Wishbone Henry Ford's method of locating the I-beam front axle consists of a triangulated arrangement comprising the wishbone and a beam axle, with a transverse leaf spring mounted above the axle. From Pete and Jakes came the open driveline kit and three Winters gear sets. The only issue was the prefab motor mount points were welded for a 351W. There are other pictures on eBay to view when you get over the shock of seeing the front suspension and cross-member. Tires From Coker 600R16 Coker black on the rear plus spare 3 and 550R16 Coker black 2 on the front. As for the holes in the frame, I am clueless as to why they are there.
The flathead engine in the car had been hot rodded, or, in other words, modified with period speed equipment. He taught me well enough that i believe i can do it on my own. If you squint a bit, you can kind of see where the previous owner was headed. Hope it finds a good home I had this same year truck many years ago, my first project at 16yo. I can't guarantee anything but so far no one seems to dispute that it is exactly as advertised—a small block Chevy 283 with double camel hump heads.
The car will come with the first set using the 3. However I have in my possession a 1966 Connecticut Title for the car in the name of Theodore Warzecha of Portland, Connecticut. I wish I could find the truck, or a reasonable facsimile. And it would be a lot safer, not to mention legal in most states. No rear suspension but axle is tacked in at ride height. Exhaust system and accessories From the manifolds to the tips, the entire system is new suing 2. Some miscellaneous stainless trim is missing from the hood and grill area but owner states he has the original pieces.
We put zinc additive in. There is a reason why there are a number of companies that will sell you everything you need and tell you how to do it. The engine we had was a Cleveland. As stated there is a minor scratch on the right front fender, absolutely no filler or rust anywhere on this car. Take for example this 1938 Ford pickup for sale in Cavalier, North Dakota. I put a small block 283 Chevy in it but utilized a stock appearing transmission that occupied its original place in the frame.
Drive shaft Custom built by Six States of Orem, Utah. You get a 4-link rear suspension and and a good independent front suspension, dual braking system, modern steering, and you can order it to accommodate your choice of engine and transmission, even a flathead V-8. The only parts not stock are: 1 distributor which has a Petronix kit in it and special high temperature resistant wires with ceramic boots to protect plugs ; 2 Edelbrock dual plane performer series intake manifold, 3 Holley 500 cfm Carburetor; 4 Speedway Motors Tru-Ram cast iron exhaust manifolds. Years ago i built a 56 for a friend. I have the old John Deere D that he had back then.
I have had many people look at. Bumpers I am uncertain as to origin as they came to me with the car. We examined the engine thoroughly and have no reason to doubt the claim that this was a restored engine, meant as claimed, to go into a 1957 Chevy project. But as solid as the body and sheetmetal seem it is not a total loss, just somewhat more expensive to get to the end result, it can be done and for the determined and a little deeper pockets very possible. All I know is that it was. But the Winter Quick Change rear end meant that a mechanical speedometer would not work well. Second the engine had been sitting for so long that I was worried about gaskets and internal corrosion.
Here is the Inspection Report: Overall, this is a very clean classic car. Skoog cleaned the frame, sand blasted and painted it black not sure of the paint in his 1985 restoration. All parts were powder coated before installed. The front end of the body was removed for the mechanical work done under my watch. I would imagine you already have the idea, but props to the seller for providing so many detailed photos of the work so that you know what you are getting into with this one. Very little modification to the frame was done under my rebuilding.
I couldn't ignore and so it was painted. Upon dissasembly the frame was found to be bent. They work perfectly and look good. That was a hard decision. The clutch has a good feel and the transmission shifts well. Warsecha died in 1985 and apparently sold the Ford to Alvin Skoog, Sr.
The engine is painted Chevrolet hi-temp orange and the Corvette valve covers and intake manifold are powder coated Chevrolet orange. Gauges I tried to keep this original looking. Skoog's decision or with my decision not to keep this fine old car as original as possible. For years i relied on my retired pipeline welder dad to do all of my welding for me. No patch panels are evident.
It has been done with just junkyard parts many times. The truck was acquired in a deal with the previous owner. Booger welds at therir best! From the photos I can say that the restoration was thorough. And when I obtained, I thought I should stay as true as possible to that theme—a period hot rod. The whole rear end was custom built for me by Hot Rod Works in Caldwell, Idaho, a shop dedicated to hot rod rear ends.