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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,709
Posted By Pete
Re: Railroad Inspection Car

Those fenders and body sides got that way from de-railing and going in the ditch.
Don't ask me how that works.....lol
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Pete
Re: Pre 1945 Block Cams

In the 50's I had a friend that was in charge of the tear down area in the official Ford rebuild facility of the Northwest. He said 6 out of 10 early flathead blocks they torn down needed crack...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,709
Posted By Pete
Re: Railroad Inspection Car

Train orders, track warrants and the rule book are supposed to protect you.
Otherwise it is best you are adept at your "bailout" proceedure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Pete
Re: Pre 1945 Block Cams

The early blocks are a POOR choice for any rebuild engine. The valves were closer †o the cylinder bore and that was why they were famous for cracking in that area.
As far as the cam index...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Pete
Re: High Oil Pressure

Your pressure is fine. Stick with the 15/40.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By Pete
Re: Now here is a house I can live with

If you are thinking about the taxes and operating costs, you probably can't afford to.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,765
Posted By Pete
Re: 8BA back under way.

Old threads can always stand new comments.
I think an after market block would have very good sales. It doesn't matter on a race engine that we have to go through 4 or 5 blocks now to get a good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Pete
Re: PNW Flathead Rebuilders

Dave is a good friend of mine also. We are in the same club and I have known him for many years. I have used his main caps on several of my engines. I knew of his medical problems is why I didn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Pete
Re: PNW Flathead Rebuilders

Try Marshall Woolery at Thun Field Hot Rods in Tacoma. He farms some of the machine work out but the finished product is first cabin.
Tell him I sent you and he won't double the price.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Pete
Re: Composition of "Rustless Steel"

The only way you can come close on color match is to get a junk shell and have your welder practice on it with various rods. Might start with 347.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By Pete
Re: Cylinder head questions.

There have been several threads EXTENSIVELY covering all of this in the past both here, the early V8 forum and the HAMB, including how to make a test tool for the block threads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By Pete
Re: Pump Gas for a Model A

An interesting experiment to try sometime as you sit around waiting for the virus to go away.

To do this, you will need some sort of precision graduated glassware capable of measuring to an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By Pete
Re: Cylinder head questions.

It wasn't all good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By Pete
Re: Pump Gas for a Model A

I have the absolute cure for all of the "gas" problems discussed here.
Everything I own runs on diesel except one car that runs on a 50/50% mixture of methanol and nitroethane.

Oh correction, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Pete
Re: Radio noise

Another thing to try is, ask your radio guy for a 10 amp. COAXIAL capacitor and put it IN SERIES with the feed wire close to the pump. The case on these needs †o be grounded.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Pete
Re: piston fit

Smocks are called shop coats now.....lol
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Pete
Re: Steering wheel & Seat

Three options.
1- Install an after market tilt column.
2- Move the seat back.
3- Do both 1 and 2.

80's Honda Prelude seats are 6 way mechanical adjustable and the front mounts align with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Pete
Re: Installing Cam Gear on 1936 Camshaft

Dan McEachern. He is on here.
He has straight cut also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Pete
Re: Installing Cam Gear on 1936 Camshaft

It is a very poor idea to use a fiber gear for replacement. Especially an NOS one that could be 60 or 70 years old. An aluminum gear is very cheap insurance.
As far as aligning the marks, if you are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Pete
Re: piston fit

Those are old POOR quality race pistons. They need at least .005 clearance and will be noisy for the street. Oil control will be marginal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By Pete
Re: Hydraulic brake balancing

It could be several things.
Try looking at the right wheel cylinder. Check inside for free movement of pistons. Check that shoes move freely on the pivots. Check for pinched or kinked line somewhere...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Pete
Re: Does anyone use carbon conductive grease to protect ground points?

In many electronic applications, berylium copper internal star washers are used to insure a
good ground between parts. When squeezed to spec, there is actual metal
migration. (mechanical fusion...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By Pete
Re: 59a stroker motor?

You can compare charts and dyno results all day but until you actually try a cam IN YOUR ENGINE, you can never know how they suit YOU for your type of driving.

Winfield cams are generally good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Pete
Re: Undercoating would like your comments.

Undercoating is only as good as the prep done for it. Steam cleaning and wiping down with prep solvent and it will last the life of the vehicle.

Would you spray undercoat on after driving the car...
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