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by blauvelt
Tue May 19, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 8384

Re: Speedsters

Just don't tell me they are supposed to go inside the car... :shock:
Kevin Pharis wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:40 pm
blauvelt wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:33 pm
Spot on. How do you like the handling?

91", 7 inch engine set back, 6 and change lower in the front and 6" Z in the rear.

WOW! :shock: Where do you plan on putting your legs after shortening the chassis 15”?? ;)
by blauvelt
Tue May 19, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 8384

Re: Speedsters

Spot on. How do you like the handling? 91", 7 inch engine set back, 6 and change lower in the front and 6" Z in the rear. That is an excellent build. You have a good eye for balance. What WB and drop did you use? Washed and unwashed 309866_103062086473619_1506857706_n.jpgSpeedster at the blacksmith ...
by blauvelt
Tue May 19, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 8384

Re: Speedsters

That is an excellent build. You have a good eye for balance. What WB and drop did you use?
Chris Instness wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:11 am
Washed and unwashed
309866_103062086473619_1506857706_n.jpgSpeedster at the blacksmith shop.jpg
by blauvelt
Sat May 16, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 1407

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Will update with what the machine shop comes up with, thanks every one for the help.
by blauvelt
Sat May 16, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 1407

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Thanks Kevin, when you machined the head did you surface it or rework the cc? This head is one of the new ones out of LA, haven’t checked the cc volumes, outside of a quick depth check with calipers. Partially inclined to wait until the crank is ground and the bearings set before calling Cunningham ...
by blauvelt
Sat May 16, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 1407

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Thank you Allan.
Allan wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:12 pm
I agree with Frank. The block needs to be sleeved, back to standard makes most sense. Might as well fit hardened seats at the same time and deck the block as part of the procedure. Then you have a new blank canvas to work with.
Allan from down under.
by blauvelt
Fri May 15, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 1407

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Found a shop just outside town that seems to be ok. Called ahead, talked a bit about the motor. Went over today, he had a SBC exhaust valve that dropped in. 1.625 head. We did some measuring, gives about 0.125 clearance to the closest contact side of the head (recent production Sherman out of LA, fl...
by blauvelt
Fri May 01, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 1407

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Think the block has been bored out. Calipers show it at 3.858 inches. From Langs. part No 3052M Modern valve, size 1.543 head dia, and .342 stem, (.030 over size stem from std T block) any bigger valves and you could have head gasket problems. Agree with Dan, those seats will clean up. fitting new s...
by blauvelt
Fri May 01, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 1407

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Thank you Dan, are those “fi” exhaust valves? Or F 1? Doesn’t look like the guides have been touched. You can't put A guides in a T block- too large a diameter and A valves are way too long for a T block. You don't need to put hard seats in either. Look at using small block Chevy valves- Regular siz...
by blauvelt
Fri May 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 1407

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Pictures for the visually inclined.
by blauvelt
Fri May 01, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 1407

Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Good Day, Slowly working away on my Speedster, doing a bit of fabrication here, a touch bad math there, some measure once, cut three times and it is still to short experiences. In general having a bit of fun. Came to the question of valves, the block I am using has been massaged a bit and noticed th...
by blauvelt
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Clearing out my book shelves......take a look!
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Clearing out my book shelves......take a look!

There are some amazing books in there. For my quarantine reading, I purchased “Tribute by Trophy” by Rex Hays and “Speed Hill-Climb” by CAN May. Have many of Mr. Mays books, his 3 part in trialing in England is a blast. Does the copy of Monkhouse have a dust jacket?
by blauvelt
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - front wheel bearings for a rolling chassis
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: WTB - front wheel bearings for a rolling chassis

Like the website thing? Never used them before. Will look.
Newtexaz wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Rock Auto has the threaded originals. Just bought a set two days ago.
by blauvelt
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - front wheel bearings for a rolling chassis
Replies: 6
Views: 692

WTB - front wheel bearings for a rolling chassis

Slowly progressing towards a rolling chassis, but need some bits to make it roll! Looking for bearings for the front wheels.

Thanks,

Doug
by blauvelt
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Dykes Encyclopedia F/S
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Dykes Encyclopedia F/S

Sent a note. Thanks.
by blauvelt
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rajo offset spindles FS
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Rajo offset spindles FS

Have this been tested for cracks?
by blauvelt
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Hand Pumps and Misc Valves
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: FS Hand Pumps and Misc Valves

Email sent. Thanks.
by blauvelt
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/32x16 Taps
Replies: 30
Views: 2722

Re: 13/32x16 Taps

Sent an email. Happy Turkey Day.
by blauvelt
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Speedster Front Lowering Bracket
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: Speedster Front Lowering Bracket

I'd like one that comes up to just above the cross plate in a brass radiator, think that is about 5.5"? 7" is a bit to much.
Henry K. Lee wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:10 pm
I have two complete front kits available, email if interested. $150.00 plus shipping.

Hank
by blauvelt
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Speedster Front Lowering Bracket
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: Speedster Front Lowering Bracket

I'd put in for one. Do you have a picture of it mounted on a car?
by blauvelt
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Speedster Front Lowering Bracket
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: Speedster Front Lowering Bracket

Who made that bracket? Looks perfect.
by blauvelt
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: DB Front Axle
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: For Sale: DB Front Axle

Sent you an email.
by blauvelt
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - bolts and nuts - pan and hogs head
Replies: 0
Views: 416

WTB - bolts and nuts - pan and hogs head

Good Morning,

Anyone have a usable set of pan and hogs head bolts with castleated nuts they would like to sell? Or any other usable Tnuts/bolts?

