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1/27/18
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.

2/11/18
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...

2/13/18
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.

2/16/18
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.

2/19/18
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
Wisconsin:  9
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