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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

Back in the day, 3 3/8 was a standard overbore for a hotrod. Along with the 4 1/8 crank, you had a 3/8 x 3/8 engine or 286ci
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Mart's update: 2021 No3. Ol' 59 Flatty Project Pt.20. Con Rods. How can it be so

Boy Mat, Your a glutton for punishment, always use a Hone for the wrist pins. Same with the Big ends always added an extra .001 to the big end. I'm lucky, the shop in town has a sunnen Hone.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,080
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

I like the F130 3 speed with OD from the 80's trucks. They adapt easy to the flathead by boring the register and welding Tabs on the steel nell housing. Have one in my truck.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Help decipher GM distributor vacuum canister numbers

A question was brought up about the small amt of mechanical advance I use?? I'm not tuining for Horsepower here, I' turning for acceleration . When tuning for HP you'd advance the timing for max...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Help decipher GM distributor vacuum canister numbers

Charkey's adjustable Mech advance modification, maked the GM distributor a very useful product for all applications. Giving the user more latitude in tuning the ignition advance. this way yiu can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Help decipher GM distributor vacuum canister numbers

Tuning the flathead require some thought on carburetors. Tuning for street requires a very lean mixture in cruise and a rich mixture in ower. When I worked withRrichard we were looking for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1932 Carburetor adaptor

One thing you have to remember is: The intake manifold is of the "log" design, which has poor low end drivability regardless what carb is bolted to it.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: camshaft profile

The EAC cam is a 52/53 Mercury cam.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Chassis question

Wescot has Drawings of most of the old car frams. zi think the 2/2 ton PU is the same as thepassenger car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,367
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: headers vs duals

It would be a good time for some of the Newbys to buy JWL book "Flathead facte" this will save you agreat deal of money in the future. Hid Dyno tests showed no increase in power with either.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Crab distributor or ???

Didn't the 59 come with a crab dist??It;s a very good dist in proper working condition on either 6 or 12 v.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,628
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Is it normal to build an engine test stand?

I was quite young back then and still learning. However, Yes I had a run stand and I ran all my engines in it, untill I got a dyno to add a load. The amount o time the engine spent on the stand was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,191
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Fresh rebuilt 8BA Flathead

The oil filtering system is one of the best and I use it on all my builds. AS for the pistons, I don't think Offenhauser has made them for quite a few years and were once made by Janns. i also had a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,191
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Fresh rebuilt 8BA Flathead

I often wonder what scale people use to choose the parts they use in their engines. For example why did you choose the Offenhauser pistons and Isky 88 cam for this build. As expensive as it is, these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: No politics

What part of the car/engine is that? How does it work? Never heard of it.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,611
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 21 Stud 37mod

Well it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but i've been known to have a very hi "stupid factor". Don't worry about correcting me or anyone else here if they make a mistake, Facts are facts. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,611
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 21 Stud 37mod

I wonder if it has the slinger rear seal as well. Just a 37 crank. One thing about Ford, he didn't waste much.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,611
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 21 Stud 37mod

Well you learn sumpin every day, till they throw dirt on ya. So your saying that early 91a blocks were small bearing ones. Did they have a different prefix number?? interesting.
Thanks Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,611
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 21 Stud 37mod

The 38 91A crank has a 2.498 crank and is the same as the later cranks. It's also the lightest stock crank and was used in the early stock cars in the later blocks with bigger bores and the 91/21A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,628
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Is it normal to build an engine test stand?

A test stand can deatroy the rings faster than 100k miles. Why?? well if you have a run stand you\ll run the new engine without a load. Doesn't hurt for a short time just to make sure everything is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Mart's Project Update 21/01. 32 Sedan Pt. 25. 59 Flatty Pt. 19.

Mat, Never saw a stock Ford piston like that? Looks quite light with only 3 rings. What suze is it?
Gramps
PS Yes Happy new year, take care, we need you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,611
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 21 Stud 37mod

This may be alittle off topic, but, I've only worked on a very few 21 stud engines, including the 37. I don't recommend presuming any modification on these engine, as the internal rotating assy was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,782
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Misery loves company

I have Gremlins' in my shop, and they hide all my tools. Hid the chuc ke for my lathe, had to make another one. Next day the old one was back. frustrating,
Granps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,207
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Power Nation Flathead

We ran 5.42 at Danbury 1/3 mile
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: camshaft profile

Gofas has the original Johnsons.
Gramps
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