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Old 01-16-2016, 01:23 PM   #121
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Make sure you don't get any Ford engine green paint on the white asbestos filler on the head gasket, or you will lose points in judging!
Good point maybe I could use fine line tape.
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Old 01-28-2016, 02:04 PM   #122
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Did a little work on the engine. To cold and wet to paint it, so I worked on clutch. Drilled the chev flywheel for a Mustang pressure plate. Using a 9" clutch plate that fits the 39 Ford transmission. Made bushing for the end of the crank so I could use the ford A Pilot bearing. Reworked the chev V8 starter to fit the Ford block with the chev flywheel.

Firing order for those that were wondering. hits on 1 then 3 skip hits on 2 skip skip hits on 4

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Old 01-29-2016, 03:48 PM   #123
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Did a little work on the engine. To cold and wet to paint it, so I worked on clutch. Drilled the chev flywheel for a Mustang pressure plate. Using a 9" clutch plate that fits the 39 Ford transmission. Made bushing for the end of the crank so I could use the ford A Pilot bearing. Reworked the chev V8 starter to fit the Ford block with the chev flywheel.

Firing order for those that were wondering. hits on 1 then 3 skip hits on 2 skip skip hits on 4
Hey George,
Awesome , thanks for update . Well, firing order IS close to fords banger, eh !
Who needs a 'stinken auto supplier' store, when you are around !
Geeze, I hope that you have this ALL documented ...in case something has to be 'ordered' by next guy with this
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:04 PM   #124
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We are getting there.
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:39 PM   #125
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We are getting there.
Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing ! How close to firing off ?
Will you have it on a stand for first test firing or in vehicle ?
Boy, did I ever learn the value of not putting my new B in the car for first start up. Have done it both ways, but getting to where it isn't as easy to remove it as it used to be
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:11 PM   #126
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I'm going to put it in the hill climb car. I need to make sure every thing fits right. Then after it is runs some, will take it out and finish the hill climb car. Will be starting it before to long. Still have some things to take care of. Seems like the list of things to do gets bigger.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:09 AM   #127
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Update on engine. Been working on the hill climb car (or should I say truck) with some friends.
Tried to get oil pressure on the engine. Pump did not want to work on the out side of engine. So reworked the camshaft and put a drive gear in the center from a Model A cam. Now we can use a oil pump drive from the A engine with the oil pump on the inside. Now we can move on to the next challenge.
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:49 PM   #128
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update.
Had the engine running for a short time. Did not run well, so set it a side and put the other engine that I have in my hill climb car. We are running out of time to get the car done. I think the problem is the cam shaft timing. It will have to wait until next winter.
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:19 PM   #129
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Sorry to hear it did not run well. One thing I have been pondering; is this the same crank that Tod has in mind for his 5 bearing block? Probably should as in Tods block thread, but was wondering exactly what to do for a crank when I can afford a block in a few years. Might be time to find a couple of cheap cranks to offset the cost of such a build. Rod
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:34 PM   #130
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No this is a chev V8 crank. It is a 90 degree crank. I'm sure Tods will be 180 degree. With a 180 you can use the Model A cam. I think you would have to get a crank from Scat or one of the others that make special cranks. Maybe Tod will give us the answer.
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:54 PM   #131
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George, any news on this engine? I was sorry to read the initial start up did not go well. Hoping to see a video soon of that bad boy runnin!
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George, any news on this engine? I was sorry to read the initial start up did not go well. Hoping to see a video soon of that bad boy runnin!
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It will be awhile before I can get back working on it. hill climb next week. Then get caught up on other jobs that got behind on.
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:56 PM   #133
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Get er done!!!!!
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:19 PM   #134
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Get er done!!!!!
Here is where we are. It will be 3 weeks before I can try to start her.
Will post at that time how it worked out.
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:29 PM   #135
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George.....out of curiosity did you happen to look at a mecruiser 470 crank to see if it was possible to fit into an A block or know anyone that has?
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:27 PM   #136
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George.....out of curiosity did you happen to look at a mecruiser 470 crank to see if it was possible to fit into an A block or know anyone that has?
If it is a GM 151 engine yes I did. It will not fit. In fact I have one.
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no totally different beast....much bigger!!
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:40 PM   #138
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Then no I have not tried that one.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:27 PM   #139
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Well we got it running tonight. It sounds good, but have some little things to take care of.
The guys took a video of it running and are going to put it on the Ford Barn.
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YaY we need a link to the video.....!!!!!
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