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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 950
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) Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
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: 950
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: 242
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: 6
Views: 404
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: 458
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: 473
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: 473
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: 6
Views: 404
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: 721
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: 623
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: 1,075
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,075
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: 738
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: 801
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: 1,525
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: 2,875
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: 2,875
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: 1,525
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: 707
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: 707
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: 986
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: 340
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: 707
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: 707
Posted By Pete
Re: dump tubes

Yup, and then after awhile the fad became to turn the "bell" or flare in instead of out.
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