The Jalopy Journal
I have 80k miles on my already well used 216 . every day for over 20yrs . LOTS of oil changes :)
Work done during that time has been minimal ,...
I believe there is some operator skill required .
I have had 2 cars touched up by 2 different paint shops , one was terrible , the other ok ....
Yes .............. premix all the paint so the left over is going to be the same shade . As said above , you never know when you will need a touch...
Painted my first truck in 1976 ('39 Chev) in the shed , used the blow attachment on the vacuum cleaner . Looked just like what it was LOL...
The '37 is a project , the '40 is the daily , in for a quick engine upgrade .[ATTACH]
All clubs locally have cancelled all events and meetings for the next month , under govt instruction.
All council places , normally open to the...
Penrite do a steering gear lube that works .
Such fun ....... :) .
I think it sounds external .
Water pump bearing or alternator bearing dry and ticking ....... ?
North Canterbury , I drove to Blenheim to get the rear guards . Seemed easiest at the time . LOL .
Yes the blackout side lights are interesting . Probably someone in the military collectors group would be interested in them .
Yes my pickup is a...
Your beautiful truck is not ex military , the guards are typical of a civilian truck . Please don't cut them . The funky headlights , well , who...
Yes TT , I will have the springs , postage from New Zealand will be a bit rough , best wait for Cosmo first .
As it happens , we got to the end of the road ....... :)[ATTACH]
Near the start of the Nevis Road , a few drops of rain at the top , but not enough to damp the dust down . :) [ATTACH]
warning notice :)
Faded blue [ATTACH]
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] Daily driver and work truck for 22 yrs , Still had the original 216 in it until last month (235 now) .
Broken bus 7...
Yeah , sorry , that's the rears , those are the park brake bits . But the springs are the same .
[ATTACH] Yes , two short springs . pic for reference . (my '37)
Love Homers Gasser , that looks like SO much fun :)
@Stogy yeah , about 8:30pm , it's summer here :) :) Engine is back in the truck now .....
@vetteguy402 , the block has been cracked for years , the mains have been rattling on startup for half that time , now a valve is burned , I'm...
Only supposed to be one project in the shed at a time (my rule) but the '40 decided it wanted another engine ....... [ATTACH]
Thompsons Gorge track .[ATTACH]
The '56 truck diff is already bendix brakes .
Yeah , every day .
It's therapy :)
With a non standard master cylinder , I cannot help. I don't know about proportioning valves.
The bendix are "self energizing" and work with less...
I used a '46 front axle (bigger king pin than the '40) and '54 front hub assy , complete. The Bendix shoes are 2" and the huck 1 3/4" So I am...
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