The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by sonic03bluegt, Feb 25, 2019.
Look for Gab on Facebook for finished car
Nice build! Enjoyed your skills!
I've seen pictures and a teaser video on Facebook. I won't spoil Gabriel's surprise unveiling on here but it looks and sounds good.
Gabe, I saw Shadyside pics on the SEGA FB page. The car looked awesome. How did you do?
No surprise, ive just been so busy i havent had time to update.
it's been quite........ couple races under your belt........... any reports?.......... patiently waiting...............
Mike, check the recap of Shady Side, drone south on you tube. There is also a link on their F***book page.
Not my picture, saw it on Facebook today...
Car is doing great so far. It's already bested the falcon's top 60' and 330' in two races and isnt far off on 1/8 mile et. As soon as the good engine gets finished up and in the car, i have no doubt we will be a contender
Finally got a few minutes to update with more pictures. I’ll be glad to answer any questions yall have about them.
Wasn’t very happy with the supplied hardware from aerospace brakes. They had the heads on the bolts cut down to the point I was scared of them since they not only hold the brakes, but also steering components. So, I made some new ones and actually measured everything and left all the meat on the heads that I could and still have clearance on the rotor
This stuff was all happening very fast as these last pics I’m posting today were all taken less than 10 days before the first race. I’m satisfied with the tin work, but it could use some finishing up. Made the tunnel and wheel tubs square to be different and also has the period vibe
I worked about 130 hrs this week all these pictures were taken, so they are extra poor quality . All the gauges used were stuff I had laying around. The bellhousing was an old unit that I restored for lack of a better term
Decided at about 3am one morning that the firewall needed machine turned, so that’s what it got. Drilled holes in the grille for aesthetics and to provide a little air flow to the radiator
My mom and dad stopped by one day and helped with a few misc small projects, but I appreciated the help bc I was in a bad time crunch. I got started fitting windows
The last major hurdle was headers. I thought I had a set borrowed from jimmy huff that would work, but they wouldn’t. Ended up chopping up a set I had previously made for the falcon to save some time. Drilled some more holes because the look cool and I could convince myself they had a function
Made some door stops, and wired the car at this point. I have zero pics of the wiring process, but I started around lunchtime and finished after 5am. Slept a few min and headed into my day job
Got the wheelie bars made and was finally able to weigh the car. That’s the number ready to race with me in the car at 210lb
Got the car back to my house for a few days since we had a rain out at our first race. Pic on the track is from one of its first test hits, thanks to Tom hassel for the photo
Test session didn’t go as planned. The engine for the car didn’t do what we had hoped it would, so put it came and a borrowed 427 ci small Block jimmy huff had went back in until the original mill could get a Cam change and a few odds and ends
Made it to the first race. I lettered the car with sponsors the night before the race. It looks like hell but it was house paint and a $1 brush so I didn’t expect much.
We now have two races under our belt and several round wins. I’m thrilled with how the car is doing. It’s had the best 60’ and 330’ That I’ve ever turned already. Can’t wait to get the 400 ci engine back in and really hurt some feelings.
AWESOME. Loved following the Falcon but this is better
Watched the first 2 races on YouTube... That sedan goes pretty straight an smooth very good craftsmanship!
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Yes, the car works and drives extremely well. It made a full pass on its second hit off the trailer. Only needed a few minor adjustments. Cant wait to get the other engine installed and really finishing fine tuning the chassis
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful! What a Hot Rod. Best of Luck this season, Carp.
thanks! I'm ready to get some paint on it, cant stand the yellow primer
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