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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
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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: 5
Views: 298
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: 431
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: 448
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: 448
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: 5
Views: 298
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: 21
Views: 559
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: 603
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: 1,059
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
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: 729
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Pete
Re: Condenser?

Try A Tubman condenser. They usually cure condenser problems.
He is on this forum.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By Pete
Re: Stopping Distances

That is standard off road and rally racing practice.
Not for the untrained though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,856
Posted By Pete
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil in Crankcase

It will cure almost anything if you drink enough of it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,856
Posted By Pete
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil in Crankcase

Rotorwrench mentioned one of the best uses of MMO and that is in air line oilers for air tools.
It's "clinging/wicking" properties make it good for this.
As far as use in automotive fuel and lube...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By Pete
Re: Stopping Distances

Brake testing by humans, especialy old type humans will seldom yield results even close to the way they were when fresh out of the factory. While locking them up and skidding to a stop can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Pete
Re: Daytona Carburetor float valves

A dead head regulator works by a spring and diaphragm. It just holds excess pressure back against the pump. At low demand, they work fairly well.

A bypass regulator has a return line to the tank...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Pete
Re: Daytona Carburetor float valves

Yes, I used the Daytona flat face float valves once. They worked fine. The customer was running 2 carbs on a modified engine for vintage circle track racing. He had a bypass type pressure regulator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By Pete
Re: Leaf springs and shocks

The ideal situation is to have NO or very minute friction in the spring as in coil springs or torsion bars with all of the damping done with the shocks. Anything that reduces friction in springs is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Pete
Re: Shift lever position / modification

Dull red is plenty of heat. Don't plan on power shifting with it afterward or it will bend. It will be ok for normal street use.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Pete
Re: dump tubes

It could have been a regional thing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Pete
Re: dump tubes

Yup, and then after awhile the fad became to turn the "bell" or flare in instead of out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Pete
Re: 21 stud engine best upgrades?

Your LB is a VERY poor engine to modify for more power. After market heads and manifolds can be found but are scarce and quite a bit more costly than parts for the 49-53 engines. The blocks can not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Pete
Re: dump tubes

And that reminds me of a guy that was in our club way back in the "olden dayz".
He owned a race shop and had a chassis dyno. He drag raced a 49 Pontiac with a straight 8 in it. After doing some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Pete
Re: dump tubes

Toobs that are used in vintage radios get dumped when worn out....
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