The Jalopy Journal
I powder coated mine, I still don't know why.
My dad had a 66 International pickup with a manual choke and a dash mounted manual throttle kinda like a tractor.
He used it as a poor man's...
Thanks! I think that having heat isolation is a good plan. I don't have any heat isolators and still had to modify the hood bracing with only...
In my case all of the additional parts resulted in a hood clearance issue.
I'm happily following along since I have a Pontiac with the offy...
Two blowers and a power steering pump all driven with a single V belt? I'm thinking (dangerous I know) that belt slippage could be a...
My definition of a successful paint job is that it needs to look better when I finished than when I started.
I usually start with really crappy cars.
My grandparents called them "you kids stop pulling on that!".
My most memorable experience wasn't a mechanic per se. It was the guy changing tires at the local Sam's Club.
I brought in my Son's 65 Chrysler...
The real question is how much dog hair is in the paint.
The last time that I painted a car with a dog in the room I ended up with a green dog.
My son calls that vodoo mechanics.
He just never got around to drilling holes in the other 2?
I had a 421 with a solid lifter cam and that is how the people who built the engine made the valve train adjustable.
I did have to adjust the...
"the person responsible fled the scene"
Must be the same one who wiped out my mailbox last week.
No such thing as a bolt in. I once put a Pontiac engine in a Pontiac, it was a nightmare.
I just got back from the show. I live 4 miles from PPIR and it wasn't worth the drive let alone the $30 entry fee.
Did you raise both sides of the engine? Would you gain a little more space raising only the drivers side (tilt the engine)?
I have two self retractables and one crank one. Now all I have to do is retract the hose, but I usually don't and so the trip hazard is still on...
My dad had a 58 Corsair when I was a kid. It had a couple of interesting idiosyncrasies.
Naturally when I grew up I had to have one, an Edsal...
Really? That's odd cuz I've bench run several that way. I can't see much difference between a bench and bolted to the block.
If all you want to do is turn the starter how about just connecting to the starter and nothing else?
I haven't used my lathe since about yesterday.
The mill, well..... I couldn't remember how to turn on the last time I needed it.
I toyed with the idea of dual headlights on my '51 GMC. I made many design drawings, canted, vertical, horizontal. They all came out making the...
When I was in Rickover's Navy calling someone "ambient" was a pretty serious insult.
With so few people there it was at least easy to get a good parking spot.
I don't know about the Bandimere swap meet but the tri state swap meet in Denver is the same weekend, June 12 & 13.
I did one of those temporary repairs on an international pickup. They have left hand lug nuts on one side and I boogered up a couple of them....
I didn't see this thread until today 'cause I was in the garage with my sons stuffing a transmission into my oldest sons Bronco.
UH, yeah that's the critter, its been a couple of decades since that little disaster and things at that range get a little foggy sometimes.
Some time ago I went through a TH400 and when I was done I discovered that I had not installed the anti-clunk spring. Yes that is what it is...
I'm not sure how it will go since there shouldn't be any snow to wade through in June.
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