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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By Pete
Re: flathead engine stand

Sorry, I don't buy it on that one. The cracked area is RUSTY for at least 8 inches on the right.

This subject is just like seat belts though, I wouldn't recommend any particular method for hanging...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,985
Posted By Pete
Re: transmission question

V8COOPMAN quote: "And that old Ford 3-speed won't shift anywhere near as nicely as a T5....FACT!"

In stock form, neither shifter is much good but with a few mods that don't show, both can be made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 840
Posted By Pete
Re: 39 trans

Due to the laws of physics, the 39 transmission will last the longest with 25 tooth gears.
However, that can be a VERY short time if you exceed the elastic limit of the various parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By Pete
Re: Walt Duponts dragster for sale ?

It has a 425 unless he changed it recently.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By Pete
Re: Lightened Flywheel

If you want a complete engineering analysis on what is happening, do a search on this forum by MikeK about torsional vibration. It was about 2 to 5 years ago.
He even had an animated file of a crank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By Pete
Re: Lightened Flywheel

"When running down the road at a constant speed the engine is almost vibration free. It has far less vibration than other Model A's I have owned."

In that case it is not a balance problem. It is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead V-8 Starter Rebuilding

ez lung ex iver un unnerstens 1st gred inglich we be gittin on fyne.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead V-8 Starter Rebuilding

I have always replaced them with gear drive type starters. They last forever even when cranking a 14 to 1 engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By Pete
Re: 8BA lifters noisy

NO, that is NOT the proper way. Neither valve is EXACTLY on the center of the cam heel at that point.
There are several methods of determining the center point. The easiest requires no special...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By Pete
Re: 8BA lifters noisy

By your first statement, I have to assume you have the equipment to adjust a stock valve train.
First off, forget adjustable lifters. That is a Mickey Mouse fix that has a high potential of failing....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Pete
Re: Harmon and Collins S 108 Camshaft

It should work fine. Here is the tag from one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Pete
Re: wilson cam

Never ran one but I know of them.

Dempsey Wilson
March 11, 1927-April 23, 1971.
Dempsey raced roadsters, midgets, sprint and stock cars. He finished 11th in the 1963 Indianapolis 500 race. His...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By Pete
Re: Guess who's back in the kitchen?

I always enjoyed Herm's posts but I still wouldn't have an engine align bored with a Tobin Arp machine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,739
Posted By Pete
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

I use my A for a parts chaser and sometimes drive it to town Friday nights for "bench racing and hanging out". It is capable of going easily over 100 mph and I do that quite often on a certain road....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By Pete
Re: 1927 Introduction of Model A

Half the stuff on TV in general is bogus.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,019
Posted By Pete
Re: Snyder 5.5 head

In racing it is called "cheating" but some like to think of it as "creative thinking".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By Pete
Re: L-100 cam in a 221

H&H may have them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By Pete
Re: L-100 cam in a 221

For clearance, I run .002 on street engines and .003 on race engines.

I use 1.795 as a minimum as long as it is round.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Pete
Re: flathead cam

We turn them 7200. We use titanium valves and lightweight lifters.
We know for sure they will turn over 8K with no valve float.
One of our engines had the dog clutch coupling break coming off of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By Pete
Re: L-100 cam in a 221

Just for the book, I won't put a race grind on an after market cast core.
The heat treat is really bad. (inconsistent)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,755
Posted By Pete
Re: t 5 tranmission

I went back and precision measured (with a tape Measure). The stick pivot is 3.4375
back from my original.
The stick is 15 inches long above the pivot.
The center of the shift knob travels 4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Pete
Re: flathead cam

Originaly the steel billet (mostly SAE8620 in the old days) was copper plated between the lobes and anywhere they did NOT want it to be hardened. The hardening process is a surface type and is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Pete
Re: flathead cam

I have never heard of that but it probably could be done with some creative welding and machining.

All of the ones I heard of had Norden cranks. Norden made all kinds of neat race car stuff.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Pete
Re: flathead cam

If it is what it is stamped, it is a #4 Meyer Drake 270 Offy grind for short tracks.
The "180" could be it was for an engine with a single plane crank.
It was originally designed by Ed Winfield in...
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