The Jalopy Journal
Do what I do.
Bring it to the polisher, with a wad of cash. Pick up when done.
My local strip. This is what safety looks like.
If you cannot keep people this far from the track, you should not be having a race.
No concrete barriers, only plastic (presumably) water filled ones.
The spectators were directly on the other side.
There should have been three...
Assuming that it is an automatic, the lever just plugs into the column, and a pin holds it in. If the pin in missing, you can temporarily use a...
If you have the steering wheel off, post a picture of what is in there. Things might be missing.
The turn signal switch is easy:...
Does it now?
Make a note of where things are in this picture. Yes, they are all attached, and are where they will live.
If you put a drop of white vinegar on the wheel, and it does nothing, they are made of aluminum.
If it fizzes like carbonated soda, the are made...
Design - Outrageousness/weirdness.
Pandemic aside, I don't go to too many shows anymore, unless I know that a builder will have a car there that...
Yup. I am coming up in the 20-year mark of setting up my first vehicle to lay frame on bags. Demand has only increased over the period. While...
I need to clean them up when I have a chance. There are some surface irregularities from the previous owner. A little DA work will fix that..
I have an extra set of 15 x 5-1/2" ones, 5-on-5". Just sitting around.
Stock shocks, or tube shocks?
May we have a picture of the back sides, please. Spoke shape can tell a tale.
Have you put a drop of white vinegar on an unobtrusive spot on the...
Flatbed trailer. The wings fold on that one.
*I am from Haddam, CT
The joys of steel!
What can I say. Chicks dig my ride.
R.I.P. Ned. You were my best.
Try a forged pitman arm.
Oooh, yeah, that! I would just buy that.
Sometimes there is a good reason to not reinvent things.
Also, how long is a fad in your eyes?
I have seen people building tiki themed vehicle for over 40-years. Ones with surfboards just as long. My...
I could put that arm in my big vise, and break the eyelet off with my 24" adjustable wrench.
Don't believe me? Try it. Then thrown the two...
There are no questions, only lots of answers.
Why would they? Most of us are not having trouble with the Sanden 508.
Also, R134a is ending its on January 1, 2024.
R12 has not been used in a...
He might. I have seen this truck at Ocean Beach.
The French flathead, if memory serves, does not have the later-style pattern that this kit is for.
I believe it has what is close to the earlier...
I'd be more inclined to get a Ford C4 behind it.
Why would you mill down an engine block to adapt a transmission?
Just build an adapter. The Chevy pattern is online as a blue print. A good...
Nope. Wrong material. Wrong design.
It says exactly where he lives on his license plate frame, and it is in California.
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