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Technical *** January 2016 Banger Meet - New Year and Old Bangers ***

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jiminy, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Bluto
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    I have seen lifter dia. reduced on two of the lifters to clear. Lifter speed also is achieved with a radius ground on the lifter face...... like 20 inch Second by grinding a slight angle on the cam lobes nose.
     
  2. Jim, use an A gasket and remember to plug the four steam holes in your B block.
     
  3. BCCHOPIT
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    I got home tonight and I got
    up Close and personal with Tod Buttermore's new head. He was nice enough to send me his 1st head to beat up on and put it through its paces.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453436337.015676.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453436348.264588.jpg

    Looks like my old Thomas head will be getting sold to buy one of these heads.
     
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  5. Juggler
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    Hey Bill - Do you mind if I share your pics over on FordBarn?

    Cheers

    Juggs
     
  6. BCCHOPIT
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    Please do...I can't do it with my cell and I don't use my lap top much...
     
  7. Juggler
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    Cool thanks Bill
     
  8. out plowing
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    Just got it earlier this week. I was beginning to wonder if my mail carrier was hoarding my mail from me again.


    ear
     
  9. BCCHOPIT
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  10. V4F
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    your getting up there . good for you . been a long road .......................... steve
     
  11. V4F
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    warmed motor for sale complete on ford barn .........
     
  12. Im a newbee but not newbee enough to want to run a stock A head on a B motor. Options right now are a Simmons or the winfield Tod is making. Would blocking those holes up have an effect if I went back to a "B" head?
     
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  13. V4F
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    no expert here , but we used to tap for allen head screws (or set screws) , flush fit & seal them for later removable .
     
  14. The question is.... would there be a reason to reverse the process? I assume you are giving up coolants flow to Improve gasket life? Are you then risking overheating in a more cruising type car? Or is there really not much of an effect on cooling?
     
  15. Crazydaddyo
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    I have permanently plugged all four of the "extra" holes in the last two B locks I've built. No negative effects.

    I tapped the holes for a 5/16" set screw, bottomed out the set screw so that it was just under the surface of the deck, then filled it in with JB weld and filed it flush.

    .
     
  16. V4F
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    only reason would be to use a "B" head again . I thought you were wanting to reverse it later .
    CDO is correct on how to do it .............
     
  17. BCCHOPIT
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    I never put my B engine together and it didn't come with a head.
    I know lots of guys plug the holes but could one just drill the head and use a B gasket.

    My Thomas head I need to use a B gasket. Or at least that's what the guy I got it from said. I never questioned it and never had a problem
     
  18. colinsmithson
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    I have always plug these 4 holes even when building a stock B I plug the head also in 30+years never had a problem
     
  19. BCCHOPIT
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    I am 100% on board with plugging the holes. It just turning the top of your B block into a A block and you would never have a problem with that. My thinking ford never did more work just for fun. Some call them steam holes. So why not drill the 4 holes in the head and make the A head into a B head.
     
  20. Does anyone repop the intake linkage? Burns.jpg
     
  21. noboD
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    Looks pretty straight forward, why don't you have them cast?
     
  22. V4F
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    I just make my own
     
  23. brjnelson
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    I got mine from Specialty Ford in Rosemead, (18years ago) are they still in around?
     
  24. Bluto
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    What these guys are telling you
     
  25. BCCHOPIT
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453841495.603625.jpg

    It's not that hard to make your own....
    More time then money and you will end up with something nicer in the end
     
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  26. waxhead
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    I got one of those intake linkages with the Ansen intake that I bought from Red's Headers a year ago. Not sure if they sell the linkage separately.
     
  27. Kinda my point, I see them on repop intakes but was wondering if someone knew a place that sold just the linkage. If I still had the one in the photo, it would be simple. I sold all my stuff a year ago and am getting back into it.

    BCCHOPIT if I had your metal skill I would make it easy. I don't even have a set of torches.... That said, anyone have the measurements for one? I have another Burns but no linkage. This is the third one I have owned.... hanging on to this one.
     
  28. Crazydaddyo
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    I have a friend that is selling a highly modified T engine.
    A crank and rods, pressurized oil system, big valves, High comp flathead, good guy trans bands, deep sump oil pan, side drive water pump, front drive ign. mag. , "all the good stuff". Fresh build with less then 100 miles on it. $6,500
    New Ruxstell rear end = $2,000

    PM me if you are interested

    .
     
  29. I think I have a extra one...I'll check this weekend and let you know
     

  30. Here s the number for Antique Auto Specialties or what ever they call it now 626 288 3131 just keep trying. Usually late AM.
     

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