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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Pete
Re: Front Main Spring

Using any type of liquid (oil) or paste (grease) type lube on leaf springs is bad practice. Even with spring covers or wrapping with vinyl tape, dirt will get in and create abrasive grit that both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Pete
Re: Larger intake valves

On a FLATHEAD 4 or V8, people that believe the exhaust should NOT be as big or bigger than the intake are living in the past.
Ideally, the exhaust system should be big enough so that NO pressure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By Pete
Re: Turbo encabulator(might not be a ford product)

This was first published in an engineering journal in England 1944.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Pete
Re: valve question

The cam does not ride on the valve tip, as noted above by JWL.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Pete
Re: valve question

I have never done it that way but you definitely could do it to increase port flow
only. In the olden days 1.625 head diameter mushroom stem valves were available. They came with the head undercut,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,516
Posted By Pete
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

Yes, matter is created from energy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,516
Posted By Pete
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

Since the laws of physics have not been repealed, there can be only one answer to the question.
Every model A that was made still exists but not in the original condition. Some exist as new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By Pete
Re: exchange 8ba cyl heads with 59ab

This works well for circle track. There are 4 inlets on the top of the heads but no pic of that.
It worked ok on the street once also but water flow was in the normal direction there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Pete
Re: Body Bolts

But what about the old wive's tale of the body coming off in a wreck and leaving you in one ditch and the chassis in the other ditch??
Heaven forbid if you have seat belts that are attached to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Pete
Re: Vintage stock car

That's a fine looking dirt car.
Does the current owner run it?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Pete
Re: Vintage stock car

If you plan on racing it, stay in the "stock" class unless you have a very large racing budget. The modified class can be as expensive as a modern race car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,688
Posted By Pete
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

Model T's, black only.
Model A's, not so much.
I wonder what changed Henry's mind.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By Pete
Re: 5 spd in a 37 pickup with a 4.44 rearend.

Check the yoke on the rear end for galling in the cup seats. Every thing can be tight but it will vibrate under load. I had the same vibration problem. A new yoke fixed it.

For your info, there is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By Pete
Re: High compression head choice.

I ran a 7.5 head for quite awhile on my parts chaser. (30 2Door) It was a babbit engine. Later ran a 10.5 head on same engine. I couldn't use cheap gas with that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,622
Posted By Pete
Re: Bellhousing indexing

It has been discussed before but not to much extent.
It is however EXTREMELY important.
In the "olden dayz" when I did hot rod street engines occasionally I always insisted the customer bring the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By Pete
Re: Line boring

If you can get Bieber to do it, it will be right!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By Pete
Re: Line boring

There's a guy on Long Island.
His name is "Goesfast" (Gary) on the early V8 forum.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,564
Posted By Pete
Re: battery relocation

I moved my battery to the right side because my starter is on the right. It was a VERY simple project and it fit better then original. I made a snap in metal cover plate to service it without...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Pete
Re: Pressure Test Plate Patterns/Drawings

I do them similar to Gary but down in the corners. It is not critical.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Pete
Re: Spring shackle bushings: Rubber or original?

I put moly filled Delrin bushings in mine 40 years ago and they are still good. You just have to grease them about once a year.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Pete
Re: Pressure Test Plate Patterns/Drawings

Several ways to do that.
1- Get some used or new gaskets for patterns.

2- Rub trace the areas to paper. Make sure the paper is fastened tight so it
doesn't move during rubbing.

3- Try...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,275
Posted By Pete
Re: specialty plates and toppers?

We like 'em.
The one on my "A" says, "This is my other car".
My wife's says, "I would rather be running the steam engine".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Pete
Re: Intake port repair

You can try epoxy but it very seldom works.
I have gone through on many blocks and I was always able to fix them with silver solder. Practice on a junk block.
As you discovered, there is not much...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,739
Posted By Pete
Re: Baby Ruth abd the big engine.

I knew Tom Beatty and Joaquin Arnett (head Bean Bandit) very well. I also talked to Jim Nelson several times. I picked up a lot of useful info from all 3. They all knew they were leaving a lot of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,739
Posted By Pete
Re: Baby Ruth abd the big engine.

What it boils down to is, you do not have "need to know" clearance.
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