The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lloyd's paint & glass, Jul 18, 2022.
I seen this ford at a cruise night, I could get into that one
Speaking of non-Ford stuff... I was standing at the counter at my local parts store Saturday getting some parts for a C10 I am working on for a retired guy that I used to work with when I noticed a guy buying parts for his 66 Impala. I knew this guy was putting in one of those late model motors that we don't like here and he had mentioned how he wanted to sell the fast "LT1" that he pulled out to me about a month or so ago. I told him I might be interested but he didn't give me a price at the time. Anyway, I asked about it again Saturday and it seems I stalled long enough to get a good deal. He told me he would take $150 for it so I told him I would come get it. It was literally complete from air cleaner to oil pan and did have 462 heads, a polished Edelbrock intake, an MSD HEI, roller tip rockers, starter, ps pump, Summit carburetor, headers, etc. with it. I decided to decode it and it appears to be a 1970 2-barrel 250 hp block, so I think I got screwed on the deal...
This is why I love those late model motors so much. Makes for good deals on the older stuff.
I installed the M22w in the vette today, I love the lower first gear and the gear whine really adds to the character of the car Shifts really nice too. Good day in my book...
You paid too much....in 1960 dollars..he he he
It has a smashed pulley so I only would of paid $75
Yea, I thought of beating him up for that but he threw in the headers.
After the exxon Valdez trans line way to many times I bought a new flaring tool to see if I can damn the leak instead of damning that damn line.
I'm stepping up to modern times here with this baby
So I made another lower trans line, hopefully this bastard doesn't leak lol
The mailman shows up at 7 pm with those fiber gaskets for the float bowl screws, so I drained gas and changed the leaky 3, I sure hope all of this cures my fluid exodus.
This afternoon I hit DMV to get the 57 in my name after 5 1/2 yrs of owning it, no rush ya know, it was relatively a pain free experience for having a 40 yr old out of state title, gave me some ugly plates.
I got one of those tools for Christmas , I love it.
Got the same flaring tool and I love it! Also got the 37* flaring head for it, too. Game on!!!
I have to say, it was much easier
What brand is your flaring tool and where did you get it? That looks great!
Looks like the Eastwood
Several companies sell it. pretty much put their sticker on it
Your vette just keeps getting cooler. Some day (after all the kids are gone and have good jobs) maybe I can end up with a first generation vette too.
I just happened to fall into this one... I was pretty beat and used up for sure. I did some horse trading etc. It's still got aways to go. Keep beating the bushes one will show up
I got deal on one a while back through ePay. Made by K-Tool International. Identical to Eastwood but a better price. Looking forward to using it.
Like was said I think it's the same one with different company stickers.
I chose this one because it's an American business and fast delivery
Today I'm putting the heads on the flathead in my 31 roadster. Tonight I hope to finish wiring the 31 coupe too.
Wow. I think the next time I have to register something I’ll be taking the 10 hour ride to Buffalo.
Tinkering with weatherstrip on the Corvette. Interesting that they make the door weatherstrip without the internal wire that it used to have, but the repop retainers include a little piece of wire so you can fake it, for the NCRS judges. Wild stuff.
and the deck lid (over the soft top storage area) still had some original stuff on it, and some replaced.
Got the beverage Kool cup mounted..(finned aluminum oil filter cover, lined with dense foam rubber) mounted in the coupe...
My old eyes find that the deep recessed area for the float bowl screw gaskets hides old partial gasket pieces real well, what looks like a black stain could be a piece of old gasket causing a leak
In between buying Thunderbirds and replacing the clutch in my Dually tow vehicle to retrieve said Thunderbirds I am still picking away at the Barracuda….Hoping to have it in primer by the end of the week.
I let it run for a few seconds today and the fiber gaskets look to have worked but that damn transmission line is still leaking, now I'm starting to lean towards the radiator being the issue.
I'm thinking since the fluid is low that maybe there wasn't enough pressure to make it do the loop on that test piece.
These came in handy when I had trans line like yours give me grief.
What is it ?
it looks like a copper washer to put in a flare fitting, to help it seal.
45* beveled copper sealing washer as Jim mentioned.
I need a box of those... look like a part everyone should have, especially with more imported parts these days.
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