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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,366
Posted By JWL
Re: Big Boys Heads

The Grancor are the better design for flow/power.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By JWL
Re: AFR tuning

Idle AFR richer than Stoic are normal especially with a performance camshaft. There is a wide range of AF ratios which seem to run ok in the Flathead engine. Getting to the theoretically perfect 14.7...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,715
Posted By JWL
Re: Another Huge Loss to me

My sincere condolences extended to you. I have knowledge of some of your feelings as my Momma and Daddy are both gone now. Many memories are all we have but they are wonderful.
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By JWL
Re: 1936 oil weight suggestions

It depends. If the engine is new, 10-30 is appropriate. If well used 20-50 would be a good choice. It is a good practice to change regularly at about 1000 miles.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By JWL
Re: Piston to Head Clearance Input

If you read my book you will find the Navarro-H&H clearances in your post are typical of the problems I pointed out. There is no easy path to perfection. However, that does not mean your engine will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By JWL
Re: Radiator Syphon

Ted hit the most obvious problem--if the coolant cannot pass through the cores with adequate flow rates the top tank will fill and actually become slightly pressurized and coolant will be expelled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By JWL
Re: Ad Scams

I understand. The scammers have a VERY anxious audience in our old car field and, they know it. We can spend years looking for a specific original part and we become extremely excited to find it....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By JWL
Re: For US '40 Coupe Folks....Some Serious "Shooby-Dooby Shu Bop"

Some very heavy duty anti-sway bars. Cool depiction.


Thanks,
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By JWL
Re: Resurfacing lifters

Yes, I have refaced several hundred lifters. However, I would prefer that other sources be explored first. If none are readily available I will do them for you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,557
Posted By JWL
Re: Wildfire evacuation

Thanks for that info.


JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,557
Posted By JWL
Re: Wildfire evacuation

Sent email to friend in Eugene, OR but got no response? I hope all is well there but I do not have good intelligence on the fire zones. Is anyone close to Eugene and know the status there?

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,117
Posted By JWL
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

The head should be completely relaxed when being leveled/positioned on the milling machine. If the head is warped excessively it should be straightened or completely machined at the gasket face and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By JWL
Re: OHV conversion

There is some stuff I never heard of. I took Ol Ron there on a Bonneville trip but the museum was closed that day. Sure would have enjoyed a closer look. Glad for the link, though. Thanks,
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By JWL
Re: U joint disassembly

These can be very difficult to disassemble. But, I do not see any reason to take it apart for lubing. Just pack it with grease and force the goo into the internals with your hands.


The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By JWL
Re: EAB Heads & their Piston Reliefs - Is this right?

If I understand your dimensions it is perfectly normal after truing a head to have the center domes larger. This is because the heads "warp" with the center lower than the ends when viewed with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By JWL
Re: A couple of 59a Engine Queries rebuild.

I do not recall seeing a 59A with freeze plugs. If I ever found one I would use a sealant when installing them.


There is minimal side thrust on the pump pushrod and .020 clearance is not a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By JWL
Re: Another "greatest generation" passes

I just feel that we as a nation, and even the world, were very lucky to have people who did not rant and rave and protest and loot because they were called on to do a job. Most were not sophisticated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By JWL
Re: French Flathead with C4

As I recall, the French oil pan is similar to the 59A. So, is your inquiry associated to the torque converter bolts? I made a removable window in the bottom of a stock 59A pan for access to the C4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By JWL
Re: 93 octane fuel

The question, as asked, cannot be answered. Please define what "chugg" means? Running octane much higher than the requirements of the engine can cause some performance issues but I would not refer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By JWL
Re: Shop ruined my '48 radiator tanks

My story is similar and I feel your pain. I took a beautiful radiator with perfect top tank to the "recommended" local shop. The requested work was to remove the top tank and install a brass brace...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By JWL
Re: Engine Shop Expectations (Flathead 8ba)

I do not see any way to do a bore/hone without pistons in hand?? Also, who is going to supply the valves for the valve job? Who is going to check the rods for alignment? How will the pins get fitted?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By JWL
Re: Steel head gaskets

If everything is clean and FLAT it does not matter whether you use a sealant or what type sealant. I have used aluminum paint, copper coat, and nothing without problems when iron heads are installed....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By JWL
Re: Busy Monday

I could not do that many in a WEEK.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By JWL
Re: Took the 39 to the drag strip

I think Jack's E.T. is about right. I ran our tow car with a 286 engine a few times back in the early 1960's. It is a 1946 Merc 4 door with many spare parts and tools for the Dragster on board. My...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By JWL
Re: Fitting an Offy 4 barrel manifold on a 59L

Jack, I do not believe he has 8BA block?? I think it is 59A block so pushrod should work ok.
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