The Jalopy Journal
In 1966, '65 Chev Willow Green, black '65 Impala buckets, rear upholstered to match, M-21 4 speed, '64 vette wheels and wheel covers, '58 wagon...
Our recreation of an NHRA F/MP 331 cu in SBC 4100# car:
First outing will be Test n Tune in April 2014, to be ready for 2014...
Local club, Virginia Chevy Lovers, was granted a special tour of the Master Jet Base at Oceana in Virginia Beach. As a special treat for us, and...
Four Doors, Three seats, 9 passengers, 331 cu in F/MP '56
1963: $450...My first car bought with my own money: 265, PG later changed out to 3-spd:
Traveled the Hot Shoppes and Topps drive-in...
Our '56 as it was in 2002, in 2008, and now.
Howbout a windowed delivery with a back seat...forest service and USAF had 'em.... ? Believe me, I think wagons are the coolest, just the delivery...
The Ford Fairlane Thunderbolts popularized the tear drop hood. Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins was the guy, to my knowledge, who created the cowl airbox...
None of the work, time or money spent on it will be worth diddly unless this thing runs half way decent times in two weeks at Super Chevy Sunday....
Video after start up:
Fired the engine up....had to deal with minor leaks, especially the O-ring swivel water neck....
Just found your build thread. That car is wickedly built. Congratulatons.
Cool is truly a state of mind: I remember when wagons weren't cool, but my football star brother made his wagon cool by force of personality:...
Almost ready to run:
Harnesses replaced. Everything works EXCEPT I switched the hi-beam bulb and a cluster bulb. Five gallons of 110 octane in...
Nice to see you here on the HAMB...
Where in Southern Md. are you?
Moon Rocket: I like the idea, will look for one on the various sites. The ebay guy didn't have anything other than the F*#d piece. I'll say it...
Showing my ignorance: Bull Nose bird?
Really, really like your car.
These may help:
Jimbo17 and Black 62: thank you
dblgun: Fuel pressure sender...gotta be electric as far as I'm concerned for safety.
Fast Elvis: thank you
Ford Freak: thank you
Made up the fuel lines with the pressure gauge sending unit last night. I always hated feeding the hose into the AN fixtures. Not anymore. This...
The hood's in primer to avoid any trimming on a finished paint job. And indeed I had to cut an additional 2-1/2" out at rear.
the rewire is 99% done, so I started the actual trial fit of the tunnel ram, carbs and linkage:
Fire up hopefully within the...
Fabbed in aluminum: needs final shaping and bead blasting:
Rewire almost done, all linkage in place and adjusted on...
Illustration board and masking tape....
8" high at highest point
slopes back to 6-1/2
then drops to match 50 degree slope of windshield...
Planned paint scheme:
Trial Fitting....this hood required some adjustments to fenders at cowl and core support.
Next steps: media blasting, minor...
Took the whizz wheel to the spare hood:
Next steps: cut into hinge brace, dress the cut edges, media blasting, minor sheet metal...
Carbs arrived: Linkage fitted and adjusted. I traded a like-new 750 double pumper Holley for the two 450's. Still have Lokar cabling to fit:...
Preparing the tunnel ram for installation of the Holleys. I decided to mount them sideways and found Offenhauser still manufactures these...
This is the parts car hood.
I'll post pics as the whizz wheel does its thing on the sheet metal.
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