The Jalopy Journal
Or just do this. (Here comes the weld Police!) :D
I retract ALL statements regarding Jack Merkel and the rod snappers. I consulted with my 77 yr old friend, and he told me the same thing...
Who is J Merril?
According to my 77 yr old friend, ( the red haired guy in the picture) This was Jack Merkel's coupe, around 1957.
(The scoop on the side is to...
"frank merklin"? Could he have meant Jack Merkel? Look at the results poster bottom left.
Jack Merkel lives Out east (Shelter Island), and still...
I was in ther 2 yrs ago, I don't remember seeing Speed parts, just a store with people who know about cars, no computers, and had a rebuild kit...
Mars auto part store in bayshore still in business, still an "old time" store.
To support this site, my new home every day and night.
Super find. Some Rod snappers still around. One a H.A.M.B er , User name george tibball, knows a bunch of guys from the club, and their current...
6x2 w/ 6 97's, velocity stacks,linkage and fuel log for a 390 Ford FE.
Just did a 59, used 2- 2x4's from cowl to rad support, and 2- 1" ratchet straps. No problems.
That's Exactly what I told my wife!!
I picked this one up last year. Can anyone I.D. it?
I set a new track record: 56 minutes to get to the end of the 1/4, another hr to get to rt 9.
So, I should't have drilled and tapped all those extra holes in my block?!!
NY National around 1970
Really looking forward to the sucess of this.
How about some details on tech inspection. Is there any besides the previous seatbelts, and helmet?...
NY National Speedway, Center Moriches, NY. Around 1970.
Now a senior housing development.
What about headers with the stock flathead and steering ? Anyone know what works best?
A couple more. These were taken in the sand pit in Northport, on Long Island. Guys raced up and out of the sand pit. This is at the current site...
Westhampton dragstrip, around 1957
I hope to run this at Motor Speedway this year.
Originally bought it for the running flathead, almost junked it!
See you out there.
After working out dents, I made a Miniature shrinking disc (2") on an air grinder to smooth it. Worked great.
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