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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 541
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Winfield su1a

when looking at the timing of a cam for street use, check the closing of the intake valve. This determines the dynamic compression of the engine,because, compression doesn't start untill mit closes....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 541
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Winfield su1a

BY the numbers, it doesn't sound like a very good street cam. Might work at Bville
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,780
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Valve seats. How to remove?

Using My mig welder, It just takes 1/2 inch along the inside perimeter, and they practically fall put with just a tap of myu toy hammer/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Best front tube shocks ?

I use shocks fron the gM 70s/50s rear wheel drive cars, like the chevel, Camaro. The weight of the car is important, also these cars use a 70/30 valving for a smother ride. Unfortunately the upper...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Oil pressure with remote oil fllter

The oil hols in the block should 3/8 NPT at both the output of the pump and the return line to the engine. This system filters ALL the oil that passes through it. As Js said a grub screw is placed ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Help with timing pointer

Initial timing advance is not very important, so long as the engine starts. It can e used to add or subtract a few degs in final tuning the engine. All street engines should be tuned for cruise, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,780
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Valve seats. How to remove?

The 48 and some 50\s 8ba blocks had seats in both similar to the 59series blocks. This lasted untill mid 51 when the harden seats were removed form both. Some of the early 8ba blocks also had the 59...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,780
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Valve seats. How to remove?

Now that the ring is off, you can use a 1.72 intake valve.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8BA fuel pump pushrod diameter

I don't see this as an issue. The bushing is hardened and so is the pushrod, and there isn't any oil lost by this condition as the bleed hole is very small. Unless you have a New bushing and pushrod,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 8ba Head Replacement

If your going to run this engine on a run stand for a few years, assuming the engine has just been rebuilt. I doubt the rings will not be seated properly and will have to be replaced before putting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Help with "Full Race" cam ID

Not many early "Full Race" cams had very high lift. Isky was probably ine of the first that came close to the .400 lift range. The base circle determine the max lift. Using new cam cores raised the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,465
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

There was a thread on U-Tube about this a few months back. Seems the tube in the can gets pluged and you have to force air into it to clear it. Need a hundred pounds. Haven't had the "ball" to do it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: old school flathead...

I miss Walt, I stole his ModelA once, but his daughter caught me with the hOT lawn mower
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,094
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Wildfire evacuation

I worry about your safety, No old car is worth loosing you!! yes take care.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: First post - re 46 Mercury Eight

Yes, welcome, we need some new blood. Take care, be safe, and think Flatheads and you'll go to heaven.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1936 dual carbs/ triple carbs

The worst thing you can do to an engine is: running it rich, the excessive fuel washes lubrication off the cylinder walls causing ring failure to seal and diluting the crankcase oil an AF meter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Anyone with the "Dirty Word" knowledge

I had a 33 in high school, Paid 40 bucks for it. Had a rumbule seat in back. Pretty fast car for the day.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Unusual Stromberg 48

Might want to pick up an AF meter as well. A rich mixture can ruin the rings.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Ol' Ron
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: EAB Heads & their Piston Reliefs - Is this right?

Storing heads on their wood or metal shelf that's not flat for long periods of time can cause warping. I bolt them together and stor them on edge. With the cost og new alum heads going through the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Help with an 8BA head.

Just replace the head
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Tried to post on the swap meet??

Yes, that's it, It's been stored for the past 5.6 years in the shop, and I\m running out of space and want to change the shope around befor winter sets in. I'll take 200 for it. But I was wondering ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Ol' Ron
Tried to post on the swap meet??

Tried to post a 51 Merc rear axle on the swap meet, and it won't let me, My privileges don't allow me. Waz I a bad boy??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 887
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 255 merc engine

In a way I agree with Pete. However, at 87, it's something to do. Putting the plug in the transfer area allows the use of a power tip plug, which is right in the middle of the combustion chamber when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,098
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Remanufactured Flathead

It's probably a 221 bored .030/040, with ,010/020 bearings. I was in the Patterson NJ plant back in the 60's to pick up a JD 172 industrial engine. I watched them do some in line 6 cyl engines. I...
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