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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By Pete
Re: Radiator Rodding Out

I would not discourage someone that wants to learn by doing. It is easy to verify quality when done.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Pete
Re: Valve seat inserts.

.006 for cast iron.
.007 for aluminum.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Pete
Re: Model B Flywheel Housing Alignment

It should be done on ALL engines. You may get away without doing it if you are lucky.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Pete
Re: valve seat damage

Those are good looking welds. Either welded seat rings in or built up with Stellite directly.
All common stuff in the "olden dayz"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Pete
Winterizing

Winter weather will be here very soon. So be ready for it and prepare your ride before it arrives.
The following are some helpful tips for winterizing your car, plus one bonus tip:.
1. Reverse your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,891
Posted By Pete
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

Just about any cam you can mention has been tried in A/B flathead 4 bangers.
If you want much over .350 lift it is going to have to be on a billet or welded stock core. That will entail boring the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By Pete
Re: Banger posi traction

Most people don't realize it but if you need a bullet proof, light as possible rear end, it is FAR cheaper to just get a sprint car or midget rear end and bolt it in. Can be had for either cross...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By Pete
Re: Best Head gaskets for a 59a 296ci ?

Copper 3036. I spray with aluminum spray can paint and let get tacky before installing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By Pete
Re: 1953 f100

Scale is not usually visable in the upper parts of the water jackets. It is usually in the mid and bottom areas. It forms where the rust and dirt settle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By Pete
Re: 1953 f100

Nothing you can clean it with at home will get it absolutely clean. You can get most of the rust out but not the scale and that is what causes most of the problems.
Take it to a stripper and have it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,551
Posted By Pete
Re: Glass Wind Wings

One of my model A's is a 2 door with a V8 Bonneville engine in it.
It has done well over 150 many times in street mode. It has wind wings. They self align at around 100. The glass is glued in with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By Pete
Re: Banger posi traction

It is unlikely they had a Positraction in an "A" rear end but most likely had the rear end locked either with a spool or by various different methods.

A discussion is going on over on the Fordbarn...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By Pete
Re: Isky 1023

Welding on cast iron will create hard spots and require grinding to remove the gear next time. It will also screw up the heat treat in the gear and possibly reduce the press on the gear.
A pin or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By Pete
Re: Isky 1023

The "fragility" issues are solved by using a 32 steel core. It is noticably stiffer looking at it with the strobe at high rpm.
In comparison testing of cast iron to steel, in a couple of engines,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,873
Posted By Pete
Re: Axle Key Installation

Look up a neat movie called "Red Dirt Rising". It is about all of that keen old stuff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By Pete
Re: best guesstimate needed on used part-

Old uneeded parts always cost me money to get rid of but I had fun doing it and met a bunch of neat people along the way.
I gave them away with the stipulation they had to come get them.
The deal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,873
Posted By Pete
Re: Axle Key Installation

The 5 gear method of locking rear ends first got started with stock car racing. This was when guys were racing junkers fresh out of the wrecking yards. Many had no welders or even a torch so welding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,873
Posted By Pete
Re: Axle Key Installation

For what it is worth and contrary to popular now days beliefs, early Ford rear ends CAN be made to stand up to large abuse. Many of the top sprint cars, midgets and modifieds in the old days ran...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By Pete
Re: Isky 1023

Nice article showing our plain lifters and tools.

TIG welding the oil gear on is definitely NOT recommended. A #4 pin is all that is needed.

Here is a pic of the light weight version of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By Pete
Re: Removing the cam on a Model A

There is only one person that can help you with that. It is Barbara Eden.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By Pete
Re: 3/8x3/8 jahns pistons?

I bought one of those also. The cranks were built up with spray metal instead of welding. It lasted 1 run with 100 % nitro. Turned out they didn't use the proper spray wire on the first pass.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By Pete
Re: Isky 1023

That is true, Ron, but Ed was refering to the marketing success of the cam which was next to zero.
The theory of the larger diameter lifter was ok but remember, he had the 404A at the time which was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By Pete
Re: 3/8x3/8 jahns pistons?

Concerning Jahns pistons, they had a reputation of disintegrating when you put rpm and horsepower on them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Pete
Re: Rear spring and shackle bushing

I never could figure out why people will spend hours figuring how to band aid Mickey Mouse fix something when it is so simple to fix right the first time.
As suggested before, since you have the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By Pete
Re: Isky 1023

A small group of us was sitting around talking to Isky back in the 50's and someone asked how the 1023 and 1024 were working out.
His exact comment was, "now why did I ever design those?".
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