The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 340HilbornDuster, Jan 29, 2013.
Making new motor mounts...(lifted the engine up inch and a half) to set it in place.
Gotta figure out how to make a trans tunnel....???
Shifter linkage clears!
Just a Cool picture...starting to look like a Car!
Its like all the seams in the 28/29 cowl suit cowl steering design.
Made some motor mounts...They're not that sexy but....
I'm in a "wanna drive it this Summer" mode.
What happens when you assume stuff...I assumed both motor mounts was the same width...
Even though I knew (most Mopar guys know) that they're different!
Things go slower when you try to hurry up!
All's finally bolted in again...1.5 inches higher!
Trans mount looks great.
3/4" Flooring ...
After paint (one day), I plan to use the teak "Boat deck looking" marine plywood with a tight fit.
Trans Tunnel...Not sure yet...
Seats are Done...............................
After this picture (sorry for the grin...Wife's being silly) I scooted back a couple of inches ... Much better!
Here's a list of Steering box input shafts and u-joints from Speedway.
The Chrysler box is a 3/4" 36 - Like GM.
I found a Tri Five Chevy shaft on E-Bay for $35
OK...THAT DIDN'T WORK....Well it did anyways......
The Tri Five Chevy Shaft wheel end didn't fit my Buick steering wheel...
BUT the other end was a 3/4" 36 Spline (as advertised)...
Just gotta drill a hole and thread it for a bolt to hold the steering wheel on.
I guess I'll use the other end for my sedan later...With a Chevy steering wheel...?
I ordered a 3/4" hollow shaft and a quick connect steering wheel coupler from Speedway.
(Thanks for the Super fast USPS shipping!)
Didn't like that:
The steering wheel has a tiny wobble when you tilt it..
It's tight when trying to turn it...(Must not be engaged all the way)
Model A outer steering column - shortened (It'll be much shorter than that!)...
Plan to use the levers for Blinker and...something.
Put the pedals in to see how I fit in there...
With the BIG Buick Steering wheel I had to scoot the seat pan back a few more inches to get my legs in there...It's moved back ~ 5 inches now.
Still enough room to get in through the back doors.
Leg Room...We'll see with the tank back there...
Cut the old hub "compression welds" out of the Buick steering wheel.
(Never bag on the "Hobby" Dremmel tool!)
Will TIG weld the gaps tonight.
Made a template in the lathe to center / locate the bolt holes.
Drill the three holes, make sure the bolts fit the new hub, center it on the wheel and transfer punch / drill it.
If it's worth doing, it's worth over doing...
Nice work on the steering wheel!
toe board frames
Next - Seat frame + Gas and Brake pedals...
I'm still blown away that you can loosen bolts from 1929 (That's been out in the rain for xx long years)
And remove three out of four with my hands & a hit of WD-40.
That's quality steel!!!
3/4" bronze bushing in the back.
Got a bran new Model A top bushing from Snyder's.
Tacked in the bottom of the tube.
TIG welded the U-joint to the shaft.
Greased the bottom bushing & put it on the shaft.
Greased & put the top bushing on the shaft and TIG welded the steering wheel adapter on.
MIG welded the steering column together...
Detachable solid steering column.
Now it's solid!
Removed the chrome from the Hilborn stacks...with the pressure washer..
Anyone knows a good chrome shop?
Got my Lake Header Kit from Hells Gate Hot Rods...Nice!!
Starting on the dash w. pieces from the 29 Tank.
Push Rod for the break pedal.
Was looking for a Model A handbrake handle...
And i dug this up...
Think I found the "accelerator" (The Drum pedal is a bit big to fit)...?
Brake pedal "adjusted" to fit...
Out in the sun
Answer: NO IT'S NOT A STINKIN' RAT ROD...!
Those wheels will be replaced when I can afford new (old) ones.
Paint? YES!!!! one day.....
Shaping up nice. It sure have attitude.
Thanks Anders...lotso cutting & welding to get the stance (stuket) the way I want it.
I was reading how Keith TArdell did the windshield slant on the Cannarozzi Roadster....
So I had my 29 in front of me and I tried to photograph it...for me it turned out to be a happy medium..
The upper cowl is slanted outwards so, The middle of the frame rests on in the back,
and the ends stick out in front.
Almost forgot the Aiea Swap meet yesterday.......got there really late.
Found a cheap - freshly rebuilt 7/8 Wilwood Master Cylinder @
...It'll be under the floor so no-one will see that ugly thing.
3/4 " sch 40 Bone reinforcements
Cheap Re-built Wilwood Master Cylinder + some scrap lying around...
Will be here any day now...
Found a radiator that's low enough from the same company...(Been looking for one for a while)
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