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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Aaron D., Jul 27, 2016.
A little work on setting valve spring height.
It is interesting that you needed that many shims with the zephyr springs and the Chevy valves. I have the same springs and Chevy stock replacement SS valves and I came up with 55 lbs on the nose with no shims. Maybe it is because the manly valves are a little longer?
Louis, I was surprised too. I don't know what's different on my motor than others that have done the same thing with the same parts. I believe i'm doing the process correct though.
Looks like you are doing it right to me.
Measured all the parts this morning, all the parts are the normal size. I found the install height is longer than most. My installed height is 2.185, which is .205 longer than most. 3, .060 + 1, .030 shims = .210 which is right at the .205 longer than most. The only difference I can think of is the valve seats are lower than most.
Ok guys, still plugging along. I had some issues with cam bearings and had to take the motor back to the machinist. I have been assembling the Coupe while waiting to get the motor back, so a little progress there too.
Man I’ve got some catching up to do!
Back at it Aaron!! Thanks again for posting the video. Great stuff!!
Aaron, get yourself a dead blow hammer for whenever you need a little persuasion, instead of using a steel hammer. That steel against steel, that aint good.
Better yet buy one of each. Can’t ever have enough hammers
Hey Aaron - looks like you're doing some nice assembly work - keep after it! You should have a really nice running engine when you're through.
Thanks Dale, Blues, Tim and Brian, I'm learning as I go.
Blues4U, I thought about you when I was tapping in that shaft, haha. I do need to get a dead blow hammer though.
Alright, enough chit chat, it's out to the shop to install some pistons!
Aaron, what you're doing is really great. This series of videos will be so helpful to a lot of guys doing what you're doing. I hope my comments never make you want to stop doing it, I'm only wanting to help where I can.
Not at all Blues4U, I appreciate your comments.
More engine assembly. I haven't had much time to work on the Coupe lately, but every extra few minutes I have, I try to get something done on it.
Appreciate the time and effort you put into all the videos.
Donor car is gone!
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Hope it lives a good life but want be no where near as good as the parts you saved.
How I missed this thread is beyond me but wow awesome thread and videos are great. Keep the updates coming.
I was kind of hoping that donor was your on deck project. Looked pretty solid.
Thanks Hot Rod Ron.
No on deck project for this guy.
Putting on the heads in this video.
Putting accessories on the flathead and putting the Coupe together.
That's crazy you have to move. Didn't you just build that garage?
Good luck with the move! As for the flywheel, you should be able to use an 8BA flywheel and matching pressure plate with the correct clutch disk for the ‘39 style trans. Call Fort Wayne Clutch and Driveline. (https://fortwayneclutch.com/) Folks on the Ford Barn recommend them and they should be able to set you up. I know they sell a kit for your setup.
You're kickin butt! Thanks for all the great videos
baspinall, ya, kinda sucks to have to give up the big shop.
Thanks for the info Louisb.
Go Aaron, go!! Looking great and good luck with the move.
Good luck with the move!! And thanks for the Videos.. Looking forward to when you get settled in and more progress on your sweet little Ride!! George
Thanks Brian and George.
Intake is just set on with a few bolts, radiator, grill shell and grill are on.
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