The Jalopy Journal
I really like the look of a stock model A, but with a heavy chop and fenders removed. It’s the classic hopped up look, to me at least.
So I built...
I change mine a fair bit. I have an old army bag that carries three sets of gears in plastic sealed tubs. I put the spare gears on the lid, drain...
I have a pair of Cobra Classic XL in my 6” chopped sport coupe. I think they work really well.
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I’m still learning lots about these motors too. This is my first 4 banger, having preferred the V8 flatty in the past, so have made a few mistakes...
Hope this works.
I do have a short video of it running, but these computer things aren’t old and metal so I’m not good at driving them.
It says the file is too...
Thank you John.
I’m on it.
Yes, crank is cross drilled. I have good feed to all mains and big ends, until I bolt big end caps on then it dries up. The mains are set at...
Yeah, sort of. I keep going back to it and trying something different but still don’t seem to be getting enough oil at the big ends. Plenty of oil...
I finally got mine running. Sounded great till a big end shell picked. Stripped it down and found a tang position problem with the bearings...
There are a few that are pure race cars, and a few more that get trailered there, but the vast majority drive to Pendine and home again, even the...
Most of the cars come from the US, so are LHD. We have no issues with building LHD vehicles over here, and proper hot rods are LHD.
A few photos of mine.
It was another great weekend. Well done all involved.
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Bit of an update on the A motor I’m rebuilding.
I’m changing the ports on the F head from side draft to semi downdraft. The reason is that the...
That engine looks amazing, but getting old sucks.
Good luck with getting the engine finished.
Thank you, I got the photos. It’s a nice looking head, and beautifully polished etc. What size are the valves in the head and what size exhaust...
Wow! Very interested in seeing photos of the head, plus all it’s associated parts. It was this style of head I was thinking about replicating,
Thank you for the compliment.
Do you have any photos of your head, interested to see it. The overhead valve design is generally good especially...
Sorry for the late reply.
The brakes are stock rod jobbies, they work ok but planning on going through them, fixing any play etc.
The head was...
New to bangers, but jumped in at the deep end by trading my old flatty powered modified for a ‘25 T on A rails with a ‘28 banger motor.
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A sport coupe with a roof
My flathead story.
I started with a completely stock french motor. It had a 4” crank and stock cam which was .324” lift.
I fitted stock Merc...
I believe the Wade company started making blowers in ‘47 although the RO34 didn’t get fitted to the Commer TS3 till ‘53. A bit of research might...
Thanks Stogy for posting up my sport coupe.
Here’s a few more pics.
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The head was build a few years back, but not vintage.
This thread will explain a bit more about the blower...
Sorry for the late reply, I’ve been away at GOW! this weekend.
I’ve only just acquired the car so still learning, but it’s an A block with B...
A few of photos of my current two. Both heavily hopped up.
First one: 304ci flatty, .395” lift cam and twin big 97’s.
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