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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Pete
Re: Thrust bearings from Boston Gear?

Less friction equals longer parts life.
Less friction equals easier steering.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Pete
Re: Thrust bearings from Boston Gear?

Here are a couple things to ponder also.
Will they last longer on the top or bottom?
Will the steering be easier on the top or bottom?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By Pete
Re: Timing gear oiling?

Back in the 50's I had a customer bring a new rebuilt engine in that he had just done. He was complaining of only 40 lb of oil pressure with an M15 pump. I took the front cover off and he had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Pete
Re: Uni-steer decision

Rack and pinion steering was invented for independent front ends,, NOT solid axles.
Some like it, some do not. You can go to the HAMB for several hours of reading on the subject. Just type in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Pete
Re: REM coated gears

"or even a Lincoln gear set that has extreme torque and stress in first gear"

A 25 or 26 tooth Lincoln gear set has LESS torque multiplication in 1st and second than a stock 28 or 29 set. That is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Pete
Re: Time to work

I would rather sell mine and let someone else wear it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Pete
Re: Uni-steer decision

It has been done a million times. You CAN make a good front end with MODIFIED stock parts. You DO NOT need the headaches of trying to use a rack and pinion on a solid axle.
If you think you have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Pete
Re: Gasket for B block with Thomas Head

[QUOTE=Jim Brierley;1864530]Pete, Charlie's chamber looks more like the original than yours, which looks to me like maybe a Dan Price revision, and is a better design.[/QUOTE

Could be, I don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pete
Re: My wife hates crankshafts...

Hee hee, I knew that was going to be mentioned.
Picture this. A friend of mine had a crank grinding shop in the 60's. His store room was about 20 x 30 ft. 2 aisles down the long way. Concrete floor....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Pete
Re: Gasket for B block with Thomas Head

Just curious, why does my original Thomas head chamber look different than yours?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Pete
Re: Seat Belt

I didn't want to cut my car up so I put a bolt in cage in when I was doing autocross, hillclimbs and rally's. There's no part of the original structure strong enough for legal belts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Pete
Re: Gasket for B block with Thomas Head

The most important thing is, the fire ring must NOT hang over ANY amount on either the head or the block. I used the copper gasket. 10.5 compression ratio. I had to do some welding on the head to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By Pete
Re: Bucket Seats for Model A Street Rod

I used Honda Prelude seats. 6 way adjustable manually.
Minimal fabrication to mount. I used the original front mounts and fabbed a couple of simple risers for the rear. The rear mounts still accept...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By Pete
Re: Who designed the Model A engine ?

The model A was named after the designer, George Modela. He did it on a napkin while drinking cheap booze in a speakeasy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Pete
Re: V8 estate Sale new camshaft

The chances are, it is a stock core although the lift is a bit high. It may have been reground. If the journals are within tolerance, the fuel pump lobe is good, no cracks around the bolt holes, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,332
Posted By Pete
Re: Cam Timing question for the experts on Isky 1007B

Cam bootlegging is as old as booze bootlegging. Everyone copies everyone else's grinds.
I know of some that are selling 4th generation regrinds.

It is plain and simple, someone sold you a bootleg...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,382
Posted By Pete
Re: Stock versus Performance Cams

"Now if you plan on turning 6500 at Bville, that's another story".

6500 won't even get you in the show nowadays. LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By Pete
Re: flathead jack

This is what I was talking about.

"These 67.1 gram weight lifters are the lightest flathead performance lifters in the world."

Just more advertising bullshit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By Pete
Re: flathead jack

Some incorrect info there and a couple of words spelled wrong.

Many people have been using lifters in flathead race engines that weigh LESS THAN HALF that of his. He needs to add the word...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By Pete
Re: Need Picture of Cutaway Water Jacket

Many race cars use reverse flow cooling.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,330
Posted By Pete
Re: 3.75 versus 4 inch crank

Please RE-READ!!! I said 8K ALL DAY.

As far as cruising, tell me you haven't met someone that wanted to try you at a stoplight when you were lazy crusin'. lol
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,330
Posted By Pete
Re: 3.75 versus 4 inch crank

"We are talking flatheads, they don't do high rpms. Merc motors? 8k? no way."

Actually, ALL DAY if need be, twice a lap. We usually gear for about 7200 though. Max power is around 6600 to 6900...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,330
Posted By Pete
Re: 3.75 versus 4 inch crank

Depends somewhat on the rods used and the block.
I have done quite a few engines with 4.25 stroke and never had to clear anything
for the lower end with 21A rods. The rods cleared by at least a...
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