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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: the build

Didn’t the 53 Mercs have EAB heads from the factory,,,,,can’t remember ?
It should make a great running engine .

And like Tubman said,,,,the factory Mercury intake is hard to beat .
It has 4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: flathead refresh

Wait a minute !

How do you know it needs a rebore ?

Reread post #10,,,,,,,there are a lot of “Ifs “,,,,,in every line there .
And besides,,,,,a little smoke is not necessarily a worn out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Wiring my new alternator

One wire alternator,,,,,should just use one wire .
It should ground by being mounted to the engine ?

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Condenser

Hey Denny,,,,,what is the rating on your new condensers ?
You might have it posted somewhere ,,,,I might have missed it .
Either way,,,,they are a work of art,,,I love mine !

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Flathead Oil Pan

I’m the same way,,,,,,I take pics with my phone,,,,transfer to my iPad.
Then try to post here and it’s a catastrophe,,,LoL.

I know you guys don’t like the Hamb,,,,,but it is simple as can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Starting an engine after almost 40 years

That was cool,,,,,it sounded better than some new rebuilds I have seen .
Lol.
It amazed me,,,,you got it timed and running in no time,,,,,some people here can’t get a new rebuild to even fire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,822
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Tom Trautwein

Glad this worked out okay,,,,,sometimes,,,,all you have is your reputation and good name .
Sounds like the guy was a stand up guy after all,,,,,just like some had said ,,,,a good name goes a long...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: 59ab compression numbers

Denny,
That is great to hear,,,,,it makes sense too .
No wonder the new condensers are crap,,,,,,,no permanent connection to the lead .
I was wondering how a new condenser could fail in just a few...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: 8BA crank in 59AB?

I was thinking there was a slight difference in the rear main bearing ?
I think it is a different part #,,,,,the rear bearing ?
I could be wrong.

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: intake valve seals??

Are those honest numbers,,,,?
This engine will be a real dog with compression like that .
I would seriously consider a rebuild,,,,,,at least clean,,,ring,,,,and valve job .
29 psi is non existent...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: 59ab compression numbers

Those plugs look pretty good to me,,,,,,reasonably clean ,,,I think .
Even though the compression is not all it should be,,,,I don’t think the rings are an issue,,,,or the guides.
No oil on them at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Timing an 8ba

Tubman is pretty sharp on this stuff,,,,,,he usually knows .

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: 49 - 53 bellhousing???? ID help please

I think I gave 150-200 for mine .
Probably overpaid,,,,but I wanted it.

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Clutch install

Good pic there Bobc,
There is a great deal of difference in the flywheels.
I think you have the answer there .

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Clutch install

Check that flywheel,,,,,I can’t imagine it contacting the block after being installed and tightened.
That is a great concern .
Since it is a resurfaced piece it should go back like it was .
I am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Oil pickup screen bail wire

Lol,,,,,,sure Denny,,,,you know I’m in no hurry .
Just still in the recovery stage,,,,LoL .
I was hoping that of all the cracked and unusable blocks out there,,,,there must have been some wires ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Oil pickup screen bail wire

Hi guys ,
I am in need of just the bail wire for a 49 Mercury oil screen .
The pickup is fine,,,,,the screen is fine .
The only problem is the bail wire is broken in two,,,,two pieces .
I hate to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: fuel

Now I guess I am wrong,,,,,,but if he pours gas down the carb,,,,,,and it runs until that is used up,,,,,,then how could the choke possibly be the issue ?
I’m not good on these carbs,,,,,,but the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2021, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: 36 frame from a 60 motor

Good pics,,,,,,,makes sense ,,,,,,,that is a lot easier .

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Speaking of Lincoln flatheads.......

Man,,,,,,that engine is beautiful,,,,,like a work of art !

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 03:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Fram oil supply line suggestions

Reminds me of Waylon,,,,,,,Wrong,,,,wronggg !
LoL

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Whats up with this bearing?

Looks like the bearing is delaminates from the base material .
You see some bearings have slight chunks come off sometime like this .
You might consider swapping in some new ones .
As long as the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: NOS heads

Yes,,,,,I would love to see how the chamber side looks on these heads .

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,792
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Chevy to Flathead distributor

I might be wrong ,,,,but what I think Ron was saying ,,,,,,,was,,,,,the rings would last 20000 more miles from the egge pistons ?
I think he was talking about the ring package,,,,,being a more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Leak in Vintage wire wheel

On some new wheels I saw many years ago,,,,,it had a bead of silicone that was about 2 inches wide,,,,,and maybe a 1/4 inch thick around the middle .
I assumed that was the new procedure,,,,,,I...
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