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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Letís talk about V8 flathead head gasket

Copper composition gaskets can be reused as well. Simply use silver spray paint on each side
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1BA Cyl. Block Info

That certainly explains why I have found the 1BA blocks with and without the eight exhaust seat rings. Could it be Ford was experimenting with and without the seat rings by installing them in just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: The 1BA block Mystery What's the Story ?

Hi Dale
Time to get into the late stuff when your back let me know. There's only 11 months left before Speedweek so time is running out. If your back in time are you heading to Hershey?
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: The 1BA block Mystery What's the Story ?

Yes that's exactly the reason I'm using only the blocks without exhaust seat rings. In 2019 I experienced a valve seat failure on my primary race engine
in the pits at Speedweek. Thankfully the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Crankshaft shims

You may discover some brands of new production bearings actually have more thrust material this meaning they actually measure wider. I find this to be the case with Clevitte 77 brand main bearings....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: The 1BA block Mystery What's the Story ?

If the introduction of the valve rotators eliminated the valve seat inserts this is an interesting point. However than the blocks I'm interested in would be relatively common which it seems so far is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: The 1BA block Mystery What's the Story ?

The 1BA casting number can be found in the valley as mentioned in the post from flatjack9. The 1BA can be seen indented on the flat surface in the area of the fuel pump push rod hole on the drivers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ronnieroadster
The 1BA block Mystery What's the Story ?

During my research for another 1BA block which at least to me is a mystery as to why, when and in what they came in. Inspecting a complete original unmolested engine minus heads with the 1BA block...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,402
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Running cooler - does this make sense?

What about the super heating of the coolant caused by the those hot exhaust ports right in the middle of everything. Add to this the many brands of head gaskets with only 1/4 inch diameter water...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Ford 1 BA block

I'm interested in locating a good 1BA block with the valve seats on the block casting no removable valve seats any pitted seat surface would be OK.
Considering the block for another record breaking...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Another overbore question

Consider a set of Egge .080 oversize pistons that would fit your desire to not go to the max. Or the next step would be 3-5/16 bore however there is the chance a pin hole flaw will be found its not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: flat crank cam

I just returned from checking out a stash of flathead parts. In the stash was a few camshafts one was marked 180 flat no doubt from one of the the grinders mentioned by Pete above.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,481
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: At wits' end

Send me PM and I can send you my contact info. I've certainly had my hands in many 21 stud engine's.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 400jr cam

Well sadly not all is right at Isky. Working on a recent build using a new Isky cam that was a new casting upon checking the cam timing per the instructions it degreed in at 119 on the CL. In other...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: exhaust bowl crack/leakage

You may be overthinking this. The exhaust is exiting at various pressure pulses unlike the cooling system which is working under a constant pressure.
I do know of a few individuals who had water...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 400jr cam

Isky in the past {the last Century} sold cams that were ground on used cores I recall one engine build I was involved with. The owner purchased a new cam directly from Isky I think it was 400 jr....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,481
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: At wits' end

You need an engine builder who understands the Ford flathead.V-8. From what I read including your previous posting there's a lot some one who understands how to rebuild a flathead would have done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: exhaust bowl crack/leakage

Every type of sealer sold contains sodium silicate in various amounts the difference's between the brands sold are simply how much water is added and what coloring has been added to the water. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: got a hole in my water jacket

After you put the Belzona {great product} on the outer surface since your not able to get to the inside of the cooling system at this time for the additional sealing add Sodium Silicate to the water...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 286 Dyno Results

The torque will continue to fall that's to be expected. But looking at the results the Horsepower is still climbing where it begins to fall off at this point is unknown. I would guess in the area of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 286 Dyno Results

It would be nice to see the engine pulled to 6500 but considering the Chinese crank and rods it may not hold together.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: NY to Bonneville and back

Man I'm sorry to hear about the rod going out. That CAIR class is a tough one. Seeing alternate engine combinations is what that class is all about
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Our first trip west in the Deuce I experienced...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Ford flathead roadster at Speedweek fastest run ever

The orange light is used to tell us we are now in high gear. There's so much going on during the run {keeping the car on the coarse watching side markers and center blue line} loosing track of what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Ford flathead roadster at Speedweek fastest run ever

The connecting rods are made by Carrillo the length is 7 inches the bearings are insert type and the diameter is 2 inch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Ford flathead roadster at Speedweek fastest run ever

Shoovel the answer to the question can vary a bit. For overall reliability the Merc and Ford cranks will hold together at 6000 RPM anything over that can be a time bomb. The Ford 8BA style...
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