The Jalopy Journal
Great job!!! You going to let alison tune it ?
Nomads, from Newton Mass, Sanford Me, around 58 ?
They were around, back in the day. If you are running that flathead, might be easier to find a '39 or so case, with the shifter. Gears are the...
i've been doing this since the mid 60's, so just let me say, the the rules of racing, all racing, are written in blood. No blood, no rules.
my .02. First time I saw a dragster chassis without a continuous bottom rail.. Look at it carefully and tell me what is to prevent the upright...
I am guessing that the heads and block are early and late, as in 392 block, 354 heads ? There are comercially available spacers for this, about...
Larry's, on Commonwealth Ave.
Cup cake pans for nuts and bolts, different cup, as you take each assembly apart.
I didn't sell them, gave them away. First pass on the rods. Indy Goodguy's, 2009.
Not a Mack. Could be a Dodge, but best guess would be an IH.
mine. sort of in semi retirement lack of $$$
I've been to Chengdu many times, in fact I met my wife there. We will be going again in may. It has become westernized, big time, since...
VRA/nhra rules require that the valve placemnt be the same as stock. You will find that after market rockers use the shafts, as the heads torgue...
Old days rules. Gasser, 10% engine set back, altered 25%, Measured from the center of the spindle to the first spark plug.
Brendan Murry, racecarparts.com, has the old style masks.
Always pull the safety pin(s) out before the burn out. In case the engine runs away, the driver will have a little help in getting it under...
1957, Sanford Maine. Speed Sport roadster, Setto Postonian, and some guy from Florida running carburators.
331 and 354 heads are interchangable. I believe 392's are also, but, due to a higher block, they might need masaging.
Modern day 'glides do have a clutch pedal. It really is only used to find the neutral space, when going from forward to reverse. If the idle rpm...
These cars were under 310 cubic inches. Very light. Some had every other spoke removed. Some had .049 tubing. No trans and not to much of a...
Thanks, I know a lot more now.
Never been much of an antique person, but I find this thread facinating, especially of the knowledge people have. So, a questio. What year did...
This is not Paul's Beast. It had a full body, that had hackles, for want of a better word, on the nose piece.
You would have to ask Jack, but I believe this was the car that NHRA said was too modified to run in modified coupe/roadster at the nationals that...
Back in 1960. Just a few times, not the best tow from Boston.
A little trivia. The Mass Turnpike Chrysler wagons, about 63/63, were soeced to run a minimum of 140, from the factory. In Maine, and I think New...
You need a thermostat, or at least a restrictor, knock the center out of the thermostat. Water is going through to fast to cool the motor.
Question. Are the same number of threads showing above the nut in the before and after scenarios? If yes, bad news, the cam is going round. This...
A few memories, and it's not to good. All chassis were sprung, NHRA rules.
Ran a 92" Chassis Research with an injected SBC, in the 9's at 150, no...
Bruce Hertel, in the near lane, with the hemi.
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