The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Internet, Jan 29, 2017.
It means to get rid of...
That's what I was afraid of.
It has radius rods tied to the center trans mount plus an additional bar from the rear end to the cross member
Is it the camera lens or are the front tires toed out??? Please measure from the centers of tire treads (or the edges of tires, left-to-right, fronts of front tires vs. rears of front tires. Should be 1/8 of an American inch 'toe-in'.
"Toein' IN, Son..."
I believe I saw the "radius rods" in the early pictures. Not sure what your describing as "additional bar", but if it's like a Panhard rod (running transversely), my comments are still applicable. If it's a fore-and-aft link from the top of the diff housing to the chassis (preferably near the transmission crossmember), I would no longer have a comment, except to say you should have something to preclude lateral movement of the rear (e.g., Panhard bar).
Ya don't need a panhard if you have enough triangulation.
I'll concede a Panhard may not be necessary, but if there is no additional fore-and-aft link, besides the two that are clear from the pictures, then this suspension is like a 4 parallel-link design, with the top links left out. This also results in a high bending stress level where the perch is welded to the axle housing, if there are no gussets on the perch plate.
It has one, exaclty as you describe it. il snap a pic next time im in the shop
Until then, dug deeper and found rediculous slop in the timing chain..
So new set of gears and chain on.
Clutch going in and should have it back on the road weds with NO leaks!
To clarify it does not have a panhard bar but as mentioned it is widely triangulated so no need.
Need some real headers for that? I have a set of 289 long tubes.
Thanks for the offer! Next season i think il do a lake style header that wraps down beside the framerail
The flexpipe will get header wrap and stay for now...
Fair enough! Keep at er. It's come a long way since I saw it in the basement.
Could cut up the stripper pole and build pipes with that! Lol
Header wrap tomorrow, and will be able to take it out for a spin, then off to get the top done properly,
That should be the next update
Next up. Top is getting done!
Well this turned out great! Thanks lg kustoms for the louvers!
I've built just about everything on this from scrap.
Got the top painted up and finally getting it covered tomorrow-ish
Should be back on the road for the weekend
Then i just need to put the new tires on in the rear and il be done for now besides small stuff
I'd lose that Fram filter in a flash.
Your right, its gotta go next oil change for sure.
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