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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,671
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Piston to head clearancing

Copper and aluminum creat an electrical current which caused the errosion of the aluminum. When you remove the heads after they have been on awhile, you can see where the aluminum has been removed....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,671
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Piston to head clearancing

I loaned the fixture out a few year back, I'll try and get it back, don't think it ever used anymore.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: combustion chamber design

I think the tapered wedge chamber is the only design that could increase breathing performance of a normally asperated engine. Weiand made a set of cast iron heads with Wedge pistons I saw at bville...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 871
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Disc Brakes V Bendix Brakes-Which performs best??

I think application of the vehicle is the issue. Having an old car with stock engine and local driving, the orginal brakes in good working order is more then adequate. However, up grading the power...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,671
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Piston to head clearancing

I do this just to see if I cam make it better, and improve preformance and econmy.. Most aftermarket heads add material to the transfer area ti increas compression. Then we relieve the block to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,671
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Piston to head clearancing

They make some rosin core solder that's about 1/8" in dia. Just feed this thrugh the spark plug hole and turn the engine over and you'll get some accurate piston to head clearance.
Over the years...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 47 Pickup Cowl Harness Question

I'd like to take credit for this information, but My friend Allen, who is restoring a 47 PU furnished it.
Nice to have smart friends,"Gramos.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 47 Pickup Cowl Harness Question

I had same situation. there are 2 cowl wiring harnesses for '47 pickup, early and late. the correct one I bought from Sacramento vintage Ford, part #05944-6, their part#. Works perfect, hooks up to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: The 1BA block Mystery What's the Story ?

Does this block have an early fuel pump push rod???
G
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,094
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Airtex E8902

Over the past few years I've had so much trouble with electric fuel pumps, I went to an in hank fuel pump , So far , so good..
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What's my cubic inch?

I miss Gary, bought a Stricker assy from him a few years back, still running fine. Ses if your gona run allot of boost it's best to keep a thicker wall. 10 lbs of boos will do more for power then a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Another overbore question

Ross pistons for street use is a poor choice, as they require a larger piston to wall clearance. Best piston is a tight piston.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What's my cubic inch?

3.328?????? 3.312= 3 5/16. 3.328 = 3 5/16 +.016. Strange bore?
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Another overbore question

No, I'm not familiar with that brand of piston. I use only OEM or Egge pistons. However, depending on the style of piston, the piston to cylinder wall to skirt clearance is critical. For street use a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Another overbore question

When I was building engines, my standard overbore was 3 5/16, Did dozens of them. I also did quite a few 3 3/8 with 4 1/8 cranks, which was about as far as you could go back then using stock parts....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,687
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

when dealing with a bone stock engine that you know vwer little about. I suggest you find an old motors manual form the year of the engine, Ckintons were the best and covered just abourt everything...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 32 ford f-1 type cpp power steering

Whynot use electric, cheap and easy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,141
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Relieved stroker motor with Ford aluminum heads

Although this goes back awhile at Danbury raceway the ruls changed allot for the car from pure stock to 2400LB modifieds. But the engine rules remained the same 258ci any flat tappet cam, stock...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,141
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Relieved stroker motor with Ford aluminum heads

I agree with B&S and Peter here A 284 ci engine with a 2GC carb on a bored Merc intake will feed the engine quite qwkk and a set of EAB heads will put the CR close to 9:1. Get a dist. from Charley NY...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: which booster to buy?

The ford PU Master cylinder for th 78/74 non power disk/drum brake system is what I use. Unfortunately, you still have to lean on it to lock em up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 400jr cam

Back in the day, we had adjustable cam gears. I think I have one someplace. However we'd elongate the cam bolt holes and use sterwashers to hold them in place, and it worked.. Unfortunately moving...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 400jr cam

Caams can be ground from used cams as well as billet's. The buillits will have a larger base circle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 400jr cam

Thank you very much, Now I can convert this cam to an 8BA style. I bore the nose for a 3/4 press in bushing , then turn iy down for the timing gear. I know they make adapters but the gesr doedn;t run...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 400jr cam

I think we'll all be waiting.
G
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 400jr cam

John, I was aware of that, I just thought that if I got some numbers, I could compare them to mine. The reason I want to use the $00 jr, is because the cam is available to everyone. If the new...
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