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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 22,908
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: purchasing flathead camshafts who do we turn to?

For an old thread, this one is sure running good. As an old fart, the last engine I built for myself was the 280 (3 5/16 +.020 X4). It was originally had an L-100. But I replaced it with anEAB and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: installing fan in 40 coupe with 51 mercury FH

I just used an electric fan.
G
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Flathead Timing Covers

A word of caution here. When you use an adapter to convert the early cam to 8ba style for the late ignition. Check the run out of the adapter before you button it up, I've found these adapters to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,126
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: L-100 & 9" clutch

Yes, the cast iron flywheel, if not properly balanced can be a time Boom. The early 9" flywkeels had a large lip on them which we vut off in a lathe. re drilled for the 10" clutch and off we went....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,126
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: L-100 & 9" clutch

Brian
Back in the 60's I built the engines for a sportsman stock car with a 258 max displacement, along with allot of other rules like stock size valves. This was to keep the cost down. after 8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1941 Ford Open Drive Conversion

The 35 has another advantage, it's much cheaper. I have nothing against to 9". used one behind my Hemi Dodge, back in the 70's. Don't notice any ride difference, however, The Dodge was a heaver car,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,126
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: L-100 & 9" clutch

Maybe I don't explain it properly, but, basically the port is too small and Turbulent to pass enough Oxygen (20% of the air) to assist burning enough fuel to make the torque necessary to make much...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: New 32

Yes welcome, Had a 34 back in the 50's that was my daily driver. Sure miss it.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 1941 Ford Open Drive Conversion

I assume this is a street rod? With that said them, the weight of the rear axle will determine the ride quality od the vehicle. A heavy 9" will ride somewhat like a pickup truck, so something like a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,126
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: L-100 & 9" clutch

At what RPM do you reach max torque?? engine displacement??
G
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,126
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: L-100 & 9" clutch

The term "Horsepower" can't be measured! It must be calculated. Torque X RPM/ 5250. Has something to do with a horse lifting 33,000 lbs of weight over a period of time. Now the formula fussy about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,126
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: L-100 & 9" clutch

The weight of the Vehicle is where the problem lies. When trying to accelerate a heavy car the torque output of the engine is what has to do all the work. The more torque the faster the acceleration....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,126
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: L-100 & 9" clutch

Yep! converted a 37 221 to 239 with an 8ba crank & Pistons . The A roadster had a T-5 and was light as a feather. Sometimes the aesthetic value of the cam is just the sound. Pretty expensive today???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,126
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: L-100 & 9" clutch

Just a 276, Kong heads (one piece). Everything else was stock. @bl intale 94 carb and stock ignition. No porting or relieving Stock trams and .70 GM rear. 140" wheel base 5500 lb ambulance with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,126
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: L-100 & 9" clutch

I don't thik the L-100 would work very well in a stock displacement engine in a heavy car. Torque i
s what moves the car and the long duration of the cam reduces the lowend torque. By boring and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: A couple of 8BA engine questions

You might want to pressure test this block!!!!
G
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What year did Ford drop the rear oil slinger and go to seal?

One thing i learned about Ford parts, They just show up. I went through this when I installed an8BA crank assy in a 37 block. Confusion was a standard state of mind.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: What year did Ford drop the rear oil slinger and go to seal?

I'm gona say 38 24 stue, big main baring 2.498. Only the 2.398 and early, had the slinger.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: 59A flathead questions.

Yes John, we've been around for a long time. Can't believe I'm nuilding a modified 258 with ab LS Port. Might work, might not, but it's something to do!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Flathead engine assessment

Yes, all good advice. I'd runn it for a few days at good load. say 2500 RM down the interstate for a ew miles. One thing that you can look for is a rich mixture, this is bad for rings and is usually...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Flying Flathead

Hotrod Mag had a write up on this engine back in the 60's. Had a picture on the cover.
Yes, I was a member of EAA and had a ride in their Tri motor.
Gramps
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: C4 to torque tube

Upgrading to an auyomatic transmission is a good improvement to a street rod. However this requires a major modifications to the frame. (Pre 49). another question, why the C4? exelent trans, ran one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Open drive trans in a '34 Ford questions

What rear axle are you using??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Condensers

Thanks, guess I'll have to get one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By Ol' Ron
Re: Condensers

Not having used a points style distributor in quite a few years, I'd like to know what's available for the SBC points style distributor? Would Tubmans condenser work on 12V?
Gramps.
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