Monday, March 22, 2010

Got it running great!

So, turns out that when you move the battery to the back jump seat area, you need to add a second ground to the frame at the engine. My buddy Charlie figured that out, and once I added that fella on there it was awesome! So, TWO grounds with a jump seat battery. One right there at the battery, and one at the engine. In my case I added one from the lower starter bolt right to the frame by the steering box. Runs awesome. Now, does anyone know how to hook up a Spartan horn?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New shoes!

Heck yeah! Finally had the time and the funds to get the tires ordered and installed on the 1935 Ford wire wheels I got from my buddy Norm a while back. These are original wire wheels that have been blasted and primered and powdercoated. The Firestones showed up while I was in Chickasha, OK at the Pre War Swap Meet, so when I got home late yesterday I was hoping that the tire shop would be open today (Saturday). Sure enough, I made a recon/coffee run today early, came back home and loaded everything up, headed over there, and $60 later, had them all ready for mounting. Came home and put them on and it's exactly what I was after.
Chickasha was really cool, but it was mostly Model T stuff. There was plenty of A stuff, but the T parts were everywhere. I scored an original Spartan horn that has never been painted, two water inlet necks (I cracked my last one putting it on with a rachet instead of a wrench), a neat-o license plate reflector thingy and some incredible NOS wax covered cloth wire for Rusty. Very cool trip and I'll be back next year!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chickasha here we come!

I'm headed to Chickasha, Oklahoma today to go to the Pre War Swap Meet there. It's Thursday and Friday up there and I can't wait to see what I can find. Searching for the elusive overhead valve conversion for the four banger and some other odds and ends. Pictures coming in a few days.