The Jalopy Journal
If I could ask for a little help here. I am trying to identify a Sprint car body / type / chassis - anything. My grandfather ran one back in the...
Last race of the season.
Here you go. This the third race of the season for the "Lil Rebel". He first raced Skot in the Flathead Fever dragster at the Texas THAW and then...
Ha. We had fun. James is still talking about his race with the Scorpion. Thanks to Chet and everyone involved in making this race happen. After...
Skot - You can't hold it against James when your running that Margarita Mixer on top of that motor with the upside down valves. ha :)
Hang in there Skot. I know it's going to be tough after that loss to the "Lil Rebel". lol
We will be there for sure. The "Lil Rebel" will be...
Yes they should. Looks like it went nose up and came down hard. Appears to be an older chassis and not worth fixing. The gear box would be worth...
With the "Little Rebel" all done, my boy was ready for his first run down the track. He made his debut at the Texas THAW this past weekend in a...
Thanks to all the Torques for putting on such a great event. It's always worth the drive from San Antonio to be at the THAW. Even more, thank you...
Can't wait. James is ready with his FED. Says he's looking for some guy named Skotz that has a fever.
Ready for his first race
Can't wait. See you at the THAW?
Need a cool pull car for the FED?
It's a band brake.
Had a spare harness. Cut it down and had it re-sewn to fit him.
I had an old set of mags that I soda blasted and they came out great. I'm not into the shiny polished stuff and wanted something a little darker....
I will have to check that out.
A little more progress
Putting it back together
Aluminum floor and firewall in.
Cool torque converter. Did not know they made those. I have this one geared down right now until he can get use to it.
Sanded down, primed...
A little test drive. Still have to finish the tin work, but first time out went went well.
Started forming the body.
Thanks. I pulled up as many pictures as I could to try to make it identical.
Thanks. It's been a lot of work, but well worth it. My son is getting excited and asked daily how much is left to do.
Here it is rolling. Ready to fire up for some testing.
I'm game for some 8'' tires. It currently has a 6'' wheel on the rear, but I am wanting to go with a 8'' to make it more proportional to the kart....
I am using a jack shaft setup and will bring the chain and gears to the side of the cart, much like a mini bike. Once the body panels and firewall...
He's definitely hooked.
Had a steering wheel off of an old FED and thought it would be a good fit. Started working on seats and have the engine...
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