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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Pete
Re: 32 spindle bolts

Dual manifolds, headers, strokers, big valves, dropped axles etc, ad nauseam, are not stock restoration items.
As with anything, it is all in the interpretation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Pete
Re: 32 spindle bolts

Yes, aware of all that. I assumed since this is NOT a stock restoration forum, he was using hydraulics.

By the way, Torrington bearings do not work too well in oscillating motion applications.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Pete
Re: 32 spindle bolts

The weight then rests on the washer on the end of the kingpin. I know they did it that way but I will do it my way, even on street machines.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Pete
Re: 32 spindle bolts

Yea, I knew I would get some flak on that. Put the felt on the bottom and it won't last very long with the weight of the car on it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By Pete
Re: 32 spindle bolts

The bearing goes on the bottom of the axle so the weight of the car rests on it. The felt goes on top of the axle to keep dirt out.
If the parts don't fit, get the right ones or fix them till they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,277
Posted By Pete
Re: PCV VALVE SYSTEM for 8BA with Early Intake Manifold

All good info. I am sure glad I don't have to be concerned about it though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,571
Posted By Pete
Re: who best to drop 1932 ford axle

Do any of these people that stretch drop axles, fill them any more?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,295
Posted By Pete
Re: A bad day!!

Until you determine why it would not go together, the problem is still there and will show it's ugly head down the road.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By Pete
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

There is NO race track in existence that will allow a car with mechanical brakes on the track AT SPEED.

City streets and highways are NOT classified as race tracks, therefore mechanical brakes, 6...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,804
Posted By Pete
Re: Need Picture of Cutaway Water Jacket

Here is a water distribution system that works very good on race cars. No reason it will not work on a street machine. The coolant flows reverse from normal.
This car was driven in Los Angeles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By Pete
Re: King pin replace

"Honing will not make an oval shaped hole round."
Tell that to the Sunnen Corp that has made millions of machines for making odd shaped holes round and straight..
The model numbers for your info...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By Pete
Re: King pin replace

You better go back to school on that one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 890
Posted By Pete
Re: Prony Brake Ideas

In the late 50's our company got involved in building quarter midget engines and needed a dyno to develop them. There was nothing commercially available so we built one using a V12 Allison coolant...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Pete
Re: aluminum housed oil pump

Keep the oil clean and it should work good for a long time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pete
Re: Is it normal to build an engine test stand?

Prony brake.
Part 1. https://youtu.be/9Wi51Kf8bzA
Part 2. https://youtu.be/weJhTdnlUAo
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pete
Re: Is it normal to build an engine test stand?

It is not normal to build an engine test stand if you do not need one. It would be a waste of time, material and space to store. Also, you could be called weird by your wife for doing so.

However,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Pete
Re: Red dirt rising

Believe it or not, those guys (not the vintage film) can go for 3 or 4 race programs without a dent. A whole different mindset when you are racing for fun.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Pete
Re: Filling Pits on Leaf Springs

Filling the pits will NOT work in the major working areas of the spring.(at the ends)
However, grinding the worn ridges on the top end of each leaf off, sanding both sides smooth and applying a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Pete
Re: Red dirt rising

Here is some history of the movie.

https://greensboro.com/news/columnists/the-roots-of-racing/article_2f8de2ab-cdc7-5c38-b3bd-d619a74ed5fe.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,448
Posted By Pete
Re: Ford Model A Camshaft Inspection and Evaluation

An old friend that had a farm repair shop in the 50's had some small cards that he would hand to appropriate people on occasion. These were people that had tried to fix something, botched it and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Pete
Re: Red dirt rising

The thing I liked about it was, that stuff was based on what actually happened.
In that one scene where they only showed one punch, that guy was made to REALLY hurt in real life.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,273
Posted By Pete
Re: Power Nation Flathead

I am not sure the new schedules are out yet.
Look up "West Coast Vintage Racers", website.
Also, "Golden Wheels".
A couple years ago, the Golden Wheels were running every Friday night at Monroe.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,273
Posted By Pete
Re: Power Nation Flathead

Here is a video of a car with a typical noisy quick change. All the cars in this video are powered by flathead Ford engines of 286 ci or less. The car with the camera is probably the fastest vintage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By Pete
Re: Length Limit for Priority Mail Shipping

A friend shipped a small part from Arizona. 5 years ago it took 2 days to Wa. by ordinary mail and came straight here.
This time it took 2 weeks because it went to Des Moines, Ia. first. (standard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,448
Posted By Pete
Re: Ford Model A Camshaft Inspection and Evaluation

That precisely, is the Dunning-Kruger effect.
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