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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 162
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: AFR tuning

First, the most important tuning should be the "Cruise" AF and timing. Next low speed acceleration and Idle mixture and initial timing are not that important.. Your looking for performance and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Early block/late crank question

The rear seal of the 39 and the 8ba are the same, so the Merc crank is a drop in to a lat 38/41 block. However the 91A block has 3 1/16 bore, not sure it can be bored to 3 3/16. I did however bore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,408
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Big Boys Heads

When desiging a racing style combustion chamber for a flathead. I think the wedge style is the best. having a flat surface at an angle and a piston with a corrising angle. This allow a very hi...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Another Huge Loss to me

My condolences to you and your family. Sad to loos loved ones, and as you get older, this is a Pain we all bare. Take care.
Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Offenhauser 400 Heads Value

I wonder who's running Edelbrock now??
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,408
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Big Boys Heads

I have a set of Grancor heads that had a very intersting chamber for a pop up piston. but the plug was in the stock location. I used these heads on the Bovell engine with a 3 3/4 stroke piston on a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Offenhauser 400 Heads Value

The interesting part of these heads is the, Qute 400. When I was building engines, the customer had a choice of what manufacture provided the parts. most of them chose the L-100 cam and some the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,111
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: New car in the garage

The problem with a car like this is: It's so beautiful that it would be hard to drive in todays traffic. Where would you park it? I worry allot.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 60hp engine

The best 60 HP engine is the 1940, it had many improvements. I think they were able to tell you. I know the crank is different.available in late 39, but someone that is more familiar with them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 15" Rims

15" tires are on their way out, like the 14s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Harmon and Collins S 108 Camshaft

Looks like a nice cam, a minather 400jr.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Valve lubrication question on 8BA

Another thing you have to realize is the intake valve stem is under Hi Vacuum, but the exhaust is under pressure, and need kubrication or they seze.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: New Addition

A cLINTON mOTORES MANUAL IS ALSO A GOOD SOURSE OF INFORMATION. yOU CAN FIND THEM AT fLE MARKETS USUALLY ONE IN THE MID 40'S WILL COVER IT..
sORRY ABOUT THE CAPS, DIDN'T SEE THEM. aND WELCOME...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: SBC ignition upgrade ?

I was in that Delco plant in74, when I worked for wilson instruments. Whine in the inspection room I saw the first HEI distributors and they gave me two to take back to Ct, I brought one back to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: transmission question

I think it depends on how much you want to pay for the convience of an Over drive. How much of the work can you do yourself,
Thetorque tube unit is very reliable and works just fine as an OD....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: SBC / 8BA distributors

Depending what modifications have been made to the engine having the ability to adjust both the vacuum and mechanical advance, I tune for acceleration and fuel economy. I set the Mech adv to 16* and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: remembrance day

Yes, less we forget. I had several uncles ans cousins that fought in that war. Thank god they all came back.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Rust

How well does Por 15 work on rust??
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1932 Ford V8 vs 4 cyl horsepower

Unfortunately, Many horsepower ratings are a figment of imagination of the advertising dept. In JWL's book he spent almost 100 pages testing the 239 engine, and in it's original form, it berly makes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Head gasket

I've used the 3036 coper gasket abd it's 8ba equivalent, for the past 60 years and the work quite well, especially when you have to take the heads of very often. Probably better ones now, but non I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: It's a MIRACLE!

Well done. Kinda thinking out of the box, I like it.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: French flat mods

Have the flywheel re drilled for a 9 1/2 later pressure plate stronger than the 0 and lighter than the 10 or 11.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Camshaft for french flathead

Adding dual carbs, eliminates the stock distributor, so you'll need to change distributors anyway. AS for the grind, that's up to the application. but the cost will be high in any case. Gramps.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1901 teapot question

Yes, almost 2 grand for the complete system. I wonder how conr=trolable the ignition is. Like vacuum advance under load.???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1901 teapot question

2GCc and a GM dist is the answer.
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