The Jalopy Journal
run a jumper wire from your battery positive terminal to the positive terminal of the coil. use this only as a test, as you will be bypassing the...
wait until you can do it right. otherwise you are just wasting your time. save up for all the needed parts, and when the time comes rent an engine...
if you don't like driving old cars, feel that they are unreliable and unsafe, why are you on this forum?
I drive my 61 bel air EVERYDAY, that includes the snow storm today. The heat and defrost work great. I have never been stuck. It's just like...
yes, subtly. and some class, at least a little :D.
i figured this would be pretty much unanimous.
i think it's time to put it back on.
i've been to alot of shows in the last five years.
i honestly don't remember anyone ever giving me their opinion on the hood. with all the people...
my intention to paint the car is a big part of the hood decision.
i want to fit and finish the hood before i paint the car.
right now i'm thinking...
in this situation i hook up a timing light to the plug wires.
power brake the engine, get it to start misfiring.
the timing light will let you...
seriously, you guys are really making my day with all the kind feedback!
very motivating, thank you.
i know, i've seen pictures of that sort of thing!
i will definitely rework the hood latch!
thanks, i've driven the car like this for five years.
i thought about running it both ways, depending on the occasion.
but i think i need to commit.
the car has been in between custom and hot rod for...
you are right. i guess i probably had my answer all along.
haha! don't tempt me!.
well, we are at 90 percent yes for the hood going back on.
i appriciate all the input, and positive feedback alot!...
thank you for the positive words about the car!
i spent alot of time cleaning up the engine bay. that is one of the things that makes the choice...
From the time i started building this car 13 years ago my vision was to have it hoodless. Since that time i have gone in a more custom direction...
different mounts? is it a truck engine? i've swapped engines in a 53, but i don't remember any firewall issues.
i got mine locally at Little Dearborn.
alot of the parts they sell are NOS.
well it's not a hot rod.
i drive this every day.
through the snow, cold, and salt.
it's not pretty, but it has a great heart and is a great...
i was looking forward to some bonding with other people who drive old cars through the winter months.
it's nice to know i'm not the only one!
mmm... ice fog.
i do have to say i love this thread.
i have spent the last few years carefully picking parts for my 36 pontiac three window build.
to me this...
my 61 bel air, just like every other day. the heat works great, and it starts just fine in the cold. not "alaska" cold, just "minnesota" cold. i...
it sure would be fun to know!
but, i think it's just one of those things that is meant to remain a mystery.
i will say this, i paid $4,800 total...
i'm not very good at selling things.
but, i did buy this.
haha! if people are not mechanically inclined maybe they need to find a new "hobby"!!
you have a good point.
some of this stuff is REALLY basic.
the stuff alot of us figured out on our own, through experience.
this was my first one.
still a work in progress
are you just looking to be an auto tech?
if so your local tech collage will serve the purpose.
ok. do you have a overflow catch of some sort?
these radiators do not like to be filled to the top.
let it determine it's own fluid level, trust me.
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