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Technical ***March 2022 Banger Meet Thread - Another Equinox***

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jiminy, Mar 1, 2022.

  1. OUCH!
  2. steve hackel
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
    Posts: 383

    steve hackel

    Question for those that cast parts or have parts made - does anyone have a valve cover
    for an OHV setup on an A' block? I have my new Burtz block that will eventually get
    built after I recover from all the radiation therapy ahead of me ( stage 4 cancer... :( )
    but the only OHV side plates that I own are for B' engines and I don't own an A' valve
    cover for an OHV set up. Thanks, Steve :cool:
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  3. 97
    Joined: May 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,980


    NZ Government must read the HAMB! :cool: Yesterday evening they announced that they would lower the tax on fuel by 25 cents a liter, for three months , from midnight last night! That is nearly $1.00 a US gallon.... fuel is still expensive ,but the cuts will affect the price of all goods that use transport. There is an election coming up! Any further comment would make this political.:D
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  4. 4bangerbob
    Joined: Jun 29, 2013
    Posts: 124

    from AB, Canada

    Steve Serr has them

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  5. steve hackel
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
    Posts: 383

    steve hackel

    I did figure that Steve would have one, but since the oil return line on the new Burtz blocks are strictly for "show"
    I thought I would search for one
    without the factory style oil return holes machined into it.
  6. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,514


    This is my coupe a few weeks ago:
    This was from yesterday
    This is the coupe that is providing much inspiration - my apologies that it is an AV8

    I'll probably have to fit it with a dropped axle in order to get that stance, but for the meant time, this'll do.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2022
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  7. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,381

    from middle ca.

    your car sits like mine . are you using a dropped axle in this pic ? plenty low now
    what did you do to get it down ? damn nice car !
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  8. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,514


    It has a flattened reversed eye front spring and a 34 axle.
    The rear is fitted with a T model spring.
    18" 32 wheels 475/600-650 tires
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  9. 5280A2
    Joined: Sep 8, 2014
    Posts: 175


    Looks great with the 18's and knock-off style caps on it. I like to see some spoke on a mostly stock appearing car. Well done!
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  10. Idle hands just screwing with photoshop....

  11. Steve, somebody, and I can’t remember who:rolleyes:, used to make a finned cover for the A int and exh ports to be used with the common finned valve chamber cover. Two separate pieces instead of the bigger one piece.
    I’ll keep looking.
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  12. Crazydaddyo
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
    Posts: 3,337


    Specialty Motor cams sells them

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  13. Dustyp489
    Joined: Feb 1, 2008
    Posts: 222


    Great color, like your coupe
  14. Thanks, Crazy. That’s it.
  15. Thanks
    The ps effects don’t really show up on the site
  16. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,381

    from middle ca.

    love the color !
  17. modelAsteve
    Joined: Jan 9, 2009
    Posts: 382


    F.A.S.T. nor-cal meeting this Saturday @ California Automobile Museum -220 Front St, Sacramento- time 10:30
    We will talk about our upcoming hill climb in Auburn CA on May 7. YES- I SAID HILL CLIMB!
    Everybody welcome!
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  18. railcarmover
    Joined: Apr 30, 2017
    Posts: 773


    Any feedback on the Burtz block?
  19. Crazydaddyo
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
    Posts: 3,337


  20. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 812

    from Minnesota

    IMG_5554 banger 1.jpg IMG_4455 banger 2.jpg
    Sounds like you may need something custom or modify one.I have been making these from 6061 and blast finish to look kinda cast.
  21. Fabber McGee
    Joined: Nov 22, 2013
    Posts: 1,255

    Fabber McGee

    A welders needle scaler will rough the surface nicely too.
  22. callcoy
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 187


    Auburn Spring Hill Climb
    Several individuals have asked about the next hill climb in Northern Calif. I just returned today and what I had posted earlier this week is in fact true, Today about noon the official flyer was posted. Those of you that are interested in what the NOR-Cal Fast group is doing contact Ardy at,
    you can get on the email list to receive bulletins, newsletters and meeting minutes if you make the request.
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  23. Hello......hope all's well in your banger world and no fool's are heading your way !
  24. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,514


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  25. BeaverMatt
    Joined: Jun 17, 2013
    Posts: 56


    Thank you for the update, and thanks for spreading the word Callcoy! Though its not the greatest weekend for me, I'm working on finding a way to make it down there and join the fun.
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  26. Steves46
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 528

    from Florida

    Recently installed Tube Headers, Ansen Manifold, and a Stromberg Carburetor. Really like the improved performance so far.
    burl, Old Dawg, Jet96 and 2 others like this.
  27. Jiminy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 464


    Link added to the thread header.
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  28. Ritchie4444
    Joined: Mar 21, 2022
    Posts: 2


    Hi all, I'm new to the site and fairly new to the banger and having a blast figuring it all out.

    hoping someone can help me out, I'm running the banger with an fsi, we're just about to fit a lion 7.1 head and need to shim the distributor to limit the advance. I've read that the shims would need to be 0.30 Anyone got any pics of this being done, where does the shim go? Does anything else need to be done? Will the current springs be ok for the curve, I can only presume they are the standard ones that come in the fs from new. Thanks Ritchie
  29. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,381

    from middle ca.

    whats left of my car

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  30. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 30,109



    Car sure sits nice, deserves a larger picture. Bob
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