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Thread: Flathead assembly finally starting

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    AndrewB is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
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    Flathead assembly finally starting


    I'm finally in the process of building an 8BA Flathead for my 42 Ford Truck. I just got the block back from the machine shop and started the valve train assembly.

    I found a good set of original Johnson lifters that I had reconditioned and I picked up a set of original valves from Red's Vintage Parts. I didn't get as far as I wanted but they've been gapped to .014".

    The cam that was installed is a Max-1 grind I had done locally. I found a 4" Merc crank last Friday for $300. Even though they guy said it was magged I took it in anyways to have it checked.

    I'll have the valve train finished this weekend and in about 3 weeks I should have the rotating assembly back from being balanced.

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 1931 Chevy Coach


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