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Technical ***April 2018 Banger Meet - Don't Be Fooled Into More than 4***

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jiminy, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Jiminy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
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    ***NEW*** Coming Events:
    (PM me with additions/corrections)
    April 22 - Orange County Model A Ford Club 57th Annual Pancake Breakfast 8 AM - 11 AM Pancakes, sausage, juice, & hot coffee Adults $7/Children(2- 10 years) $4 For more info contact: Frank Reese at 714-348-2507

    May 19th The Jalopy Showdown
    Lincoln Speedway 800 Racetrack Road Abbottstown PA contact jalopy32@comcast.net

    June 1-3 Hot Rod Dirt Drags
    Movie Manor, Monte Vista, Colorado

    June 8-10 The Race of Gentlemen
    Wildwood, New Jersey

    June 20-23 MTFCI Speedster Chapter 15th Annual Tour:
    Wednesday, June 20 through Saturday, June 23.
    Grand Rapids Michigan, near Lake Michigan and the Gilmore Car Museum.
    Official Page for Registration: https://speedsterrally.com/
    Chapter Page with LOTS of pics from previous rallies: http://speedsterchapter.org/

    July 6 - 8 F.A.S.T.
    A gathering at an unnamed ranch Fri. 6th during the day.
    A "cook your Own" steak dinner at the San Luis Obispo Elks lodge Friday July 6th night..
    Santa Margarita Ranch "Trials" July 7th,
    "Early Ford" show in Atascadero Lake Park Sunday July 8th

    REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
    PLEASE CONTACT
    Phil Farber 805-544-8856 E-MAIL farbslo@charter.net

    https://www.hotforhotfours.com/documents/santamargarita2018.pdf

    September 14-16, Hot Rod Hill Climb
    Central City, Colorado

    Here is the banger link list:

    For the HAMB banger newbies, here are some links to a lot of banger info:

    Jim Brierley's book 4-bangers! And me! is a must read book for all banger enthusiasts. US customers send $24.00 (includes S/H), PayPal welcome, to:
    Jim Brierley, 39480 Colleen Way, Temecula, CA 92592. email: jimb4e4@gmail.com phone: 951-695-7313.

    Here is a list of most of the prior monthly banger meet links:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=161498

    Banger basics. another info link list:

    http://www.fordgarage.com/

    http://www.plucks329s.org/index.htm

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=251717

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=42480

    The link below shows flywheel lightening dimensions
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/may-bang-er-thread.470853/page-4#post-5212157
    and this link shows the missing image from the above post
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-work-on-bangers.1010716/page-3#post-11427055

    The 4 Banger hot rod picture thread.
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/the-4-banger-hot-rod-picture-thread.997051/

    Model B rod bearing insert numbers
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6992484#post6992484

    Engine tuning with a Vacuum gauge
    http://web.archive.org/web/20120415...e.com/tuning-with-a-vacuum-gauge-spg-148.html

    Adjusting dual Strombergs:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6638461#post6638461

    Helpful Model A tools and tips:

    http://www.maurer-markus.ch/ford_a/tipps.index.en.html

    Gary in MN's late model Malory distributor conversion for A/B engine:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9147025&postcount=109

    Elrod's stuck head tech:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=218487

    Model A generator to alternator conversion:

    http://ejwhitneyco.com/automotive.html

    Gear ratio / speed and RPM calculator:

    http://www.accuautoparts.com/calculator.php

    Model A master cylinder mounting bracket ideas:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...73#post4953173

    Go here to read the 1931 edition of Harry Ricardo's book "The High Speed Internal Combustion Engine"

    http://www.scribd.com/full/40610101?access_key=key-w2bcjicdancrnxypd05

    Chevy Banger Stuff

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=463465

    Post 198 starts a great discussion of the shape of a flat head combustion chamber

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=470853&page=10

    T-5 5 speed in a Torque Tube:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=256226

    New Banger Block in the Works
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/new-banger-block-in-the-works.616056/

     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
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  2. noboD
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    It isn't April on the right coast yet.
     
  3. Jiminy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
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    Nope, but it is in New Zealand, Australia, and (I think) the Eastern Front. With daylight time zones, not sure about other places on the other side of the pond.
     
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  4. The37Kid
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    Happy Easter! Good time to post an Apperson Jack Rabbit race car from the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup race. Bob

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. blgitn
    Joined: Sep 13, 2011
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    that's pretty!
     
