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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 38 ford alternator

Have you had the alternator tested for correct output? Reason I ask is because a bad diode can cause a distinct whine in an alternator but also reduces the output. A shorted stator winding can do the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Carbon on plugs and piston tops

I believe Ronnie was likening the carbon buildup on a flathead piston and its attendant heat rejection qualities to the more recent application of modern coatings on pistons of later model engines.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,585
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Skip's rebuilt coils

Just last week measured one of Skip's recent coils we installed on a '47 belonging to a friend. 1.2 ohms on my Fluke brand meter.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Delco distributor on my flathead now

After closer examination, the reluctor and pickup coil closely resemble Chrysler.

More good conversion work by Charlie!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Delco distributor on my flathead now

Is that a Ford mag pickup? What module are you using? Looks good!


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,651
Posted By cadillac512
Re: NGK Plugs

Me too. B6L in an 8BA style Merc slightly "warmed up". Plugs look just right. Milled 8CM iron heads.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,166
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Question on cam gear marks

If I subtract your lowest spring height of 1.854" from an in-spec height of 2.130" I get .276" difference, and that's shorter. Is the spring coil binding when the valve is fully open? If so, it'll...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 983
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Crank pulley bolt...Lost again!!

I don't think the distance from front of hub to end of crank is a problem as long as it's sitting properly on the machined register of the pulley and crank.

Your washer is THICK, right? Like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,166
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Russ, the lash isn't great but it isn't the cause of the running problem. It may be a bit noisy on a few valves,but just a bit...can't make it run badly.
As for the spring heights,well, they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,166
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Russ, one way to be sure the cam timing is correct: With the head off,when any piston is at tdc on the overlap stroke (exhaust valve closing while intake is opening) both valves for that cyl. should...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 37 ford starter

Take 'em off. Be careful to hold the ends of the starter together when installing it. A bit of tape can help hold things together.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

This is why we do stuff ourselves...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 0BA distributor overhaul

While honing an oilite bushing might contaminate it with grit, reaming with a sharp reamer then brushing clean should do a fine job.

I also think burnishing is overkill in this application.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 803
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Remote oil filter

russcc;
Here's a base that accepts a normal 3/4-16 threaded full flow filter like a PH8A or FL1A. Lots of options for others will show up when you look at this one.
I'm assuming you don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Help with an 8BA head.

...and send that one to me! :D:D


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 803
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Remote oil filter

Agreed. If the intended use is oil filtration for a flathead,a 3/4-16 (if you want full flow) base is common and inexpensive...lots available online.
If bypass (original type) flow is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 803
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Remote oil filter

Yes,you are. I'm not sure why three different mounting sized filters were referenced in the first post.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 803
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Remote oil filter

The shorter version of a Fram PH8A is PH43. By the way, a B50 Baldwin is a bypass type filter (and uses a different thread size) and a Fram PH8A is a full flow type. Be careful not to substitute the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,825
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Found On Road Dead

GB, those high resistance carbon core wires may have been what caused the spark to jump through that rotor. Path of least resistance and all you know...


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1950 Ford car slip yoke exposure

Yes, a bit short. Doesn't mean it won't work...may wear the bushing in the tail housing sooner than it should and you'll notice a vibration when that happens. If you're not putting a lot of miles on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1950 Ford car slip yoke exposure

Generally a good practice is to push the yoke into the trans until it bottoms,then pull back out 3/4"-1" with suspension at ride height. 3/4" has worked well for me.
Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,029
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Do you think a sleeve will fix this?

Mart, when we sleeve a block that has a broken-out piece that goes to water (like when an errant rod gets loose) or has cracks like you see there, we use this:
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By cadillac512
Re: New Master cylinder weeping in back around piston

It quit weeping and now you are! LOL. Natural perversity of mechanical things. :mad:


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By cadillac512
Re: No Oil Pressure in 8BA

You can pull the pump by dropping the pan. Could have a sludge blocked screen or possibly not turning due to a problem with the drive gears you mentioned,but worth dropping the pan first.
No way...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By cadillac512
Re: New Master cylinder weeping in back around piston

Yeah, it's not going to stop leaking on its own. That's a shame...shouldn't be this way. I suppose I'd pull the master back off to do the work if possible,but if you can swap seal cup/piston in place...
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