The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jethro, May 8, 2020.
You gotta get yourself to Bonneville and experience it in person...bring your 34 too!
Would Love too. Gotta get it done first.
Mr Skully and the rest of the product line. Maybe I'll resurrect my old " Beverly Hillbillet" line of accessories.
10:30 in the morning reading your post,sitting in front of the computer and the next thing I know I'am asking the wife to get me a beer,what the hell just happened.Great pedals even better story,lol.
You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning.
you can put me on the list for some tenderizers ,,,,,,,
miss you dad
It's been raining the last few days so I have been in the shop working on the latest from the house of Hillbilly
A go pedal
The "go" pedal was a bit of a lark , then I thought about it a while.
I have used several cable throttles as they are real problem solvers but I just don't love them. They have a street rod feel to them and if they hang up there is no positive way to suck back the throttle. I have always liked the Ford spoon pedal and the simple linkage that bolts to the firewall. It is mechanical and positive and seals the firewall from the engine bay.
So , I began making molds and casting the parts needed to make my own version of the Ford spoon. I spent a couple days and nights making , refining , casting , recasting and machining.
I came up with this...
These are my pattern pieces
These are the castings
Here's the assembly on the bench
And here it is mounted in the model A. I will be making a different firewall so this one is just for trial and error purposes.
So there you go , it started as a bit of a joke and turned into something useable. Typical me posting this on a Friday afternoon. It'll probably get buried . Oh well!
Bring a selection of all your goodies to Bonneville! They will sell like hotcakes! I'll even buy some!
I may not make it to Bonneville this year , they still have the border closed . If I do it will be a spur of the moment thing.
I like the linkage and the 2.5s' Great work.
just received my tenderizers ,man your fast your in canada above wash state and im in south florida i got em in a week including whatever customs was involved ,, they look awesome quality is top notch they are really cool ,even the wife likes em (a rarity) , man you do a good job ,, ill post some pics installed in my 27 sedan they will be perfect ....
miss you dad
Really nice parts! I especially love the pedal assembly. Do you use green sand or oil bonded sand in your castings?
I have been using petrobond sand. It gives pretty good detail and can be reused several times. It costs more but is easier to use.
I use petrobond also and agree with you on the detail. What kind of oil do you use in your muller? I use 2 cycle oil.
I use 2 cycle also but have used non detergent 30w with about the same results....less is more though.
Oh man! You just put me right there again! Hypnotized! So awesome...
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