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by Bluedevil
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1938 1608
Replies: 22
Views: 1434

Re: 1938 1608

Thanks Tinman.

Here is the conquered offending piston.
by Bluedevil
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1938 1608
Replies: 22
Views: 1434

Re: 1938 1608

After a year plus soaking the one stuck piston from both the top and bottom and utilizing every penetrant known to man, heat and cold, I decided it was time for drastic measures. I drilled 4 , 1/4" holes 12, 3, 6 and 9 O'clock very close to the outer rim of the piston. I was able to drill down into ...
by Bluedevil
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Production date '38 1608
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Production date '38 1608

Ok additional date.

Block 9-27-37, now it could be an 8 but it would be upside down with the large circle on top and the smaller one on the bottom
by Bluedevil
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Production date '38 1608
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Production date '38 1608

I have been going over the engine. I clean them by hand so I don't miss any details like cracks, production dates, paint colors, etc.

I found 2 casting dates that would put it into a much later date than July.

Front timing cover 8-13-37
Oil Pan 8-23-37
by Bluedevil
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: carbeurator problem
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: carbeurator problem

Following up on PJD's comment, are the plugs fouled, ie sooty, indicating rich or are the tan, indicating lean. Looking into the carb throat, if you pull the throttle open, does fuel spray into the throat of the carb. If not that it may be a faulty accelerator pump and that may cause a miss as the c...
by Bluedevil
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1938 1608
Replies: 22
Views: 1434

Re: 1938 1608

Here is a valve
by Bluedevil
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1938 1608
Replies: 22
Views: 1434

Re: 1938 1608

I was organizing my valves and was going to use a magnetic strip to hold them and I noticed the exhaust valves were not attracted to the strip.

They are Packard script with RICH EX marking also. So they must be stainless?
by Bluedevil
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1938 1608
Replies: 22
Views: 1434

Re: 1938 1608

Thanks to some feedback, I am going to try Velocity Visions aluminum cleaner and brightener from Aircraft Spruce as there is concern about the interaction between the aluminum and the oven cleaner, although I have experienced any, and I would like a brighter finish. I will post the results.
by Bluedevil
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1938 1608
Replies: 22
Views: 1434

Re: 1938 1608

I am hand cleaning the engine using oven cleaner, carb cleaner and lacquer thinner, utilizing a pressure washer. I am starting with the oil pan and it had what looks to be a casting date of 8-23-37. I guess that is right at the model year change. The pan looked like the La Brea tar pits with the jun...
by Bluedevil
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1931 Std 8 Flywheel Markings
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: 1931 Std 8 Flywheel Markings

Open Points ???????