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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Thoughts/Opinions on Piston Rings

I made mine like Lawrie did. Talked to both Ross and Egge, their solution was mega dollars. Ross wanted me to buy 4 pistons for one replacement piston.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Thoughts/Opinions on Piston Rings

Talking to a piston manufacture is like talking to a brick wall!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 90th Birthday coming up

Happy Birthday, and many more. Remembers, it's the ride, not the destination.
Gramps. Safe travel's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Sleeved 59AB Questions

I ran several 59L blocks bored to 3 7/16, one is still on the road in a 40 coupe. It was built back in the late 80s and some of the pictures in my book are from that engine.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Sleeved 59AB Questions

When boring the block to install 3 3/16 pistons, a small lip is still left where the tin sleeve sat. This makes it difficult to install the rings. I made a special cutter for my boring bar to remove...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Weight of '40 Coupe Body?

With, or without glass and other components ????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1941 Ford Open Drive Conversion

I try to use rear axles with 5 on 4 1/2 bolt patters because of the vast verity of wheel sizes available. I like to run 16" x7 rims as the 13 inch tires are on their way out. Most junk yards just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Rear Wheel Bearing 1936

This is a good reason why I don't use these rear ends. Not easy to fix, and expensive.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Packard 3 speed to 8BA

I use the steel housing to adapt the T-170 and the Toyota 5 speed. Bore the regester to match and weld on the mounts use stock clutch linkage and throw out. bearing, About as simple as it gets.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Advice, comments, suggestions?

There are a number of fractions on the barn. Keep it stock at all costs, or I just like to drive my car, not a museum piece. and anything goes, as long as it doesn't cost much. Me!
In this case Skip...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Packard 3 speed to 8BA

My Favorite go to pressure plate is the ford 9 1/2, And re drill the flywheel if necessary. Never had a problem with one, even in drag racing.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Rear tube shock conversion

Once you find, or make your brackets. The shock chosen should be for the same weight as your application. At one time this was listed in the specs of the shock. I find the small GM car shocks have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Adjustable lifters

Probably i the mid 30's, they were designed for valve jobs, not Hi Lift cams. Later the made a thicker head to accommodate the hi lift cams.. Original cost was $12 aset.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,231
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: PNW Flathead Rebuilders

Great post. First thing, what do you expect from the finished product? Also the 8ba block and rotating assy would be my first choice, as it's the least expensive to rebuild. The block can also be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Block boring

Like Pete said, this was quite normal back in the day.Also Balancing is another thing we never did, because there were no one that did it. Bells in NJ did it and after 3 months of waiting, we finaly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: T-5 conversion panning

I have a Dana 44 with posi, we need that in Vermont.
G
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,603
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: T5 to torque tube adapter

I must say, the workman ship and engineering of this product is beyond exelent. along with a hotrod works reworked stock axle, are things many people like me dream of. I just want the adverage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,603
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: T5 to torque tube adapter

DD, your probably right, I just can't afford a 8" or9". Actually the 9" is alittle over kill for a flathead as the weight of the rear axle determines ride quality. So,, If you have the bucks go with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,603
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: T5 to torque tube adapter

After due consideration, I would think that installing a modern rear axle, instead of spending all that money to modify the trans. A Spicer 44 from a Jeep grand Cherokee are not very expensive and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 3.54 and a Columbia?

The only problem I see with the Columbia is, cost and reliability. Buying one is expensive. If it doesn't need any work done, your golden. However if it must be rebuilt and improved for reliability...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: T-5 conversion panning

Johndeer, I have the same trans in my 47 int KB1. Fantastic performance and economy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: T-5 conversion panning

My Problem is, I can't afford allot of the good stuff, or expensive stuff. If i can't find it in a junk yard or make it, I can;t do it so I do what I can, with what I have. I try to help people...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 52 merc crank in 8ba block

The crank should fit all 2.498 Blocks made from late 38 up. and even the 36Lb up when turned down to 2.398. These blocks may need alittle clearance for the rods.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 899
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Happy 90th Birthday Lawson Cox

Yepa doodle, 90 Years young, not far behind you. Take care, we need you.
Gramps.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: T-5 conversion panning

This is npt an in expensive project no matter which way you go. depending which style engine block to what rear axle will determined the finish cost. The 8ba block will be the cheapest adapter and an...
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