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Technical ***October 2021 Banger Meet Thread - Happy Halloween***

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

  1. Jiminy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 425


    Link to previous month: September 2021

    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 (2021/9/1) but if you are interested send an email to

    Coming Events: (PM Jiminy with additions/corrections)
    HERSHEY REGION 2021 EASTERN FALL MEET Oct 6th-9th 2021

    49th Running of the Antique Nationals October 17th 2021-Irwindale Speedway
    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.
    phone: 951-695-7313.

    Here is a list of most of the prior monthly banger meet links:

    Banger basics. another info link list:

    The link below shows flywheel lightening dimensions
    and this link shows the missing image from the above post

    The 4 Banger hot rod picture thread.

    Model B rod bearing insert numbers

    Engine tuning with a Vacuum gauge

    Adjusting dual Strombergs:

    Helpful Model A tools and tips:

    Gary in MN's late model Malory distributor conversion for A/B engine:

    Elrod's stuck head tech:

    Model A generator to alternator conversion:

    Gear ratio / speed and RPM calculator:

    Model A master cylinder mounting bracket ideas:

    Go here to read the 1931 edition of Harry Ricardo's book "The High Speed Internal Combustion Engine"

    Chevy Banger Stuff

    Post 198 starts a great discussion of the shape of a flat head combustion chamber

    T-5 5 speed in a Torque Tube:

    New Banger Block in the Works

    Model A & B Style Cast Iron Cylinder Head Compression Ratios.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2021
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  2. Checking in, three days till Hershey.
  3. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,911

    from Colorado

    On board for another month
  4. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,915


    Pizza at Hershey!!
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  5. Crazydaddyo
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
    Posts: 3,237


    Recently orphaned :(

    5 Main Crank.jpg
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  7. hardtimesainit
    Joined: Jan 24, 2009
    Posts: 611


    It’s called…going from the frying pan… into the fire…money wise, eh !
    No turning back. Just deeper and deeper. Rods Cunningham..but not titanium.. well. !
  8. all of you !
  9. RussTee
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,224


    Im here
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  10. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,641


    Lets see your Cabriolet
  11. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,270

    from middle ca.

    nothing here
  12. Phil Damon
    Joined: May 8, 2020
    Posts: 52

    Phil Damon
    from San Diego

    Checking in. I'm getting real close to assembling my new B motor.
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  13. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 22,034

    from Michigan

    Ummm..... Did someone mention pizza?????.... YUMMY!!!!!...:)
  14. 97
    Joined: May 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,974


    Will you be around next weekend? I committed to bringing some stuff South so I could get a free trip to the swapmeet, now it's postponed I am not sure if I can postpone my load! May have time on my hands!
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  15. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,641


    Why I didn't go to the RPM Nationals at the last minute. Decided to go on a fresh oil change....
  16. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,641


    But it is back together and took a day trip with the wife yesterday IMG_20211002_110423.jpg
  17. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,270

    from middle ca.

    all i got & all ill have coupe paint3.JPG coupe paint3.JPG
  18. Tribalmonkey
    Joined: Feb 17, 2019
    Posts: 915


    Checking in from TROG. TM
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  20. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,434


    No news here - had my father in law stay with us for a few days - Gee that was fun.

    Anyway, I loaded him up in the coupe and took him around our suburb and for coffee. He is one year younger than the coupe.

    Where can I buy a good set of points and a replacement modern dizzy cap for a B?
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  21. hardtimesainit
    Joined: Jan 24, 2009
    Posts: 611


  22. Checking in
  23. Jiminy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 425


  24. It's kinda of a case of "Pay Me Now; Or Pay Me Later!" Years ago, when I was trying to push B motors with three main cranks; I broke several engines (including cranks, rods and pistons)! Many dollars later I went to five mains, Cunningham rods and JE pistons! I would have saved a bunch of time and money had I done it right in the first place.
  25. BeaverMatt
    Joined: Jun 17, 2013
    Posts: 48


    @winduptoy Sorry to hear you didn't make it to the RPM Nationals. It was a great event with lots of banger action. Trying to add a link below to the Youtube video I posted of my pics. There are a few v-8's in the pics, but most are bangers.

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  26. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,451

    51 mercules

    Today I scored on a Ford model b engine from one of my friends. He figured he would never used it. Model B block,lion speed head,t 5 Trans adapter and Burns 2 carb intake. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  27. That's killer!! If you want to sell that front timing cover, I'm near Santa Barbara ;)
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  28. G_Don
    Joined: Feb 17, 2017
    Posts: 43


    Last edited: Oct 3, 2021
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  29. Nothing special here but getting out and about enjoying a banger A43F9764-55EB-4E14-AE6B-031BE8EA0200.jpeg
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