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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Pete
Re: Crimp style connector/wiring question

Here is a link that shows several different brands and sizes. REMEMBER, single pivot point crimpers are worthless.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Pete
Re: Crimp style connector/wiring question

As noted previously, a PROPERLY crimped connection is FAR superior to a soldered connection.
HOWEVER, WHAT WAS NOT NOTED IS, a soldered connection is superior to a poorly crimped connection.

A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,265
Posted By Pete
Re: Vintage battery kill switch?

If you want the maximum safety with a total system cut off switch, it should be mounted as close to the battery as possible and in the GROUND strap.
NEVER IN THE HOT LEAD.
With other systems the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Pete
Re: Testing a Dwell Gauge

The setup to calibrate is fairly simple. Just hook it up on an engine alongside a known good meter and see if the two compare the same at various rpm's.
Adjusting the calibration is a whole other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 103,088
Posted By Pete
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Many modern cast iron cam cores are made off shore and have been for many years. They are plenty adequate for the use they are made for. Herein lies the problem.
These cores are induction hardened....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 103,088
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,457
Posted By Pete
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

Maybe he has some originals with no slots?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Pete
Re: Is Bars Leak still a good temp fix

Picture this, it is 1953. We are coming home from Bonneville after a successful week. (we did not blow up)
We are half way between Wendover and Wells, Nevada, middle of a barren desert, hottest part...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Pete
Re: Size Press To Swedge Wheel Studs?

Those big organizations think nothing of giving out bad information. They can afford a lot of liability insurance.
There are a lot of things they are misinformed on.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By Pete
Re: This is a joke; don't read it if you've no humour

If you can think of a better fish pun, let minnow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Pete
Re: remove surface rust on transmission gears

That is way beyond surface rust. Look for something better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,174
Posted By Pete
Re: Relieved stroker motor with Ford aluminum heads

I think it came in 41.
It does 21 degrees or more with mods.
It can be installed in an earlier housing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By Pete
Re: This is a joke; don't read it if you've no humour

LOL, giggle, chortle, guffaw......
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-05-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By Pete
Re: What Y-Block camshafts work well with automatic transmissions?

I had them at one time. He should still have that stuff.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-05-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By Pete
Re: What Y-Block camshafts work well with automatic transmissions?

If you decide to go with a steel billet, have Jones Cams do it.
jonescams@bellsouth.net

Mike Jones designs and grinds cams for many of the top teams in just about any type of racing there is. He...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-05-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By Pete
Re: What Y-Block camshafts work well with automatic transmissions?

If you decide to go with a steel billet, have Jones Cams do it.
jonescams@bellsouth.net

Mike Jones designs and grinds cams for many of the top teams in just about any type of racing there is. He...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-04-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By Pete
Re: What Y-Block camshafts work well with automatic transmissions?

EDB is the Ford number. I can regrind one but don't do steel billets any more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,519
Posted By Pete
Re: Anyone using an air/fuel meter?

Power the meter with a small nicad or lithium battery pack mounted up under the dash. Charge the pack once a year.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,558
Posted By Pete
Re: Brake fades if hot

See if you can find "Velvet Touch" lining that can be adapted to the model A brake shoes. It is a sintered bronze metalic type lining. It IS still available somewhere.
The hotter it gets, the better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,684
Posted By Pete
Re: What cool accessories/add-ons are out there

It is a set of retractable bolt on wheels that let your car run on railroad tracks.
Here is a set on a Ford Bronco 2.
There are pics somewhere on the internet of model A's with them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By Pete
Re: Front Axle Shims

Those axle holes can be sleeved back to standard. The king pin should be a hard hand push or light tap fit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,684
Posted By Pete
Re: What cool accessories/add-ons are out there

How about a set of Hy-rail gear? Some of it goes inside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Pete
Re: Is Bars Leak still a good temp fix

I use it in a couple of race cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By Pete
Re: Need advice

Books are best found in the library. Sometimes found on ebay but they cost money there.
The V.W. Page book is good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,968
Posted By Pete
Re: Yes,there IS such a critter as a factory FOM flat 6 Ford!

Who knows how accurate any of the test numbers were.
The commonly accepted answer was/is 3.1 and my hound will miss the opportunity to slobber on you....lol
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