bugger, went for drive running on all 8 cylinders and came home running on 7 cylinders about 10 days ago.
spent the next 5 days fitting a new chevy crate motor 350/330hp, finnished 11am sat, spent the rest of sat. with my son cutting and polishing to be ready for armadale auto parts open day,car show on sunday to promote the v/v movement.now time for a rest. tucky
I'm no mechanic but I'm pretty sure those bits don't belong there, saw this happen to a friends Grey in his racing humpy but fortunatly for him after driving it back to the pits he only needed to bolt it back in place, don't you hate it when s**t happens
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tins of ham then delete it, it's Spam.
As you know I'm pretty clued up on hot rods so I don't reckon those push rod were the cause of your oil consumption when on the tour.... But just as well to dice the old motor and drop a new one in
Thanks for sticking with the tour in spite of the oil cloud and thanks for showing us how to tame stingrays at Hamelin Bay...( we went back there after the tour because we thought it was a top spot, trouble is..... It was raining, so we sat in the van and had lunch, still a nice spot.
hi everyone, geof this was the motor using oil, so when it snapped the rocker stud that was the end. i could not rebuild this motor for what i paid for a new crate long motor. the truck is now running a lot better. tucky
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2012 22:01:09 GMT 10 by tucky29
Hi Tucky, ahh this is my first post here, cool maybe that my first post is a compliment...saw your pickup and van at Armadale Auto Parts Open Day. They both looked absolutely stunning and a credit to your skill and talent. Cheers :-)
Pickup is a class act too, make a great pair. You use an engineer for rego or is the one tonner chassis ok on TAC type street rod rego?
I'm building a pickup the same, but it'll end up a lot different, tons lower and made originally from a truck. Still chasing up a vintage van. Found a coupla late 70s ones which are still pretty cool but hoping to go back a little further in the time warp. Gotta love those awesome compound curves of your van. I do like airstreams too but painted compund curves like that just pretty the road up perfectly! Ahh odd question, where do I post a question about cost of caravan storage? Testing the waters to see what usual/normal or fair :-)
Post by shaunconnor on Apr 13, 2013 16:47:58 GMT 10
I hope you don’t mind me emailing, but I am intending to do up a Chev Pick Up, it’s on a truck chassis, but i want to do it as a pick up. Can you tell me if the pickup guards, bolt straight on to the truck, or not. What is the actual difference in the Guards, is it the actual size of the wheel arch? Would you have any photos of your chassis you could send me, to give me an idea. I haven’t attempted this before, & it seems everyone has different views on my questions. Are there any other problems you could tell me about before I actually get to them? Any help on this, would be much appreciated. Yours is Awesome. My wife & I love it.
hi everyone, im now the proud owner of a 1948 chev pickup project, i swapped my 1976 pontiac firebird for it.my son Ben started the project.im going to mount the body onto a HQ one tonner chassis with 350chev & t400.
the first photo shows the cab with truck front sheet metal just sitting on the chassis
this photo was taken after i have finished all rust repairs on cab & with ute front sheet metal, mocked up on the chassis.
the brand new ww radials & rims i picked up of gumtree for $1000.very happy. hope to get it into my shed in the next few days so i can get some serious work started on body mounts & radiator & making new pickup back tucky