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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-12-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 351W side valve

The block was untoched apart from 8 sleeves, the side valve decks compleat with ports bolded on with counter sunk bolts and then the blocknwas sleved, custom made extra long rods had to be made, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Rudolph
Re: remember when

I have found it’s not even worth buying Chinese tools, or even anything made within the last 60 years
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-15-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By Rudolph
351W side valve

A wile ago I found an article on a guy who had converted a 351 Windsor to a flathead with all custom made parts, it had bolt on decks and then the whole lot was sleeved and it had custom made heads...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 81A Big A Heads

What’s the difference between A and T embossed heads?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Rudolph
Re: Phase II of LEDís done

I have 6 of thees down the walls and some explosion prof fittings on the ceiling all from the 50s
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Rudolph
Re: Phase II of LEDís done

LEDs are horrible, I tracked down nice vintage fluorescent fittings for my shop,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By Rudolph
Re: How can I tell an early Merc v8 from Ford

Why are some of the early Mercury engines sleeved down to 3 1/16” and have the smaller dia crank and rods?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Rudolph
Re: blackish engine oil

It will still be doing it’s job fine, clean oil with high miles with worn out activities is the one to look out for, I made that mistake when I was younger and thought younonly changed it when it got...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 59AB Thermostat clocking

I cut the jiggle valves off,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,558
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 1942 Mercury rebuild vlog

Went for a good drive a week ago and itís going really well, I got Lucas 15w40 oil witch it seems to like, car passed itís 6 month road worry test, I donít get out of the car stinking like fumes like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,059
Posted By Rudolph
Re: Flathead Machine shop in Kansas City area?

Someone I know sent his block to a shop and the guy didn’t know what he was doing and messed it up, took too much of the deck and put a big chomp in one of the bores
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 1936 flathead operating temp

I have Toyota Starlet thermostats in my motor and I reckon it actually made it run cooler
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 1939 Ford exhaust options

Stock exhaust manifolds are horrible things, I made 3 into 1 extractors and it was like I had been driving around with the hand brake on a couple clicks and there is no longer a hot bit of cast iron...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 99-T Sleeved Engine

Some kind of truck engine
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 99-T Sleeved Engine

I have one of thees engines in the shed, it’s sleeved down to 3 1/6” would that mean it has the smaller diameter big ends?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 03:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 1950 8ba recommended oil

You would have a hard time finding non detergent oil now days
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,558
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 1942 Mercury rebuild vlog

It was still worth it to pull it out and inspect it, makes me feel heaps better
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,558
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 1942 Mercury rebuild vlog

It’s all ok, engine has had all the caps off and bearings out and he sed it’s good and nothing is wrong, no particals in the sump to, nothing to worry about, we are both glad we pulled it apart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Rudolph
Re: Fat bloke rides a bike! Something different from Mart's Garage. 2021 ep26 pt1.

I will watch that tonight, I have a Bantam I got when I was 12 and I still have it , after high school I got a 1949 BSA B31 witch I also still have
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,558
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 1942 Mercury rebuild vlog

Engine is out and in it’s cradle in the boot of my car, I will make the 2 hour drive to the shop tomorrow morning
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Rudolph
Re: dennis carpenter water pumps

Yes I understand about the oil hole, my pumps have oil coming out of the slit behind the pulleys, the modern sealed bearing pumps donít have an oil hole at all
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,558
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 1942 Mercury rebuild vlog

It didnít do anything, it runs well, it just got lots of bearing in the oil, guy rang me and sed he wants to take a look inside.

I am glad you got a good outcome,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,558
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 1942 Mercury rebuild vlog

Lots of this in the oil filter
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,558
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 1942 Mercury rebuild vlog

I used a pressure primer to prime the oiling system, the oil filter fittings and line is 3/8”

It’s got copper lead big end bearings witch is what is showing up in the oil
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,558
Posted By Rudolph
Re: 1942 Mercury rebuild vlog

Installed the engine and ran it for an hour and it has crapped out, oil filter if full of big end metal, I am really disappointed
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