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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Pete
Re: Badger 8ba pistons

They will work if there is nothing else available
As you have noted, they have 2 strikes against them to start.

1- They are heavy.
2- They are 4 ring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Pete
Re: Wife is looking for '30's style dress

There are a lot of guys on here that have wives that used to be or still are into era fashion, both casual wear and judging. That could be a large source for what you are looking for.
We will need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Pete
Re: 302 in a 35

That would be a good choice, super heavy to help keep the front end down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By Pete
Re: head torque method?

You can speak for your engine. I have run a top fuel car. I did it my way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,928
Posted By Pete
Re: Dynamic dampening front pulley

Here is some more info on dampers. These are very good units. I have one on my Bonnevillle engine and had one on my 4 banger circle track engine. I use the 8 inch ones.
For a stock frame you may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Pete
Re: 302 in a 35

I would use a 1949 Studebaker Champion engine. Now there is a real rat rod engine. They will go almost 80 mph in stock form if the hill is steep enough.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By Pete
Re: head torque method?

You are absolutely right. The clearances run in those engines and the big oil presssure keeps them alive. Stuff that doesn't work for a street engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,546
Posted By Pete
Re: Dyno testing the Flathead for Speedweek

Well, you got to the track before we did.....LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,546
Posted By Pete
Re: Dyno testing the Flathead for Speedweek

It really pisses the competetion off when the fastest car team in the association always gets to the track early, unload, do absolutely nothing to the race car, walk over to the coffee stand, get a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By Pete
Re: head torque method?

It will work but the ARP stuff is best.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By Pete
Re: head torque method?

For any fastener that requires a certain amount of torque, the thread, nut thread, nut face and any washer faces should be lubricated. If it needs to be torqued to a higher value later after being...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By Pete
Re: head torque method?

Running a STREET engine dry on initial fire up is a recipe for disaster.
The critical temperature of valve seats, valve stems and top rings can easily be reached long before any outside surface of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Pete
Re: Magneto drive

Some were side drive. Drove off of the cam gear. Wico mags were popular for these.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By Pete
Re: aluminum flathead?

Aluminum engine blocks are a racing item by nature. They are lightweight which is a BIG advantage, they can be designed to be of almost any cubic inch configuration, the cam can be relocated,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Pete
Re: Dual carburetors

I have seen a Burns manifold but don't recall the details.

On the ones I made, I found if the equalizer tube was too big, the low speed throttle response suffered. I ended up with .750 OD X .040...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Pete
Re: swap 1946 spindle left to right?

This car handled excellent at Bonnevillle and El Mirage at well over 250 mph.
I happen to know it handled excellent on the freeway and city streets at 0400 in the morning also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Pete
Re: swap 1946 spindle left to right?

Most street rod people have never heard of Ackerman.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Pete
Re: swap 1946 spindle left to right?

You can swap side to side and run the tie rod in front also. Been done many times.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Pete
Re: Dual carburetors

I made 2 of these several years ago. They worked very well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 875
Posted By Pete
Re: Added HP for 2nd carb and header?

Yup, well over 7000 with 4 valve 34 degree pentroof Weslake head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 875
Posted By Pete
Re: Added HP for 2nd carb and header?

4 intake ports will go over 6200.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,546
Posted By Pete
Re: Dyno testing the Flathead for Speedweek

All times are broadcast during the day from a radio station in the pits and daily results are put up on the SCTA/BNI website at the end of the racing day.
The station in the pits also broadcasts on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 875
Posted By Pete
Re: Added HP for 2nd carb and header?

You definitely will know.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By Pete
Re: Identiy type of machine screw 46 woodie door handle

Times 2 on that.

It would be a 10 minute lathe job to create one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,359
Posted By Pete
Re: Can this be welded?

No one has mentioned making a new one. There are probably 20 people on here that could make a new one from flat bar and tubing in about 3 hours.
If you count the ones that could do it with hand...
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