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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Pete
Re: Vw seat

I used Honda Prelude seats because I only had to fabricate rear brackets. The front brackets matched the original. Mine are 6 way hand adjustable also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Pete
Re: radio repair

If I was still in the radio business, I would repair tube type radios all day for $100 each and laugh all the way to the bank. That is repaired to working, NOT RESTORED.
It never took more than a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By Pete
Re: 39 ford pickup front wishbone

Here is one. I have done several like this. I do rears for open drivelines similar. The end is a Kenworth truck tie rod end.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By Pete
Re: 40 Rear Shackles in Polyurethane

Poly will tend to squeek sooner than Nylon or Delrin unless you keep lots of grease in them.
I have been making bushings from moly filled Delrin since Biblical times and most are still in service.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,153
Posted By Pete
Re: Honing Cylinders

Get a new set of pistons FIRST. Then, have a shop that knows what they are doing, hone the block to fit the pistons to the manufacturers' specification for clearance.
Be sure they clean the block...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By Pete
Re: Harman Collins 6372 camshaft valve lash

In .011
Ex .013

Here are the rest of the specs in case you wondered.

In timing- 22-70
Ex timing- 69-23
Lift .408
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Pete
Re: Valve stems

If your cam was reground STOCK, and I mean with the original type grind, then you need the large face diameter lifters.
If it was reground with a modern type grind, then you can use any of the 1...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Pete
Re: 39 Radius Rod measurement

It doesn't matter from the ground up.
The new mount needs to be DIRECTLY under the front U-joint cross and as close to the U-joint as possible.
Remember, with this system, not only the rotational...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By Pete
Re: Model A rear axle and the Pythagorean theorem

Leaf springs can be made to ride as soft as any other type spring.
Any automotive spring is part of the suspension package. It has to fit the design parameters of the package. It has to have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By Pete
Re: Railroad Inspection Car

I too have done some time with speeders and hi-rails.
I used to work for a couple of tourist railroads. Besides working in operations I did track inspection and was the pilot when the local speeder...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By Pete
Re: Cleaning a block- Hot tanked in acid?

Probably. I am not familiar with that company.
The company I use, uses acid.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By Pete
Re: Cleaning a block- Hot tanked in acid?

I use electrolytic acid strip.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Pete
Re: Sawn off steering shaft

You would not be joking about it if he hit you head on because his steering shaft broke.
His insurance company would just laugh at him.
Your insurance would just pay your next of kin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Pete
Re: Sawn off steering shaft

Have you ever run a qualitative analysis on the steering shaft material?
It is NOT mild steel.

Check the rules of sanctioning race associations. NO WELDED STEERING COMPONENTS.

I haven't built...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Pete
Re: Sawn off steering shaft

Welding on any steering component is NOT the way to go! Ask your insurance company.
Even if it was approved, mig welding would be the last way to do it.

It is a relatively easy job to remove the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,184
Posted By Pete
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found A Use For WD-40?

Same kind of stupid thought train as; have you ever tried making a martini with whisky or a manhattan with gin?

IT IS A WATER DISPLACEMENT CHEMICAL!! THAT IS IT.

Booze works good for a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,315
Posted By Pete
Re: question. simple starter motor conversion to 12v

I have mentioned those many times.
I have used those since they came out many years ago.
They can be had for around $100 on eBay if you watch for them.
At one time I even showed how to use a floor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Pete
Re: 4:11 Rear end & No overdrive???

With NO overdrive, stick with the 3.78's.
Down the road, if you plan on an overdrive, 4:11 is the better choice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Pete
Re: Help: Removing swedged weights on Model B crankshaft

Only one small problem with just moving the weights and not taking them off.
The crank grinder guy will have to move them back to grind the mains and he may want more money for that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Pete
Re: Help: Removing swedged weights on Model B crankshaft

Jim's method works pretty good for original pins but all the BB cranks I have had were not original and had spring pins or sometimes called roll pins installed.
These are quite brittle and can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,391
Posted By Pete
Re: Ford V8-60

First piece of advice is, take it REAL easy on that transmission.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Pete
Re: Lifter clerance

.0015 to .002.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By Pete
Re: Columbia for an A

I bought an A with an F150 in it once and I agree with Jim, VERY poor ratios for any kind of driving except parades. I replaced it with a T5.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By Pete
Re: Columbia for an A

I bought an A with an F150 in it once and I agree with Jim, VERY poor gear ratios for any kind of driving except parades. I replaced it with a T5.
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