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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
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) Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
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: 832
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: 832
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: 904
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: 962
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: 832
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: 723
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: 1,155
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: 1,155
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba block decking

Pobodys Nerfect!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,057
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: 832
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba block decking

How I deck a block and mill heads. The machike we use is called a Broach, not sure why and can't remember the brand, It has a flat area where the block/head is put on and clamped. The head then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Up DateClay Smith Mistery cam

I based my recommendations on the performance of this cam, which I thought was a Clay Smith 272-2. At least thaT was what was stamped on the cam. Now I have no reason to believe that it wasn't the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Up DateClay Smith Mistery cam

Thanks,Some day I might try and get the duration from this broken piece. However the lift is still an Issue, with both lobes over .380" doesn't sound like a Clay Smith ca.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,477
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Final Note, re: Shadetree

Yes, rest in peace.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA 12 V Starter?

My truck got a flathead back in the early 90's. stock starter still works fine. Have a rebuild one in the tool box, that's never been used. Tomorrow it probably will.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,476
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

the bennafet racing gives to these engines is: A prolong period of time to observe the modifications you've made to your engine. This comes in two areas. One performance.Two reliability. To build an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Hard seats on exhaust only

Years ago I did allot of flow bench testing, most of it was a waste of time but I did learn a few things. When testing port flow, you must have the head on. Unfortunately the cylinder head has allot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,476
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

This might not answer the question. but, I had an old engine that didn't have any oil pressre at Idle. I pulled it from the truck and set it aside. A few month/years later I installed it on a run...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Intake Valve Oil Seals

I use a small amount of any silicone sealant around the guide befoer you push it in. Now if you want the next guy that removes the exhaust guides to thank you, use some never seize on those guides....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 255 merc excessive ring end-gap?

Using the old formula of .004" per inch of cylinder bore, a 3.312 would have aprox .14". I've always used .015/.016 for the top ring and .016/.018 for the second. So.030 sounds quite large, to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Offset piston in a 59 AB

Did you know the crankshaft is also Offset over an1/8". Wonder why the went to offset pistons.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Walt Dupont

Yes, Good to hear. If you can read this the Rods you sent me ore on the wayinto a 258. Thanks much. Ol'Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Intake Valve Oil Seals

It's time to do your homework. The 59 and earler blckd had split guides. Which leaked like a sive. The 8ba has a solid guide an 11/32 stem withha aseal around the guide. All this was state of the art...
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