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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Hi Brian, the engine is partially torn down for visual inspection. I'm considering pulling the heads so i can check the rings for broken. When putting some of the pistons in, i had a problem with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Resurfacing lifters

I think JWL used to. Not sure if he still does them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Mixing lifters

If all lifters were properly set it would be fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Gary, with all plugs removed it cranks like any other flat v8. When running, I have removed ignition from each plug and checked how it reacted and with throttle. All seemed to respond in a similar...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By Russ/40
Re: PCV valve good idea?

That's an interesting question. I'm curious also. Awaiting some answers on this, although I doubt much rear main leaks are from crankcase pressure.....but maybe??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,007
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Cleaning Silvered Plated Lamp Reflectors

Post 18 for the lamp-black. I think you can make your own by lighting an acetylene torch and not giving the flame any oxygen. You let it build up on the reflector surface and with a soft cloth polish...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,202
Posted By Russ/40
Re: NGK Plugs

Best of all the choices for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,007
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Cleaning Silvered Plated Lamp Reflectors

Never tried it but have heard "lamp black works".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,138
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

A healthy "A" engine is the easiest engine to start I have ever experienced. Someone, can't remember whow, on this forum once said, "an "A" engine wants to run". That has been my experience. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Question on cam gear marks

I confirmed the cam is ok because I have run it before in another motor.

Compared to another, the cam gear is properly marked.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Those are $9 each - ouch!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Question on cam gear marks

No Terry, there is no coil bind. There would be I bet, if I was using rotators.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Engine Expert Opinions Needed

Yes, I'm using the passenger front cylinder as #1. My crank gear was so lightly marked it could be easily missed. It does fullfill the rule 3rd gear tooth clockwise from the keyway of the gear.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Russ/40
Engine Expert Opinions Needed

I have an earlier post called "Question on Cam Gear Marks" that discusses an engine problem I am having. Please visit that post and give me your take on my problem.

Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Thank you for responding Terry.
100% sure the fireing order is set correctly. I am using the older stock spring components, not the rotators Also pertinent, I am running Chevy valves with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Question on cam gear marks

The cam is an Isky 77B that i have run before, so its not the cam. I did the zip tie today for tdc and changed the front cover and pully to the 8BA setup, and my tdc 's both matched perfectly. Not a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Fun at Mart's. Old Ford Rally. 32 Sedan shocks (still). Ol' 59 Flatty Crank out.

Mart, with as many flatys as I've torn down, I never realized you could pull the crank without pushing all the pistons to the top. Guess i never had one as bad as your last few.

Learning...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,419
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

Ever since I started storing all my spray cans on their sides, I no longer have any problems. I also buy the Walmart carb cleaner and use the tube sprayer to flush through the paint nozzel before I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Thought I would add a few facts. I'm running a helmet '40 distributor, with the '40 pulley, so I have no pointer and cover to use as reference. I will use the ref photo and the zip tie for idc today.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By Russ/40
Question on cam gear marks

I have a V8 engine that just will not run correctly. I have rebuilt a few flatheads and never had a problem like this. Engine runs like the cam is way out of time. It does not sound like the typical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Fumbled a piston

Purely a budget and personality decision. It would be just fine. Now the question whether you would be fine whichever way you go?????????
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Distributor question

GRutter - I have to complement you on your description of original and mallory unit workings. Very articulate and easy to follow you. You communicate well. Post more often...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 32,406
Posted By Russ/40
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Terry, in a stock application, what kind of flywheel weight would you recommend since the crank is adding a lot of weight to the rotating assembly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Best Replacement Radiator

Brent, exactly what are you saying, without being coy?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Best Replacement Radiator

My Berg's is amazing. I have had it out on 100* days, and it barely reaches operating temperature. Their's is also the only one with cast bronze hose bibs. Mine is in a 29 RPU. I'm thinking of using...
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