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Old 09-07-2010, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default The Tap... Part 2



I reported last week on the development of a tap in my '39 sedan. This past weekend, I had a couple of buddies over and we set out to get rid of said tap. Reggie, Blake, Silva, and I met up and quickl...

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Old 09-07-2010, 09:54 AM   #2
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Yeah! got to be a good feeling have that thing up and running again.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:02 AM   #3
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Nice detective work. You could have "panicked" too easy and tore the whole thing out. Good work with good pals.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: The Tap... Part 2

Lucky Duck, glad you found the problem and it wasn't nearly as bad as expected. It's good to have a few helping hands that know their way around a flathead.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:14 AM   #5
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Cool beans man, It's great to have gearhead buds to help out on occasion. Glad to see you back on the road.

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Old 09-07-2010, 10:15 AM   #6
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glad to hear it wasn't a catastrophe. You had some damn fine help there...
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:16 AM   #7
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I wonder whats in my flathead? I'll find out soon enough and know what to look for thanks to posts like this.
Great story, topped with a cool shot of Miller there!
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:17 AM   #8
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I built a few Flatheads that way for stockcar racers,H C Willcocks show me how in the late 50's,he was the best flathead man in Fla.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:18 AM   #9
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True friends.....gotta love'em.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:21 AM   #10
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Interesting learning experience, fer sure. Once all the pre-disassembly guesses were on the record, we went thru the process of measuring and recording lash on all the valves as a logical start on a real diagnosis.... 12 thousandths... 14 thousandths... 12 thousandths... 65 thousandths... hey, wait a minute!??!!
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:21 AM   #11
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Thanks for the update - I've been wondering. Glad you found it, and really glad that little piece didn't go cause mayhem somewhere else...
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:25 AM   #12
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Interesting learning experience, fer sure. Once all the pre-disassembly guesses were on the record, we went thru the process of measuring and recording lash on all the valves as a logical start on a real diagnoses.... 12 thousandths... 14 thousandths... 12 thousandths... 65 thousandths... hey, wait a minute!??!!
There's an oh shit moment for ya!
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:27 AM   #13
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With your luck on this today would be the day to buy a lottery ticket!
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:33 AM   #14
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Baby Ninja!
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:40 AM   #15
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+1 glad you're back behind the wheel!!!
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:57 AM   #16
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Nothing like having your kids hanging out in the shop with you.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:08 AM   #17
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Dude, that's what I'm thinking, he even has like a little Zen warrior pose going on there, I can only imagine the little guy going after you like Yoda.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:13 AM   #18
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Great to see it was nothing to serious. A lot of sport bikes or "crotch rockets" use shims to adjust valve lash like that.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:19 AM   #19
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Diaper Boy to the rescue!
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:20 AM   #20
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Nice to see you guys got it figured out Ryan. I would have thrown a SBC in it by now (right Chris) for sure hahahah!!! It's nice to find these tidbits out because this is a good reason why we see so many early ford's powered by SBC's. Sometimes it's a type of frustration that puts a man over the edge which is why it's nice to have some good friends to keep your sanity in check and keep that ol' flathead where it should be.....right in the engine bay of that early ford car.
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