Thanks,

Doug
by blauvelt
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Dash hand air pump - link
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Dash hand air pump - link

Wanted to share a link, in an appropriate location, for a gentleman who is trying to build some speed parts: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/vintage-kurtis-halibrand-style-fuel-hand-pump-offenhauser-indy-roadster.1128220/ Give him a look, I have no clue beyond this. Sorry if I upset anyo...
by blauvelt
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hand air pump for gas tank F/S
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: Hand air pump for gas tank F/S

If anyone else would like one of these very nice pumps, below is a link to the gentleman who makes them:


https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/thr ... r.1128220/
by blauvelt
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Speedster BLING ! Please, L@@K
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Speedster BLING ! Please, L@@K

Afternoon,

If the Bosch (removable key) switch switch is available, I’ll take it.

Thanks,

Doug
by blauvelt
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1912 Torpedo gas tank F/S
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: 1912 Torpedo gas tank F/S

The irony is partly in the time elapsed, not the communication, Rootlieb was forthright in their issue. (Didn’t want to come across as being perturbed with them or that they didn’t perform). How ever, probably should have dropped you a line.
Layden Butler wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:53 am
Douglas,
Sounds like your wanted ad really paid off!
by blauvelt
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1912 Torpedo gas tank F/S
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: 1912 Torpedo gas tank F/S

I wait 6 months to get one from Rootleib and the day after they charge the card and ship it an original pops up...😞
by blauvelt
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Original 1950’s Mcculloch VS57 Supercharger SCTA Rat Rod TROG 1932 Ford
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Re: Original 1950’s Mcculloch VS57 Supercharger SCTA Rat Rod TROG 1932 Ford

Not everything needs to be tagged with TROG. And this sure ain’t model T.
by blauvelt
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Round Speedster Gas Tank
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Re: Round Speedster Gas Tank

Try Rootlieb: http://www.rootlieb.com/ and ask for a Torpedo gas tank, you can get them with or with out straps. There is a bit of a wait to get one as they make them to order.
by blauvelt
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB deep 3 dip sump
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: WTB deep 3 dip sump

There are some neat old bits out there. I’d be happy with a 3 dip Sherman casting, see what can be found. Trying to build a pre-WW1 style speedster, so staying away from the aluminum bits as much as possible. Eventually will have to get on the hunt for a head. Thanks! There was an original one at Ri...
by blauvelt
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB deep 3 dip sump
Replies: 3
Views: 785

WTB deep 3 dip sump

Looking for a cool 3 dip sump, preferably not a current repro. Thanks! Happy Father’s Day!
by blauvelt
Mon May 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB tall black iron T radiator and shell - near Houston preferably
Replies: 0
Views: 372

WTB tall black iron T radiator and shell - near Houston preferably

Could drive a bit, especially in the direction of good BBQ...

Thanks,

Doug
by blauvelt
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Steering box (speedster build)
Replies: 13
Views: 2143

Re: WTB - Steering box (speedster build)

Very cool piece!! Bit out of the price range, good luck with the sale. Here are pics. I think I emailed everyone back who inquired. OP has first dibs, wide open after that. Asking $650 plus shipping. Internals look awesome, still good oily grease in there, no rust. I can’t feel any slop when I turn ...
by blauvelt
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Steering box (speedster build)
Replies: 13
Views: 2143

Re: WTB - Steering box (speedster build)

Very nice! Not quite the era I was aiming for, more along the lines of early 20’s before the fore and aft boxes became the norm. I do miss the H.A.M.B. denver steering box.jpgThis would work. This is advertised on the HAMB website. excellent lh evans denver steering w / chrome pitman arm came out of...
by blauvelt
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Steering box (speedster build)
Replies: 13
Views: 2143

Re: WTB - Steering box (speedster build)

That is a good one, wonder if that is what John Gerber used? Finished moving the house over the weekend and have no clue where my books are (they are not in the garage, which I finally now have all to myself). Think you might have a set of finned Chevy drums that you have massaged a bit too? 🙃 Thank...
by blauvelt
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Steering box (speedster build)
Replies: 13
Views: 2143

WTB - Steering box (speedster build)

Thinking of a directional change, instead of a model A box, using a “bolt on” (side to side) box for the speedster. What are some generally agreeable applications that someone would be willing to part with? A period piece would be cool, if possible (and in budget).

Thanks - Doug
by blauvelt
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Miller/Detroit Master carburetor for sale. The real vrooom.
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: Miller/Detroit Master carburetor for sale. The real vrooom.

Sold, pending payment. Will do.

Alex Dragone wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:04 pm
If the deal with Richard falls through please let me know. Thanks
by blauvelt
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Miller/Detroit Master carburetor for sale. The real vrooom.
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Miller/Detroit Master carburetor for sale. The real vrooom.

For the real zoom zoom. 1 1/2” throat, won’t completely wash the rings out of your engine. Barrel turns nicely. As is. Patina included at no extra charge. $250.00 plus shipping.