Uh oh…

Uh oh…

My rough-as-a-corn cob Ford Coupe, with the SBC. Notice the chalk mark above the body line on the rear section of the body. Five minutes with a 4.5 cutoff wheel removes the head off this 77 year old Ford. I only wanted the rear section, so I removed the door jams without cutting ‘em up. The removed cab section. I’ll probably just end up selling it, but I think a neat little... 

Pulled the 1931 Ford out of the backyard!

Pulled the 1931 Ford out of the backyard!

Finally pulled this toy out of the backyard again! I wasn’t having any luck finding a runner big block Chrysler, but I had a decent drivetrain in a ’62 Chevy pickup I just wasn’t going to get to for a while, so I pulled it out for the Model A. These year trucks have a hydraulic clutch, so getting that to work should be an absolute breeze. That’s an S-10 T-5 tranny... 

Roofing the Model A

Roofing the Model A

Spent a day putting a 1951 Packard roof onto my Model A. I haven’t finished it up yet, needs a little more trimming, but looks pretty good! I’m still having issues with the hydraulics (brake and clutch, not lowrider hoppin’ stuff!)  Read More →

Hot Rod Drivetrain Woes

Hot Rod Drivetrain Woes

Leakdown test on the old 383 revealed than half the cylinders were at 80% leakdown, and the other half at 50%. This is one shot 383! Take a close look, every exhaust valve whacked every piston, severely!! Always replace your timing chain. At one point I pulled the timing chain cover of and the chain had skipped several teeth! I’m not sure how it even ran, or that it didn’t... 

Stuffing a rattlecan rebuild 440 HP into the 1931 Ford Coupe

Stuffing a rattlecan rebuild 440 HP into the 1931 Ford Coupe

Stuffing a rattlecan rebuild 440 HP into it, and some other necessary clean up!! This is one shot 383! Leakdown test on the old 383 revealed than half the cylinders were at 80% leakdown, and the other half at 50%. Surprisingly, when performing the leakdown the air all came out of the crankcase which means the rings are toast, but take a close look, every exhaust valve whacked every piston,... 

Relics Car Club Photoshoot 3/18/07

Relics Car Club Photoshoot 3/18/07

Please be patient while all the pictures load, there’s a ton of them!!! Donut Wheel, Livermore. 9:45 am Highway Garage, next stop! Cruisin’ The Rodeo Grounds Old Olivina Vineyard “entrance” Last stop, about 1:45! Fun was had by all!!  Read More →

Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

It was a beautiful day so we decided to head out and shoot some pictures of our stuff. Click for more Pictures of Dan’s 1954 Chevy Click for more Pictures of Steve’s 1972 Dodge Swinger Click for more Pictures of my 1931 Ford  Read More →

Random Pictures of the Model A Coupe…

Random Pictures of the Model A Coupe…

Dan, Steve, and I all went out to take pictures of our cars on a nice sunny spring day out in the backroads of Livermore. These are a couple pictures of my Model A from that little trip. 03.03.07  Read More →

Two teeth to Paradise

Had to tear the Model A down, it had been running like crap, and no other diagnostic and repair fixed. I had already checked all the basics, ignition, carb, timing. Good thing I did! Timing chain had jumped because it was so loose! Two teeth I think? This is why you don’t cheap out and re-use old stuff because it “looked” okay! Got it back together tonight and she... 

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