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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,702
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Anyone heard from TOD lately about casting a new block?

Can the reproduced Chevy blocks legal?? They make a bunch of them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Starting The Flathead

When Uncle Max rebuilds the the carbs, they work. Don't worry about adjusting them. I set the back carb with a closed throttle and the front alittle open for an idle. I also lile the Banjo fuel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba block decking

How I deck a block and mill heads. The machike we use is called a Broach, not sure why and can't remember the brand, It has a flat area where the block/head is put on and clamped. The head then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Up DateClay Smith Mistery cam

I based my recommendations on the performance of this cam, which I thought was a Clay Smith 272-2. At least thaT was what was stamped on the cam. Now I have no reason to believe that it wasn't the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Up DateClay Smith Mistery cam

Thanks,Some day I might try and get the duration from this broken piece. However the lift is still an Issue, with both lobes over .380" doesn't sound like a Clay Smith ca.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,411
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Final Note, re: Shadetree

Yes, rest in peace.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA 12 V Starter?

My truck got a flathead back in the early 90's. stock starter still works fine. Have a rebuild one in the tool box, that's never been used. Tomorrow it probably will.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,357
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

the bennafet racing gives to these engines is: A prolong period of time to observe the modifications you've made to your engine. This comes in two areas. One performance.Two reliability. To build an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Hard seats on exhaust only

Years ago I did allot of flow bench testing, most of it was a waste of time but I did learn a few things. When testing port flow, you must have the head on. Unfortunately the cylinder head has allot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,357
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

This might not answer the question. but, I had an old engine that didn't have any oil pressre at Idle. I pulled it from the truck and set it aside. A few month/years later I installed it on a run...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Intake Valve Oil Seals

I use a small amount of any silicone sealant around the guide befoer you push it in. Now if you want the next guy that removes the exhaust guides to thank you, use some never seize on those guides....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 255 merc excessive ring end-gap?

Using the old formula of .004" per inch of cylinder bore, a 3.312 would have aprox .14". I've always used .015/.016 for the top ring and .016/.018 for the second. So.030 sounds quite large, to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: J&M Machine?????

I've had Frank Casey repair several blocks for me, back 10/15 years ago. and to my knowledge they are still running.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Offset piston in a 59 AB

Did you know the crankshaft is also Offset over an1/8". Wonder why the went to offset pistons.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Walt Dupont

Yes, Good to hear. If you can read this the Rods you sent me ore on the wayinto a 258. Thanks much. Ol'Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Intake Valve Oil Seals

It's time to do your homework. The 59 and earler blckd had split guides. Which leaked like a sive. The 8ba has a solid guide an 11/32 stem withha aseal around the guide. All this was state of the art...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,386
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Pat McFarlane RIP

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends'
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba questions

Back in the day, when concrete hiways had strips of tar across the road. T
I probably date myself.here was a black mark on the other side of the strip, where all the oil under the car would fall...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba questions

Thanks Coop and others for a better explanation of this system, especially the vertical position of the valve. learn sumpin every day, till they throw dirt on ya.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Ol' Ron
Up DateClay Smith Mistery cam

I don't like to give wrong information. Going into the dark arkives of my old documents. I found some specs for the Clat Smith 272 cam and the other readers were right, lift was .325,
Going to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: distributor questions

I have to admit, in my old age, I've become more interested in fuel economy and driveability, than performance. Back in the 60's when I first starte converting the SBC dist for the flathead I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

If this car came from s america, not sure what rear axle ratio is in it. I've had a few 34 cars and trucks in my life and most went faster than I wanted to drive them. Bonny & Clide, thanked Henry...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: distributor questions

Yes, there is a better distributor than the load a matic. However, a bone stock 8BA using the stock distributor, can't be improved upon unless you consider the various demands on the engine. like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: distributor questions

Actually the stock distributor in properworking order, is better than the Mallory!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,751
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Old Henry

sat in the back seat, keeping the dog happy, watching the world go by.
Thanks Henry
Gramps
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