What's happening in my Model A Engine shop?
Insert bearing Model A engines I have completed,
Where are they?
Minnesota: 150 Inserted bearing Model A & B engines
North Dakota: 2 Inserted engines
Iowa: 9 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: 5 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.
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.
This past week I delivered a Model B Longblock, test ran an "A" longblock for a '29 Pickup and worked on an "A" shortblock. This week, the engine will be installed in the pickup and the shortblock should be completed.
We finished another "A" touring longblock and have been running it on the stand this week. This weekend we will be breaking down engines and processing them through the cleaning process.