The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by drylakespeedshop, Jul 18, 2016.
Scored a few pieces to the puzzle today... 4/71 blower and a quickchange!
Love your work!
It'll be a fun ride when it's done.
Maiden voyage back to the vineyard would be an epic journey. Even if you took a week to get there and back.
Dereald, If you are referring to the hydraulic brake system sold by Gene Sanders I would not advise anyone using his system. I installed the bracket and arms on my original roadster and fortunately for me one of the arms broke while bleeding the system in my shop. I called Gene and forwarded photos of the broken part and he was very surprised. The brake system arms were cast from aluminum and due to the absolutely wrong material and a stress riser the part failed. Had I been in traffic my car could have been potentially totaled. I sent Gene the attached photos, one of the broken arm and one of the replacement arms I had a local shop make. Brake systems and steering components are the most critical safety devices on a car and should be manufactured of the highest quality materials available.
Definitely a few photos in a vineyard will be in order!
Had a couple of days off and spent the time dropping some parts off and hunting for bush finds! Had a great time with my brother who happened to be on holidays! Found a 33 ford sedan cut, an old coin and a near complete set of wool scales that had the top corner hanging out of the ground. Bit of a dig and the condition was surprisingly good! Found some other things but these are my favorites. Plan is to turn these into suitable parts for my roadster of course...
I bought my first 32 last April. A true barn find Tudor. It sat untouched in this barn since 1968. It also has these “King of the Road” lights on the rear. First ones I had seen.
Nice parts find, usable material for somebody. I like the coin; it's the year I was born.
Another patch going in. Been a while since I've had the chance to do some work on the old girl!
Went on a tin hunt and dragged some junk home. Some cuts and small items I can use on projects the rest I'll move on, good to save some old tin from the elements. Also scored a N.O.S stewart warner tach and some more suitable front runners 5.50 16" firestones. I also hung some shed art up!
It amazes me that you can just walk out in the bush and find these parts. Your a lucky man. Nice patch by the way.
you going to Bendigo swap drylakes
Sure am! Got a bunch of stuff to collect from a mate!
Unfortunately I wasn't able to find all my rusty tin, I had to buy some, but still find a good amount when I get the chance to go on a hunt.
I recently discovered a half filled in pit with a few panels and parts in there. Managed to drag this old windmill head out which is alloy with a brass centre. Polished it up a little as a shed hanger, still have to mount it properly. Patent happens to be 1932 as well! Early license plate is kinda cool!
I think I found crocodile dundees knife on the way out to my tin hunt...
I've just been welding in small patches so nothong too exciting on the roadster progress!
Finished extending the 33-34 wishbone today and layed some paint down on it. I have a little bit of doubt in my mind over my gauge choice at the moment. I think I'll mock it up as best I can before I do anything drastic... today my thought process was hell just throw some new SW gauges in and be done with it...
That early SA rego plate could be worth a decent amount. You know what the old VIC plates fetch at auction. I would hang that plate around my neck at Bendigo Swapmeet with a small for sale taped on. You still have 3 weeks to do some research.
A little disappointed today. Stripped down my gear boxes to work out my final gearbox arrangement for the roadster. I have a couple of doner side load boxes and a bunch of top load casings, some with gear sets. So out of what I have, I've found my later synchro boxes to have bad countershaft cluster gears and pretty average reverse idler gears. I have enough parts to build an earlier (1936-39) box.... found a 78 case amongst half a dozen 48 cases, and a double detent shifter! Progress
I recon id have a cluster , however if you have all the bits to put a 32 /35 box together id go that way , none of these gearboxs have syncro on low gear and the early ones have a straight cut low gear the wine sounds cool , I have one in my 35 tub with a 283
also you have a double detent shifter but does it have the correct 2 / 3 shifter fork they are a bit hard to find
The earlier box I have parts for still has the helical gears, it's a 1936-39 and a 48 casing. I'll still build it and use it, but was hoping my later parts would be nicer.
Yes, the double detent shifter has the wider forks. Not a bad find.
looks great man!
Tin hunt yesterday was pretty fun, came across a couple of old dumps...
I can see an "A" cowl in there...
1926-27 T it is.
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