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Technical ***April 2019 Banger Meet - No fooling - just 4***

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jiminy, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Jiminy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 359


    Coming Events: (PM Jiminy with additions/corrections)
    April 27 FAST Nor-Cal Spring Hill Climb
    Auburn, CA
    May 11 49th Annual Antique Nationals
    Fontana, CA
    May 31 - June 2
    Hot Rod Dirt Drags
    Movie Manor
    Monte Vista, Colorado
    June 19-22 Speedsters Trials & Reunion
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    June 29th F.A.S.T. Time Trials at the Santa Margarita Ranch
    9 miles North of San Luis Obispo, off Highway 101
    September 14-16, 2018 The 5th Annual Hot Rod Hill Climb
    Central City, Colorado

    October 4th, 5th and 6th T.R.O.G. Wildwood, NJ

    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 $34.00 all color except for the oldest pictures (includes S/H in the U.S.A.), PayPal welcome, to:
    Jim Brierley, 39480 Colleen Way, Temecula, CA 92592.
    phone: 951-695-7313.

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

    Banger basics. another info link list:

    The link below shows flywheel lightening dimensions
    and this link shows the missing image from the above post

    The 4 Banger hot rod picture thread.

    Model B rod bearing insert numbers

    Engine tuning with a Vacuum gauge

    Adjusting dual Strombergs:

    Helpful Model A tools and tips:

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

    Elrod's stuck head tech:

    Model A generator to alternator conversion:

    Gear ratio / speed and RPM calculator:

    Model A master cylinder mounting bracket ideas:

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

    Chevy Banger Stuff

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

    T-5 5 speed in a Torque Tube:

    New Banger Block in the Works

    Model A & B Style Cast Iron Cylinder Head Compression Ratios.

    If it weren't for the last minute nothing would ever get done.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
  2. johnneilson
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
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  3. RussTee
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,208


  4. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,127

    from middle ca.

    ok we are here

  5. Jet96
    Joined: Dec 24, 2012
    Posts: 1,174

    from WY

    6EF070DE-F0C5-4A51-AA4A-628432716DCC.jpeg Got my new valves/guides/springs in- messing with my new intake.
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  6. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,293


    April fool.
  7. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,552

    from Colorado

  8. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,685

    from wyoming

    Checking in from Cheyoming!
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  9. Dustyp489
    Joined: Feb 1, 2008
    Posts: 115


    Checking in. Carlisle is just weeks away

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  10. BeaverMatt
    Joined: Jun 17, 2013
    Posts: 25


    Happy April folks! Is there a difference between the front crank pulley on a Model A engine vs a Model B?
  11. klawockvet
    Joined: May 1, 2012
    Posts: 387


    Hoping to get mine running by the end of May. Its been a long slow process. IMG_3595.jpg
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  12. brokenspoke
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
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  13. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 668

    from Minnesota

    checking for the new month getting closer to getting this pile running and driving db.jpg
    Kewl65, brjnelson, Okie Pete and 8 others like this.
  14. I've made it for one more!
  15. Finally out driving instead of planning......
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  16. JT1930
    Joined: Jul 1, 2018
    Posts: 199


    Here’s something bad...... And here’s something good...... It would figure Snyder’s doesn’t have another babbitted .020 rod to replace this one that’s destroyed. Got one of their lightened v8 but had to have the flywheel turned down more to fit in this damn bellhousing.

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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2019
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  17. railcarmover
    Joined: Apr 30, 2017
    Posts: 502


    Steady as she goes..
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  18. RussTee
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,208


    a bit slow this month guys
  19. railcarmover
    Joined: Apr 30, 2017
    Posts: 502



    Its never slow.Finished a brother's stock engine,installed a B distributor in another's car..and mocking up exhaust.All done with the side work now,the woman told me to start my answers with "No" when it comes to helping others.I told her Id try..
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  20. bangerbob
    Joined: Jul 2, 2014
    Posts: 160


    Get my banger back next week!! 20190118_063230.jpg

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  21. RussTee
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
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  22. surf10
    Joined: Jul 16, 2013
    Posts: 42


    Been lurking around here a while, so thought I would check in from Invercargill New Zealand. 5AEC7CE3-837F-4AFA-80AD-FAA2B0BF8D8D.jpg 4E223513-C405-4921-8F89-DA6CF64D097D.jpg E0DCD778-EDDD-4088-964F-555151BD73F0.jpg

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  23. Jet96
    Joined: Dec 24, 2012
    Posts: 1,174

    from WY

  24. Big John M
    Joined: Aug 29, 2008
    Posts: 29

    Big John M
    from New York

    JT1930 what bell housing are you using ?
  25. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,839

    Kiwi 4d

    @JT1930 What was part of the clutch was hitting the bellhousing ? Or do you mean the flywheel was hitting as there isn’t much you can take off a clutch. Its more likely the aftermarket adapter casting is heavier than original.
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  26. 4-port Riley
    Joined: Oct 20, 2005
    Posts: 303

    4-port Riley

    Jimini, thanks for the mention of my banger book! Believe it or don't, I have sold over 1600 books, to places you wouldn't even believe. One correction, I have changed it to full-page format, no longer spiral bound but except for the oldest pictures, they are now in color. Price is now $34 mailed here in the States.
  27. Jiminy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 359


    Thanks Jim for the update - the first post has been corrected.
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  28. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,118


    Work got me covered up. Just checking in.... FYI flywheels in Houston.

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  29. JT1930
    Joined: Jul 1, 2018
    Posts: 199


    @Big John M its Mac’s bellhousing. Nice piece btw.

    @Kiwi 4d sorry. The flywheel is what I meant. After facing it flat to put the v8 pressure plate on I had to get the flywheel turned So it would be a smaller diameter to fit in the housing.
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  30. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
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    Kiwi 4d

    Its Nice to see Graeme at Macs speed has an inspection hole in the top of the adapter.
    On his V8 ones he does not and if when the clutch push rod is disconnected and falls back the fingers can and do slip off the recess in the throw out bearing and are near impossible to get back on. So the first thing I do is get out the hole saw and put a 2 3/4” hole right there.
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