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Forum: Early V8 11-22-2020, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Ronnieroadster
Aluminum cam gear with additional holes to advance or retard cam position

Here's an nice used aluminum cam gear stamper B&D that besides the stock bolt holes also has additional bolt holes to allow advancing or retarding the cam position from the stock location. The gear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Valve lubrication question on 8BA

To give you an idea of how well the oil splash-mist is in the flathead. For well over 20 years now the roller lifters moving the push rods for the ARDUN rockers in my 59A block have shown no wear at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Stroker Pistons from back in the day

This post brings back good memory's In the good old days my first engine build was our daily driver a 1963 Studebaker Hawk. The 289 was tired so the pistons of choice for this Hipo rebuild so long...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,410
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Fond these in an attic

I have seen many of these new but old stock bearings sadly lots of them have the bearing surface eaten away from the covering material used way back then to protect that surface. Looking them over...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Remote oil filter fitting re size

That's a very good plan especially seeing your oil pump which is actually designed different as far as the outlet is concerned compared to the Ford US pumps.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Ford Banjo Ring Gear Carrier ID

Looks like the typical 1940 to 1948 carrier assembly. The earlier carrier hub diameter the long round area where the bearing is located at the end is a smaller diameter outside its noticeable just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Remote oil filter fitting re size

The important part of this conversion is to not reduce the flow by using fittings that are much smaller diameter that the diameter of the main oil passage in the block. The Ford flathead block oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Remote oil filter fitting re size

To answer your question.
If your block is a 59A or 8BA the pipe thread size increases to 3/8 from the present Ford size which is 1/4 pipe. However if you have the earlier block pre 1946 going up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Piston to Head Clearance Input

Your welcome
There's really no way for the radius of the dome to be identical to the top of the piston unless both parts were made by the same company that way they would actually match. Back when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Piston to Head Clearance Input

Before considering how much to take off the heads you should understand there's lots more to compression than just the measurement you have. The entire combustion chamber characteristics also need to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,631
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Bill McGrath,Early Ford Store

Wow very sad news Bill was a heck of a great guy with such a passion he will be missed by so many. Dam what a horrible year the punches just keep on coming!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,255
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,162
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Truck oil pan gasket - one inside & one outside?

Your correct the original ring will not go in the opening from the outside of the pan. However I bet with a slight modification the ring can be installed from the outside. To remove the oil pan I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,162
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Truck oil pan gasket - one inside & one outside?

Dave the original ring that's located inside the oil pan did not have bolts. Ford used studs they are spot welded to the ring so there's never anything turning when your tightening the nuts on the...
Forum: Early V8 10-23-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Ford V-8 Sixty Overhead Valve Heads

Here's a pair of heads that will turn the little Ford V-8 sixty block into an overhead valve configuration. These heads are a miniature versions of the full size Ardun OHV heads for the Ford flathead...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1932 Ford 4 cylinder engine tins question

I'm interested tried sending you a PM but your mail box is full. Please send me a PM with contact info.
Thanks Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1936 Ford rearend gear ratio and speed

Using a Mark Williams gear ratio computer the RPM reduction you will see at 60 MPH going from the 411 to the 378 would be 200 RPM. Now if you go to the 354 ratio the RPM is now 2400 RPM lowering 200...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: wide 5 brakedrum

Actually the conversion using the original Buick drums is not difficult all that's needed is a lath large enough to swing the brake drum. Using the lath all the work is based off the drums inner...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: wide 5 brakedrum

Aussie merc the photos V8COOPMAN posted is exactly how I have seen the Buick drum modified for the wide five conversion. The ones I have seen which were used on stock cars that took a lot of abuse...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: wide 5 brakedrum

Sorry I don't have a drawing but I do have some Buick finned aluminum drums and some wide five brake assembly's so I will look at them and get back to you.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: wide 5 brakedrum

The only way to do this would be what racers did when running the wide five pattern hubs. The drums used and still used for the conversion is the good and extremely reliable Buick finned drums they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1932 Ford 4 cylinder engine tins question

Thanks Guys we now know what to look for when hunting for the missing engine splash pans.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Melting M19 oil pump

Be careful when looking at those pumps on Ebay. If the pump is truly a Melling M-19 the gear cover will have the M-19 cast into it and the cover bolts will not have a metric size on them. There's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ronnieroadster
1932 Ford 4 cylinder engine tins question

Looking to learn some more about the Deuce.
What's the correct name for the metal covers located along side of the four cylinder engine in the 1932 Ford chassis? Our Deuce sedan has one on the...
Forum: Late V8 10-11-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Valve Spring tester Rimac brand NYC USA

This valve spring tester is in excellent condition the scale can measure up to 250 pounds also the scale also reads metric up to 115 kilos. The scale covering is a bit yellowed however the scale can...
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