Friday, April 13, 2018

Rebuilt Vintage Sun Tach

I rebuilt an old Sun tach with modern electronics.  I forgot to take pics of the build but here's the finished product.  The cup is the top of an old Pyrene fire extinguisher.





Friday, April 6, 2018

Mini Bike Snow Bike

I also have been working on this little mini snow bike.  It also has a modified Predator 212 engine.  The track is a highly modified snow blower track.  I ended up building new sideplates and axles and using industrial bearings on everything.  I am in the process of building a ski for the front but it's ride-able as a half track.  Its really fun and fast.






Got some riding in this morning with the bit of spring snow we got last night.





Drift Trike

Over the winter, while I have been waiting to work on the frame of the 36 Ford, I build a drift trike.  It's pretty simple and built on a Razor DXT pedal drift trike uptube and front end.  It's got a modified Predator 212 engine and the rear end out of a 70's 3 wheeler.





Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Drivetrain for the 36

I picked up a 383 SBC to go in the 36.  I decided to run the Edelbrock Performer RPM intake that came on it to start with.  I wanted it to look more traditional though and I plan to run vintage valve covers with no holes in the so I added an oil fill/breather tube to the manifold.

















Thursday, September 1, 2016

36 Ford Pickup Body and Related Bits and Pieces

I picked up this cool old BLC fog light in a lot of lights that I bought at an auction.  I might put it on the 36 but we'll see when the time comes.



I found a bed that should work.  It's a bit rusty but that can be sorted out.



I found another bed that is actually a 30's Chevy bed but it's in better shape and I like the patina a better.





I really like these early 50's Cadillac/Olds air cleaners.  I picked this one up recently and may use it.


I rebuilt the SignalStat 700 turn signal switch that was in the 36 when I got it.  I decided to rewire it so that the indicator lights on it match the turn direction rather than being front and back burned out light indicators.




Inside the switch housing, there are 3 contacts.  I bent the bottom one up so that it no longer makes contact.  That one turned on the indicator lights on the switch for front and back.  I did this along with rewiring the back side so that now, the two indicator lights act as side to side indicators rather than front and back. 







I picked up a couple of cool old rear mount Stewart Warner gauges from a friend.











Wednesday, July 13, 2016

36 Ford Frame Work

I decided to go more traditional with the build after talking to friends.  I was given this 40 Ford frame and it will get modified for the build.





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