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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 416
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Stromberg Big97

Are the throttle bores in the intake bored out to match the carb??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA Piston Removal...Success!!!

Yes, that is agood idea, I'll have to try that. Learn sumpin every day.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What's Behind Your Flattie?

The trans gears are about the same as those in the early transmissions, and the OD is a 3 planetary gear set. The T-85 is a different trans with much beefier gears and a 4 gear planetary. hard to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What's Behind Your Flattie?

The early ford flathead trans with OD is not a very good trans, even with the stock engine. It works great with NORMAL driving. However the T-85 w/OD is the way to go.Many of these trans had the dual...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Columbias can break your Heart

I think the columbia is a great rear, I'll admit that it worked flawlessly and I'm sure he had it rebuilt several times by someone else. Pauls problem was, the engine was not stock and you had to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Columbias can break your Heart

In 2006 I spent a month with Paul Garagan (Rumbleseat). In 2003 my wife and i spent a week in Colorado, I got a 70 birthday present, a ride on the Durango Silverton NGRR. We flew into Denver and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Centre exhaust port baffle or fourth port?

Like others on this forum, I;ve tried many things and never knew if they worked, Pete Raced so he knew if a mod worked. Putting an engine on a dyno like JWL did for all his mods told him what worked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Valve Guide Seal Installation The Easy Way

Never use them. RV works very well. However, that is an interesting tool. One thing ablut flathead builders, most a lazy, so they make things easier.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Centre exhaust port baffle or fourth port?

I've done some flowbench testing of the ports and found that the stock center port flows better than any of the others. I opened up th end poets (on the cover of my book) and that was only a 4%...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Traded for a French Flathead Block

If it has the cra
snk, rods and pistons in it. you don't have to do much. Does it have the 4" crank (Merc)/?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: flathead oil pressure?

Hi oil pressure can have an erosive affect on the crank and bearings. 10 lbs at idle and 40 in cruise os all you need. Another thing you should know, when running a hi viscosity oil, the opening of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,488
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: I guess its time ???

Jim, I know where you're coming from, although I don't have the health problems you have, at 87, I don't plan very far ahead. My helper Rob is building his first flathead at home with my help, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Reusing head bolts.

I don't think a high quality bolt is necessary. A grade #5 would be more than adequate for this project, unless your going to exceed the yield strength of the bolt. At 45 ft/lbs, these would work...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Why do I have to log in

Thanks, I have a very high stupid factor this week. Hopefully, it's only tempory.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Ol' Ron
Why do I have to log in

Everytime I go here?? I never had to do that until the other day. If I forget my name, I won't be able to post any more>
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Bronze valve guides??

I knurell the stock guides. this keeps the stem well lubricated, yet prevents oil from contaminating The AF under hi Vacuum conditions. However Bary Here on the barn sells bonz lined guides.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 2 bolt crab on a 21 stud question

You can also run a late style 49/53 dist with a gear drive adapter and the late front cover. However your cam protrudes out from the cam and the adapter must be clearanced or the cam ground down.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 3 ring pistons

Thes pistons are of the auto thermic design and are designed to have a tight fit in the cylinder. .oo15/.002. Nice pistons for a street engine, mild cam hi compression heads. 2gc carb/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Tuesday Tech: Which valve to adjust? Mart's easy method.

Yes , Mart is doing a great job with the tools he hand at hand, He has a great deal Of Perseverance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: CMM Crank in earlier engines

i BORED THE 37 BLOCK TO 3 3/16 AND USED 8ba RODS. Sorry about the caps.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Tuesday Tech: Which valve to adjust? Mart's easy method.

My brain is so full of useless information, that there is no more room for more. When the valve is open, rotate crank one revolution and adjust it. works for any cam. Ya just have to be lazy to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Question re stuck rings on a removed piston.

The piston ring grove has a very important size to insure proper ring operation. Oveer time the groves widen from the running of the piston up and down. After long periods of operation they may look...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Chevy distributor conversion questions.

The little bushings in the advance plate control the amount of advance, the springs the rate. Unfortunately the kit doesn't have a light enough spring, and this is the trickie part, and is best done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 874
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Need encouragement head replacement

Never make a modification without a reason. Astechics is the most expensive modification you can make to a vehicle. I have a great deal of respect for people that restore their cars to their original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Chevy distributor conversion questions.

Tuning any engine takes bith Nac and vac advance to provide proper power and economy. So why not use one??
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