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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Lifter info

Kem
Looks similar to the way I adjust my valves. When the price of adjustable lifters went from 12 bucks a set to 20. I said to the sales rep." Petty soon they'll be 50 bucks a set" Little did I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,615
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: KR Wilson spring spreader

We used a modified bumper jack/ Stupid factor very high!!!!
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 39 to 40 v8 block merc crank

Not a problem, I put an 8ba crank in a 37 block and bored it to 3 3/16. Wish I'd used the 4" crank. However it worked just fine.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Edelbrock manifold

The intake manifold I like best for a preformance application is the Offy 1076 this "Super dual: has better orting and is apros 1" higher than the Edelbrock / The carb flanges are large enough the ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Model B 4 cyl engine

Now you have enough information to pull the pan and take some more pics, see if it will turnover. Besides, what else are your doing, might be fun.
Gramp
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: piston size

This might be time to consider improving the efficiency of the engine. Considering the fact that the cost of fuel won't get much cheaper for awhile might ad well as improve the milage. You can do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Finally found a 34 Roadster

Double WOW!! I really like that, good luck.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 946
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Transmission pops out of second

I think the case has starched. Back in the days before we knew what we were doing we measures the distance between the front and rear snap rings and then measured the case. Machined the case tot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: This looks interesting!

Looks to good to be true. How Much$$$$$
g
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: T5 transmission

When looking for a T-5 Tranny, I suggest you look for the Ford units Or rhe later Chevy ones which converted to the Ford bolt pattern. The adapter is only $175 bucks to maye up with an8BA bell...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,841
Posted By Ol' Ron
Sad News

A friend of mine just called me from York PA.. Only 4flathead have showed up so far. That;s about the same amount that was there back in 87 the first time I went there, WE drove down in "UGLT" a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By Ol' Ron
Never seen this before

1934 Indy 500 Fords builds

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7422343
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,765
Posted By Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Death of Dan Krehbiel

RIP you'll be mssed
Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,765
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: GranCor Heads?

Most of the Grancore heads have the stock Ford combustion chamber, with a lower transfer ares to increase the CR. Howeve ethey did make a racig head that had an exelent chamber including a relocated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Isky super 88 cam

Regardless of what cam you choose, the cost will be well over $500. So, considering the fact that this is a street engine, the application of some whiled cam isn't necessary. An EAB cam will preform...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: VanNorman 777 Boring Machine in action

To bore a block to 3 5/16 usually took all day, had a 9444 bar and got a 100 bucks for doing it. Then sent it out to have the pistons fit. another 40 bucks.
G
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,016
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: jseery health issues

Sorry to hear that, just got out of the VA, but OK now. My Prayers go with you.
Gramps.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Exhaust baffle - useful or not

If you plan on running at bville it might help somewhat. Other than that????
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 49 heads

Tubman hit the nai lon the HEAD. You must consider the use of a milll like the Bridgeport and consider designing a completly new combustion chanber, using the "Stock one to staart. A new aproach is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Mart's 32 at the Pendine VHRA Hot Rod Races. Part 1. Friday and Saturday.

Yes Mart, another atta boy, You hit the mark again
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Couple of specific head bolt/gasket questions.

I torque to 50lbs for 3 or more heat cycles.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Westcott Ford frame diminutions

I just posted this to help a few guys looking for some frame drawings. These are betteer than nothing.
G
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba 59a distributor?

I prefer the 8BA style ignition system for only one reason. It allow for better control of spark timing, Aesthetics, do not improve performance or economy, but they sure look nice,
Gramps
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