300 in a model t

chessterd5

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I borrowed these from the cfm permanent solution thread. Does anyone have pictures of this cut on a carbed Head?
Mainly I am interested in the coolant passages above the intake and exhaust port in front of the valve spring seats.
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This 240 has had bigger valves installed, and I think, Chevy rocker arms and screw-in studs at the time pics were taken.
Note the pushrod guide slots indicating it is an early head
 

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chessterd5

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I found my new radiator that I bought 5 years ago. It's a 3 core for a 289 in a 1965 mustang. It's much better than a single core radiator for a straight 6. I was using one for a slant 6 with my SBF and it was marginal for cooling even with a open engine bay. I have learned the hard way to use the largest radiator that will fit under the grille shell. Hopefully I will install tomorrow.
 

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It's been A day of small victories. The radiator is mounted with rubber bushings. They are hard to see in the photos. It's been 7 years since there was a radiator in the hot rod and the grille shell has never been installed. It makes it look like a model t ford. I also welded in the hinges in the back for the flip top body but it was too dark for pictures.
 

chessterd5

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The flip top body is done. I started the exhaust but realized that I needed to get the fire wall squared away first. I'll do that tomorrow.
 

chessterd5

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Hello everyone, the fire wall is in. I made a template for the passenger side and then flipped it to do the drivers side.
It's two pieces and there are some minor fitment issues but that's the whole car, lol. Both sides are removable.
I got to find out how well it works sooner than I thought. Someone may have dropped a body washer down the PCV valve. Luckily it wasn't in there. I had to look!
 

chessterd5

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I got the master cylinder and pedal ready to install. The pedal is actually stock from a 1970 AMC postal jeep.
I had it mounted in the floor before but did not like it. It was a pain to get to and fill. And it was below the wheel cylinders, so I always had to pump the brakes.
 

chessterd5

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Well, apparently I need to redo the master cylinder mount. For some strange reason I need a steering column too. Lol
 

chessterd5

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I got the accelerator pedal mounted. It's not pretty, but it works great. 20210302_123144.jpg
Not looking forward to sorting out this mess. I bought an HEI 4pin module today and hopefully I can wire the ignition circuit soon and make the engine run.20210309_163534.jpg
I found a radiator hose for the top. Bottom one comes in tomorrow. Later I will figure out something pretty I'm just trying to get it running.
 

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Hi Chessterd5, your really making great progress Seats frames fit nice. I remembered something about my 27 body mods that might be of help. I cut the firewall out all the way back including the cowl side flanges up right next to were they turn 90 degrees to the cowl sides then welded some flanges in so I could bolt a flat aluminum fire wall against that small flange. Think I gained about 3 inches more of clearance for the engine you could also flip your existing fire wall around 180 degrees to gain little more room if you wanted to go with a multi carb intake. Keep up the good work best of luck.
 

chessterd5

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Thanks Bubba!
The seat frame is off of some 1960s lawn chairs that I found on the side of the road. You just gave me a great idea. I have some like mirror stainless sheet metal that I could build a box around the back of the engine.
 

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Free Lawn chairs too Cool, they look made to order for fitting the T! I also like the way the backs are angled and the fronts tilt down looks like they will be comfortable.
 
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chessterd5

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I'm in the process of wiring up the 4 pin. Would someone be kind enough to print the diagram again? I hate electrical. If you hear a grown man sobbing in the latrine...
I was going to cut a heat sink from this old aluminum rim. How big does it need to be? Thanks.
 

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Don't forget to make or install the bracket for that air filter housing if you're keeping it. My carb had a little bitty round filter on top, but the previous owner gave me the original unit. I have no idea how I got it home or drove it before I took the carb apart to rebuild it. In fact I couldn't rebuild it because it was so warped! After replacing the carb and installing the original filter housing again, I think I know how it happened because the bracket was missing and probably just bouncing around hanging off the side of the carb! I made one out of a piece of angle iron.
 
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