Glenn Miller - At Last!


Slingshot Find !!! Part 1

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....


Original still cool...and a Fordor too!

1949 Ford Fordor. I like it. Plain, original and cool. I would drive it!


1933 Ford Commercial headlights. Similar to 32' Passenger cars. Most widely used set of lights because they are shallow in the back and fit snug on the fenders. A nice "custom" treatment.

Local Car Show Coverage

When I'm out and about at these car shows, I like to post a few pictures of my favorite cars. A 1933 Ford Sedan, with 103,000 miles on it within the past 6 years.

1929 Ford Roadster - A true Survivor - Part II

10-26-47, 108.69 mph. 1/4 mi. 8.28 seconds. El Mirage.

1929 Ford Roadster - A true Survivor - Part I

Local car show today. A neat roadster built and raced in the 40's. The next picture (above) of actual timing tag from 10-26-47; at Mirage. It sports a buildt 59AB flathead motor, dual carbs, stock V8 Banjo with 3:78 gears. Big and littles and 16" wires.


Hot Rod Race

A cool video I stumbled upon dedicated to the late Ed Roth. As people would say; "Gnarly!" The artwork alone is great. I hope you enjoy this!


1927 Ford Roadster

Spindle mounts and straight axle

1927 Ford Roadster

"Mike's Early Iron" - I really dig on the cent symbol on the door.

1927 Ford Roadster

1927 Ford Roadster

I have always liked the old vintage race cars, especially drag racers. This belongs to a good friend of mine who has been building flathead motors, even before they were a trend. He is a real Hero in my book. Check out this "Home made" Hilborn injection sitting on top of this mean flathead motor. If only our cars could talk, I'm sure this steel 27' Roadster could tell stories, that we only dream about.


28 Model A update

1938 Super Deluxe dash in my 28 Sports Coupe. A merge of 10 years of design. I'm happy with the pre-finished product. Comments are welcome. Keep an eye out here on Vintage Metal for more updates.

P.S.: I am looking for a glove box clock and handle. Email me at if you can help me out.


'The Lot' 2nd Issue is HERE!

Brand New and hot off the presses. 2nd issue of "The Lot" magazine and T-shirt. Right now for a limited time, you can get all three for $20 + shipping $4.95.

Thats issue No. 1 & 2 and 1 shirt of yot choice.

VM has shirts for both Men (black and tan) and Women. (black and green)

-$15 each or (2) for $25 + shipping.

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Banger Oiling System

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

28 Dodge belonging to a good friend: 52Merc on HAMB. It's powered by 364 Nailhead, 39 Ford front end, 8" rear end. Whay makes this panel unique, it was originally a coupe with no decklid. A farm "truck" that moved hay around in it's decklid-less trunk. This is a superb example of taking what could have "never been" into a desireable piece of work. The car was built in Wisconsin.


Ford Model A Cam Nut Removal Tool

New addition to Vintage Metal products. Ford Model A/B cam nut removal tool. Only $15 each. Paypal to Other inquires to


test - A new feature has been Added! On the fly updates. I can now update Vintage Metal with "on the spot" picture taking or real time show coverages. Keep an eye out for new stuff, Pictures and info/ideas to come.


1927 RPU - Update

Last month I posted an awesome 27 RPU project in the works:

Here is more info on that project:

Owner Chris: "I am honored you like my car enough to put it on your website. I freshened up a stock motor with a hone and lapp job. Winfield cam with adjustable lifters. Aluminum timing gear. The babbits seemed fine, and I hope the hi-comp head isn't too much for them for a while. Wico mag, Anson intake with a Stromberg. And a vintage exhaust manifold. The new exhaust manifolds look all wrong to me. Stock trans and stock rear. I plan to run 17" motor wheel and rim (look like kelseys) wire wheels. Here's a mock-up pic before the sandblast and metal work begun. "

Keep us posted Chris; Ill post more as it shows.