A Friend Catches Up…

Brilliant post reblogged from Mustang Maniac

Mustang Maniac

We feel it’s time to reveal what the special post was going to be all about that we talked about when Adam came back from his SEMA trip this year. Of course it was always going to be car related as you would expect. Last year Adam made arrangements to meet up with his friend Cleo Shelby. This year he has gone one better…

While out in Las Vegas Adam made the phone calls and arranged to meet up with his friend Cleo, this time he introduced his wife Lynn to Cleo who hit it off straight away.

The usual catch up chats were had and as time passed a rare opportunity was offered to Adam & Lynn; lunch at Cleo’s house the next day in Las Vegas! Obviously that is an offer you just can’t refuse. For privacy issues we delayed this post and made sure all was OK…

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A little Roadster update…

Reblog from Cool McCool’s Garage

Cool McCool's Garage

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Once again, I’m not as far along as I’d hoped, but I’m making steady, if slow, progress on the ’34.  I’v gotten a big chunk of the final body prep done, it’s almost ready for primer.  Next week is another camping outing with the Spartan, so no work on the car next week,  but, it’s all fun, right?

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I cleaned, detailed and blocked of the breathers on the old Cal-Custom valve cleaners I scored a couple weeks ago, the engine looks, I think, pretty dramatic and period perfect.  If it runs OK with those two carbs I’ll be even happier.  If it’s too much carburetor, I’ll pull the dual quad intake and put the single back on with just one carb and it’ll still look OK.  I have friends who can help me sort out the bugs if it ends up being beyond my skill set.

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The crowing touch on…

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More Information About The Great American Mountain Rally

Excellent article from Steve’s Blog

People who might have looked at this website before possibly have seen my interest in one of the first major car rallies held in the USA.  This was the Great America Mountain Rally that was first held in November 1953.  For more information on this rally please take a look at the post that I made about the Great American Mountain Rally on January 7, 2015.

One of the things that made this rally famous was the participation of the Rootes Works Factory Team which featured Sheila Van Damm as their most well-known rally driver.  Following the 1953 running of this rally, Van Damm, had her personal account of the rally published in the December 18, 1953 edition of the major British motoring magazine, “Autosport”.

I had not been able to obtain a copy of this account until today.  My partner in the upcoming recce run for the 2018 Trans…

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A Model (A) of In-Efficiency

Old Car Road Trip

I HAVE MY ENGINE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It took me forever to pick it up.

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Let’s go through the timeline since the last post…..

It is 4/10/15 and J&M has let me know that the babbitts are poured and the rods are balanced.  They are waiting on a clutch from the supplier.

Pour the Babbitts

Balancing Rods.  You would think the rods are balanced.  They aren’t.

Is this manly stuff?  Yes….but I have to keep myself from commenting that they are handling rods and playing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”.

Do you know how to line bore a block?

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Machining the Thrust so there is less leakage.

It is now 4/14/15 and there has been little recent progress on my Phaeton.  Even if all the pieces/parts were magically to appear in my garage tomorrow, I wouldn’t be able to reassemble the car until sometime in May or June.  So what is going…

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