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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
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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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

I am waiting on a new aluminum timing gear, when it is installed I will restart the engine with fresh 20-50- VR1 oil and all new valves and seats hopefully next week.

I will then get a new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

Sorry bout that........ Quick street use........ engine is in a 1934 ford pickup with a

mustang 5speed T5, and 3:73 Ranger rear-end, Triangulated 4 bar, and

conventional ford leaf spring...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

OK that is what I wanted to here is that the remanufactured distributors HAVE

the extended distributor shaft lower support bearing.

This seems very necessary for gear engagement and stability.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

I just looked at the Barns converted GM distributors and they look pretty good...

But am I to under stand the shaft that has the gear is cutoff and doesn't extend down into the 8BA bearing??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

OK tell me where I can buy a modern mechanical advance distributor for a 52 mercury flathead ? It must have adjustable advance and have provision for electronic spark control (Pertronix) and have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By derek costello
Re: Timing gear oiling?

Ronnie is right! The Distributor gear was dry in both engines and so was the lower bearing in the bottom shaft of the distributor........
I think this additional oiling is going to benefit those...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

Most new Chinese built electronics are Beta designed (let the buyer be the tester)
so there fore are prone to fail! I am familiar with these type of products so I will
install and use with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

I have noticed that the electronics in this "new" unit are SMT.... surface mount technology
this means no conventional components all the set stuff is soldered as a package rite onto the circuit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

They come with a lot of set-up options 3 sets of advance springs, vacuum yes or no, lock out for advance, and a tach output. I think I'm going to buy one.

If you are interested in buying one of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By derek costello
8ABA engine distributor?

Has anybody used one of the TSP pro series distributors ??

These have an adjustable built in mechanical advance as well as a vacuum connection and electronic triggering. They come with a post...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By derek costello
Re: Timing gear oiling?

The oil coming out of my 020" hole will either squirt on the back of the cam timing wheel or just run down on to the cam shaft collar then onto the cam gear either way I will satisfy my dry ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By derek costello
Re: Timing gear oiling?

I can only go by dry timing gear areas, I will report on my .020" hole modification.

This size hole will not affect front cam bearing lube.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By derek costello
Re: Timing gear oiling?

OK I'm anal about the dry area I keep finding in other flathead blocks in this cam gear area. so I redrilled a .020" hole in the pipe plug, to help with the increased loads on my camshaft.

After...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By derek costello
Re: Timing gear oiling?

OK: I'm anal. about this lack of lubrication to the timing gear area of the late flathead blocks. I have taken the timing cover off of other blocks and they all seem dry in there, (compared to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By derek costello
Re: Timing gear oiling?

Tubman is right, We install highlift cams and heaver valve springs and increased pressure oil pumps.. All these modifications are not what Mr. Ford contemplated, the increased loads on the camshaft...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By derek costello
Re: Timing gear oiling?

The aluminum timing gear (as everybody knows) is bolted to the front mounting face of the camshaft! There is NO oiling passages that come out of the side of the cam shaft into the gear. So...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By derek costello
Re: Timing gear oiling?

There is a thrust imposed by the cam in an 8BA series engine (all helical cut gears impose a side thrust), this thrust is pushing against the inside surface of the aluminum timing cover!
There is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By derek costello
Timing gear oiling?

Has any body drilled that 030" or 060" hole in the 3/8" pipe plug behind the timing gear to aid in lubrication of the timing gears and the pressure point at the thrust face of the cam.?
I read in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,217
Posted By derek costello
Re: Reusing head bolts.

I found that the torsion value of some of the bolts was exceeded when trying to REMOVE
the bolts from the heads, so even though they weren't stretched I replaced them with Grade 8 zinc dichromate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By derek costello
Re: 34 pickup cab assembly question

United Pacific does NOT make the 1934 cab truck back panel only the 32, 33...........

My 34 has left-over seat material as a factory gasket between the roof and sides....
Henrys Idea of recycling...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By derek costello
Re: 1934 Pickup Fuel Tank Removal Query

I was told the filler neck fittings are always rusted in place and you will damage the tank trying to remove it .....Sooo I undid the tank and then tilted up the right side and it came out easy, ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By derek costello
Re: fuel pump removal?

So I will drain the oil and refill it with 20/40 the truck is in a home shop where it never gets lower than 55degrees F
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By derek costello
Re: fuel pump removal?

I am just trying it with the oil that came in it (thick stuff).
I will switch to 20/40 when I change it
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By derek costello
Re: fuel pump removal?

OK, that is the later bushing that I have in my engine, and with the 1/2'' bolt "plug"
in place I read 80psi on the starter, so is that OK??
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