The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Roothawg, Sep 5, 2020.
Love the car and that your bringing it back. Good luck and drive the wheels off it
Oh yeah I forgot about that! Neato!
Ok, today was a little non traditional. Mama has been wanting to add tunes to the car, but we didn’t want to hurt the vibe of the car.
So, we built a modular system that can be removed with one plug and two bolts.
Mama did some research and found a cheap motorcycle system on the web. We picked this system up for about $125.
I bought a piece of 1” conduit, cut to length, flattened the two ends and popped a couple holes in it. I picked up the forward holes in the cowl. I welded up a small plate to mount the amp to.
It looks like a hot mess, but I didn’t want any speakers to be seen. This thing is Bluetooth enabled, so we should be able to control it with the phone. I’m sure at 65 it will be worthless, but I think under that it should work be good.
Got tired of tripping over the wheels and tires, so I cleaned up the wheels and tires and put em back on. Starting to look like a car again.
Great car and story ! What is the rear end, that it is closed drive ? Is it the original to the car or other early Ford ?
It is a 32 chassis and rear end, enclosed drive. 39 Ford tranny and 265 Chevy.
I have heard this term before "Blue Tooth" I don't know what that is. I knew a chick one time that had green teeth, does that count.....
It's basically the same thing.
One lights up with your phone... The other one lights up at nite
Keep up the good work.
Sent from dumb operator on a smart phone
Thanks. We are trying to stay motivated.
Today was kind of a amateur upholstery day. I needed to build panels , so that the upholstery guy could get started. That way we can be gaining ground while multitasking.
These nifty little shears are a life saver. Maybe I can finish these up by the end of the day tomorrow.
You can do mine when I am at that point LOL
Your going to have that back on the road in no time
Love the roadster,nice work. Awesome shaped rod. Just a very good looking hot rod.
I still drive a 28A roadster hot rod also.
I hate primer thought of as a finish,no matter what excuse is used. If I was close by,I would be helping if asked.
I'm not a primer guy either. I have shiny black in the cabinet, but I am all about driving this one.
The primer looks good and even... Top coat goes on about the same//...
If those speakers dont end up working very well, look at a Bose Soundlink Mini. Its a little rechargeable speaker thats bluetooth. I have one and its great. Its portable as I can toss it into the seat of any of the cars and it gets loud enough to actually hear it. Battery lasts quite awhile as well, plus you dont have to do any wiring or trying to hide speakers or anything.
That's sort if what we started with, but the wife gets tired of being the speaker monitor. We had linkable dual speakers.
Tune's,yup an 28A hotrods,,, !,,Even in 1960 driving to high school in my 28A,I had some Rock n Roll,not fancy like today's cell/phone an remote plug-in booster-speakers some now use,,An if I was hard on the gas,even that would be drowned out by Headers. What I had then was same as most did ,a "Transistor Radio" *the size of a pack of Camels*,with ear bud jack*. Today though I have two 7in. speakers hiding up under dash<The tank was gutted out anyway in 59. They are now hooked to a small little 200plays chip of 1955 to 62 rock n roll. The control is a tiny switch on side of my steering column. I do love that old time rock n roll !!!!Plus a little rubber smoke n V8 roar of 4x2 now an then. Don't let anyone say we didn't have tunes. If your smiling, it's right !!!
Those shears are great BUT watch out for the curlicues that they leave behind they can be QUITE SHARP. Ask me how I know.
Love the car, a real period piece. What do you know about the steering gear?
Really cool. I will have a roadster!.... someday.
I believe it's a stock 32 box.
Ok, today was fruitful albeit not really thread worthy. I made a battery box cover out of scrap ABS. The wife has been worries about the crap in the trunk shorting our against the posts. I took longer than we figured, but that’s the story of my life.
Later we installed one of Danny Burrough’s torque tube seals. This is supposed to keep the oil from migrating out of the rear end into the tranny. It’s a nice piece. That also took longer than I expected.
A while back I was cruising through a parking lot and I overhead several different people comment “You can’t even hear it run”. Meant as a compliment, but it bothered me. This is a hot rod, not a restored grandma car! So, I decided it needed a cam swap. Something to give the little 265 some rumpity rump. I researched a lot of threads,websites and old magazine articles.
I was looking for something along the lines of the Duntov 097, but I didn’t want a solid lifter cam.
I settled on the Comp Cams Nostalgia grind. It’s a small can by today’s standards, but it is a nice grind that will allow me to keep the stock valve springs.
I have been terrified of the whole flat lobe syndrome, so I bought the Comp Cams Snake oil lobe coating, ZDDP oil additive etc. Wish me luck. The good thing is it is a low seat pressure spring setup, so it should be fine. I hope...
Last Sunday afternoon, the wife and I embarked on our first 39 Ford tranny overhaul. After a lot of questions on the Hamb and to Mac Van Pelt, we finished it up. We converted it to the later style synchros. Feels much smoother on the bench. Hopefully, this will solve some of my leaks.
Now, for the fun stuff.
A lot of you will scream and cry that I ruined it by removing the revered, holy Stromberg leakers and converting to Rochester 2G’s, but it will be ok, I promise. I have been building this setup in my head for 10 years. I bought the intake back about ten years ago and have been patiently waiting for my day in the sun. I used Tripower Carburetion out of Missouri. Nice guy. I wanted something that pops a bit, so I asked him to powder coat the bodies and chrome everything else.
I am still waiting on my NOS, Cal Custom, staggered bolt valve covers to get back from the polisher/chromer. They will look pretty dang good.
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