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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,602
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: head stud removal

Add the crayon trick noted above to welding the nut to the broken stud. When the nut and stud cools, it sucks the parafin from the crayon into the threads and helps a lot.

If you use the stud...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-27-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Rajo BB head

The intake valves have not been enlarged in this head- all B/BB/R heads used the same size intake and exhaust valves as what is shown in the pictures here. The head looks to be in great shape. . ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: O/T What material would you use for new axle shafts?

Brent- use 4140HT, not annealed. 4140HT is 28-32Rc and is easily machined at this hardness. The ductility will still be sufficient at this hardness. You could use annealed 4140 and then have it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Factory Balancing of Rotating Assembly

Nor is it required on a 4 cyl engine to use bob weights on the crankshaft when dynamically balancing it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Nylock self locking nuts on main bearing bolts?

Pretty sure that nylocks loose a lot of their locking ability at the temperature an engine runs at. There are all metal lock nuts that are rated for use at higher temperature. Split lock washers on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,356
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Banger Engine Build

Fenders? Who needs front fenders?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,931
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Timing gears use.

Straight cut cam/crank gears will remove most all of the thrust loading on the cam. There will still be some thrust due to the oil pump drive- not so much from the distributor unless you re running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,778
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: CAD Model of Model A Engine

As someone who uses SW daily- very nice job!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Main Bearing Bolts, Nuts, Washers

Also be aware that a pressure engine WILL pump oil up the bolts from the mains, so they need to be sealed where they exit the block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Is My Cam Going Flat?

Jim- I don't understand your statement about the base circle not being concentric? I would think if that's the case, the cam grinder got in a rush on his finish grind . . . . .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Talking Winfield.....

Pretty sure there was one that lived in Nevada for years that was on a running car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,747
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Flywheel Housing Alignment

Another reason you can't shim between the 4 mounting holes is that the rear cam bearing seal relies on those two surfaces being in contact. Shims on the cam side for sure would compromise that seal....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,956
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: When going for SCAT crank should you lighten flywheel? If so, how much?

Making a statement to remove x number of pounds from a flywheel can have mixed resuts, because what you should be concerned with is changing the moment of inertia of the flywheel. Taking the weight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Rear main oil seal Model B engine

Just to clarify things, my seal adapter uses a standard small block Chevrolet 2 piece seal. The installation requires some machine work- the cap needs to be modified to accept the lower adapter, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By Dan McEachern
Oversize and Undersize Aluminum Cam Gears

Hi All- if anyone needs an oversize or undersize cam gear to fit an engine with an incorrect cam to crank centerdistance, I'm in the middle of making a batch of aluminum cam gears and can cut a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Rear Main Question ??

I like the steel cap because I can tin it rather than use just anchor holes to retain the babbit. I think it makes for a better babbit job.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Riley Head water pump question

Original Riley heads located the water pump in pretty much the same location. Not too sure about the Yapp heads, but they should be the same.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,835
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Harmonic Balancer

I contacted him also and had the same question regarding the spiral on the seal surface, but I have not asked if they are available without the spiral, as I want to run a modern seal in the front and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Straight cut timing gears?? Any out there?

So it seems the secret is out, yes I do make steel straight cut timing gear sets for flatheads. I 1st made these for Jay Steele at Taylor Engine in Whittier, Ca for a reverse flow engine he was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: How was Turlock this year(2019)?

Weather was great on Saturday- clear blue sky, temp was 60-65 deg. Sunday was foggy in the morning but burned off around 9:20-10:00. Large crowds on Saturday, parking lots all full by 9:00. Sunday,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: Advise for installing camshaft timing gear

There is absolutely no reason to torque the cam nut to 100 ft-lbs or even 75 ft-lbs. Where this cam from, I have no idea, but if it is in Bratton's catalog, I wish they would fix it. The advise...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: V8-60 cam to crank center distance

Thank you very much. I knew the information was out there somewhere!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: V8-60 cam to crank center distance

Thank you for the offer but I need it pretty exact. I was hoping that someone had the info either from measuring one or had a block print with the dimension on it. I still have a little time so. ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By Dan McEachern
V8-60 cam to crank center distance

Does anyone out there know the factory camshaft to crankshaft center distance for a V8-60? Thanks all. dmcgearsatyahoodotcom Dan
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,898
Posted By Dan McEachern
Re: oil pump/dist..cam drive gear ?

The drive gear sits below the sleeved portion of the housing so it gets plenty of oil. On a B block the cam bearings are oiled from the oil galley, which in this case is under full pressure, so no...
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