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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By Pete
Re: Straight cut timing gears?? Any out there?

I have been using them in flathead Ford race engines since the 50's.
Dan McEachern makes them commercially.

I make my own with a 3 degree angle for thrust.
I have run Dan's straight spur gears...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By Pete
Re: 59AB head stud question

My studs never leak.
I use black high temperature RTV and screw them in wet, finger tight, then back them up 3 degrees. I let them sit overnight that way. The next day I clean up any squeeze out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pete
Re: Observations about flat head blocks

Hydrofluoric acid or ammonium bifloride will clean sand out easily. Leaves clean bare metal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By Pete
Re: Converting 6V radio to 12V inexpensively without rruining the radio

"10 aircraft circuit breakers and a harness of aircraft wire"

I thought I would never run into someone that does it like I do....I love that teflon covered wire.

This thread reminds me of a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By Pete
Re: .100 or .125 bore without sonic testing the block? How Safe?

As long as it does not "flow" when applied.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By Pete
Re: .100 or .125 bore without sonic testing the block? How Safe?

That is something to look for.

As far as the curved or irregular surface, these gauges need to be used with a medium between the transducer face and the material to be tested.
Something gooey and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By Pete
Re: .100 or .125 bore without sonic testing the block? How Safe?

I check at 45 degree intervals, one inch increments from top to bottom.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By Pete
Re: .100 or .125 bore without sonic testing the block? How Safe?

I would spend about $60 US and get a sonic test gauge from Ebay and test it myself.
Ebay number : 31204599171 is an example.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,189
Posted By Pete
Re: Brake Fluid

"How many would like to see their brake lights come on sooner than later??"

I have a switch to turn mine off when running from rev'noooers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,584
Posted By Pete
Re: F150 trans or 39 Ford trans for banger?

It is called "thread hi-jacking". Quite common on this forum.

To answer your question, the f150 will go faster because of the overdrive, IF,
you have enough horsepower to pull the higher gear....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By Pete
Re: Rivets or weld?

I read "sub frame" but a lot of people don't know the difference.
I would still weld.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By Pete
Re: Rivets or weld?

6011 for arc welding.
ER 70 for TIG.

I would not mig weld anything
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Pete
Re: Best Torque Cam

I would say the EA or EAB. (same grind)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By Pete
Re: Rivets or weld?

The more rigid the better. Weld is good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Pete
Re: Capacitor testing

I have gotten those big value caps from Fair Radio Sales. They are usually under 5 bucks.
Sometimes you have to gang 2 or 3 up to get the value you need.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By Pete
Re: Opinion on T5 drivability

I have a model A 2 door with a T5 and 8 inch 4.10 rear end.
I drive it almost every day in the summer. Not so much in winter as I don't like washing salt off the underside.
I have had a 150 hp...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Pete
Re: Capacitor testing

A digital meter will not load the circuit enough to get a good reading, especially with a 59K mfd cap. With those readings, I would say it is ok though.
It is NOT shorted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By Pete
Re: i need some help. What regulator/pump for stock carb with underbody fuel cell?

I have a 16 gallon foam filled fuel cell in a certified "can" under the back of my 2 door.
The trunk and trailer hitch hides it.
I use a Holley fuel pump and an Aeromotive regulator.

There have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Pete
Re: Capacitor testing

You need a common analog multi tester to check it.
FIRST, put the meter on "DC VOLTS" scale. 100v or more.
Put the red lead on the "+" terminal of the cap and touch the black to the other terminal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,883
Posted By Pete
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

I use mine in the summer for chasing parts.
Too much trouble washing the salt off in the winter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Pete
Re: Special electrical charger needed...

Try this on eBay.
#222410060720
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Pete
Re: Radio Frequency Interference

LED's are susceptible to RFI.
A small (.01) ceramic disk capacitor placed across the input terminals will sometimes cure the problem. It depends on the interference level.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By Pete
Re: What Is the Value of this Resistor?

Trying to determine the value from old aged colors is a waste of time.
Measuring with an ohmmeter will give a fairly close value good enough for common use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,812
Posted By Pete
Re: Pronunciations

Webster needs to get out in the real world.
I have been in the industry for 67 years and never heard it pronounced with a "z"
till TV came along.

It is pronounced, dee sul. Accent on "dee".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,812
Posted By Pete
Re: Pronunciations

While on this subject, how about the dipshit announcers on TV pronouncing it "Deezill".
It is not spelled that way and definitely not pronounced that way.

Have you ever noticed how the circle...
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