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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 101,686
Posted By Pete
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Many modern cast iron cam cores are made off shore and have been for many years. They are plenty adequate for the use they are made for. Herein lies the problem.
These cores are induction hardened....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 101,686
Posted By Pete
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Just to be politically correct, the cam probably has 340 THOUSANTHS of LIFT, not degrees.
If these cams are coming from offshore, you better be wary of the heat treat. They do NOT have it figured...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By Pete
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

Maybe he has some originals with no slots?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By Pete
Re: Is Bars Leak still a good temp fix

Picture this, it is 1953. We are coming home from Bonneville after a successful week. (we did not blow up)
We are half way between Wendover and Wells, Nevada, middle of a barren desert, hottest part...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Pete
Re: Size Press To Swedge Wheel Studs?

Those big organizations think nothing of giving out bad information. They can afford a lot of liability insurance.
There are a lot of things they are misinformed on.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By Pete
Re: This is a joke; don't read it if you've no humour

If you can think of a better fish pun, let minnow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By Pete
Re: remove surface rust on transmission gears

That is way beyond surface rust. Look for something better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,126
Posted By Pete
Re: Relieved stroker motor with Ford aluminum heads

I think it came in 41.
It does 21 degrees or more with mods.
It can be installed in an earlier housing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By Pete
Re: This is a joke; don't read it if you've no humour

LOL, giggle, chortle, guffaw......
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-05-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By Pete
Re: What Y-Block camshafts work well with automatic transmissions?

I had them at one time. He should still have that stuff.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-05-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By Pete
Re: What Y-Block camshafts work well with automatic transmissions?

If you decide to go with a steel billet, have Jones Cams do it.
jonescams@bellsouth.net

Mike Jones designs and grinds cams for many of the top teams in just about any type of racing there is. He...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-05-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By Pete
Re: What Y-Block camshafts work well with automatic transmissions?

If you decide to go with a steel billet, have Jones Cams do it.
jonescams@bellsouth.net

Mike Jones designs and grinds cams for many of the top teams in just about any type of racing there is. He...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-04-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By Pete
Re: What Y-Block camshafts work well with automatic transmissions?

EDB is the Ford number. I can regrind one but don't do steel billets any more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By Pete
Re: Anyone using an air/fuel meter?

Power the meter with a small nicad or lithium battery pack mounted up under the dash. Charge the pack once a year.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,478
Posted By Pete
Re: Brake fades if hot

See if you can find "Velvet Touch" lining that can be adapted to the model A brake shoes. It is a sintered bronze metalic type lining. It IS still available somewhere.
The hotter it gets, the better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,606
Posted By Pete
Re: What cool accessories/add-ons are out there

It is a set of retractable bolt on wheels that let your car run on railroad tracks.
Here is a set on a Ford Bronco 2.
There are pics somewhere on the internet of model A's with them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By Pete
Re: Front Axle Shims

Those axle holes can be sleeved back to standard. The king pin should be a hard hand push or light tap fit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,606
Posted By Pete
Re: What cool accessories/add-ons are out there

How about a set of Hy-rail gear? Some of it goes inside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By Pete
Re: Is Bars Leak still a good temp fix

I use it in a couple of race cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By Pete
Re: Need advice

Books are best found in the library. Sometimes found on ebay but they cost money there.
The V.W. Page book is good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,899
Posted By Pete
Re: Yes,there IS such a critter as a factory FOM flat 6 Ford!

Who knows how accurate any of the test numbers were.
The commonly accepted answer was/is 3.1 and my hound will miss the opportunity to slobber on you....lol
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,899
Posted By Pete
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-28-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By Pete
Re: What Y-Block camshafts work well with automatic transmissions?

It sounds like an EDB might be good for that application. That was the 57 312 245 hp
T Bird cam.
One thing to note on that cam though is, there was a factory bulletin came at the same time the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-28-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,956
Posted By Pete
Re: Highway speed vibration ('57 Thunderbird)

This would be a long shot for you since you have checked so many things already. This is fairly easy to check.
I have had two 9 inch rear end cars in the shop in the last 20 years that had the same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,899
Posted By Pete
Re: Yes,there IS such a critter as a factory FOM flat 6 Ford!

The 1950 Ford 6 was not a complete dog. The standard transmission model had a zero to 30 better time than any stock car that year.
Anyone remember what it was?
A free smooch from my bloodhound to...
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