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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,018
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

Sorry I don't have any photos of the project I never took many pictures. The Epoxy was the actual edge into the combustion chamber in other words the fire ring area. I realize its hard to imagine the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,018
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

Two points I would like to help you with. First from experience I can tell you filling the deck damage with the JB weld epoxy will solve that problem. Here's a true story about using the JB weld...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Calculate actual quench height

Its important to check the outer edges of the piston to the dome of the head. The Ross piston top radius is usually not the same as the dome of the heads. Not sure how much of the dome you have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Cam clean-up?

Considering how much work it takes to install the valve train in a flathead why would anyone consider using any thing like this cam. But heck if your sure its not worth the effort to find a better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: TIG welder recomendations

I prefer the Miller welders. Depending on what you hope to do and how much you will weld as well as if you decide to weld aluminum a good sized machine in the end is a better way to go. You mention...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,211
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Since today the actual work required would now fall under the title of specialty work. Taking that into consideration you should add an additional multiplier of 3 to the adjusted for inflation price....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Magna flux tool

I don't have a clue as to the origins of the tester in your picture. But if you would like to build your own tester its simple to do. The machine shop I frequent has a home made tester it was built...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,211
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Well as I wrote above ignition and oiling was a big problem due to the lack of complete development when first designed. That parts wish list even in 1954 would have been very difficult to fill....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,211
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

There was never any truth to that story about the garbage trucks. The only press release published about the ARDUN engine company did state a new truck engine conversion using revolutionary aircraft...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,211
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

Sure let me elaborate.
Simply put the Ardun conversion was a short lived project at the Ardun Engine Co. the original designer of the Ardun head for Zora was Mr. George Kudash I as well as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Best graphite thickness

I always reuse the copper clad type gaskets on the same engine block and heads they came off. Heck I have even reused the older type steel clad gaskets as well same way as above.
The gaskets...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,211
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rebuilding an Ardun OHV 1954 - 1956

I always enjoy reading information about the Ardun conversion from the very early years of their existence. Some of Zoras suggestions were part of the reason most Arduns performed poorly in their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Main bearing blowup and fasteners

Ford had two types of main bearing bolts the short shouldered type and the full length shoulder type. Having taken a lots of latter blocks apart its not something that sticks in your head which type...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,753
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Center main blowout

Ive seen the bearing cap in this post. And also the main bearing that was in the cap. You can see a definite etched mark in the rear of the bearing shell where the crack was located. To make such a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,961
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: ARP bolts

V8COOPMAN you have once again taken the time to illustrate actual facts I Thank You for that. ARP Ultra Torque is by far the best product for those of us who prefer accuracy where Torque is required....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Best graphite thickness

The engines I build using the Best brand gaskets I allow .050 for the additional clearance dimension. For additional help in sealing I only use a thin film of silicone sealer around all of the water...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,961
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: ARP bolts

Seriously I'm amazed this is really a topic for this forum. Your not interested in buying the best quality available so be it. As Tim wrote you can find the product at extremely fair prices. And as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Flathead Adjustable Lifter question

To answer your question the 1/4 inch example may sound excessive causing a loss of lifter stability but it really has no ill effect. There's almost no side loading of the flathead Ford lifter.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Piston balancing

When I need to remove material on a piston like the one in your picture I take it from the inside diameter of the piston at the bottom. I use my lath to remove the material. Another option you have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Source .100 over Piston rings 255 engine

Check with Egge in California they should be able to help you ith rings.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Fantastic craftsmanship

Having hand built a very fast land speed race car from the ground up I can really appreciate the entire build of this plane. While its sad the builder has passed on his legacy will live on forever...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,343
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Dead

Paul since you tried the button under the solenoid and that did nothing. The next simple test to conduct would be this.
Put your head lights on then once again use the push button under the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 59 Camshaft oiling

Good choice you will be happy with the results.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 59 Camshaft oiling

Did you see the answer to your post on the HAMB on this subject that I left?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: bore

If you have checked for proper ring end gap the two compression and the one piece oil ring {I'm sure you did} then you may have a problem with the three piece oil ring. Its virtually impossible to...
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