Building the 1932 Ford frame, Part 1…

Building the 1932 Ford frame, Part 1…

I have collected all the required pieces to begin putting a 1932 Ford frame together the way I wanted for the new Hot Rod coupe. I’m a big fan of original old Ford parts, they just look right and have the right feel to them so you’ll see a lot of them on this build. Unfortunately, 70 to 80 years off use and neglect usually warrant rework and refinishing but that’s the price... 

Quick and Dirty Subframe Connectors for the Mopar A-body – 1967 Plymouth Valiant

Quick and Dirty Subframe Connectors for the Mopar A-body – 1967 Plymouth Valiant

So I’m building my little slant six Valiant to be a handlin’ machine and part of making that happen is a nice stiff chassis. Yes, it has a slant six, and I am putting subframe connectors into it. For a little more than $50 in materials I was able to buzz subframe connectors into the Valiant. It took two evenings by myself, might have only been one but I drank way more beer than... 

Chevy Corvette 2 1/2 Exhaust Manifolds

For the truly period correct small block Chevy, skip the faux lake pipes or zoomies and look for a set of the Corvette manifolds. 1962 – 1963 Chevy Corvette Exhaust Manifolds LH manifold casting #3797901 RH manifold casting #3797902 #3797901 was used on the LH side on ’62 and ’63 300hp and 340hp engines (pass.-side generator on ’62, pass.-side alternator on ’63). Manifold... 

Early V8 Ford Frame Serial Numbers

There is usually no engine number stamped in the block, but the transmission bell housing was factory stamped with a number which, when the car was assembled, becomes the vehicle serial number. The frame numbers which match the engine (transmission) number is usually stamped in three places on the top surface of the left-hand frame rail (front, center and rear). The only number which can... 

Mopar A-Body Torsion Bar Size and Part Number Reference

Here is a list of the different torsion bars for the Mopar A-body from 1964 through 1976. Included are the Mopar Performance part numbers (‘p’ part numbers) and where applicable, the OEM part number. Remember, the even ending number is right side, the odd number is left side. (Example: 2535888 is right, 2535889 is left) Scroll down for table… Mopar A-Body Torsion Bar... 

Slant Six Engine Bore and Stroke Chart

Slant Six Engine Bore and Stroke Chart The three engines share a common bore of 3.4″. The 170 engine has a 3.125″ stroke; the 198 engine has a 3.64″ stroke; and the 225 has the longest stroke at 4.12″. Major internal differences between the engines include crankshafts, rods, and camshafts although the camshafts can be interchanged between them. Year Cubic Inch Bore... 

Slant Six Block Casting Numbers

The slant six engine was introduced in 1960 in two versions – 101 hp, 170 cu. in. and a 145 hp, 225 cu. in. From this modest beginning, the slant six built its reputation for performance and reliability. At the end of the ’69 production year the 170 slant six was dropped and a new 198 cu. in. version was introduced to replace it. At the end of 1974 this version too was dropped... 

Vintage Tire Size Conversion Chart

Use the following chart to figure out the closest modern tire size to your car’s original tires. Keep in mind these are close approximations and may not be exact replacements. Before purchasing any tires you should compare outside diameters and the tread footprint to get a better idea on how close a match they are. Your local tire dealer should have this information. Variations in tire... 

Mopar Automatic Transmission Dimensions

Mopar Automatic Transmission Dimensions

I found this online while building the 1940 Dodge Coupe, maybe it could be of use to you, too!  Read More →

Chevrolet V8 Bore and Stroke

CHEVY SMALLBLOCK V-8 BORE AND STROKE 262 = 3.671″ x 3.10″ (Gen. I, 5.7″ rod) 265 = 3.750″ x 3.00″ (’55-’57 Gen.I, 5.7″ rod) 265 = 3.750″ x 3.00″ (’94-’96 Gen.II, 4.3 liter V-8 “L99″, 5.94″ rod) 267 = 3.500″ x 3.48″ (Gen.I, 5.7″ rod) 283 = 3.875″ x 3.00″ (Gen.I, 5.7″... 

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