The Jalopy Journal
Seriously- WHY would I take out a crossflow, OHV engine to put in a F head???
Your costume pic inspired me to share!
Dad would bring different sized boxes home around Halloween and build a costume for me when I...
The Great Schnozzola!
Two fun stories- both real:
1) warehouse full of WWII Harley Davidson XA's (with drive shafts) in crates/cosmoline and other WWII goodies back in...
Gotcha- have heard of using 261 rods in an early ('28 and earlier) Chevy 4, but nice to know that 302 rods might work as well and give even more...
Thanks, Cody! I'm guessing that they're longer- any modifications to make them fit the 261 crank?
SR100- that's a favorite of mine as well. I've tried mocking it up, and there is no way to get the torque tube in that low without MAJOR...
They didn't- that's a later addition. In '28, Dodge was still using the vacuum pump :D
Kume- we've talked about how the early racers would simply screw a cap to the top of their pistons to get higher compression, but...
That's the plan :D
Had a GREAT 3-day meet in October (rain killed Saturday)-
The next NE GA swap meet is Sat, Nov 7!
Oh, ad Brad is going to do another 3-day...
Great info- PLEASE keep going!
Thanks bud! Hmmmm, never thought of using a 490 radiator shell with the later chassis- I like it :D
If you can get it to either Philly or the Harrisburg (Hershey) area, I can get it down to Georgia in the next few weeks.
It's just the frame,...
Six Ball, do you have any more pics of that 490? That's spot on for what I want to do with my '22 chassis!!!
Haase- really looking forward to...
What GMC rods ARE those???
Take him to Temple's Danny- the rattlers should be pretty sluggish by this time :D
More like portable SAILING kit- his front end is going to barely touch the pavement :eek:
PLEASE KEEP THE CHEVY FRAME
I have my dad's 261 with the 848 head that Jiggs Jenkins (before he was known as Grumpy) ported and polished back in the 60's....
Thanks for the pm, Cosmo!
So is there a benefit to using the 913 (instead of the 848) head on a 261?
Cosmo, I have a spare 848 head, if you're looking for one!
What's the difference between the 848 and 913 head?
bummer- you're on the wrong end of the country :p
Sorry Kiwi- I didn't have time to take any on Friday and spent Saturday morning working our tables.
I'm thinking that I'd love to know where you live, 'cause I'd love to talk with you about that Straight 8 you're ditching :D
Edsel Ford and Bob Gregorie would have approved :D
Brad's going to get dates together and send them out soon- I'll let you know Danny!
What a butt-ugly roof line for such a nice car!!!
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