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Forum: Model-A 11-05-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By slowspoke
Model a (frame)

Hey folks. I'm on the hunt for a model a frame! I'm looking to build an AV8 so really anything related to the chassis is on my radar. I appreciate the consideration. Cheers folks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Engine Problem

Could an incorrect valve lash result in this issue?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Engine Stand (wiring diagram)

This is great information!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Engine Stand (wiring diagram)

Thanks Seery! This is a motor I never had a chance to hear run; however, Iím still interested in utilizing all the original parts (for now) so this would include loadomatic, generator, starter. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By slowspoke
Engine Stand (wiring diagram)

Hey folks! I have an 8ba in the machine shop at the moment and would like to start drafting up a wiring diagram in preparation for mounting it on a stand. I never had the opportunity to see this...
Forum: Early V8 10-01-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By slowspoke
Re: 8ba cylinder heads

Hey I think I've been able to source a set here in Texas! Thanks to all those who reached out. This is a very generous community!
Forum: Early V8 09-18-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By slowspoke
8ba cylinder heads

Hey folks. I'm on the road to rebuilding an 8ba motor! The block is currently in the machine shop and I've been informed I'll need to source some new heads. A track on where I could source a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By slowspoke
Re: 8ba Head Replacement

Thanks for the response Ron. All this information leads me to believe I'll just stick with stock 8ba heads. Now I just need to source some in N. Texas.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By slowspoke
8ba Head Replacement

Howdy folks! I've received a positive prognosis from the machinist regarding my 8ba; however, it doesn't appear the heads will survive the resurrection. I have no real grand vision for this motor as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By slowspoke
Engine Shop Expectations (Flathead 8ba)

Hey folks. I just about have the block completely stripped (pending fuel rod bushing) and intend to take it to the shop here pretty soon. Since this will be my first experience with a machine shop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,227
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Flathead V8 machine shop in Texas

Thanks for the input Tony. I believe I've settled on a shop two hours outside of Dallas/Fort Worth (hoping to swing by this week). It's unfortunate many of the shops that worked on these motors have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,227
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Flathead V8 machine shop in Texas

Just received a response from Dave. No longer in business unfortunately.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,227
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Flathead V8 machine shop in Texas

I want to revive this thread as I've just completed the tear down. Tinkers doesn't seem to have a working number. May be closed? Any other suggestions in DFW?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Registration information....

beautiful truck! happy its on the road!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Ballad of Another Stuck Valve

Very cool Greg! This is a complete tear down for me since the history is unknown. I’m just reading, listening and learning.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By slowspoke
Ballad of Another Stuck Valve

I fought the block and the block won.

I suspected the valve stem was seized inside the valve guide not that the guide was seized inside the block. The stem had actually driven a hole (and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Bent Fuel Pump Push Rod

I guess I'm confused by the term rolling a block over. Id appreciate some clarification so I don't do it. thanks for the reply!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By slowspoke
Bent Fuel Pump Push Rod

Hey Folks - What would cause a 90-degree bend in the rod? It was found laying in the valley of the block. Looking for advice to ensure this issue wont come up again when the motor is fully rebuilt. ...
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