The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by grdra1, Mar 21, 2015.
Tank finished, polished and mounted, happy with result. Glen
As I said before Very nice work Glen
Holy shit stains batman!
Installed some DJ blower restraints today and modified body to suit, also fabricated some zoomie covers, getting there. Glen
damn! this thread is chock full o' win!
WOW!! Great car. If you ever get tired of it, I will take it off your hands. LOL. This thing is all that and a bag of chips. Great work, and just looks so right!
Very cool build
Modified floor pan for altered today to suit deep pan of powerglide. I was thinking of making a full length floor pan to catch any fluids from engine / fuel tank etc. What do others think / currently use. My current floor runs from rear of engine back. Glen
I would run a belly pan for the transmission also. Anything to help keep any fluids off the track, and from going under the tires.
I put one on my car also, Runs from the motor back, Helps for dropped bolts and nuts also
Never thought of dropped nuts and bolts etc, I will definatly extend current pan. Stay tuned for progress / pics. Thanks heaps, Glen
I really enjoyed following along with your project and you really did a First Class job.
Thanks for all the input and positive comments guys, here are a few pics of latest progress. Glen
Nice work Glen , The Clean up guys at the track will love this, That was another reason I put the belly pan on mine,I've helped clean up oil downs before and,, Well lets just say it sucked,,, Tim Jones
If you feel the front get light its because air is lifting the front of the belly pan
Makes sense on the belly pan up front - acts kind of like a reverse wing . . . lots of surface area for air to lift the front of the car.
BTW: Love this thread . . . a lot of learning going on, just by being an on-lurker. I love early Hemi stuff - can't wait to finally get back to my 34 coupe project - has been on hold for other projects for 7 years!
Here is one of my favorite old time Fiat Coupes - built/ran by a legendary racer named 'Jazzy Nelson'. He ran a 9.10 in 1955 (fastest drag car) . . . with a flathead (beat everybody in the big OHV engines). He was sponsored by Isky and Ed make a lot of special cams for him. Everybody thought he only ran an Isky 404-A, but Ed make him a special billet '505' radius cam - but it was a 'big secret' at the time. Anyway, here is the only picture I have of the car:
Glen, as we say up here in New Hampshire USA, wicked cool build!
Progress slow of late due to working heaps to fund this project, here are a few pics of recent fabricated items. I decided on the this valley cover / thru chassis breather system due to wanting to keep the old school look of the Donavan breathers (they will be blocked of) Glen
A few pics of tin work recently fabricated. Glen
Nice build thread, doing a great job working out of your home shop.
Looking better and better
Thanks guys, here are a few pics of my new 16 Volt lithium battery and mount (battery $1000.00 AUD approx. $1300.00 US and charger $500.00 AUD). Weighs approx 3kg. Glen
A few more pics from today, making some fuel lines /fuel primmer and pump /mounting data logger, Glen
A few pic of control panel and modified butterfly wheel. you can also see left footrest
Fabricated left and right footrests, very tight cockpit, I'm only five foot five and its very cramped
, throttle pedal required to be moved back one and a half inchs to clear gearbox oil lines not pictured. Glen
Loving your shifter, nice bit of fab work.
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