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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Larry Clare, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. banjorear
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    The motor looks like it has tin can sleaves in all bores.
     
  2. Larry Clare
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    not sure what you mean please explain thanks
     
  3. Mark T
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    Maybe it was built to run moonshine, where are you from?
     
  4. Larry Clare
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    I am from Kentucky guess that makes sense , I knew there was something I liked about it . all the chrome inside would
    Thanks
     
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  6. Larry Clare
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    hi , does it look like the area around the valves has been ground ? I know it is hard to tell because it is dirty .
     
  7. Larry Clare
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    BUMP
     
  8. RichFox
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    Do you mean, Has it been relieved? No it has not been relieved.
     
  9. Larry Clare
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    thanks I wasn't sure it kind of looks like it .
     
  10. Larry Clare
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    Hi I am wondering if what Banjo rear said is true what would be the reason for sleeving all 8 cylinders and is this a good thing as far as rebuild . thanks
     
  11. alchemy
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    No it doesn't look like it has tin sleeves to me. I think he just saw the outline of the old gasket. Carefully take it apart and see if it's worn in the bore. If not, just rehone it, and install new rings and bearings.
     
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  12. dirty old man
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    I also see no evidence of sleeves. Reasonable to suspect the ".125" stamp is for .125" overbore to 3.3125, and I don't think there's meat enough to go past that and then sleeve down to .125 over.
    Face it. you need to tear this thing down for identification/inspection/rebuild and quit trying to find a way to dance around it.
     
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  13. banjorear
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    Ron

    After a second look, those gentlemen are right. I was looking at the photo on my phone and the pict was hard to see. I jumped onto my desk top the AM to take another look. Sorry if I alarmed you. There was a time that Ford was using sleeves, but your engine does not appear to have them like it was mentioned.

    Tim
     
  14. Ralphies54
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    I think whiskey runner makes perfect sense, 4 doors nondescript but the giddyup when needed.
     
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  15. Larry Clare
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    thanks
     
  16. Larry Clare
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    Thanks I am not dancing around it just getting as much info before diving in, [unlike lots of my previous projects ] will definitely tar down and share pics .
     
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  17. Larry Clare
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    I meant tear down.
     
  18. dirty old man
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    OK, I'll let you slide this time:):cool:
     
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  19. tom brown
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    magnsflux block to be sure of no crack issues. look at lower left water port-at 10.00 o'clock position is that a start of a crack? been there several times . nice find and attack that bad boy.best of luck
     
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  20. Larry Clare
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    Hi and thanks ,and that crack wiped right off will post pic tomorrow I will begin tear down and post more pics.
     
  21. Larry Clare
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    should have read that crack wiped right off maybe it's time to clean my keyboard .
     
  22. Larry Clare
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    here is a pic of that waterport the crack was a piece of gunk, lucky me . 20180219_145847.jpg 20180219_145847.jpg 20180224_145339.jpg
     
  23. Larry Clare
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    20180224_153214.jpg 20180224_153333.jpg 20180224_145225.jpg
    didn't get to far today removed timing cover and gear re-soaked everything will start on valve removal Monday if not raining .almond festival in Capay valley tomorrow for those that live in the California bay area .
     
  24. Larry Clare
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    well OK , I removed the #4 intake valve and found this looks new wondering if I shouldn't check out the lower end first ? 20180227_120935 (1).jpg 20180227_120931.jpg 20180227_120915.jpg
     
  25. DOCTOR SATAN
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    from okc

    Very cool speed equipment.....home made....some guys raced mooredoors
     
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  26. Hoochwagon!!
     
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  27. alchemy
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    That is just a standard pre-49 valve assembly (mushroom tipped). Doesn't look new, but it's a lot better than some I've seen. Nothing hopped up about it unless the springs are stronger than stock.
     
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  28. tubman
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    Aluminum timing gear; that's a plus. It also increases the probability that there is a performance cam in there. Back in those days, people wouldn't bother with an aluminum aftermarket gear on a regular rebuild.
     
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  29. Larry Clare
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    20180228_163154.jpg 20180228_163157.jpg 20180228_162654_001.jpg 20180228_162707.jpg 20180228_162707.jpg the lifters are slotted and the bottoms are flat and shiny . I removed the oil pan today everything looks very clean , gonna start popping pistons and main caps . 20180228_162654_001.jpg 20180228_162707.jpg 20180228_162707.jpg someone marked the rods and caps by notching them ? number of cylinder .
     
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    Larry Clare

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