The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Daniels Auto Repair, Jul 9, 2016.
Installed new carpet and trunk mat in my '63 Fairlane
Chased parts for my GTX with the '58 and threw in 10 gallons of fresh gas on the way home.
It sure feels good to get behind the wheel again
I ran the complete battery cable circuit for negative from battery to back of transmission with a second strap from there to the frame. I ran positive cable from battery to starter with a cut-off switch. Also added a 10 gauge wire from the battery connection at the starter to the alternator and a second 10 gauge wire to the main fuse panel.
I also wired the ignition switch and ran ground strap from engine to the body. That should cover all major needed grounds. If it tightened them all down, it should start if it had any gas. Got to run power to electric fuel pump to fill the new gas line and prime the carbs. I think installing the gauge panel is next major piece of the puzzle.
I'm also going to have to reengineer the transmission hump to clear the new transmission.
Probably need to start thinking about mounting that radiator, too!
More progress on the shop. Lights and a switch installed and started roughing in the electrical.
Took the heater box assembly I got off eBay a couple weeks ago apart. Sandblasted the main housing, the diverted vain and the defrost splitter. Than etched primed all the above. I dropped the heater core off at radiator shop. Unfortunately it’s shot.
That truck is extremely well done, brought back memories of my Dad's. Thanks.
Butt, in the end, they can be life saving
Know the JB Weld is super strong and will work. Gettin’ the filling back in straight is another thing. Thinking about how you will have to retrieve it!!!!
I finished my license plate tag bracket modifications and mounted it on the old beater, unfortunately the boss ladys van didn't crank this morning and she drove my pickup to work, my camera is in the truck, photo's later. HRP
Go to the local pharmacy and look for a temporary filling material. They actually sell a product for that purpose until you can get to a dentist.
Got it, and good thing cause it's a crown. I'll spare you the details..
I fear it may have taken a trip through your dogs digestive tract time to go to the dentist, he may be able to put it back in place. HRP
Visited the 30 Model A Roadster yesterday. First visit since January. Last driven in the Vet's Day parade in November. Too much time has passed, but the weather prevented more. I swapped out the windshield. I have two; one is a deluxe folding type and I use it when the top is installed, the other is a solid type that I shortened and have installed a short windshield for the chopped look. Cleaned up the rod and then took it for a nice cruise around town and around the Plaza. Then, returned it to its storage place and will try and enjoy it much more often now that the weather is warmer and it is not snowing. Also, need to get the carb jetted for our 7,000 foot altitude. It is running too rich. A fellow Hamber has agreed to help with the right jets and metering rods. Plan on showing it at the next Plaza Cruise In in May. JWL
Update: Since so many here share photos, here is one of the Roadster with the folding windshield.
Get that sucker glued back in ,you will a real true permanante "shit eaten grin"
The boys and I headed over to my buddy Steve's place and grabbed the 49 Olds he just bought so we could haul it back to the shop. It's gonna need lots of love but it's a fastback and should be pretty cool when done. After he priced rebuilding the front shocks and disc brakes etc..He decided on a 69 nova front clip, so I guess I know what I'm doing next weekend. I've done several on 55-59 chevy pickups but never an Olds, Talked with Hamber Marty Strode and checked out his post's on his Olds looks like it shouldn't be too bad
Installed chrome valve covers on the Hemi Model A, rear brake job on "non friendly" Pro Street Cheby and installed new tarps on Carport tent. Man, I am worn out! Time for an adult beverage.
Lumpy63, watch out for that Stevie guy. He is a CAR NUT!
So Chuck... How did you let your brother escape with those early M/T hemi valve covers he has hanging on the wall?
Installed a new crate engine in the old 48; now I've been racking up some miles to break it in. Those crate engines sure have low oil pressure, instructions say it should have 20 psi at 2000 rpms.
Found out that my oil pressure sender was bad. Installed a direct reading gauge and the pressure is over 50 psi and about 30 or 35 psi at idle. That is sure a relief, engine sounds good.
Used a '66 Mustang roof as an insert on my A coupe.
Not exactly today but this week
About 10 students spent Sunday evening finishing up our electric race cars. We finished second on Monday. We raced at the Barbers Indy track in Birmingham. Students handled pit duties and drove the cars.
Tuesday and Wednesday was Skills competition Thousands of students competing in hands on skills, construction, automotive, collision, electrical, HVAC, robotics, woodworking, IT, diesel...........
I didn’t have a winner from my class this time but we did great.
After competition we visited shops and talked with dozens of recruiters from various industries.
Our college host the regional skills competition next week, I judge at the provincial and national competitions as well. It’s a great thing to get young people involved.
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May be trivial to many, but when a person has been chained to their desk for the better part of 6 months and can't get into the workshop, even the mundane tasks become something to relish. To wit - I passed on going to the swap meet at Speedway Motors this morning and finally got to change the oil and antifreeze in my 3 hobby cars this afternoon before I fire them up for the year, plus take one out for a short test drive. All have been neglected for at least a couple of years because of my work load, so catching a breather to drain out the nasty, acidic fluids and replace with fresh was a big relief for my mind, though I still have to start and move around two of the cars. Maybe next weekend...or I may need to actually flush, drain and refill. IDK.
Checked over the engine in the 41 for a mysterious oil leak I noticed at the end of last year, couldn't find it then and still can't find it. Ran the bolts around the end plates, drive, Isky triangle, thermostat housing and radiator hose clamps, probably light it off in a couple days for the first time this year.
Cars and Coffee this morning. Mostly off-topic stuff.
Paul Herbert's Studebaker. He used to be active here, I can not remember his HAMB name.
I did see some nice work on a 54 Chevy low rider and some neat customizing details on a Karmen Ghia.
On closer inspection the shallow oil pan i been saving for years to install is for a V8??? And then the bushing on oil pump shaft broke, and I had to make a tool to install a shorter oil tube pickup. So everything is going as I would expect.
Lumpy, Steve has bunch of cool stuff stashed away in his garage!
The tag bracket turned out pretty good. HRP
I sold an LP record for $60.00 less postage. I need to go to the town dump more often. Bob
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