Model 40

May 17th, 2008

So this is the recipe:

34 Chassis with early lakes influence in mind…

39 rear

4″ drop axle

39 spindles and backing plates

51 merc flathead with adapter to a 39 box

35 wires

I might run a model a rear cross member and spring to clear a quick change-




The new 34 Chassis comes home-

October 18th, 2007


And it fit in the back of the Ranch… 

I got the frame from Bleed.  Its pretty straight-  This is the begining of my new 34- I had my car trailer stolen a couple weeks ago so I had no choice but to pick it up in the ranch…. its kinda fun to actually USE it as a pickup- I dropped off some parts for Joels 34 Coupe as well along with his 57 9″…

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This is the hemi thats going into it… its a old dirt track motor that I bought from BobK, It has an early Edmunds intake with two ’57 carters…  a cragar adapter with a 39 ford toploader.  I plan to run wide fives all the way around.  The 331 was rebuilt and parked under a bench sometime in the mid sixties-  Its held up well, I’m going to take it apart and pre-lube and inspect everything before I fire it but it should be ready to run.


Red Merc Motor…

March 31st, 2007

The newest addition to the flock of engines here in the shop-

This one a 1951 Mercury Flathead.  The guy that we got it from put a small block in his Merc.  He said that after giving it a tune up it ran like shit.  Well… it turned out to be 8 bad Champion Plugs… that right EIGHT BAD PLUGS.  I guess he could’ve avoided pulling it if he’d spent 16 bucks on a different brand of plug.  His loss… my gain.  Its a beautiful motor. 

New surfaced flywheel, clutch and pressure plate, new starter, new gen and new water pumps.  Rad.

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When we start to build a new chassis for the 34 I’m going to use this engine.

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