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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,030
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Truck oil pan gasket - one inside & one outside?

Best fix here is weld a round cover on the pan and use a 1/2-20 GM drain plug welded in the center!

We've done a number of these to date!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Here's a few shots of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 8BA valve question

Some use "valve-rotators" depending on the years, some don't!

If you change the valves you need the corresponding retainers to go with that specific valve!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Personal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,646
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Finally some Cam Degree Numbers - Now what?

The only number you really need to properly degree the cam is the "ICL", this number tells the whole story! You don't check this with any lash included, it's normally done with the lifter riding on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,381
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Question on Cam Gear Marks - UPDATE

Here's a link (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=270880&highlight=cam+degreeing+pinning) to some interesting reading I put up here a while back!

We degree check EVERY cam we install...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,091
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Crank pulley bolt...Lost again!!

Hi Joe, can you measure that pulley opening across? It appears (from the photo) the factory washer will not fit that particular setup?

The OEM Flathead washer measures .312" (thick) x 1.560"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,091
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Crank pulley bolt...Lost again!!

Hi Joe, appears to be not enough torque on the bolt, this will cause your problem. If it doesn't get enough torque it will eventually work its way out!

What happens is having the correct "tension"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Beehive oil filter

Here's two shots of one we're working with at the moment, looks to still be a "nice" piece overall?

The third picture shows the one in position in the Merc happens to be the very same one, this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 46 Pickup Kingpin Shims Where?

I just happen to have a photo I came across showing the generally accepted method of assembling the king-pins on most axles.

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.s. Not sure if this applies to ALL king-pin...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Engine Shop Expectations (Flathead 8ba)

You'll get a lot more replies before this thread is done, but I'll add this much:

Mandatory machining operations for the Flathead!

1-Pressure test block
2-Drill lifter bores (for valve...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Cam installation issue.

This "problem" is in no way the customer's issue, a "better" machine shop would ALWAYS try a cam in the block after installing new cam brgs BEFORE sending it down the road!

Seen this many, many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,775
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Just to keep things clear here, you don't necessarily need the .125" spacers, you can make them any length to get the job done!

The .125" spacers happen to fit the Offy heads we generally work on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,775
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

We've been using the .125" spacer for over 35 years now, never a single issue??

I've personally had numerous discussions with both Tay (Offenhauser) and Vince (his "main" man), that have gone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,775
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Much appreciated, we are always trying to improve on things as we move along??

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Due to a couple issues on one of my more recent builds and more from what I read up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,775
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Offenhauser has always been a problem with getting the spark plugs where they should be sitting?

Over here we use the Autolite 3924, .750" reach, with a .125" spacer on the top side!
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 1952 stuck flathead

Hi Vern, now's the time to put all new parts in there? Not really all that expensive considering.

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. I would also put in some bronze-lined guides, they'll last forever...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Installing head studs in a 59L

OK Jack, with the additives, lubricants and rust inhibitors found in most anti-freeze brands today these all have an effect on the sealing of the studs.

These "additives" tend to allow "minor"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Installing head studs in a 59L

Hi Jack, which part??

Thanks, Gary in N.Y

P.S. The answer to the post or the P.S.??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Installing head studs in a 59L

Over here we prefer studs, we use ONLY the ARP head stud kits.

We put our own kits together here to keep the cost lower over buying from ARP through the aftermarket suppliers!

Thanks, Gary in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,013
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Off shore adjustable lifters

Hi "Al, not exactly, BUT (and this is huge but) to purchase the 92 per/tray pkge deal the price is actually going to "double" due to the new pricing structure??

We've been comfortable selling...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: PennGrade Motor Oil

One brand of oil we use regularly is the "Brad-Penn", if you choose their "break-in" oil for the initial starting you'll be fine, it is STILL an excellent oil!

Your builder will not be able to use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By GOSFAST
Johnson Lifter Issues??

Not with the lifters themselves but with the pricing structure??

Up until today were able to buy the "B-2032" lifters in a tray of 92 pieces for a price that allowed us to resell them at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,747
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Not exactly, on 98% of our builds we use the conventional 50% bobweight formula, the others (all track-only) get anywhere from 52% thru 56%. We have dynoed literally "thousands" of motors (over a 40...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,747
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Hi "Hop" (do you have a first name maybe), I don't plan making any more of those girdles, if you take the time I'm sure you can either do one OR get a "good" machine shop to fabricate it for you! The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,747
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Here's a "link" (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1878599&highlight=main+cap+girdle#post1878599) to some reading about a build we did some years ago!

I still have the "pattern" here...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By GOSFAST
Ordering Correct Parts-Tip

Hi guy's, just this week we sent out a "partial" valve train pkge (no retainers) to a forum member here, fortunately he called me with a question?

He asked about the new springs I sent him, they...
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