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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: fan belt?

Problem is that a narrower belt canīt handle the same amount of power and not wear out faster.
And you need enought length of the belt to make contact with the pulley.
Iīve seen setups where you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: fan belt?

Or just walk into the local farm supply and get a B-52 belt.
It depends a little on what pulley you have on the generator a low rev high charger generator has a smaller diameter and there is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Steering box adjustment

You can always adapt the mismatching parts to work...and the next guy will have twice the headache you have now...
If the worm is indexed 90 off it means steering wheel would be upside down going...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Steering box adjustment

Canīt blame the internal parts for it...itīs the steering arm to box or linkage that needs attention.
Set steering wheel in center position and adjust linkage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

Lesson learned about breather in oilpan...crank slings up a lot of oil...on side is less of a mess...and adding a piece of sheetmetal as a deflector over it isnīt a bad idee...
That said i have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Simple DIY distributor/ignition bench tester

The easiest way to make a "vibrator" coil tester is just any good quality dpdt (double pole double throw) relay.
One pole you use to ground the relay through the closed contact the other pole you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Simple DIY distributor/ignition bench tester

Checking a condensor for leakage involves high voltage in the range where if current isnīt kept low you get a shock that is a serious healt risk...
If you try and build one a current source in 1mA...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 59 AB Angle Drive Distributor

Any distributor that fits the frontmount, angledrive or not can be timed on a timing fixture or on a sun with the ford adapter.
But since most angledrives have the magneto rotating with a locking...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: oil pressure light

Is it the intelligent charger that wonīt charge the battery or does the battery pack has internal charging logics that says no ?
If you drain any "modern" battery below a threshold it says bad and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: oil pressure light

In general you can take a look at the shiftlight function...analog rpm/set threshold/shiftlight on.....analog oilpressure/set threshold/light off.
Not sure how many output channels the unit have....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 8BA aluminum timing cover

The crank pulley diameter is different between car and truck so that is why there is 2 different locations for the pointer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 6v voltage regulator needs attention.

Start by taking the cover off...rev up the engine to see if the cutout closes as it should.
Adjusting Voltage and current is a fairly easy task...but if the cutout ainīt working from start it may be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: cylinder compression tester

I use a moto-meter that writes it out on a paper card...or i have forgotten or lost the readings of cylinder 1 before i come to 8 :o
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 6v voltage regulator needs attention.

First take cover off and see if cutout is closing when engine rpm is raised...
Is the regulator grounded...yes they need that for the cutout to work...
If cutout doesnīt work i would just return...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 3 blades verses 6

First do you plan on running a fan shroud ?
That 3 blade fan is designed and works well without one...so it has an advantage right there compared to a truckfan.
The modern flexblade fans are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 21 Stud Piston Fit

Round pistons will be non round when at work temperature...
That they are tapered and oval shaped is for compensating that they expand more at top and that you have a pistonpin in them affecting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Valve seats. How to remove?

There are pullers more or less advanced.
The std bruteforce version https://goodson.com/products/valve-seat-pullers
Weld a washer and pull may or may not work depending on what material in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Mallory Unilite Distributor HELP requested.

I ran one of thoose units in a racer in the past...and after changing more then a few...and talking to their tech people...i was told to put the resistor in the feed of the module to drop the voltage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 939
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Power Steering for AA Truck

If you donīt mind turning the steeringwheel a few more turns the F6 box would be an easy solution.
Should be 1 or 2 heavy trucks out in my yard if you need one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Rust remover

The price is not in the same ballpark as it should be...so either itīs a scam or the cost for renting it an hour...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Bren carrier engines

Isnīt the reason for the external oiling setup also that an oilcooler was added atleast for use in hotter areas...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,976
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Off Set Crank Grinding

Problem with welding up a crank is that you weld up as much on the side you donīt want any extra material on or the crank will warp.
Then you have to straighten it and grind off a lot of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

It all depends on how much the bar flexes...the first Storm bar i ran you had to go very easy on last cut...nowdays i can do it single pass and end up dead on.

I would go 25/3/1 measuring after...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

First the cutting bit is usually one rough and one fine cut version with different grinding on the older bars.
If you get the geometry of the bit wrong you get shatter.

You can take the roughcuts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

The boresize is your startingpoint...the pistons are made as much undersize as they need to be for clearance....compensating for a used piston is a gamble...donīt go much under the +.060.

How much...
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