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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,824
Posted By Pete
Re: Installing Radius Rod Rubber Ball

There is no rubber ball on mine. I cut the whole front end off my A and installed a Mustang clip.....LOL. (not really, I am just messing with you)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,047
Posted By Pete
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I am trying not to. I have one too many.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Pete
Re: Front end lift.

Any spacer is no different than bolting the spring to a flat plate as in suicide front perch.
The bolts hold the spring in place, The radius rods/wishbone keeps the spring from twisting.

For what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Pete
Re: Front end lift.

If you mess with the spring, you will modify the ride. Most likely harsher.
A 2 inch aluminum block between the spring and crossmember will give you the lift. You may need longer U-bolts....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Pete
Re: F100 Steering Box

A late 50's Ford or Merc cylinder can be used also. Research might turn up more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Pete
Re: F100 Steering Box

I like modern or newer upgrades as long as they don't show.
I used the whole F100 box and column including the self cancelling turn signals.
I also have a power assist cylinder from a older Nash...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Pete
Re: Flat Head Bell Housing

While not as strong as a scatter shield, the steel one will serve much better for safety sake in case of a flywheel or clutch blowup and they DO blow up on the street occasionally.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,107
Posted By Pete
Re: TIG welder recomendations

Spend the money to get something bigger than you anticipate using.
Look at it this way, whether you like it or not, as soon as you get a welder, your friends will be coming around to "get something...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Pete
Re: 59AB valve train questions

The steel ones are. I have never tried the cast iron ones. I would never use the cast ones anyway.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,304
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Pete
Re: 59AB valve train questions

All of the parts you list or any combination of should work fine in your engine.
I would recommend you NOT use the stock lifters that have the elongated slots in the side. They are cast iron and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,595
Posted By Pete
Re: Crankshaft pulley - cast iron, steel or aluminum

For that much modification, it is a BAD SCENE to not have a damper.
The heavier the better, even if you have to trim the front cross member a 1/4 inch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Pete
Re: Holley 94 throttle shaft

I hold the shaft in a lathe collet and peen with a flat face punch and hammer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Pete
Re: Crankshaft balance weights

Of course, because they are more pleasing to look at..lol
Nobody likes to look at a piece of steel with a bunch of red-bolt, globs of washers and pieces of brass attached. When we bought the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,060
Posted By Pete
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

I like the Dan Price oil pump for a wet sump engine. It has a built in adjustable, calibrated by-pass valve. No mods needed to install.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Pete
Re: Model A or B block relieved like V8

For sure, blowers are cheap hp but most vintage racing rules do not allow blowers. Exception, LSR.

And definitely, a racing engine has "custom made everything" in it as noted by the similar cost...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Pete
Re: Model A or B block relieved like V8

The piston came deck height. The top ring was .200 below the edge of the relief. Same as the V8's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By Pete
Re: welded crankshaft oil holes

I take it you re-drilled them??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Pete
Re: Model A or B block relieved like V8

Yes, the top fuel FLATHEAD 4 banger that won the Antique Nationals was relieved.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,913
Posted By Pete
Re: ARP bolts

There is no better feeling than being able to buy beer for the crew after you win and you don't win with second hand oats.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By Pete
Re: Head stud repair with insert...Q

The stud is not the worry. It is PLENTY strong.
The ancient metal near the block hole is the problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By Pete
Re: Head stud repair with insert...Q

Yes, but I would check the new stud with a test pull at about 20% above what you are going to run it at.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By Pete
Re: Head stud repair with insert...Q

Ah, green, red, pick a color. In the old dayz before they knew about anerobic gloo, we used shellac.

As for a mill, the more you pay, the better it is. A Bridgeport is probably at the bottom of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By Pete
Re: Head stud repair with insert...Q

You need a lathe. Inserts are made from 4130 bar stock. Turn the OD and thread it with a 3/8 tapered pipe thread. Do this with a single point tool and taper attachment. (NOT A DIE) Drill a tap size...
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