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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-01-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Tod
Re: Latest aluminum block.

I'm not sure why my foundries and my cores shops are so busy. Maybe all foundries are not as busy. My one core shop has 2 shifts working 6 days a week. I actually get tooling to quote from other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Tod
Re: Latest aluminum block.

I am totally at the mercy of all my suppliers who are extremely busy this year. I don't make any promises and I take no deposits due to the work load of all of us. My aluminum foundry poured this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Tod
Latest aluminum block.

There may be no interest in this here but, just in case, here is a picture of the latest 5 main aluminum block casting with the sand off the outside only. The casting looked flawless from what I...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-01-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Tod
Re: Model T speed stuff.

Apparently, I was misinformed about the cylinder head that was called to my attention. The cylinder head is actually a MILLER Model T head. I have seen pictures of the top, but not the combustion...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-16-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Tod
Re: Model T speed stuff.

Thanks, but I have seen that one and from what I hear there is another that more resembles a stock head on the top and has a kind of crow foot chamber.



This head is pretty cool, for sure,...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-15-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Tod
Model T speed stuff.

I was talking with someone who mentioned a few Model T speed parts and a couple that came up were a Model T Winfield head, and a Rajo OHV head. There was also a magneto drive front cover, and some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,567
Posted By Tod
Re: V8- Times

I went on the cite earlier and posted in the forum.



My core shop said they will make cores as I finish things so it gets done incrementally and is proved out as it moves along.


Tod
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,567
Posted By Tod
Re: V8- Times

I did not even know this publication existed. I will see if I can get it.


Would it be a good place to advertise my block when it is ready?



Tod
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Tod
Re: 8BA back under way.

Messed with the driver's side deck some, the ports and the water jacket on that side. Had one of my core shops in to go over molding and core assembly with me to make sure they approve of my process...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Tod
Re: 8BA back under way.

People on the Ford Barn just PM me.



Tod
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Tod
Re: 8BA back under way.

Thanks. I will be meeting with my core shop to go over how I want the sand to assemble and make sure they are in the loop from the start.


My foundry is capable of doing what I need them to do. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Tod
Re: 8BA back under way.

That's always been the plan.



Tod
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Tod
Re: 8BA back under way.

Yes to improvements. But some are saying (not here) that there are plenty of blocks still available and that this would be a waste of time. Apparently, some don't want, or need improved blocks.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By Tod
Re: Supply chain woes

If you aren't manufacturing things, you have no idea how difficult it is to get what you need to do the job, and how unavailable qualified people are to help with the never-ending demand. People...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Tod
8BA back under way.

I finally have some time to get back on finishing the tooling design for my 8BA block. Things have been absurdly hectic the past 2 years and it looks like I may be getting a handle on it all. A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
Posted By Tod
Re: Snyder 5.5 head

These heads (stock top crow's foot) are not available yet (testing not completed) and they are a little over 7:1 compression, which I doubt will be wanted by most Model A owners. I expect a small...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
Posted By Tod
Re: Snyder 5.5 head

New patterns for the top of the head would need to be made out of aluminum, again, and the bottom would also need re cut. The expense would be high, and there is nothing to be gained, in my opinion,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
Posted By Tod
Re: Snyder 5.5 head

Since the 5.5:1 pattern was not made by me, and I used its length to make the 6:1, assuming that 20,000 + sales made it safe to do so, and that Don Snyder would have to make that decision, I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,686
Posted By Tod
Re: Post or not?

The first aluminum OHV approaches assembly. Rockers and push rods have already been fitted. Given that everything is proceeding as planned 5 more iron castings are set to be made, one slated to end...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,686
Posted By Tod
Re: Post or not?

Yes there would be a weight savings. Without weighing things, and going only by sheer estimation, I would guess aluminum would save you around 75 lbs. That is a very rough and quick guess.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,686
Posted By Tod
Re: Post or not?

OHV nearing completion. I will be making about a half dozen of these in iron next for some of the 5 main iron block customers.



Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,686
Posted By Tod
Re: Post or not?

You are welcome.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,686
Posted By Tod
Re: Post or not?

Yeah, discounts for things, like package deals. Great idea!! Block package, plus cylinder head, intake, aluminum front cover, header, flywheel housing, and probably more things, all for one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,686
Posted By Tod
Re: Post or not?

PM me and I will set you up with more (video, machining pics, etc..) than you found out in this thread. All old news, to be sure, but you apparently have not seen it.



Tod
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