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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Old Isky Camshaft

Excellent cam, have used it in several builds. Like all Long cams likes compression.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 833
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

I have alway found that a Clintom Manual from the lat 50s is the best source for information about these early cars and their innards. Made for the backyard mechanic.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8 ba

260 cubes, interesting intake. However without a good block the value is questionable. Sometimes known as "A pig in a Poke"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,598
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Should I be concerned?

If the radiator hoses aare all that bother you?????? Don't buy it! It's a beautiful truck, but there's gota be something else wrong with it.
I went to a care show last saterday/ There was a nice 34...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Clayborne model 100 engine stand

I've had mine for over 50 years. Mad a bracket for the front so I could degree in the cam.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: The Story of the 1935 Ford

Ye, It was a TOTAL redesign. Me too!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,837
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

It's harsd to imagine getting that much air into a flathead, to mak power at 6 or 7000 rpm. I have allot to learn, But at 87 I sometimes forgrt my name. Now with a Blower, or alittle smack, that;s a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: PCV VALVE SYSTEM for 8BA with Early Intake Manifold

Gota figger out how to copy this. Fantastic information. I think this is what Grandchildren is for.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 59ab hard to turn over

Seal is too tight, I've seen a crankshaft nose break off from this.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,086
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 7/16-14 thread chaser

I find that the internet, especially Amazon to have most everything I need at a reasonable price and quick delivery, Even to Vt
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,837
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Your biggest issue is: The intake ports and manifold. It's the limiting factor in getting air into the engine. The bigger the engine the bigger the problem. That's the reason the blower really wakes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,484
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Camshaft Movement

There are 2 typed of early cam Blanks. One has a flush mount cam drive, the other with an extendes cam drive. IF an adapter was used on the latter cam it would bove the cam out aprox 1/6 inch, unless...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: I picked up a cheap 38 standard and put it on the road.

I think the car and family is absolutely beautiful.
Thake care, be safe
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,658
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Off shore adjustable lifters

I used to buy my lifters from Collens & Lery in BP conn. One day I went into the shop and ordered a set. The counterman said"That will be 20 dollars" I said" at this rate they'll be 50 dollars before...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Fenton intake value?

If you have a copy of JWL's book you can see the performance value of most intakes. These lo rise intakes nee a 2" spacer to improve the low and mid range drivability. As a collectors item there not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Starting The Flathead

This thread makes a good point. Not everybody has one of these sync devices but would like to go for a ride. The method I've used for years, is to use a block off -late over one carb on the itake, or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Starting The Flathead

Jack, Yes, I know that. Just think it's simpler this way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Copper coat gasket spray.

Good stuff.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Been in hospital 4 Spinal Surgery

Take care, hope everything work out alright. Have lower back pains, but at 87 it comes with old age.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Starting The Flathead

Back a few hundred years ago, when I first sterted into flatheads I had a 2 duce intake with the gen in the stock place. My friebd said I had to Synk the carbs and he had this littel gaget you put on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 4bbl manifold flathead V/8

I always liked the early Carter for a street engine. They work very well right out of the box, provide excellent fuel economy. However they need an aftermarket distributor to provide Mach & vacuum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba block decking

I wsonder if this has anything to do with the offset crankshaft??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba block decking

Pobodys Nerfect!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,239
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Anyone heard from TOD lately about casting a new block?

Can the reproduced Chevy blocks legal?? They make a bunch of them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Starting The Flathead

When Uncle Max rebuilds the the carbs, they work. Don't worry about adjusting them. I set the back carb with a closed throttle and the front alittle open for an idle. I also lile the Banjo fuel...
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