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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,032
Posted By Pete
Re: Help: Reverse eye leaf spring problem 34 Ford

BINGO! Give that man a seegar.

They cut the ends off and turned them over. You can PLAINLY see the welds.
Total idiots. You can bet a weeks pay check that spring will break right next to the weld.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By Pete
Re: FH Valve Springs

"But, I have a question regarding valve oiling. I assume that because the FH valve is vertical, that with a good fit .001/.0015 in, .002/.0025 ex, that it wouldn't need valve stem seals?"

I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By Pete
Re: FH Valve Springs

I don't know. I only do flathead Fords now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By Pete
Re: FH Valve Springs

Do NOT drill a lifter that runs on a performance cam. It will shorten the life of both the cam and lifter. I am not sure why but I have seen several over the years that tried and failed and I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,920
Posted By Pete
Re: Aluminum timing gear V8 60

Dan MacEachern can make alum. gears for that. You do not need the steel hub.
He can do spur type also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By Pete
Re: Scat vs Merc crank

I have posted this before but here it is again.
When SCAT cranks for flathead Fords first came on the market, they were advertised as being cast STEEL. 2 of the vintage top fuel guys and myself went...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By Pete
Re: adjustable lifters

I was wrong on that. They do have grinders capable of grinding a sphere.
While most of their lifters seem to work, that is the WRONG way to do it.
With a sphere, you have single POINT contact...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By Pete
Re: adjustable lifters

They are free to call it anything they want but it is still a taper, which makes the surface cone shaped.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Pete
Re: Splitting a wishbone

Stick a piece of solid rod the same diameter as the bung in the end. Heat the radius rod red and work the end down tapered over the rod with a wide face body hammer. Pull the rod. Drill a couple...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By Pete
Re: adjustable lifters

Lifters are not radiused on the face. They are TAPERED.

Aside from that, the fake lifters can be refaced properly and the screws can be re-machined so they stay put, BUT, do you want to take a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Pete
Re: tappets

A properly set up valve train will never poke through the top of an original STEEL lifter.

The cast iron ones with slots, maybe. These have no place in a performance engine.

The steel ones will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By Pete
Re: adjustable lifters

While a certain hardness is one of the requirements of long life in a lifter, it isn't all. Metal compatability is another parameter that is essential.
Before the availability of Chinese lifters...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,477
Posted By Pete
Re: Rear Axle Keys

Read and understand the LAST paragraph in the above BobC's post #17.
Bt lapping the hub to the axle and getting a 100% surface, you can run WITHOUT a key in a STOCK model A application. It is NOT a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Pete
Re: Fog Light Switch Connection Question

I have fog/driving lights that pull 25 amps total. I have a separate terminal strip under the dash that is wired direct to the battery. (through a circuit breaker) The lights are wired through a mini...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By Pete
Re: F1 steering in a Model A

I cut out the frame section and made a kickout to fit the stock F100 box. No mods to the box that way. Could be done for an F1 also. This also gives more room for headers in case you want to put a V8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Pete
Re: Radio in my PicUp

Antenna is mounted on back of trunk box. You could mount it on the bed side at the back. You want it far from the engine.
If you listen to AM use resistor plugs and a coaxial by pass cap on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Pete
Re: Sun machine power supply

There were several used ones a couple months ago but the only one I see now is a new one for 145.
eBay item number:112992679653

Check the vacuum motor plate. 10A may be enough.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Pete
Re: Sun machine power supply

If the battery powers the motor, it is going to take a bigger power supply than for just running the rest of the machine. For the motor the supply has to be able to handle the inrush current which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By Pete
Re: Battery Acid Recharge

In the past, I have drained a battery completely, flushed it with water a couple times and refilled it with new acid at 1275 sp. gr.
This battery was partially sulfated so I added a teaspoon of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By Pete
Re: Isky 1007B Track Numbers

"Glenn's data sheet shows 20-55-60-15 at unspecified lift for the 1007B."

That is at running clearance.
The rate of lift is .008 per degree squared. That info was never published.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,095
Posted By Pete
Re: Running too Lean?

What do you have against changing ALL of the jets to .047. ????????
They are not very expensive.
At 65 mph, you are running on all 3 carbs even if the 2 outer ones are partial throttle. That means...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,095
Posted By Pete
Re: Running too Lean?

If you want gas mileage, take the bus.
On a 284 with 3 carbs you will never realize full potential with progressive linkage.
Straight linkage should give you 20 mpg and the most performance you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,446
Posted By Pete
Re: F-100 Ford Steering Box

As long as you are making MAJOR changes to the car, why not go a few steps further and just put a STOCK F100 box in? You can have self cancelling turn signals then also.
NO gaps in column.

You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By Pete
Re: Balancing

I am not sure about the stock motor mount on a 29, but I used one on my 30 for awhile.
Yes, you do have to trim the cross member back about 1/2 inch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By Pete
Re: 1940 Starter

12 volt only. Ebay when you can catch it or buy it new from Roto-Faze Ignitions.
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