The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Feb 15, 2016.
I also haven't seen any transmission shots with the plumbing for the Hyd. Throwout bearing.
Sorry guys. Slammed getting ready for the round up... I'll try to get out there tomorrow.
Had a second, so I ran out there real quick. Keith is fabbing up a floor board at the moment, so good timing.
So has a pic of this beauty been posted in the "Full Fenders Forever" thread yet?
Never a big Model A fan, but I'd make room in my garage for this one. Great build !
What steering box is that? I'm glad I'm driving to Texas and can just look at the car it was hard narrowing down my list of questions to just one lol
note to self...slap Rand Man to sleep next time I see him for not using a Muncie
Sounds like a lot of you guys are friends and meet up at events. i don't know anyone and i wouldn't know Rand Man if i fell over him but if i did I'd be begging him for a ride.
Late, frustrating night last night... Progress was mounting and then, for the third car in row, brand new wheel cylinders from Macs leaked like mad...
Do your wheel cylinders have the dreaded "crooked port" disease? Need to make sure the shoes are adjusted all the way out to the drums before putting fluid to them. The old fashioned internal springs in the cylinders help too, if you can find some.
OMG NOT AN SBC!!!!!!!!!!! ANYTHING BUT AN SBC!!!!!!!!
Sorry I just wanted to be one of the cool guys.
Sounds good, and it couldn't have landed in a nicer coupe. Just took a quick scroll and that one is tits my friend.
You're real world cool beaner. You'll never be internet cool.
LOL I am also a dork in the real world, but I am just me.
I'll take the heat on using transmission technology that's only 30 years old. The first thing I'm going to do with this car is enjoy an almost 600 mile drive home. Overdrive is here. Get used to it. I live on a very hilly-curvy road. I like having lots of gear choices to find that sweet spot at every point along the way. I walked the line on the engine. Please don't harsh me on the trans man.
Crazy story about the transmission... So I had a WC T5 tranny bought about three weeks ago. A week goes by and no tranny, so I call the guy. Turns out he had a heart attack... Damn the luck. So I find another, pay up and wait another week... then, I call wondering where my tranny is.
Guess what? This dude had a heart attack too...
I guess rebuilding T5 trannies is stressful as all hell.
Anyway, Lee Pratt calls and he has one on hand. So we are all set... The morning I was gonna go pick it up, UPS shows up with a T5 from the second heart attack victim.
Note to self: Don't sell transmissions to Ryan.
If someone climbs under the car and complains about the transmission just kick them in the arse while they are down there.
Kiss it chumps
Ref Rand's t5 response
Nice video. I like to see the management working, however the lunch break at the end seems to be quite long.
I did a lot of reading on the brake cylinder problem over the years and a lot of searching. I ended up ordering Raybestos wheel cylinders thru rockauto and have had no problems.
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The plan all along was to have this thing running and driving for the round up without doing some kind of a hurried thrash. Keith and I just don't really believe in thrashing on a car... Sure it can be fun if it's a private car for yourself, but if it's a customer's car it just seems kind of irresponsible.... or, at the very least, a plot for a reality show... I hate reality TV.
Anyway, this plan was going swimmingly until last night. Keith was buttoning up the car, getting her full of fluid, etc... He fired it to warm up the motor and tune the carbs when he noticed some oil on the ground in front of the car. Further investigation shows what appears to be either a bad front main seal or a bad seal at the front of the oil pan. Whatever the case, the motor has to come out for a proper fix...
So, rather than thrash we've decided to leave the car at the shop this weekend. Shit happens...
That's just the "Active Undercoating" dealer-installed option
There were two different thickness front oil pan seals for sbc.
But I would think oil would be pouring out with the thinner one.
Nothing more vintage than a total loss oiling system.
It is a Model A after all...
Bummer aside... We did roll it out this morning...
Perfect stance! How much recess is in the firewall?
Just very nice
I am quickly becoming a believer that everything should be fired up on a test stand.
That's a bummer, but that car is awesome.
Real nice job guys, has the look for sure. By the way I'm staying the hell away from T5's in the future.
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