The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pro Stock John, Jul 14, 2009.
putting the finishing touches and starting the motor, built it fours years ago!
My coffee even followed the theme! Carb set up my the Dickster on the HAMB!
Have been doing some work on the rear of the more door. Lays fender now.
Well here is the follow-up, have not got it running-yet. Turns out the new coil was bad, the new distributor I bought, 3 years ago at a large car show is bad! Going to use a an early GM points distributor to eliminate that as an issue!
Yahooooo it's alive! After chasing down the issues, it starts and runs great!!
Any body else have SNC with an F150 steering box in their Merc, what did you do for power steering hoses?
i'm gonna use a 2000 jeep grand cherokee ps box on my 50, will post lots of pictures when it happens.
I started to change direction and go that route, but already had the parts I have now, got tired of changing things!
I did find out that in 1991 Ford vans (E100 series) used Saginaw power steering pump, the same one Chevy uses. I may try that route!
Well the hoses from the E100 series did not work, but I have s new lead on a hose that will work, so stay tuned!
Ok, my Saginaw pump fitting is metric, the F150 box is American. I bought the two hoses, and combined them, had one end (metric) crimped on to the other hose.
Ok, I found a radiator from a 1966 Chevy Impala, bent some metal adapters and it is mounted in place, next hoses!!
This may have been obvious to everyone but me, ordering hose should be easier since the Radiator and hoses are both Chevy
Took my Merc into the body man to get all the rust & body work done.
Can't see the picture!
I can see it. Anybody else not see the pic?
I can see it on my PC not my mobile device, must be me !
Been to quite a few car shows so far on its first summer on the road.
Got the front mocked up to see if it all lines up.
Looks great, did you modify the inner fender wells much?
No I haven't. All the marks are from the air vents that got took off to fix all the rust, going to put them back on. Might fill some holes if I'm not going to use them.
What radiator set up are you going to use?
I figured as much......Either removal , or a repair.... They make a world of difference having them! Unless you plan on A/C, things get a lil warm inside at times........Rock On!
I had to do something similar,so I spotted that quick!
Everything is going to be stock if I can. Just some mods to the body & I lowered it.
If you need a good radiator I have one available!
I have one that's been all gone threw thanks. I just need to figure out what rubber piece goes under the radiator can't find anything in the books.
Under it where? It does not sit in that U support channel, it goes in front of it.
I was wondering about under the U, if anything goes between the U & the frame? the radiator bolts behind it. Thx
The radiator bolts behind the U not in front of it. There is a little rubber pad that goes under the U about the thickness of a tire and the mounting tab at the front crossmember with those two carriage bolts. You may have to shim for proper fitment if that's not thick enough.
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