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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Gosfast Gary from NY?

Gary has been quite Ill and his son has been handling the business. Hope he doing well.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

The method of getting the the right tappet clearance in a flathead is by grinding the dtem of the valve. na has nothing to do with the valve spring. The slight amount you'd remove would not change...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

I thought we were talking about the rotators. not the lifters.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

George is right. Installed heigth at 45/50lbs for most street cams works quite well I use tgus in the L-100 and it'll turn 5k no problem. But it ain't made for that. It's made for cruising. Now if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

You can get either book from Max VP, we need the money.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

I reality, I don't kow much about the early cars, other than the trans and reak axles can't stand up to much abuse. In the early street days the 404 Ols engine was king, and cheap, it did't take long...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

OK, Buy the book!!!
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

I just checked my PM, and your RIGHT, I didn't answer you. However, I remember answering you, I probably forgot to push the right button. At 87 I forget allot of things. SSsssOOoooo??? Why .030?? Why...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

And just think about it. They all had 91/21a Rods in them and Floating bearings.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

Guess the old memory is getting forgetful. The engone I built for Ron Horell was that 3/8 x 3/8 with an L-100 cam 9:1Cr and it is impressive in a 35 PU.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
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) 01-15-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
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: 69
Views: 3,365
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: 17
Views: 558
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: 17
Views: 558
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: 17
Views: 558
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: 484
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: 1,744
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: 600
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: 1,470
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: 678
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: 1,702
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: 1,270
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: 1,270
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: 1,266
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: No politics

What part of the car/engine is that? How does it work? Never heard of it.
Gramps
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