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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,099
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

The support bar sits directly on top of the main bearing cap. The central area of the cap is machine flat this is a rather wide and long area for support. The bearing cap area where the bar sits is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,099
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Lawrie everything is loaded in the trailer at the moment. When we return from Speedweek I can take some pictures. But it will be a couple of weeks from now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Unorthodox 8ba

A certain high financed team had an idea to gut a flathead block completely out. Then place an LS block inside to compete in the vintage engine classes. That was immediately shoot down by the power...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Windage Tray

Just buy a book and your good to go or not. Now thats an idea write a book how to do it in the 21st century. Should be sell out quickly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Windage Tray

The beauty of the highly modified flathead engine is the many hours of manual work indeed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,099
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

The oil pan bolts only hold the L shaped support tightly to the oil pan rail surface. Once the bolts are tightened I now drill the cross bolt hole now going threw the L bracket and into the side of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Windage Tray

That style oil pan is an excellent platform to build from for a competition application.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Windage Tray

While Dale has written about the best way to do this being the dry sump idea. I can tell you from first hand experience a correctly designed windage tray would benefit the flat head.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,099
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Hi Tim OK heres one of my simple secret improvements to add strength to our beloved flathead blocks.
Let me explain what I have learned running our flatheads full out not only for records at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Best way to fix this header

It would be best to bolt the header onto a block if you have one handy. Next if I was doing the repair I would make a steel patch that would over lap the original welded area. The overlap would be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,838
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Block drain for 8RT

How about a ride along as my supercharged 292 cube Flathead powered gas burning rear engine modified roadster hits hits 200 MPH. The second video is from an early test run with a 258 inch engine.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,838
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Block drain for 8RT

Chuck you will find depending on the size of the radiator the capacity will be 4 to 5 gallons.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,099
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

HopRod welcome to the Barn.
Since I have dabbled a bunch in a number of fast straight line flathead powered rails heres my thoughts.
To achieve some type of decent MPH and ET your going to need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,651
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Camshaft Movement

8BA cam gears pitch forward and early cam gears thrust towards the block. However once the oil pump drive is installed and the torque required to turn the pump comes into play even the early cam gear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Elec novice

Paul not sure taking readings on the regulator is the way to go. Heres what I do to test for output using your meter first take a reading at the battery before you start the engine note the reading....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Problem with high oil pressure?

Theres no reason to be concerned at all from my many decades of experience
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Ardun Heads and the Chrysler Firepower - Some Perspectives

Heres a short video taken back in the 90's of Geroge Kudasch. Sorry its not the best video but it is the only film documentation I know of with George on camera. My time spent with George learning...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Someday this engine will run right.

Thats correct the Pertronix will not run correctly with solid core ignition wires especially if its a 6 volt system. Things get really bad when its a six volt system I know from first hand...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Fan came apart!!

My very first vehicle was a stock flathead Ford V-8 1950 F-1 panel truck purchased for $25.00 in 1971. The stock fan was 4 blades until the day one blade broke off while the engine was just idling....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Elgin road race

When that roadster was shown at Hershey in 1988 their was a lot of doubt as to it actually being an Elgin road race car it was shown in their class 24A. During that time period I had entered the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,172
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Off shore adjustable lifters

Yes your correct the lifters do have a slight crown/radius to them. If you hold a set of new lifters face to face with light behind them you can see the radius. The good quality original lifters from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,172
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Off shore adjustable lifters

Are you sure those solid body lifters are off shore? Reason I ask the only off shore lifters I have seen are hollow copies of the Johnson lifter. The solid lifters I recall were US made. Anyone else...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Electric fuel pump test ?

You sure can its easy to do using any type of low pressure gauge. To test the pressure output from the pump no need to add a Tee fitting. All you need to do is connect the fuel line thats on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 59 AB camshaft install Help

Sounds like the oil pump idler gear may be the reason the cam is not going in the rest of the way. If you remove the rear cover on the block you can turn the idler gear so the gear teeth line up. Or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,820
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

Heres some food for thought using the 80# pump will not give you more flow. If more flow is what your after than the Melling M-15 HIGH volume oil pump is the one to use. Now I know theres going to be...
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