I have a 1949 F-1 with the V-8 Flathead in it. I recently got it to run very good except there is one probem, there is a ticking noise in one of the valves or the lifters. I dotn want to pull the whole motor apart, but does anyone have any "old tricks" to get this problem out of the motor? Also when it runs it smokes very blue, and smokes a lot. Oh yeah and could any one tell my why when I try to hook up the alternator it burns the wires right off? The whole motor has been converted to 12 volt if that helps. Thanks in advance.
Sorry But You May Have To Pull The Manifolds To Get To The Tappets To Adjust Them,one Or More May Need To Be Adjusted.blue Smoke If Engine Has Not Been Run In Years It May Need To Run Awhile To Reseat The Rings Or It May Be Time To Rebuild If Engine Warms Up And Oil Pressure Drops Low I Would Recommend Rebuild.
Late Reply I Didn't Know That This Forum Included Flatheads. :-x17