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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By JWL
Re: Question re liners in a relieved block.

I just use a oval shaped carbide burr for roughing and finish with a stone about 3/4" diameter that is pointed at the end for matching up the corners. And, I agree a good chamfer is important.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By JWL
Re: Value of CHAMPION 8 BA heads

This has reminded me I have a new set of these heads which have never been installed. I thought about using them a few times but never found the right set of conditions. My memory is the valve lift...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,634
Posted By JWL
Re: Distribator off by one tooth - Pulley casting number

I am afraid this is not yet understood. Changing distributor teeth has NOTHING to do with the relationship between the timing light and the pulley marker for where best performance is achieved....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,634
Posted By JWL
Re: Distribator off by one tooth - Pulley casting number

Here is the point---If the engine performed BEST with timing flashing 1 1/2 inches from TDC it should continue running at its best at that 1 1/2 inch location no matter how many distributor teeth are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,634
Posted By JWL
Re: Distribator off by one tooth - Pulley casting number

How would distributor orientation have anything to do with pulley-TDC location??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By JWL
Re: 8-BA Connecting Rods Oil Hole

The oil holes are to be pointing toward the cam if the stock holes are considered. If the rods are Federal-Mogul rebuilt(and perhaps other Manufacturers) it is likely new holes have been drilled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By JWL
Re: valve question

The valve stem does not influence ramp speed or duration. Those changes must be imparted at the cam lobe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,874
Posted By JWL
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

Try a different timing light.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By JWL
Re: Where has billben/flathead gone

My good friend who established that site passed away a couple of years ago. Bill Bentley helped me get my first order of books printed and was someone I wanted to be like when I grow up.

There was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By JWL
Re: Intake port repair

It takes mucho cleaning before applying any epoxy type material. This means the outside area(in water jacket) needs attention just like the port interior. I would use the original, slow cure, JB...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,847
Posted By JWL
Re: Baby Ruth abd the big engine.

That just ain;t going to happen. Even the smallest stock 265 Chevy heads flow over 170 CFM @ 28 inches. A fully modified Flathead can sometimes make 150 CFM @ 28. Often the Flatheads are in water to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By JWL
Re: Valve seats. How to remove?

Yes, a quick weld on the seat about as fast as possible. Ring will simply fall out. One word of caution---I once knew a guy to whom I explained my technique. Only too late he realized his block did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By JWL
Re: Lifter & Spring Questions

For what is worth I have seen many of the larger top face lifters used with straight stem valves without any problem. Probably floating the valves would reveal a difference but, then, floating the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,189
Posted By JWL
Re: Batter Tender

I have gone through several brands of "Tenders" as I have at least 10 pieces of equipment and automotive applications that require "Tending". I agree the use of a Battery Tender will greatly extend...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,345
Posted By JWL
Re: My "new" 260 inch Merc is a BEAST!

I got that "old feeling" of the first ride with a new engine as I was reading your account of that experience. I even took some of my competition engines for a short street run because I needed it.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,996
Posted By JWL
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

The only "crocs" around here stay pretty close to water. The final, at track, "tuning" of a competition engine amounts to very minor adjustments made to coordinate with current atmospheric...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,993
Posted By JWL
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

My Daddy was in the Army Air Force when I was born in 1942. By the time I was old enough to learn about WWII it was difficult to get much out of Dad in answer to any questions me or my brother would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,996
Posted By JWL
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Actually an EMC engine could be a VERY good racing engine. To discount the dyno developed engine flies in the face of ALL known engine shops from Nascar to Sprints, to Drags, to boats to planes....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,996
Posted By JWL
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

There has never been a gas burning Flathead which could make within 100 horsepower of 328 on my dyno. It is fair to say there can be significant differences from one dyno number to another and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By JWL
Re: Flathead domed pistons and 21A rods

Adding compression has nothing to do with exposing the weakness of the 21A connecting rod. The 21A rod will fail at high RPM, on the exhaust stroke, at the pin end, just below the pin bushing. New...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By JWL
Re: backire through carburator on 1946 8 cylinder

Check the distributor cap for crossfire trails/ cracks. If nothing, change the Pertonics system. And, yes, the PValve can easily become damaged from intake backfiring.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
Posted By JWL
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

In my experiences I have found most sleeves are not perfectly round(if you measure carefully) and therefore some averaging will be needed to arrive at your desired fit diameter. I always shoot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba Heads 7RT or EAB

Yes, there will be a noticeable power, efficiency, and drivability improvement if you make the proposed head swap. If you read my book you will see the actual numerical differences which I do not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By JWL
Re: EAB flathead, noise pushing it under load

Most likely it is spark knock. The huge chambers in our Flathead engines tend to "squeak" rather than ping or rattle. The possible causes can be several including, but not limited to, carbon...
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