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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By Pete
Re: Camshaft ideas?

Who has more fun than people?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Pete
Re: Driving Gloves

Give that man a seegar.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Pete
Re: Model A emergency kit.

I guess that would work ok.
I was considering trying deuterium. I would end up with twice as much then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Pete
Model A emergency kit.

I recently bought a model A emergency kit. It has all of the typical stuff like a small first aid box, pliers, screwdriver, Crescent wrench, etc etc.
It also has 2 cans of powdered water. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Pete
Re: Driving Gloves

You must have never been around the tea bagger sporty car crowd.
Super Duper calfskin, air foil, pierced back, short finger driving gloves are an absolute required fashion accessory for driving your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By Pete
Re: Lower front of 35

I love the attempted weld in that pic.....LOL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Pete
Re: Driving Gloves

I like em'. They would likely get you a first in fashion judging. Only problem is they would not go through tech inspection.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By Pete
Re: Camshaft ideas?

It's proper name is, "Tilde".

Origin.
It was originally written over an omitted letter or several letters as a scribal abbreviation, or "mark of suspension" and "mark of contraction",[2] shown as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By Pete
Re: Camshaft ideas?

The original SU1A is a 280 degree cam that was designed strictly for Bonneville racing.
It had low lift, low acceleration and low velocity numbers.
The SU1A is probably one of the most prostituted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By Pete
Re: Camshaft ideas?

Regardless of what cam you decide on, you are NOT going to have enough power to use the gear combination you have with the most efficiency and best drivability. You are geared too tall.
Look up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Pete
Re: Car-Jacking Woes

Go back to drinking. It may not help the jacking situation but it will make it more bearable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Pete
Re: 39 Trans rebuild

Van Pelt has a website and lists many parts for early transmissions.
I would put GOOD used parts in a transmission before I would use chink junk.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Pete
Re: Is my block dead?

I have never tried soft solder but used silver solder to repair many blocks.
V the crack and hit the surrounding area where the silver will be sticking, with a sanding disc or Spiracone. Don't touch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,289
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,289
Posted By Pete
Re: Lathe set up help for my shop

You need to determine what height is best for you, by trial. The easiest way for this is put a creeper on the floor with wood cribbing or boxes as needed to support the lathe. Stand in front of it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Pete
Re: Is my block dead?

If 2 main bearing webs and 2 intake ports can be added to a block, that simple crack can be tig welded in about 15 minutes and have a blanket over it cooling down.
If you can find a used block that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Pete
Re: Badger 8ba pistons

They will work if there is nothing else available
As you have noted, they have 2 strikes against them to start.

1- They are heavy.
2- They are 4 ring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Pete
Re: Wife is looking for '30's style dress

There are a lot of guys on here that have wives that used to be or still are into era fashion, both casual wear and judging. That could be a large source for what you are looking for.
We will need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By Pete
Re: 302 in a 35

That would be a good choice, super heavy to help keep the front end down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By Pete
Re: head torque method?

You can speak for your engine. I have run a top fuel car. I did it my way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,063
Posted By Pete
Re: Dynamic dampening front pulley

Here is some more info on dampers. These are very good units. I have one on my Bonnevillle engine and had one on my 4 banger circle track engine. I use the 8 inch ones.
For a stock frame you may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By Pete
Re: 302 in a 35

I would use a 1949 Studebaker Champion engine. Now there is a real rat rod engine. They will go almost 80 mph in stock form if the hill is steep enough.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By Pete
Re: head torque method?

You are absolutely right. The clearances run in those engines and the big oil presssure keeps them alive. Stuff that doesn't work for a street engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By Pete
Re: Dyno testing the Flathead for Speedweek

Well, you got to the track before we did.....LOL
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