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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 441
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Re: 34 smoking starter switch from the newbie.

Also, given that this switch is one big contact switch - always push down on it hard with your foot . . . you want it to have a good solid contact. Once you inspect the contacts and potentially...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Flathead Running rich

Yes the plug looks bad . . . but it isn't necessarily the carb. Unless the power-valve is leaking, I'd suspect you have other issues - most likely ignition related.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Valve Assembly Fail

Yes! I've not ran split guides since my first race engine build when I was 15. I found a set of 426 Hemi valves - beautiful tulip shape. Anyway, they were out of margin, but I could turn them down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 40 stumbles when braking.

Also check and make sure that the engine has a good ground with the chassis - as I've seen cases where the movement of the engine changed the ground surfaces and caused an ignition issue. If it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,786
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: crash

Hey Brian - first of all, very glad that you're safe - that is by far the most important. With that said, I think I'd be almost sick to have a car that had been in my life that long end up a total...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Valve Assembly Fail

I'm helping a good friend with his first flathead build - a 302" stroker that is using the late 11/32" stem valves and one-piece guides.

Anyway this is his first real engine build and I had him...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Covid

Hey Charlie . . . I'm praying for you and your family - hopefully they both beat the beast back and get out of the hospital soon.

The medical establishment knows a LOT more about treating COVID...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,595
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

And just for fun . . . something I found many years ago. The top of the crate that Ardun heads were shipped in:

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Electric fan over a belted fan

The 35 Coupe with the SCOT setup and fan is really nicely done - but he has the room to do it. It would be really hard to fit all of that into a 32 - 34 car - there just isn't all that much room to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,595
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

That is a heck of a nice looking engine compartment. I bet very few "modern" folks have any idea as to what type of engine that is. Did Ronnie build the engine for you? He's a good friend . . ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,595
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Part of the reason for that price was due to Sisler's engine being a 1948 style block - which meant he had the front mount distributor setup. So, in addition to the mag itself, they would also have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,595
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

RE: Injectors:

The original pump for the Hilborn Ardun injector was a vane type that Stu stopped making or servicing many years ago. It is extremely hard to find one in good working condition,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,595
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Looks like Sisler purchased a lot of high quality and proven race components - I wonder if he ever got the engine completed and on the road? Joe Hunt was a personal HotRod friend on mine - in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,595
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Hey 52 Allard - if you happen to find any documentation on the serial number of the Hilborn injectors - please post it. Would love to know what it was. :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,595
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

One thing is for sure . . . while Sisler may have had good intentions, he knew just about enough to be dangerous when it comes to many of his plans. He somehow believes he will put a mechanical...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Oil leak

Here yah go . . .

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Ignition Whack-A-Mole

You'll not be able to stop the "noise pollution" unless you change out the plug wires. You can't run copper-core wires and stereo equipment - you'll fight the noise issues forever.

On many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,403
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Cam clean-up?

No chance that I would run it "as is" - have it reground and know that the lobes are right and that you're putting a part in your engine that won't wear out . . . or wear things out that rub against...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: How to compute HP

I'd go for the 16/28 combination . . . as you really don't need the 15/29 combination - especially if you're not in a heavily loaded pickup.

Transmission gear selection in this case is really...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,403
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Cam clean-up?

That is too much rust for my liking - as you'll have a lot of pitting on the lobes. Maybe have Pete1 regrind it for you . . . maybe even a bit more performance into it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: fuel pump question

Make sure your rebuild kit has a diaphragm designed for modern fuels . . . the ones from "back in the day" don't last too long . . .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: fuel pump push rod

I've hung out with quite a few Kiwis and had a bunch of close mates from OZ . . . the lingo tends to stick as it is ingrained in one's brain over a few too many oilcans. LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 59AB valve train questions

A good set of stock replacement spring should be fine . . . you're not putting in a big cam and the engine won't be turning high RPMs, so using a lighter spring will help your cam last longer (less...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: How to compute HP

And don't believe most of the 'Desktop Dynos' . . . while they may make you feel good, they typically greatly over-estimate the HP you'll potentially be achieving. Remember, flatheads are lower-rpm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,595
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

For $400 . . . he should have taken him up on that deal! If so, maybe you'd still have an Ardun in the car. ;)
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