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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: drill holes in 51 8ba block

I do that all the time. Heres what you can do simply use the gasket from the early Flathead the bolt pattern was the same on all the early blocks from 1932 to 1948. In 1949 Ford changed the intake a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,878
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: silicone brake fluid proof brake light switch

Years ago when i had the same failure with silicone fluid and the original style brake light switch i spent time trying to figure out why they fail. I found the seal in the brake light switch was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Open driveline to 6 spline pinion

Unfortunately theres no Ford flange made to match up to the Ford banjo six spline pinion. A pricey conversion is made to do it sold by Speedway the parts a probably off shore quality.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 8ba engine tuning help needed

I have not found any issues so far with the cam gears but since you notice an issue with what you wrote then anything is possible. However until you see what the actual cam timing events are taking...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 8ba engine tuning help needed

No the initial is a set number figuring in the the vacuum is not correct. The additional advance added by the vacuum is added to the initial.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 8ba engine tuning help needed

If your initial timing is only 4 degrees thats to low I find low initial timing will cause the issue your having. The initial setting should be 10 to 12 degrees. The mechanical added advance then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,212
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Isky 3/4 Max 1 Camshaft

To help you solve the loss adjuster thread issues when i run into that problem i simply clean the threads with brake cleaner to get rid of any oils i then use red Locktite placing a drop of Locktite...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Bellhousing indexing

Yes Joe theres removable dowels on the 8BA. Unfortunately no aftermarket offset dowel pins are made that match how Ford made their pins. When I make the pins for the 50A or the 8BA I offset my three...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Bellhousing indexing

Any time I install an after market bell housing to the back of the Flathead I always check the centerline location. Most times I discover the bell housing is way off the centerline to correct the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 53 Mercury Intake Guide Seals?

Take the time and put the O rings in. I find they go in easily if you lubricate the outer surface of the O ring when your ready to pull the valve assembly into the guide hole. It will take a bit of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,154
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Cyl Heads-Navarro vs Edelbrock or Offenhauser

Paul great. Hey this Saturday in Meridan is the Silver City Shake Down good group of hot rods. Held at the PBA should be info on the HAMB
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,154
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Cyl Heads-Navarro vs Edelbrock or Offenhauser

The really good cranks which include the five main option cost a bit over 3 grand. Not something for the average guy to run on the street but for all out use its much better than the off shore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,154
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Cyl Heads-Navarro vs Edelbrock or Offenhauser

Looks like we would need two of the leaf motors since 23 pounds is the highest so far. ;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,154
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Cyl Heads-Navarro vs Edelbrock or Offenhauser

Electric supercharger drives now that could work but if were talking top speeds at Bonneville the battery's needed for the long pull might be a bit more weight that will cancel out the possible speed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,212
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Isky 3/4 Max 1 Camshaft

All of the above information is great BUT unless you check the cam timing as advertised on the timing card the true events will never be known. I have found as an example on an Isky cam advertised at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Crankshaft Timing Gear Install

Heck for years I have been using an old toaster over just put the gear in at max heat for 15 minutes. It will expand just enough to begin going on then use the pipe to complete the installation....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: ct1932ford on the mend

Mark plan on the Monday night after fathers day for our drag racers reunion in Meriden at New Life church. Hopefully you will be back on the road by then. ;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: ct1932ford on the mend

Mark now that your tuneup has been completed I look forward to seeing you out in one of the Deuces. We might have something in common to talk about and its not the car stuff. See you soon.
Take...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Relieved Ford V8 block

That plug location is great as long as the exhaust valves dont lift any more than what a stock cam will allow. I see bent valves and closed plug electrodes but hey a lot of measuring could figure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Relieved Ford V8 block

Ian all of my runs at the Bonneville saltflats with my flathead Ford block has been with supercharging. Your idea of running no water in the heads as Pete wrote will take a lot of thought. I have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,666
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1936 LB marking

The LB blocks i have seen the stamping on was visible with the intake in place and location of the stamping was near the front but not sure what side.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Best coil to use with a petronix ign

Hate to tell you Bubba but your wrong. As I wrote in my above post the correct Pertronix coil will work perfectly. Since I use the products i speak of Im more than sure about what I post! However I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Best coil to use with a petronix ign

The answer to your question is yes Pertronix offers a 6 volt conversion for every type of Flathead Ford V-8 distributor they also offer both positive or negative ground option.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Best coil to use with a petronix ign

On the steer I use the standard Ignitor and the matching 40,000 volt coil. For the race car i use the Ignitor 2 and the 45,000 volt coil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Best coil to use with a petronix ign

For the 12 volt Pertronix I would go with their flame thrower coil . Not only have I had thousands of trouble free miles using the stuff in my roadster i also used the conversion and coils to set a...
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