high oil pressure?

While giving my engine a compression test (120lbs on all, after valve job) ,I noticed my newly installed mechanical oil pressure gage read 90psi ! the electronic gage in the car only goes to max...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,781
Posted By derek costello
Re: Anyone heard from TOD lately about casting a new block?

There is a video of Kirby telling a bunch of guys at a car show all about the new flathead aluminum V8. It comes with a new crankshaft but uses all most other
ford flathead parts, I think it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By derek costello
Re: 32 and up hinges

OK. OK. I read all the previous pin removal tips which weren't successful

Then I realized their is a NEW way of heating and removing studs and bolts

that is a induction electric heater tool. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By derek costello
32 and up hinges

Has anybody found a easy way of removing hinge pins from early ford trucks and cars of the 30s ??? I can't use heat..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8BA valve seat grinding

The block deck is not at 90degrees to the valves so this is what is giving you a deeper cut on one side! You must use a cutter that uses a pilot rod that fits time in the valve guide to cut the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By derek costello
Flathead water pumps?

Does anybody block off that top recirculation hole in the water pumps ??
It lets hot water from the head go into the cooled water (from the Rad)
and mix with that already cooled fluid ???

It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By derek costello
Re: valve seat cutter

Mr. Tubman: These cutters are no doubt fantastic but they are expensive !
They come with 3 cutters per head or 5 cutters per head, The ones Neway recommended to me were 3 head cutters as they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By derek costello
Re: valve seat cutter

OK. I had the same problem last week so I borrowed a set of Neway seat cutters
and gave my engine a 3 angle valve job.
This was done using accurate carbide valve cutters (NEWAY) mounted on their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By derek costello
Re: valve seat cutter.

I just did mine with the engine in the car with a set of all 3 angles of the NEWAY seat cutters from Neway in Ohio. Done in car 3 angle with the pilot and hand toll supplied. Did both the insert...
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