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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Walt Duponts dragster for sale ?

Thanks Pete, for the update. We talked about the cam when he was building it. I thought he used the 400jr, with the c4. 425 would be a better choice??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Offenhauser 400 Heads Value

Re-doming and Milling for .045/,050 piston to head clearance and your good to go. Also I heard that painting them with Latex paint will prevent erosion, can't hurt, worth a try.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Ford Flathead valve setting. 32 Frame strengtheners. 32 Pt21 59 pt15.

I know exactly what you mean. I have a lot of leftover "Stuff" from past builds. I get most of my stuff from scrap yards to save the bucks. Take care, be safe.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Walt Duponts dragster for sale ?

I think the engine has a 400jr in it. I know it has a C4, because I gave him one for it. Sorry to see it go, but I know Walt would like someone to enjoy the ride. Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Gear ratio's and final drives

I have the T-170 fron a mid 70's F150 6 cyl in my 47 pu truck. The engine is a 270.4ci stock flathead with EAB heads Gm dist and 2gc carb. Rear axle is a spicer 44 wposi and 3.73 gearsThe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Ford Flathead valve setting. 32 Frame strengtheners. 32 Pt21 59 pt15.

Any reason why you don't use an 8ba valve train??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Gear ratio's and final drives

RR hit it right on th numbers. Engine torque trans ratios and final drive, is part of the "Plan ahead" theory. The S-10 trans isn't a good choice in the first place, and to pull an OD of any kind...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Eab
Views: 588
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Eab

For street engines that rarely see 4k revs, I know it works as I've had one running for several years with no come back. I'd like someone to try it with the 1007B. It has the same lift but faster...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Eab
Views: 588
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Eab

I like the rotators for a street engine and they work with a .350 cam, like the Max#1. You must use the stock short valve and spring. I use a .060 shim on the spring.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: AFR tuning

A lean mixture need more timing, and gives better fuel economy. The best carb for this type of tuning is the Edelbrock 500CFM 4bl. With this carb you can cruise AF in the hi 15 and still have a 13 on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Valve removal

50.50 mix, but there is a keeper remover that will destroy the keeper you can also use a small vice grip and a large dis pipe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: AFR tuning

I think the timing is spot on, for cruise, and the cruise jets ate too rich. I;ve never been able to tune the strombergs as easy as the 94's
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 59AB bearings

Over the years i've collected hundreds of used bearings, especially the floaters. In an effprt to get the right bearing clearance. This wwas mostly during my racing days, and the cost of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: AFR tuning

First, the most important tuning should be the "Cruise" AF and timing. Next low speed acceleration and Idle mixture and initial timing are not that important.. Your looking for performance and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Early block/late crank question

The rear seal of the 39 and the 8ba are the same, so the Merc crank is a drop in to a lat 38/41 block. However the 91A block has 3 1/16 bore, not sure it can be bored to 3 3/16. I did however bore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,564
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Big Boys Heads

When desiging a racing style combustion chamber for a flathead. I think the wedge style is the best. having a flat surface at an angle and a piston with a corrising angle. This allow a very hi...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Another Huge Loss to me

My condolences to you and your family. Sad to loos loved ones, and as you get older, this is a Pain we all bare. Take care.
Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Offenhauser 400 Heads Value

I wonder who's running Edelbrock now??
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,564
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Big Boys Heads

I have a set of Grancor heads that had a very intersting chamber for a pop up piston. but the plug was in the stock location. I used these heads on the Bovell engine with a 3 3/4 stroke piston on a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Offenhauser 400 Heads Value

The interesting part of these heads is the, Qute 400. When I was building engines, the customer had a choice of what manufacture provided the parts. most of them chose the L-100 cam and some the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,305
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: New car in the garage

The problem with a car like this is: It's so beautiful that it would be hard to drive in todays traffic. Where would you park it? I worry allot.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 60hp engine

The best 60 HP engine is the 1940, it had many improvements. I think they were able to tell you. I know the crank is different.available in late 39, but someone that is more familiar with them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 15" Rims

15" tires are on their way out, like the 14s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Harmon and Collins S 108 Camshaft

Looks like a nice cam, a minather 400jr.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Valve lubrication question on 8BA

Another thing you have to realize is the intake valve stem is under Hi Vacuum, but the exhaust is under pressure, and need kubrication or they seze.
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