Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects Model A pickup, my first build thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by F-6Garagerat, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. mista
    Joined: Nov 24, 2015
    Posts: 128

    mista
    Member
    from Finland

  2. mista
    Joined: Nov 24, 2015
    Posts: 128

    mista
    Member
    from Finland

    Engine turns freely when turning by hand from the crank.. So i guess it's either battery or the starter that is dead..

    And for the cooling getting very pressurized.. I don't have any thermostats so the water flows freely in the system. Can it flow too much? Or is it just because the engine is shit :)

    And by the way the steering is very interesting since i haven't wreally driven car like this before. The front end starts to shake/jump/death wobble like hell some times. The front grill goes crazy and it feels like the whole car will crack in half.. I remember seeing some tips how to adjust this bumpsteer stuf.. I'll have to check everything on front form the steering box to the wheels pressure..


    Edit: i had 10psi in front tyres or less.. May affect on the death wobble :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017
    brEad likes this.
  3. mista
    Joined: Nov 24, 2015
    Posts: 128

    mista
    Member
    from Finland

    kidcampbell71, OFT, waxhead and 2 others like this.
  4. Babar40
    Joined: Dec 4, 2009
    Posts: 300

    Babar40
    Member
    from Florida

    Great shot! Very cool.
     
  5. mista
    Joined: Nov 24, 2015
    Posts: 128

    mista
    Member
    from Finland

  6. mista
    Joined: Nov 24, 2015
    Posts: 128

    mista
    Member
    from Finland

  7. FlatJan
    Joined: Dec 13, 2013
    Posts: 227

    FlatJan
    Member
    from Nuremberg

    might that knocking sound come from the crank hittin the pan?
    my flatty had this when i first mounted an new pan and blasted it up..
    had to clearance it a bit with a hammer ( guess the original engine was stored directly on that pan before i bought it)
     
  8. mista
    Joined: Nov 24, 2015
    Posts: 128

    mista
    Member
    from Finland

    I have to check but i doubt it. The sound is coming from the engine at the load. Not so much when idling. My first guess is the stock size piston in an overbored hole.. It starts wobbling and hitting the cylinder wall under load. Shaking because of wrong size.

    Sent from my G3121 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  9. mista
    Joined: Nov 24, 2015
    Posts: 128

    mista
    Member
    from Finland

    Beginning of this summer has been fantastic here in Finland. The weathers has been better than in last ten years. At least ten.. Around 77F for many weeks and summer just started. Last year we had only few days in whole summer.

    I've been driving "Lucky" around the town with my kids without any major issues. Well the engine is still knocking like hell but what the heck. Let it knock. But then came the first longer trip of the summer. And by lonk i don't really mean long. Just over 60 miles. And right at the beginning the upper waterhose blew of :) So i had to call my friend to bring me few basic tools and a water since this was the first time i did not have them with me. The car gave a great lesson to my kid also. This is how it is with these old vehicles. You never know what happens next and that is the best part of driving these. You don't have story to tell if you always just go from place A to place B. The story comes from what happens in between. I've learned that riding aroung on my 1975 Ironhead. Best things and stories are always those that did not go by the plan. Have a great summer folks.

    One roadside picture from this waterhose episode with my kid sitting in the back. And one picture of Finnish Primer magazine with my pickup in the cover.

    And greetings to F-6Garagerat Scott. Hope everything is ok and you are enjoyin your summer with some pickup too.
     

    Attached Files:

    kidcampbell71, OFT, AndersF and 6 others like this.
  10. safari-wagon
    Joined: Jan 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,457

    safari-wagon
    Member

  11. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,430

    LAROKE
    Member

    Haulin' kids around is one of the greatest pastimes of owning an old truck.

    [​IMG]
     
    Jet96, kidcampbell71, mista and 3 others like this.
  12. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 2,651

    F-6Garagerat
    Member

    Well, how’s the Ol’ Girl doin?
     
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  13. mista
    Joined: Nov 24, 2015
    Posts: 128

    mista
    Member
    from Finland

    Hi! Long time no.. hear. :)

    Shes doing fine but i haven't had any time to drive it this summer yet. The 283 is back in place and runs fantastic. Once i had to come home with a tow truck last summer since it did not get gas. Something with the fuelpump i guess. After searching for the fault for a while it just started running like nothing had happen. Otherwise it looks just the same as it left from you.
     
    kidcampbell71 and brEad like this.
  14. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 2,651

    F-6Garagerat
    Member

    Yeah, I had my surgery about 14 months ago. Just went back to work in March of this year. Honestly, and I don’t mean to be a downer, but it’s been hard to look at all the things I’ve accomplished, cars I’ve built, all things I’m not able to do anymore. I haven’t “made” anything in a long time. You know what I mean. So, I kind of checked out for a while. But, the surgery kept me out of a wheelchair and I’m walking under my own power so, things could’ve been much much worse. I’m going to retire soon because I can’t really do this whole working thing anymore, LOL. I don’t have any builds in me but, I might be able to pick up somebody’s nearly finished project one day. Glad the 283 is back where it belongs. That was the best running small block I ever had. Spent a lot of time dialing in the tri-power. Take care, talk soon.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2019
  15. DdoubleD
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 219

    DdoubleD
    Member
    from Michigan

    Pic. from Sins of Steel car show. From a few years back.
     

    Attached Files:

    LAROKE and RICH B like this.
  16. Madmike66
    Joined: Oct 25, 2019
    Posts: 1

    Madmike66
    Member
    from Finland


    Hey. I'm your old car a new proud owner. This is my first Hot Rod. I do have other US cars though. Do you remember which camshaft is in place now in that 283 sbc. it feels very healthy. the clutch vibrates and needs to be replaced. Which clutch is in place? What do you think, is that rearend and gearbox strong enough for that 283 engine? best regards madmike66 from finland.
     
    kidcampbell71 likes this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.