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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

I want to heat the rivets strictly by resistance. When I get the time, I'm going to see if I can heat a rivet using a 12 V battery with jumper cables and a couple of copper pieces that will fit the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

That's post #22! Thanks! Looks like I have to see if a friend will loan me his stick welder.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

I was thinking that if I could get enough current (amps) to pass through the rivet, it would get hot by resistance, not by an arc. I think I'll have to dig up some info on resistance of steel and see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By PeteVS
Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

I wound up bolting the frame for my Model A project together because I just wasn't getting any luck with riveting. I was TOTALLY unable to do them cold and went to the oxy torch. That heated them up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By PeteVS
Re: It ain't pretty but no light comes through

I've been using .030 flux core wire. Where I was making butt welds in my exhaust system, I cut short lengths of tubing and slit it length wise so it would collapse into the ends of the two pieces I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By PeteVS
Re: It ain't pretty but no light comes through

I have a pipe that runs very close to my steering box and required a weld there. I haven't gotten around to it but I'm going to plus one end and fill it with water to see if there are any holes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 705
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Any shaky can preference on small parts??

Some time not too long ago, Rustoleum "improved" their cans by making it so that you could spray with the can upside down. Krylon shortly followed suit. To get this feature, they installed a very fat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By PeteVS
Painting nuts and bolts...

I've gotten as far as putting some paint on the frame and mechanical parts for my version of an AV8 roadster. Our "local" auto paint outlet deals in Nason. They're recommending that I use their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By PeteVS
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Portable power for lightss, sm pwr equipt

A few years ago, I picked up a 1000 watt power inverter from Costco. It's a noiseless efficient electronic device that gets hooked up to a 12 volt battery and converts that power to 120 V AC. It's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By PeteVS
Re: In these times, Fordbarn is my comfort

In order, I read Dilbert, look at the weather forecast and then go to FordBarn. The news can wait.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By PeteVS
Re: OFF SUBJECT Quick Color rattle can paint

I have a small juice bottle regular paint thinner in it. After I use an "all position" can, I pop the nozzle off, stick it in the paint thinner and shake the dickens out of it. Then, I retrieve it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Rough measurement to start with "toe" on a '32 front end

I've set toe in early on when putting a front end together. Before putting the backing plates on the spindles, I bolt a pair of angle irons onto the spindle surfaces that the backing plates mount to....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By PeteVS
Wet sand blasting??

I'm pretty much finished with sand blasting on my project but I came across this about sand blasting with a power washer. It seems that it might be worth it for the elimination of all the dust. Has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,196
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Walt Dupont

Made me smile to see this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Plugging holes with "Metal To Metal?"

I have a 50' cord that I put the big 220V plugs and receptacles on but it doesn't quite get to where I need it to be.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Plugging holes with "Metal To Metal?"

So, I've been working on this project in the back yard and my welder's in the garage. If I want to weld, I have to schlep the frame around front to the driveway. What if I make a dolly? Whipped up a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By PeteVS
Plugging holes with "Metal To Metal?"

I'm working on my A project and I picked up a can of Metal To Metal to fill in some of the rust pebbling on the A frame. My attention was drawn to what I assume to be the front fender brace holes....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,641
Posted By PeteVS
Re: What Is This Bolt For?

It's used for mounting the clam shell pieces to the rear transmission mount on a '32, possibly others. If it isn't 7/16 fine threads, then it's something else.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,959
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Old Henry

Just loved the technical things I learned from his posts! And, yes, the trip logs were amazing! Serving a mission is a very common thing to do in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By PeteVS
Re: My junkyard find

I could use just the outer end of one and I don't care about the bearing surface. Only concern is that the shackle hole isn't worn out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Hood latch mounting

Oops! No hood shelf. Car won't have fenders. I have a cowl I'll have to dig out and place on the frame. I do have a hood and I'll have to dig that out too. I was hoping to avoid all the digging out....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By PeteVS
Hood latch mounting

Does a '29 use the forward set of holes in the frame for the front hood latch or the set located shortly aft? Thanks!
Forum: Model-A 06-24-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By PeteVS
WTB Model A front frame spreader bar

Looking for a front spreader bar for a Model A. Need not be perfect- some rust pebbling is no problem. Please PM me. I'm not on this particular part of Ford Barn too much. Thanks!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By PeteVS
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