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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 11:15 PM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 01:57 PM
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Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

ack in the dat, C&T automotive sold stroker kits for allot of engines for the flatheads there were two that were very popular 3/8 x 3/8 296ci and 3/8 x 5/16 284 ci. The cost was $195 I also ran a "Y"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

In jWL book, the first 100 pages discribe the modification of a stock engine, without going into it. He never got a 100 HP from it. but, the original engine ony produced 80 HP. Something to think...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 11:00 AM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

This discussion, has not solved the problem of getting air into the engineMost stock engines of 4.2/5.0 liter engines produce more power than a highly modified fathead. WHY???? they get more air.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Getting 14:1 CR is difficult, but not impossible. Especially with a large displacement block. However getting any HP from it would be limited by the amount of air you could get into it. Alky is not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

I used a mockup combustion chamber with a wedge piston and cylinder head made from wood the areary over the piston had an 8 deg angle and the piston a 7 degree angle. This allowed for exelent flow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 06:45 PM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

The actual compression an engine sees is after the intake closes. It's called "dynamic CR" and is a good reason Long duration cams don't have allot of torque at low RPMs. The volume of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

It's harsd to imagine getting that much air into a flathead, to mak power at 6 or 7000 rpm. I have allot to learn, But at 87 I sometimes forgrt my name. Now with a Blower, or alittle smack, that;s a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 10:36 PM
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Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Your biggest issue is: The intake ports and manifold. It's the limiting factor in getting air into the engine. The bigger the engine the bigger the problem. That's the reason the blower really wakes...
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