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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: New Rebuild Overheating

Who did the machine work and who assembled the engine?
Forum: Early V8 09-22-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Flathead dry sump oil pump two stage

Here's an interesting oil pump for a serious completion engine. Made by the Madis Engineering Co from Bellflower California. This pump is NOS it mounts directly to the Ford flathead three bolt front...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rear Main seal

Your rear main bearing cap is not made for any of the insert type seal mounts. Your original crankshaft has two flanges at the rear one if for the beading thrust surface and the second is a slinger...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Wink Re: Flathead Fall Nationals

You need front brakes also but you have that covered ;) Certainly not like the good old ECTA.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,696
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: NGK Plugs

You can use .030 or .035 both will work fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,696
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: NGK Plugs

Mart the plug gap at .035 if its a 6 volt system or 12 volt would only be the weak point of the HT side of the ignition circuit if the plug wires being used are junk. Since many of us have had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,696
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: NGK Plugs

The B6L is equivalent in heat range and operation wise to the 216 and the Champion H-10 The difference in the NGK is they will perform much better compared to the other two. At least thats what I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Carbon on plugs and piston tops

The piston tops on some modern production engines and many after market performance pistons have a coating applied to them {which is an expensive process} that acts as an additional heat barrier.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,696
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: NGK Plugs

Stock use the B6L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 988
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Crank pulley bolt...Lost again!!

Joe the washer under your bolt should sit on the inner lower surface of the hub assembly not on the face of the outer pulley which is a higher surface. The washer should be thick as mentioned above...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 988
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Crank pulley bolt...Lost again!!

Joe in the past when I have experienced the exact same issue as yours even with the blower belt helping the dampening. The problem was due to a balance issue which turned out to be the flywheel area....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Help with "Full Race" cam ID

The number 385 I would expect that is the lift dimension. Not really a full race cam if its only 385 lift. To be sure of the lift dimension measure the heal diameter and then the height of the lobe....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: French Flathead with C4

Actually there not that difficult to find. From what I understand all big trucks had them. Also from time to time I have seen two piece pans for sale here on the barn. And also have seen many more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: French Flathead with C4

The C-4 conversion will fit the french block perfectly. The Important part is to be sure the torque converter mounting pads are square to both ends of the converter the pilot end and the snout that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 93 octane fuel

No it would not
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead OHV conversions

The Maxi heads are overhead on the intake side only I believe thats whats called an F head. The flathead V-8 exhaust ports are still used. Iskys Maxi 21 stud conversion is on a 1932 Ford V-8. He...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead OHV conversions

There certainly an interesting selection of OHV conversions made for the Ford flathead 21 and 24 stud V-8 blocks. Without a doubt the best of them all when you take into account reliability, ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,679
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Ronnie roadster

Heres a video of cars leaving the line our car flathead powered is at the 4:14 time frame. Leaving the line we were still having issues on this run but you can get a feel for what its like speed on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,679
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Ronnie roadster

Sid the event takes place at the retired Loring air base located in Limestone Maine. It begins on Wednesday September 2nd and runs till Saturday the 5th. Wednesday will be tech only the first runs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,679
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Ronnie roadster

Actually we have to use the gas/fuel sold at the event. For our combination we use gas for the fuel record also. The vendor on the salt sells VP brand race gas I use their C-16 which is 118 octane...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,679
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Ronnie roadster

Speedweek update 2020. Im happy to report once again the flathead Ford powered Rons Hobby Shop Special {aka the Mistress wife's name for car} once again set a record. We had a lot of issues with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,377
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

The support bar sits directly on top of the main bearing cap. The central area of the cap is machine flat this is a rather wide and long area for support. The bearing cap area where the bar sits is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,377
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Lawrie everything is loaded in the trailer at the moment. When we return from Speedweek I can take some pictures. But it will be a couple of weeks from now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Unorthodox 8ba

A certain high financed team had an idea to gut a flathead block completely out. Then place an LS block inside to compete in the vintage engine classes. That was immediately shoot down by the power...
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