The Jalopy Journal
I always liked the dashboard of Miss Elegance. Saw it first in Popular Mechanics, April 1953
I run a 455 Oldsmobile, .030" over. 461 cu. in.
My 50 is at the upholstery shop.
Stupid auto correct. I meant taildragger.
I have always liked Nick Matranga's 40 Merc. But, I saw a tail drag her 34 Ford that looked really cool.
I am going with my sons. 58 Impala, and a 63 Riviera.
My uncle used to say, this car can stop on a dime with nine cents change.
I have the one my dad taught me to use when I was just a little kid. Also taught my two boys how to use it.
455 Olds, .030 over, 10:1 Forged TRW pistons.
I saw a Pierce Arrow at French Lake Auto Parts quite a few years ago.
Yes, I am going. Been there every year since about 1984. I will have the 4 door '50 Merc. My 2 door custom Merc isn't ready yet. Been helping...
Yes, got a 1963 Oldsmobile with a 394 and roto hydramatic,(slim jim, I think they called them. It had 136,000 miles on it, put 200 miles on it...
I'm definitely going next year.
I have my Dad's old manual bead breaker and tire irons. He taught me how to use it when I was a kid. But, an air powered machine would sure be nice.
My son, with the 28 roadster, had some done just north of town here. Was very reasonable.
I have a 63 Olds rear available if you are interested.
I used a 1974 rear steer subframe on my 50 and the steering box is in almost the same location as the stock box. Steering column hooks up easily....
In 1978 had a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado. Did good front wheel burnouts.
Oh, and it's still in my Mom's grove.
1938 Chevy 1.5 ton grain truck when I was about 7 years old.
I'll be there on Thursday afternoon till Sunday afternoon.
I think it looks great. I have always been a fan of fender skirts. I grew up in the 70's and had skirts on my high school car.
1963 Oldsmobile 98 4 door hardtop. Still in the grove on the farm where I grew up. Drove it about 200 miles before a rod bearing spun. It...
I think it was my dad's 50 Merc 4 door. My mom still owns it, it is in my garage right now. And my son is using it in his wedding in about 2 weeks.
When my kids were little, my mom was taking them for a ride to town in her 92 Cadillac. At the stop light in town my youngest son asked grandma...
I flipped my spindle uprights when I first built my Merc. I had to drop the steering arms to put the tie rods on the same plane as the lower...
Thank You! I'm surprised that I won, I never win anything. This will truly help finish my car and make my air system much cleaner looking. Here...
It was the dragstrip that used to be in Coon Rapids in 1966, I was 7. Lots of fun and very loud, I loved it.
Hopefully, working with my son, Kyle, 30Tudor sedan, on filling and sanding doors and quarters on my 50 Merc
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