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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Evolution of installing cylinder heads

For me the best teacher was the trial and error method. Way back when there was no sites like the Barn to post question on how to do stuff those of us working in their back yards just had to figure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Swap Meet Help

Really good one this coming Sunday November 10th. The CSRA fall swap meet held at lake Compounce Amusement Park Bristol CT.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,693
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Who has one of these?

Its amazing to think 87 years after the beginning of production were all still enjoying this incredible design. At times I wonder what the original design team would think of how this design is still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Dual carb advantage?

Since both Edelbrock and Offy four barrel intakes are still being made new check what Speedway Motors is getting for them which i think is the best price going. For a good carb when i help others...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Dual carb advantage?

Got to a four barrel it will work much better is easier to stay in tune and another benefit you will get better fuel economy.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead Alum Heads-Block Alignment

Ever since I built my first Flathead a very long time ago i figured the easiest solution to the head alignment problem was to just make two thin wall sleeves for each head. When needed i locate one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,968
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: What is the price of a rebuilt flathead??

Ron what you list is far from what one would call a rebuild. Its more like a rattle can rebuild. I have seen similar jobs in the past the owners thinking they had a complete rebuild only to discover...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: in the car cam change

Usually when a cam is reground a polishing of the cam bearing journals is done once the lobes are finished. Prior to the decision to use a cam for grinding the cam bearing journal dimension prior to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,968
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: What is the price of a rebuilt flathead??

For a completely STOCK rebuild with no cracks needing repair, using the stock cam, stock rods that are rebuilt, stock crank reground to next under size, original front cover and stock intake...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,693
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Who has one of these?

When visiting Speedway motors museum in August of 2016 during a private tour we visited the engine room where projects were being worked on to be completed so they could be put on display. That very...
Forum: Early V8 10-27-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 41
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Ford banjo matched gear set 4:44 six spline used

4:44 ratio gear set with 6 spline pinion nice used set of gears. Great gear for that race of gentleman project big jump off the line or for a drag car project. $240.00 includes shipping in the US
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Forum: Early V8 10-27-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 32
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Ford banjo matched gear set 4:11 ten spline used

4:11 ratio gear set with 10 spline pinion from a 1935 Ford i recently updated to a 325 ratio. From a running car great gear for that race of gentleman project. $140.00 includes shipping in the US
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Forum: Early V8 10-27-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Posted wrong area

Sorry wrong post
Forum: Early V8 10-27-2019, 07:45 AM
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Views: 64
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Posted wrong area

Sorry wrong area to post
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead advice and help needed

You have the possible crack locations correct But there is one more location for cracks the lifter/valve area the wall thats on the other side of the water jacket I have found cracks in this area on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,119
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

Ron the idea the early cam/crank gears thrust towards the block being a good idea is not what it seems. Without anything else in the assembly thats exactly what happens thrust is rearward into the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,119
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

Dale great example of why when someone wants a Flathead built they really need to go to the experts who know what to do. Not just the local machine shop that on occasion will build a Flathead in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: who made this intake

Might also be a Cyclone
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Mallory 4004 distributor cap

In the past when i had one with a completely striped out thread i just went to the next size screw diameter I taped the now striped hole and opened up the hole size slightly on the top section.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 8BA Rear Cam Brg Oil Supply??

Gary I would be very careful with the idea of modifying the oiling to the rear cam bearing. One problem your going to have is that angled slot on the camshafts rear bearing surface. Thats slot is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Extreme coil & plugs, why ?

The NGK plugs your using are not correct the correct NGK plug for the Flathead is B-4L colder and B-6L hotter gaped a t.030 to .035. The plugs you have I think are a resistor type if they are thats a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Front one piece seal 8ba

The one piece seal is being set in a location that was never intended to be perfectly round the front cover is machined round however the stamping of the oil pan is not a perfectly round shape. When...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 8BA Rear Cam Brg Oil Supply??

Thats exactly correct the rear cam bearing sees the oil that fills the rear idler gear chamber.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: block quandary

Lawrie since your not in a country where Flathead blocks are plentiful any longer if it was me i would be conservative and use .040 rings but I would eliminate that awful bottom oil ring saving...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,302
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Mercury crank

Fuel economy will be affected by the weight difference but I have found a faster speed caused by this additional weight gets you to the gas pump faster :D
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