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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,365
Posted By Fortunateson
Re: Covid

Got mine Pfizer on Tuesday. Couldn't sit for a few minutes! LOL. But seriously the only side effects is a slightly sore arm at the injection site and a nice sleepy sensation. So if anyone out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 50
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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: 910
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: 910
Posted By Fortunateson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
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: 910
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: 1,337
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: 1,337
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: 1,337
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: 1,337
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: 1,337
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: 1,337
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: 4,723
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: 1,311
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: 4,327
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: 2,300
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: 4,327
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: 4,327
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: 4,327
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: 4,327
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: 4,327
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: 4,327
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: 4,327
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: 4,327
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.
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