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Technical ***March 2021 Banger Meet Thread - Equinox Sacrifice For Bangers***

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jiminy, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Jiminy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 377

    Jiminy
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    Link to previous month: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...r-meet-thread-6-more-weeks-shop-time.1219653/

    Old Dawg informs us there is an effort to resurrect a F.A.S.T. newsletter but it would require 400 subscribers (minimum number to attract vendors). Subscription price is unknown at this point (2021/3/1) but if you are interested send an email to woody29@jps.net.

    Coming Events: (PM Jiminy with additions/corrections)
    El Mirage May 1-2, 2021
    Santa Margarita Time Trials are scheduled for 26 June 2021! No details yet. Save the date and keep your fingers crossed!

    International Speedsters Trials & Reunion June 23rd-26th 2021 Lincoln, NE
    Bonneville Speedweek August 7th - 13th, 2021

    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. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
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    V4F
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    from middle ca.

    year went to fast
     
  3. johnneilson
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,245

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    Already March....
    J
     
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  4. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,718

    Binger
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    from wyoming

    Checking in for the month from Cheyoming!
     
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  5. Jet96
    Joined: Dec 24, 2012
    Posts: 1,249

    Jet96
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    from WY

    I was going to wait til 12:43 to check in but grew impatient...
     
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  6. Thanks for being there, Jiminy!
     
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  7. Jet96
    Joined: Dec 24, 2012
    Posts: 1,249

    Jet96
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    from WY

    C303079A-6683-432D-9BC9-1B0A5E987411.jpeg Hays-Cooper roadster built in the 30's, I seem to remember a modded Chevy water pump? I can't remember...
     
  8. Phil Damon
    Joined: May 8, 2020
    Posts: 29

    Phil Damon
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    from San Diego

    Can't believe it's March already!
     
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  9. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,590

    J.Ukrop
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    Checking in from SF. My 'banger build *Marches* on. Oooh. Bolted on the Cragar valve cover yesterday. Next I'll be fixing my cracked intake, setting up the linkage and running fuel lines. Can't wait to fire it up in its new configuration!
    IMG_3554.jpg
     
  10. Fabber McGee
    Joined: Nov 22, 2013
    Posts: 985

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    Will you gravity feed that carb?
     
  11. If it was mine I'd run gravity. No need for a pump with the carb sitting below the fuel tank. Ran my Winfield like that with no problems.
     
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  12. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
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    Because I live in San Francisco where every street is a hill, I'm running a Holley low-PSI pump that's mounted to the inside of the frame rail.
     
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  13. Jet96, that does look like an early Chevy head under the mods/plates- interesting way to to add 4 exhaust, but I wonder what it looks like inside/under those side plates :D
     
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  14. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
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    denis4x4
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    from Colorado

    Sent my FAST card in today.
     
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  15. same here,
     
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  16. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
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    winduptoy
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    I really like the 5 speed in the Roadster. I have to re-train the muscle memory and not take off in second gear and run over someone thinking I'm going to back up, when really in first....
     
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  17. BeaverMatt
    Joined: Jun 17, 2013
    Posts: 28

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    I too sent my info to FAST and asked to be part of the gang. Is there a listing for race events like the RPM Nationals & the Santa Margarita Time Trials somewhere? I usually hear about them after they've happened. I'm especially interested in West Coast events.
     
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  18. You'll be informed here ("Jiminy posts the events every month); facebook (Santa Margarita Ranch Time Trials) and the F.A.S.T. Newsletter (if it's able to fly)!
     
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  19. joemac05
    Joined: Jul 29, 2006
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    Ditto
     
  20. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,718

    Binger
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    from wyoming

    I get confused sometimes when I drive several different cars in a day. Between the T-5 in the coupe, a standard 3 speed in the roadster and '30 chevy, 3 on the tree in the 50, 4 on the tree in the Benz and then flipped over and backwards in the 2 early Buicks, I have to stop and think how to shift them. HAHA. Lucky Ts arent hard to remember how to shift.
     
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  21. OOPS! I should downloaded the pdf, instead of the email address. Try this:
     

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  22. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
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    I went for a stupid fast backwards couldn't get stopped ride in the T the other day. Hung the fat toe of my boot between the other two pedals....note to self again: Wear only pointed toe cowboy boots when driving T...yehaaa
     
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  23. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
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    Binger
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    from wyoming

    Ts are hard to drive between the pedals being super close, my size 13 shoe and being tall and big around I can barely fit into some T's and and cant fit behind the wheel of some. I had to give my son a driving lesson so he could test drive one I was working on.
     
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  24. Speaking of T's, welcome this one to the stable!

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    It's setup for a banger, so it's staying banger powered!
    This frame used to belong to Joe Gemsa at one point..
    I gotta figure out the steering situation, as it'll be center steer.
     
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  25. railcarmover
    Joined: Apr 30, 2017
    Posts: 582

    railcarmover

    Went from 27" diameter tire to 30.5"..fender well is full, I even have a first gear now :) working on making her swank,top,splash aprons,fenders..hey,its a sport coupe..
     
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  26. klawockvet
    Joined: May 1, 2012
    Posts: 423

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    Checking in from UT waiting for the new driveway to get poured so I can get the roadster out. Went to drive it the other day and it had another dead Optima battery. Since the last time it went dead the battery was disconnected so its a battery problem, not a parasitic draw. Good news is that Summit sent a new one at no charge and doesnt require the old one back. Nice guys.
     
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  27. Supplied a few old shock parts to a friend of mine who runs a machine shop across the way from work. Been following the project since then. The first prototype was run on a metal shaper for a 100 hours or so. After a few design tweaks he ran off a set of ten for some on-road real world testing.

    Shock-1.jpg

    Popped down the other day to see them after they'd returned from the anodisers. This is one from the set that I'll be testing. Mmm - lovely. Guess I'll be driving the Coupe every day soon.


    Shock-2.jpg

    Shock-3.jpg
     
  28. Don't scrimp or "screw around" with antique junk; when it comes to steering! Been there done that (too many times)! Last time it happened I was coming down hill (near 70 mph) entering Turn 10 at Laguna Seca! I stopped inches from the wall (thank God for Kitty Litter")! I replaced the Old 20's Franklin steering box with a brand new Schroeder! A bit of a "Knot-Head", my first crash was in 1955 (with such junk)! It was in a '33 Ford Tudor "Jalopy" @ at Western Stadium. I really don't know what failed first: the steering or some of my "Shitty" welds! (or probably a combination of both) Either way, I hit the wall and ended up upside down in the infield; with my t-shirt, helmet and goggles full of clay. I ached all over for a week! If you want to go fast use good stuff! So when you see some neat junk for steering; DON'T DO IT!......Just my two cents! (with inflation: Twenty bucks!)
     
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  29. railcarmover
    Joined: Apr 30, 2017
    Posts: 582

    railcarmover

    thumbnail - 2021-03-05T062916.552.jpg thumbnail - 2021-03-05T062755.080.jpg
    No matter what you do its still a Sport coupe..my copilot rolls his SpongeBob car seat, he in the top corner, running to the playground.. he's a car guy till there's girls and a swing set, then the tools hit the shop floor and he's gone..
     

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