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04-15-2020 07:36 AM
fiftyv8 I assume you know about the BMW V8 valve seal issues.
If not you may want to deal with it before it makes a big mess.

03-11-2020 08:57 PM

02-16-2020 07:06 AM
Jag bottom link.

I was wondering how your progress was coming along. MY step son wants to finish a T I started in the early 80's. Buick V 6 . Track T style. I had a Ford 9 partially installed but my step son had a donor Jag so we will put in the Jag IRS. \ the last 2 chassis I used CCR plans and 7/8 DOM to build the frt and rear wishbones. This one uses Ford split wishbones on the front dropped axle and I have pieces from and old trailer and will use pieces from the front wishbone to build the rear JAG locators like you did. Years ago I cut the ford spindle stub off, machined an adaptor and Used Bolt on AMC disc brake spindles That WAS a mistake. To match the Chevy bolt pattern on the Jag I will dig out another set of stock ford spindles and put on Camero rotors and calipers.
02-15-2020 04:02 PM

08-17-2019 06:03 PM
fiftyv8 That is an interesting idea you have for mounting your headlights.
Never seen that before.
I wonder how they will stand up to all the road bumps.
I'd be interested to read your feedback once it is on the road and clocking up a few miles.
I hope it works out for you.
08-17-2019 02:08 PM

08-17-2019 02:07 PM

04-24-2019 10:43 PM
Rip VW It is a hard decision to decide where to locate the shop. My own personal selection based on your question would be to Move to the Farm! First there is 3 phase there. If you ever want to do milling or Turning most if not all of the good equipment runs on 3 Phase! There are ways around that by using converters to generate three phase and such. However if you already have it why not take advantage of it.

The second plus for the farm is the fact that Farm implies some distance from neighbors. That means less complaints from neighbors about running a air tool or something noisy. or running engines. The other place imply's to me a residential location. Also, You may have a better luck in permitting on a farm. Call it a feeding shed..

Ok there is my vote...
04-24-2019 02:24 PM
making progress

I bought 2 sets of Ufab welding squares from fireball tools and a plasma tracer kit from rotton leonard. I haven't seen the Ufab listed on his website for a while. A friend is a pro welder and is putting it all together. one set for him and one for me. I made a new set of jag wooden patterns to make the jag stuff with his plasma. My fab shop is 300 miles south. We bought a 40 X 50 quanset building from an estate sale . still on pallets a few years ago. I need the engineered drawings to get a building permit and need to decide where to put it up Either at the step-son's 1.5 acre house or down on the farm that has 3 phase power for irrigation pumps.
04-24-2019 12:21 PM
Mykk After a hiatus I'm back on the project. Losing the use of one shop space, putting everything into storage. A brutal winter in this area. Now found a new shop space and continuing on.

My first time welding. Just tacking in bits until a pro can come in with some real firepower.

Differential mounting:

Differential cross member and seat mounting:

Motor mounts, radius arm mount tabs:

Clutch & brake master/pedal assembly mounting:

Kinda funny seeing how far back the seats sit without a body or drivetrain.

Rear shock mounting:

12-30-2018 07:19 AM
fiftyv8 Great work, but I am curious about the way you have located your headlights a few posts back?
Is this permanent or just for fun now.
If you did keep that set up your lights would work great on turns...
12-30-2018 06:08 AM
'48 Austin Looking good! I like the roof.
12-30-2018 06:02 AM

11-25-2018 07:10 AM
my 15 steel t

an old pict from the 80's
It needs a nep paint job, and heavier rear radius rods. I bent them the last time I did a wheelie.
11-25-2018 07:01 AM
looking good.

You are making good progress and now you get to trial fit everything, steering gear mount, gas tank and battery location. type of rear radius rods. where to put the master cylinder. On the V 6 bucket, I think we will use an old set of front wishbones. split and for the rear. I found a lengthened front axle down by the river where old farm machinery was kept. The wishbone was spread but I will cut it apart. The scrap iron scroungers offered to haul everything away but That is my iron supply for farm projects.
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