The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jiminy, Oct 1, 2021.
Thanks. I'm going to keep the timing cover. If I ever get rid of it I'll let you know!
I will be about Phone 3327293 39 cashmere view st
Checking in from Cheyoming! Nothing really going on here.
Checking in -I'm sorry to hear about Rich Fox, I got some good info and parts from him...
your to kind john ...................... thanks
front are 205 x 16 ........ rears are 31" tall (gear ratio help)
my car is basically ridge , no rub anywhere
Out with the blown out Babbitt A motor, And In with the Balanced, Inserted B....
Checking in, nothing new to report except when I pulled the tarp off the car the seat was covered in cat hair. The local cats have been using it as a hang out I guess. Guess I need to drive it more
Very nice… congrats on the upgrade !!
What you need, is the coyote that has taken up residence in our rear yard ! He/she has cleared the immediate area of pussies that like to occupy car seats !!
Had a bead on it three times, then thot…. Hey haven't stepped in cat shit, while mowing. Well truth is that Mrs is mowing till after my body work this Friday. Boy howdy does she light up when stepping in cat poo !!!
So, Im planning menu to keep my new dawg happy to stay put for awhile….lol
Checking in for the month gettin a few things done on beater #2. Had to make a id od adapter bushing to mount this wheel to the model a steering,got the windshield frame pieced together from a couple different ones and cut down,got the bus seat cut down to fit and stuck an aluminum radiator in the shroud so I can cool this thing. Progress one bite at a time
First banger post here for me.
Almost ready to fire up after a rebuild
One day my Riley 4 port will on this instead of the Lion Speed Head!
I’m right there with you! Stay the course and keep at it. Good things come to those who wait...!
So I am on the hunt for a replacement rod bearing(s) in a engine I have. It needs freshening up.
The rods have a shell bearing that was made by Vandervell and has a stamped number 403936
The crank journal mics at 1.83590" and the shell is .080" thick and 1.065 wide. No oil groove.
Any ideas? Any help is appreciated
check the bore diameter in the rod, if 2.000 more than likely a Volvo B14 bearing.
if 2.021 dia, more than likely a TR4 bearing. I suspect it is the TR4 as your crank dim is not standard undersize and fits the bearing better.
Wow, that was fast.. thank you,
It is 2.000
Yeah, good luck with this
Vandervell #675 or 535 '47-'64 Bx4 motor
it should be noted, crank journal should be 1.8735-1.8740 standard, less .040 1.8335-1.8340
Let us know how you make out, J
Can anyone help decipher this for me.
Got a decent hot flathead, would this be suitable?
Saw your IG mess., will reply there later.
But based on the gray paint, it could be one off an old Danish Civil Defence eingine, usually used for pumps at a certain rpm - therefore the cut-out with centrifugal weight below the rotor, which has to be removed, or you will not exeed the set (to low) rpm.
Looks to be in good condition, but... test it! Put it in a vice or (preferably) a spare head with spark plugs added, heat it with a heat gun and drive it with a hand drill - the heat lowers the magnets effect, similar to when running it on the engine.
Set up right, starting is easy:
Note to self: don't be lazy and crimp the overflow tube behind the radiator side bracket when the solder breaks and say 'good enough'...its not.. and when the tube vibrates and cracks the solder joint at the bottom of the top tank you'll be doing more work than you ever want to.. then again its a model a, you always have to do more work on it than you want to..
I plan to! Unfortunately the mag is on the east coast as we speak. I was thinking of chucking it into a vice, using a distributor lower shaft in a drill, and see how much spark it makes.
The tag shows 400-0* 1340 - 8* which most likely means it has 16* of advance at 1340rpm, is that enough?
Banger on the road to the Roc
It's getting a workout...
That's how I did it - video must be on FB, can't find it on my yo'tube channel.
I wouldn't know - I just put it in the car in the suburb parking lot in '09, and never really looked back. The mag and the Weber is about the only constant in that engine compartment, since I installed them.
Folks, Who are you “Go To” vendors for the basic Model B parts. Things like rear main drain tube, oil fill/breather tube, gaskets, etc.
Bert's Model A Store south of Denver. 1-800-321-1931 Closed Mondays
Back in the North West from RPM nationals. Had to take the girl for a beach cruise.
Under the red neon of a dive bar on old hwy 40..."That aint no prom date son, that's a cocktail waitress with a Dolly Parton wig"
ain't she cool, that's the kind I dig,........yes a bit Wild, but Not trashy at all. . and I am talking about your hotrod!
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