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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,010
Posted By Flathead
Re: Is this normal wear? Aluminum cam gear

You have problems! Are the gears meshing deeply enough? Is the cam hard to turn? Bad crankshaft gear?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,864
Posted By Flathead
Re: Flathead Cams

I ran a 400jr in a 41 coupe 3/8 x 3/8 motor, slightly larger than OP's but close. I used stock springs and ran two 97's with direct linkage. Stock springs were easy on the cam and I did not need to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,715
Posted By Flathead
Re: Center main blowout

The center main bolt holes aren't really blind, there is a window in the block where the bolt ends, and I'll bet that bolt would spin out with a reverse drill. These engines are old and nothing lasts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,946
Posted By Flathead
Re: Front motor mount

Apparently it is not uncommon to run onto these beehive spring setups, they must have been well advertised and marketed! I just replaced a set in a project I am building from various pieces, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,128
Posted By Flathead
Re: What is Engine 'Break-in'??

I think post #49 pretty much sums it up. Thanks GeneBob.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By Flathead
Re: Lifetime of Distributor Points ?

I don't think it has been mentioned yet to check the point resistance. The old tach and dwell meters used to have a scale for point resistance, if that is within spec you can then set the dwell and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Flathead
Re: bore

If you are using a three piece oil ring they have a fair amount of drag when new.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By Flathead
Re: Dynamite!

Where's my time machine.....I know it's around here somewhere!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By Flathead
Re: Split Pistons and Pin Clearance - need help

Was there a recommendation from the supplier? The machine shop should have the pistons in hand before boring/honing to final size.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By Flathead
Re: Restoring Ignition Coils

Nice coil tester!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By Flathead
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

The piston should be at TDC on compression stroke when testing a cylinder. If a valve or two are even slightly open you will be chasing your tail.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,911
Posted By Flathead
Re: Harbor Freight changes

The "brands" I'm talking about are HF brands created by them unless I'm mistaken. I have spent plenty with them over the years and don't really have any complaints until the recent changes, they are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,911
Posted By Flathead
Re: Harbor Freight changes

Used to be, if you played the coupon game you could get some deals. Now that the flyers are gone, and those discount coupons are gone, I just don't feel the same. They are going upscale with a lot of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-31-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By Flathead
Re: '54 FE conversion

I remember something about reversing the motor mounts, because there is a slight offset to them. Can't remember if it tweaked the engine forward or backward. I did this swap but it was an honest 50...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,367
Posted By Flathead
Re: How Close to (Over)Square In V-8 Bore/Stroke?

The Ford flathead was designed as a very under square motor, square and over square go against it's nature and kill the cubic inch potential.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Flathead
Re: Microlon engine treatment

Being "approved" may only mean it won't cause harm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By Flathead
Re: Leakless water pump weep hole

Picked one up at a flea market, whoever did it did a nice job. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By Flathead
Re: Piston and cylinder clearance / measurement???

Generally yes, I would follow the manufacturer's specs in this case.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By Flathead
Re: Piston and cylinder clearance / measurement???

The popular, foreign made pistons sold by most of the suppliers call for .003 clearance. That is too tight for these pistons, they are solid skirt and they mistakenly give the spec that is used for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,720
Posted By Flathead
Re: ultimate flathead

Just cause it's printed in a magazine doesn't mean it's true. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By Flathead
Re: Tattersfield, a piece of history.

Isky sold a "cheater" cam for these applications, stock lift but more duration. Catalog said it "would not pass a visual inspection", but if only the lift was checked while in the engine you were OK....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By Flathead
Re: aluminum radiators

Do the Model A versions use a stock A cap? I have not seen this mentioned in the ads or listings, seems to get glossed over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Flathead
Re: Runout gauge and stand

Looks like an old ball joint tester.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,975
Posted By Flathead
Re: Did I finally find a GEM?

Beautiful car! How hard and brittle is the mat? That is one test, genuine or not time takes it's toll.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By Flathead
Re: Nitrocellulose

I always wondered about this, was told no more lacquer but I still see gallon cans of thinner at the hardware store. Retired now but in the past I sprayed a lot of acrylic lacquer.
Thanks for the...
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