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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Electric fuel pump test ?

You sure can its easy to do using any type of low pressure gauge. To test the pressure output from the pump no need to add a Tee fitting. All you need to do is connect the fuel line thats on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 59 AB camshaft install Help

Sounds like the oil pump idler gear may be the reason the cam is not going in the rest of the way. If you remove the rear cover on the block you can turn the idler gear so the gear teeth line up. Or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,415
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

Heres some food for thought using the 80# pump will not give you more flow. If more flow is what your after than the Melling M-15 HIGH volume oil pump is the one to use. Now I know theres going to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,415
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

Well this post is up to #50 now so after that many posts the winner I mean answer is?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Crank has no clean out plugs

Yes all the aftermarket Flathead cranks have clean outs. The rod journal passage must be drilled the same process as found on the Flathead crankshafts made for the latter blocks. Say would you be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1951 8BA Cooling Capacity

On the 8BA thats a fact plenty of coolant remains in the bottom of the block on both sides. Unlike the 59A and earlier blocks that have the drain valve on the lower pan rail of the block which allows...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Silicone brake fluid

For the last 46 years i have used Dot 5 brake fluid in my roadster with no issues whatsoever. You may need to convert to a hydrolic brake light switch thats compatible with Dot 5 or convert to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Ronnieroadster
8BA tuning up for Speedweek rear wheel dyno pull

Heres a video from our recent dyno run checking out the tune up of our 8BA combination that my son and I designed, machined and assembled. Preparing for some record runs at Speedweek. You wont see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: CT swap meet 6-28-20

Its not a swap meet. Its a Junk in the Trunk event along with Cars and Coffee location the CSRA club house Wallingford CT
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,415
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

Its best to have at least 10 pounds of pressure per 1000 RPM. Theres certainly an issue inside the engine however what on your list is causing the issue is impossible to pick. A low reading like you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Hershey Hotel Reservation

The hotel we use has also pushed our pre paid reservation to 2021. so rooms are are all set.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,843
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Spring Carlisle

Reality is so far in the state where im located over 4000 deaths and not from a flu but from something they call a virus thats not fake stuff for our hospital workers. Keep hoping the hospitals in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,843
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Spring Carlisle

So the hospital workers who have had to and continue to deal with this are just faking it! Not a loss of freedom its common sense to try and protect one another.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,843
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Spring Carlisle

Hey good for them there social distancing. Its just a flu it will be gone soon!
Who cares about hospital workers anyway.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flushing engine block

Good luck with that. Aluminum will not cool as well as a brass radiator maybe you will get lucky. Flatheads' like to get warm since the exhaust ports are super-heating the coolant. The radiator is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,066
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Do the old style bubble balancer work

I had one the same type bubble balancer used by most gas stations years ago. I found it difficult to get an accurate balance. The type of oil used in the lower bowl might be the reason but I never...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flushing engine block

One important detail to consider. If your plan is to only flush the engine with water you will not get the drudge out of the engine unless the water pumps are removed. All of the built up crud...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Cam and Quickchange question

Mark your quickchange will accept Halibrand change gears and possibly the lower shaft. Original Ford six spline ring and pinions were used in the fabricated housings The only modification needed to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Cam and Quickchange question

The fabricated quickchange looks like the type made in Massachusetts but I cant remember the name possibly highland. Sitting on the inside of the rear cover in the relief area of that oval shape you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Drive you V8 Day, how many would be intereted

Heck I drive my V-8 any day its not raining dont want to put the top on the roadster.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,391
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Speedway’s Valve Train Components

Dale very interesting test with very real results showing there is an advantage to the narrow is better idea. Of course some of us already know that. The way I see it any time an additional 5% of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,391
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Speedway’s Valve Train Components

A test what test! You dont need no stinking book.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,391
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Speedway’s Valve Train Components

Following the practice used in today's engines especially in the area of piston and ring designs will help improve how our ancient old flatheads perform. Metric width rings already improve the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,391
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Speedway’s Valve Train Components

Heres my thoughts
Since the bore is going to be .125 over it would be much better running three ring pistons. The reduction is friction alone would be worth any additional cost. Speedways pistons...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,370
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rear exit manifolds for flathead 39 Ford

Chris that would be the single best way however economy may suffer a bit. ;)
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