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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,419
Posted By Pete F
Re: Dual master cylinder f100 brakes

The larger resivor is for disc brakes because there pistons are bigger and need more fluid
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,419
Posted By Pete F
Re: Dual master cylinder f100 brakes

I put a dual master on my 34.
The important question is what diameter master are you taking out.
If the diameter is smaller it will take more pedal travel to push the same a mount of fluid to stop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By Pete F
34 -5 window coupe roof opening

Does anyone have pictures of how the frame and covering go on the roof of a 34 five window coupe
Thanks
Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Pete F
Re: Gear ratio

Thanks I was shooting for a 40ís - 50ís
East coast rodhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180804/30088b5e05aa18a443ea792b1cadd018.jpeg


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Pete F
Re: Gear ratio

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It had pretty tall tires thatís why I think I can get away with the lower gears



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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Pete F
Gear ratio

I have 4:11 in the rear now with Strange axles and a power trax posi unit
I think I may go a little lower maybe 4:30 or 4:40
Than when I flip the gears Iíll have like 3:80ís for highway

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Pete F
Gear ratio

What rear end gear ratio are you guys running for red light bandits with built engines?
Thanks


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,711
Posted By Pete F
Re: 8BA timing

There is two ways to hurt a Engine
Number one detention will melt ring lands or knock out rod bearings
Number two
Late timing will kill performance and overheat the Engine and exhaust
Both can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,711
Posted By Pete F
Re: 8BA timing

So here is my question
When the Engine was built was the cam degreed in , over the years guys have complained about performance with aftermarket cams and gears but have never checked cam timing.
An...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,156
Posted By Pete F
Re: Piston rings and size . Help

If you know the bore size and the ring groove diameter call Hastings rings and if you want to run gapless rings call Total seal.
Both companyís will help you out


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,621
Posted By Pete F
Rotella Oil Question

I spoke to Jerry at Schneider cams about cam wear and he assured me they have as much trouble with flatheads as overhead valve engines.
And I donít feel like being a hero and experimenting for a $10...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,621
Posted By Pete F
Re: Rotella Oil Question

With all the money we have invested in our cars why would you want to gamble on putting a $10 bottle of zinc in at an oil change.
All the cam grinders that I know say cam failure is way up since...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,625
Posted By Pete F
Re: Is anybody running a Vertex mag and if you are what spark plugs are you running

The Lodge R49 or the Champion L62R would be great because of them being a retracted electrode but I only found them in England
I wish I could find them here in the states
My heads are so worked I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,625
Posted By Pete F
Re: Is anybody running a Vertex mag and if you are what spark plugs are you running

When was the last rime you bought them because the place I could find them was England


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,625
Posted By Pete F
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,524
Posted By Pete F
Re: zinc in motor oils

I donít know what Year oil started having zinc add to it but I do know by the fiftyís it had it and I also know the EPA had it removed a few years ago.
Ask any cam grinder they will tell you that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,434
Posted By Pete F
Re: FS electronic ignition

Pertronix has radio resistant wire by the foot or universal.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,434
Posted By Pete F
Re: FS electronic ignition

In the last 10 years I have installed probably over 100 plus Pertronix units , out of the 100 plus units one failed after 10 miles and one failed on the distributor machine when I was setting up the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,265
Posted By Pete F
Macs auto parts

Someone please tell me why it takes Macs so look to process an order.
Everybody else ships the same day or the next day but Macs tryís and get extra money for fast processing or you have to wait a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,005
Posted By Pete F
Re: 221 cu in 1939 Failed No4 Piston 1

Is that piston as thin as it looks in the picture.
Can you take a closer picture because maybe the casting was off and the top of the piston was thin so it melted.
I would change them all .

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,156
Posted By Pete F
Re: Piston rings and size . Help

You need to know the exact bore size and the bores need to be straight
If the machine shop honed the cylinders on a Sunnen machine he should know if they are straight and he should know the exact...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,770
Posted By Pete F
Re: Gear lube

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This is the 680 lube I use in the old Caddy and Duesenbergís
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,770
Posted By Pete F
Re: Gear lube

You know guys I have been in the business for 50 years and things are always changing from day to day so asking frequent questions is not a bad thing because the answers are always changing .
Hot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,823
Posted By Pete F
Re: Used camshafts

If I had a good used cam I would send it to a cam grinder Like Schneider and have the lobes checked for wear and let them Parkerize the cam and than put the new lifters in.


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,610
Posted By Pete F
Re: Oil again

If itís a new Engine Schneider cams has a zinc that is formulated for engine break in that I use in all the new engine I rebuild and have had great luck.


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