  6. blgitn
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    Truck.jpg Happy Spring, everybody (in the northern hemisphere)!
     
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  7. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
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    Checking in for April. Putting a top on my special coupe this weekend.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    The hard part is done. The top is left and trimming excess material and then the rain gutters trim and hide em.


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  8. denis4x4
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    Still looking for the comparisons between flywheel HP and rear wheel HP
     
  9. johnneilson
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
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  10. The37Kid
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    blgitn,that is a RARE item, is it an AA ambulance? Can't be many of those wheels out there. Just noticed the stainless AA shell! Is there a build thread I've missed? Bob

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  11. RussTee
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    reporting in from the south seas New Zealand
     
  12. waxhead
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    Checkin in, can't believe it is April already.
     
  13. blgitn
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    Bob,
    No build thread. It's taken several years to get this far. I believe it started life as a deluxe police patrol. I am piecing together a delivery body for it.
    -Roger.
     
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  14. The37Kid
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    Good luck with it, I've only seen photos of one. I've always liked that shot of Raymond Mays in your avatar. Bob

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Jiminy, I like the event coverage list you added this time. Thanks
     
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  16. winduptoy
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    X2 on the event coverage. Thank You
     
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  17. V4F
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    from middle ca.

    well its april fools on the left coast !
     
  18. Herb Kephart
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    BAD NEWS

    Bluto, aka Jimbo-- Jim P, had a heart attack Friday. Z, his wife was home at the time and called an ambulance, but the EMT's had a difficult time getting his heart going again. As of yesterday, his heart was beating and he was breathing with a ventilator. He was still in a coma, and his pupils do not respond to light. It remains to be seen how much of his brain is gone from lack of oxygen, while his heart was stopped.
    Z sent an Email yesterday with the news.

    If you are the praying sort, you know what to do--but please don't forget his wife. She sees everything that she loved -gone.

    Both of them need God's help

    Herb
     
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  19. blgitn
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    Terrible news. Thoughts and prayers for Jim and Z.
     
  20. blgitn
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    I haven't seen this picture before. Now I understand the hole and tube in the lower windshield frame; the string for the bell!
    There's a full size colorized version of that Sir Raymond photo. Google can find it for you.
     
  21. V4F
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    jim knew it was coming for a long time . he moved to Poland to set "Z" up . I'm sure he has done a good job of that . even knowing its near , you think maybe another year . this is very , very sad for me . I wish him & "Z" the very best . he is a tuff bird , maybe its not his time yet ! a man with great knowledge & experience . a REAL loss . I'm glad I got to know him ...................... god bless
     
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  22. The37Kid
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    I'm going to give Jim a few weeks to bounce back, then look forward to a Saturday morning phone call with a first hand explanation of the whole deal. Praying for a full recovery. Bob
     
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  23. plym_46
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    Very sad news. Hoping he gets care possible.
     
  24. Outback
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    from NE Vic

    Thanx for the update, prayers for Jim & Z
     
  25. hardtimesainit
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    Thanks for sharing Herb !
    Kind of puts the world into perspective as to what really matters. Terrible thing. Prayers to the family, and for hope /miracle ! Hey, it's happened , miracles that is.
     
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  26. RussTee
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    Best wishes Jim
     
  27. waxhead
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    Get well Bluto
     
  28. V4F
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    from middle ca.

    I'm going to give Jim a few weeks to bounce back, then look forward to a Saturday morning phone call with a first hand explanation

    I had thought of that but didn't want to upset people . thank you
     
  29. Truckster17
    Joined: Mar 25, 2011
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    Hello,

    I'm not sure if it's okay to split up a subject over two months, but here's the update on the Cragar head. I did get it, and it passed a magnaflux. Does this chamber side of the head help identify it?

    Thank you!
     

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  30. Truckster17
    Joined: Mar 25, 2011
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    Also, I noticed there are Events at the top of the page, if this is out-of-line, I apologize, please delete, thanks.

    The MTFCI Speedster Chapter 15th Annual Tour:
    Wednesday, June 20 through Saturday, June 23, 2018.
    This year we're in Grand Rapids Michigan, near Lake Michigan and the Gilmore Car Museum.

    Official Page for Registration:
    https://speedsterrally.com/

    Our Chapter Page: LOTS of pics from previous rallies:
    http://speedsterchapter.org/

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns, thank you!
     

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