The Jalopy Journal
Looking really good man.
I have this reacuuring dream where I spend all my days block sanding a car and it never seems to come out straight. Then I wake up and go out in...
Tired of seeing flathead engine building pics? Nah, me either. Sometime in the past the 59L block had been mildly ported but Dan wasn't happy with...
Spent five hours block sanding yesterday which doesn't look that interesting in pictures. But Dan sent me these pics of the heads back from the...
I was thinking how good that engine looks in your last post
While Dan is making good progress on the Flathead I have started the body work in earnest. Built a quick and dirty chassis rotisserie from some HF...
Since we ended up sleeving all eight cylinders we decided to go 5/16 and leave plenty of meat for a future overbore should it be...
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Final size will be 276.
Working on the Merc crank and rods.
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Dan's making good progress on the engine. Lot's of attention to detail. Sorry if the pics are out of order.
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Got an update on the engine. Dan at Hill Country Machine has been working on the 59L block. The block had already been bored 3 5/16 so the plan...
Quick update. My 15 year old Craftsman compressor decided to die so I ended up ordering a Quincy two stage 60 gal standup to replace it. Should...
Just pick one thing and get it done. I expect to see you driving that thing at the Roundup. I am out here busting my ass in the heat getting mine...
If I had that car I would never sell....oh shiny. Fire Sale! :D
Also, some of us have a lot of dream cars we want to build. I have dreamed about my roadster build for years, but I have also dreamed about a...
Thanks I will keep that in mind.
You putting some miles on that hot rod?
Started sanding and priming the body. I hate body work. Doesn't help it is 103 degs in the shade today. Got to get it done.
Just got these pics from @thunderbirdesq at Kholer Kustom of him punching the louvers in my hood and sides. Veddy Cool! The cost was really...
Hey, thanks for the mention @Stogy
I used 16 gauge aluminum sheet and formed the hood top over some 6" aluminum pipe and my knee. I actually...
Body work and paint.
The imperfections are how you know it's not a high dollar fair ground queen.
If I can find someone who can lay it out I will.
Not a whole lot of progress on the roadster this past month. Had family visiting for the past month which took up most of my free time. Mainly...
Yeah it is what everyone I have talked to is saying. Good blocks are getting really hard to find. If I do another FH it will use a French block....
Of course you could always polish up a set of stock aluminum heads.
These have been polished and milled for compression....
That’s great man. Your smile was ear to ear. Congrats.
Looking really good!
It’s still waiting it’s turn but it should be getting built soon. Dan said he would have it to me in May.
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