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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Ronnieroadster
CSRA SWAP MEET May2, 2021 Is On

Connecticut Street Rod Association is holding the 51st Annual Swap Meet
Sunday May 2, 2021
6AM -3PM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 32 Tudor sedan front seat mounts.

Mart I may be able to help you with the seat tracks from one of our 32 Ford sedan projects and a few other seat bottom items. If your interested you can send me a PM for info and pictures.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,027
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Tech: Cheap and easy pcv on your 49-53 ford flathead v8

Something to consider. We all know a piston going up into a cylinder is pushing air compressing it along the way. The end gaps in the piston rings allows some of this compressing to leak thus going...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: PCV For ARDUN

Heres how I did my PCV installation it screws into the home made valley cover follow down the copper tubing to see it. Also located off the copper tubing is the engine vacuum gauge. Everything else...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: PCV For ARDUN

My block is a 59A but the same idea will work on the 8BA using the valley cover. I will try and get a picture.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: PCV For ARDUN

Tom I run a PCV on my ARDUN I located it in the valley cover just in front of where the stock fuel pump mount is located. My valley cover is home made and the PCV I used was threaded on the cover end...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Spark plugs

NGK-B-6L or NGK-B-4L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,539
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

Sorry I don't have any photos of the project I never took many pictures. The Epoxy was the actual edge into the combustion chamber in other words the fire ring area. I realize its hard to imagine the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,539
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

Two points I would like to help you with. First from experience I can tell you filling the deck damage with the JB weld epoxy will solve that problem. Here's a true story about using the JB weld...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Calculate actual quench height

Its important to check the outer edges of the piston to the dome of the head. The Ross piston top radius is usually not the same as the dome of the heads. Not sure how much of the dome you have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,456
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Cam clean-up?

Considering how much work it takes to install the valve train in a flathead why would anyone consider using any thing like this cam. But heck if your sure its not worth the effort to find a better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: TIG welder recomendations

I prefer the Miller welders. Depending on what you hope to do and how much you will weld as well as if you decide to weld aluminum a good sized machine in the end is a better way to go. You mention...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,666
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Since today the actual work required would now fall under the title of specialty work. Taking that into consideration you should add an additional multiplier of 3 to the adjusted for inflation price....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Magna flux tool

I don't have a clue as to the origins of the tester in your picture. But if you would like to build your own tester its simple to do. The machine shop I frequent has a home made tester it was built...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,666
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Well as I wrote above ignition and oiling was a big problem due to the lack of complete development when first designed. That parts wish list even in 1954 would have been very difficult to fill....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,666
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

There was never any truth to that story about the garbage trucks. The only press release published about the ARDUN engine company did state a new truck engine conversion using revolutionary aircraft...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,666
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Sure let me elaborate.
Simply put the Ardun conversion was a short lived project at the Ardun Engine Co. the original designer of the Ardun head for Zora was Mr. George Kudash I as well as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Best graphite thickness

I always reuse the copper clad type gaskets on the same engine block and heads they came off. Heck I have even reused the older type steel clad gaskets as well same way as above.
The gaskets...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,666
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

I always enjoy reading information about the Ardun conversion from the very early years of their existence. Some of Zoras suggestions were part of the reason most Arduns performed poorly in their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Main bearing blowup and fasteners

Ford had two types of main bearing bolts the short shouldered type and the full length shoulder type. Having taken a lots of latter blocks apart its not something that sticks in your head which type...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,925
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Center main blowout

Ive seen the bearing cap in this post. And also the main bearing that was in the cap. You can see a definite etched mark in the rear of the bearing shell where the crack was located. To make such a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,195
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: ARP bolts

V8COOPMAN you have once again taken the time to illustrate actual facts I Thank You for that. ARP Ultra Torque is by far the best product for those of us who prefer accuracy where Torque is required....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Best graphite thickness

The engines I build using the Best brand gaskets I allow .050 for the additional clearance dimension. For additional help in sealing I only use a thin film of silicone sealer around all of the water...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,195
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: ARP bolts

Seriously I'm amazed this is really a topic for this forum. Your not interested in buying the best quality available so be it. As Tim wrote you can find the product at extremely fair prices. And as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead Adjustable Lifter question

To answer your question the 1/4 inch example may sound excessive causing a loss of lifter stability but it really has no ill effect. There's almost no side loading of the flathead Ford lifter.
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