An overview of block "pinning" for crack repair and deck plug installation for high compression flathead engines.
Also Precision Engine Development re-issues the famous Evans Speed Equipment flathead Ford V8 cylinder heads.
Flathead Ford Engine Start Up
we found this in a field. we kept the stock crank, rods, and pistons. this
has new valves and guides. new crane cam, and aftermarket edelbrock heads,
with fenton duel 2x2 intake with a pair of rebuilt holley 94's. i added
headers with harley davidson mufflers, and a high torque mini starter. ive
had some of my friends laugh at my color scheme, they thought it should be
in a circus. a girl on a facebook page thought it was a spaceship so we
launched it today.
Glyptal Application Process
In this video I detail the application process of a popular crankcase
coating... that is... if crankcase coatings are actually popular.
In this video, 98 coffee filters gave up the ghost. 238 q-tips paid the
ultimate sacrifice. Almost a dozen brushes were executed, and 3 aerosol
caps dispatched to their graves. Also, during the battle, several Dremel
tools were maimed, one severely.
Look, I'm doing everything I can to liven this topic up and make it
interesting. Cleaning and painting are about the least interesting things
someone else can watch. It's absolutely painful to edit, I know that much.
It's not so bad for the guy doing the actual painting, but I'm doing my
best to keep people's attention.
This is a full month's work in a half hour. I had to space the job out
because of my filming environment and the toxicity of materials I was
working with. Take my warnings and advice in the video seriously. They're
the words of someone who's done the job. They help set expectations.
The most useful thing I can do is post links to other discussions that have
already occurred, and to make room for places where people have posted
their experience with failures of engine coatings. Despite my searching, I
can not find any pictures or video. I found ONE plausible description of
the kind of failure that can occur with improper application, but it was
still a third-hand report. There are fans of this product posting in these
threads. If you are considering this treatment, WEIGH THE PROS & CONS FOR
YOUR BUILD, and YOUR HEALTH. Don't do this just because I did it.
So until anyone provides photo or video evidence, here are the links to
threads where it was discussed. This google search is mean. It's too
direct and to-the-point. It might hurt somebody's feelings? Yes, I've
read them all.
Ford Flathead V-8 Valve Seat Grinding
Alright, its time to get 'old-school' on this flat head V-8 and grind the
valve seats. The block won't fit in the seat & guide machine machine - so
it's back to the grind! See how John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
Machine Shop performs this anciet technology. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget
to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE. A HD version of this video is available, call for
How to Split a Wishbone project
This video is a step by step, Do It Yourself (DIY) Hot Rod DVD that we
produced and included in a split wishbone kit we used to offer at MB
One of my goals when we decided to produce these DVDs was to accurratly
depict what the large majority of Hot Rod builders might encounters when
working on their cars: a small work space, access to basic power tools, a
typical mechanics tool box, etc.
We found the perfect "set" while visiting my parents home; their two car
garage, was the very same place my Dad scratch built a dozen Hot Rods while
raising a family and maintaining the familys' cars.
This ones not to complicated and I hope it answers some questions and
serves as an accurrate guide to those who are new to building Hot Rods.
We also produced DVD's in this series that went over "Z-ing" a frame,
mounting engines and transmissions, traditional steering and suspension
systems for Hot Rods and some involved things like rebuilding a Model A
body and what to look for when buying Flathead Ford V8 blocks.
I could upload the others if they can help some people move their projects