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Technical ***December 2020 Banger Meet Thread - Lil Saint Nick!***

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jiminy, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Jiminy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
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    Coming Events: (PM Jiminy with additions/corrections)
    International Speedsters Trials & Reunion June 23rd-26th 2021 Lincoln, NE
    Stay safe.


    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.
    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/


    Model A & B Style Cast Iron Cylinder Head Compression Ratios.
    http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/headcompressionratio.htm
     
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  2. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
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    from wyoming

    Checking in for the month. Not much happening in Cheyoming.
     
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  3. Checking in, thanks
     
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  4. Johnny Nitro
    Joined: Sep 28, 2005
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    from Chicago

    Checked. Stay warm!
     
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  5. johnneilson
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
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    czecking in, straight outta quarantine.
     
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  6. Crazydaddyo
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
    Posts: 3,185

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    Could it finally come to be?

    Poured a 5 main aluminum block this morning for a waiting customer. Shook out the outside after waiting for an hour, or so, to see how it looks. I am very pleased with what I could see. We will finish shake out next week, cut off all the gating and then it will join some aluminum Thomas heads at heat treat asap.

    Made in the USA!!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. johnneilson
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    Fingers crossed!!
    best part, Made in USA!!

    J
     
  8. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
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    from Colorado

  9. Phil Damon
    Joined: May 8, 2020
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    from San Diego

    Checking in from windy San Diego.
     
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  10. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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    CDO, hope it works out for you. Thanks for kicking this off Jiminy.
     
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  11. Jet96
    Joined: Dec 24, 2012
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    HoHoHo -I just might get the roadster out this weekend, unseasonable warm weather coming!
     
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  12. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
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    from middle ca.

    still working on coupe
     
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  13. Checking in, not much has changed. Bangers on the side as I'm saving for a ring.
     
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  14. 97
    Joined: May 18, 2005
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    Seasons Greetings from our South Pacific Island paradise as we roll into our summer!
     
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  15. Dustyp489
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    Checking in
     
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  16. railcarmover
    Joined: Apr 30, 2017
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    December opens well..Saturday in exchange for some work on Bobcat and a Case backhoe I get to pick a brothers parts stash.. never pass up the opportunity to control the situation and torture a friend..."dance them, dance the parts over here" :)
     
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  17. 97
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    Warning warning, Don't set a precedent! :eek:
     
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  18. She wouldn’t be happy with an OHV conversion?
     
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  19. This thread needs a few pictures.
    So - went out the other day on a little trip to bed in the replacement engine in the Coupe. Couple of friends tagged along. The black sportscar is a 1930 Standard Avon Special No. 3 fitted with an A engine topped off with a Riley 2-port. The polished special is Austin 7 based with an adaptor plate to fit an all aluminium 750cc SOHC Coventry Climax four cylinder to the original running gear. Tis a bit revvy.
    Four banger road trip.jpg

    Managed to get my cars all tucked up in the dry (-ish - the roof leaks a tad when the wind is in the wrong direction).

    T-s indoors.jpg
    And here's one from the past. Before I'd even built my hotrod, and on a flooded campsite in the late 1980's I guess.
    Spencer trailered his undriven and freshly built A engined '27T roadster there, just so we could ridicule him for building the axle upside down. Three reverse gears and one forward does not a hot rod make... Fair play - we mustered together, stripped and flipped the axle innards so he could leave happy.

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  20. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    from Minnesota

    Checking in for the month adding some hp to the 28 banger and making carb adapter for the roadster banger.jpg windfield.jpg
     
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  21. V4F
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    from middle ca.

    what head is that ? ................ steve
     
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  22. klawockvet
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    Checking in from S. Utah. Picture of my top getting ready for upholstery in TJ. Looking forward to taking the roadster south in a few days and picking up the top. Resized_20201203_114339_633.jpeg
     
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  23. Oh I wont! She's a keeper, she steals my A from time to time. She keeps bugging me to finish her car.
     
  24. Oh she'll take one, if youre buying!
     
  25. Looks like one of Pat Gary's two piece heads. Pat, of Paso Robles Calif., also makes a cam cover that has a drive for a distributor! Castings finished with CNC
     
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  26. 97
    Joined: May 18, 2005
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    1. That Standard Avon Special is awesome, any chance of some more pics ...maybe for the Specials thread too. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/specials.720448/page-19#post-12319190
     
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  27. railcarmover
    Joined: Apr 30, 2017
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    railcarmover

    Good for you Retson, I wish you years of happiness..
     
  28. Good to hear, sounds like a keeper, and if she’s a keeper, keeper!
    No OHV for me either, I’m living on a Lion head budget.
     
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  29. railcarmover
    Joined: Apr 30, 2017
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    railcarmover

    Modified flathead is the only way to go..want to go OHV? Slap a mercruiser in it and spend the money you save on another car
     
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