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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Pete
Re: Driving Gloves

I like em'. They would likely get you a first in fashion judging. Only problem is they would not go through tech inspection.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 314
Posted By Pete
Re: Camshaft ideas?

It's proper name is, "Tilde".

Origin.
It was originally written over an omitted letter or several letters as a scribal abbreviation, or "mark of suspension" and "mark of contraction",[2] shown as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 314
Posted By Pete
Re: Camshaft ideas?

The original SU1A is a 280 degree cam that was designed strictly for Bonneville racing.
It had low lift, low acceleration and low velocity numbers.
The SU1A is probably one of the most prostituted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 314
Posted By Pete
Re: Camshaft ideas?

Regardless of what cam you decide on, you are NOT going to have enough power to use the gear combination you have with the most efficiency and best drivability. You are geared too tall.
Look up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Pete
Re: Car-Jacking Woes

Go back to drinking. It may not help the jacking situation but it will make it more bearable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Pete
Re: 39 Trans rebuild

Van Pelt has a website and lists many parts for early transmissions.
I would put GOOD used parts in a transmission before I would use chink junk.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,349
Posted By Pete
Re: Is my block dead?

I have never tried soft solder but used silver solder to repair many blocks.
V the crack and hit the surrounding area where the silver will be sticking, with a sanding disc or Spiracone. Don't touch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,268
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,268
Posted By Pete
Re: Lathe set up help for my shop

You need to determine what height is best for you, by trial. The easiest way for this is put a creeper on the floor with wood cribbing or boxes as needed to support the lathe. Stand in front of it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,349
Posted By Pete
Re: Is my block dead?

If 2 main bearing webs and 2 intake ports can be added to a block, that simple crack can be tig welded in about 15 minutes and have a blanket over it cooling down.
If you can find a used block that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Pete
Re: Badger 8ba pistons

They will work if there is nothing else available
As you have noted, they have 2 strikes against them to start.

1- They are heavy.
2- They are 4 ring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Pete
Re: Wife is looking for '30's style dress

There are a lot of guys on here that have wives that used to be or still are into era fashion, both casual wear and judging. That could be a large source for what you are looking for.
We will need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Pete
Re: 302 in a 35

That would be a good choice, super heavy to help keep the front end down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Pete
Re: head torque method?

You can speak for your engine. I have run a top fuel car. I did it my way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,048
Posted By Pete
Re: Dynamic dampening front pulley

Here is some more info on dampers. These are very good units. I have one on my Bonnevillle engine and had one on my 4 banger circle track engine. I use the 8 inch ones.
For a stock frame you may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Pete
Re: 302 in a 35

I would use a 1949 Studebaker Champion engine. Now there is a real rat rod engine. They will go almost 80 mph in stock form if the hill is steep enough.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Pete
Re: head torque method?

You are absolutely right. The clearances run in those engines and the big oil presssure keeps them alive. Stuff that doesn't work for a street engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By Pete
Re: Dyno testing the Flathead for Speedweek

Well, you got to the track before we did.....LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By Pete
Re: Dyno testing the Flathead for Speedweek

It really pisses the competetion off when the fastest car team in the association always gets to the track early, unload, do absolutely nothing to the race car, walk over to the coffee stand, get a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Pete
Re: head torque method?

It will work but the ARP stuff is best.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Pete
Re: head torque method?

For any fastener that requires a certain amount of torque, the thread, nut thread, nut face and any washer faces should be lubricated. If it needs to be torqued to a higher value later after being...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Pete
Re: head torque method?

Running a STREET engine dry on initial fire up is a recipe for disaster.
The critical temperature of valve seats, valve stems and top rings can easily be reached long before any outside surface of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Pete
Re: Magneto drive

Some were side drive. Drove off of the cam gear. Wico mags were popular for these.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By Pete
Re: aluminum flathead?

Aluminum engine blocks are a racing item by nature. They are lightweight which is a BIG advantage, they can be designed to be of almost any cubic inch configuration, the cam can be relocated,...
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