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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,812
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

For a street driven engine, torque is king.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

A 40 Merc driveshaft measures about 73 5/8" from the end of the shaft to the face of the flange on the dif housing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

Hopefully I can check it tomorrow. There is no torque tube.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

I do have a 40 Merc rear end.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,781
Posted By flatjack9
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

I'm curious as to why you went with this guy when you were warned about him in one of those posts that Black Fifty highlighted?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 1934 Ford timing

The distributor rotates counterclock wise. Moving the adjuster in the opposite direction will advance the timing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,781
Posted By flatjack9
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

There is a small drain hole in the water pump that must be clogged. Maybe poke in there to see if you can't open it up. Shouldn't be clogged in a new build. Very suspicious.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,781
Posted By flatjack9
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

For 9K if someone didn't pressure test the block, I would be very upset.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,781
Posted By flatjack9
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

Short drives can lead to moisture buildup. Drive it long enough to heat things up to evaporate any moisture. It doesn't sound like you really have a problem. You've read too many tales of woe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Removing Engine from '40 Ford Question

I removed the engine from my 39 DeLuxe like Mart did.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Thermostats?

Fake news.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Checking an Ignition Ballast Resistor

You need to check the primary resistance of the coil to know whether you need a resistor or not. You want a total of 1.5 ohms.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,588
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Question: 1940 Ford Radiators.

See post 37. I've never seen that setup
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,588
Posted By flatjack9
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Crab distributor initial setup

Yes you loosen the 3 bolts to adjust timing, but without a pointer you are SOL.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Block Pressure Test

I fill my blocks with water and then put 60 psi air pressure in. When there is a leak it can often be in the exhaust crossover. Kind of hard to see any bubbles in there or deep in an exhaust port.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By flatjack9
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Engine Rattle

Most of these aftermarket distributors do no have a flathead favorable advance curve. They all usually have more advance than is needed. Have you checked the advance curve?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By flatjack9
Re: What are the symptoms of a bad power valve in a 94 model carburetor?

I would think so. Then you have to be concerned about the total advance. I install a timing pointer on all the engines I build.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By flatjack9
Re: What are the symptoms of a bad power valve in a 94 model carburetor?

If you are running a big cam, it is important to have more advance at the lower engine rpm. The cam will tend to dilute the intake charge at lower revs and it will burn slower, so you need more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Flathead running cold

I would absolutely run 180* stats. That's what I've been running in my engine for 25 years and with a stock radiator.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,504
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 59a with Scat Set Up Your thoughts please.

Charlie NY can tune that carb to perfection. I am not a fan of the Melling M-15 oil pump. The 5-T cam is a stock 59AB cam unless it has been reground. Also I the manifold is a dual plane which is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Jet Sizes( stock 59 A-B, single carb)

51 main jets and they do not affect idle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,067
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Flathead doesn’t idle right

Does your distributor have a vacuum advance cam? An engine with a more aggressive cam generally needs more initial advance. I would say in the 6 - 8 degree range. But this may give you more advance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By flatjack9
Re: oil leak

How about from the oil pressure sender? The vent is on the passenger side.
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