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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,247
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Spark plug shims

Wrong plugs, no matter what Edelbrock "recommends"??

(Add) Just realized the date of this thread, missed that. Also, today there always seems to be plug length issues, more than normal for these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: late valves in 59a correct clearance

Hi Ron, the cam grinder normally sets the lash program up for their grinds?

Having said that I would set them at .010"/.012" intake and .012"/.014" exhaust, this should make things reasonably...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 8ba block decking

Hi Ray, sounds like they may have "over-decked" it somewhat!

You should not have to do any "extra" machine work due to milling the decks??

In any event you're going to have to start...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Hard seats on exhaust only

To change the seat angles from 45* to 30* would require "sinking" the valves a fair amount, it works much easier when you want to go from a 30* to the 45*, we've done many Pontiac's and Old's using...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 59 a Crankshaft front seal

Hi Phil, if you have the same pulley in the picture below (believe it is from a 59A?) those "spirals" should really be eliminated to use the 1-pc neoprene front seal. Have never tried to run the 1-pc...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,020
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: best way to adjust valves

Hi Glenn, it's really the easiest way for us here, but one important item must be noted, it has to be #1 in the firing position, not at the end of the exhaust stroke?

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,020
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: best way to adjust valves

We've found the best way here for us is to just following the firing order, turning the unit every 90*, we mark the pulley in 4 quadrants AFTER locating the #1 firing position!

Thanks, Gary in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Pressure test plate

If you make it thick enough it can serve as a multi-purpose tool??

We made ours to serve as a pressure-plate tester, a block-plate for finish honing the blocks, and a deck-pinning fixture to pin...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: spark plug reach

Using a new set of the Offy heads here for a measurement, the spark plug threads measure exactly .540" deep. As seen in the photos below. The .750" long plug and a .125" spacer sets the plugs at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: spark plug reach

We have custom shims to adjust the height of the plugs into the chambers?

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S, I sure hope those Navarro heads are not "new" ones, do a search up here, we checked some out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,395
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Speedway’s Valve Train Components

Hi Ron, piston/wall is extremely important both for performance and reliability, better ring sell, hence, less "blowby"!

You don't want pistons "rocking" too much, it will affect how the rings are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,395
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Speedway’s Valve Train Components

Hi Dale, not really the best example, you would have to first test a stock "cast-iron" ring build, either a stock 5/64" or in the case of the OEM Flathead a 4-ring piston with a cast 3/32" and 3/16"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: exhaust manifold bolts

We have ARP polished stainless sets, (4) 7/16-14, (8) 3/8-16. They come with a set of ARP stainless/polished washers also.

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. They're a bit on the expensive side and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Source for valve spring shims

If you end up ordering the spring shims don't waste your money ordering the "C" series (.015") you won't have much use for them!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. A single "C" shim (.015") will change...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: oil pan modification

Here's a couple ideas, ones we've done most recently on a number of Flathead pans. Relatively easy!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. I may have a couple bushings we fabricated here in stock still,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,277
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

Hi Ron, the problem using only OEM Merc cranks is there aren't enough "decent" ones around to meet the demand and the work (labor) to make certain a shaft is usable normally outweighs the price of an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Oil gallery plug

I would suppose that setup is a "stop" for the oil-pressure valve/spring in the valley on the early units and the "groove" allows oil to circulate between the front main and the front cam feed hole,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Rod Clearance

Hi Lawrie, I would surmise due to the difference in the beam widths on the Scat (.790") and the OEM type rods (.710") you'd have more room with the OEM's?

The Scat rods are reasonably "straight"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Rod Clearance

Assuming you have a 3.312" bore size you will be fine with .050" for a "streeter", it's all you really need!

We've sent dozens out with .050" clearance and absolutely no grinding using the 3.312"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,755
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 59a with Scat Set Up Your thoughts please.

Hi Phil, just got a PM from "Kev" in Germany, same exact Scat crank as your's and his rod brg clearance is over .003", close to .0035".

He asked me for a "fix", seems Scat is making their rod...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,005
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 1 Fly wheel 2 PP thread bad

ALL pressure plate bolts MUST have the shoulder to "center" the cover on the wheel, if not you run a very high risk of a vibration!!

The bolt shoulders MUST reach into the counterbored section of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Block Pressure Test

Hi Jack, we use anywhere from 60# to 80#, if it shows good at 60# we go to 80# just to be safe!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. All the years we've done pressure testing here on both blocks and heads...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Ford Bolts

Just a "heads-up" here, we can now offer a full set of OEM (style) head bolts for the 24 stud units.

Just put into inventory a number of sets for stock! Photo below!

Haven't established pricing...
Forum: Early V8 05-07-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By GOSFAST
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Valve Spring Shim Question

Hi Dave, if it would help with the budget I could supply the seat locators alone, but the guides need some minor machining to make it all fit!

(Ron-heads up) Posted above the valve sizes for the...
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