|Today 08:14 AM|
LOVE those sixes guys! I got out to the garage a little last night though not to work on anything exciting. I did get these racks on my trailer and some tie down hooks too. I am going to my daughters house this weekend to get a gazebo she doesn't want.
Every time I get near this trailer I am forced to think of another project that I REALLY want to get done! This was my dad's '55 F100 truck bed and frame and I want to do a quicky "restoration" on it but it doesn't happen. I want to make it the Mustang green it was when he painted the truck in '66.
I could knock it out in a few days, I really do need to get this done.
|Today 01:36 AM|
. And the 1955 265" V8 didn't come with an oil filter, but the '54 Chevy optional oil filter was made an option on the V8... they mounted it above the engine...
. I had a '66 GMC w/ 3-on-the-tree that I rebuilt the straight six on... glad it was the newer engine... if it had been the earlier engine I prolly would have torn my hair out after seeing what was inside of it... LOL!
|Yesterday 09:27 PM|
When I first bought my '57 Chev, it had a straight 6 in it. On my way home driving it, I stopped at Mr Lube for a quick oil change. The idiots there spent over an hour looking for the oil filter, begging me to show them where it was, and would NOT believe me when I kept telling them that it didn't have one!
On the same trip, I stopped for gas and the knucklehead pump jockey almost ripped off my rear license plate trying to find the gas filler - yet it was a bit obvious that it could not be behind the trunk-mounted license plate.
|Yesterday 09:25 PM|
Since there are a few Drivers Ex drivers and sales persons on this site thought I would post this, left the shop yesterday after a custom paint
might have to zoom as my camera or the operator don't work right.
|Yesterday 08:41 PM|
|Yesterday 08:11 PM|
I don't remember if my '61 truck (which I believe also had a 235) had one or not
|Yesterday 03:25 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
Waiting to go in my '52 flatbed...
|Yesterday 03:19 PM|
Believe it or not, Chev did not incorporate an oil filter into design of the inline 6's until 1961!
|Yesterday 01:41 PM|
All this 235 talk is sure making me miss my '56 Jimmy.
|Yesterday 12:52 PM|
1958 Rock Arm Assembly Lubrication
|Yesterday 12:23 PM|
I do know that the later 235s were decidedly low-tech in that department: A simple metal tube dumped oil on top of the rocker shaft
|Yesterday 08:52 AM|
Got my wrinkle walls out and screwed the beads so they're ready to put on the Falcon for the pre '64 drags this Sunday at Toutle, Wa. We're heading up Sat. and will camp out at the track. Sunday is the event, and expect 100+ cars to attend and race. Fun event, and make as many passes as you can fit into a day!
Hopefully the Eagles will hook better than the Hurst pie crusts did last year! The Hurst are so hard the Falcon spun them the length of the 1/8th mile. Starting out at 20 psi, and I'll lower them down until they bite well. I've got some old skinny tires/wheels to hang on the rear for towing the car, so I don't have to tow it with the slicks on it.
|Yesterday 12:43 AM|
|Yesterday 12:27 AM|
. Yes, late Chevy sixes have much more interchangeability with the SBC V8's... but might be able to fake an early valve cover onto a later engine for 'the look'...
. Always wondered, how do they get oil up into the top/rocker arms of the splash lube sixes?
. I knew Chevy's were always advanced OHV, no flatheads, but shocked to learn they didn't get an oil pump till part of '53...
|08-20-2014 08:59 PM|
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