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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By Pete
Re: Adding Guages

That was a good flathead. After I sold it, it went on to win the 4 banger top fuel class at the Antique Nationals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By Pete
Re: Adding Guages

It may take a half second longer to look at all the gauges with them mounted all over the place but the only one I need in autocross is the tach.
I like these locations because all the wires and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By Pete
Re: Centre exhaust port baffle or fourth port?

Port dividers work good if you make them yourself. Mine are only about 1 inch square, 1/8 inch thick and extend only to the centerline of the valves.

Adding only the center top port probably won't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By Pete
Re: Bronze valve guides??

Solid bronze guides are usually a do it yourself project. You really don't need them in a street engine even if it sits for long periods.
There are several brands of bronze inserts available and are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,227
Posted By Pete
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

I would like to have one of those flywheels that create momentum.
We are talking perpetual motion now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,227
Posted By Pete
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

That's one. I can think of several more.

1-Saftey.
2- Makes shifting much easier.
3- Ruduces torsional vibration in the crank when used with the proper front
damper.
4- Reduces overall...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Pete
Re: electrical question

They go to zero because photons have no mass.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,148
Posted By Pete
Re: 8cm cam grind

It can be fixed,BUT, at $80 bucks a pound for the welding rod it is not practical any more. When the core bank runs dry we will go back to fixing them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Pete
Re: ARP head studs

There are applications where more is better and too much is not enough.
I bought a B block with NO cracks once for 10 bucks. It had every head stud either broken off or stripped out of the block....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By Pete
Re: Front Main Spring

Using any type of liquid (oil) or paste (grease) type lube on leaf springs is bad practice. Even with spring covers or wrapping with vinyl tape, dirt will get in and create abrasive grit that both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By Pete
Re: Larger intake valves

On a FLATHEAD 4 or V8, people that believe the exhaust should NOT be as big or bigger than the intake are living in the past.
Ideally, the exhaust system should be big enough so that NO pressure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Pete
Re: Turbo encabulator(might not be a ford product)

This was first published in an engineering journal in England 1944.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Pete
Re: valve question

The cam does not ride on the valve tip, as noted above by JWL.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Pete
Re: valve question

I have never done it that way but you definitely could do it to increase port flow
only. In the olden days 1.625 head diameter mushroom stem valves were available. They came with the head undercut,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,572
Posted By Pete
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

Yes, matter is created from energy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,572
Posted By Pete
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

Since the laws of physics have not been repealed, there can be only one answer to the question.
Every model A that was made still exists but not in the original condition. Some exist as new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By Pete
Re: exchange 8ba cyl heads with 59ab

This works well for circle track. There are 4 inlets on the top of the heads but no pic of that.
It worked ok on the street once also but water flow was in the normal direction there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Pete
Re: Body Bolts

But what about the old wive's tale of the body coming off in a wreck and leaving you in one ditch and the chassis in the other ditch??
Heaven forbid if you have seat belts that are attached to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By Pete
Re: Vintage stock car

That's a fine looking dirt car.
Does the current owner run it?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By Pete
Re: Vintage stock car

If you plan on racing it, stay in the "stock" class unless you have a very large racing budget. The modified class can be as expensive as a modern race car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,934
Posted By Pete
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

Model T's, black only.
Model A's, not so much.
I wonder what changed Henry's mind.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By Pete
Re: 5 spd in a 37 pickup with a 4.44 rearend.

Check the yoke on the rear end for galling in the cup seats. Every thing can be tight but it will vibrate under load. I had the same vibration problem. A new yoke fixed it.

For your info, there is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,721
Posted By Pete
Re: High compression head choice.

I ran a 7.5 head for quite awhile on my parts chaser. (30 2Door) It was a babbit engine. Later ran a 10.5 head on same engine. I couldn't use cheap gas with that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,819
Posted By Pete
Re: Bellhousing indexing

It has been discussed before but not to much extent.
It is however EXTREMELY important.
In the "olden dayz" when I did hot rod street engines occasionally I always insisted the customer bring the...
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