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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:17 PM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Spark plug preference...Curious

Never use a resister type plug with a 6 volt system their design is for much more modern ignition systems the original flathead systems do not fall into that category. In other words not enough coil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Spark plug preference...Curious

The best choice of plug for your Flathead as others have mentioned is the NGK B4L or B6L the NGK plug works perfectly for stock as well as modified applications being 6 or 12 volt neg or positive...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

The nice thing about threads like this Tim is your learning form guys who actually use the product we speak of and do this stuff pretty much full time. Not like some builder who spends most of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Tim when I do the locked in place guides I add a slight knurl to the them this will lock them nicely. As Dale wrote its an important aspect to getting the valve exactly in a permanent location in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Pete were going to be taught how it should be done lets see if we can learn anything. LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

GOSFAST SAID
It has to do with the very same reason why it's bad practice to anchor the guides "solid" in the guide bores, I've been asked many time over the years to do this procedure, I flat out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

A crown on the adjuster wow. Did Ford do that on the original stock lifters? Doing that to differentiate from the off shore copies seems like a strange way to go about doing it.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

At times I will use a locking fluid it depends on the application. When i decide to do it that way I first remove the adjuster clean everything so no assembly lube is present apply the locking fluid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 32 sedan patch panels any good ones made?

Placing the order with R&J today explained our displeasure with the oversize crap items we already have Tom assured us these items will be good he also makes the lower rear panel for the sedan body...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Gee been doing it this way for a few decade's now. Really easy to do with a simple vernier caliper. Takes me all of 25 minuets start to finish.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 32 sedan patch panels any good ones made?

Great Thanks everyone I will contact Tom and ask if he has what we need or an idea who makes a good quality part we can work with.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 32 sedan patch panels any good ones made?

Any more info on Tom Bay? Anyone do a Tudor body recently?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By Ronnieroadster
32 sedan patch panels any good ones made?

My son and I have been working on 32 Tudor sedan body which needs a lot of help along the lower areas of the body. The rear quarters in front of the wheel arch patch panels we have a no wheres near...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,763
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Oil pan 59AB photos

The original poster was last active on this site in 2015
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: flathead oil pan

Maybe the oil pan in question is the type used on the Ford truck engines 8RT type with removable round lower plate for access to the oil pump pickup screen.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
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: 490
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: 1,817
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: 1,755
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: 1,755
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: 836
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: 2,177
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: 339
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: 2,177
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...
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