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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Mercury crank

I think the Canadian Nerc cranks had a 3/8 oil plug.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1953 Sun Distributor Machine - schematic

I had a Sun distributor machine that i didn't use very often, but it worked great. One day walked passed it and saw the Tac gauge was black and the other one Brown. I haden't used it for several...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8 ba id

It could have been an early 48 truck block OR??? but i think someone has been in there before and used what he had. I do things like that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

I love it, someone that understands the simple way to check a cam. "Split overlap". Learned that in a shop cals in school. Some old engines didn't have any marks. However, I do like to advance the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Dipstick question

The tube that holds the dipstick is a 1.2: nf thread. Go to the junk yard a get a modern dipstick with a nice yellow handle. Get a piece of 1/2" thin wall tubing and thread it into the pan , mark it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: block quandary

Lawrie,
The application determines the need to make certain modifications. Ross pistons and Metric rings will make allot of difference is a race engine or one that will see very high RPM's. A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: H&C rotors

I think Bubba miht have some, or know where to get them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

hen running the stock car,I would put star washers under the bolts on the cam.I found thet they never slipped. I often wondered how much of a difference, 3 or 4 degrees would make in any engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Uncharted waters

when you start working on a problem tuning an engine. I like to make sure the mechanical areas of the engine is working properly. This can be done with a compression test of all cylinders. If all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: V8-60 Isky Mushroom Lifters

Racing requires alot of pieces parts and people. The cam is only one of them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8CM or EAB cam for 260" Merc?

I think the 8CM cam your measuring is the EAC cam. Both the EAC and EAC cams came out in mid 51 thru 53. I have always thought the 8CM can was the same as the 49 thru early 51 engines.. i've never...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8CM or EAB cam for 260" Merc?

I have an EAB cam in my 280 and love it. I don;t think the 8CM cam is the same as the EAC 52/3 cam
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 752
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: WWII gas ration sticker placement?

One of the first cars I ever bought was a 1936 Foed 2 dr sedan. Had 18K on the OD. I bought it at an auction in 1950, it had been stored since 1942, because It did;t qualify for gas. My good fortune,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,572
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

I had a crank ground in the car on a Chrysler 383. The wheel on the grinder was quite skall and the starter turned the crank with the lugd removed
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Just a little nostalgia

Sea side park in Bridgeport ct was our street thack, Waldermer AVe drags, We met at Holmas stand at the entrance of the park to set them up. The stand was still there a few years ago, but it's gone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Multiple Carbs

A good book to purchase is JWL's "Flathead fact". The first 100 pages discuss the modifications you can make to a "stock" engine. Along with dyno results for all the mods. This will save you time and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Multiple Carbs

If this is a completely stock engine. You might consider blocking off the center carb and running it as a Dual set up
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Just a little nostalgia

In February 1052, I arrived in San Diego CA US Naval training center. Saw my first Hot Rods. I was amazed, and the sound!! Well I guess I was addicted to them. I don't think there is a cure. Hope...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Test fired my flattey!!

I'd like to make a suggestion to all those that rebuild an engine. use a stock carb for the first 50/100 miles. Mustible carbs have a tendency to run rich, and that;'s the last ti\hing you need for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Ol' Ron
Just a little nostalgia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8FqjWQEESg
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: #4 Piston Removal

How do you know it's a wrist pin??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Aod in 1950 ford 8ba

WE have one in Georges roadster and it came from an 80's PU, I think???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,232
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

In the late 50's I built a 345ci "Y" block for the drags for a fellow. The engine had a C&T stroker assy with floating bearings. The roda were bored out to except them. Yes it was a welded crank....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,232
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

Going back in history, the development of the big cubic engines started in 49 with the 303 Olds and the 331 caddy. This was at a time when the 286 Flatty was about as far as you could go, without...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Original Price when new

In 57 a Ford PU with 6 cyl, 4 spd was 1300, I had one.
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