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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 32 juice brakes

I sometimes wonder why you would go to all the trouble putting on Hyd. Brakes, when the suspension system is so antiquated. Probably a stronger engine as well I realize that this improves the safely...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Speaking of rare!

Be Nice to see what the chambers looked like??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Power valve failure

I like to tune a street engine for economy, which would be too lean for WOT.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Power valve failure

Just curious, how often do you hear of a PV failure? Can't remember the last time I heerd of one???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Complete 8BA Flathead - what can I expect to pay

IF he want's more money, he has to stand by the block. Offer him 500 bucks providing the block is good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Want to build a 59ab using a 8ba block

Rotowrench has it and it;s been done many times. The clutch will also depend on the transmission. Most passenger and light trucks in the 42/48 used a 9 .10 clutch, but the 9 is different than the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,279
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: The Bubba plan for now ......???? Jim Linder

Hi Jim
Sorry to hear of your condition, getting old has it's problems. I know, bad back, bad hip and shortness of breath. Make a short day of work. I commend you on all the good you've doe for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Complete 8BA Flathead - what can I expect to pay

2500 bucks for a rebuilt long block, is a gift. Fnd out what was done to the engine and if there is any guarantee that the block is good. I asume the Long block has everything it needs to make it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Flathead valve job question

I used a Pilot for awhile that registered in the lifter bore. I found out lather that these are not necessarily in alignment, and switched to a pilot that fit the guide bore. The seat indicator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Askig for help with Mercury rear end ID

I have a Spicer 41 from a Merc with auto. gear ratio is 3.3, new drums and brakes 250 in VT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Spark Advance versus Overheat

The vacuum break must ride the disk at all times, or the ignition will become erratic. The idle or cruise hi vac will not remove the piston from the disk if set properly. Been there, done that. As a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,832
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Stromberg BIG 97

I ran two of them on the 284 Hydro engine on a bored out super dual intake. Made 174 HP at 4600. My biggest mistake here was the Flatattack Cylinder heads. The combustion chamber was so large the CR...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: oil coolers

Ran an oil temp gauge in the stock car. After a race temp was 220/230 Had a dual filter system, so bought two oil coolers from JC Whitney. These were according shaped aluminum pieces that clamped to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba engine tuning help needed

One thing I do is run a Chevy Harmonic balancer. Sometimes the lower pulleys line up when using a narrow belt. Unfortunately you have to make one for the wide belt/ ith the balancer you get a good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba engine tuning help needed

The numbers I mentioned are just a starting point and every engine is different. You can add or subract a few degs with the initial , or remove some from the vac. I like to run alot of advance in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,832
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Stromberg BIG 97

The bases and butterflys were much larger. I have one on a blower saay. However the base will fit on the small 2GC but the ventures are way off/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,832
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Stromberg BIG 97

Does amybody have any idea what the two 2GC carbs floe. The make the small onr that bolts to the Merc intake and a larger one. I've never seen any data on them, Or forgot??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba engine tuning help needed

I usually run 2/4 degs Initial advance. Actually the initial advance isn't very important, and is only used to start the engine. However adding the vacuum advance will give you the right advance ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,229
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Isky 3/4 Max 1 Camshaft

John has done just that, and with the Max #1 cam. And is the best book out there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
Posted By Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Carb and Distributor Dilemma

I'd like to write about the evloution of the ignition system now used on the flathead and the tuning of the fuel system. For me it dates back to the early 70's and at that time i was racing and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: setting up the rods on a 221

Fitting the floating bearings is a mathematical problem. First have the rods checked for roundness and size. They should be 2.200 dis. I have them opened up a thou ro two. Then measure the crank.It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: convert 1949 ford Starter to 12 volt

Why not just run the 6v started on 12v. I've been doing that for 60 years. but zi cary a spare. Haven't had to uz it yet!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Ford flathead drivability

I'm suppressed, he didn't know that?? Seams like a knowledgeable person.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,116
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Bolt inside water pump

I often wonder who the people are that have joined the Flathead group. You're getting an education in automotive mechanics. People with out a mechanical back ground might have some trouble getting a...
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