The Jalopy Journal
F100*F250 all of them
68*72 has 2 ends and a cable valve, 70s units are like a "H" so coolant can keep flowing back to the motor when the heater is closed.
I used the...
I had changed the valve, years ago (I used a ford pickup heater valve...15.00 bucks).
The 54 & 56 Cores turned out to be the same number.
So I bit...
I painted the Chevy P/U rally wheels black, To hide the weird slots in them, and no one seems to notice them any more, ( alot of people used to...
69 ford F100 M/C
I dig the dog dishes too... and I had to cut a coil to get mine level (with a 455-turbo 400).
Cutting another coil and 2 inch blocks in how it...
The more I see, the cooler it gets
I just used one from a 70s ford pick up. dirt cheap, it goes in the hose.
Then you could switch back when you find the right one.
A decade ago I had my 56 Olds' vacuum wiper pump rebuilt, and It worked sortof OK, with the normal vacuum wiper issues.
However, with the new...
My 56 Olds 88 heater is leaking, Its my only car, so I need to drive it
I have a heater core out of a 54 olds 98 and all the tin that goes...
taken in a bad storm... right now my ONLY car.
Plus Borderline useless vacuum wipers (big cam)
Man, I second That! OK I'll Third it (I saw someone else seconded it)
I am an absolute Believer.
I was gonna chime in with my advice, than I saw the Pics.
I'm gonna do it your way.
OK Valvecover off ran for about 3 minutes mostly Idling a few blips to around 1000 rpm.
Oil barely oozes out of the rockers on the left bank,...
to clarify, its #7 exhaust side, all the rockers are new.
I will pull the valve cover and look for oil squirt... good idea Don.
I put a fresh 455 olds Into my 56 Olds.
rebuilt C Heads a fairly mild Lunati Cam (think performer RPM).
I did not confirm the oil galley plug at...
I built motor mounts, using stock rubber and bridging the gap with a wrist pin (for the big bolt) and angle Iron, its not pretty but its worked...
So I'm out of School, got a Job, Trailered The 56 to Idaho and I'm almost ready to get It back on the Road.
Its another 455, Keith Black pistons,...
And I really am diggin the Two tone.
my vote "No Flames"
OK the last rod bearing was toast, so I have been putting together another engine and its almost done!
keith black pistons,...
and there is NO rule that it HAS to be gold
It can be as cool as the 350 chevy can be if thats what you mean.....
I will take Flat over Fake any day...
My 56 was flat black for years, and I drove the shit out of it
Then I painted it, It sat in the garage for a year, the shiny paint made every...
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