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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 325
Posted By Pete
Re: Feedback on modern tube shocks for Model A's

Yes, I hear ya.
I have an F100 pickup steering in my car but I don't use it for hauling stuff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 325
Posted By Pete
Re: Feedback on modern tube shocks for Model A's

First, you have to know EXACTLY what you are after.
Assume a SOFT, well regulated, controlled ride.
Assume the chassis is in good condition. NO WORN parts. (no shocks will cure this)
Definitely...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By Pete
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

I have heard from several people that they might be but don't have any info on that.

I had 4 of them over the years. In the 50's I had a friend that worked in the tear down area of the local...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 325
Posted By Pete
Re: Feedback on modern tube shocks for Model A's

Tube shocks on a model A are NOT for the average person. They require a lot of research and understanding on how they work and should be set up.
Tube shocks are the best thing you can put on a car...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By Pete
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

Ah yes, the "guru" has spoken. We all realize, John, that if you didn't see it, it never happened.....LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By Pete
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

I don't have any pics of that.
I haven't used OEM cranks for many years.

The spark test is more reliable.
Take a die grinder with a 1 inch diameter stone in it and see what the sparks look like....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By Pete
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

No, Ron, the sparks are quite different from cast iron to steel.
Iron is dark red with no sparkles.
Steel is yellow with sparkles.
This is for the flathead cranks only. Sparks will vary widely...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By Pete
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

The cost for a welded 4.5 stroke crank would vary quite a bit due to who you knew, whether they were interested and bunch of other stuff.
It would end up somewhere between a SCAT/Eagle and a billet....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By Pete
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

Quote[Once you get over 4 1/8" stroke - say 4.250" and you're not building a Bonneville or true race motor, then you pretty much are reliant upon SCAT or EAGLE to supply you a cast stroker at a price...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By Pete
Re: Banger Engine Build

I have done 2 cars with very similar mods and a few more things to the car after I got the engine in. You will have around 100 hp if you use the best available parts and choose the right parts. That...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By Pete
Re: Solution for audio system in model A?

Here is what I settled for. The front speakers are full range. No car mods so a stock kick panel can be re-installed.
The woofers also are full range but you could disable the mid and tweeter if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By Pete
Re: Flat head blocks ?

I have a system that works for me.
I have a part time "picker" friend and when I need a block, I let him know. After awhile he collects 4 and calls me. I pick them up. I give them all my usual...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,693
Posted By Pete
Re: Another one shipping ARDUN 8BA

Single, probably not. 7 inch double, yes......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,026
Posted By Pete
Re: T5 to torque tube adapter

[QUOTE=V8COOPMAN;1485323] I just think this combo using the Chevy case, and WITHOUT the aluminum plate, is about as clean as it gets.


Close, but not quite. A SBC Lakewood scatter shield can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Pete
Re: Leaf spring alloy

Ford produced most of his own steel and the exact alloys were proprietary.
One that was used for many parts including springs was the now obsolete designation SAE 6000 series. This is a chrome...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,945
Posted By Pete
Re: Relieving 8BA Block

You are sure right about that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,945
Posted By Pete
Re: Relieving 8BA Block

The original question was:
“ Should a block for a street car be relieved 286 ci”.

This can NOT be answered accurately without more information.

Static “street” display in a museum?
Daily...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By Pete
Re: English language - a bit off topic

Jim, that almost exact thing happened to me when Burt Munro came to the salt the first time.(I forgot the year) We were all standing around looking at his bike. My buddy who was quite outspoken,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,945
Posted By Pete
Re: Relieving 8BA Block

Everyone is entitled to his opinion and I respect that, no matter what it is, BUT,
I would like to know how many that say "no" have actually built a FAST street engine and tested it with and without...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,945
Posted By Pete
Re: Relieving 8BA Block

It did not work as well because of the longer path.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,945
Posted By Pete
Re: Relieving 8BA Block

Engine:
305 ci. Naturally aspirated. Dry sump.
14.5 to 1 compression.
FLAT TOP 2 ring pistons.
307 hp @ 6300 on 118 race gas.
.200 deep relief.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Pete
Re: 5 Bearing cam ?

2 journals can be added to a stock core but that limits you to a grind that will go over a stock lobe. The better solution is a steel billet. If you go with a billet, you can have the journals...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,293
Posted By Pete
Re: Timing gears use.

I have used Dan's gears in most of my engines. If the backlash is set properly, the noise is minimal. Spur gears are for racing engines anyway with open exhaust.

Some people like gear whine. For...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By Pete
Re: cylinder head studs

Sometimes the stud wants to turn on final assembly even if it has sealer or RTV on it. If the nut runs free, this won't happen. If the stud is bottomed out to start and it is a blind hole, it will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,293
Posted By Pete
Re: Timing gears use.

The most common way to adjust cam end thrust is to modify the cover. Get rid of the spring stuff and tap a hole for a 3/4-16 socket head cap screw with a thin jam nut. Some apply a thin layer of...
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