The Jalopy Journal
Here in Tucson, Az we have a problem with
pack rats. They will eat all the insulation off
the wires and then build a home with just
Lots of pictures, details and explanations.
I'm in. Keep it going.
There were some MG style cars that came with
the Pinto 2.3 engine. These had a better frame
and looked better (to me anyway). I think that
Years ago I had a similar problem.
Turned out to be a bad fuel pump.
The pump was letting fuel go into the pan.
The clue was the smell. Replaced...
Had the same problem on a 360. Edelbrock carb.
Hooked up the distributor to the wrong vacuum port.
Try switching ports. Might work.
I love your style. I can't think of
any other pictures that pretty much
require you to look at all of it. Not
just the car, but what is going on...
That is truly an outstanding collection.
First off it is for a 21 stud, you just don't
see many of those and speed equipment
is kind of rare. I...
Very nicely done. You can actually
understand what is being said. Good
photography. Definitely a keeper.
Thank you, Matt
Check the soft line between the steel fuel
line and the fuel pump. Today's gasoline
may have rotted it. Same goes for the
new diaphram in the...
Just a word here about using this method.
Be sure to mix up more than you need. The
reason is that the second batch won't match
the first. Want...
This is a really common sense way to do a floor.
I really liked the simplicity of it. Straight forward
and logical. Best of all it can be used...
I call it a hot rod and I would love
to have one just like it.
I noticed in one of the pictures that the front axle
has stars cut into it. Did you cut these? If so, how?
When I saw your welds I thought that...
Trans on or off should make no difference. You start the engine
in park/neutral. If you don't hook up a neutral start switch the
Google Youtube for diy pcb (printed circuit boards).
They will show you how to etch brass at home. You
make a copy of what you want on the...
Has anyone actually ever used one? I've
heard of Fish carbs for at least 20+ years.
They were supposed to be fantastic. Trouble
If you type in faux wood graining
under search you will find enough
articles to get you started. After
that try youtube for more. Hope
I believe the 16 cylinder radial racer is the Trossi Monaco.
Back in the "60's we would heat and bend and then
quench with old motor oil. It was felt that air cooling
would cause the bar to become annealed...
I think the picture may have been taken
in France just after WW1.
It probably won because all the other cars
looked pretty much the same. At the time
this was probably looking like the future.
Looking back on...
A little off topic.
Does anyone know why GM stayed
with wood for so long. Was labor that
The Gingery Lathe book sells for $9.95 at Lindsey Technical Books,
plus shipping. Pretty cheap. But it is not a real simple build. Your
I am really impressed. I have learned a
great deal from your text and pictures.
Thank you for taking the time to share.
Congratulations. I envy your amazing luck.
That critter really is rust free. Amazing.
Best wishes. I vote 265/283. In '58 that
was the goal.
Make sure your drill is set to its slowest speed.
You want a speed less than 500 rpm. Use oil.
Took beginning drafting in 1960 in high school.
Went into the Army in 1966 as a draftsman, no
training they took my word. Worked in military...
Just when you think that you've seen
all the "real cars" this shows up. Oh
Separate names with a comma.