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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Flathead
Re: dropping the pan

Cheap foreign made sockets are ideal to grind down for special applications like this and should be strong enough for pan bolts. Good use for an odd or homeless socket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Flathead
Re: dropping the pan

Try using a 1/4" drive socket set, it works well on the rear pan bolts too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,740
Posted By Flathead
Re: Batt. Supercharger

Isn't there some law of physics that says "energy can neither be created or destroyed"?
Or simply stated, no free lunch. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By Flathead
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

Stock Burlington crank and original oiling system. Don't know the price for a good babbitt job, so can't give comparison.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By Flathead
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

I think two major points would be: How good is the bottom end now and how good are you at managing the spark advance lever. I prefer the original manual advance set up because you have total control...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,422
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: 3,351
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: 3,240
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: 2,097
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: 3,619
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: 1,811
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: 689
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: 1,437
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: 682
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: 1,782
Posted By Flathead
Re: Restoring Ignition Coils

Nice coil tester!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,641
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: 2,023
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: 2,023
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: 1,045
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: 1,417
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: 797
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: 1,047
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: 1,066
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: 1,066
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: 3,914
Posted By Flathead
Re: ultimate flathead

Just cause it's printed in a magazine doesn't mean it's true. :)
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