The Jalopy Journal
Drop in a SBC and sell the flat motor parts to one of the crazies on here.
Even a 265 is a vast improvement over the water boiler.
Coat the threads with Permatex #2. Black, sticky stuff. Never dries out. [emoji106]
A mechanic where I worked had a coil blow up on a fork truck as he was bent over the engine. His safety glasses prevented him from being blind....
The Desoto 341 in my Ford F100 hardly leaked around the plug tubes. All stock, tubes, grommets, washer and plug wire cover.
Lot to be admired...
Have you inadvertently limited the master cylinder to a too short of a stroke? [emoji2960]
Asking for a friend....................
Thanks for this thread I have '53 F100 brakes installed on my '40. [emoji106] Not tested yet.
And, the original front brakes found a new...
Alternative to a ‘pickle fork’ many use a BFH and a Medium hammer. Using the large one as a anvil strike the fat end of the arm. The tie rod end...
A fella in Iowa called 'dibbs'.
Changed my front brakes to '53 F100. Someone give this stuff a new home.
Whole she-bang, sans outer...
Invite five friends over for a fifteen minute after work beer thirty.
Worked for me. [emoji108]
I spend an afternoon many years ago gas welding fender edge cracks in my ‘40’s fenders. Mechanics tie wire and my smallest OA tip.
Be sure to...
Them are used in the ‘40 Ford fuel tank pickup line in 1/4 or 5/16 size IIRC.
Hood open or no hood at all plus many, many thunderstorms has funneled water into that engine.
Look in Hobby Lobby in the charcoal sketch department.
Krylon made a spray fix to preserve a charcoal or pencil drawing. Leave a satin coat....
Ever since we pulled the valve covers off my buddy’s vet to do the valve lash (30-30 cam) Nov. ‘65, I’ve been a great believer in positive...
Thanks for the tip. [emoji106]
Can I remove all the screws and clock the housing around to better clear my '40 crossmember?
It'd be soo much easier to route in/out lines.
I’m glad your not in charge of spending my time and money.
I’ll have to make some fancy ones next time I...
I make custom size and they cost nothing.
I also collect and overhaul chainsaws. Requires test cuts. Takes about ten minutes or less....
Oops! Disregard, it’s the crankshaft gear.
Rich, is that gear pressed on the cam? Or, bolted?
I hate to say it, but a simple puller...
My father tried an eight volt battery in my ‘52 Olds briefly. First it burned out the headlights and then threw out the solder from the generator...
Good start on an ‘orchard’ truck there. [emoji6]
Haul apples, peaches, cherries and plums. [emoji108]
Plastic ketchup bottle w/fuel mix. Squirt it in the fuel bowel vent ‘till it runs over. Starts right up.
‘67 Corvette BB. I hate electric pumps.
Our grandfather built an engine for my oldest cousin’s car, a ‘49 Plymouth business coupe. A Desoto as that is what he had on hand in his shop....
The last of the Chrysler 6 flatheads were 264” and Desoto was 251”. With a port & relieve plus a Chris Craft cam should go like stink.
I will assume your breather cap/filler tube will filter the air going into the crankcase so you should be good to go. [emoji106]. So, no need to...
Can the old F1 drums be reconditioned/turned?
The new drum above looks like ‘53-‘56.
Are you looking thru the top RX or bottom of your bifocals?
Makes a difference you old fart.
My grandfather had a collection of rifle bore brushes for that.
Lots of hot water from the laundry room thru a garden hose will flush the loose...
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