The Jalopy Journal
Stock bell too. We ended up ordering a mini hi torque starter for it. Hope it fits
The dipstick fits great! Car still has the 3 speed/od trans. And no the stock starter does not clear
ok fellas, what we have here is a 49 ford coupe with a flathead v8. We bought the sanderson FH1 headers designed for a flathead in this chassis....
Within the next couple days it should be running
I just wanted to thank everyone for all the awesome comments. This build is the most FUN I've had in a long time. Plus its truly a father/son...
Fellow 409 guy here. Totally dig the wagon!!
Actually no. It had normal air. Factory installed in dash vents
And here is a video of the old girl being woke up for the first time since being rebuilt. Doesn't sound too shabby to me.
ok. Time to get everyone caught up. Sorry for the lack of updates, but sometimes life gets in the way. The engine is finished, been fired up...
Ok....UPDATES!!!! WE HAVE A SHORTBLOCK!! WOO HOO!!! Pistons have a wee bit if a dome on them. Lol. Plus it's been zero decked. Should run...
Thank you all for the wonderful comments. I'm glad you all enjoy my 63. I am humbled. Sadly as of right now there is no progress as we are...
Should have a wee bit of a cackle with around 11.5 to 1 compression. Lol
Aw man absolutely!!!! You'll beat me, but it'll still be fun nonetheless
And you are?
That's the plan this July if we ever get back to racing. There is a 348/409 meet at my home track during a nostalgia event we plan on going to....
Man, don't ever apologize for bringing it up. I'm not ashamed nor does it bother me. I like telling my story.
They do. I'm a member there too. I have a build thread on the car over there
Interesting...... once this shit is over with, message me man
I had stage 4 advanced testicular cancer when I was 18. I'm 41 going on 42 now. I was part of a clinical study.
And a couple more. Lol.
Here are some more pictures of the car. The picture with the supreme wheels is the day it became a member of the family.
Thank you guys for the comments. Im trying to keep it as period correct as possible as to what the ultimate 63 409 impala in the 60s would be
It's not bad to be honest. Dad and I are also currently going over the car front to back. Rebuilding all tier of ends and such as the car has...
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