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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Pete
Re: new valves for my 53 merc

I just couldn't resist commenting on this.
Many moons ago one of the "know it all" guys that used to hang out at our shop saw me putting a set of stock dish top valves in a street engine and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Pete
Re: Geared starters

Geared starter, yes. I use them on all of my flathead Ford engines.
No on Powermaster for Ford flathead engines.
I use $50 SBC geared starters from ebay because I use SBC aluminum flywheels on all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Pete
Re: greasing new springs

If you can't find Slip-Plate, MolyKote spray works even better. It can be had on the internet or industrial supply stores.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By Pete
Re: Sign

No discussion of this type should ever go without the Turboencabulator because it directly applies to early Fords.


The Turbo-Encabulator in Industry.

For a number of years now, work has been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By Pete
Re: Sign

We have been doing so much with so little for so long, we now can do anything with nothing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By Pete
Re: Stock top crow foot head, again

They were the ultimate for efficiency which equates to maximum hp and gas mileage.
Maximum available transfer area with minimum depth and ideal plug location for fastest flame front speed to full...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By Pete
Sign

Sign seen in local engine shop.

We do precision guess work based on unreliable data supplied by
people of questionable knowledge.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Pete
Re: Block boring

Back in the "good ol' days", this would have been no problem.
Today, the reality is, MAYBE.
Rust and scale is the enemy.
The only safe way is to have the block acid stripped and then sonic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Pete
Re: Clamping cam gear to tighten

Have you ever made any gears??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Pete
Re: Clamping cam gear to tighten

You are right. After torquing with the teeth jammed, no matter how they are jammed, you can put the gear back in the gear cutting machine and it will take metal off where the teeth were jammed. That...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Pete
Re: Is there any way to repair the bend Radius Rod

The car that rear end was in took a big hit on the right rear or was T-boned on the right side to bend that radius rod that way. It will be simple to straighten the rod and maybe add a small...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Pete
Re: Shimming axles

Different torque charts will have various numbers for that size axle nut but most will be around 200 ft. lb. or more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Pete
Re: Shimming axles

Shims will work long enough to get the car to a used car lot to sell it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Pete
Re: Largest Flathead Intake collection video

Very interesting. Next thing you know, someone will start collecting old matchbook covers...lol
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Pete
Re: Billet main caps.

Maybe find out EXACTLY what the problem is so we can recommend something.
You may need a different machine shop.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Pete
Re: Kids

No, a Merlin Gene show.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,347
Posted By Pete
Re: Cam Tech

The offset bushing method that Frank describes is a very good way to adjust the cam and I have used it many times on OHV engines.
However, on flatheads as long as there are early press-on gear cores...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Pete
Kids

I gave my kids a race car for Christmas. My wife says they are spoiled. I told her all kids smell that way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By Pete
Re: Can cam gears be noisy?

I haven't heard mention of anyone checking cam gear lash.
Over and under size cam drive gears are available for adjustment.
A block that has been align bored and had a standard gear installed will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,312
Posted By Pete
Re: purchasing flathead camshafts who do we turn to?

I read about them is all. It amounts to an optimum design for a special purpose in one engine.
In the 60's, Isky did some research with Chrysler cams using lobe separations in the 90's. He...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,312
Posted By Pete
Re: purchasing flathead camshafts who do we turn to?

The noise level on our test fixture when it was running at 5300 crank rpm was 115 db. I never knew an engine with no exhaust noise could be so loud.

I never had a ride in an unlimited. After...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,312
Posted By Pete
Re: purchasing flathead camshafts who do we turn to?

To answer your first question, very little for flathead Fords. There was not a need.
The grinds we use had quite a bit of experimenting before they were put on the market.
On the Ford "60" we...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,312
Posted By Pete
Re: purchasing flathead camshafts who do we turn to?

Basically it is the time and rate a valve is opened. The steeper the sides the more area. More lift, more area. More duration, more area. All of this has to be balanced with intended use, materials...
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