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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:43 PM
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:53 PM
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,775
Posted By Pete
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

You are absolutely correct. "Fully" is interpreted two different ways here.
It is NOT the best word to use.
You can not get enough weight on the crank to 100% balance it. There is not enough room...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Pete
Re: 8ba valve train help needed

Whatever you get for a cam, 274 is too much for a mild street engine.
Isky 185 or zephyr springs are plenty adaquate. 60 lb. on the seat is plenty for a mild cam.
Stock valves will work ok.
You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,775
Posted By Pete
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

To fully balance a 4 cylinder in-line engine, you balance the individual pieces first. This means rods end for end, pistons,pins,rings, pin retainers if used and rod bearings.
Then you balance the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Pete
Re: Best steering box for an A

Either the F100 or F1 will work. The F1 may be a bit more involved to install. This is because the shaft goes into the gear box on the bottom of the sector and the F100 goes in on the top. This...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,775
Posted By Pete
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

Not necessarily. That system is used because it works for a production engine.
It is NOT the best or most accurate way. It is adaquate only.

It is also why some engines shake and some don't even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By Pete
Re: Leaking Gas Tank

Chemical sealers are like playing Russian roulette.
Take the tank out and have it fixed right.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Pete
Re: Welding early aluminum heads

I have welded a few flathead OEM aluminum heads. Mostly corrosion marks around the water holes. Just like a dentist, you have o grind out all of the bad before you can put new in. Welding on a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,296
Posted By Pete
Re: Car wash bucket....

For a car that is not o be judged, anything will work. Get the cheapest, on sale stuff available. If it happens to strip the paint, you can always sue for a new paint job.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By Pete
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

Yes, I hear you there. That was a figure of speech but I do have a dash plaque from the SCTA that says, 154.7.
My point was that while a stock model A body has an extremely poor drag coefficent and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By Pete
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

That is fun, especially if they want to try you out and you just drive away.
I have the B engine out of my 2 door right now and have a 450 hp crate engine in it. It will do 155 and is just like a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By Pete
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

You only have to go as fast as you want to.

If your "touring" cam idles lousy, it was either ground by the wrong guy or installed by the wrong guy.
A quality "touring" cam will idle SMOOTH at 400...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By Pete
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

For what it is worth, I ran a little over 10 to 1 on a babbit engine for about 7000 miles. The bearings were still like new when I sold it. There were 2 hill climb meets on it besides the usual...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Pete
Re: Voltmeter install

Accurate voltmeters that will fit are available from electronics suppliers.
You can tell a lot more about the system with a voltmeter if you know what to look for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 01:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,242
Posted By Pete
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

The flux capacitor gets it's energy from the turboencabulator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,336
Posted By Pete
Re: Steering Box 7 tooth vs 2 Tooth vs F100

Use s 37 to 48 cross steer box for RHD. Mount it for side steer. Use the frame kickout mounting method. No mods required to the box itself.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,336
Posted By Pete
Re: Steering Box 7 tooth vs 2 Tooth vs F100

Don't forget the roller sector also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,034
Posted By Pete
Re: Installing Radius Rod Rubber Ball

There is no rubber ball on mine. I cut the whole front end off my A and installed a Mustang clip.....LOL. (not really, I am just messing with you)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,242
Posted By Pete
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I am trying not to. I have one too many.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Pete
Re: Front end lift.

Any spacer is no different than bolting the spring to a flat plate as in suicide front perch.
The bolts hold the spring in place, The radius rods/wishbone keeps the spring from twisting.

For what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Pete
Re: Front end lift.

If you mess with the spring, you will modify the ride. Most likely harsher.
A 2 inch aluminum block between the spring and crossmember will give you the lift. You may need longer U-bolts....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Pete
Re: F100 Steering Box

A late 50's Ford or Merc cylinder can be used also. Research might turn up more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Pete
Re: F100 Steering Box

I like modern or newer upgrades as long as they don't show.
I used the whole F100 box and column including the self cancelling turn signals.
I also have a power assist cylinder from a older Nash...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Pete
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