The Jalopy Journal
Keep forgetting about those modern things, I was looking for vacuum cans, when most heat systems were still cable!
I have nothing against the 4-bar, Barabarian doesn't want his, needs a simple way to change. In his case, he has a fenderless car.
Well, when you do, the border will probably be open again by then, and we'll be able to visit. If you draw an imaginary line through Whitefish...
I'd order hairpins that work with your existing batwings. Get the correct mount for the frame, and whatever extra adjusters needed. Cut the 4 bar...
@flatheadpete, Noticed the hat, are you from UP this way?
That's the good kind of ruination!
Glad there's a happy ending. Hope your back keeps getting better, car looks good.
If you're trying to build your own, look for a heat riser pull-off(GM), or headlight door actuator. Not common, but I found some at swap meets.
Sure is unfortunate not to be able to use our close proximity to border to import parts. I've used a couple of carriers to bring parts in that I...
Nice find! Don't worry about having "another" project, gives you an alternative when you get frustrated with the other one.
It's often said to start with the best car you can find. I think you did.
The pin height in the piston has to match the rod length, so if you already have the pistons, you'll use the rods they were designed for.
Sorry it happened, and hard to pinpoint where it actually got the water.
Good thing; you can take it all apart, clean up rust areas, inspect...
I've used the oversize bearings in the past, to get the clearance I wanted, but never mixed shells. I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with it, just...
Drive it! Love the blower under the hood; now that's sleeper!
I just mark across the width of it with a fine line of paint, or permanent marker. A line at 5, 10, and my expected initial(say 14), and go with...
@302GMC , always thought it was a lock or position holder. Faded memories on my part. Thanks.
Not a bad idea.
I bought a set of rods, from a machine shop, that were ready to go. They were weight matched, ARP rod bolts fitted and big ends re-sized. Got them...
Thanks. Another use for the drill press.
You forgot to add the disclaimer: "This is for entertainment only. Don't try this at home"
If you're thinking of building a 383, go with the kit route. There are numerous companies that have varying levels of product. The rods can be...
Ok. I had a 56 Chevrolet with overdrive system, and that cable you had to pull out, and twist handle, so that a groove cut in the bottom of handle...
Does the cable have to lock in position? I think that's also part of the reason pricing can get high. Has to be stiff enough to push/pull, but...
Not that I don't like the T, that Chev is making me smile.
@timwhit . Post up, you got a good one.
Hello from the Soo. Hope you get some rides in before snow! Oops, sorry I said that.
Nice! Too bad you couldn't keep both. For both types of weather.
Going to put it over to LHD?
@Greenblade Welcome aboard. You have some great material to build a nice street car. Have fun building!
And, in case you didn't notice, Matt's was reman'd in Canada. :)
I probably would have!
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