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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Flathead Engine Type?

Just remember, a good block is worth it' weight in gold.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Heads

Now that you can mill the heads, you might want to try angle milling them. Taking material off over the valves. A stovk car trick was to take .060" off the valve side iff the heads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: It's Friday. Time for a Flathead video. Crusty Flatty Pt.11.

There isn't any reason why it wouldn't work, and back in the day it was a common practice. But, I think the pistons should weigh the same. I use a homemade beam balancer. and you don't have to worry...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Heads

I have some pics of the doming tool which Ill post. I also made a fis
xture from pipe fittings for grinding the radius, But I can't find them. ET!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Heads

You might want to use heads of the same type and match them. Howeve you might have to redome onr. I;t;s easy to make a doming tool out of an old file like I did, However it has to ture very slow to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Flathead Engine Type?

You won't know, till you open it up,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: It's Friday. Time for a Flathead video. Crusty Flatty Pt.11.

It doesn't hurt to run a different size piston in a repaired cylinder. This was done at many a machine shop back in the day. I ran a .040 Piston in a stock engine just to fix one cylinder. Just make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,340
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Which Cam

It does sound good, but it's running awful rich. The biggest problem I have with 97 carbs is tuning them for economy. The best carb I;ve found is the 500 cfm Edelbrock. Richard gor 22 mpg wiyh the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8-BA Connecting Rods Oil Hole

I often wondered why the holes were necessary. After all the amount of oil that leaves the bearings, is far more than that which comes out of the little holes. This oil covers everything in the ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,340
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Which Cam

Yes, the sound is exceptionally well liked as the sound of a flathead. Installed in a large displacement , hi compression engine and properly tuned. I can give excellent fuel economy as well as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,340
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Which Cam

I like t use aluminum balls. They retain their shape and are easier to measure, giving a more accurate results. I used clay for many years, but found the alum balls better and easier to use. I don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Crank chunk

Not a problem, but an old crank should be magged, just to eliminate a surprise.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,340
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Which Cam

Those charts are for reference only. You actually have to measure the chambers to determine the CR. In my book I measured a dozen or so heads and they were all over the place. Another consideration...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,340
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Which Cam

The best modification you can make to a stock or mild modified engine is piston to head clearance. This increases the turbulence in the chamber and better combustion. This improved fuel mileage and ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,340
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Which Cam

I would think any cam would run well in a 284 ci engine. But in a stock engine you have to be conservative.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,340
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Which Cam

Having used "Many L-100 cams, I can "Honestly" say: they don't work very well in a relatively stock engine. Having too mucj duration and overlap, which kills low end torque. These cams need some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: valve question

Know Craig, I think he was talking about a stock engine. However, I usually cut the stems down on SbC valves when I undercut the bottoms
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: valve question

Using a split guid ans early valves in an 8BA engine cam be done. However this lwould lead to more oil seeping into the combustion chamber thru the valve stem. Bad Idea.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: disc brakes & distributor

I used a 96 or later, spicer 44 rear from a jeep grand cherokee , $Price 150. Bolt pattern is 41/2 on 5 so you need an adapter $50. You get disk brakes a posi and axles you can't brake. Can't see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Problem with front axle made of a mixture of parts.

Just make sure you don't bend them in,or out. It will screw up the Ackerman angle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 37 Don

I trid to call but they were closed. I'll try again tomorrow.
Tanks Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Ol' Ron
37 Don

I'm trying to get in touch with Don Oster from RI. Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Where has billben/flathead gone

Bill was a good friend of mine, he helped me quite abit. I miss hinm
Ol' Ron
PS. those ports remind me of the way we did them back in the day. I don't quite do them that way anymore. Like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 795
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

Pan breather leaked oil?? The one on our pan didn't, ran for several years, still have the pan.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 32 to 34 spindles

Not to hi jack this thread, but here goes. If your upgrading an early A or 32/34 vehicle to a more modern rod such a Juce brakes and alittle engine mods. You might want to improve the steering, by...
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