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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 03:38 PM
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Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Let's get this back on track... We're talking Flatheads here and looking for info/advice that pertains to them.

The engine has to be naturally aspirated. I will be using the Stromberg 250's.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,653
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

As the original post-er of this thread, I too respect Pete's info and knowledge. Pretty sure he has built more than 3 flatheads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,653
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Ronnie, so if I understand your design correctly, does tightening the oil pan bolts, via the L shaped bracket, increase preload on the main cap?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,653
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

GOSFAST, so do you make those for other people? It looks like the outer bolts are splayed towards the outside of the block. Very neat design!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,653
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Thanks to all those who responded, I really appreciate the feedback.
What should be done with the main bearing caps? do they need to be replaced with aftermarket steel caps or would a center main...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,653
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

If you want to be seriously competitive in the 11 lb. class there is no niche for our Flathead V8 engines.
I have been told I would get some weight breaks and come and have fun.

If I just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,653
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Who can do a welded stroker in this area? Not sure what the cost would be, but seems very labor intensive. Cost maybe between a Moldex and an Eagle crank?

I am convinced to use H beam rods, so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,653
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Lawrie, which SCAT crank did you use, did you have a billet one made or is the series 9000 cast steel?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,653
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

I live in the Raleigh area and would love some of you advice/expertise. I actually bought a L100 from you a while back. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,653
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Wow, great feedback so far. I should have added in my original post that it will need to be naturally aspirated and is going in a Gasser. I am building this to race with the Southeast gasser...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,653
Posted By HopRod
Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

So, I am in the planning stages of wanting to build a drag race only engine for 1/8th mi. I have an 8ba block, 1115 Edelbrock heads, a good set of stock rods, 3.75 crank, and a 3x2 intake. I am fully...
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