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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,611
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: The Bubba plan for now ......???? Jim Linder

Jim,
Very sorry about your health situation. Hope you can get back to enjoying some shop work, and maybe a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale on occasion? I still do, thanks to you back in Wilmington...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Update-on my 8BA oil pressure problem

Thanks for the reply's. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Update-on my 8BA oil pressure problem

The body is stamped USA and 4C17. The cover is stamped M19 and USA.
I don't have the box or remember where I bought it from, but it would have been either Speedway or the old Hot Rod and Custom...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By V8 Bob
Update-on my 8BA oil pressure problem

Back in December I posted an erratic/low oil pressure problem with my fresh 276" engine during break-in. A spare new pump was then sent to flatjack9 for a performance test, with good normal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 771
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Carb and Distributor Dilemma

Flathead Fever, The timing dot or mark on all late flatheads is 2 degrees BTDC, not 4. Total timing on a flathead is normally around 24 degrees BTDC, far less than 34-36 degrees on a typical OHV V-8.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Cam shaft profiling

Bored&Stroked,
Thanks for the reply. The MCF cam was removed from the engine and replaced with another, and I can find no markings or ID. I replaced it with a "slightly" more radical custom grind...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By V8 Bob
Cam shaft profiling

I have an old MCF cam that I would like to know all of the specs. I know some on here have done this, just don't remember who. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Need flywheel advice

Don't know if one is better than the other, but I'm running a Centerforce steel flywheel on my 8BA, with a stock GM 10.4" bent finger diaphragm pressure plate. The #700360 comes drilled for a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-26-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 918
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 64 Galaxie w/manual steering hard to turn

Both my '64 manual steer BB Galaxies had larger steering wheels than a friends power steer BB '64, just don't remember the actual measurements.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Easiest brake bleeding ever

Technically, all DOT 3 is synthetic. Looks/sounds better to add the word synthetic. :)
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-26-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 1959 Hot Rod Annual MEL and FE Engines

The '58-up 401/477/534 Super Duty truck engines also had the angled decks, flat heads and special pistons to create wedge shaped chambers, like the MELs and W Chevys.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-26-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: brake line distribution blocks

I added that info a few minutes ago, after you had quoted me. :)
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-26-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: brake line distribution blocks

Not true. Residuals were used on all drum brakes, regardless of master location, to the best of my knowledge, up to the mid '70s. Vintage drum brakes really do need residuals, either internal in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Banjo Axle Conversion

I also had Wayne Atkinson (Atkinson Machine) convert a banjo for me back in the '90s after seeing an article about him in American Rodder. Also bought his open drive conversion. Had it all mocked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Dwell

Dwell directly affects timing, and is the reason you always want to set dwell before checking or adjusting timing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Dwell

If the contact surfaces are not flat (new) or are out of alignment, true gap cannot be measured accurately and the actual dwell will be incorrect.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,405
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Dual master cylinder update

37 Cab,
I am very familiar with dual master cylinder operation, mandated since '67. The output pressure will equalize but at different volumes of fluid. Re-read my previous post.
You are simply...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,405
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Dual master cylinder update

Most OE car/light truck dual drum masters produce equal pressure to each port, but not equal fluid volume, because of the larger front wheel cylinders. This is also true with many dual drum master...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Oilfilter loation/low oil pressure?

The stock flathead uses a low-flow by-pass filter with a .060" restriction at the inlet, not a common full-flow filter. If you can find a spin-on by-pass filter and add the restriction, you'll have...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-19-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Paper Fuel Filter Element in the Fuel Bowl! Edelbrock Carburetor fun...

Switching to serviceable fuel filters will eliminate any paper element problems. These are usually 3-peice aluminum bodies with SS cleanable filter elements, ranging from about 10 to 100 micron...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,183
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Roy Nacewicz

Very sad news.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-18-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Ballast resistor needed??

It really depends on the electronic ignition and coil you're using. I'm not sure about OE, but aftermarket Pertronix states no resistor when using their matching coils, while Mallory used to offer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: New distributor from Charlie ny

Gearheadbill has it installed just like mine (also done by Charlie). The vacuum advance diaphragm is in the stock loadomatic location, and still allows easy point adjustment through the GM window. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,295
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Dual chamber Master Cylinder conversion

The dual master cylinder has to be able to full stroke before the pedal bottoms out and this should be checked initially with a dry system.

When a system failure occurs, that system's piston in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,295
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Dual chamber Master Cylinder conversion

Simply NOT true. You may have issues with dual masters, but they do work in all installations when set up properly. Knowledge of their operation is key, something many still do not fully...
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