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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Sharp, Edelbrock or modded OEM heads and head gasket

Thanks for the idea Pete. Hope your staying safe during this mess were in word is this week and the next will be the toughest. Since Im spending time home decided to clean out my shed today I found...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Sharp, Edelbrock or modded OEM heads and head gasket

Were doing fine Thanks. Seeing the your post about the 3-7/16 bore was interesting I have a complete engine same size except just a 4 inch stroke. One day I will need a set of rings for that build...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead water pumps?

You will not notice any ill effects blocking the bypass I've been doing it for a very long time. Just think about all the early Flathead blocks none have a by pass and thermostats are used. Getting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Sharp, Edelbrock or modded OEM heads and head gasket

Contact Total seal for the ring size your looking for and like Tim wrote above try Egge also. Once you get the rings your on your way to building that engine for economy.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Lowering 32 roadster top

Thats exactly how I put mine down but I do unsnap the rear prior to lowering my top .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Lowering 32 roadster top

I never had any instructions for my Deuce but what I found the easiest thing to do is just leave the top off. Mine folds nicely that way. And if I happen to get caught in the rain I just drive...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 8BA PCV Grommet

Chris The opening in the intake manifold for the road draft tube is smooth. For a grommet to work correctly a rib to hold it in place is needed. When I work on adding a PCV valve to the road draft...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Need to know

Heres a picture of the race car. Flathead Ford V-8 292 CI top speed in three miles on the salt 196.882. Overhead valve conversion {292 CI ARDUN} top speed three miles 225.872. In July we plan to test...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Need to know

Your welcome i enjoy helping when I can. I can tell you going to Bonneville is an addition my first trip as a spectator was in the 80's I never imagined I would one day actually run a car on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Need to know

The following is actual results on sealing cracked Ford flathead blocks. I have had perfect results using sodium silicate also know as water glass. The numerous sealers you listed above use sodium...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Timing gear oiling?

Well at least all those worn out gears at the front of the Canadian flatheads will now be a thing of the past. And think about all the other worn out stuff found in the front of the engine the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Ct Street Rod Assoc May Swap Meet Canceled

Its official the Ct Street Rod Associations 51st annual Swap Meet to be held in May is canceled for this year. This of course is due to the on going virus problem. Please everyone stay safe and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Timing gear oiling?

The valley and crank shaft areas on old engines will be visually wetter this is caused by the windage of oil. Question how is it the lifters do not wear the cam lobes since they have no oil feeding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Seat springs: paint or no?

Considering paint will add to the overall weight of the car a slight reduction in economy will take place. However having two carbies on that big cube power plant and how hard it will be to not use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1932 air filter

Certainly unusual for sure but wonder why?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1932 air filter

Tubman i bet the K&N filter was not restricting the air flow but actually giving the engine more air. More air would then crate a lean situation thus causing the hiccup which was a symptom of a lean...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Seat springs: paint or no?

Paint is the way to go especially in a roadster.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,225
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Low oil pressure solved

My thoughts exactly
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Timing gear oiling?

A Ol' Ron read post #25 above its mentioned!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Isky cam

You can use any degree wheel available all thats needed is the center hole in the wheel needs to be large enough for the crank bolt diameter. You may need to make some type of adapter to hold the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Timing gear oiling?

Its not needed that area of the engine sees plenty of oil not only from the original design. But also from additional windage due to the oil flowing out of the front main bearing thats now covering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Isky cam

Finally there getting it right. The last one i worked on a few months ago was off by 9 degrees.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Isky cam

Cam specs are one thing put it in the block and check timing events then let us know what you find. Good luck
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Timing gear oiling?

While the early cam gear tooth pitch will in effect put the thrust towards the block this changes once the oil idler gear comes into the equation driving the oil pump gear. I have found the early...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,704
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1938 Flathead V8 Race Motor-What’s it worth?

Sadly that engine will be to little for the three window idea and as others have posted be way to expensive. In other words the most money you will spend for the least amount of horse power.
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