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No one deserves this and those who did it, I hope they pay dearly for thier deeds.
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The only difference is, they were much cheaper back then.
Sit back and enjoy. I know I did.
If these videos dont make you shed a tear and make your hearts warm over, then please...check yourself. Without these brave men and women, the USA would not be what it is today. I am so proud to be an American.
I was watching the 3rd video and my beautiful daughter asked what it was. I couldn't help not to cry like a child trying to explain to her about it. I ate my throat.
SALUTE!!!! to all Veterans out there and God Bless you all!
Here is a list of a few in my family who have served:
Father: USMC: 1974 - 1982
Uncle Claude: USMC: 1972 - 1980
Grandpappy Taylor: US Army - Korean War
Grandfather Pratt: US Army - Sniper - WWII - Normandy Landings - Utah Beach 1st wave. Sgt.
Auntie Joyce: US Navy - 1980- 2000 - 20 Years (Retired)
Brother In Law Nap: US Army - 1998 - 2002 - 82nd Airborne
Brother in Law Val: US Army - Rangers/Special Forces - Afganistan - (Right Now)
Cousin Smith: US Navy (MP) - 2006 - 2010 (Stabbed one time and almost blew up by I.E.D. in Hummer in Iraq - Lost 4 buddies. Medical Discharge/Disabled)
WALLY PARKS, our forefather and founder of our great hobby has passed. This has been a bad year for those who founded and set the standards that we live by today. Im not going to get into massive details so read on and search to learn more about him.
There is no hot rod organization or piece of major history that Wally Parks has not been involved in. He has been named Man of the Decade (1962-1972); Man of The Year by SEMA; received the prestigious Robert Petersen Life Time Achievement Award and practically every other award in the automotive industry.
In his teens in the mid 30’s, Wally soon had himself a Model T that he souped up and used on the streets. A trip to Muroc Dry Lakes convinced him that hot rodding was the only way forward. As a member of the Road Runners Club, Wally was instrumental in organizing the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) in 1937, an organization that is going strong today.
In 1947 Wally helped Robert Petersen start Hot Rod Magazine, becoming its first editor and later editorial director of all 5 Petersen automotive magazines. The magazine was influential in legitimizing hot rodding to an audience across the country.
Due to the bad publicity hot rodding was getting in the press, primarily because of street racing, Wally, along with pioneers Petersen and Ak Miller, Eric Rickman et al, formed the National Hot Rod Association. Through their Safety Safari, Wally and the crew set out across country promoting the new sport of drag racing. They would hold meetings with local officials and police and promote the use of disused air strips as a way of getting hot rodders off the street. Today the NHRA is the world’s largest motorsports governing body.
Wally Parks was also instrumental in opening up Bonneville Salt Flats to hot rodders in 1949. Today hot rod enthusiasts still enjoy racing there.
It goes without saying that without Wally Parks hot rodding and drag racing would be a very different sport than it is today.
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Im browsing the H.A.M.B. and I find this absolute beauty posted. "Nobodys Hero" is his screen name and my eye catches another "31' Coupe Picts" thread.
I was floored to what I was seeing. Hands down!, This is a perfect example of a "Traditional Built" hot rod. Just look at the stance, color combination, motor and last but not least the quick change rear.
The work is absolutely stunning and I'm stunned myself on the specifics of the build and parts that went into creating such a beauty. It takes determination and love to start with nothing to achieve such a perfect example of "the way it used to be."
"Yeah there Fenton heads with a Fenton 2x2 intake. It took me about 2 years to gather all the parts and to build it, i found all the parts at swap meets, and from a few friends. I built the car with some help from my father neither of us are mechanics or car builders. I basically built the car with a chop saw and a 4 inch grinder. I fabricated the steering blister myself using an old tail light bucket and a piece of flat stock.i had a machine shope weld early ford splines onto the box to use a ford pitman arm I built it to look like an old circle track car, so it sits on top of am A frame z'd 13" in the back, Just enough to let the top of the wheel sit at the reveal. I built the headlight bar out of a 32 and an A bar, ummmm lets see what else........ladder bars are built out of ford radius rods, 1" tubing. I found the shell in a friends garage and he was willing to sell it. Theres a round T tank in the trunk along with a ful floor, battery etc.
It's rides like these that really make a statement and emphasize how our "sport/hobby" really was. It's always harder to build it traditional, it's easy to open your wallet and buy it off the shelf.
"Nobodys Hero", Great job! It's definitely 'Vintage Metal' material.
You can read more about it HERE, or post your comments on VM for a newer discussion.
