The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by 50plymouths, Oct 25, 2010.
Welcome from one FNG to another....What's an FNG???
Hello and welcome from So.ILL. I don't even live in a small town.......any towns are miles from here. LOL!
Rob, welcome from Kansas.
Its German.... actually its more French......ok, Fxxxing New Guy/Gal etc. or something like that.
I always wondered what fng and some of the other titles were. I like the f*+#ing new guy notation lmao
Well I mounted my seat and patched the floor on driver's side.
Well I got my taillights in and my license plate light as well. Now I need to wire up turn signal lights and do interior work then body work. But at least now it's drivable again
Welcome from Tennessee .
welcome from mass
I'm heading to Tennessee this September for our honeymoon I heard the views are amazing. Thanks guys my project is taking me forever but it will be worth it in the end
here is a picture of my progress. they are bright and i'm going to get tons of questions about where i got them lol
this was the original crapy light setup. sorry no picture of my new setup don't want people to copy it cause i might patent it
Well now my car blew the motor which totally sucks. So now I am going to have to come up with something better like a front stub swap then a rear end upgrade as well. Or just sell it and get something better that's already finished.
Look for a 70's Dart/Duster w/318,340,360 combo and you've got most of what 'ya need.
Welcome from Oregon!
Well I'm tearing the head off this week to see if it's just a gasket problem. Hopefully that will fix it otherwise it's scrap in my eyes. Found a couple cool old trucks for sale in my area maybe I can pick one of those up instead of keeping my car.. oh well who knows
Welcome from Ga
Well I pulled the head off and I discovered I have a hole in a piston as well as a blown head gasket so now I'm stuck I've never rebuilt a motor before but guess I'm taking a crash course into doing it.
Welcome to the H.A.M.B.
so this is my problem that i got 2 weeks ago when it died on me
What a way to start out. Make sure & have block checked.
Welcome from a Pekin reject. Retired and ran outta town eighteen years ago today. Bought a 1950 Buick from a guy who used to live where the old country grade school was east of town.
You can rebuild that engine. I rebuilt my 49 Dodge engine in 1958 when I was 19 and I didn't know crap. It ran all over central Illinois till I traded it several years later.
You Illinois guys, Pekin has a decent downtown car/bike show sometime at end of July. We'll be there.
I've had it 2 years and had no problems then 2 weeks ago I license it and insure it next day wammo blew headgasket. Drove it 500 miles the whole time I've had it. What really stinks is I got it switched to 12volt put brake lights in and was getting ready for turn signal wiring up
I've got a low mileage 440/torqueflight we pulled out of our old Pekin owned Motorhome. Want me to bring it back with me?
I don't got any money right now but thanks. I would love that big block mopar
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