The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, May 16, 2016.
So what's next?
I am half way through my 34 pickup project. Once the coupe is gone I plan to work on it until it's a driver.
Also once the coupe is gone it frees up a spot in my garage to get serious about my 34 coupe project. It was mocked up several years ago but has been just scattered parts for far too long.
That '34 is badass!!
Didn't you chop that car for a friend several years ago? Maybe I'm remembering that wrong.
I had a few things I wanted to do the the coupe before I put it up for sale (it is currently on ebay). The Halibrand front wheels (4 lug) are for my 34 Ford coupe project and to change them I needed to change the front brake rotors to 5 lug. Lucky for me I have an ace machinist with a lathe and mill in his garage living 2 doors up. After finding some bearings that would work Gerry the machinist made me some
sleeves and I changed the old MG rotors to JFZ rotors. Then I dug out a pair of 15x3 1/2" aluminum slot mags and cleaned them up with some scotch brite pads on a die grinder with pumice type hand cleaner followed by aluminum polish on a rag.
I wanted to keep my magnesium American 5 spokes so I swapped them for a pair of 15x8 Cragars. Now for the first time it has shiny wheels all around.
The valve covers I was running didn't have any oil filler so I cleaned up a pair of old Holley covers , added a pair of breathers and swapped them out.
I removed the linkage that connected the bell crank to the gas pedal as it hung up one time while racing when it kind of flattened out due to heavy right foot trying to pushing it through the firewall. I put a bearing on the end of the bell crank and changed from Cragar pedal to a Moon pedal since I had to trim the top a little to make it work smoothly.
Got a pair of door panels made and painted them black.
Master cylinder had a slight leak so I put a new one in. Just had the transmission out and freshened it up with new synchros and bearings, put a new Centerforce clutch disc in when putting it back together. Also did a little minor bodywork. I think the car is in the best shape it has ever been in. Trunk floor got a fresh coat of paint.
Beautiful work Kev! Here's a couple pictures I snapped at Barona in 2012. You always put on a great show at the drags! Do you have a link for the eBay ad?
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