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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By JWL
Re: Lathe set up help for my shop

With 5 lathes in my shop I feel less than rookie status but still learning. Mine range from 12" X 36" to 26" X 10 feet. Most of the work has required less than 12" from chuck face to tailstock. Your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By JWL
Re: Badger 8ba pistons

Back in the day, thousands of engines were built with "Badger" parts and many of their rebuilt engines and short blocks were used. Considering the general use format for the average F1 leads me to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By JWL
Re: head torque method?

Regarding a short run with a dry coolant system--some of these responses have not been stupid. However, they have lacked education. I have seen HUNDREDEDS of full power runs, with zero coolant,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By JWL
Re: Eddie Meyer Intake

V8COOP, I admire your ability to properly demonstrate-illustrate examples for educating. I have no idea where your library exists, but, it is certainly extensive. Good on you.
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By JWL
Re: head torque method?

There is absolutely nothing damaging or "wrong" about a quick, dry, (no coolant") run with ANY engine. I do not usually do it except for very high performance drag race engines which never use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By JWL
Re: Can this be welded?

I was not aware the pre-37 were aluminum. I have never tried welding such an early unit. I probably have a couple but I am not going to break one to experiment with.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By JWL
Re: Can this be welded?

I will not say it CANNOT be welded. However, the alloy type is an unknown quantity and does not respond to any of the aluminum filler wires I have tried. If a compatible filler can be found welding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By JWL
Re: Possible blown head gasket?

I thought you said the waterpumps were not running?? Remove that possible source and repeat the test.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By JWL
Re: Possible blown head gasket?

Do this----when bubbles show, jab the throttle wide open for 2 seconds. Allow engine to coast down to idle and repeat throttle jab. Do this 3 or 4 times and any leak of combustion gas will become...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By JWL
Re: cam too big max-1

Yes, increasing lash will reduce duration and overlap. But, it can also cause other problems.


Although considered "mild" the Max1 does make significantly less low end torque than the stock cam....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,736
Posted By JWL
Re: 33 navigator

I wish there was something I could say to lighten things up. But, there is nothing except I wish you all the best and so sorry for this loss.
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By JWL
Re: Valve lifter bore wear

The Ford blueprint spells out maximum manufacturing machined diameter of 1.0015. However, the wear limit as listed in the original Ford V8 Engine repair manual is listed as .005 clearance between...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By JWL
Re: Stromberg help

The inlet valve in the new Stromberg can be VERY sensitive to any particles in the fuel and/or any corrosion. Some get removed and cleaned and others get replaced.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,118
Posted By JWL
Re: Flathead Oil Pan

So, no trust in the "community"? I understand.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By JWL
Re: Pre 1945 Block Cams

The early 3 3/16 blocks from trucks and Mercs are the best for a performance build. Count yourself lucky if you have 2 of them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By JWL
Re: Whats up with this bearing?

This is a typical example of bearing damage from "lugging" the engine. Of course their can be other causes, including a faulty fusion of the outer layer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,717
Posted By JWL
Re: crash

Very sad to hear your explanation of the "accident". I can not say I know how you feel but I can say it must be horrible. Makes me wish I could help in some way. Also makes me ashamed my 35 has been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,289
Posted By JWL
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

My solution would likely only be appropriate for me to apply. I, therefore, chose to not comment.
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By JWL
Re: Old Fords At Auction

The 32 Vicky is in my wildest dream, The first I saw was a BGS(B Gas Supercharged) at Cordova, Ill. drags. I was sold. This was in 1958 or 59. The urge remains.
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,289
Posted By JWL
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

I would like to see a picture.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,730
Posted By JWL
Re: Need to Share My Best Easter Ever

Wonderful story and wonderful act. Good show. Glad you shared it with Dad and us.

JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By JWL
Re: Pressure plate bolt torques

It is foolish to avoid using a torque wrench for those tiny PP bolts. Use 20 lbs. for new bolts and 18 for used parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By JWL
Re: Backfire all the way home

Basic mechanicals seem adequate. Missing is likely ignition related problem. Plugs are indicating miss firing or over rich condition.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,925
Posted By JWL
Re: TIG welder recomendations

I have both Lincoln and Miller TIG machines. I thought the Miller was great until I used the Lincoln and immediately bought it. There is that much difference. For me a foot pedal is essential...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By JWL
Re: Backfire all the way home

First step--CHECK COMPRESSION all cylinders.
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