The Jalopy Journal
It was time to revive this old thread. Today I found myself needing to dismount one 15" tire, as I needed to get the wheel blasted and powder...
A white 57 Ford, Custom 300, with the 300 hp-312, 3speed overdrive.
My brother had exactly that car, an XL- 405HP
My first car was a 48 Chevy 4 door, with a split manifold and a sweet set of pipes. I had just turned 13 in the 8th grade, and paid $45 for it....
1956 was a transition year for Olds, some came with Hydros, like my '56 2 dr.[ATTACH]
White walls were the ticket in those days !
I hand laid this T body, using a friend's mold back in '75, what a sticky process ![ATTACH] [ATTACH]
Thanks Tim, now get to work !
I need to hire a photographer, as I can't hold the parts and shoot the pictures, with any quality.
Bruce, that's is only for setup, it's getting this Culver City unit, with 35-36 arms.[ATTACH] [ATTACH]
With the rear axle in place at near ride height, and my "stub" torque tube attached, and swung to the proper angle, I measure the distance from...
I am at a stopping place until I locate the proper parts to connect the torque tube to the 32 mount. Everything I have worked on has been 37-48...
The radiator will have to be forward of the front crossmember, similar to the Sam Conrad '29.
I hate that coated crap !
He did claim a few different nationalities, as I remember reading.
I changed the trans mount to fit the 32 chassis, and got the package set in place. Look Maw, no firewall work needed ! Front engine mounts are...
I roughed in the hood this evening, went pretty well, for an hour and a half. I start with an ink centerline on the inside and outside of the raw...
@vtwhead, thanks Walt, I picked up the pistons at the Post Office today, they look great, thanks again. Now, I will get my machinist buddy to...
My feelings exactly. It's not all about the car, but the people involved, since Sam Barris, lit the torch all those years ago.
I am using a Ha-Dees that I cleaned out and replaced the motor with a 12 v Red Dot, and will knock out the plugs and run defroster hoses.[ATTACH]...
For those who don't know the story of the Merc, but are interested, this is a great video....
Is the NP 440 that fits Chevy the same trans ?
Handy stuff to have.
I keep looking for a Kangaroo in the background.
I dig that ruler !!!!
Dave, it must have held up, Bill Alexander had it under his bench for 40 years, freshened it up, and put it in the re-creation of the car.
Bill Alexander beat Greer, Black & Prudhomme, 1 of the only 7 times it lost a race.[ATTACH]
Glenn was "at the controls of the Howard Cam Special", as recorded on the "Big Sounds of the Drags" record album.
Glenn lived around 70 miles from me, at or near Beaver, Or. I still regret not taking the time to drive down and meet him.
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