Another great pioneer to the 'sport' of speed has been lost yesterday; Barney Navarro - the creater of Navarro heads and speed equipment for the great Ford Flathead motor. The 'lust' for speed and record breaking were definitely on his mind.
Yesterday, Mr. Navarro got into his golder roadster to pass through the pearly gates.
I tip my hat to you. You will be missed. Rest in Peace.
FurBiscuit posts: " for the late night prowlers and insominaics out there, 3 weeks of midnight oil (and a one week brake to fly to NYC) i got the speedster going with the new body. So last saturday rolls around and I finally get it running at 1500 (tech inspection for the endurance run stops at 1530, but they wait around)quick test run, indicated that the ebrake had stuck kinda on...due to the ensuing brake fire. get that and a small radiator leak fix. load the T up (that would be with a change of clothes, battery charger, and tools: not on a trailer) and drive down to Santa Clara leaving at about 1700 I arrive about an hour later. make it through Tech and finally stop and take a breather and a hot shower. After working on the car in the hotel parking lot.Sunday the run starts and goes well with a drive from Santa Clara to Half Moon Bay via Mt. Hamilton and some amazinig roads (no pictures sorry) and back to Santa Clara. Red Beard did the naviguessing duties exceptionally well, and he didn't seem to complain to much...but it is hard to hear anything above that 4" pipe. Annika took a bunch of pics at the start and the finish, but I didn't take a singe one. My cell died so I had to make an emergency run back home, so i packed the T up and drove home. I was a little tired and annoyed by being constantly chopped and cut off by annoying drivers, so I let the T stretch its legs for a while...the guy chasing me said I dissappeared (he was towing a trailer and backed off at 70) so I'd guess I was scooting down the road at about 75 or so, it would be a guess, but i was passing most of the traffic at that point, so it could be closer to 80. (now to bump the compression up from 45 psi static.) Sunday was fun, all together I put on about 250 miles of driving. man it felt great."
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My friend has a nice extensive "Museum like" collection of Model A and T parts, passed down by his father.
Over the weekend, My buddy and I cruise over to my friends's place to check out some Model T roadster stanctions to adapt to a 1923 Flint Cowl/modified body. Were tripping over parts and found in the corner of the attic is this aluminum intake that was assumed used for a Lincoln Flathead motor; using what looked like an early 4bbl Carburator. Out of curiosity, we pull it out to find it had raised script Edelbrock lettering and it was smaller (in size) than anticipated. Noticing it was for a flathead motor, the light flicked on excitement came all over us realizing what was in our hands; an Early Edelbrock Slingshot manifold missing the bolt on "Y" adapter. For the next 30 minutes, we scurried about trying to locate the missing piece with no success.
Were going to keeplooking for the top piece on another date. I'll keep you updated on the hunt to making this complete.
I attached a picture of the original Edelbrock Slingshot manifold....
P.S.: I am looking for a glove box clock and handle. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help me out.
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Question: with this hole/oil return in the front of the block, does it affect the oiling to the lifters
Answer: Oil comes up the shaft in the centre of your picture and flows forward through the "cast in" pipe in the block to the front of the valve chamber of the block. The A pump can provide good pressure (about 100 psi) and , because it is not capped, delivers a good volume of oil for lubrication and cooling purposes. I have read that it is about one gallon per minute.
The engine sits at about 3 degrees incline. Oil flows forward over the dam wall on to the timing gear and back along the valve chamber where it gravity feeds to mains and cam bearings with about 1 and 1/2 inches of oil in this "header tank" with about seven inches of head pressure to the main bearings (this equates to roughly 3 psi ).
The centre main feed oil tube can be seen just near valve 4 boss. Excess to needs oil flows back to the block via the external oil return tube.
FWIW...Very early blocks (about 1200 of them) had two cast in oil pipes emanating from the oil pump shaft but this was quickly discontinued. These 1927 blocks had no oil return pipe feed from the valve chamber cover back to the side of the block.
The oil supply dam located on the side of the block has good and bad points. The good side is that the engine has a reliable supply of oil available for the mains bearings on start up ":O).
The bad side is that you always have some dirty oil remaining when you change oil ":O
Im in love.
Not much to tell, she will be as traditional as I can keep it (except the magnum or superbell dropped axle ). It will have a small kick up on the frame in the rear (Tardell Style) powered by a Banger motor, dual 97's, 39 trans, Stock rear and 16" wires, 7.00 rear tires, 5.00 motorcyle fronts. The windshield is basically like you see it (maybe an inch higher).I have a buddy helping me out, got the subframe and cowl sand blasted.So much is in the planning stages that I want to do, but Illl keep them details to myself, until I can develp pictures after the work is completed.
Ill post picts of the progress as I go along.