The Jalopy Journal
Running a stock rad. with a 289. Runs cool even in a parade. Just be sure to have a fan shroud. Solves many overheating problems.
DeWitt, sometimes called Dimwit Depending on how many beady eyes you can count.
Jay, your talent and pussy are the best. You have great ideas and the craftsmanship to go along with it.
Thanks for sending the packet out early. I got mine just before I left for B'ville. I dropped my HA/GR off at a friends in Carthage on the way to...
$500 tops. Less if the engine is stuck. O. D. would be a plus.
Remove the bottom spring plates, make 1" spacers to fit and bolt back on with grade 8 bolts and grade 8 nuts. Worked for me.
Heavy duty Ford truck pitman arms have a dogleg in them already and will fit the spline.
The book " How to build a traditional Ford hot rod " by Bishop and Tardel covers most all the questions you will have. Yes on the truck water pumps.
Been running an 8" at Bonneville with 530 hp with no problems. Trac-loks are expensive now. You can get bearing kits, gears and all from Summit in...
When I was in high school ( '56 & '57 ) I worked part time for a garage. The Y blocks were new then and almost all that came in with dry rocker...
I drop my wife off in SLC and she spends the week doing Geneology research. We are BOTH happy.
'26 has a square raised plug in the rear end; '27 has square recessed. There is a small difference in the A pillar at the top hinge. New deck lids...
At Farmer City ( exit 159 ) we have H.A.M.B. and eggs at Imo's restaurant at 8:00 AM. every Saturday. It is at the intersection of Rt.54 and...
I have some Chevy arms and ball pivots. I'll bring them to H.A.M.B. and eggs Sat.
No wonder you miss H.A.M.B. and eggs in Farmer City. It's a long drive from CA. It's dry enough to spread now. Most of the corn is out of the way.
Went in '02 as a spectator. Salt bug bit hard. Back in '03 with car # 1050, yellow '50 FORD coupe. Raced 5 years. '08 no rooms! '09 back as a crew...
Have a good one Jay. In a few more months you'll have as much hair as I do. ;o) It saves time combing with a washrag.
I have a Sears from the '60's ??? that has a motorcycle style tank and snubber brake on the back. Put a Briggs 5.5 hp ohv on it. really torques along.
I may be a double member. I have two running. One in my Ranchero and one in my '48 panel delivery. Also a 260 waiting on a chassis.
Be sure and be " standin' on the corner in Winslow, Arizona." If you like old Ford trucks. ;o)
Chassis Engineering has what you need. I used theirs to put a Hemi in my '32.
Thanks for the invite, guys. Had a great time and had an excuse to get the '32 going again after the carb. fire. Hope to do it again.
331's have a cyl. wall of approx. 5/8". Bore the crap out of it. My 331 had a stuck piston and the rings had rusted a big groove in one cyl. I...
Goin' to be there and have been since '02. No car this time. Just a crew member. BobK usually passes us on the way out in Nebraska.
2- 270 Red Rams, a 325 Dodge and a 331 Chrysler in my '32 roadster
I have used Shell Rotella T for 10 years now and I use it in everything, even the lawn tractor. When I bought my Bonneville racing engine, the...
Drop the lower control arm spring plate by bolting in 1" spacers. These were sold way back in the day. 2 spacers per side. I used these and a Fat...
How much for the straight bones? I need them for a project. These are not from a '48.
1950 Ford. The real original SHOEBOX.
Great engine, I'm running one with a T-5 in my '57 Ranchero and one with a C-6 in my '48 panel truck. The T-5 with a 3.89 rear gear is the best combo.
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