The Jalopy Journal
Didn't manage to dodge that one!
I believe it is. Pics taken at the Hampton Downs Bruce McLaren meet.
The Taylor Style Special, 270 GMC from a Staghound armoured car.
Use a dropped axle or lowering springs.
You've just earned some gray hair.
Pneumonia, huh? He must be flooded. Is he popping out of the exhaust? Hold him at full throttle and give him a squirt of NO2. Get well Jim!
My 235/3 speed/3.38:1 rear truck is absolutely useless for backing a car loaded on a trailer up a steep driveway. I'd go for an original SM420,...
From Pat Ganahl's blog https://patganahl.com/2019/05/27/quick-pics/
I guess it gives a whole new meaning to "Fenderless".:rolleyes:
I think they were truck hubs of some sort. Re-read the articles.
I was only joking!:D It amazes me how Ford almost nailed it with Model T ignition. Crank trigger, individual coils for each cylinder, multiple...
Now there's a thought. I have some old tube radios and a Model T coil, make a HAMB friendly MSD??? Of course you'd have to turn the ignition on 5...
At a guess, they'd handle the load rating of whatever tires you could mount on them.
'37 - '45 3/4 ton wheels. The load rating must be higher than a standard Chevy wheel, but is that due to the wheel or the tire size/load rating?...
Cool car. If it were mine, I'd clone this!!!
You can buy an adaptor plate for about $50.
That"ll be mine. Still pickin' away at the body.
Were Oldsmobile trucks export only? Not to be confused with REO.
GMCs used Oldsmobile...
Have you tried a M8 x 1.25? 1" = 25.4 mm. 25.4/1.25=20.32 threads per inch.
2 1/2" shoes would barely squeak into stock drums. I have some finned drums for HD 11" brakes for a 12 bolt 4 3/4" PCD that would take a 2 1/2"...
A job for a machinist.
I did a quick search, it seems this was a common conversion before disc brake kits came out. Sleeve the lower taper for the smaller 5-6-7 ball...
Please keep us updated. I'd like to see how it works out.
The RPO687 brakes I pictured are 2 1/2" and use a special backing plate. Standard 50's Vette brakes I'm sure are 2". You would have to fabricate...
Study the RPO687 brakes. Modify your stock backing plates to resemble the vented Corvette ones. Fab up some cooling fans. Use harder linings and a...
The LRDG trucks had a lot of special mods.
I pulled down a Toyota 2F once as I'd heard that they were an exact copy of a Chevy. Literally...
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