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Old 12-09-2015, 03:03 PM   #101
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Are these oil lines steel or copper? And, can you show more of how those lines connect (solder/braze) and where routed
Here you go. the two main webs that were added, the lines hook to the bottom. I put fittings in there before they were installed. The other three go through a hole in the web, the inserts will go over top of them.
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:21 PM   #102
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Here you go. the two main webs that were added, the lines hook to the bottom. I put fittings in there before they were installed. The other three go through a hole in the web, the inserts will go over top of them.
Thanks George !
What type distributor will you run/use ?
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:30 PM   #103
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Thanks George !
What type distributor will you run/use ?
Will be using a V8 running it off the end of the cam, on the timing gear cover.
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Old 12-13-2015, 01:24 AM   #104
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Will be using a V8 running it off the end of the cam, on the timing gear cover.
Hm, you lost me now,eh !
Can you picture that or explain how that drive happens ? Mabe use V8 Cap using only four contacts ??
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Old 12-13-2015, 09:07 AM   #105
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Hm, you lost me now,eh !
Can you picture that or explain how that drive happens ? Mabe use V8 Cap using only four contacts ??
On the front end of the cam shaft. Have a machined pice that bolts to the cam gear. Then there is a hole through the timing cover in line with the adapter that drives the dist. Then I use a V8 dist because of the uneven firing order. I will modify the the dist to firer the right cylinders at the right time.

I will post a picture when it is installed.
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:45 PM   #106
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Up date the pistons and cam are in.
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:43 AM   #107
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Wow. Please post a video when it runs. I would really like to hear it. Any more thoughts
on the balancing?
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:18 AM   #108
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Wow. Please post a video when it runs. I would really like to hear it. Any more thoughts
on the balancing?
I do not have a way to do that. But my Son said he will come and make a video if and when the engine is ready. At this point I think it will run, how good we will see.

My plan is to take it to the hill climb in May. But I have a good hot engine waiting just in case this one does not do well.
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George, is this going in the red one or the blue roadster? Been following this and would sure like to see a video also when completed. Amazing work and detail. Good luck with it and Happy New Year.
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Maybe I'm jus a goober,..but this is just amazing to me!! The ingenuity, machining, and overall imagination,....just amazing!! Fantastic Mr Miller, you have my utmost respect!! I too can't wait to see/hear it run!!
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George, is this going in the red one or the blue roadster? Been following this and would sure like to see a video also when completed. Amazing work and detail. Good luck with it and Happy New Year.
I though I was done with hill climbs, so I sold the red one with a 4 port flat head in it. The blue one has a 51 Ford flat head now. It runs so nice do not want to mess with it.

So making a new one out of parts that are laying around. Here is a picture of the new one and a picture of the red one with the 4 port engine.
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Maybe I'm jus a goober,..but this is just amazing to me!! The ingenuity, machining, and overall imagination,....just amazing!! Fantastic Mr Miller, you have my utmost respect!! I too can't wait to see/hear it run!!
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I though I was done with hill climbs, so I sold the red one with a 4 port flat head in it. The blue one has a 51 Ford flat head now. It runs so nice do not want to mess with it.

So making a new one out of parts that are laying around. Here is a picture of the new one and a picture of the read one with the 4 port engine.
I remember at one time you posted a picture of the blue one. Got a 46 flathead in my 27 roadster and they just seem to get along nicely. Looking forward to your new project. That machine work is first class.
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Up date.
Back working on my engine. pistons are in, oil pump ready to go, cam timing done, dist just about ready, working on front damper for crankshaft.

The little things take a long time to do on some thing like this. No pictures because you can not see what was done. The oil pan and head will be soon.
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Up date.
Back working on my engine. pistons are in, oil pump ready to go, cam timing done, dist just about ready, working on front damper for crankshaft.

The little things take a long time to do on some thing like this. No pictures because you can not see what was done. The oil pan and head will be soon.
Thanks George for the update and details ! Getting antsy to hear that and how it performs. To guys without more than meager basic engine tech/knowledge (me ) ..this is darn near exciting as when starting my own newly made common B/A !

Since your crank is sbc (?) , would not a balancer common to that crank/engine work ? If not, could you explain details of why and what has to be changed/why ?
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Should be more pictures today. Hard times I end up using a balancer from a 4 cylinder 151 chev. Mostly because I had one.
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All this makes the phrase that comes to mind: "Ford Tough - with Chevy Stuff"
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Old 01-15-2016, 04:10 PM   #118
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Here are some pictures of trial fit of head. Every thing looks ok except will need a little longer push rods. Lets paint it.
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Here are some pictures of trial fit of head. Every thing looks ok except will need a little longer push rods. Lets paint it.
Ah, great timing George...pushrods that is. And, great pics of head fitting..
Regarding making new pushrods, what materials....and HOW do you get proper LENGTH .... And, how critical and close is proper length...for mechanical and hydraulic lifters..is thinking different on each kind ?
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Ah, great timing George...pushrods that is. And, great pics of head fitting..
Regarding making new pushrods, what materials....and HOW do you get proper LENGTH .... And, how critical and close is proper length...for mechanical and hydraulic lifters..is thinking different on each kind ?
I'm going to buy mine from CV products. I think they use 4130. They sell parts for race cars.

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If you get them from them they will tell you how to measure. It was something like 140 from the end of the push rod.
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