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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By farmerdick
Ford Starter Rebuild

I am doing a rebuild of a ford starter and have removed the 2 brushes that are held on by screws. Now the other 2 are crimped on by heavy duty tabs. What is the best way to bend these tabs back to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By farmerdick
Re: New Rebuild Overheating

I will take the thermostats out today (9/26) and see what happens. Can`t drive it yet, need to install the accelerator pedal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By farmerdick
Re: New Rebuild Overheating

P.S. The distributor has only mechanical advance, no vacuum on dist.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By farmerdick
Re: New Rebuild Overheating

The person who rebuilt the engine had set the TDC mark on the pulley in alignment with the pin on the distributor cover. I have Skips rebuilt water pumps. I was just reading an older FB post and it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By farmerdick
Re: New Rebuild Overheating

The radiator is of the stock size as an original 32` would have. There are holes in the thermostats(thinking of taking them altogether. I am positive on the timing(2 degrees btdc). 30 degrees dwell....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By farmerdick
New Rebuild Overheating

Finally got the 59A started. The high idle problem was the throttle levers were sticking a bit. Got the timing and dwell set correctly. BUT the engine over heats quickly to over 240 degrees on both...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By farmerdick
Re: Remanufactured Flathead

I finally was able to load up pictures of the engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By farmerdick
Re: Remanufactured Flathead

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By farmerdick
Re: Remanufactured Flathead

Hey guys, I`ve for gotten how to transfer photos from my photo album into the post. They mentioned something about an arrow next to the attachment tab which I could not find. HELP.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By farmerdick
Re: will a 59a cam fit into an 8ba

I am assuming that it was pressure tested.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By farmerdick
Re: Remanufactured Flathead

I will try and send some photos of the engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By farmerdick
Re: Remanufactured Flathead

The previous owner of the engine saw it come out of a 47`truck. Its been under cover for several years and the oil still in the pan was clean. The intake was taken off the day before i picked it up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By farmerdick
Remanufactured Flathead

I found a 59 block that has a re manufactured tag on the one piece bell housing on drivers side. It was done in Boston Ma and has a code # stamped on it. There is an A stamped on each head. There is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By farmerdick
Re: will a 59a cam fit into an 8ba

There is a crack in the water jacket getting into the exhaust port. Can not get at it to repair. Bummer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By farmerdick
will a 59a cam fit into an 8ba

Whoever was following my post post about engine not idling down, well the engine is toast. Having a difficult time finding a 59a. Was wondering if the cam in the 59a would fit into an 8ba?
Forum: Early V8 09-01-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By farmerdick
Wanted 59A block

Looking for a rebuild-able 59A bare block. In New England area if possible.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By farmerdick
Re: Can Not Get Idle Down on Flathead

Pulled head off and it was ok. Not sure if it was pressure tested but was checked for cracks. If I had a fiber optic camera I could check out the bolt hole that was leaking water. Will check with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By farmerdick
Re: Can Not get Idle Down on Flathead

P.S. Will putting sealant on the head bolts keep coolant from getting into the exhaust ports?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By farmerdick
Re: Can Not get Idle Down on Flathead

The water is coming out of the #3 head bolt hole, if you look at the tightening sequence for head bolts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By farmerdick
Can Not get Idle Down on Flathead

Before I can find a vacuum leak to deal with the high idle, I have another problem. I mentioned earlier that I had antifreeze coming from the drivers side exhaust. I checked the torque and found it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By farmerdick
Re: Can Not Get Idle Down on Flathead

Will be going out to the garage in a few minutes and will check those carbs. On top of all this my electric fan stopped working!!! Problems comes in bunches. OH, by the way, did I mention I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By farmerdick
Re: Can Not Get Idle Down on Flathead

Ok. Both stromburg 97s have been rebuilt by Uncle Max. J just replaced the intake manifold gasket because the aluminum intake had stripped threads on the generator support on the front of the intake...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By farmerdick
Can Not Get Idle Down on Flathead

Started the flathead yesterday. Got the timing on TDC and 30 degrees of dwell but the idle will not go below 1800 rpm. The idle screws are are backed all the way off. If I turn the distributor before...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By farmerdick
Re: Starting the flathead with Chevy Distributor

Thank you John. Been away this morning. I will check it after lunch. Also a thank you to everyone in helping me, God knows I need a lot of help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By farmerdick
Re: Starting the flathead with Chevy Distributor

Goodmorning, John. I am a little dense sometimes What do you mean by switch to coil-coil to points?
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