B is for Banger – David Conwill @Hemmings

Posted by Charlville
Advertisements

THE 1932-’34 FORD MODEL B ENGINE MAY LOOK LIKE ITS PREDECESSOR, BUT IT’S A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT

For 1932, Ford introduced an improved version of the Model A four-cylinder to accompany the new V-8 in its cars and trucks. This 200.5-cu.in., 50-hp engine was known, appropriately enough, as the Model B.

The Model B shared many elements with its Model A predecessor, and the two had a great deal of physical interchangeability–attested by the fact that today, many updated Model A’s incorporate some or all of a Model B engine for improved driveability. A prominent change between the Model A and Model B engines was the addition of significantly more bearing area: Larger diameter bearings for both the connecting rods and mains meant better durability and more potential for power.

Read the rest here

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.