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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Int gets a makeover

I tried to find a pic of the front axle and all it pieces parts. When the buggy springs have vertical the ride improves because the spring resistance is only provided by the axle movement and not the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Ol' Ron
Int gets a makeover

By the turn of the centry I decided to upgrade the Int and install a Flathead engine back into the truck. I also wanted to fix the steering, I didn't like the way the 52 front axle was riding and it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 827
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA Truck Motor - Oil

If you were dealing with an aircraft engine?? would you ignore the manufacturer's recommendations??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Sharp, Edelbrock or modded OEM heads and head gasket

Allot of questions here. Yes the big bore gaskets will clear. Dome shape is not important. Checking piston to head clearance with alum balls or clay is. Cr is determined by size of chamber VS...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 827
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA Truck Motor - Oil

I don't understand why the pressure is so HIgh ????????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 827
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA Truck Motor - Oil

I run my bearings alittle on the loose side so mu oil pressure is alittle low. I also run my engines hot, use a 180 stat and the fan kicks in at 200. I run a 3 lb cap and sometimes on a hot day might...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 827
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA Truck Motor - Oil

20/50 on a rebuild?????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 827
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA Truck Motor - Oil

I think 10-30 would be the correct weight oil with stock bearing clearing clearances. Oil Pressure should be 10/15 lbs at idle and 40/50 at cruise. The reason is the lighter oil cools the bearing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: The next Idderation of the Int

Thanks for blowing up the pics
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Ol' Ron
The next Idderation of the Int

These are the earliest pictures of the Int I have. The one with my wife and granddaughter, are probably the first. At this point i had installed 52 F1 front axle and steering, replaced the box with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Header Suggestion

I like the Fentons as well. Their much quieter in the car and last forever. however. If your looking for an increase in power, Headers and dual exhaust offer little. purley esthetic, but I love the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

Good reason to change the rear end to a later open drive unit. I gave up on these rears and trans 50 years ago. If your a puris fine, but a daily driver, not so much.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By Ol' Ron
A Delma, selling my truck

]About a month ago I went with a fellow to buy a 47 F1 PU in NH. Asking price 9500. The truch was complete and they said it ran. Unfortunately . it didn't when we got there. The truck had seen better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,802
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: This AWFUL Bug...Explained!

I agree with Tubman, take it someplace else!!!
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Split Lock Washers On Main Bearing Caps Of Flathead Motor

I was always taught to use a grade #8 flat washer, din;t always do it but on a race motor do. Not sure where this comes from but torqing to 1oo bl it doesn't make sense to use a lock washer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Uni-Steer advice sought

JUst heat and bend the arms down, they only have to clear by a "smig", as the radius rod follows the axle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: gear ratio

I used a78 ford rear from a C4 car in the junkyard. It had 3.07 ratio. I used it in a 52 PU with a 302 and c4 cruise was in the mid 2k around 65/70. It was practically a bolt in.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: It's Friday. We're locked down. Lets watch Mart's video!

It's a pleasure to see another flathead go together.
Take care
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,802
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: This AWFUL Bug...Explained!

My "stupid factor" is very high today. What's this all about??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Alternator or not?

I might suggest you use an alternator, if you used an over the counter one from a late car. The reason: Nothing wrong with the generator, but not easily replaceable when on the road. When restoring a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

Nope, but interesting??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What happens in a transmission rebuild - Part 2

when I ran my shop, I sent all myBlocks ans etc out for bake cleaning. At the time it cost 65 per block, worth every sent!
Gramos
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,409
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Well...this ain't good

WOW!! what a beautiful car, always had a soft spot for the 36 3 widow. Thanks.
Gra,ps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What do i have here...21-stud hybrid ?

Having worked in the machine tool industry for quite awhile. I can tell you that the engineering department of most companies are far ahead of the production items, such as blocks, in this case. At...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,142
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Timing gear oiling?

Missed that, don't know if it's my eyesight , or brain. Interesting discussion, for a non problem.
Gramps
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