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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By Pete
Re: Installing New Head Gasket

"Be sure the threads are cleaned with a proper thread chaser, not a tap. A tap will remove metal from Henry's nice thread fit."

A properly threaded hole should NOT have any rust or corrosion in it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By Pete
Re: Who lightens flywheels? Looking for a shop

At a place I worked many moons ago, we had a dedicated lathe for lightening flywheels. We did a lot of them. We always balanced them afterward. We never had any problems with any of them, EXCEPT ONE...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By Pete
Re: Discontinuing search for .33 micro-farad capacitors.

It probably comes from many years in the 2 way radio business a sideline.
Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Pete
Re: Continued Decussion on Murray Damper

A simple test to tell if a torsional damper is working, is the touch test. It will be warm after 10 to 15 minutes of driving at varying speeds. If it is stone cold, you probably don't need it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By Pete
Re: Discontinuing search for .33 micro-farad capacitors.

I suspicion the "Q" of the circuit is so low due to the iron core coil that the resonance peak is VERY broad, thus the wide value range of the cap that works.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 809
Posted By Pete
Re: Header Suggestion

Not quite. That was thought to be true in the old days but as we developed ways to get the port bigger safely, the gains were evident. We use a larger exhaust valve than intake now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By Pete
Re: Discontinuing search for .33 micro-farad capacitors.

It must be hard to determine the cap value with the frequency varying all over the place. Is there a standard rpm (frequency) used for that?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 809
Posted By Pete
Re: Header Suggestion

Here is a pic looking from the top with the block laid over. The fuzzy white bars are the flourescent lights on the ceiling. The port walls are .100 max all the way through. We will scan the port and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 809
Posted By Pete
Re: Header Suggestion

I forgot to say, it is a flathead Ford.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By Pete
Re: Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

If the only problem is the threads, that is easy to fix by TIG welding with ALLOY rod and
re-threading. No further heat treat is needed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 809
Posted By Pete
Re: Header Suggestion

Sure. I can see the whole bottom of the intake through the port and part of the exhaust. It is not stock though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By Pete
Re: Anecdotes About Stalling on Train Tracks in the Model "A" Era

That is an engineer's worst nightmare.
I never hit a car when I was running but came within 6 inches of it once.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By Pete
Re: Overheating Flathead

With your situation, (new rebuild and good radiator) and all possible checks reveal nothing that helps, quite often the block was ONLY hot tanked or shake and baked, NOT acid stripped.
Nothing will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Pete
Re: Thrust bearings from Boston Gear?

Less friction equals longer parts life.
Less friction equals easier steering.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Pete
Re: Thrust bearings from Boston Gear?

Here are a couple things to ponder also.
Will they last longer on the top or bottom?
Will the steering be easier on the top or bottom?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,126
Posted By Pete
Re: Timing gear oiling?

Back in the 50's I had a customer bring a new rebuilt engine in that he had just done. He was complaining of only 40 lb of oil pressure with an M15 pump. I took the front cover off and he had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Pete
Re: Uni-steer decision

Rack and pinion steering was invented for independent front ends,, NOT solid axles.
Some like it, some do not. You can go to the HAMB for several hours of reading on the subject. Just type in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By Pete
Re: REM coated gears

"or even a Lincoln gear set that has extreme torque and stress in first gear"

A 25 or 26 tooth Lincoln gear set has LESS torque multiplication in 1st and second than a stock 28 or 29 set. That is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Pete
Re: Time to work

I would rather sell mine and let someone else wear it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Pete
Re: Uni-steer decision

It has been done a million times. You CAN make a good front end with MODIFIED stock parts. You DO NOT need the headaches of trying to use a rack and pinion on a solid axle.
If you think you have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By Pete
Re: Gasket for B block with Thomas Head

[QUOTE=Jim Brierley;1864530]Pete, Charlie's chamber looks more like the original than yours, which looks to me like maybe a Dan Price revision, and is a better design.[/QUOTE

Could be, I don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By Pete
Re: My wife hates crankshafts...

Hee hee, I knew that was going to be mentioned.
Picture this. A friend of mine had a crank grinding shop in the 60's. His store room was about 20 x 30 ft. 2 aisles down the long way. Concrete floor....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,126
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By Pete
Re: Gasket for B block with Thomas Head

Just curious, why does my original Thomas head chamber look different than yours?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Pete
Re: Seat Belt

I didn't want to cut my car up so I put a bolt in cage in when I was doing autocross, hillclimbs and rally's. There's no part of the original structure strong enough for legal belts.
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