What's happening in my Model A Engine shop?
I placed my Roof overhead valve head topped "B" engine on the dyno after replacing the camshaft gear with a Stipe Machine adjustable gear set to 4 degrees advance. I replaced the front pulley with a Murray Hourne dampener pulley and installed a Sterling Rattler flywheel. The dyno results were successfull with the torque increased in the range of 1500 to 2800 rpm. After the successfull dyno tests, I placed the engine in the rebuilt chassis.
Assembled an inserted engine this weekend for a gent from Colorado. He and his son drove non-stop to my shop to pick up the engine. He exchanged his block for a machined Diamond block I had on my shelf. Good people...enjoyed meeting them. Update: They made it home safely...
Took delivery of a recently rebuilt engine from a shop near Mankato. The owner reports an anoying high speed vibration. I will run it on my stand and try a couple different flywheel combinations on it to see if we can "calm the beast". 2/19 update: Installed new bushings and rotor in the distributor delivered with the engine. Still waiting for a balanced flywheel to arrive for testing.
Cleaned, steel shot peened and decked 4 Model A heads this week. Installed a Panhard bar on the '31 S/W chassis.
Searched for some '29 stamped front fender braces...found two. Attended our Club's restoration Clinic, Thursday evening. This coming Saturday, I plan to attend a winter Speed Meet at Hank Schlomka's home in Hampton, MN.
Spent Sunday removing paint and media blasting the interior garnish and trim metal for my '31 S/W restoration. They are ready for prime,paint and woodgraining.
Insert bearing Model A engines I have completed,
Where are they?
Minnesota: 140 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: 4 engines