The Jalopy Journal
I use two electronic senders and one gauge. Using a toggle switch mounted sideways next to the dimmer switch. Left is left bank, right is right...
Filcoolator mounted on firewall.
I use a vintage Klaxon on my roadster, very loud and has that classic sound. Gets peoples attention.
59ab with a blower
There was a crack on the inside (see white line) that allowed the spark to jump to the terminal connection (see red line). I routed out the crack...
I have been using the Replacement rotor and the second coil adapter on two H&C 1400 distributors for the last three years with no issues. See my...
Had problems using a Uni-synch on my 97’s. Purchased a “Latest Range 000124“ and it works great on Stromberg 97, Holley 94 and SU carbs.
Run a 14 lb aluminum with steel insert on my 29 roadster. No issues in 20,000 miles. Blown 276 59ab, t5 with 2.95 first gear, 4.11 Traclok rear end.
There is a company called Technoversions that make a product called TachMatch that replaces the sun transmitter box for an old sun tach running on...
[ATTACH] Run a 3-71 that is overdriven to provide 5-8 psi of boost on my 286” flathead. Runs very well.
306 hp at 5200 rpm, 330 ft-lbs at 3800 rpm...
[ATTACH] Bias Ply, Big & Little; Tall & Skinny
Blockley 5.50-16 on the front and Firestone 8.90-16 Dirt Track on the rear.
[ATTACH] Running 48’s on my blown flathead. 51 main jets, 60 power valves, straight linkage, 3 lbs pressure. Carbs calibrated with old Penske...
Ignore the naysayers. Glad to see a traditional early hot rod. Plenty of power. I’ve watched a lot of small block Chevy powered cars from my...
Did the Hotrod Hundred in St.louis, about 275 miles round trip. Temp was 28 at the start.
Midwest Roadster Run
A variety of road conditions:
Yes. I reshaped the foam and had new covers made from marine vinyl.
1996 Toyota Previa DX rear seat. It slides and folds: slides forward 5”, folds forward to 45 degrees and fully reclines. Fits perfect in my 29...
[ATTACH] Used 5/16 Stainless tubing with stainless
Swagelok and brass connectors 7 years ago and they still look like new.
Running a Harmon Collins with .36 mfd magneto condensers on a supercharged 59ab flathead. Benefits include increased dwell time and no point...
I am using a newer electric Stewart Warner one wire gauge with a sender in each head. I connected the senders to an A-B toggle switch under the...
The hardest part of the fuel system was getting the idle and off-idle setup to get the fuel curve correct. Three carbs with progressive linkage...
37 Business Coupe. Restored to original condition. [ATTACH]
286 CI. Started with two Stromberg 97’s but it runs better with two 2 Stromberg 48’s. Runs great with over 30,000 miles. Planning on trying a...
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] 1948 286 with oversized main caps and Harmon Collins dual coil, Camaro T5 2.95 input shaft with ford gears, Aluminum flywheel...
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