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I have an extra bushing and a retainer hanging around somewhere .
PM me .
" Growing old is mandatory , growing up is optional . "
Here' a Hot Rod made from a warbird .
It's a cockpit and fuselage section of a T-28 trainer plane (Korean war era) .
Powered by a big block Chevy....
Single hub cap is 56 thru 58 'vette
A good TRUCK alignment shop should have the equipment to bend the axle back where it belongs .
Yes , you need them . They keep oil in the rocker shaft .
The rocker arms are oiled by the shafts . the shafts get oil from a passage in one...
A General Electric J-79 jet engine . If I'm not mistaken.
We had two of them in the F-4 "Phantom" jets that I worked on in "Nam" .
394 Olds .
It had an air gap manifold.
Beehive valve springs .
"Floating" piston pins .
Forged steel crank and rods .
Plus , it...
It's a 58 Olds Fiesta
A seriously "built" flathead will produce about as much horsepower as a stock 283 .
Maybe a 40 or 41 Ford pickup four cylinder engine. I've never actually seen one , but I've seen references to them in parts books and shop manuals.
That's a very nice original car , BTW. I hope you keep it just that way.
The 1950 Dynaflow doesn't change gears at all. It starts out in high and various elements of it's rather complex torque converter do all the...
You never know ?
I researched The Auto History Library for the part number and then GM Partswiki and came up with the following info.
The conventional lock...
Seek out a 41 thru 48 olds stick bell housing , flywheel , and clutch. Along with the clutch linkage .
The tranny should be from a 37 or 38 Olds...
I know this is an old post, but I need that rocket emblem. #4894154
If you still have it? Shoot me a price by PM.
I think it was because of the James Dean movie "Rebel Without a Cause". (1955)
Dean drove a 50 Merc coupe in the movie.
Speed Gems SG-63-T adapter . 49-64 Olds to Chev
I vote for the 49. Build it with a 394 Olds backed up by a topshift Cad / LaSalle tranny.
If memory serves me correctly. 52 thru 56 Ford and Merc rear center sections all exchanged. Except for wagons, T-Birds and "heavy duty" cars....
I think you have it pretty much nailed with those wheels.
Welcome to the HAMB Hoot. I may be able to help out with the interior .
Give me a call. I'll PM you with my number. I'm in Apopka.
There are several ways to post pics. But this way is probably the easiest.
When you post, look at the bar above where you are...
31 Vicky with a Hemi;
I know It's not B&M, but besides B&M there were 5 or 6 major "Hydro" builders back in the day. One of them is still in...
Do you still have these clutch linkage parts?
I just happened across a 61 clutch illustration. A little different than the 63 linkage I posted before.
We can help. Just ask!:)
EJ Potter was WILD! He has been dubbed "The mad man from Michigan."
I remember seeing him in 67 or 68 at Union Grove Wis. He had a car he called...
Owen, If you still visit this forum, please tell us more about this experimental project to put a T-10 four speed in a fullsize car.
I myself, am...
1950 Mercury,I've got an idea for you. Why don't you see if you can buy this car from the junkman. If you can buy it for less than $1000 or so....
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