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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Anyone know how to renew NJ QQ (antique) plates?

I get a renewal notice from the MVC every three years for my old Chevy coupe. And yes, there's no charge. It's my understanding that the NJMVC is a bit overwhelmed and understaffed lately with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Drive through Chicago in the early Forties

I got these videos from a weekly email I've been receiving from The Old Motor. Here's a link:

theoldmotor.com

I highly recommend it.

Hmmm... The link doesn't work but you can copy it an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,096
Posted By PeteVS
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,069
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Why not a new casting

Here's a link to Terry Burtz's "new" Model A motor. He details the faults of the Ford version and all of the engineering that went into the new design. He had it all worked out and then tried to find...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By PeteVS
Water transfer decals, NHRA and SCTA?

Is there a source for WATER TRANSFER (not vinyl stick on) decals? I'd like to get a couple of them for inside the windshield for early NHRA (roadster) and SCTA. Thanks!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,160
Posted By PeteVS
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

Losing track of things here. Is the red tanner the Cummins project?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,687
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Home made tool that works really well.

That's why God gave us old bed frames, so we could make stuff like that!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,079
Posted By PeteVS
Re: A bomb hoist for the rear bumper

Here's a table of pipe sizes. Schedule 40 is what you're likely to find in a local vendor. Schedule 80 is for higher pressures and other arduous demands. Schedule 80 would more likely to be found in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Lost voltage to coil while cranking

6 volt starters require a huge current to crank. (That's one of the reasons that everyone went to 12 volt systems.) With that large current, the slightest resistance in any of the connections or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Lost voltage to coil while cranking

Put one terminal of a volt meter on the hot terminal of the battery. That would be on the battery post itself. Then, put the other terminal on the clamp and crank the engine a bit. If it shows...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,079
Posted By PeteVS
Re: A bomb hoist for the rear bumper

NOMINAL pipe size 3" measures 3-1/2" OD. Sounds like a winner!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,359
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Dual points for increased dwell??

I was under the impression (and I can't remember where I got that impression) that one set of points does the closeing and then the other set does the opening and that the corresponding wear is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,388
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Torque tube seal-need a quick fix

I didn't read ALL the posts but it seems that the issue is the inclination of the torque tube. If it's higher in the rear, some oil will drain forward. If it's higher in the front (as Henry designed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Period correct fire extingusher

When I was a kid we had an old brass fire extinguisher in the basement. Dad said it was filled with carbon tetra chloride. He said that when it was used, it releases phosgene(?) gas that can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Chevy distibutor question for Bubba...

Isn't one of the factors of a dual point design long life for the points? Isn't this why Henry put them in all? or most? of the flat head's distributors? Or am I off base?

And yes, I think that a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By PeteVS
Chevy distibutor question for Bubba...

Has anyone ever considered (or did) put a second set of points in the SBC distributor that's widely used in the flat head world? If they did, what would be the timing difference in distributor cam...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By PeteVS
Re: A Christmas Story

I've never watched Its a Wonderful Life all the way through.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Whirring noise .. from I donít know where

When it's making the noise, hold a broom handle up against your ear and then press end of the handle up against the generator or whatever else. It will act like a doctors stethoscope and you'll know...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By PeteVS
Re: New pinion bearings

A bunch of years ago, I rebuilt a banjo rear with new bearings AND a new ring and pinion. I had a hell of a time getting the preload on the pinion bearings. The preload would be too loose, I'd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Resize pics using windows paint

I use a MAC and when I open a picture, it opens in Preview. I save a copy of it an then I go to the TOOLS icon at the top and select ADJUST SiZE. I adjust either the width or the height (whichever is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By PeteVS
A Christmas Story

Although I'm about a week too late posting this, how many of you have a DVD version of Jean Shephard's classic movie A Christmas Story? We watch it several times each year around Christmas and I'm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,050
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Misery loves company

Things are a bit easier if you realize that 7/16" and 11mm are virtually interchangeable as are 5/6" with 8mm, 5/8" with 16mm, 3/4" with 19mm and others. If you can't find the one you need, there may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,004
Posted By PeteVS
Re: 1932 ford frame differences

Were differences in the steering box holes considered? (More upright steering column in pickups.)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,050
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Misery loves company

I often have a job to do that requires a special tool. I always know I have the tool but I just can't find it. So, I go out and buy another one, do the job and when I go to put the tool I just bought...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Holiday seson

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Happier New Year!
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