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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Distributors

over 1200 people read this post, and no more comments. It's how we learn. Conversation is the best tool in the tool box.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Distributors

I won't disagree with that, however, It is limited to a performance application, Although it may run well on the street, it prevents the engine from operating correctly under varring load conditions...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Distributors

I worked with Richard for several years, He had built several aircraft. A KR-1 that looked just like Spitfire with a VW engine. He wanted me to build an engine for him. However the shipping cost...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Distributors

The only reason I wouldn't run aan old Mallory distributor is: It's old tech, designed back in the 50's when the industry didn't have the knowledge we have today. One reason why Richard's "Road rig"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Distributors

The problen here is, Progress. Todat we have means to teat the engines thru the engine management systems on new cars. This type of system when applied to the flathead, would accomplish the same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Walt dupont

Ask Walt if he remembers the day I stole his Model A? His daughter caute me with the lawn mower. Good to see him up and around.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Walt dupont

I'm glad to see Walt is doing well. I really miss him. Getting old sucks, but we do the best we can, with what we have..
Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 955
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Future V-8er??

Looks like the Hobby is in good hands.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Looking for Floating brgs ..

The rod should measure 2.220 crank at 1.977 you need a bearing that is .21215 for zero clearance A .119 sounds like a .020 under beating. Which would be pretty tight. However you don't know if the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Borg-Warner Overdrive

I think the 57 trans is a T 85 with much stronger gears ans the oD has 4 plantiary gears. Had one of these in a 56 with a 342 Merc engine and Clay Smith cam. Never broke it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1937-40 Ford Flathead V-8 60 Horsepower Parts

Getting the word out, is the problem. Punishing the people that don't know of the existence of these parts, reflects more on your desire for money.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Running too Lean?

You might try this old trick, I asume the carbs are on progressive linkage. If so, bring the engine up to about 1000/1200. then run your hand over the carb, watch the tac. If the RPM's increase your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: t5 conversion

Using the passenger bell housing will allow you to use the stock clutch linkage wand an inexpensive adapter to bolt the trans to the engine. Unfortunately, the trans nust be converted to a closed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA interest.

We're all routing for you to come up with a usable block. It really doesn't have to be something special. The old ones are just getting hard er to find. Yes a thicker deck and cylinder bore would be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA interest.

Glad to see your back. Yes, a complete ready to run block is probably a best seller. However, a finished bore and valve grind is not necessary if the price is reasonable. For the guys that want to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,788
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Update NOS WWII Engine

I'm about to pickup an engine from a 1942 Ford Ambulance. Whaat was available for this application back then? 99a? ?????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Engine build

Most shops can bore the block, fit the pistons and grind/cut the seats and check the rods for use . Then just toss it together. Sounds like the dozens if builds done "back in the day" This rekieves...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: piston stop bolt confusion

I think it was Bruce Lancaster that came up with it. I've used it quite often and found it to be very accurate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 33/34 steering question

I discovered a new steering box that works well on the early frames. it's the Toyota Celtic 70/early 80's. This box has the input shaft over the frame giving the exhaust manifolds more clearance. the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 38 ford pickup

Looking for a dash window molding for a 38 PU for a friend.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: weber carb

I think they also make a weber carb that bolts to a stock 3 bolt intake.?????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 21 stud cam installed in my 59AB

I bored a 37 block too 3 3/16 and rah 8ba rods, pistons and crank. No sleeves. block is quite thick/ Had to turn the mains down on the crank.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,329
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 32 juice brakes

I sometimes wonder why you would go to all the trouble putting on Hyd. Brakes, when the suspension system is so antiquated. Probably a stronger engine as well I realize that this improves the safely...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Speaking of rare!

Be Nice to see what the chambers looked like??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Power valve failure

I like to tune a street engine for economy, which would be too lean for WOT.
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