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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 37 Don

I trid to call but they were closed. I'll try again tomorrow.
Tanks Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Ol' Ron
37 Don

I'm trying to get in touch with Don Oster from RI. Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Where has billben/flathead gone

Bill was a good friend of mine, he helped me quite abit. I miss hinm
Ol' Ron
PS. those ports remind me of the way we did them back in the day. I don't quite do them that way anymore. Like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

Pan breather leaked oil?? The one on our pan didn't, ran for several years, still have the pan.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 32 to 34 spindles

Not to hi jack this thread, but here goes. If your upgrading an early A or 32/34 vehicle to a more modern rod such a Juce brakes and alittle engine mods. You might want to improve the steering, by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What Electric Pump do you recommend?

At one time Airtex was the brand to use, however, I've had trouble over the past few years with them and have gone to an intank late model electric pump, This pump requires a return line back to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

That breather should be mounted on the drivers side near the tp ton the pan. On our stock car I extended the pan under the starter about 6" to collect the oil during the corners, with 1/2" clearance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 59 AB Angle Drive Distributor

The vertex adapter rotation would determine what aftermarket dist you could use. The Pontiac dist runs CCW and could be modified to furnish a modern advance system. I had one of these adapters, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Swap a 59ab flathead on my 49 shoebox

It can be done, but:$$$$$$$$$
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Engine era ID.

It's like a surprise package, you won't know, till you open it up!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What were the chances!

I bought a 57 F-1 back in the 80s and the original Bill of sale was in the dash, It causr 1254 bucks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,566
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: P38 Belly Tank

The perfect roadster. Nice workmanship. Good luck.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Studs on Sunday. Final part of the stud removal saga. VIDEO.

I use allot of 50/50 mix over a few days befor I start, but blasting them with a torch seems to work best. However, when you get a hole so bad you can't us it. I replace it with a thread inseart....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Valve to head clearance

Yes, the stock heads will clear the 400jr cam, in most cases. Now when considering this "FLY" cutting. Consider the fact that the head is at a 3 deg angle +/-. So this means that only the top od the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Flathead Friday with Mart. I just can't leave those broken studs alone..

I have a friend hat comes over and blowa them out with a torch. Except for the three blind holes. Try it on a junk block
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Valve to head clearance

There must be a reason for any modification to the engine, or any part of the vehicle. Now why do you want to install a cam with higher lift?? You must have a reason. Maybe there is a different way...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1933 essex terraplane. John Dillinger's favorite car

My Mother had an Essex, back when she married mu Dad. He had a Chrysler 66, but it got stolen. When he got it back it had bullet holes in it. The roaring 20's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA aluminum timing cover

Thanks Gary, sure sounds like you've solved another pesky flathead problem
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,182
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Install oil filter

I have an engine mount for the filter that I use once in awhile, however after everything is said and done I move the oil filter to a bracket behind the steering box. In my truck, it on the trans...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA aluminum timing cover

The worst part of the alum cover is the ware pattern on the cam thrust surface, causing a large cam backlash. One way to check this is with the aluminum ball trick. Attach on to the nose of the cam...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Lincoln V12 a crap engine?

The 60 deg 12 cylinder configuration, is the only one that can be balanced in all harmonics. Many famous racing engines have been built using this system. Our favorite V8 can only be balanced ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Lincoln V12 a crap engine?

The Lincoln V12 was one of the smoothest running engines I ever saw. We started one up on an old tire and just let it run for a while. I think the guy wanted a 1oo bucks for it. Wish I bought it....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Broken stud removal. It's ugly. Really ugly.

I soak em with 50/50 mix for a few days before I try to remove them. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Copper in oil?

AS far as I know, copper bearings were used ih heavy duty truck engines. But may have been installed during a rebuild.
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