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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Oh boy, I bet this thread gets deleted......LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
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: 633
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: 964
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: 640
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: 791
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: 354
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,740
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: 27
Views: 1,740
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: 1,745
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: 1,431
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: 330
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: 564
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,431
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: 1,431
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: 1,431
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: 1,431
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: 1,431
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: 1,431
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: 1,431
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Pete
Re: Adjustable plungers / valves

If I understand it right, you set at .022 and the lifter was rubbing the heel.
How can this happen? If the lifter is rubbing the heel, how do you get a .022 feeler gauge in????
You have one of two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,185
Posted By Pete
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

My local Chev dealer sold a cam to my customer once. The box had been opened at some point and a new gear drive marine cam exchanged for the original one in the box. Who knows why but guess how I can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,185
Posted By Pete
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

You might have had a cam for a left hand marine engine. Some were gear drive, some were chain drive. In either case the lobes were in different locations from a standard right hand automotive one.
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