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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 59 Camshaft oiling

Good choice you will be happy with the results.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 59 Camshaft oiling

Did you see the answer to your post on the HAMB on this subject that I left?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: bore

If you have checked for proper ring end gap the two compression and the one piece oil ring {I'm sure you did} then you may have a problem with the three piece oil ring. Its virtually impossible to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,675
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Well guess I will add a bit to the lower area I'm 68. My first car was actually a truck 1950 F-1 panel V-8 of course cost me 25 dollars. The truck is long gone but I still have that flathead V-8 ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 48 Allard on eBay with a Ford Flathead V8

I'm surprised the Allard two carb intake and Finned Allard script heads are not on the engine.

If anyone is interested I have the Allard intake and matching heads available.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Cast iron 2 groove wide belt crank pulley

Cast pulleys like yours were common in Australia also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Cold air plenum for carbs

Having a common plenum and the outside air forced in at speed would work fine. However if you were able to go REALLY fast then the forced now ram air would create a lean condition. This lean...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,091
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Wink Re: Why not a new casting

Don Feguson already makes an Ardun head for a chevy small block. In the 60's there was another conversion made for the small block which was also a look alike to the Ardun. Both of these conversions...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,141
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Missing main caps a big problem?

As others have mentioned missing caps are not a deal breaker if the block is found to be good no cracks. Now about the sleeves I have sleeved many blocks all of which were then bored to 3-5/16. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Crankshaft seal 59ab

Stan I like the aluminum one with the outer O ring I found it centers nicely between the pan and front cover especially considering each are somewhat different in shape. Found no leaks at 200 MPH.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Edelbrock head identification help

Welcome aboard. Your correct the number 9 would be the original compression ration. The DB 142 could be just about anything however its not related to any Edelbrock number.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,755
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Original 1932 Standard Coupe up for auction

Oh no looks like one of them dreaded hotrodders has already touched this coupe. 16 inch wire wheels, beauty rings, a red grill insert and that horn under the hood.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Brazilian flathead with clear heads

Ignition looks to be a crank trigger system of some sort actually not very hard to do. Interesting to watch but it wont survive long with no cooling system what's so ever.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

185G is the Isky part number for their performance type Flathead valve spring. That valve spring is similar to the Lincoln Zephyr valve spring which is a good alternative for the flathead.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: New England Engine Rebuilders

Dick what's the problem with the bottom end?
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 02-01-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Ital flathead blower ID Tag

This is a reproduction of the ID tag that's usually missing from the front of the ITAL flathead blower. Its an exact copy of a perfect original tag. There's a very limited number available.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,234
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Gosfast Gary from NY?

Gary was one of the guys who had the knowledge to go to the next level with the flathead. I enjoyed reading his posts and learned a few things doing so. The truly sad part is for the new guys coming...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: No endplay in crank

Stoker I have found when using new bearings from Cleveite or King there's usually no end play. To me it looks like some manufacturers have added extra material thinking the crank will be worn so now...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Walker Radiator

Another excellent choice is Custom Auto Radiator in New Jersey. They have supplied me with radiators for my Deuces. Compared to Walker {which I tried and did not like} the C.A.R. radiators are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: How Close to (Over)Square In V-8 Bore/Stroke?

Is this like what goes up must come down? All kidding aside.

Experience as to bored compared to stroke compared to square/over square can anyone really give their experience with all of that?
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: "help"

You wrote as more pistons went in it became harder to turn. I have found Hastings piston ring sets at times are including the wrong expander for the three piece oil ring assembly. The expander is to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,768
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: ultimate flathead

Boy am I glad the guy never raced at Bonneville with so much horsepower and RPM's from that 239 cube flathead the records would be REALLY high and no one would be able to touch them. LMAO
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
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: 1,952
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!
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