The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by drylakespeedshop, Jul 18, 2016.
I would run the star and ditch the V8. Too many repro of those running around on everyone's grill.
Thanks for the input, I'll do a little more mocking up. I was planning to make a headlight bar as it's a headlight bar emblem. I'll post pics once I've done it.
Played around in the shed this afternoon. I modified a pair of anti chatter rods to fit the roadster. Fired up my old $70 lathe and made the locating collars for the "K" member end of the rods. Haven't had the chance to set the lathe up until now. Did the job, can't get much for $70 these days. All I had to do was bolt it to the bench and away it went!
Dragged a few things home yesterday. Including a single headlight and have got onto a matching light to go with it, I may run them on the roadster or paint the red ones, not sure yet. Hunting for parts has been my reward after the last few doctor visits for my ptsd, the hunting has been fun! Some parts I'll use, some I bought for a mates T roadster and some I'll move on to help pay for roadster parts.
One thing I like about the green light which I've been told is a Corcoran&brown is unlike the guide-682c headlights, they don't reproduce them. Plus they're war surplus which is a neat piece of hot rod history in itself!
Sold the 4 alloy heads today, so I have some shopping money for the roadster. E-fire dizzy and new strombergs are on my list! I'll be able to get one of the three items. Got some time in the shed and wet sanded my lights and did some mocking up as well. Gotta make the lights look more at home.
Looking real good Adrian!
Nothing too exciting today. Small amount of welding and some paint. "Paint it black and put it back"
Couple of scores today. 1938 manual, 32 steering wheel that I think I'll move on to put funds towards carbs.
Scored another N.O.S 38-39 horn button too. The matching headlight just arrived in the post! I've had a good day! Not a single crack in the bakelite on the 32 steering wheel!
That is most probably a Chev wheel, not Ford.
I initially thought it was a chev when I first saw it a long time ago. I think 41-46 chev trucks ran similar. But the size and detail looks more like 32 to me.... Edit, on doing more research it is 41-46 Chev... damn!
Different key way and rivets that hold the centre. Ha, well that's probably why I didn't buy it ages ago when I first spotted it!
Installed the anti-chatter rods today and started on the rough paint blend... Sanded the guide coat that has been sitting a while as well. I want this car to stay low budget
and look it's age, no plastic surgery or make up for this 88 year old lady, ha ha!
Thanks mate! I've been trying hard to make some progress.
More shitty paint to come ha ha! Working through layering the paint to match the rest of the body, more wet sanding, then
new born blue, and aged clear coat.
Over the weekend I picked up a couple of 35 wires and carbs with the idea I can keep my motor mocked up with carbs until I've saved enough coin to buy my new strombergs. My thoughts with the wires are to clean them up and fit them with the 16" 7.00's that I ultimately want to run on the rear of the roadster. I've had 8 wire wheels blasted over the last couple of years and I'm a bit over the $35 blasting expense per wheel, dropping and collecting them too! I decided today I'd get a container suitable to fit wheels in for a citric acid bath! Half of a $5 pickle drum will do the job nicely!
My hot rod hunting involved visiting a couple of good antique stores. Here's what I brought home.
The "old monkey saddle" they had for sale was funny and interesting, ha ha... No I didn't buy it!
I know it is the camera but one of those wheels looks like some "parade" wheels that clown cars in a parade had [they waddled]...
Ha ha! Yes the camera made it look pretty distorted.
Modern day treasure hunt today. Found a front Houdaille shock and arm which was on my list, got another pair of indicators with matching shitty paint. 32 rear view mirror I think... and other things of interest.
You, Sir, appear to have crabs.
Never thought to ever use a '35 wire wheel as a crab trap! Great idea....
Ha ha! That's funny!
Bit off topic of the roadster build.. Rusty metal lettering for the workshop, ha ha! I like it!
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Nah. DR HOOT
Like the brass Model T accessory piece. Bob
Ahh I wasn't too sure what model It was off.. I was thinking it would look good on an old crusty chrome 32 luggage rack I have.
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