The Jalopy Journal
If I was going back in time with some dough, I would take 25k and come back with Duesenberg SSJ supercharged Roadster Speedster.
If your going...
I will double check all the connections in the ignition system.
When I got the car last month it would barely run.
Not only would the...
I will do.
I’m going to pull the plug wires as suggested.
I’m thinking the same thing you are about the skip showing with the light.
I’m going to check and...
I’ve got one but it needed a O ring. I have the O ring now so I’ll do a compression test to see what I have.
The engine in my '51 has a miss or a skip.
I have gone through all the tune up procedures except confirming time. I'll have to mark the dot as...
Those should already be tapped for a set screw.
Have you got Vern Tardel’s books?
You have to be careful on here or any Internet forum.
Google just about anything pertaining to an old car and the HAMB will come up.
If it’s 8BA it’s very late ‘52-‘53.
94’s in Shoeboxes and likely F1s with the 8RT used 94s with the internal spark that the distributor advance...
It was Chandler and Groves.
Whether Chandler and Groves had an affiliation with Stromberg, I know not.
The awesomeness of this is beyond words.
It’s OK I have another shoe box radiator. I had it re cored years ago.
It was stored in my Dad’s barn for 20 years. All the outlets were taped...
I Finished up the headers and replaced the starter motor. I’m about to replace the bottom air dam and I discover........
The radiator is leaking.o_O
Whose not looking for a 28-32 Roadster?
The problem comes in when you find one.
I found one for 4 grand (stock 29 roadster....a real roadster)...
I could have a sarcastic response but I’m not going to do that. It’s no help to you.
This board is full of real world practical...
It’s a neat project.
A Jalopy Racer can be as primitive or refined as you like.
Whatever jurisdiction....you need to find out if it’s...
Now pumpers can be 1250GPM to 2000 GPM.
Those problems occur when hard suction hoses are used on a fire plug.
Soft hoses will collapse while the...
It’s not a fair comparison Danny.
Yours is a finished car.
Mine is a old one that’s been stored and shuffled around for decades.
You should never kiss a frog.
American toads release a type of poison to repel predators.
Of course you have the South American poison dart...
I don’t think so....
From that angle she favors Rita Hayworth. Rita Hayworth would have been a little older and far far above a HRM shoot in ‘53.
It may be fine.
Chances are it is.
My new ‘51
It would barely crank cold, ran poorly and would not crank hot.
Got a 6v charger.
Cleaned all primary leads and grounds.......
You don’t want smoothies. You want Gennies.
Gennies or genuines could be either newly made chrome (like in American Graffiti) or steel ( that’s...
Those look much much better.
It looks like most of the stuff on those heads is gasket funk.
Definitely No!....,on the grinder and sand blaster!...
What is a “qualified mechanic”?
Here they only exist theory or in BF Goodwrench commercials.
Before all you shop guys get mad.....Ya’ll...
Would you really run those on your new Fresh Flathead?
There's theory, then reality. Yeah it's possible to fix these on planet...
The center grille cross and fender ball ornaments are hard to find and often missing. Trunk trim, tailights and side trim if tudor are hard to...
1962 is my favorite Galaxie.
Is it a popular car? Yes.....Is it a icon like a pre-war Ford or Tri-Five Chevy?...No. It's not even as popular as...
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