What's happening in my Model A Engine shop?
Insert bearing Model A engines I have completed,
Where are they?
Minnesota: 145 Inserted bearing Model A & B engines
North Dakota: 2 Inserted engines
Iowa: 8 Model A & B Engines
Michigan: 1 Inserted Touring
Colorado: 1 inserted Engine
California: 6 Inserted Engines
Louisiana: 1 inserted Engine
Texas: 1 inserted Engine
Currently working on: 3 engines
Catherine's Coupe is ready for the interior to be installed. See photo below....
I spent the weekend prepping crankshafts for the grinder. Moved the weights on two B crankshafts and drilled them for pressure oil to the rods. Also drilled the late integral weighted 1933 Model B crankshaft from my '31 S/W. I decided to change from dipper to pressure oil to the rods. Photo below is from the start of the setup to remove the pins holding the swedged weights in place. I have a dedicated fixture with "V" blocks to hold crankshafts when working on them.
Roof Overhead Valve Head on a full pressure Model B engine.
I will be assembling a shortblock this weekend, running an engine on the dyno and prepping a block for machining.
I delivered 3 blocks to the machining center a few days ago and then today delivered 8 more. Four of these engines are customer engines and the rest are for my stock. I recieved 3 customer blocks about a week ago and am in the process of assembly.
A customer picked up a shortblock today. He traded his tired short block for one I had on the shelf.
Last night I installed a 6:1 Snyders head on a counterweighted touring engine I am finishing for the Jammer Coupe shown above. I will break it in on the dyno and then Catherine will assist installing it in the restored chassis this coming Sunday.