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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,403
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Off Set Crank Grinding

B&S
I bought a welded stroker from C&T automotive back in the 60s for around 300 bucks. This was for a 312 "T" block. It included, Pistons and rings, rods bored for 29a floaters, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 798
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Ford F150 transmission for my 34' Tudor

The F150 trans is an inexpensive swap behind an 8ba block. I used the stamped steel bell housing by boring out the register to the trans size and welding on some tabs to bolt it on. I think the gear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: My "new" 260 inch Merc is a BEAST!

I posted pics of the modification I use for the stock Genorator instolation with the early pumps and the SBC dist. It just requires a 1/4" spacer behind the Gen to move it away from the dist. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 675
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Step x Step = Posting Pictures

My stupid factor is to high for this.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Lifter & Spring Questions

Yes, I was well aware of that run, I thimk it was over 170 as well. You understand I do realize that you ca get power form exotic fuels and supercharging. The trick here is keeping it together/ But...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,491
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What is the price of a rebuilt flathead??

My friend Dave Harvey, biught one of the first set offered in 1950/51 for $ 505. Can't remember the exact date. Installed on aSsears rebuilt block, never ran right. I bought an Ardun engine complete...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Lifter & Spring Questions

WOW!!! they are hollow, Never seen one of these before, Never say never. Probably a 500 hp flathead out there some where, just haven't seen it yet???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Lifter & Spring Questions

Looks like a solid lifter. I know my eyesight is bad, but???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: My "new" 260 inch Merc is a BEAST!

Helping is what we're her for, glad I could help.

Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

"Old school????" What's "New school" ???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Lifter & Spring Questions

The spring pressure for a street cam should only be 45/50LBs installed length of the spring. So the length and type of keeper is immaterial. Yes the solid lifters work well, in the 90's they were all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,465
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

The commander of our local VFW , was running the liberty launch when the Japs struck. They spen all day picking sailors out of the water. He couldn't believe the damage they done. Bu the made it thru...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: C4 transmission in a 1953 Ford

The AOD is a good choice, have used several. However, the adapter I used required the late 12 ford starter, I think. But the OD is greatuse a 4.10 rear with the 239.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,202
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

I don't have any trophies . I;m glad Cunio is alive and working on a flathead, probably tires of hearing those nASCAR engines. He has a web site on setting uo a chassis, and i'm using it for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,202
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

In my case I never had a dyno to go to in the area we were running. I learned by what worked, I took suggestions from the more experienced racers, if and when they would share. I was lucky that I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,202
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

That's a pretty mild cam, compared to say a 1007B or 400 jr, These cams I', familiar with in competition, However the best cam was an Erson D410 to bad that one is unavailable right now. Then we...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,202
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

A lot of people were interested in this subject, wish we had better answers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: how many cfm for two carb flathead??

In a copy of JWL's book, He goe goes through a number of multi carb instolations on the dyno. Just curious, has anybody thought of part throttle operation, and a 4 bl only runs on 2 , except when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,202
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

I don't want this to stop on a sour note. I trust Pete and his past accomplishments account for the power he makes from a Flathead. The fact that I and a few others haven't , is not his problem. My...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,202
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

All it takes to make Horespower is air, and lots of it. I guess Pete found away.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,202
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Pete, those are some wild numbers. and I'd like to know what was in those engines. Present day over head engines have been blessed with after market cylinder heads to increase hp and they rely on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,202
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

By using a home made doming tool I put a set od 3 3/4 stroke pistons on a 4" crank. I only had to "Bore the heads" about .070" for th proper cyl tp piston clearance. Brought the CR over 9:1 and still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba Heads 7RT to EAB.

Absolutely not. First the 45 thou piston to head clearance is at the closest part of the head, the top is not important. Second, max head bolt/nut is 45 for three hest cycles.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: how many cfm for two carb flathead??

There are very few flatheads that run to 5500 and stay together for very long. Max power is usually below 5k for even the best of dtreetab.e cams The L-100 peaks out ariun 46/4800 and that was with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,202
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

I doubt that anyone has reached the 200 hp mark with a normally aspirated flathead. using regular gas (91/93 oct). The reason I say this, is: the ports wont pass enough air. They come close but at...
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