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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By Pete
Re: Rear spring spreader

I have used a porta-power for years. You need an adapter to get around the banjo but they are available commercially now. They have slip on adapters so you can spread a reversed eye spring also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,006
Posted By Pete
Re: Anyone heard from TOD lately about casting a new block?

They are legal. They do not fall in the "vintage" category.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,006
Posted By Pete
Re: Anyone heard from TOD lately about casting a new block?

I hope these guys that are trying to produce vintage reproduction blocks are completely successful.
That should release some of the OEM blocks for sanctioned racing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,764
Posted By Pete
Re: Insert bearings

Maybe we are using the wrong material for bearings. My Dad told me that his buddy had to get from Omaha, Ne. to Lincoln, Ne. one night and 2 rod bearngs went out along the way.
They fixed it with 2...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By Pete
Re: Wet sand blasting??

Since the 50's there has been a process called liquid honing which is nothing more than a sophisticated blast cabinet with the blast media mixed with a water based coolant.
It produces a very fine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,764
Posted By Pete
Re: Insert bearings

"One other thing to keep in mind is ensure you do not allow an insert bearing to roll or spin in the cap or in the block as this will distort the cap or block generally requiring both to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By Pete
Re: Floor shift in 53 f-100

I put a 37 LaSalle box in a 56 F100.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Pete
Re: Hard seats on exhaust only

Only thing I would change is the exhausts to 30 degrees. Good for 15% more flow and it only costs some time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,745
Posted By Pete
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

Could have but got tired of welding and machining the chambers.

We run 14 on the flathead V8's.

As what's his name used to say, "if you are winning, there is no reason to spend money to go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,745
Posted By Pete
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

Set the block in the mill, bore the bad hole for a 3/8 taper pipe thread. Make a steel plug with 3/8 pipe on the outside and 7/16-14 on the inside. Screw the plug in with a threaded rod and jam nut....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By Pete
Re: 4th of July.

I still have my 6 inch P&E slide rule. I don't know if they metricized those or not.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,745
Posted By Pete
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

Some comments and observations:

Composite head gaskets don't work in model A/B flathead race engines so it is not a reliable thing to put in a street engine.

Just because you have a shop...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,745
Posted By Pete
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

If the head was surfaced PROPERLY and the block was surfaced PROPERLY, and, if you use a copper head gasket that has been checked to see that it does NOT hang over the edge of the combustion chamber...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By Pete
Re: 4th of July.

When you are saving up for a new yacht, every little weenie counts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,466
Posted By Pete
Re: What Is This Bolt For?

I am quite familiar with those clamps. When at a summer job while I was in high school, I worked for a machine shop that made them. There were 6 of them that held the cover on a cardinal grammeter....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Pete
Re: Crank grinding

Large radii are one thing but the 12 lb. damper and 22 lb. clutch/flywheel assembly sure didn't hurt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Pete
Re: Crank grinding

I ran a 235 ci flathead B in a vintage circle track roadster for 2 seasons. Pulled it, put it in my 2 door and ran hill climbs one season. Never had any problems with it. Sold it and last heard it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,025
Posted By Pete
Re: best way to adjust valves

But that is way too simple. No chance of screwing up. Takes the fun out of doing them over again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,025
Posted By Pete
Re: best way to adjust valves

The check is on the stage coach.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,025
Posted By Pete
Re: best way to adjust valves

A lot of people get away with that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,025
Posted By Pete
Re: best way to adjust valves

Somebody should write a book on how to adjust valves the easiest way. Only problem with that is the book would be as thick as the King James dictionary and 90% of the info would be wrong. The key...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By Pete
Re: Need Photo of Crank Counterweight

It is almost impossible to get enough counterweight on a B or A crank to fully balance it.
That is why they all shake. The closest you can get for a reasonable price is to use
Dan Price press on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By Pete
Re: Do the old style bubble balancer work

Be sure to LEVEL the balancer before use. The bubble absolutely has to be centered as close as you can get it before putting the wheel on.

If you add weights to the wheel, put half on the front...
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