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Technical ***November 2020 Banger Meet Thread - Shop Time!***

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jiminy, Nov 1, 2020.

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

    Jiminy
    Member

    Coming Events: (PM Jiminy with additions/corrections)
    Everything is cancelled


    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
     
  2. Wow, first to check in
     
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  3. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,523

    noboD
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    Don't forget to change your clocks.
     
  4. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,718

    Binger
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    from wyoming

    Checking in from Cheyoming. Not much going on around here. I disassembled the steering box in my roadster and hope to get it rebuilt and put back in soon. I am also going to install a mitchell OD unit on a 30 sedan this month. I will post along progress as I get that job finished. I am also going to install some tube type shocks on this sedan. The car has a 4" drop axle and a different rear spring so I dont think that any of the bolt on shock kits will work. What has everyone been using for shocks and mounts on a full fendered sedan? I imagine I will end up building some sort of mounts for them. some ideas will help me get an idea of what I will need to do.
     
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  5. guitarguy
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 503

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    Well, I haven't made any progress, but my machinist has.

    The Model T block has been aligned bored with the new steel main caps for the larger Model A crank and new anchor points made for the babbitt pouring.

    Speedster project 231.1.jpeg

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    Speedster project 239.1.jpeg
     
  6. johnneilson
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,245

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    Czech’d in
    J
     
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  7. poshdbs
    Joined: Feb 28, 2013
    Posts: 71

    poshdbs
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    Nothing but frustration going on in my department!
     
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  8. All dressed up & nowhere to go!
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    Elizabeth! DO NOT pick your nose!
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    Checking in!!! Current situation...
     
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  10. This threads got me.
     
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  11. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,677

    denis4x4
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Colorado

    Driving my hot rod A's more then ever this year. Keep masks on the shift levers of both cars.
     
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  12. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,159

    V4F
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    from middle ca.

    still fixin the A
     
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  13. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 718

    burl
    Member
    from Minnesota

    Checking in for the month been picking away at this beater
    mopar 1.jpg
     
  14. Star 351
    Joined: Sep 9, 2013
    Posts: 39

    Star 351
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    I've had my a about nearly half a dozen times today it was °24c spring time in aus( °75f) and I'm have problems getting my hopped up banger get up to temp the hottest i saw today after a good run was °60c (°140f)[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  15. Time for you to invest in a "Pines Winter Front Grill" ;)
     
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  16. Star 351
    Joined: Sep 9, 2013
    Posts: 39

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    I'm starting to think I may have to, or make an adjustable restrictor for one of the radiator hoses we do sometimes see temps up to °42c (°108f) here during summer
     
  17. railcarmover
    Joined: Apr 30, 2017
    Posts: 582

    railcarmover

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    Waiting shop line..been too busy running junk around to work on it..
     
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  18. poshdbs
    Joined: Feb 28, 2013
    Posts: 71

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    Loving the look of your project and love your patina colored Lab. too! ;)
     
  19. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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    Burl, I realize you are early in the project. Are you planning to run a hood? From what I remember from the top iron discussion is your body is a '22. The radiator shell you have is for at least a '24 or newer because of the nickel finish. Problem is they made the radiator taller about '24 so a standard hood may not fit. Without a hood I would keep the tall radiator for more cooling.
     
  20. Johnny Nitro
    Joined: Sep 28, 2005
    Posts: 54

    Johnny Nitro
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    from Chicago

    All beauts! Nice to see everyone’s projects. Keeps hope alive. Checked!
     
  21. Dustyp489
    Joined: Feb 1, 2008
    Posts: 131

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  22. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 718

    burl
    Member
    from Minnesota

    no hood on this one will cut the shell down to match the height of the cowl and run a cut down 32 radiator like i have in my 28 keeps the banger plenty cool
     
  23. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 718

    burl
    Member
    from Minnesota

    yep he loves going for a ride will need to keep it crusty to match the color of my dog :)
     
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  24. Here we go again. Had some white metal exodus from my favourite Diamond B after twelve years of enthusiastic driving. I don't have the spare coins to get it converted to shell bearings so I dragged out a spare engine to fit in the interim. I'd run it previously for a year or so and knew it didn't knock or overheat but needed boring and the valve train sorting.

    However - stripped it down and found this crack around one of the cam follower bosses.

    IMG_1026.jpg

    So took it off and had the crack laser welded.
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    Seems to have fixed it so had it decked and bored 60 thou. Tightened up all the caps to 2 thou bearing clearance and popped in a Stipe cam and a new set of valves and springs. Not quite the chuck in the spare engine plan I originally had. Fingers crossed.

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  25. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 718

    burl
    Member
    from Minnesota

    Laser welding works really well.No real haz and minimal distorsion we use it for tooling repair all the time
     
  26. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,159

    V4F
    Member
    from middle ca.

    i ran those when driving truck . pine winter fronts are cool ..........
     
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  27. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 718

    burl
    Member
    from Minnesota

    Working on another banger to volvo 4sp set up.Havent decided to mate to the torque tube or go open drive like i did on my 28 these transmissions work pretty good behind a banger
    volvo 4 sp.jpg
     
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  28. Too bad that trans isnt legal at RPM Nationals, Id like to have something with synchros..
     
  29. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 718

    burl
    Member
    from Minnesota

    If you aint cheatin you aint winnin
     
  30. That's why I'm bored .90 over with a big cam!
     
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