Busy June & July

My anti-social tendencies kicked in, or maybe my need for some shade!

My anti-social tendencies kicked in, or maybe my need for some shade!

This June and July have been pretty stinking busy. Getting the Forgotten Flathead running, catching some car shows, fixing broken cars and trucks, has kept me hopping! Had the electric fuel pump die, in the ’40 coupe, after about 20 years of service. Broke the starter bendix in the ’54, and haven’t washed any of my 3 hot rods yet.

A few photos from the Queen City Riot, a recent run for ice cream and milk, an “after” shot of the ’54 when I rebuilt the spring packs, the July 11/12 run to St Louis, and the prize I brought home with me.

Yeah, I like this shot.

Yeah, I like this shot.

Parked out at the Queen City Riot.

Parked out at the Queen City Riot.

Sometimes you just gotta make an ice cream run!

Sometimes you just gotta make an ice cream run!

And some milk.

And some milk.

Yeah, I said I wouldn't post it, but here's a shot after rebuilding my spring packs and before I broke the starter bendix.

Yeah, I said I wouldn’t post it, but here’s a shot after rebuilding my spring packs and before I broke the starter bendix.

Hammering up Highway 44!

Hammering up Highway 44!

After fueling up, we moved over to let other patrons do the same, while we went inside for some refreshments.

After fueling up, we moved over to let other patrons do the same, while we went inside for some refreshments.

Capturing a glance at Doug & Lori in the A coupe.

Capturing a glance at Doug & Lori in the A coupe.

One word describes Dickie Carroll's '34 Roadster.  HotRod!

One word describes Dickie Carroll’s ’34 Roadster. HotRod!

Randy Meierhoffer built Dad's '34 back in the '60's.  Here's Randy's '40 Deluxe Sedan parked next to the '34.

Randy Meierhoffer built Dad’s ’34 back in the ’60’s. Here’s Randy’s ’40 Deluxe Sedan parked next to the ’34.

The Edelbrock Super intake that has been permanently loaned to the Forgotten Flathead.

The Edelbrock Super intake that has been permanently loaned to the Forgotten Flathead.

Nothing like posting “everything but the kitchen sink”!

By the way, don’t forget to register for the upcoming Hot Rod Hundred events. We have Oklahoma City in September, St Louis in Mid October, and Dallas on Halloween!

Bret
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The FUN is in the RUN!!!

The “Forgotten Flathead”, part 3

CleanHead

This week, my wife and daughters have been out of town, so I have been scrambling trying to get everything ready to fire up the “Forgotten Flathead”.

I wound up rounding up the gaskets that I needed, and squirted some new Krylon Ivory paint on the top half of the block. Still need to clean up both sides and give them a new coat of paint, too.

OilPanCleanup

I also took a little bit of time and used some WD40 and aluminum foil, and cleaned the rust off of one side of the oil pan.

Saturday was the planned “start up day”, and that meant borrowing the carb and fuel pump off of the motor in the ’40 stake truck, as well as the starter solenoid and some other various goodies. By 5pm, it was go time. Unfortunately, I found that I had trusted the previous owner’s spark plug choice, and they were wrong. The valves were hitting the electrodes of the spark plugs!

This afternoon, I finally found some plugs that would work and here’s the result:

Disregard the mess in the garage. I admit that I am a garage slob, but tonight I have to go clean stuff up because momma comes home tomorrow!

The plan is that this motor, after some more test runs, will wind up going into the ’40 Stake truck, potentially this winter.

Bret
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The FUN is in the RUN!!!