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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,613
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

87, I think Bill Bently started it?? goes back into the 90's Not sure when Shelly picked it up??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Installation of IFS in a 1950 F1

If You don't have the money, you have to try other means to solve the problem
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Installation of IFS in a 1950 F1

I installed anIFS in a 52 F1 back in the 90's and it was quite simple and worked very well. Ride quality was improved 100%. Engine was a 302 W/C4 trans PS was stock For the flathead, you could use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What clutch would you use?

I like to use the 9 1/2 behind the 8ba engines and the 9" on the 59 and earlier engines. Now there is a problem here with the 9 1/2 and it won't clear rhe 1 3/8 input shaft also it doesn't fit the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Second Thoughts on Valve Lash?

I've run the rotators on several Max#1 cams ans tge EAB cam in the truck. I'd like to try the 1007B with them
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,045
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Why not a new casting

Cost, cost . cost!! The cist to make, the cist to machine, the cost to sell.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Fuele Mileage question....

always tune a street engine for cruise, as t spends 90% of it's time there. I use an AF meter and look for 14.7/15.2 at 2400 (60/65) with an L-100 cam. Distributor need allot of advance 26/28. Takea...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Distributor

Yes, Charly NY makes a distributor with adjustable Mechanical and vacuum advance. With 16akk in at 2k 3.4 initial and 26.28 Vac you should get excellent performance as well as great fuel economy. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: SILV-O-LITE 8-1017 Piston Info?

You could get the pistons Knurled If you could find someone wiyh aan old Perfect circle machine, but then you'll need rings. Bent gp with the .100 over or 125 which would be a 276 with the 4" crank....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Front brakes

Yes, I was thinking about that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Flathead timing

With all the money it takes to build an engine, it makes sense to have it tuned right.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,581
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Let's start a junkyard fuel injection discussion

I love it. Why not drill each manafold port and weld in a bung for an injector. Some of these systems fire 4 injectors at a time, so you have to have them aligned with a open falve.AK 87/9 GM system
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Front brakes

Yes I might go this way in the future, but right now I just want to get it on the track for some test with a new build , it might be to dangerous to park.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba engine

Auuto-Thermac OR "steel strut" arre the best pistons for a stock rebuild. They can be installed with very little clearance .001/.002. I found a set of NoName pistons like this for my 3/8x3/9 296...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Ol' Ron
Flathead timing

IN answer to 32gnu. This was one of my next issue with the flathead, Timing. Originally, I was one of those people that didn't give much thought to timing an engine, Just keep advancing it until it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,581
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Let's start a junkyard fuel injection discussion

Back in the late 90's I was replacing the engine in my daughter in laws Doge van. Which had a Jap 4 banger in it. It had a one barrel EFI unit on it. I took it home and installed it on a stock 239...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Front brakes

I lke to plan ahead on all my builds and the 5 on 4 1/2 is probably the most common wheel pattern. Also 16 wheels are dine a dozen in the junk yards and the tire company's will be making 16 tires fir...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 950
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Failing health

Yes, I've been up in the VA several times over the past coupla months for similar reasons. They seem to have the bP under control, so I'm back on the shop on limited basis now. Got my covid shot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Ol' Ron
Front brakes

I'm in an area where I have little knowledge, 39 Hyd brakes?? What 5 on 5 1/2 brake drums do I need, and does anyone have a set for sale. what I actually need are 3 on 4 1/2 pattern.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1935 v8 engine, can a 1939/48 cam be used in it?

Not a problem. Just check the crank gear>>
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,286
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: A little eye surgery

Yes, deffinately worth the time and effort.I alsso had new ducwork for some other proble,. Just spen a few days in the VA for hi BP. Finally got it under control, I hope.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,798
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: I'd like to start a new thread on the components used in building a flathad

284ci is a big engine, should preform very well. I don't recommend relieving the bolck and porting can reduce performance if done wrong. The selection of camshaft and the planned CR of the engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: I need to rebuild my flathead

Welcome to the barn. Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,534
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Front Tube Shocks in 1936 Ford

I use the mid 70's Camaro shocks. they have a 70/30 valving and match the weight of your car. This is important, at one time shocks were matched by weight. Can't find thet info any more. I'd drill...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,798
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: I'd like to start a new thread on the components used in building a flathad

Yes, now I remember it. However, I don't remember ever using it. At that time in my life I didn't really care about economy cruising, I was a |Pedal to the metal" Kinds guy. Tiday, with the cost of...
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