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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 709
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Future V-8er??

Looks like the Hobby is in good hands.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Looking for Floating brgs ..

The rod should measure 2.220 crank at 1.977 you need a bearing that is .21215 for zero clearance A .119 sounds like a .020 under beating. Which would be pretty tight. However you don't know if the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Borg-Warner Overdrive

I think the 57 trans is a T 85 with much stronger gears ans the oD has 4 plantiary gears. Had one of these in a 56 with a 342 Merc engine and Clay Smith cam. Never broke it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1937-40 Ford Flathead V-8 60 Horsepower Parts

Getting the word out, is the problem. Punishing the people that don't know of the existence of these parts, reflects more on your desire for money.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Running too Lean?

You might try this old trick, I asume the carbs are on progressive linkage. If so, bring the engine up to about 1000/1200. then run your hand over the carb, watch the tac. If the RPM's increase your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: t5 conversion

Using the passenger bell housing will allow you to use the stock clutch linkage wand an inexpensive adapter to bolt the trans to the engine. Unfortunately, the trans nust be converted to a closed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA interest.

We're all routing for you to come up with a usable block. It really doesn't have to be something special. The old ones are just getting hard er to find. Yes a thicker deck and cylinder bore would be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA interest.

Glad to see your back. Yes, a complete ready to run block is probably a best seller. However, a finished bore and valve grind is not necessary if the price is reasonable. For the guys that want to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,730
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Update NOS WWII Engine

I'm about to pickup an engine from a 1942 Ford Ambulance. Whaat was available for this application back then? 99a? ?????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Engine build

Most shops can bore the block, fit the pistons and grind/cut the seats and check the rods for use . Then just toss it together. Sounds like the dozens if builds done "back in the day" This rekieves...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 987
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: piston stop bolt confusion

I think it was Bruce Lancaster that came up with it. I've used it quite often and found it to be very accurate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 33/34 steering question

I discovered a new steering box that works well on the early frames. it's the Toyota Celtic 70/early 80's. This box has the input shaft over the frame giving the exhaust manifolds more clearance. the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 38 ford pickup

Looking for a dash window molding for a 38 PU for a friend.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: weber carb

I think they also make a weber carb that bolts to a stock 3 bolt intake.?????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 21 stud cam installed in my 59AB

I bored a 37 block too 3 3/16 and rah 8ba rods, pistons and crank. No sleeves. block is quite thick/ Had to turn the mains down on the crank.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
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: 1,090
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: 774
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: 774
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: 847
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: 727
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: 70
Views: 4,979
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: 847
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: 504
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: 400
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
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