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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 59AB early cam ideas

To switch to an aftermarket cam in a relatively stock engine is quite expensive, and any cam you choose will reduce low end torque. Your best bet would be to increase compression. Any cylinder head...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,438
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Building a 255 from a 221 block, help needed.

Why would you want to run an early distributor, when you can run the best one for the application. Modified SBC unit.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,208
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Stromberg Big 97 on a stock manifold?

I don't see the advantage in running a "Bell mouth" on the intake port to run a larger carburetor.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1953 f100

rolling the block around on a piece of plywood will loosen up most of it and bake cleaning will finish it. Just another option
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 59AB advice on "new" flathead

My biggest worry would be the rings??
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,208
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Stromberg Big 97 on a stock manifold?

I've always run the 2GC on a 4bolt merc intake bores out . Never had a problem, also ran the modified Chevy dist. Great combination.
On thestock car I used an early 33/34 "camel back" intake bored...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,500
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Isky 1023

I don't think it a good idea. However, we might learn sumpin.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 3/8x3/8 jahns pistons?

I nevver had the opportunity to run this at the drags, The owner slod the engine for far less than he had invested, and we stuck a stock engine back into the car (56 HT). Don't know what happened to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 3/8x3/8 jahns pistons?

I bought a stroker kit from C&T automotive, and they user the29a floating bearings, Got 342CI, Clay smith super matchless cam and Hilbrn. Kinda wish I had it dynoed because it could lite the tires at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,500
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Isky 1023

I think the reason was for a faster lift rate??????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Driving The 52 Merc

Thanks, always liked the body style of the 52/54 Mercs. Had a 51 Merc engine, auto and 3.3 in my 47 PU for several years. Worked great in Vermont where the hills are alittle steeper.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 3/8x3/8 jahns pistons?

This bring back allot of early memories. I only built one 296 and it's still running, doesn't burn a drop of oil, because it has a set of auto thermotic pistons, or stock type steel strut pistons. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,500
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Isky 1023

I had a friend that used one at Danbury speedway back in the 60's. Wasn't worth the effort.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: flathead V8 4x2 intakes

Walt ran one on his 40 276 on the street with strmburgs and it ran quite well. Not sure what brand intake it was.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Cracked C59A block... any repair ideas?

Frank Casey can stitch that and you won't even have to sleeve it.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: L100 Camshaft using 59ab valves

I wish I had my dyno back sometimes . Put together a 276 8.5 CR 390 carb and run all the cams I have laying around. ot some weird ones from the 30's from Cleveland hone, and a bunch of un known's....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: L100 Camshaft using 59ab valves

I ran stock springs with a .050" sim. I recommend using 8ba valves and guides as they seal better, especially if Knurled. If you plan on running above 4500 for extended periods of time alittle more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1951 flathead to C4 conversion

The C4 needs a lower rear eng gear ratio 2.9/350 depending on engine mods and location. i used a 3.3 from the stock Ford o matic rear. You might consider an AOD which has an OD and works quite well...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: remote oil filter, 59 ab, 36 coupe

Asimple bracket behind the steering box. Easy to change filter when doing an oil change.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,954
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Piston to head clearancing

Copper and aluminum creat an electrical current which caused the errosion of the aluminum. When you remove the heads after they have been on awhile, you can see where the aluminum has been removed....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,954
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Piston to head clearancing

I loaned the fixture out a few year back, I'll try and get it back, don't think it ever used anymore.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: combustion chamber design

I think the tapered wedge chamber is the only design that could increase breathing performance of a normally asperated engine. Weiand made a set of cast iron heads with Wedge pistons I saw at bville...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Disc Brakes V Bendix Brakes-Which performs best??

I think application of the vehicle is the issue. Having an old car with stock engine and local driving, the orginal brakes in good working order is more then adequate. However, up grading the power...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,954
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Piston to head clearancing

I do this just to see if I cam make it better, and improve preformance and econmy.. Most aftermarket heads add material to the transfer area ti increas compression. Then we relieve the block to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,954
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Piston to head clearancing

They make some rosin core solder that's about 1/8" in dia. Just feed this thrugh the spark plug hole and turn the engine over and you'll get some accurate piston to head clearance.
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