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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By Pete
Re: t 5 tranmission

Approximately 3 inches rearward.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Pete
Re: I see the light.....LED that is.

We iz fyne. Way too busy. The booze is holding out ok.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,543
Posted By Pete
Re: Sidemounts - 1 or 2 ?

One, two, none, it all depends on what YOU want, not uncle Joe or the guy standing alongside you.
When I got my car, it had none. I wanted a BIG trunk to put lots of "stuff" in so there was no other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By Pete
Re: t 5 tranmission

To answer your questions simply, yes and yes.
Before you do anything, it is best to do some research on what is available for gear ratios and will a certain gear set satisfy you for your style and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,912
Posted By Pete
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

I use Marvel Mystery Oil in my shop air tool line oilers. Keeps the air tools lubed and does not eat out the flex lines.
I had an old uncle that used to put one drop on his scrambled eggs. Said he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Pete
Re: 12v conversion

Because this is reality TV and if he doesn't get it done by the end of the show, the world will explode.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Pete
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Pete
Re: Roto-Faze ignition Q....

Roger on the cams.
Remember, any real fast cam is going have to be on a billet and need radius lifters.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Pete
Re: Roto-Faze ignition Q....

Kong Jackson who originally developed the Kong Roto-Faze distributor has been long gone.
Joe Panek, who makes them now was still kicking as of a couple weeks ago. His son is doing most of the work...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By Pete
Re: drive shaft re-spline

I have the same rule book you do Frank.
3 years ago all of the announcers on TV kept saying those engines were making
450 hp. They must be up to 500 by now. Same way the top fuel dragsters keep...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By Pete
Re: drive shaft re-spline

All true but the last sentence.
Midgets haven't had model A or V8 engines or rear ends since the Roman Empire was at it's peak.
Now, except for vintage racing they use inline aluminum 4 bangers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Pete
Re: Roto-Faze ignition Q....

Yup. I had a Roto-Faze distributor on this engine with a Jacobs computer ignition. Better than a mag except for having to carry a battery.
You can get them with either points or an electronic...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By Pete
Re: Different Key ways??

If need be, it is relatively easy to modify the pitman arm so it will go on in ANY position.
Just remove the master spline land.
The easiest way is a die grinder and a 1/4 inch carbide burr.
A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By Pete
Re: Drive shaft balance?

Dial indicate half then turn it around and do the other end. As long as it runs true in the chuck and the tail center runs true, you should be able to check it ok.

I used heat to straighten it....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By Pete
Re: Drive shaft balance?

I had one in the balancer once. I did not have a lathe long enough at the time to check it between centers for straight so I laid it in the balancer and rolled it by hand with an indicator on it. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By Pete
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Pete
Re: Oil gallery plug to 8ba

The amount of leakage from the different thread pitches will be insignificant.
It is standard practice to drill a .040 (1mm) hole in the plug on high performance engines.
(to oil the gear)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By Pete
Re: Worn rear axle threads

I might say ALL STANDARD commercial threads of the type encountered in automotive use, have rolled threads now.
NOT because they are stronger, (they aren't) but because they are FAR cheaper to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By Pete
Re: Worn rear axle threads

As a follow up for torque specifications, here are a few charts listing for most of the common threads and grades. They vary a little probably because of manufacturing variance in alloys. NOTE THE...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Pete
Re: wrong / worn axle shims

The best use of axle shims is to quickly move a used car off the lot before the 30 foot warranty expires.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By Pete
Re: Worn rear axle threads

My book listed 240 for a grade 8 nut and bolt. I use 225 because there have been no failures at that. Most all of my repairs have been to vintage race car axles. FAR MORE stress than any street...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By Pete
Re: Oil-Filled Condenser Mounting Orientation, Mallory 'Trashcan'

I have run them in all positions and they never leaked.
If it leaks, get rid of it.
Another note, many of that type of old capacitors were filled with oil that had PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By Pete
Re: Worn rear axle threads

Recommended max. is 240.
I have never had one that I fixed, strip or break as long as I lapped the hub.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By Pete
Re: Worn rear axle threads

I doubt there is any mechanical bond spray metal that will stand the required torque to the nut.
If you apply any fusion bond metal you are going to draw the heat treat down. This won't hurt...
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