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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By JWL
Re: block quandary

Lawrie, if you read my book again you will see the unit which has worked best for me. I have used several different "brands" and the unit from NDT Systems has been superior for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By JWL
Re: block quandary

Go with .040 over and put the piston through the lathe and milling machine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By JWL
Re: Performance ???

Making only one change at a time will allow the mechanic to ascertain the value of that change within the existing combination. However, it certainly limits the potential for discovering the best...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,564
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

It would be a long explanation to describe how it was done. First the grinding is done with the end face of the rock. The electric tool has a long snout to provide clearance for crankshaft...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By JWL
Re: Carb Spacer

It takes advantage of the latent heat of vaporization and insolates or moves the carb further away from heat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,564
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

As another side note, I own both a "in-car" crankshaft grinding machine and boring equipment.

I saw the crank grind done once and the operator was very skilled and efficient. The job was a new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,564
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

There is most likely no problem with having different size journals, with proper coordinating bearings. I would say no problem except for my inability to actually examine the conditions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,564
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

If those measurements are reasonably close to being accurate they represent one at .020 under and the other at .030 under.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,564
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

What are the details? Is this a fresh regrind crank with a larger fillet?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By JWL
Re: 8BA stock lifters

The stock lifter is convex on the base. A used lifter can often be resurfaced and provide a new lifetime of service.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By JWL
Re: Tips/tricks for removing starter "cup" on oil pan

On those I have removed the "cup" edge was rolled over on the inside of the pan. Carefully unrolling the lip with a cotter key remover and screwdriver has worked for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By JWL
Re: New water pump woes

I think your problem is the fact that in the original Merc configuration was with two belts used for the waterpumps. These were driven from different pulley locations on the engine with different...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,213
Posted By JWL
Re: 8BA compression issues

With all the cylinders being low and equal it might have a cam timing problem. If the leakdown shows little problem that is something to consider.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,256
Posted By JWL
Re: timing advance how much is to much

Timing is NOT a one-size-fits-all number. The mechanic should strive to minimize negative work while maximizing the energy applied to the crank assembly at periods of the highest leverage.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By JWL
Re: 40 Ford rear hubs

Are you asking about the hub or the axle housing??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By JWL
Re: 40 Ford rear hubs

I am not aware of any sleeve system and I will tell you the hub housing, in the bearing area, is VERY difficult to rebore with a cutting tool.

There have been some adaptations of different...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By JWL
Re: Head bolt washers

I have never(to the best of my memory) disassembled a 35-36 iron head engine which had flat washers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,256
Posted By JWL
Re: timing advance how much is to much

Actually the "vacuum timing" method works pretty well as a solid starting point.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,105
Posted By JWL
Re: Ignition timing

Smaller gaps delay or retard timing. Gaps too small can reduced point life and foul or shunt as a result of corrosion/erosion/dirt.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By JWL
Re: 292 V8 carb alternative

I used Rochester small base 4 barrel carbs on my Y-Block. They are as simple as a Stromberg 97 and perform nicely. I do not remember when I installed the W&H Dual Coil distributor but it might have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By JWL
Re: What kind of air cleaner setup is this?

The water pumps are the Mercury car set up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By JWL
Re: Stromberg S-jet

My experiences indicate the "S-Jet" is extremely sensitive to dirt/debris. Even a filtered system can cause problems if micron levels are insufficient. However, I have tested several of the new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By JWL
Re: '53 car No Charge after sitting a few months

I would suggest a quick polarizing action. I once had a welding generator with the same issue. I did not use it very often and after a few months there was insufficient magnetism.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By JWL
Re: How to Install Piston Rings in a Relieved Block

The method I used for many years was to modify my ring compressor to follow the contour of the block. It doesn't have to be a perfect fit, just close enough to prevent ring hangups.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,166
Posted By JWL
Re: 81ís tri power or dual 97ís

For a "driver" the better combination is a center 81 with two ends of 97 or 48 with progressive linkage. However, the setup time and expertise should not be ignored.
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