The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by john mullen, Dec 28, 2017.
Hang in there, you will see it as it comes together.
More photos as we progress
I finally got new rod bearings and Jimmy and I finished fitting the rods. I installed a bearing set in a rod, torqued it to specification and measured the crank journal and then the bearing in the rod. This showed the clearance of the bearing. It measured .001, not enough ..
So I removed the bearing, re torqued the rod and opened the big end another 5 tenths, installed the bearing, measured and came up with .002 just right. Then I opened the other 5 rods to be the same. ... Rods and crank are done and ready to
Go...waiting on pistons to bore the block. All is looking good
Here are the templates from John's drawings, on the corresponding pieces of flat stock they'll be cut out of. The next couple of pics are the trans side clutch cable bracket and various tabs for attaching the mechanism under the dash, and the last pic is the rough concept for clutch actuation.
2 more parts made for the clutch assy today.these two bars run from the fire wall to the roll cage and the clutch pedal hangs down from them
I got a few more clutch parts cut out and drilled today.
Close pattern shifter came today for the T5 tranny.
With over shift safety
John, my '40 coupe has a Mustang T 5 with a long handle from Hurst and the combo has knob travel almost as long as a stock '39 Ford! Who did you get this kit from?
This shifter is from
Pro 5.0 .com
I found this one on EBAY
I re worked the brake pedal today to match the new clutch pedal
well...hope it doesn't 'break--fast'
Corrected...damed spell check (lunch) lol
Clutch... Don't need no stinking brakes at Bonneville lots of shut down but its nice to have brakes just incase
Just wanted to thank
brett4christ for the auction he provided to help the XO/PP 640 team .
I also would like to thank those who bid on Brett's Christmas ornaments he striped just for the auction.
Then there is the rest of the story.
The winning bidder told Brett to re auction the ornaments and he sent me the money he won the bid with to support the project
Thank you Ken Bogren
From Champlin, Mn.
Your generosity is appreciated greatly
Brett has re posted the hand striped Christmas tree ornaments on the H.A.M.B. main page.
They are now open to new bidders thanks to Ken
bogrens generous offer.
Great work day today with Dave Russell And Lee Pollard. Got the tranny tunnel fabed up, got lube in the rear end, fabricated some brackets for the clutch cable and started installing it.
Cleaned up the shop and put away tools that were scattered all over the shop.
All in all a good days work
New pistons from Ross, time to bore this puppy out.. how big ???
Taking the block to Jimmys tomorrow to bore and fit the new pistons.
I hope to start re assembly
Brakes are needed to safely load and unload your race vehicle from the trailer.
My Granny once told me," Sonny, don't compromise cylinder wall thickness for a few more cubic inches."
Thats what they make block grout for. Cylinder wall support...
I was hoping that was your plan, Do you plan to leave a little space at the top of the jacket for coolant?
Not as big as I would like...
Oh yes, need room to cool the top 2 inches of the cylinder.
Well hear we go..
Wish I could go bigger...
Without a lot of $$$$ it will never make the 325 limit. I think some here don’t understand XO SCTA class is 0-325”. Always fun to watch your build and now rebuild. God knows I did it enough in the XO classes...JD
I am almost done
Flashpoint does OK without coolant. All the way to the five. Water in the head seems like a good idea.
I remember in 1976 Latin and Gillette ran a flathead V8 in a gasoline roadster class with no water at all when we had to make 2 runs in the same morning in both directions. The day after you qualified. They were the first down and the last back... 1hr was for FIA not SCTA..
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