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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 09:03 PM
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1cm
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Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 1cm

Export if made in Canada or the US to commonwealth countries that drove on the original side of the road.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 50
1cm
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Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 1cm

I have a '50 C8BA block that had the C8CM heads on both sides, a four bolt intake, and a Merc crank and had never been bored.
My best guess is that they were short a proper Merc block and just put...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: How to compute HP

I was just trying to get a ballpark before the final decision isnmade regarding my trans combination... 28 vs 29 main/input shaft. I've asked before but since the engine isn't assembled I thought...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Fortunateson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: How to compute HP

Well I only need a rough estimate and I've not even put the engine together yet. It will be installed in a '32 5W.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Fortunateson
Question How to compute HP

I'll be getting back to my 8BA project soon. It will be bored .030 over, came with the Merc crank, running a Max1 clone cam, original Eddie Myer heads, and three '97s with th eoptionof only running...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Drivetrain Advice Needed

Weird typo... now corrected. So when is the quiz?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Drivetrain Advice Needed

Well I think I've been convince to forget about the LZ set. The 15:29 is the best set in terms of condition though. I live in an area with a number of hills but th ehigway of course is very flat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Drivetrain Advice Needed

V8COOPMAN,
That's for the phsysics lesson. Make sure total sense. Now, when will the quiz be? LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Drivetrain Advice Needed

Interesting comment regarding th physics. I'd like to read your explanation...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Drivetrain Advice Needed

Anyone else have an opinion?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By Fortunateson
Question Drivetrain Advice Needed

I have a '32 5W which will be running a 276ci engine and a '40 rearend with 3.78 gears. I have three possible transmission gear setups... a 16:28, a 15:29, and a 18:26. LZ (although I think I'll be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,584
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: 12 year old Coker tires, still ok?

This tire debate all started when Firestones were blowing out at speed. Govt did a study on tire deterioration base on the temps around Phoenix Az. Exposure to UV and temps buggered them up after...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Failing health

I had the vertigo thing about 15 years ago. I was teaching a Math class and I just felt wobbly but thankfully it was just before recess. At th break I informed the vice principal and said I'd need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,193
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

As I mentioned earlier the springs will be new stock spec springs from Speedway. I'm now going to wait to have them checked before I get the .060 shims if indeed they are needed.

What does the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,236
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Home made tool that works really well.

Mart, that looks good. I went in a different direction copying the Vern Tardel version since I had a short piece of threaded pipe that fits into the drain hole and a pice of 2"x3" rectangular...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,193
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

The cam is a Max1 clone done by a local cam grinder who's been in the business since the mid fifties. The car will be a cruiser.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,193
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Well I've been well and truely educated! Thanks for all the replies. I just presumed there would be consistency with new parts. I'll see if I can get to the machinist this week...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,193
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Will do then. I would think that new springs would be without the variance but then they would be for a stock cam. I was hoping for an "right out of the box" yes or no.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,193
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Ron,

I didn't get to connect with my machinist this week to ask about the .060 overbore versus .030, maybe next week. I will be drilling the holes to lock the Johnsons while they are adjusted. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,193
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Ron, Johnson adjustable lifters... do they have different valves rather than stock?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,193
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Thanks for all those good points. As stated the engine has never been rebuilt. I will discuss more with my machinist when we talk about increasing the over bore. I know the valve seats will need a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,193
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Okay, I'm getting a little confused here. I was planning on using original Johnson adjustable lifters with original valves that are in good shape along with the advised .060 shims. Are you guys...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,193
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

I'll be using new stock springs from Speedway. Does that sound about right? Ron alluded to using the .060 shims and I was looking for confirmation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,193
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Thanks. I'll get to CharlieNY for the distributor, I'll block off the centre carb, and I'll go see my machinist and discuss the .060 over versus the .030 over. I'll look into the 2" carb risers.
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