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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: The Right Stuff

The stuff is actually a lot better than anything else I have used. Its expensive but when I use it its for some extremely demanding application. Example I use no gaskets on some of my race engines...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,439
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

Thrown threw the windshield that would be a site that plate glass is really safe!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Chevy distibutor question for Bubba...

The Accel distributer is by far the best type to convert for the flathead. And as Deuce5window wrote they are plentiful and cheap to buy. The many I have converted for others have all performed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 32 roadster body dimension

Your welcome. The way Kylon32 used the tubing and steady rod is an excellent way to set a dimension.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 32 roadster body dimension

Just measured my original Henry Ford body this is what I get 50-5/16. I will tell you my body lines and door gaps are spot on.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: I'd never have dreamt this would be possible.

Mart just use some JB weld epoxy to cover over those holes it will be good as new.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,228
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Power Nation Flathead

Phil Landry runs a land speed record holding Fox bodied Mustang with a turbo charged Flathead Ford V-8 proving it will work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Two Pacific NW land speed race cars are stuck in Australia

When both cars were sent there the owners biggest fears at the time would the Australian salt flats be dry. Knowing one of the owners Jim Lindsey I questioned the idea and expense involved around 15...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,228
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Power Nation Flathead

Thats a great video Pete Thanks for posting it. Seeing how well the car pulls in high gear tells me the final change gear ratio is in the high 4's am I close?
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 12-28-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Ford V-8 Sixty Overhead Valve Heads

Back to the top for the New Year
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 8BA Style Timing Cover Queries

As 51 Merc noted check the cam to cover end play. If its excessive that would explain why someone drilled that hole which could be used to hold some type of thrust limiting device.

Your cover...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Grancor Intake Manifold

As I wrote in post number 10 that's the square bolt pattern used on some early carbs from the mid fifty's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Grancor Intake Manifold

The Grancor 4 barrel intake is identical to the Weiand casting just the name is different. The carb used on these early intakes was the GM square bolt pattern four barrel used on Caddy's, Buicks and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,228
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Power Nation Flathead

Hi Guys here's answers to some of the questions.
DD The whining sound you hear is the water pump after a run we continue circulating water doing this helps in eliminating cylinder cracks. Another...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 9 cars with extreme engines

Nice great examples of history and power
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,228
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Power Nation Flathead

Jack please don't take my comment the wrong way. The mystery of the 200 HP flathead is what I'm referring to. Two flathead designs that are worth investigating are the Briggs and Stratton 5 HP...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,228
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Power Nation Flathead

Some answers are secrets 200 HP from a normally aspirated flathead is it possible the answer is yes. No I will not give the details except this using todays technology as applied to conventual...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,228
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Power Nation Flathead

Nope just 300 from a 1950 Ford Flathead burning gasoline.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuRbG60gTpM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Grancor Intake Manifold

Cobbie a price for the Grancor 4 barrel intake should be around $800.00 as a starting price and then see what one is willing to offer. The intakes value is more based on being collectable. I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Does Anyone Sell 3 5/16 +.020 Pistons and Rings

Boring a block without pistons is a big mistake.
Chuck if your block has been measured to be sure it will clean up with the additional .020 Then Egge as old Ron above mentioned is the way to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1932 V-8 original steel cam

The easiest way is look at the center cam bearing journal you will see an X grove shape made by grinding the grove radiates outward from the center of the journal. This grove allowed for additional...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: What do you guys use?

I never use the brake pedal when bleeding brakes on all my vehicles including early Ford. What I do is really simple. I use air above the brake fluid in the reservoir to move the fluid once the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1932 V-8 original steel cam

Thanks for the offer Stan. The Eliminator is an amazing profile unfortunately its to radical for what I need.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Ronnieroadster
1932 V-8 original steel cam

I'm in the process of building a flathead V-8 which will have an original Ardun overhead valve conversion on it. The preferred cam for the way I'm building this particular engine is the Ford V-8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Tireshop for '37 Ford wheels

Todays tire machines have four air operated self adjusting griping points that grip on the back inside radius of the rim. They are designed to hold all types of rims steel and aluminum and being...
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