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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Why do I have to log in

Thanks, I have a very high stupid factor this week. Hopefully, it's only tempory.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Ol' Ron
Why do I have to log in

Everytime I go here?? I never had to do that until the other day. If I forget my name, I won't be able to post any more>
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Bronze valve guides??

I knurell the stock guides. this keeps the stem well lubricated, yet prevents oil from contaminating The AF under hi Vacuum conditions. However Bary Here on the barn sells bonz lined guides.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 2 bolt crab on a 21 stud question

You can also run a late style 49/53 dist with a gear drive adapter and the late front cover. However your cam protrudes out from the cam and the adapter must be clearanced or the cam ground down.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 3 ring pistons

Thes pistons are of the auto thermic design and are designed to have a tight fit in the cylinder. .oo15/.002. Nice pistons for a street engine, mild cam hi compression heads. 2gc carb/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Tuesday Tech: Which valve to adjust? Mart's easy method.

Yes , Mart is doing a great job with the tools he hand at hand, He has a great deal Of Perseverance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: CMM Crank in earlier engines

i BORED THE 37 BLOCK TO 3 3/16 AND USED 8ba RODS. Sorry about the caps.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Tuesday Tech: Which valve to adjust? Mart's easy method.

My brain is so full of useless information, that there is no more room for more. When the valve is open, rotate crank one revolution and adjust it. works for any cam. Ya just have to be lazy to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Question re stuck rings on a removed piston.

The piston ring grove has a very important size to insure proper ring operation. Oveer time the groves widen from the running of the piston up and down. After long periods of operation they may look...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Chevy distributor conversion questions.

The little bushings in the advance plate control the amount of advance, the springs the rate. Unfortunately the kit doesn't have a light enough spring, and this is the trickie part, and is best done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Need encouragement head replacement

Never make a modification without a reason. Astechics is the most expensive modification you can make to a vehicle. I have a great deal of respect for people that restore their cars to their original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Chevy distributor conversion questions.

Tuning any engine takes bith Nac and vac advance to provide proper power and economy. So why not use one??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Flathead Valve Guide Seals

Haven't used thise seals in 50 years. A thin film of RTV will seal them., and last longer. Remember the original split guides didn't have seals.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: CMM Crank in earlier engines

You also have to by a rear seal conversion. Red's has them
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Chevy distributor conversion questions.

A good starting place is 16 degs all in at 2k and 8 degs vacc. and go from there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Wide 5 Artillery Wheels

one of the nicest things about converting the wheel bolt pattern to 3 on 4 1/2 is : billions of inexpensive wheels.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Chevy distributor conversion questions.

Yes Roll pin works just fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: CMM Crank in earlier engines

Yes I did this with an 8BA crank, but kept the stock rods by boring the block to 3 3/16. So I didn't have to rebalance the assy. several people here have done that and it works quite well, but can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,947
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Distributor to 1951 255 8BA

When running a distributor with mechanical advance, you need the vacum advance from the intake manifold to advance the ignition in cruise. This is especially useful in a street engine, improving fuel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Aftermarket Dist Fit Issues

Gary, I wish you well, your a credit to the hobby, take care
Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Question re liners in a relieved block.

Allot of good information here. However, I don't feel that reliving a block does no more than reduce the compression. and very little to improve performance. Flow bench tests I run say relieving the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 239 eab w Offy 2x3

The best thing about this Hobby, and the lack of funds is: You get to make "ALLOT" of things. Of all the things I've made for these vehicles are, a serpentine belt system for my truck to run the gen...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Value of CHAMPION 8 BA heads

I don't think that they made many of that style, pretty rare, never seen a set.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,099
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8cm cam grind

You can install an 8ba style cam in an early block and front cover. Then you can run a late style distributor. W do this all the time
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Ol' Ron
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