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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

To Find TDC with a dial indicator, I run the piston up until the piston goes past TDC bt .1--". Mark it. now go back until the piston goes back down .100" mark it. TRU TDC is between the two marks....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: cam change in the car

What cam are you using? A hi lift cam will be hard to adjust valve clearance, especially considering the lifter bore are not drilled. This is a difficult job on an engine stand.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Power disc brakes 1950 ford f1

In 1973 Ford had disk brakes in front as an Option. It also came with a special MC. When you order it specify with out power
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: A contribution from the wife...

Don't loose this ome, She's a real keeper!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Power disc brakes 1950 ford f1

Using the speedway conversion, you can use athe yellow pads which work quite well without power.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: I broke my truck! Plus some dumb luck.

One of the reasons I don't use early Ford rear ends. Replacing them is a safety issue.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Mercury crank

I think the Canadian Nerc cranks had a 3/8 oil plug.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1953 Sun Distributor Machine - schematic

I had a Sun distributor machine that i didn't use very often, but it worked great. One day walked passed it and saw the Tac gauge was black and the other one Brown. I haden't used it for several...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8 ba id

It could have been an early 48 truck block OR??? but i think someone has been in there before and used what he had. I do things like that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

I love it, someone that understands the simple way to check a cam. "Split overlap". Learned that in a shop cals in school. Some old engines didn't have any marks. However, I do like to advance the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Dipstick question

The tube that holds the dipstick is a 1.2: nf thread. Go to the junk yard a get a modern dipstick with a nice yellow handle. Get a piece of 1/2" thin wall tubing and thread it into the pan , mark it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: block quandary

Lawrie,
The application determines the need to make certain modifications. Ross pistons and Metric rings will make allot of difference is a race engine or one that will see very high RPM's. A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: H&C rotors

I think Bubba miht have some, or know where to get them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

hen running the stock car,I would put star washers under the bolts on the cam.I found thet they never slipped. I often wondered how much of a difference, 3 or 4 degrees would make in any engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
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) 10-13-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
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) 10-13-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
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: 493
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: 767
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: 1,602
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: 722
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: 430
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: 430
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: 722
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: 22
Views: 919
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...
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