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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 10:48 AM
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Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

As to the thinking that the cam gear could be on backwards.
The gear has a counter-bore on the back side that fits the dia of the cam flange to center it.
The counter-bore is also smaller than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,707
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Normal engine level is appox. 4 degrees. With the same angle built into most intakes to bring the carb.to level.
With the exit point at the fuel tank so far below the entry point at the carb. it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,707
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

No, the stock distributor requires ported carb. vacuum to operate correctly, not manifold vacuum.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,707
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Just a suggestion, before I did anything else, I would remove the phony dual intake (as previously suggested).
Mount a single carb and try it that way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,707
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

[QUOTE=Bustingear;1988870]Just took another shot at it.
1. Inspected distributor and it is the one with the extend portion after the gear and looked down in the timing housing and it has the proper...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,707
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Adjustable lifters are not stock but are used when rebuilding to eliminate the

need to grind valve ends to achieve clearance as the factory did.


Distributor at TDC with rotor #1...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,707
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Have to agree with this.
It doesn't make any more sense than this 4 carb set up.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4796&pictureid=41111
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,707
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

With the tooth alignment dot facing out the bolt hole pattern only allows it to go on one way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,707
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Perhaps to help clarify timing cover compatibility with distributor type.

Distributor type A is generally meant to fit cover type A....
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