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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,133
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

For one thing, it is cheaper. For 16 guides he will probably use 14 inches less material. Bronze bar stock is not cheap.
On the other hand, the shorter the guide, the faster it and the valve stem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,133
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

No inserts with solid bronze guides.
No knurling. Fit at .002.
A set of bronze guides will run a whole season of races. (10 full programs, including hot laps, timing in, dash, heat and 30 lap main)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,133
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

In the past, I have copper plated original guides and then installed Winona bronze inserts but this leaves no material on the top of the guide for contouring to the port for flow improvement....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,133
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Oh boy, I bet this thread gets deleted......LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,133
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

"According to him the "offshore" pieces are perfectly "flat". Being "flat" they cannot work correctly!"

What a crock that is. I have 2 sets of early hollow Johnsons in here for reconditioning and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By Pete
Re: O-ring groove in flywheel housing

The first one I did was in 1955.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Pete
Re: Isky cam

Cheater cams were quite popular in the early days. They would pass a "lift" test only.
They would NOT pass a degreeing or visual test.
Many cams were ground with a stock grind on the first cylinder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By Pete
Re: O-ring groove in flywheel housing

There is a FAR easier solution to sealing the rear cam journal. It involves NO machining to the block OR bell housing.
Shorten the rear journal on the cam by .300. Make a cup plug to go in the block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By Pete
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

Heavy steering is a way of life with old cars and tractors. There are several things that can be done.

1- Live with it.
2- Try straight Power Punch in the gear box.
3- Install an early Nash...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By Pete
Re: Valve adjustment sequence

Nope, not very accurate because of cam overlap. The lobes need to be exactly on the heel for proper adjustment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Pete
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

If they never bottom out, you need softer shocks.
Forum: Model-A 11-11-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By Pete
Re: Cracked Block

ER70.
If you need more info, email me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By Pete
Re: Cracked Block

Rest assured, if nothing else works, it can be saved by TIG welding.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,757
Posted By Pete
Re: Veterans Day

I missed WW2 by about 3 months.
Joined USAF later. 50 to 54. Alaska. Communications maint. and M2HB repair.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Valve Adjusting Methods ??'s

Yes, I am familiar with those blocks. Also familiar with Offy "cups" and the time to do a set of valves...
We use Offy cam grinds in flathead Fords sometimes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Pete
Re: Source 59AB large port Intake gaskets

If your ports are as big as they should be, no one makes them commercially.
Get your little gasket tapping hammer out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Valve Adjusting Methods ??'s

Say Pete, How often do you need to recharge the magnets in your kitchen wall mounted CrankaTalk electric communication device? .
Far less often than having a dead battery in the new devices, I bet!...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Valve Adjusting Methods ??'s

Nothing wrong for the original application.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Valve Adjusting Methods ??'s

It is VERY easy to mount a 3 inch "tenth" indicator on the lathe carriage.
This is as good as most DRO's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Valve Adjusting Methods ??'s

First, I would like to say, it is impossible to get a precision valve job with split guides and mushroom stem valves.

There are several methods to secure the guides in the block. It doesn't matter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Valve Adjusting Methods ??'s

On stainless valves, I TIG weld the end of the stem with 345 rod.
On titanium valves I substitute lifters and if there is more needed than I can get with that I use a lash cap.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Valve Adjusting Methods ??'s

Yes, I get what you are after.
You are overthinking the lube wipe thing though.
I use moly PASTE, not grease. BIG difference in the amount of moly and the unit pressure it will stand. I forgot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Valve Adjusting Methods ??'s

[Quote: “I’m looking for very specific feedback mainly from the Flathead builders here who do the final assembling, I will explain a bit more at the bottom of this post! Here's the input I'm looking...
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