The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 8ballcustomcreation, Dec 22, 2010.
cool tudor, french car , french motor, thats really cool.
Well if he go into mass production for the Jeep adapter, I may change my mind
but in the last mail I received from So-Cal tehy never mentioned a mass production for the Jeep adapter, on the contrary.
Hey, you can find them often here in Europe cause the were sold all over europe, but i dont like the suicide doors. I love the US-tudors...
we have many flatheads too. the funny thing is that the sellers often do not know what they are selling, so the are cheap!!!
These were sold the last 4 weeks, nice ones too:
Maybe a vacation in France is in order. I sure could use a flathead
You are looking for a french Flathead ?
ask CheatersPete, he is the best.
what we were working on for the last 2 weeks.
overview of the frame
the cross member has been cut to free some space for the T5 trans
32 original front cross member was cutted appart and rebuilded.
how much lowered it was ?
don't know it was looking good like this
center part was dead so we cutted a scare tube to replace it.
another view of the trans cross member.
reenforcement was welded to rigidify the cross member.
Radius rod bracket welded at the right position to get a nice 5° angle on the I-Beam
steering box was moved forward to allow good clearence with the fenton Exhaust
Brake pedal modification
Today I received the front shocks and mounts.
I couldn't wait to set it up
next time I will put the grill shell to have a look at it
See you next time
i think he is looking for the vacation and the flatheads are the gift...
Here in germany we even have some new flatties if needed...
sehr schön....but isn't that also a french army one?
I would really re-think that welded on brake linkage to the pedal, if it snaps you have nothing. I did the same thing and cant wait to change it, I am looking into changing the brake pedal to a F1 pedal, i think it will fit.
Thanks for the kind words...
Yep, that's a French one, got one at home complete with labels on it.
thanks for the confirmation Hennie and 'prettige kerstdagen'.
Any changes lately on the '39?
Not yet, busy trying to make some more space in my garage (Desoto is
sold, so that's a good start) and i have no heating so it's really cold.
Prettige kerstdagen/merry christmas
Die 3.9l oder auch die 4.2l Aä sorry the 239 cui or the 255 cui from the UNIC?
the french truck use this tranny.
They tried to use it as a boat anchor on the queen mary, problem : it was too heavy ...
If you want one Bluto ok, but I can't put it on your reserved shelve ...
About the french army flathead, they are not "new" they are rebuilt. Each one is suppose to have a tag with the rebuilt ref.
By the way great work on the 32 !
8BallCC, great build.
I'm building a 32 roadster, and have a question. While mocking up my front suspension, I noticed I didnt like the way my front shocks mounted. I have the elbow-shaped mount that attaches under the kingpin (nomenclature slips me at this time).
In the pic above, there is a hole for the front shock's lower mounting point. Since I'm running a Superbell dropped axle, I don't have that hole. I guess it's Ford OEM 1932???
What are the dimensions (outside/inside diameter) of that "hole"? I like the asthetics of it, and want to add it to my axle.
Thanks for the help!
I bought my Dropped I-Beam there:
if you want to bolt your shocks at the same place you need matter to drill into, that is not the case of your I-beam I guess.
the shock mounts that fit into that hole are this one from speedway:
This is one great build, I love it! Where in France are you? Keep up the good work.
I've a couple French V-8 60's, like this body, they are different than the American's more like an 8BA ...... alloy heads. two piece sump, cast iron headers, Two pot carb are all stock.
Someday one will go into one of our Fiat/Simca cars
I'm in east part of France, near switzerland border.
Thanks. I have the shock mounts. The front end I have MIGHT work...I can talk to my local expert.
Good luck to you as well.
I really dig your build!
I think I've found what I need to get My T5 connected to the torque tube.
It should be a Dana 300 input shaft.
of course I won't use it as it is.
we will have to cut it and wed it to the original Ford 32 Yoke.
I hope it's gonna be done soon enough
Do one of you guys recognize this one ?
It's a French/Swiss 32 Tudor with suicide doors
I for sure recognize that picture - it was from one of the last batches we "rescued" from France.
Next shipment of army surplus French flatheads is scheduled for 2011.
Some HAMBers are already using these blocks, one was campaigned at last year's Race 61 in Finowfurt.
Some V8-60s are still available form a Belgian srcapyard.
Some news update.
working on the additional cross member part
just setting in place the new parts.
shapping the side that will fit on the original cross member.
and shapping the side that will fit on the frame
Great thread, super '32, keep it coming!
Beau travail! I look forward to your future updates.
Great chop and very nice car. Look forward to the updates.
new chassis parts are almost finished
the 2 additional pieces are welded on the cross member but not yet on the frame side
we first need to get the frame absolutely straight, therefore we will take everything apart, once more, and set the frame on what we think is flat
next step welded frame and rear end reinforcement.
see you next time, and that will be soon
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