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""Fools rush in to the"" Aprill 2013 Banger Meet

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Crazydaddyo, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Crazydaddyo
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    If you do it while the engine is still in the car, make sure you support the crank if you pull the mains. Do one at a time, but put a bottle jack or something under the crank near the main cap you pull off so that it doesn't sag and influence the plastic gauge reading.

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  2. Great looking engine for a cool car!
     
  3. ebtm3
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    I agree!

    Why the triangular cutout in the flywheel housing at the starter area?

    Herb
     
  4. johnneilson
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    Latest pic.
    So this is not your everyday roadster.
    It is powered by a Model B block and valves overhead.

    John
     

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  5. BCCHOPIT
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    Looks like a fun ride.


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  6. Crazydaddyo
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    John,

    That looks like a kick in the pants. Can I get a ride in it?:D

    What are you using for a trans?


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  7. Crazydaddyo
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    Thanks Herb,
    But I don't see what your talking about. Maybe your seeing the bracket for the motor mount?

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  8. kirby1374
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    Starter mount area.....?
     
  9. ebtm3
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    My Bad!

    Old eyes said that the uppermost ear for the starter mounting was a piece of flywheel housing missing. Was wondering how you managed to blow up a flywheel without turning the whole flywheel housing into shrapnel.

    Eyes need rebuilding also. Must put that on list-----

    Herb
     
  10. Bcometfx
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    from NC Indiana

    Hey guys. New to the bangers. I have a 31 a engine. Wondering about milling the head to raise the compression. Is there a good amount I can mill off without having to cut reliefs for the valves. What kind of ratio will I get after doing this. I have a stock head sitting around and wonder if will be worthwhile to mill it or just wait a while and get a aluminum head. Would like to leave it stock looking.


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  11. It's not really worth it...those valve chambers are huge, milling 1/8" off the head may get you into the low 5's in compression. I'd save up for an aluminum head.
     
  12. Unless you happen across a 14.9 head from this side of the pond...

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  13. johnneilson
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    CDO

    Thanks
    of course you can go for a ride if I can borrow your hot rod.......

    the trans is a modified sprint car from east coast car

    John
     
  14. Bcometfx
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    from NC Indiana

    Thanks gwhite. Appreciate the info.


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  15. No sweat boss! Keep your eyes peeled for original Cyclone or Winfield heads...they pop up from time to time and usually run around $6-800 - not too terribly much more than some of the repops.
     
  16. Crazydaddyo
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    That sounds like a good trade ....... week end for week end?

    So is the trans just an in out box?

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  17. johnneilson
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    Dan,

    no, the trans is two speed.

    It has a small clutch internal to engage the 1st gear and high gear is straight through like a I/O box. The intention was to push off from starting line and just use 1st to pull away from truck, in testing though, I can start from dead stop and accelerate.
    Probably the saving grace is that gearbox was designed for 7-800 HP, just a little bit more than the Banger can produce.

    As for weekends, no problem, you won't like the fuel in the tank, about 1 gallon of 114 octane for about 2 miles. But it smells soooooooo goooood.

    John
     
  18. I hope someone will post a clickable link to the May thread.

    Thanks
     
  19. Crazydaddyo
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