The Jalopy Journal
Oh yeah, I pulled a plug lead and it was throwing a 1” blue spark to the plug.
And thanks for all the suggestions. Glad it was something simple.
Problem solved. I don’t have the chokes connected and the one on the front carb was just slightly closed. Not even enough where you could see...
What’s the saying? 90 percent of all carburetor problems are ignition....
It’s a crab style. I’ll check the mounting bolts just to be sure, same with the advance slider.
So the weather has been great, the rains have stopped for a while and I’ve been driving the roadster quite a bit. Has been running great.
Get with these guys.
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] How I did mine.
A little chilly by California standards but I’m liking it!
Didn’t want to miss an opportunity.
Sound really similar to my build.
Just another A roadster build....
This is supposed to work good.
It looks great either way but the hood really completes the look.
That a good thought. I hadn't considered the amount of coolant in the engine itself.
No thermostat, shutters.
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Maybe it's not a good comparison since planes generally operate at higher continuous outputs but it seems like there oughta be some some type of...
Is there a rule of thumb for radiator volume to horsepower?
I've got a 150 hp Hisso that I'll be using in an O/T aircraft application but figured...
Sits really nice!
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I built a Model A powered Corben Super Ace a few years ago. Fun project.
Use this. [ATTACH]
I cut down a set of Model A standard irons which is a little tricky because they're tapered tubes. I used a deluxe windshield with 32 stanchions,...
It was my favorite hands down. Great to see it in person.
Driving in Saturday.
You'll get no complaints from me.
Never a big fan of channeled cars. Til now!
Do trailer bearings count?
This was last Friday.
It was a lot of work cutting down the original standard top irons, but now that it's covered I couldn't be happier with it. As usual, Ron Mangus...
I went without the trim rings for a while but finally decided it looked better with them.
Got the front floorboards stained and varnished. Still...
Some of the bigger "learning curve" things I've noticed are:
Gotta drag the the brakes a little after getting them wet.
Don't fight turning the...
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