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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Truck oil pan gasket - one inside & one outside?

Your correct the original ring will not go in the opening from the outside of the pan. However I bet with a slight modification the ring can be installed from the outside. To remove the oil pan I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Truck oil pan gasket - one inside & one outside?

Dave the original ring that's located inside the oil pan did not have bolts. Ford used studs they are spot welded to the ring so there's never anything turning when your tightening the nuts on the...
Forum: Early V8 10-23-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Ford V-8 Sixty Overhead Valve Heads

Here's a pair of heads that will turn the little Ford V-8 sixty block into an overhead valve configuration. These heads are a miniature versions of the full size Ardun OHV heads for the Ford flathead...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1932 Ford 4 cylinder engine tins question

I'm interested tried sending you a PM but your mail box is full. Please send me a PM with contact info.
Thanks Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1936 Ford rearend gear ratio and speed

Using a Mark Williams gear ratio computer the RPM reduction you will see at 60 MPH going from the 411 to the 378 would be 200 RPM. Now if you go to the 354 ratio the RPM is now 2400 RPM lowering 200...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: wide 5 brakedrum

Actually the conversion using the original Buick drums is not difficult all that's needed is a lath large enough to swing the brake drum. Using the lath all the work is based off the drums inner...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: wide 5 brakedrum

Aussie merc the photos V8COOPMAN posted is exactly how I have seen the Buick drum modified for the wide five conversion. The ones I have seen which were used on stock cars that took a lot of abuse...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: wide 5 brakedrum

Sorry I don't have a drawing but I do have some Buick finned aluminum drums and some wide five brake assembly's so I will look at them and get back to you.
Ronnieroadster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: wide 5 brakedrum

The only way to do this would be what racers did when running the wide five pattern hubs. The drums used and still used for the conversion is the good and extremely reliable Buick finned drums they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 1932 Ford 4 cylinder engine tins question

Thanks Guys we now know what to look for when hunting for the missing engine splash pans.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Melting M19 oil pump

Be careful when looking at those pumps on Ebay. If the pump is truly a Melling M-19 the gear cover will have the M-19 cast into it and the cover bolts will not have a metric size on them. There's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Ronnieroadster
1932 Ford 4 cylinder engine tins question

Looking to learn some more about the Deuce.
What's the correct name for the metal covers located along side of the four cylinder engine in the 1932 Ford chassis? Our Deuce sedan has one on the...
Forum: Late V8 10-11-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 64
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Valve Spring tester Rimac brand NYC USA

This valve spring tester is in excellent condition the scale can measure up to 250 pounds also the scale also reads metric up to 115 kilos. The scale covering is a bit yellowed however the scale can...
Forum: Early V8 10-11-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Valve Spring Tester Rimac brand NYC USA

This valve spring tester is in excellent condition the scale can measure up to 250 pounds also the scale also reads metric up to 115 kilos. The scale covering is a bit yellowed however the scale can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,990
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Pop-up Adds at Bottom of Screen

This is really annoying why would we want an add for household items or for that matter anything else. What a big PITA
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: 32 front wheel shimmy

Having experienced similar shimmy issues on an early Ford front axle what I found was the tires were to old. For whatever reason these tires which I had on the car for a while were at a point of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: New Rebuild Overheating

Who did the machine work and who assembled the engine?
Forum: Early V8 09-22-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Flathead dry sump oil pump two stage

Here's an interesting oil pump for a serious completion engine. Made by the Madis Engineering Co from Bellflower California. This pump is NOS it mounts directly to the Ford flathead three bolt front...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Rear Main seal

Your rear main bearing cap is not made for any of the insert type seal mounts. Your original crankshaft has two flanges at the rear one if for the beading thrust surface and the second is a slinger...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Wink Re: Flathead Fall Nationals

You need front brakes also but you have that covered ;) Certainly not like the good old ECTA.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,879
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: NGK Plugs

You can use .030 or .035 both will work fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,879
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: NGK Plugs

Mart the plug gap at .035 if its a 6 volt system or 12 volt would only be the weak point of the HT side of the ignition circuit if the plug wires being used are junk. Since many of us have had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,879
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: NGK Plugs

The B6L is equivalent in heat range and operation wise to the 216 and the Champion H-10 The difference in the NGK is they will perform much better compared to the other two. At least thats what I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: Carbon on plugs and piston tops

The piston tops on some modern production engines and many after market performance pistons have a coating applied to them {which is an expensive process} that acts as an additional heat barrier.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,879
Posted By Ronnieroadster
Re: NGK Plugs

Stock use the B6L
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