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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By JWL
Re: For US '40 Coupe Folks....Some Serious "Shooby-Dooby Shu Bop"

Some very heavy duty anti-sway bars. Cool depiction.


Thanks,
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By JWL
Re: Resurfacing lifters

Yes, I have refaced several hundred lifters. However, I would prefer that other sources be explored first. If none are readily available I will do them for you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,299
Posted By JWL
Re: Wildfire evacuation

Thanks for that info.


JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,299
Posted By JWL
Re: Wildfire evacuation

Sent email to friend in Eugene, OR but got no response? I hope all is well there but I do not have good intelligence on the fire zones. Is anyone close to Eugene and know the status there?

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,025
Posted By JWL
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

The head should be completely relaxed when being leveled/positioned on the milling machine. If the head is warped excessively it should be straightened or completely machined at the gasket face and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By JWL
Re: OHV conversion

There is some stuff I never heard of. I took Ol Ron there on a Bonneville trip but the museum was closed that day. Sure would have enjoyed a closer look. Glad for the link, though. Thanks,
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By JWL
Re: U joint disassembly

These can be very difficult to disassemble. But, I do not see any reason to take it apart for lubing. Just pack it with grease and force the goo into the internals with your hands.


The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By JWL
Re: EAB Heads & their Piston Reliefs - Is this right?

If I understand your dimensions it is perfectly normal after truing a head to have the center domes larger. This is because the heads "warp" with the center lower than the ends when viewed with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By JWL
Re: A couple of 59a Engine Queries rebuild.

I do not recall seeing a 59A with freeze plugs. If I ever found one I would use a sealant when installing them.


There is minimal side thrust on the pump pushrod and .020 clearance is not a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By JWL
Re: Another "greatest generation" passes

I just feel that we as a nation, and even the world, were very lucky to have people who did not rant and rave and protest and loot because they were called on to do a job. Most were not sophisticated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By JWL
Re: French Flathead with C4

As I recall, the French oil pan is similar to the 59A. So, is your inquiry associated to the torque converter bolts? I made a removable window in the bottom of a stock 59A pan for access to the C4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By JWL
Re: 93 octane fuel

The question, as asked, cannot be answered. Please define what "chugg" means? Running octane much higher than the requirements of the engine can cause some performance issues but I would not refer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By JWL
Re: Shop ruined my '48 radiator tanks

My story is similar and I feel your pain. I took a beautiful radiator with perfect top tank to the "recommended" local shop. The requested work was to remove the top tank and install a brass brace...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By JWL
Re: Engine Shop Expectations (Flathead 8ba)

I do not see any way to do a bore/hone without pistons in hand?? Also, who is going to supply the valves for the valve job? Who is going to check the rods for alignment? How will the pins get fitted?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By JWL
Re: Steel head gaskets

If everything is clean and FLAT it does not matter whether you use a sealant or what type sealant. I have used aluminum paint, copper coat, and nothing without problems when iron heads are installed....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By JWL
Re: Busy Monday

I could not do that many in a WEEK.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By JWL
Re: Took the 39 to the drag strip

I think Jack's E.T. is about right. I ran our tow car with a 286 engine a few times back in the early 1960's. It is a 1946 Merc 4 door with many spare parts and tools for the Dragster on board. My...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By JWL
Re: Fitting an Offy 4 barrel manifold on a 59L

Jack, I do not believe he has 8BA block?? I think it is 59A block so pushrod should work ok.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,454
Posted By JWL
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

I have a similar faulty precaution story. Went to start my 8N and had no power. Remembered the cutoff switch and when I engaged it the ignition was on producing a small arc at the top of the battery....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,454
Posted By JWL
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

I might like to try making a carbon rod "tip" to screw on the MIG gun in place of the contact tip. I'm sure it would work up to a point.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By JWL
Re: Windage Tray

Pictures of making a proper scraper and oil pan can be seen in my book. It is NOT a simple job and each stroke/rod combination will need a different pattern. A "universal" system could be a waste of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By JWL
Re: day at the drags report

Minimal maint. and maximum fun. What is not to like about that?? Good show.


JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By JWL
Re: Uncle Max Carb Quality

Wow! Those are unusual. If the 22.2 ,I think I see, is representative of millimeter venture diameter those are between the 81 and 97 size and something new to me.


Fully agree with Uncle Max...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By JWL
Re: Best way to fix this header

Getting that part adequately cleaned for TIG welding could be a major project. Even a MIG weld could exhibit some porosity tendencies. I would either stick weld or use the torch depending on the...
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