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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.
As far as I know Coker or towel city Are the only folks around.
I am Jack Sutton’s granddaughter..his shop in north Hollywood was in the late fifties early sixties . In the forties his was in the British army . I have hundreds of pictures of his work
I am very proud of my granddad. His was a talented builder!!
tremendous craftsmanship. Enjoy your passion!
How come you replaced the original fold up drivers seat? LOL
Wow what an incredible project, thanks for saving another one. Ya done good.
Still doing it in the Race Saver Series
Welcome to the HAMB! Folks here are bonkers for old photos, especially "under construction" shots. Post a few samples here if you can.
I’ve got something in the works I’ve been working on this year. I need to organize the pics but here are a couple teasers.
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San Diego Steel Products tribute car ?
Neil that's really coming on......great job.....can't wait to see this car....
@sramoa Thanks for the info on the Balster AAA #560 Champ Car that ran Pikes Peak in 1952
Here's another .. an early INDY Roadster... after the Offy was transferred to a newer chassis, a 1952 Oldsmobile 303 with 3 speed was installed . Stored for many years in Indiana, it was found by a well known Bentley & Delahaye Collector who had a professional no-expense-spared restoration done about 18 years ago.
Last raced in the same white / red scheme shown here, it last
wore the number 5 in the Indiana area.
Any past history would be appreciated email@example.com (256) 507-3328
Need some help I am trying to make my 70 style super mod a self starter. It has a in & out box
What kind of power does it have? What size clutch/flywheel? First guess I'd say come thru the bellhousing with a VW or equivalent starter.
Some pictures of your setup would really help. Does it have a flywheel with starter teeth?
It has no flywheel or clutch. It is direct drive. In & out box to crank
Sounds like you have some work to do. I think there is a setup called quartermaster flywheel and starter & clutch you can google but you will have to redu your driveline.here is a picture of one Do you have a in and out box on a slider in the quickchange?ATTACH=full]3923221[/ATTACH]
THANK YOU JOSH FOR STARTING THIS THREAD!!! I just thought it was about time to say it again!!
Which in & out box do you have?
A CAE catalog I have shows that they made a clutch drive option for the big bell box. It had a 1 3/8 - ten spline input shaft with the pilot for the bushing in the flywheel. No mention made as to which clutch or flywheel to use. The input shaft appears to be some type of Ford piece, probably late flathead era.
If you have a big bell box , you'll notice it has provision for a cross shaft for the throwout bearing and you're on your own to rig up the rest of the linkage.
Hope this helps.
Crappy pictures, but this would be the simplest method. I see this stuff on E-bay occasionally. I think this uses a standard 10.5" Chevy pressure plate. Depending on the input shaft, both Ford and Chevy discs are available. I think this is what Speedwrench is talking about.
You might give some thought of going with a Bert 2 speed with reverse tranny.
An external starter sounds like the simplest way to go, especially if he wants to go with just an in/out box and no clutch.
first of all-I hate starters in a restored sprint car,if the car has any historical value restore it as close as possible!NOW heres the easy way if you want a starter but don't need a clutch=make a 1inch spacer between the engine block and the motor plate-last one I made was nothing but a handful of 1 inch tube with flat strap welded between them.another set of 1inch spacers move the front motor plate ahead.most cars have room for the engine being moved an inch without altering stuff[headers,radiator etc]you now have room for an automatic trans flex plate AHEAD of the motor plate.a simple 1 inch[again]spacer between the crankshaft and the crank button and you are all set to stroke your ego and play racer.P.S.for the crank button spacer I've used either an old worn out crank button or the aluminum adapter that allows the steel u-joint to bolt to the crank on newer cars
OOOPS-a few things I forgot,use an aftermarket starter that doesn't have a pinion support,if you want to use a stock type starter you may have to drill a hole in the motor plate to clear the starter nose.hiding the battery can take some work,but a fake dry sump tank is just about the right size.It,s surprising but most of the time a car with this set up will start in gear an pull away from a standstill
I ran into a bunch of guys from Texas who ran limited class sprinters that had to be self-starting and the set up you describe was pretty much what they used.
It was always a laugh riot watching them start up. They'd stick it gear, hit the starter and the cars would jump and lurch all over the place until the engine caught. Then they would just drive away.
Punch out list is getting shorter!!! Driveline in, hood cut for injectors, all plumbing done, throttle linkage hooked up. Cooling system done. Getting real close to paint.Gotta set front ride height, get my magneto checked out and should be able to fire it up!!! Thanks all for the encouragement and help, y'all know who you are.
Black vette--- Looking good, any paint yet?
blackout, Tell me more about the crank-driven water pump please. Is it a vintage piece? Still available?
Looks similar to KSE pump readily available but high bucks. Should be plenty available used and easy to rebuild if necessary.
Looks like a common
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