The Jalopy Journal
Btw. I installed 2 months ago. It is working good.
I've rented UHaul car trailers several times for hauling derby cars. They are good trailers.
If you guys saw me struggle with the self inflicted stupidity that ends up eating up my time and efforts... you would haul me into a mental...
Super cool. I'd love to see pics of engines. Machined aluminum?
I love it.
Well I guess it is actually Dexron III[IMG]
You can buy regular Dexron Mercon at Walmart.
The 2 shops around here that do recore/ rebuilds are about $600.
I went cheap and bought a Champion radiator for my 51 Mercury flathead.
Not saying anything at all. (that's what mama told me to do)
Hey guys, I did the vinegar soak on it by plugging the upper hose fittings and turning it upside down. Put a gallon of white vinegar in for 2...
"When reason fails... Force prevails"
Thanks for the responses. I'm going to clean it out with some kind acidic solution and then have it pressure checked.
I'm really thinking it's never been used but I could be wrong. It looks like it's never been installed. [IMG][IMG][IMG]
Here's another pic of the top after I picked the stuff out of one of the tubes.[IMG]
Yes I have the radiator. What ever this stuff is it is very weak and thin. It's only at the top of the core tubes. Bottom of tubes are clean. This...
The hose fittings look like they've never had hoses on them.
I found a NOS radiator for my '51 and it has some kind of residue in the cores. Have you seen this before? Sort of looks like it might be soap,...
That is so cool. I love the fact that you stopped on the way home to check out the goods. Exciting.
I like that car. If I had it as a second classic I'd leave it like that, and build up the drivability. It looks mean the way it is.
In Minnesota we are allowed to take pleasure drives during this "government life lock". I'd be driving a car like that now more than ever. They...
I've always read that standard trans Mercury's with Dana 44 had a 3.91 rearend, and the Merc-o-matic's have a 3.31
My Merc-o-matic definitely...
I don't know. I didn't modify anything.
I don't have night vision
Pintos are extremely good in compact class derby. I've done several.
I love those Lincoln's. I also love Jay Leno.
I would have derbied the pinto. That was worth $500
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