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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,465
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: 52 Speaker

Ralph
I have replaced several 6x9 speakers with the following method:

- Trace the outsde outline on a piece of 1/4 inch plywood and cut it out marking and drilling the mounting holes. You now...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,043
Posted By JAKEFORD
Balancing a Flathead

Can anyone explain what is involved in balancing the flathead V8.

Is there any techniques that could be applied if assembling an engine at home or is specialized equipment involved.

Also if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,658
Posted By JAKEFORD
Lincoln 385 Flathead V8

Does anyone have any information on a 1932 Lincoln 385 V8. I believe it was a 60 degree design.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By JAKEFORD
V8 Total Engine Production

Does anyone have any idea on how many V8 engines were produced from 1932 to 1953? This would include engines for the military also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: Valve Job

Just looking for a simple recommendation for a valve reseater. The type that has a guide with either a cutter or a grinder wheel. That's all!

Don't worry about carbon or global warming.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By JAKEFORD
Valve Job

I am doing a valve job and I need a tool to clean up the valve seats. I used to have a reseat tool many years ago but it has since disappeared and so I would like to buy a new set.

Can anyone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,413
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: Ford Dynamometer

If those results for the 39 engine are from the curves on the VanPelt site, I notice that the advertised HP and Torque values are below the curve showing that FORD took the conservative approach in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,413
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: Ford Dynamometer

I understand there are 2 popular SAE Dynamometer standards for correction factors - one is J607 which is the older and one is J1349, the newer. The J1349 assumes a mechanical efficiency of 85% while...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,413
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: Ford Dynamometer

Wished I could Bro but just type in the 1949 ford dynamometer building and it will come up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,413
Posted By JAKEFORD
Ford Dynamometer

In 1949, according to LIFE magazine, FORD built a brand new Dynamometer building housing 14 "State of the Art" Dynometers.

They tested the Flathead 8ba engines sometimes for 90,000 mile endurance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,213
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: Ford Mercury Truck Engine

I saw the results in JWL's book and was confused. All the official Ford curves show substantially more torque and HP for a stock engine. The ones I looked at were from the FORD engineering dept, not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,681
Posted By JAKEFORD
Flathead V8 REDLINE RPM

With all the experts on board I have a question regarding the speed limit for the Ford Flathead V8.

In the old days we revved these engines beyond belief. They actually screamed, especially in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,113
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: Water Injection

That picture of the Air Canada Viscount brought back some memories. My first ever airplane flight was on a Vickers Viscount. Was going on a job interview. The sound of the engines made for some nice...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: Maximum Cylinder Pressure

Answered my own question per attached diagram.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By JAKEFORD
Maximum Cylinder Pressure

We do a compression test and measure maybe 110 psi at cranking speed.

What do you think the cylinder pressure would be when we run the engine?

Will it be higher under load at WOT and lower at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,864
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: Setting Piston Rings in Cylinders

Has anyone had any experience with the Gapless ring?

It overlaps at the former gap and is said to improve HP, reduce blow-by and keep alcohol out of the crankcase in race engines.

Rotation is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,864
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: Setting Piston Rings in Cylinders

There seems to be convincing arguments as to piston ring rotation. A few questions may be in order: (Assuming a cylinder bore that is in tolerance and not worn to excess)

What effect does the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: 1947 Ford Sedan

You are both right!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,864
Posted By JAKEFORD
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,864
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: Setting Piston Rings in Cylinders

It bother me why I can't find my diagram. Never re-organize your shop. Leave it alone. It may seem messy but at least you can find things.

But I am going to make the supreme effort and find it and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: 1947 Ford Sedan

The car that I am looking at is an original car with about 11,000 miles. It looks pristine including the interior. Also has all original documentation. It is not advertised and belongs to a friend of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,864
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: Setting Piston Rings in Cylinders

I have taken a few engines apart that I rebuilt. This was after several thousands of miles and when I checked the gap positions they were spot on to their original settings. Maybe rotation is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,864
Posted By JAKEFORD
Setting Piston Rings in Cylinders

When I was very active in rebuilding engines I always set the rings in the bores according to a diagram in the old "Honest Charlie" Catalog from the early 60's.

This method placed the gap on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By JAKEFORD
Re: 1947 Ford Sedan

You're right. It was 1964 and the car was pristine. People than didn't drive very much! 22,000 miles and still smelled brand new.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By JAKEFORD
1947 Ford Sedan

The last 1947 Ford I had cost me $150 and was a great car. I had a lot of fun and put on a lot of miles.

Now nostalgia has got the better of me. I found one for sale but the price is $15,000. I am...
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