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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,549
Posted By Pete
Re: Off Set Crank Grinding

I suspicion Fowler stole my shipping box.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,549
Posted By Pete
Re: Off Set Crank Grinding

Quote:
Originally Posted by flatjack9.
I've got an old CT 4 1/2" stroker crank for the flathead.Quote



4.5 is fairly common these days. 4.75 not so much.. That gives you 352 ci.
I have seen...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By Pete
Re: Lifter & Spring Questions

Take a look at this. Some people may think it is fake news though.

https://www.hotrodhotline.com/rick-schnell-and-worlds-quickest-flathead-dragster
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,529
Posted By Pete
Re: pinto engine on model A

Retarding the cam 8 degrees makes them a lot more pleasant to drive.
Good for a full second in the quarter mile.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,211
Posted By Pete
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

"As for USAC, there is more lap time influence provided by the chassis, tires, and driver than any engine tuning."
Very true for a B main car.

"There was no mention of the Drag Race engines but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,211
Posted By Pete
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

The 404 is ancient technology. It was the best we had in the 50's though.
It has become a very popular street cam since lifters have become available in the last few years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,211
Posted By Pete
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Boy is that a crock.
I think I previously said, the dyno comes first, BUT, final tuning ALWAYS comes at the track if you expect to win.
We had the fastest midget in the country for 3 years running...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,211
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: 70
Views: 3,211
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: 70
Views: 3,211
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: 70
Views: 3,211
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: 70
Views: 3,211
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: 70
Views: 3,211
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: 496
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: 530
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: 712
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: 25
Views: 1,448
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: 1,370
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: 1,370
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: 1,370
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: 1,370
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: 1,370
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: 666
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: 702
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: 666
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.
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