The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Dec 16, 2010.
Great thread! Next best thing to being there. If you are blessed with this passion, then you probably have a similar story/memory. Great friends, good times, HotRodz, and painted ladies... "Thank You God!"
That are some passionate car dudes right there, awesomeness ruled !
Car shows are for the birds, road trips in old cars, and adventures like this are what it's all about. well done.
That picture of Joyo "clownin" is priceless...
Sure was a fun trip fellas, I'd turn around and do it again.
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
"Mind your pennies fellas… and the dollars will take care of themselves."-Ryan
Glad to read that you got it sorted and had a ball to boot.
I spun number three big end bearing in the ute on the way to work yesterday. Unfortunately repairing it won't be such an adventure for me, but more of a big pain in the arse!
Penziol Racing 20W50 is no longer available in Oz. I shouldn't have used the crap Valvoline 20W50 that is available here at work. I'm fairly sure it was thinning out when it got hot. Dissasembley will reveal all.
Great adventure and some really great pics to boot.
So whens the next update?
-A Seat of the pants 'dyno' run? Hows it pulling?
Nothing beats an epic road trip with good friends. Thank you for letting us ride along on yours.
Way better than any TV show out there . . . the latest news from HAMB Central
mmmm flatheads. looks great!!
its been a nice change of pace to read this story instead of reading about people passing on. while i feel for all those that have lost loved ones i come to the hamb to read about hot rods and thanks ryan for giving me something i came here to read.!
My gut went tight when reading about the noise in the new start-up, man and I wasn't even there. That had to be freaky, but it taught you all some cool stuff about your products used and I am so impressed with the innards you chose. Couldn't have been more interesting and exciting as a priviledged observor, hats off to Vern, Keith, Joyo, Silva, , and all concerned. Record work time for the machine shop is a miracle. Thanx for sharing with us and best of luck with the mill. The picture of Joyo with the clown-like head face behind is priceless. Atta Boys!! ~sololobo~
Nice work guys!
those adjustable lifters did the same thing to me back in the 50's, took the adjustment bolts out and added thin lock nuts after the 3rd time.
thanks for letting us folow along.
I also had my adj. lifters back off ( the same lifters you bought after the same research) and I decided to try loctite. Seems to have worked, out lasted the rest of the engine.
Run it on up to Ks. and let Jeff take alittle of the top.
I've really enjoyed this thread - love it.
Nothing better than a road trip with a couple of good mates, throw in a rebuild of a flatty at the flathead ranch and you've got the ultimate memory for a lifetime.
Nice work guys....but DAMN, where are your Nads?
You should DROVE it back home to err.,, break her in properly.
"What"? I hear you say?
Hey thats the trad way of running her in.
Nice work !!
Just got home from a 12 hr. snow detail and had to read the latest installment of 'The Flathead Chronicles'. Great to see all is well under thehood of your fine machine. Time for some shuteye, Cat
glad it all is working out
waiting for the disclaimer caption to the spray painting with open flame heat tho
set up.... for the pic ...... so we can see whats wrong.. right?
remember kids............ now don't ever spray paint in a enclosed room with an open flame ...
espiecally two guys directing the spray cans at each other without appropriate personal safety protection...
Man,I would have bought tickets to watch. good work and fun !
You mean this Paul's:
He also does Nailheads:
I guess the secret is out... Paul is the man!
Thanks for the three great posts and sharing the adventure with us Ryan. Enjoyed reading every bit of it.
A trip I wish I could have been on!
Danny - Is this the motor out of the car you sold Ryan? Don't mean anthing at all negative by the question, just wondering. If it is the same car, yea, I really believe that would have been a blast for you to be on that road trip too.
Ryan, glad to hear it all worked out ok. What kind of mufflers are you running? I think a little video with audio is in order.
Truely great. Thanks Ryan. Slim
Thanks for sharing Ryan....those crazy adventures of feverish work never leave your memory banks....have several of my own and treasure them all....after all is said and done always worth all the hassle ....
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