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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,223
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Those numbers are more typical of a worn engine. As noted there is enough compression to start it. Problem would seem to be improper timing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 39 No fire at the plugs

There is a resistor under the dash. Have you bypassed it? If not, you will not get any spark. Never mind, I forgot you are running right off the battery.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By flatjack9
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 39 No fire at the plugs

As I said, green from the distributor goes to - on the coil, red from the distributor goes to + on the coil, brown from the distributor goes to ground. Hot lead from the battery goes to + on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 39 No fire at the plugs

Read post #6. I don't know how I can be any clearer. NO RESISTOR. You are wiring it wrong!!!!!!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,238
Posted By flatjack9
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 39 No fire at the plugs

It should be wired just like I said in post 6. As I said, I have this exact same distributor on my engine for 25 years so I think that qualifies me as knowing how it should be done. Period.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 39 No fire at the plugs

You sent that distributor to me and it worked perfectly here. I have had the exact same distributor on my 39 for 25 years
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 39 No fire at the plugs

You have an electronic Mallory distributor. The red lead from the distributor goes to + on the coil,green goes to - and brown goes to ground. The battery connects to + on the coil. This is for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Oil pump & pan?

Looks fine the way it is.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Cast iron 2 groove wide belt crank pulley

I have never seen a cast pulley wide belt pulley for the 8BA.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By flatjack9
Re: High hp flathead build posted 20 hrs ago

I also agree on the horsepower numbers, but at least they didn't have any of that 200 hp BS. Good job of pointing out those useless little air filters. Also curious that they didn't drill the lifter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,232
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Newbie but am I in the right place

Welcome here. Sounds like you've found yourself a very nice car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Crankshaft seal 59ab

I use the one piece seal exclusively. Either one will work just fine. I don't have a preference.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Missing main caps a big problem?

No, they won't all fit perfectly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Second Thoughts on Valve Lash?

Never heard of an EA cam for an early engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 1940 Ford V8 Wouldn't Start

Charlie NY without a doubt. He rebuilds them and then tests them in a vehicle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Second Thoughts on Valve Lash?

I'm of the belief that the cam dictates the valve lash. I think Ford went to the EA camshaft when the rotators were introduced. I set most of my cams at .012 intake and .014 exhaust.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By flatjack9
Re: ported vacuum

There's an opportunity for you. Go for it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By flatjack9
Re: ported vacuum

The ported spark on a 4 barrel does not replicate the venturi vacuum signal on a 94.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 8RT truck oil pan question

You can not access the tube through the cleanout, only the screen. You could try draining the oil, remove the cleanout and have someone crank the engine while you feel the screen. If the crank is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Distributor

Charlie, ny for sure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By flatjack9
Re: SILV-O-LITE 8-1017 Piston Info?

Probably need to go to .100 over pistons. Then you could order them for a 4" stroke.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By flatjack9
Re: SILV-O-LITE 8-1017 Piston Info?

You need to measure the diameter 90 deg from the pin and just above the bottom of the skirt.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Flathead timing

Idle too rich? Late timing?
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