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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Pete
Re: Cracked 1949 8BA

It depends on how much you are willing to gamble. If it fails, it will be EXPENSIVE.
It is an easy cheap fix to pin it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,139
Posted By Pete
Re: Start up w/o coolant, REALLY !

" I understand there’s several roads to Chicago. Important thing is to get there."

Yes, and railroads and airlines, but who in their right mind would want to go there??
It is a filthy dirty city...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Pete
Re: Cylinder Head Flatness

Depends on how much you are willing to gamble on doing the job over.

I use zero, just like the factory.
There were no leaks or problems when they were new.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,139
Posted By Pete
Re: Start up w/o coolant, REALLY !

Running for any length of time without coolant is akin to amputating your head because you have a toothache.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By Pete
Re: Best way to lower the front '41 coupe?

Whoever told you that sure did NOT have an engineering degree or looked at an early circle track car.

Actually, I had never heard that one before. It really made me giggle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By Pete
Re: Spark Advance versus Overheat

"If that solves the problem, I will probably spring for the Brassworks or Walker. Ouch!"

Check to see if you have a local radiator shop that is familiar with circle track racing radiators. They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Pete
Re: oil coolers

One thing is for sure. A cooler will lower the oil temp. This in turn will increase the viscosity of the oil SLIGHTLY. This in turn will increase the oil pressure SLIGHTLY.
Maybe a needle width on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Pete
Re: testing condensers and resisters

There are several ways to find the optimum capacitor value for a given coil in an automotive ignition primary circuit.
The easiest and most accurate is a sweep generator and an oscilloscope....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Pete
Re: block cleaning

You can say what you want or what the EPA wants you to say, but the laws of physics still apply.
The only things that will dissolve rust and scale are chemicals.
No amount of scraping, chiseling,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By Pete
Re: Any pictures of Model A at Drive-Thru Tree?

More info. No A's though.
https://www.visitredwoods.com/listing/drive-through-a-redwood/661/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Pete
Re: How to routinely clean engine?

I use Harley Davidson Gunk because I like the after smell.
Paint it on, let it sit a few minutes, hose it off.
Cover the distributor with a baggy when hosing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,816
Posted By Pete
Re: Stromberg BIG 97

404A cam. Drilled radius lifters. Bronze guides. Titanium 1.7 dia. valves. 4 turn springs with dampers. Titanium retainers.

2 regular 97's will work fine for mild street driving and parades.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,816
Posted By Pete
Re: Stromberg BIG 97

Recently I furnished the valve train for a 304 that is running 3 big 97's.
It could use a 4th because it is pulling about 2 inches of vacuum.
Knowing the owner though, he may opt for electronic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By Pete
Re: Installing Modern shocks

I have often wondered why PASSENGER CAR shocks are designed to mount upside down.
It is counter to the laws of physics.
Race car shocks mount properly. (body up)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,277
Posted By Pete
Re: L100 vs. 1007-LD cam specs. ??

Primarily so and some of the names were really humorous.
"Track" usually denoted a higher RATE of lift for more power off the corners.
"5 Cycle" was another good one that described the use of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,208
Posted By Pete
Re: Isky 3/4 Max 1 Camshaft

No, he meant what he said. The old saying goes as you mention but he means a whole beach full of sand. In other words, charts are meaningless except for bench racing. They give a lot of micro info...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Pete
Re: Balancing a '40 crankshaft pulley

First off, you need to find a different shop to do your balancing.
If they can't figure out a simple job like that, they shouldn't own a balancer.

You have several options.
1- Make an arbor that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Pete
Re: Bellhousing indexing

I didn't own a camera back then. (50's)

There are pics of big lathes all over the internet.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Pete
Re: Bellhousing indexing

It was a 36 inch Axelson. I don't have access to it any more.
The next block will be done in a CNC. Much easier.

I saw a fairly big lathe when I was in Seattle,Wa. once. It would swing a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Pete
Re: Bellhousing indexing

Usually not necessary but I machine the back of the block square to the mainline. (requires a BIG lathe)
I have had 4 over the years that were off over .010.

For the center hole, which is almost...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By Pete
Re: Easiest brake bleeding ever

Looks good. Did you clean out the inside of the whole system so the new fluid doesn't look like the old in a week?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Pete
Re: Finish for wheel cylinders

Either Parkerizing or black oxide will work fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By Pete
Re: 49 f1 PU T5

Yes, it will work fine, but keep in mind, with a stock engine and the wind resistance of a truck, you only have about 90 to 100 hp so at 70 even with ideal gearing, your gas mileage is going to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Pete
Re: ZDDP additive reacts with yellow metals?

It can in the laboratory. Used in proper quantity, not so you can notice it in any part of a car. It is beneficial in reducing wear in hard metal contact areas such as gears, cams, ball and roller...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,221
Posted By Pete
Re: What modern points do you use?

Ask Joe Panek at Roto-Faze.
On second thought maybe we better not bother him.

His distributors were on winning cars at Indy several times.

Maybe the 6 cylinder ones were on sale the day he...
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