The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LSJUNIPER, Sep 18, 2015.
That sticker on your distributor is the same sticker I have on my distributor and heads. Is that a new distributor? New sticker?
Jeff34 The sticker on the distributor body was put on by "Bubbas Hot Rod Shop", that is who rebuilt it for me. The sticker on the top "Niehoff" is I think who made the part. I believe It to be a vintage part.
Oil pump cover is on.
Then the clutch pressure plate and flywheel...
Here is what the motor will be going into...
Placed the flathead and transmission into the frame this week. Going to start to set up the rear axle next. Huge learning curve for me seeing I have never built a car from the frame up.
Gotta ask, is your engine block painted red or hugger orange ?
Looks good either way.
GREAT job! I'm doing one, too... .040" over 59AB. That engine color grabbed me, too. For a minute there, I thought you might be that young non-conforming hero that was gonna drop it in a cool '55 Chevy tudor! No matter, though...
Nice straightforward chassis here, looks like all the 'right stuff'! Hairpins on a dago-type, P&J rear wishbone setup.
Don't know what rear axle, and steering box? Great project...I like the tubular cross member/K style.
Orange, purchased it at POR15.com
Going to use a banjo rear.
Morning LS, Any updates on the car?
Yes, The rear axle is almost all in except for the shocks. I hope to button that up this week. Here are some pics.
Still adjusting the linkage. moving forward but at a very slow rate.
Drill the lifter bores down low works best. Only takes about 30 minutes. Buy some very long drill bits. Cut the out side of the lifter bores down about 1/8" to get a wrench on the adjuster bolt. Only takes about 30 minutes with a die grinder. Now you have saved several hours of adusting time. PS; I even slimmed down the wrench to get in there.
Test fitting the body to the frame.
Looks good man,,,,really good!
I really enjoyed seeing pictures of your project this morning. Thanks for posting them. Hope to see your car in person some day.
Just hit the "like" button.....what's not 2 like......gotta get rid of the 52 Vic & git me 1 of these.
Thanks, and I hope to see your ride in person as well.
Great looking rig, seems as though you have learned well!
Thanks, have a lot more to learn. There’s a lot I can glean off of the HAMB folk.
Here is an update, been awhile. took awhile to figure this out. Went with the dual pulleys to align the alternator pulleys and have the 3 carb setup.
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