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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By Pete
Re: Valve seats. How to remove?

Maybe...Maybe not....
The idea is to get the ring as hot as possible WITHOUT getting the block hot so when the heat is removed the ring will cool as fast as possible. The ring will shrink the most...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By Pete
Re: Skip's rebuilt coils

I would not rock the boat. If you reverse engineer it and spill all the info, the service could go away. Could you sleep nights then?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By Pete
Re: Dual Condensers?

You could mount it under the dash if you didn't like the looks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By Pete
Re: Dual Condensers?

He is on this forum. You can find him in the member list.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By Pete
Re: Dual Condensers?

It depends on the primary supply voltage, the individual coil, capacitor and the rpm (interrupt frequency) what the voltage spike will actually be. I have measured 300+ on a scope.

If you are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By Pete
Re: Dual Condensers?

A voltage spike occurs in the circuit when the points open and the magnetic field in the coil primary collapses. This spike can be 400 volts or more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By Pete
Re: Dual Condensers?

Kevin pretty well covered it but I will add a couple things.

The PRIMARY purpose of the capacitor in a coil /points/capacitor circuit is to tune the circuit to RESONANCE. When this is achieved,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Pete
Re: Mixing lifters

Just be sure they are new or been refaced.
It s not recommended to put used lifters on a cam they have not been running on originally.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Pete
Re: Seatbelts in a Roadster

There won't be any instructions because of insurance liability.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 923
Posted By Pete
Re: Oversize OD main bearings for 37 21 stud block

No tangs. I just pinned them.
I made 2 sets to get one full size one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 923
Posted By Pete
Re: Oversize OD main bearings for 37 21 stud block

They went in a customer's engine so I never got to find out the long term results.
The alloy was 75T.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By Pete
Re: 40 turn signal options??

I have installed turn signals in quite a few old Fords.
My method had 2 required parameters.
1- It had to be self canceling.
2- It had to look like it came from the factory.

I used a 53 to 56...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 923
Posted By Pete
Re: Oversize OD main bearings for 37 21 stud block

If there is enough meat between the studs, boring to the bigger size would seem to be the easiest way.
You sound like you have sleeved main bores back to standard before. That is another reletavley...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Pete
Re: OHV conversion

https://www.rodauthority.com/news/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By Pete
Re: Vanadium Steel

The parts we had tested were taken off of a model A.

Something I forgot to mention, 6100 series steels are not recommended to be welded.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By Pete
Re: Vanadium Steel

In the mid 50ís a young guy that was building a sprint car started hanging out at our shop. Friday nights after work was drinking time around there along with talking race strategy for the Saturday...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 979
Posted By Pete
Re: toe in gauge

All you need is a tape measure, a jack and a pencil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Pete
Re: Starter selaniod

Back in the 50's when I needed a remote starter button for a off topic car I was working on, Here's how I did it. It was fun back then. Can't remember using it since then. Always used the button on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Pete
Re: will a 59a cam fit into an 8ba

Yes, that is done frequently.
Use the 59a cover, cam drive gears and ignition.
You can use the 59a water pumps also.
59a heads can be used by blocking a small hole in the front of each deck.
You...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 883
Posted By Pete
Re: 255 merc engine

Many theories have been advanced and tried on plug location in a flathead.
Some work, some don't. Even heads with 2 plugs have been tried with various locations of the plugs. Mediocre results. Most...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Pete
Re: hard rubber

In the early 50's bleach was found to soften tire rubber. A big problem was the tire surface had to be soaked for almost a week for the bleach to penetrate deep enough to do any good on the track....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 883
Posted By Pete
Re: 255 merc engine

I know all there is to know about flatheads and if you bore it any more than need be, the world will come to an end at midnight.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By Pete
Re: To those who've been there, original harness, am I fighting a loosing battle?

Strip out ALL old wiring, even if it is not crumbling.
If you want to keep it stock looking along with the associated problems, get replacement harnesses and install them.

A much better method is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Pete
Re: Lug Nuts

When I was running stock model A wheels I used to use the large pattern race nuts.
They will compensate for slightly oversize holes in the wheel and still center ok.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Pete
Re: Lug Nuts

I see a post about lug nuts once in awhile and it got me to wondering.
Do people ever check closed end lug nuts for bottoming out before they seat on the taper?
I have also seen reproduction nuts...
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