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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 6 Qts. OF OIL In MY 8BA

The pan was used on the flathead in F-1 Ford trucks and the other larger commercial trucks made servicing the pump pickup easy. Also made for a large oil leak location when things aged.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: exchange 8ba cyl heads with 59ab

Dale you were ahead of the times even back then. Now look at us where has the time gone seems like it was only yesterday. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1936 ford diff gear change

As mentioned in post #2 the pinion if the rear is the original 36 more than likely will be 10 spline any new ring and pinion sets are only available with six splines. The 36 drive shaft is a tube...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: POWDER COATING in Connecticut

I have used Pauway for many years. Numerous parts on my very fast Flathead powered record holding race car have been powder coated by them.


https://www.pauwaycorp.com/
Pauway Corp. is a quality...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 770
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

Wow amazing accuracy just wondering should the hammer be small or really large? :(
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: How did you do the link cords on your LED's??

Thats exactly what I did in my shop also the garage at home and all the basement lights converted everything to LEDs amazing improvement. Also a decent savings on the electric bills another benefit....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 770
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

1/2 is my rule works perfectly ever time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 59 AB Angle Drive Distributor

The right angle drive would be no different than the late style Flathead distributor rotation. Ford in Sweden made a similar right angle front mount that bolts to the early three bolt front cover....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Electronic distributor for 1939 Ford 1/2tn pick-up

Pertronix now makes a conversion for the Helmet distributor its a simple conversion that works perfectly every time. Recently I installed this new conversion in a helmet dist it went together nicely....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: crab distributor setup

Yes thats exactly what you do. However I go a bit farther I increase the slot opening a bit more so additional timing adjustment can be accomplished. Being a Hot Rodder i always try to improve where...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Bellhousing indexing

Joe to save some effort I would leave the Ford stamped steel adapter location alone just bolt it to the block. This way you only need to deal with the Speedway bellhousing location to the Ford steel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Bellhousing indexing

Joe the only correct way to get the center line accurate is doing it on the block your going to run the T-5 behind doing it with any another block will be a complete waste of time. Any bell housing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: crab distributor setup

Just put a Pertronix conversion in the crab then you wont need any timing fixtures or lots of dollars for such a device. Thats what I do.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: oil pump

Dam sorry to hear that
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: oil pump

OK thats what I thought. Its possible the damage might not be bad especially if you shut the engine down once you noticed the pressure drop. At least the mystery has been solved.
Good luck
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: oil pump

I think you mean the idler gear between the oil pump gear and the cam gear was installed backwards. That would cause a fast failure of the drive from the cam to the pump since almost no gear mesh is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Fresh load of transmission cores has arrived

Take a ride to CT have just enough to fill your pickup bed along with gears etc.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Intake port repair

One time when porting a French Flathead block a hole developed in the top area of a port. This hole was not small so prior to using JB weld epoxy to cover the port surface I first took a piece of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Anyone know a David Dunbar I think form Rhode Island

Im happy to report thanks to Karl I talked to David today and hes doing fine. David continues to keep busy building all types of engines at his own pace.
Ronnierroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Anyone know a David Dunbar I think form Rhode Island

That would be great if you could ask around tried to contact him but the numbers i have are not working any longer.
Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Anyone know a David Dunbar I think form Rhode Island

Thanks Charlie thats the number I have but its no longer in service I also had his cell but thats not active any longer also. Im concerned.
Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Anyone know a David Dunbar I think form Rhode Island

Looking for information on David Dunbar its been a long time since I last talked to him. David worked building engines of all types he machined everything himself. Would anyone know David.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 32 sedan patch panels any good ones made?

Were actually past the issue of the patch panels my son did an amazing job with the poorly made stuff we had all it took was cutting them into four pieces and with a die I machined stamped what we...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Brake Drums...WHY Did "INNIES" Become "OUTIES"?

Did it have anything to do with the way a wire wheel would sit on the face of the drum?
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 59 A Clutch and flywheel.

Phil thats a good idea much safer than the possibility of the flywheel coming apart. Not much to be gained by by the gamble.
Merry Xmas Ronnieroadster
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