The Jalopy Journal
I see project cars in people's driveways and yards all over California.
California is super hot rod friendly. You can register your cars easily...
FWIW, I've gathered parts for Roach Rod #2... that's what I'll be bringing out next time I make the trek.
I had a ball the year I did it. The 200 mile drive was sketchy with many roadside fuel ups and the threat of rain. With my tires, the rain would...
It's a direct drive car so when it hooks... it starts out kind of lazy and then about 500 feet out it starts pulling like a freight train. Check...
Quite a bit... For starters, the chassis on any car that runs faster than 9.99 have top be certified. On a car like this, SFI specifies every...
We do a car-guy breakfast with friends every 1st Saturday of the month. It's a great way to stay up on everyone's projects, tell stores and laugh...
What blows me away is the generator location... damn.
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Who says you can’t run these old cackle cars!
Are you thinking about building another engine?
You wrote this while I was typing... good stuff!
In the 60's, the materials they used for pistons and the piston design was extremely heavy. The idea that a short stroke engine revved better was...
I never did a "How To" on it... but it was pretty easy to do. Aluminum being easier to weld and manipulate than cast iron, that would be my first...
Man... those BOAT spark arresters. Couldn't they find some velocity stacks?
What was outlawed? And what is the good reason?
Me in the Low Buck Special at Bakersfield!
I can smell the progress from here! Looks good Pat! I know you won't stop until it's right.
We weighed it... 1313 lbs
Hi Pat! Your adaptor dumaflatchie thingamabob is done!
Not yet... I'm going to sell it as a runner... not much interest as a roller.
There's video on my Instagram account... Strubillicious
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We will have it at Dragfest in Bakersfield in two weeks! Come out and say “Hi” and watch us smoke...
This isn’t the first cool hot rod to get taken apart and changed into some unrecognizable dream.
Someone should take a heat gun and a razor blade...
Very poor... :D
It actually has BETTER parts! It's a 420 inch 354... Joe Mondello Heads, Venolia Pistons, Carillo Rods etc... Should be good for 8.90's if it hooks.
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