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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba Head Replacement

If your going to run this engine on a run stand for a few years, assuming the engine has just been rebuilt. I doubt the rings will not be seated properly and will have to be replaced before putting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Help with "Full Race" cam ID

Not many early "Full Race" cams had very high lift. Isky was probably ine of the first that came close to the .400 lift range. The base circle determine the max lift. Using new cam cores raised the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

There was a thread on U-Tube about this a few months back. Seems the tube in the can gets pluged and you have to force air into it to clear it. Need a hundred pounds. Haven't had the "ball" to do it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: old school flathead...

I miss Walt, I stole his ModelA once, but his daughter caught me with the hOT lawn mower
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,565
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Wildfire evacuation

I worry about your safety, No old car is worth loosing you!! yes take care.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: First post - re 46 Mercury Eight

Yes, welcome, we need some new blood. Take care, be safe, and think Flatheads and you'll go to heaven.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1936 dual carbs/ triple carbs

The worst thing you can do to an engine is: running it rich, the excessive fuel washes lubrication off the cylinder walls causing ring failure to seal and diluting the crankcase oil an AF meter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Anyone with the "Dirty Word" knowledge

I had a 33 in high school, Paid 40 bucks for it. Had a rumbule seat in back. Pretty fast car for the day.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Unusual Stromberg 48

Might want to pick up an AF meter as well. A rich mixture can ruin the rings.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: EAB Heads & their Piston Reliefs - Is this right?

Storing heads on their wood or metal shelf that's not flat for long periods of time can cause warping. I bolt them together and stor them on edge. With the cost og new alum heads going through the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Help with an 8BA head.

Just replace the head
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Tried to post on the swap meet??

Yes, that's it, It's been stored for the past 5.6 years in the shop, and I\m running out of space and want to change the shope around befor winter sets in. I'll take 200 for it. But I was wondering ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Ol' Ron
Tried to post on the swap meet??

Tried to post a 51 Merc rear axle on the swap meet, and it won't let me, My privileges don't allow me. Waz I a bad boy??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 255 merc engine

In a way I agree with Pete. However, at 87, it's something to do. Putting the plug in the transfer area allows the use of a power tip plug, which is right in the middle of the combustion chamber when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Remanufactured Flathead

It's probably a 221 bored .030/040, with ,010/020 bearings. I was in the Patterson NJ plant back in the 60's to pick up a JD 172 industrial engine. I watched them do some in line 6 cyl engines. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 255 merc engine

I was thinking of a simple way to increas CR, At presenI move the spark plug in the 8ba head, by pluging the original and drilling a hole at an amgle that comes out where thee original plug eas...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 255 merc engine

Think about it?? at least start with the smllest stock head, I;d suggest the EAB head, but they are getting scarce, but 8ba heads are a die a dozen. Mec ans 8RT have the biggest stock chambers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 255 merc engine

What most people here don't understand is the fact that the stock compression is very low. Don't be mislead by the factory 6.8 & 7.2 numbers. Back when I wrote my book I checked many heads and found...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 255 merc engine

I bore all my engines .125" over, using Ehhe 3 ring pistons. I did this for over 10 years while running "Nostalgia Engines". Several were bored .187" over. When I raced I had several that were .250"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,069
Posted By Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,862
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Distributor machines

Holy cow! gota say the Baen always comes to the rescue. Yes I finally got it working, then one night it caught fire. however, the fire was contained in the box. the motor and vac pump still work. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Power Nation Flathead

I Wonder what cam they used? When JWL modified the stock engine, it produced very little HP reguardless of all the add on, untill a mile cam was installed and that helped allot. Most of the 276...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Ol' Ron
Power Nation Flathead

I just watched an episode of Power nation. The engine in question was a 302 ci flathead. 65CC heads, block was relieved, and 3 94 carbs were installed, No Cam specs were mentioned Power was just shy...
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