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Technical ***December 2018 Banger Meet - What Will Santa Bring***

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jiminy, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. I always like to post a photo when I check in! This is one shot by Tam McPartland at the famous "Corkscrew at Laguna Seca Raceway last August!
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  2. Shutter Speed
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    Your coupe uses a lot of oil!
     
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  3. utahdodge
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    It's no wonder they put it out to pasture right? ;)
     
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  4. Howdy Everyone! Had a quick question, I’m thinking of selling my three bolt head/water pump setup as I want to go to a 4bolt Head. What would something like this go for? (Just head and water pump)
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  5. Dustyp489
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    Checking in, made work list for this winter
     
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  6. surf10
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    checking in, tubs back together now time to start putting things back on the chassis


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  7. wheeltramp brian
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    Hey retson,what the compression ratio on the head? I might be interested in it.
     
  8. It’s 4.6, same as the stock B head. I’m sure you can shave off a few thousandths to bump it up. Not asking too much for it


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  9. walls
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    D6E04F56-2E15-46DF-A343-0E1D971A62A2.jpeg Anyone have an aluminum Thomas head to compare this to?
    Just wondering if they have the same combustion chamber.
    This is a cast iron Thomas, I was told 7:1
    Wasn’t really looking for one but when it was available I had to take it.
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  10. 12secvx
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    It look similar to my repop Thomas aluminum head. Which is advertised at 6.7 compression.
     
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  11. lake_harley
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    It might be old info for many here, but at the bottom of the pages in this link is a chart that translates head volume in CC's to approximate compression ratio. http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/headcompressionratio.htm
    I could see it being helpful if you have an "unknown" CR head.

    Lynn
     
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  12. RussTee
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    Anyone want to post what main jets and power valves they are useing in their twin 97s near sea level?
     
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  13. two coupes
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    IMG_3047.JPG I live about 100 ft over sealevel and I use 43 as main jets and smallest available powervalves on my 214 cui 4-banger, tuned it in with a wideband lambda and got it close to perfect, a little to the rich side.
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  14. RussTee
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    Thank you two coupes this is the type of information I need yes I have seen the theory but this is what is actually used a good starting point when you have to get parts from another country
     
  15. kweb1936
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    [​IMG] just checking in


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  16. I guess since I am Santa at my house, I can say Santa brought me some cool wheels.... Wonder if dropping the front 4" will fit in my stocking...... IMG_0666.jpg
     
  17. Six Ball
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    The trans is a side loader and appears to be a Borg Warner T-85 OD. The OD should be an R-11. If all that is true you could not possibly hurt it with anything a good strong B-Banger will do. You'll break the crank, drive shaft, U-joints, rear gears, axles, and shear the hub keys before the trans knows there was a problem.
     
  18. Six Ball
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    What will Santa Bring? Elves to put this thing together?
     
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  19. Kewl65
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    Build thread?
     
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  20. Howdy everyone, parts to install this Model B Distributor are coming in, does someone mind taking a picture of their wiring setup? I have a universal key ignition, but don't understand the wiring for it all. thanks
     
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  21. Anyone know what these numbers in the block are?? It's a B block.

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  22. Crazydaddyo
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  23. johnneilson
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    OOHH thats bad, very bad.
    I'll take it off your hands to ease your pain.............ship it to me.
    J
     
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  24. Seriously though. I have three B blocks and none of them have a number cast into the side. This one does. I know it is a diamond block so may be a later model.
     
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  25. Crazydaddyo
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    My understanding is that on Diamond blocks, those numbers are the month and year the casting was cast. 2 = Feb 38 = 1938

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  27. JT1930
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    7C017DE5-8543-4509-B6AF-DB8556E2BF8B.jpeg Merry Christmas ya filthy animals.

    Picked up our tree in town.
     
  28. winduptoy
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    I did get it fired up in November but you know how that goes....a little more time on it and drove it out of the garage and up and down the drive. Have some tuning to do but it is healthy. I'm going to like the T-5..



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  29. Binger
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    That is awesome Larry!!! The T-5 made my coupe a ton more fun to drive! Merry Christmas to you and Judy!
     
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