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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Drive Shaft Shortening

It's problems like this that makes me wonder why people don't switch to an open drive modern rear axle??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: How To Make and Aluminum Engine Block

Fair, is fair. we're not talking about how much money you can spend breaking a record set by someone following the rules. You have to beat him/her at the same game. Sometimes it takes just a better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Newly assembled Flatty cranking force??

I noticed I have the wrong numbers on the torque readings. I have a new pomputer keybord on order. This one has some letters an numbers covered wit ford grease si I don't see them very well. I check...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Newly assembled Flatty cranking force??

I think 49/59 lbs is fine on a fresh engine, the rings and seaks account for most, The 160 was the compression pressure .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Newly assembled Flatty cranking force??

Use a torque wrench to measure the force. You could also measure the compression pressure of the cylinders. I had one that measured 160 lbs on the stand. You might also use 12 v I alway do, doesn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,900
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

I think we all like to consider say, 91 oct fuel and a normally aspirated Carb or EFI. The amount of fuel and air necessary to make 200 HP is beyond comprehension. Especially when you consider the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,607
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Would You Use it?

Most of my engines are bored oversize, so I have to use "Big bore" gaskets. And yes they have water hols designed to help cooling
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Hi Temp damage

Bake cleaning is around 500 degs. Doesn't seem to bother the blocks, or anything else.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: AOD to flathead

Thanks, proof that you can learn sumpin every day. It just requires an open mind. AS for the stuip factor, everybody has one. Mine runs in the 2-3 range, but every once in a while hits the big 10....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: AOD to flathead

I stan corrected then. I did run a stock flathead in front of a C4 and it seemed to operat wuite well. I ran a Merc o matic in my truck for several years with a 3.30 rear. that worked great. guess...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Don Orosco,RIP

Never met the man, but did talk to him once on the phone. A real gentleman. My thoughts go out to his family and friends
Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: AOD to flathead

The use of a heavy axle at threar of the car, gives a harsh ride like a pickup. Something like a spicer 35 is light but will handle 300 plus hP, and gives a much better ride. and their cheaper. Most...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: AOD to flathead

Let us know how it works, Quite a few people would like to know.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: AOD to flathead

A note here. I think this kit uses the late starter. If it does, the block must be ground to clear it. Simple job for a hand grinder, you don't have to take of much. The AOD is a good choice, however...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Flathead Cylinder Heads

The combustion chamber is different in all these heads to achieve the results you are looking for. In most cases it's just to raise the compression ratio. Most stock flathead engines have aprox 6:1...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,900
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

Mike is right, it takes air to make hP. However I have a "stock'280 ci engine in my truck. It has astock valves and ports. Milled EAB heads.eab cam, 2gc carb and a dist by richard. The compression is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 52 Flathead rebuild

I discovered that most machineshops don't like the flatheads, because it takes so long to rebuild them and this brings the cost up. However, they do clean them (I like bake cleaning) then will deck....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,547
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: New to me 1936 5 window coupe

Yes, just beautiful. One of my favorite !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,900
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

Most of the "Y" block cranks were Shelll molded. Some of the Ford 53 cranks were also shell molded. The look like a forged crank and are made from Marninsite iron with Magnesium and cast iron. Thes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,607
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Would You Use it?

It's hard to know which is right??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,900
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

had a Ford 3 3/4 crank that broke inspected at he bullard foundry lab abd it had a catavation errosion brake, from excessive oil pressure. It was also made fron perlitic iron. Not a merc crank but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,900
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

B&S, I have to agree with you on all of the above, However I was told by a crank grinder that he could make a 4 1/8 stroke cranl out of one that was .020 under and even more if you wanted a 4 1/8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,607
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Would You Use it?

I'd have to look at the rest of the gasket water holes , But I think the round hole gasket is a better gasket than the original f Ford gasket. The parts of an engine go throu an evaluation over time...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What is this?

I wonder what it cost when new??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Removing Engine from '40 Ford Question

Yes, I might agree, I suggested an AOD. It's beautiful car and MIGHT be up for sale soon????
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