Last couple of days got a bit more added to the '23 cut down pickup.
Have installed the ignition, wiring, lights,...hooked up timer rod and adj to 15 degrees past TDC. Using Anderson flapper of course Nellie is a 'barn car', so no fancy stuff to fire the plugs for her....
Installed the cooling system, hoses and stuff.
Aligned the hood, sorta fits ok , but she is an old thing ya know.
All the looms in place, and horn working great, steering hooked up, still need to check the toe-in and fasten the drag link.
Inside just needs floorboards placed, but leaving them out for running adjustments to the neutral as needed..
Did add the 'Belly Bar' to the gal.....got to keep the girdle on for safety sake
So....just needing the manifolds in, carb hooked up and gas, water, and oil.....soon to be cranking.
Nellie says 'good nite' to y'all
I noticed the 20 head on the engine, the little thumb nail on the back give them away. I took .125 off of one and it helped the compression.
Dan she looks great!!!!!!!!!! :D
Looks like somebody's having fun to me. I think most of the fun is reviving the old girls. Keep up the progress. Thanks for sharing.
Dan, it's a great job. You just have to put on a water pump.
You have sharp eyes to see that the head was 'shaved' ! Yep, took off a bit more than .050" on this one, cleaned up well and adds a tiny bit of boost.
Maybe next time will go the full .125"....since this is the first shave, wanted it not too close
Would like to keep having fun in the garage today, but have to take the daughter and grandkids to the theater, for the production by the Rockettes, Christmas show in the city.....don't know what I would rather do, fit manifold gland gaskets, or blow a gasket watching those high kicking Rockettes on stage !
Dan, the car looks great, I hope you put in a set of those new after-market clutch devices in the transmission.
The patina on that T is outstanding...would almost be a shame to cover that 'seasoning' with paint. Love it!
Congrats Dan, I know you can't wait to hear the old girl crackle!
Well, just because its staying a 'barn car' with the patina, still will be on the road, and this is 2010 for sakes
So the hidden 'new' non Ford stuff is there....Turbo 400 discs, modern neoprene cam shaft, radiator neck and rear axle seals, new Frank's Anderson flapper timer, and Alum pistons with modern Chev lock nuts on the rod ends (dippers too are there), modern sealed bearings in Generator and Starter by Coilman.....but all the rest of the running gear is Ford and reproductions of Ford parts or period aftermarket.
Dan, sounds like it will make a good tour car. Have fun.
I was just poking a little fun.
Dan, I noticed the cutout on the running board. Is it a standard cutout or a "fancy" one with the diode. Or will you go "first class" and go with the regulator type.
If you need any parts lemme know, might have some!
That brace that goes underneath the rear of the pan, is that an accessory piece?
(Showing my ignorance here!)
Luke they were accessorys, I have several extra's for sale here firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Dan: What a great looking car. I like the patina on your T Dan. Did you paint it to look that way or is it just original time aged paint? I'm working on a 26 coupe and would like to see it in an aged patina look. Any ideas? Thanks, Gary