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Technical ***March 2018 Banger Meet - Equinox Time***

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jiminy, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Jiminy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
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    ***NEW*** Coming Events:
    April 22 - Orange County Model A Ford Club 57th Annual Pancake Breakfast 8 AM - 11 AM Pancakes, sausage, juice, & hot coffee Adults $7/Children(2- 10 years) $4 For more info contact: Frank Reese at 714-348-2507

    May 19th The Jalopy Showdown
    Lincoln Speedway 800 Racetrack Road Abbottstown PA contact jalopy32@comcast.net

    June 8-10 The Race of Gentlemen
    Wildwood, New Jersey

    July 13 - 15 F.A.S.T.
    A gathering at an unnamed ranch Fri. 13th during the day.
    A "cook your Own" steak dinner at the San Luis Obispo Elks lodge Friday July 13th night..
    Santa Margarita Ranch "Trials" July 14th,
    "Early Ford" show in Atascadero Lake Park Sunday July 15th
    Contact Old Dawg for now

    Here is the banger link list:

    For the HAMB banger newbies, here are some links to a lot of banger info:

    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/
     
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  2. Bluto
    Joined: Feb 15, 2005
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    STILL HERE...........
     
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  3. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
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    V4F
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    from middle ca.

    thank you
     
  4. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
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    from Colorado

    Checking in. Going to switch over to steel wheels to replace the 16” wires later this month or first of next month.
     
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  5. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
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    from middle ca.

    what kinda steel ? I sold my last set of wires & bought new les schaub wheels . kinda like amour wheels .
     
  6. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
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    V4F
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    from middle ca.

    coupe now4.jpg


    I like new stuff
     

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  7. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
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    Hey fellas, quick question: Is anyone reproducing the Evans 2x2 intake? With or without name, I don't care, I just like that it's cast, has rounded tubes, and lacks fins, so anything equivalent would be swell.

    1928 Ford with Evans Intake.jpg
     
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  8. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
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    Binger
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    from wyoming

    Checking in for the month. I got my new sedan running and took it around the block. Still deciding what to do with it. Make it a daily, hot rod it, or sell it and build a hot motor for the coupe. The car is in super shape and is complete.

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  9. still here

    My stock car is on the road again after a year and the speedster is down because it donated its motor to the stock car
     
  10. waxhead
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    from West Oz

    Hey Binger, I vote for build a hot motor for the coupe :)
     
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  11. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
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    from Colorado

    Going with 16” Vintage steel wheels. Love the artillery wheels, but not enough to switch from the 16” Excelsiors.
     
  12. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
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    Binger
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    from wyoming

    That is the direction I am leaning. I have some interest for the car here in town. I also thought I might see if I can work out some sort of trade to Bert’s model A in Denver for a hot motor. I already have a stocker roadster and a restored ‘30 Chevy sedan so I don’t really need another A or sedan. Besides my other cars need my attention too. I feel a little guilty some of them need work and haven’t been driven in years.


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  13. 5280A2
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    5280A2

     
  14. johnneilson
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
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    you guys are fast, or is that the calendar moving fast?????
     
  15. GASSERBOB
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
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    GASSERBOB
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    from USA

    Beautiful coupe banger power. Tell me more about it please. Bob.................
     
  16. RussTee
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,153

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    Try derek at Antique Ford NZ
     
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  17. We're all here, cause we're not all there!
     
  18. wait....isn't it leap year....or what ?
     
  19. Murocmaru
    Joined: Apr 5, 2006
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    from Van Nuys

    I’m wiring the engine and just got a battery for this car. Hope to get it running soon. [​IMG]


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  20. Crazydaddyo
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
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    I've been driving the stocker because everything else is still broke.

    27913350_1916108001752414_7040876441592127669_o.jpg
     
  21. noboD
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    Polish it up, looks like a daily to me. They play with the roadster.
     
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  22. Bigcheese327
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    That would be this fellow?

    Possible Evans intake dealer.jpg
     
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  23. V4F
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    V4F
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    from middle ca.

    gasser bob .... a daily driver . 4" dropped front axle , coil overs in rear , 1942 hyd brakes , t-5 trans , quick change rear , lots of motor mods , 3:27 rear gear . it runs 60 mph all day . thanks for asking ........ steve
     
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  24. 51 mercules
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  25. joemac05
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    I was there once, didn't like it .... :confused:
     
  26. V4F
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    V4F
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    from middle ca.

    I have dealt with these people . great peps !

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  27. lake_harley
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    I have done a lot of searching and reading regarding various transmission options for the Model A using the original warmed up 4 banger. I have a '31 Coupe that I hope to get started working on in the next couple months. My interest is for it to cruise comfortably at 65-ish MPH. I currently have picked up a 5.2:1 compression head and a Model B centrifugal advance distributor. Other plans I have would be an increase in breathing capacity for the banger by going to some type of larger carb. Perhaps a carb from a B and either opening up the original A manifold or also changing to a B intake, or going to an aftermarket or homebuilt intake with a downflow carb. I would be quite capable of building an exhaust header too. Cam change to a B grind or perhaps one step up from Stipe would also be high on my list of modifications that are mostly non-invasive to the engine.

    My biggest dilemma is in settling on transmission choice to get a synchronized transmission. I'd also like to incorporate an overdrive in the build to help reach the cruise speed goal of about 65 MPH. Either retaining the torque tube or converting to an open driveshaft is fine with me.

    My first choice for an overdrive is the RTS170 3-speed with overdrive 4th is my first choice, and I've already picked up an AA bellhousing that I've seen used in several conversions/adaptations. One downside is that the RTS170 transmissions don't exactly seem to be taking up space in too many garages or salvage yards so difficulty in finding one nearby and the prices being asked have surprised me.

    A potential 2nd option is a T5, that I already have, that came out of a 2WD S-10. I've seen the T5 used with open driveshaft conversions and also retaining the torque tube, as is also the case with the RTS170.

    I've also seen a Volvo manual transmission swap, but I expect that the availability of it might be similar to that of the RTS170 and the most compact Volvo transmission, that looked like a good candidate, was a 3-speed, not an overdrive.

    Then there's the Mitchel overdrive that installs in mid torque tube, but that alone wouldn't improve what I'll call shift quality, so that isn't a highly regarded option.

    Are there other potential transmission swaps that I've not come across, forgotten or failed to mention that I should consider? I suspect there are others. As I mentioned earlier, I'm still a couple months away from getting started on the '31, so I have time to decide a direction to go. FWIW, I'm starting with a running, driving, "survivor" car that I bought from a fellow HAMB member late last Summer.

    I'll say "thank you", in advance, for insight and direction from those here who can share personal experience with various transmission upgrades.

    Lynn
     
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  28. 51 mercules
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    Here's a pic of my 29 Roadster. I just purchased Clings Adapter to put a 39 Trans behind my A motor. Just collecting some of the pieces that don't come with the kit. Eventually I would like to run my Riley with a B motor and a Halibrand 101 Quick change![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  29. V4F
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    lake-Harley . a daily driver . 4" dropped front axle , coil overs in rear , 1942 hyd brakes , t-5 trans , quick change rear , lots of motor mods , 3:27 rear gear . it runs 60 mph all day
     
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  30. V4F
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    V4F
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    51 merc .................. very nice roadster & a 101 quick change ... rare anymore . I have one & like it ... steve
     
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