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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 05:04 PM
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Posted By 52Allard
Combustion Visualization inside a Flathead

Hope you guys don't get too upset with starting this thread since it's not a restoration project. These are too cool though to not share. Everyone that has ever built an engine has to always wonder...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 05:40 PM
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Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Thanks much for the Hilborn fuel injection system info - I haven't been able to find out much about that so really appreciated seeing what it's supposed to look like.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 05:32 PM
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Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Thanks much for sharing Bored&Stroked.
I used to help out a guy named Lynn Yakel who was part of the California sports car culture in the '50s and knew Dean Moon, Vic Edelbrock, Stu Hilborn and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2021, 06:36 PM
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Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

And that's about all I know. THought it was worth sharing because of the notes from all the different people that were at the top of their game including Zora Duntov, Clem TeBow and others. Hope it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2021, 06:24 PM
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Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

As I'm sure you guys figured out that when Sisler wanted to burn more air and fuel - he needed more ignition. Here's what he did...

There is also a good description of the final configuration of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Did the bypass line have a pressure regulator up by the pump or something?
Thanks for the info - good stuff - interesting.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Sisler did have lots of correspondence with Allard in England but Allard wasn't doing too well in the mid '50s and definitely not spending any time or money developing the Ardun engine. There are a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 06:01 PM
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Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Unfortunately I don't have any of that info. Someone asked me about the serial numbers on the Ardun heads and I don't know that either. The engine was supposed to have a serial number 2036-Z if that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 05:58 PM
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Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

So as frnkeore mentioned the other day, fuel injection system is one thing but just getting the fuel out of the tank and to the injection system and back to the fuel tank is another thing.

Here's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 05:21 PM
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Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

frnkeore - you are right. It would have been a pain in the butt to switch between the two systems.
Not sure if Sisler did swap back and forth but he definitely went for the Hilborn Fuel Injection...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 06:17 PM
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Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Sisler must have had the engine running in '55 but after racing season is over, the wheels are turning in his mind. Here he's trying to upgrade induction and fuel systems...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 06:32 PM
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Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Back to the Ardun rebuild story. Sisler (original owner of my car) was pretty quiet through the summer of '55 although did still have some troubles. Here are a couple of notes to C-T. When Clem TeBow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

I haven't ever had my car driving at any sort of speed so not sure how it handles but if you look through old racing records, the Allard J2 and some of the other Allard variations which all have the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Hi Ron,
I wish you the best of luck with your independent front suspension modification. Here's a little help from Allard... One thing that you may have already noticed is that you will want to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 85
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Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Back to the Ardun engine story...
Sisler had all of the parts to get running in early '55, not sure exactly what he did about the valve guides (maybe C&T but he didn't save a receipt), he got the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Great question Ol'Ron. Yes - all the production Allards that I'm aware of up to the K3 and I think the JR model had the split axel front suspension. I know that seems really weird but Sidney Allards...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Forgot about this series of correspondence so the scans are a little out of order. This is to Stevens Motors Inc. in '54 and early '55.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

So Sisler did pony up and pay for the new Isky 102-A cam and '52 Olds valve springs...

I was told that Iskenderian early cams were all regrinds and that he preferred '32 Ford cams since he felt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

So the next big challenge is to find a good cam (66 years ago today). Scans have some other good info about valves, springs for the Ardun and other services from Iskenderian.
I know other grinds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

The next letters are to and from the Crankshaft Company. I don't think Sisler used them or at least didn't stroke his engine as he later mentioned having a 3-3/4" stroke.
Thought it was interesting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Next correspondence between Sisler and TeBow
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

I think you are exactly correct about Sisler. He knew a little bit, was trying to gain as much advice from everyone who he talked to (and as you know everyone has a different opinion), and he was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Allard Motors weren't too much help to Sisler from his previous letter as Allard was having trouble selling cars in '54 and lost Duntov who went to Chevy so they had other problems to worry about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,162
Posted By 52Allard
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

I'm a mechanic at heart and not a race car driver so my goal is to try a non-competitive rally or tour, take it to meets, take the kids and wife out for drives on nice days. If I had a chance to take...
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