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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,967
Posted By Pete
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

I don't know. I haven't poured any gas in one since the 50's except down the injectors to start.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,967
Posted By Pete
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Conversion from race gas to straight alcohol is good for at least 10% increase in hp. assuming optimum tune for each.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,114
Posted By Pete
Re: Off shore adjustable lifters

Not to take anything away from the quality of the parts but the biggest things I noticed about F J's new website were the spelling and grammatical errors.
Obviously done in China. That alone would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,967
Posted By Pete
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Yes, you are right. I was refering to Smokey and the Hudsons. I quit following NASCAR after that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,967
Posted By Pete
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

These are race engines. We run alcohol.
I do have one customer that runs 118 race gas and it works fine.

I seriously doubt you will find any useful information on advanced engine development in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,967
Posted By Pete
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Ah, another expert has come aboard. Welcome.
It is common practice when a new poster comes on to introduce and tell a bit about yourself.

By the way, 14 to 1 or more has been quite possible since...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,967
Posted By Pete
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

There were never any forged flathead cranks.
The steel Mercury ones were shell molded
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,114
Posted By Pete
Re: Off shore adjustable lifters

Sounds like the manufacturer might be wanting to get out of the vintage lifter business.

It can't be very lucrative compared to modern engine lifters.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,967
Posted By Pete
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Flat tops give us 14 to 1.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Pete
Re: Old Isky Camshaft

The 1007B is one of my best selling cams.
It has a slight lope to the idle but should be ok with an automatic transmission.

The specs are:
Isky 1007B

Intake 20/55
Exhaust 60/15
Lift .365...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,231
Posted By Pete
Re: Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

Glass has class and wood is good. My roadster knob. 3 inches in diameter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By Pete
Re: Port & Polish Engine

When the quarter midgets came on the scene in the 50's our shop got involved in engine development (Continental) for them. Through the years it followed pretty much the same paths as the Briggs &...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Pete
Re: Radio antenna in a 34 cabriolet.

How about doing like airplanes and submarines do and just trail a long wire behind when they want to use the radio. This is for real.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,967
Posted By Pete
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Frank,
The lift figures of that Howard cam are very similar to ones used by the DO Hal for mile track events.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,967
Posted By Pete
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Today's trivia lesson.

Howard Johanson (Howard's Cam's) was a neat guy that drank beer from quart bottles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,878
Posted By Pete
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

Over the years I have had more fun than a barrel of monkeys with my A by taking it to small car shows. I wouldn’t try it now though because I have added a couple things to the interior like a digital...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,967
Posted By Pete
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

On a 1/4 mile dirt track I would gear it to run from 4000 to 6100.
With a good car, you should be able to flat foot it all the way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Pete
Re: Ford pilot lifters

It was done from the factory.
They are NOT recommended for performance use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By Pete
Re: Port & Polish Engine

A definite increase in hp can be had by porting and PORT MATCHING on a stock engine.
Bigger is better. A larger ID intake manifold and carb will add more hp. A exhaust header will add more.
Brent...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By Pete
Re: There must be a better way

I would use a different brand of wire.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By Pete
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

No, didn't read that but I have done steel riveting and am aware of the requirements.

The biggest job I was in on was riveting in a new fire box in a steam locomotive.
The rivets were 1 inch in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Pete
Re: Unorthodox 8ba

Yup, that was thought of also but technically, that would qualify as an LS block.
To go the weld up route, you have to use all original OEM material.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Pete
Re: Unorthodox 8ba

Anything is possible with a saw and a welder. You could cut the block completely apart and rearrange the pieces so you could have a big bore and monster ports and valves and it would legally qualify...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By Pete
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

I wouldn't try it with a MIG welder. They are a constant voltage type power supply.
It can and does work fine with a regular stick welder. They are a constant current type power supply. All you need...
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