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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:12 AM
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Posted By Fortunateson
Question Drivetrain Advice Needed

I have a '32 5W which will be running a 276ci engine and a '40 rearend with 3.78 gears. I have three possible transmission gear setups... a 16:28, a 15:29, and a 18:26. LZ (although I think I'll be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,719
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 12 year old Coker tires, still ok?

This tire debate all started when Firestones were blowing out at speed. Govt did a study on tire deterioration base on the temps around Phoenix Az. Exposure to UV and temps buggered them up after...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 972
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Failing health

I had the vertigo thing about 15 years ago. I was teaching a Math class and I just felt wobbly but thankfully it was just before recess. At th break I informed the vice principal and said I'd need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,290
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

As I mentioned earlier the springs will be new stock spec springs from Speedway. I'm now going to wait to have them checked before I get the .060 shims if indeed they are needed.

What does the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,727
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Home made tool that works really well.

Mart, that looks good. I went in a different direction copying the Vern Tardel version since I had a short piece of threaded pipe that fits into the drain hole and a pice of 2"x3" rectangular...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,290
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

The cam is a Max1 clone done by a local cam grinder who's been in the business since the mid fifties. The car will be a cruiser.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,290
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Well I've been well and truely educated! Thanks for all the replies. I just presumed there would be consistency with new parts. I'll see if I can get to the machinist this week...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,290
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Will do then. I would think that new springs would be without the variance but then they would be for a stock cam. I was hoping for an "right out of the box" yes or no.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,290
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Ron,

I didn't get to connect with my machinist this week to ask about the .060 overbore versus .030, maybe next week. I will be drilling the holes to lock the Johnsons while they are adjusted. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,290
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Ron, Johnson adjustable lifters... do they have different valves rather than stock?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,290
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Thanks for all those good points. As stated the engine has never been rebuilt. I will discuss more with my machinist when we talk about increasing the over bore. I know the valve seats will need a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,290
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Okay, I'm getting a little confused here. I was planning on using original Johnson adjustable lifters with original valves that are in good shape along with the advised .060 shims. Are you guys...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,290
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

I'll be using new stock springs from Speedway. Does that sound about right? Ron alluded to using the .060 shims and I was looking for confirmation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,290
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Thanks. I'll get to CharlieNY for the distributor, I'll block off the centre carb, and I'll go see my machinist and discuss the .060 over versus the .030 over. I'll look into the 2" carb risers.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,290
Posted By Fortunateson
Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

As the title says. Tried his personal email but message was rejected. Posted a Barm PM and no replies yet.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: OT: My new favorite T-shirt...

Got the same shirt except, "built in the Fifties".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Changing color of frame

Could the coating be Imron? I heard that stuff is really hard.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: The Towe Museum Early Ford V-8 Engines Have A New Home !

Thanks for the pics...seems a shame to drill through the oil pans though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: The Towe Museum Early Ford V-8 Engines Have A New Home !

Did he loose the whole collection? Is that him in the OP's pics?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: The Towe Museum Early Ford V-8 Engines Have A New Home !

Haven't thought of the Deer Lodge Museum for a looooong time. Was it sold off, was it primarily Ford vehicles, who's th older fellow in the pics? I googled Deer Lodge museums and there is one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: The Towe Museum Early Ford V-8 Engines Have A New Home !

How are the engines secured to the stands/dollies?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,807
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Holy Crap! Kindergarten kids stamped my block. What do I have here?

Kilohertz,

I have the same Canadian block which came with a 4" crank and the Merc pistons. I was told it was a Merc block because of the heads but head are easily swapped. When I tore it down I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

Thanks for all the replies. I started a thread on this last spring but am only now ordering the parts. (I usually have the parts shipped to my mail box across the line and pick them up there as it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By Fortunateson
266 versus 276 CI?

Just about ready to order parts for my flathead build that I had an earlier thread on. My machinist says to only go .030 overbore which would give me around 266ci I believe. A lot of the flatties I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,883
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Black single stage paint.

I love Centari. My first paint job with a small 2hp compressor using a gun metal gray metallic turned out incredible. One tiny run but a razor blade took care of that. A light polishing, which...
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