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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,134
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1937 Flathead lost bolt... Help!

Actually there is a hole in the rear of the block that allows the oil that fills the oil pump idler gear cavity to drain down into the pan. Its a stretch that the missing bolt might be in that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Valve Guide Seal Installation The Easy Way

The Best brand Flathead Ford gasket sets include the round valve guide seals your looking for. Another source for the round seals is Gotham Auto Parts you can purchase any of the valve train parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Centre exhaust port baffle or fourth port?

If i decided to use a port divider the type made by Dunn engineering a very long time ago would be my choice. The Dunn divider is not a heavy casting it was two U shaped channels made from stainless...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,373
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: So I have a little problem...

Joe sadly the builder should have had a clue on what to do since this is a common improvement to do when using the 8BA block especially when adding a blower or even any early multi carb intake....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Traded for a French Flathead Block

From my experience with one NOS French block the ports directly below the valves were extremely small in diameter it appears no secondary operation was performed to open up that area compared to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 32 Ford Tudor door alignment

David is correct the bushing is placed on top of the cowl portion of the hinge. The pin splines will still be held in the door portion of the hinge.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: HF 2 ton alum. jack, good,bad,indifferent ?

Have a couple of them overall they work fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Looking for a new job-maybe...

I for one have and will continue to guide any one young or old who has the passion to learn on how to do things related to our old Fords. While the younger generation may not be overflowing with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 32 Ford Tudor door alignment

I have had a similar alignment issue with Deuce doors. Since the hinge is attached permanently to the door the way i went about it was to modify the removable section of the hinge from the door jamb....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,251
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

Making the bushing out of oil-lite bronze bearing stock would be the easiest solution to the problem. While I personally would never run a bronze bushing in this situation its really the best way to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: US Customs blocking import/export of NY registered vehicles

Sadly laws are not treated the same New York has one opinion and its their right our leader has his idea of what laws mean as well as the senate overall its sad.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,251
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

Joe measured a few items today first the Ford bronze bushing measures 1.573 the one I measured was used. Also have the Speedway pilot bearing in stock for a build Im doing for someone the bearing is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,251
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

Joe i will check using your dimensions comparing to the 203 size. If its determined the flywheel hole is the problem and considering what you already have invested in it at this point the only thing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,251
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

Joe the pilot bearing hole in the aluminum flywheel should be the same as the stock Ford Flathead. The 203 bearing fits all of the aluminum flywheels as well as the stock Ford flywheel perfectly. At...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,251
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

Joe the pilot bearing you need is simply a 203 bearing its very common used for lots of applications you should be able to find them for way less than $10.00
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Looking for exhaust port layout drawing

Unable to remove my post sorry.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Howell's Sheeeet Metal Scam

Having had the displeasure of trying to use Howells patch panels on our Deuce Tudor project i made the mistake of expecting better from Tom Bay this proved wrong. What i learned was the patch panels...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead V8 head bolts vs studs

In 1948 the Ford truck engine was the first release of the 8BA block however it came with head studs. Starting in 1949 all 8BA flathead engines were now using head bolts studs were no longer being...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 6 Qts. OF OIL In MY 8BA

The pan was used on the flathead in F-1 Ford trucks and the other larger commercial trucks made servicing the pump pickup easy. Also made for a large oil leak location when things aged.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: exchange 8ba cyl heads with 59ab

Dale you were ahead of the times even back then. Now look at us where has the time gone seems like it was only yesterday. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1936 ford diff gear change

As mentioned in post #2 the pinion if the rear is the original 36 more than likely will be 10 spline any new ring and pinion sets are only available with six splines. The 36 drive shaft is a tube...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: POWDER COATING in Connecticut

I have used Pauway for many years. Numerous parts on my very fast Flathead powered record holding race car have been powder coated by them.


https://www.pauwaycorp.com/
Pauway Corp. is a quality...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 915
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

Wow amazing accuracy just wondering should the hammer be small or really large? :(
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: How did you do the link cords on your LED's??

Thats exactly what I did in my shop also the garage at home and all the basement lights converted everything to LEDs amazing improvement. Also a decent savings on the electric bills another benefit....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 915
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

1/2 is my rule works perfectly ever time.
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