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New Banger block in the works.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 58custom, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. 427designer
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    Here are the pictures of the first B head samples. One of the deck side and one of the top of the other. These are right out of the sand before clean up, heat treat, and shot blast.

    These two heads are aluminum and are not spoken for yet. If someone is interested, let me know. I have 4 or 5 iron ones to make asap.


    Tod
    B head deck.jpg B head top.jpg
     
  2. 427designer
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    Making some progress, despite being pretty busy.

    Tod OHV and block 1.jpg
     
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  3. 427designer
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    First B head in iron. Can't wait to machine it and get it on an engine.

    Tod IMG_58021.jpg IMG_58031.jpg IMG_58031.jpg
     
  4. belair
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    congratulations.
     
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  5. rottenleonard
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    Really enjoying this thread Tod, thanks for the ride.

    I've sort of lost touch on the aluminum block is it still going to happen? If so when do you figure they will be available roughly?
     
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  6. Wow Tod you are fantastic, even though I don't mess with 4 bangers I greatly appreciate those who put forth the effort to keep it alive. Once again thanks..........even though I spent the last coupla hrs going through this thread
     
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  7. 427designer
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    Yes, the aluminum blocks are happening. I have a 3 main in the machine that may need a home. I have a 5 main sample that is going to be replaced with a block from the new sand process, and it will need a home eventually. The next block to get machined belongs to crazydaddyo.

    Tod
     
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  8. 427designer
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    Let's not get carried away. This is my job, so it is nothing special. Once I get the Model A blocks going I hope to get my new 8BA V8 underway.

    Tod
     
  9. haileyp1014
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    How long before speedway knocks these off?
     
  10. RussTee
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    hows the progress Tod on both the blocks and overhead valves
     
  11. 427designer
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    Moving along though slowly.

    Tod
     
  12. Big John M
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    Tod,
    Any of the aluminum heads still available ? Pricing if available ?
    Thanks John
     
  13. Colonial Coupe
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    What's the advantage of using Chevy 283 pistons in a Model A rebuild.
    Thanks
     
  14. 427designer
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    Which head are you interested in?

    Tod
     
  15. 427designer
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    A builder could better answer that, or Snyder's.

    Tod
     
  16. Colonial Coupe
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    Thanks, found a bunch of info over on ford barn. Interesting subject. Sold my 30 coupe almost 30 years ago, there wasn't much information back then before the www. Got a 28 coupe now and we're going to have some fun with this 4 banger. Thanks to you and others making new speed equipment for them. I talked with the guy that does the Burns intakes at Hershey very helpful and lots of good tips. Of course I now have one of his setups. In the process of replacing the matching number motor with a mule motor so I can go through it.
     
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  17. J'st Wandering
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    Inquiring minds want to know. Why put 283 pistons in a Model A?
     
  18. azmodela
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    They fit almost perfectly for one. Main reasons: shorter skirt, lighter, and they use modern rings.
     
  19. drtrcrV-8
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    Also (usually!) stronger , &, when you buy a set , you can do 2 Model "A" motors! LOL!
     
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  20. J'st Wandering
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    Thank you for the information. Now I just need to remember it!
     
  21. rottenleonard
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    Are they using the model A rod?
     
  22. Colonial Coupe
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    Yes but you have to Bush the small end for the difference in pin size. Snyders is supposed to sell a rod that works out of the box but I haven't checked into it yet.
     
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  23. 427designer
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    Here is one of the aluminum B heads in the fixture so I can get it set up and ready to write the program for machining it. Also setting on an aluminum 5 main block. Tod b bead in fixture.jpg B head and block.jpg
     
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  24. Crazydaddyo
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    Is this a new block casting too?


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  25. 427designer
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    This is not the one that I am making from the newest process. That will be made soon. I was ready to take sand to the foundry but the owner had to go out of town. The new process will be nicer.

    Tod
     
  26. 427designer
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    OK, here we go with the first aluminum 5 main block just out of the sand. After talking to the foundry, it sounds like I need to provide for chilling a few spots, but for the first attempt in a new molding and pouring method, I think it looks pretty good. Can only get better from here on.

    Tod


    IMG_1415.jpg IMG_1416.jpg IMG_1417.jpg IMG_1418.jpg
     
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