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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By Pete
Re: .003/.005 timing gear

The pitch diameter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,400
Posted By Pete
Re: Condenser

No. By necessity they have to be AC compatible, The mag has NO commutator so the primary puts out sine wave AC. Since this is an AC circuit, this accounts for the very low to no pitting of the points.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,400
Posted By Pete
Re: Condenser

You are right on the value (within reason) not making any difference.

As to the guy on the HAMB, that could have been me.
One thing I would like to mention, it was NOT a theory. It is etched in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,234
Posted By Pete
Re: Sun transmitter batteries

When the class D citizen band came into existance, there were no commercially available FCC type approved radios to operate on it.
Another guy and I built a prototype, got it approved, made 10...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,234
Posted By Pete
Re: Sun transmitter batteries

I found out the same thing about electronic "gizmos" many moons ago.
People would like to have them but not at realistic prices.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,529
Posted By Pete
Re: Little Trailer behind a Model A

That works good for a light trailer. You just have to be sure to keep the clamshell and rear motor mount bolts tight. Most of the buff and draft forces are transmitted there with that setup.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,529
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By Pete
Re: Master cylinder

If you have a Dremel tool, you can make one from a penny if you can find a copper one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Pete
Re: Rusted up fuel pump again on 49 woody hot rod

As your Dad probably would have said:
Plain gas is for running in cars and washing parts.
Av gas is for running in cars and machinery that sits idle for extended periods of time.
Alcohol is for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,529
Posted By Pete
Re: Little Trailer behind a Model A

For several years we towed to races all over the west coast with this rig. Loaded trailer 2500 lb.
Car 2800 lb with roll cage, 4 wheel disc brakes, 8 inch rubber, fairly strong B engine.
3000 lb....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By Pete
Re: How bad is this crack?

I welded a couple that were a lot worse than that about 10 years ago and they are still going.
V out cracks so 100% weld is possible.
Wash weld area with acetone.
Pre-heat to 300F.
Tig weld with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Pete
Re: new valve seats for a 53 EAC

One little thing I forgot about but JWL's comment about using a portable machining unit brought it to mind. NONE of the modern machines used for seat installation have a rolling tool. This has a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Pete
Re: Straightening front bumper

If we assume the mounting horns are spaced properly to factory specs and not twisted or skewed, then the bumper will be under some slight stress when installed due to being bent.
These bumpers can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Pete
Re: new valve seats for a 53 EAC

I understand about the "no original" seats.

I don't understand comparing flathead Fords to Windsor's.
If there is enough original block material left, you do not need hard seats, especially for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Pete
Re: new valve seats for a 53 EAC

Try Outside Machine Services in Lakewood. Ask for Brad. I think they have a Serdi.

Depending on how bad the current seats are, it may be cheaper to put in big valves with no seat rings.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Pete
Re: Flathead Machine shop in Kansas City area?

There are many different brand machines for boring blocks and several different methods for centering and squaring on the bore. First off, since this is about boring cylinders, we will assume you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By Pete
Re: 3-Bolt Distributor Installation

It is unlikely the length of the wire to the condenser will affect the operation with any standard availabe coil.
If you had one of Tubman's condensers you would not have to worry about replacing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By Pete
Re: Congratulation Ronninroadster !!

It is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Pete
Re: Hole in front of Engine block

You can play with an expensive epoxy and may get it to work for awhile but a silver solder PATCH job or TIG weld PATCH job will be permanent.
By "patch" I mean put a 16 gauge form fit steel patch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,585
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,585
Posted By Pete
Re: Power Nation Flathead

Some time ago I received a call from a colleague,
who asked if I would be the referee on the grading
of an examination question. He was about to give a
student...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Pete
Re: 1933 transmission "gear" oil

I see that now. Thanks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,585
Posted By Pete
Re: Power Nation Flathead

What motivates me is I get tired of hearing of people thrashing a street type flathead for more power and performance and not following proven garden paths. Yea, try new stuff along the way but don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,585
Posted By Pete
Re: Power Nation Flathead

It wasn't meant to be a put down, it was just an honest appraisal. The same basic stuff he is playing with is standard on LS and other engines today. He did ok for as far as he went.
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