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.
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
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The Sweet Sounds of a Flathead Ford V8
This motor came in as a block with original crank with the machine work
completed in preparation for a rebuild. The parts came from Honest Charley
Speed Shop, spec'd by hot rodding ace Mike Goodman including custom
polished Sharp heads and dual carb intake. Hal Everett spent some quality
time assembling the motor and getting the carbs tuned as well as figuring
out some distributor and water pump fitment issues. The result is one of
the best sounding flathead motors that we have ever heard (and believe us
we've heard a whole bunch of them). We threw this video together just to
share the sweet sounds of this engine in a short YouTube clip, but couldn't
bring ourselves to cut it any shorter. So forgive us, it is a little long,
but such an awesome sounding engine, we just had to share.
Technical Specifications for this engine build:
Wayne Pugh's Honest Charley prepared Street performance Flathead. Intended
use: 1940 Ford Coupe
Engine: 1946 59AB
Bore : 3 3/8"
Stroke: 4" Merc crank
CID: 286 CID
Heads: Sharp-fully polished
Cam: Isky 400 JR., '49-'53 8BA type
Springs: Isky single 185-G
Valves/Guides: 1.5" diameter, 8BA type. 45 degree seats
Rods: Scat H-beam
Pistons: Ross forged
Intake: Sharp 2 x 2. Fully polished
Carbs: Stromberg 97. New. .043 jets
Air cleaners: OTB dome top 4140
Carb linkage : Stromberg premium
Rear breather: OTB 6825
Distributor: Mallory Unilite, '49-'53 8BA type.
Water pumps: modern '49-'53 8BA type. Bypass plugged
Crank pulley: Removed and relocated forward for alignment & to mount stock
'40 Ford fan.
Gaskets: Best brand. Graftite head gaskets.
Starter: Powermaster Vintage
Alternator: Powermaster early look
Headers: Reds, open Exhaust
All parts, final assembly and startup by Honest Charley Speed Shop.
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324 Oldsmobile Cracked Cylinder Head Repair
This Oldsmobile 324 Rocket cylinder head has a crack, watch John Edwards as
he repairs is at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. (949) 631-6376 Be sure
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