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Old 07-27-2017, 04:21 PM   #1
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I seem to frequently read about boosting horse power on this forum. Those who are into this horsepower chasing may find this link interesting. Go to the 4th. paragraph for the Model A information. Sorry if this old news to others, but I was stunned when I read the article.

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Old 07-27-2017, 04:46 PM   #2
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Haha, Not to many 'stock' parts left on the little 'Banger'. Thanks for sharing.

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I always think about that poor little crookedy crankshaft-------
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I always think about that poor little crookedy crankshaft-------
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I'm sure with all the go fast stuff they have a pretty exotic bottom end including a pretty stout fully counter balanced crank and a crank girdle.

Probably the only thing left model A is the block.

I would love to hear it at full song at Bonneville...
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Of course, the article doesn't indicate the cost to make one of these 4 Bangers. You can build anything if you have the money. You could probably buy a nice stable of Fine Point Model A's for the cost of that engine!

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Of course, the article doesn't indicate the cost to make one of these 4 Bangers. You can build anything if you have the money. You could probably buy a nice stable of Fine Point Model A's for the cost of that engine!

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was gonna say you can make anything crazy fast if you have enough time, tools, and money....still very impressive and interesting that someone even thought to consider the A block.
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The article says A engines are 103 ci. Mine is 200 ci, how about yours?
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The article says A engines are 103 ci. Mine is 200 ci, how about yours?
"Maybe" his Dog tiped it?????---103 Cu In is barely equal to a medium size FART.
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The article says A engines are 103 ci. Mine is 200 ci, how about yours?
More than likely a typo. A .020" over Model A is ~203 cu in.
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you win. Time, tools and INGENUITY! But in the case of the guys in San Diego, by the looks of their shop, money had something to do with it as well.

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I find the most Horsepower is made just before the Pistons start swapping holes!!!
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I find the most Horsepower is made just before the Pistons start swapping holes!!!
That was what my Dad would say when an engine was reved up tight.
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I find the most Horsepower is made just before the Pistons start swapping holes!!!
True !
Especially true, when you are using a nearly 90 yr old model A/B block !
If the truth of this is doubted, it can be vividly seen in pictures.
Those familiar with FAST mag, may remember a 2004 issue (cover) showing colored pics of a B engine in TWO halves, i.e.- upper and lower ! Guess what that engine cost and what rpms it was turning when it said 'turn me loose' ?

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Old 07-28-2017, 06:02 PM   #15
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Hey hardtimes, which issue was that?
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What bores my engine?


Sitting around all day.
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What bores my engine?


Sitting around all day.
I don't know, "B movies", watching Harry Potter all day, sitting around with nothing to do?

I can only guess what bores your engine.
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This is what "Going Way Beyond 40 Horsepower" Looks like!
I wonder what Henry Ford would say if he was still around to see this????
This is on the edge just when the "Pistons Start Swapping Holes"!!!
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The article says A engines are 103 ci. Mine is 200 ci, how about yours?
The wheel base is 103.5 inches.
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Whatever, but I think that guy is having more fun at work than I am!

His level of talent, expertise, and manufacturing resources seems enough to turn almost anything automotive that flits though his head into reality!
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