The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by Dakota Kid, Oct 20, 2014.
Glad to hear there is good progress on your dragster. It's looking good.
I noticed the bead roller in one pic. Did yo add power to it or did you buy it that way?
Just got the rims from powder coat
Picture don't do it justice cuz this shit really shines in the sun!
Got the distributor machined down for the flathead thanks to lake city rod and custom
Dual point Mallory ready
Parts and pieces slowly coming
Damn. Wish my parts pile'd looked like that.
Chassis is back from powder coat and looks great!
Firewall/midplate is mounted
My 1st upholstery job. Covered the ass pan for the dragster. Very little foam added as I need as much room as necessary. This will cover the torque tube section. Not sure how I will fasten it yet.
Got the pitman arm and brake handle back from the polish shop. Magic Metal Works in Sioux Falls did very well.
Worked a few late nights getting ready for winter. Made some room in the garage by getting the engine set in and some of the parts brought down from the attic.
All the pretty pieces coming together
I like my dipstick handle
I fabricated a small oil fill tube and installed a Twisted Choppers vented cap. It has drawn blood twice so far. I love danger.
Got the master cylinder assembled and installed. Couldn't wait to bolt the brake handle on.
With the water tank mounted I got the upper coolant tubes installed with the cantina over-flow/catch can. Praying the design will allow me enough cooling to get down the track.....
The pictures I took of this sprint car steering box when I disassembled it 6/months ago came in handy when i had to put it back together after polishing. It was pretty beat up but Magic Metal Works came through again for me.
Got the distributor dropped into place and got the tension pulley finished up. It appears it will work well but only time will tell as the pulley, bearing and shaft are original Ford pieces that have seen better days!
Not sure why but this isn't the 1st time I forgot to mount the coil before blowing the car apart for paint and finish. I think this afterthought-coil mount will work fine.
Vintage butterfly wheel donated by lake city rod and custom is installed along with finishing up my shifter lever I was able to use my Hamb shift knob finally. Pretty proud of that little gift I bought myself last year!
As soon as I got my parts from Charlie Price at vintage speed I started sanding and polishing. I dig his linkage setups. Nice and clean.
I had a hell of time trying to find bushings to rebuild these Anglia spindles
I found some standard brass bushings that were close and had lake city rod and custom hone them out to a perfect fit. They won't be greasable but we are hoping anti-sieze does the trick!
Looking good! Lots of pretty parts and it's always nice to see progress. Hoping to make some on ours one of these days. If you need to you could always drill the spindles or king pins to add a grease fitting.
Sweet looking engine. Those flatty fords look killer.
Love the rollbar!
Hey, I missed this build thread, but saw it at the HAMB Drags. Looks very well done. Pretty car.
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Any pics of it in action at the HAMB Drags?
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