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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 505
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead valve seat question

Usually in a case like that, the ring was not installed with enough press.
Should be .006 for cast iron.
Others could loosen if not installed properly.
Installed right, they will last forever.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,257
Posted By Pete
Re: V8 60 king pin lock bolts

Some info about stock 37 tube axles.
If you plan on racing with a sanctioned race organization like drags or vintage circle, you will have to have the open ends of the axle welded in.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By Pete
Re: Notching cylinder for 4 merc crank in a 221

This is the best advice you can get about this, especially the line
that says, "What others have done is irrelevant to you".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By Pete
Re: Cleaning aircraft aluminum

The difference between aircraft and plain aluminum is a bunch of certifying type paper work. Same thing for steel, titanium, beryllium copper and every other material that goes into planes and space...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,164
Posted By Pete
Re: go buy a new/rebuilt one

That is true and you are an expert, but, for everyone of you there are 100 guys that don't know their ass from first base putting videos on the internet.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Pete
Re: 36 BOLT ON rear Panhard bar?

There may be a kit somewhere but you will have to research that yourself.
I have seen several different versions of home made Panhard or so called "sway bars". Quite simple to fabricate. A bracket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,164
Posted By Pete
Re: go buy a new/rebuilt one

Ah ha, you fall into the 4th person category, the one that Synchro909 left out.
Books are a far more reliable source of information than the internet.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,757
Posted By Pete
Re: Busted Axle

[QUOTE=drolston;2077166]Regarding potential axle stress due hub slack from excessive wear:
For the axle to pick up any vertical load the bearing surfaces would have to wear enough for the axle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By Pete
Re: Surface corrosion on crank

Using an Arnold gauge measures all the way around and all the way across a journal. It will measure to "zero". It tells size, out of round and taper.
Any use of free hand abrasive material no matter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
Posted By Pete
Re: Remote Horn Blower?

Go to a commercial 2 way radio shop and ask about a horn honker. All commercial 2 way radios have honkers built in for remote calling a crew member to the truck if he is away.
They have add on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pete
Re: supercharger carb info needed

As Joe Friday used to say, "we just want the facts, man".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pete
Re: supercharger carb info needed

You are right and don't think we didn't ride him about that.
He was very stubborn about several things. He was also convinced that cast pistons were stronger than Forgedtrue pistons and proceeded to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,757
Posted By Pete
Re: Busted Axle

From the pics I see that hub and axle probably had no more taper contact than 50% right from the start. No amount of tightening could have made it last any longer than it did.

It has been posted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pete
Re: supercharger carb info needed

I have never tried building a supercharged flathead because they are not allowed in vintage circle track racing so there is no market.
However, I have wrenched on several fairly good ones over the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By Pete
Re: install of worm gear on steering shaft

Back in the 50's to the 80's I was driving Ford F100's for shop trucks. I was buying them used and fixing them up. All had worn out steering gears when I got them. Whoever heat treated the worm and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By Pete
Re: Radiator Rodding Out

I would not discourage someone that wants to learn by doing. It is easy to verify quality when done.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Pete
Re: Valve seat inserts.

.006 for cast iron.
.007 for aluminum.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Pete
Re: Model B Flywheel Housing Alignment

It should be done on ALL engines. You may get away without doing it if you are lucky.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Pete
Re: valve seat damage

Those are good looking welds. Either welded seat rings in or built up with Stellite directly.
All common stuff in the "olden dayz"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Pete
Winterizing

Winter weather will be here very soon. So be ready for it and prepare your ride before it arrives.
The following are some helpful tips for winterizing your car, plus one bonus tip:.
1. Reverse your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 23,130
Posted By Pete
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

Just about any cam you can mention has been tried in A/B flathead 4 bangers.
If you want much over .350 lift it is going to have to be on a billet or welded stock core. That will entail boring the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By Pete
Re: Banger posi traction

Most people don't realize it but if you need a bullet proof, light as possible rear end, it is FAR cheaper to just get a sprint car or midget rear end and bolt it in. Can be had for either cross...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Pete
Re: Best Head gaskets for a 59a 296ci ?

Copper 3036. I spray with aluminum spray can paint and let get tacky before installing.
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