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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By vincent
Re: Flathead valve seat question

On my motorcycle cylinderheads I use a simple formula: 1/275 oversize on iron heads , 1/250 on aluminum heads. To make sure the seat is falling into the recess I do the same as Newc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By vincent
Re: Balancing the flywheel on the 41 pickup at home.

I balanced my flywheel as I removed around 5lbs from it. Got it down to 2 gr so no vibes at all. You should look into the clutch as well. One of the reasons I used a modern clutch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By vincent
Re: supercharger carb info needed

Yes, I was thinking about this and might use the lever of the vacuum device to push (retard) ignition. I could use the boost of the blower to move the lever.
I have a good ignition man here that can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By vincent
Re: supercharger carb info needed

Thanks B&S - just what I need! The blower is now on the way and as soon as I have made the bits and pieces to install it I will give them a call as well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By vincent
Re: supercharger carb info needed

Maybe a little more information is needed about me and the abilities here.
Having built a supercharged Triumph drag bike where I needed to make my own jets, needles and float for the SU carb, I am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By vincent
Re: supercharger shipping to Germany

https://www.usa-importservice.de/
Forum: Early V8 11-14-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By vincent
Wanted: front 34 brakedrum urgently

Need 1 drum in good condition for 34 Ford front brake, may take two drums. Have shipping address in US. No time to spare as my shipment leaves US early December.
PM me with offers- thanks.

EDIT:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By vincent
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By vincent
Re: supercharger shipping to Germany

Deucelover, unable to open your suggestion but I think I found a similar outfit in Germany. Nick, there are no superchargers for flathead Fords around here. I found a good solution to my problem....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By vincent
supercharger shipping to Germany

Do you have a reliable shipper to Europe/Germany that could handle a parcel with 48 lbs and 16 x 13 x 13" size that will not cost an arm and a leg transport fee? Paying a couple hundred dollars is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,266
Posted By vincent
Re: Fenton cast iron headers

Here are pics of the french manifolds
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By vincent
Re: supercharger carb info needed

Thank you Ronnie for this very valuable information. I will go this way. I learned a lot about supercharging and the adjustment of Hillborn injection and ignition on Max Lambky´s Vincent streamliner...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By vincent
supercharger carb info needed

Hello
I have a 3-71 Detroit supercharger coming and might fit it to my 34 Tudor. I am contemplating what would be a good carb for the application to the 255 flathead. Don´t need to fit multiple...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,266
Posted By vincent
Re: Fenton cast iron headers

Tim, if you want, I can take a look in my shelfs, there might be french exhaust parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By vincent
Re: Merc crank clean out plugs

I made them from soft aluminum on my lathe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By vincent
Re: 5 months til 100

Rockfla - what a nice car you have! Congrats on that beauty! Thanks to all you folks for the wishes, I will show my mom your postings. Every time I visit her she says I should greet everyone that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By vincent
Re: 5 months til 100

That is quite true, being born in 1922 in eastern Prussia, her family had to flee in the war when the Soviet troops neared. The family wanted to leave their home on board of the "Wilhelm Gustloff"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By vincent
5 months til 100

Today I took my mom for a spin in the Tudor and as she enjoyed it so much I promised to bring the car again in march next year when we celebrate her 100th birthday. As my car has RH steering it was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By vincent
Re: 1949 Merc 8CM engine

Yes, take it apart.My french flathead came with only 600 hours on the counter after being completely overhauled in Clermont-Ferrant where all french flattys were repaired for the french militair. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By vincent
Re: will this Tacho work on my Ford

Lawson, I am sorry for my shortcut words. Did not want to confuse any of you. Rest assured that I have my own problems with some of the posts as my native language is german.
cheers, Harty
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By vincent
will this Tacho work on my Ford

Hello folks, I need advice. I searched for a tacho for my flathead, running on 12 V with a converted Chevy dizzy. A gentleman offers me this SUN tacho , I is a nice piece and would suit my car. Now...
Forum: Early V8 10-04-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By vincent
wanted: a tacho for my Model 40

Hello
I am looking for a rev counter to fit to my model 40 V8. It runs on 12 V / neg ground. So the tacho should suit this set-up. I would like to fit it above the steering column or on top of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,081
Posted By vincent
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

Terry, I use both chokes, have made a little contraption to go over the rear choke lever and thus both chokes move. Both carbs are fully working as the butterflys are linked.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,081
Posted By vincent
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

Here are a couple pics so you see what is under my hood. After receiving Clives advice I reduced the pump pressure further down to a little under 2 psi - seems to help. The floats or the power valves...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,081
Posted By vincent
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

B&S - thanks for writing your findings, they confirm my thoughts.
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