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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
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) Yesterday, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
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) Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
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: 444
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: 721
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: 1,507
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: 701
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: 405
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: 405
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: 701
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: 20
Views: 723
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: 701
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: 543
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: 313
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: 2,148
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: 2,148
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: 611
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Original Price when new

In 57 a Ford PU with 6 cyl, 4 spd was 1300, I had one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Running 2 carbs on a 3x2 manifold

Not a problem, on a street engine. But no matter which intake you use, you'll have to change the distributor. Also milling the heads for .045/.050 piston to head clearance will improve throttle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: WWII gas ration sticker placement?

My Father worked for a company that installed stockers, and oil burners in factories. So he used his car every day, always had gas and tires. Out Neighbor was a French man who was in the first world...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,148
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

The "Y" block is substantially heaver than the flathead. The early :Y" blocks had 239/272 ci whick will make the front end of the car more difficult to steer and handle poorly. 54 springs might...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Cutting domes in 21 stud aluminum heads?

Yes, I'd change the pistons. These heads are hard to find.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,939
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Amount OF TIME TO BUILD YOUR CAR

Started in 84, and still working on it. EFI in process.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 827
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: T5 Shift Problems

Did you use ATF? when you filled it??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Bearing dimentions

Tanks Gary for your input. Back when I was building engine I had two places where I could have my cranks ground. And I always had them give me an extra 1/2 thou under what ever size needed to clean...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Bearing dimentions

Before I had a Bearing mic, I too, used the wrist pin method. But I never thought that was very accurate . This morning I used a magnifier hat and a light to read the mic, and that works very well,...
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