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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,371
Posted By Pete
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Whatever you say.
I am not giving out customer information for the sake of a stupid internet discussion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,371
Posted By Pete
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

An EMC engine would be a very poor racing engine.
They are built to do ONE thing very well.
I would put any of the top 5 World of Outlaws 410's up against an EMC engine.

Yes, racing has many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,371
Posted By Pete
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

A dyno is ONE way to get SOME answers but definitely not the last word.
Engine dyno comparisons are for TV shows.
Seldom you will find 2 vintage engines running at the same track on the same day...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,371
Posted By Pete
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

I don't take credit for a lot of this stuff. There were a LOT of people before me that I had to learn from.
I only hope the ones I taught so far can develop the science further.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,371
Posted By Pete
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Over the years I have told pretty much told what goes into one of my engines, but not everything at once.
Most people are still living in the distant past when they think about flathead engines....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,371
Posted By Pete
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

I doubt that anyone has reached the 200 hp mark with a normally aspirated flathead using regular gas (91/93 oct). The reason I say this is, the ports wont pass enough air. They come close but at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Pete
Re: 1950 vs Modern Quaker State Oil Comparison

They can be hydraulic or gravitional also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Pete
Re: how do I replace stripped wheel lugs in a wide 5 hub

Try "JWL" who is on this forum. He is in Fitzgerald.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By Pete
Re: push button starter

If you have 12 volts, you can get a direct bolt in gear drive starter.
Besides a push button or key turn start, you get rid of the bendix spring problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By Pete
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

The problem most people have with installing sleeves is they use too much press.
Heating the block and cooling the sleeve is Mickey Mouse and not needed.
Many times I have watched people trying to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,302
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

For one thing, it is cheaper. For 16 guides he will probably use 14 inches less material. Bronze bar stock is not cheap.
On the other hand, the shorter the guide, the faster it and the valve stem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,302
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

No inserts with solid bronze guides.
No knurling. Fit at .002.
A set of bronze guides will run a whole season of races. (10 full programs, including hot laps, timing in, dash, heat and 30 lap main)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,302
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

In the past, I have copper plated original guides and then installed Winona bronze inserts but this leaves no material on the top of the guide for contouring to the port for flow improvement....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,302
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Oh boy, I bet this thread gets deleted......LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,302
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

"According to him the "offshore" pieces are perfectly "flat". Being "flat" they cannot work correctly!"

What a crock that is. I have 2 sets of early hollow Johnsons in here for reconditioning and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Pete
Re: O-ring groove in flywheel housing

The first one I did was in 1955.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By Pete
Re: Isky cam

Cheater cams were quite popular in the early days. They would pass a "lift" test only.
They would NOT pass a degreeing or visual test.
Many cams were ground with a stock grind on the first cylinder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Pete
Re: O-ring groove in flywheel housing

There is a FAR easier solution to sealing the rear cam journal. It involves NO machining to the block OR bell housing.
Shorten the rear journal on the cam by .300. Make a cup plug to go in the block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,055
Posted By Pete
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

Heavy steering is a way of life with old cars and tractors. There are several things that can be done.

1- Live with it.
2- Try straight Power Punch in the gear box.
3- Install an early Nash...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Pete
Re: Valve adjustment sequence

Nope, not very accurate because of cam overlap. The lobes need to be exactly on the heel for proper adjustment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Pete
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

If they never bottom out, you need softer shocks.
Forum: Model-A 11-11-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,986
Posted By Pete
Re: Cracked Block

ER70.
If you need more info, email me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,986
Posted By Pete
Re: Cracked Block

Rest assured, if nothing else works, it can be saved by TIG welding.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,869
Posted By Pete
Re: Veterans Day

I missed WW2 by about 3 months.
Joined USAF later. 50 to 54. Alaska. Communications maint. and M2HB repair.
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