Beautiful California day today. The day started off at the office with questions about how do you install axle keys in an early Ford axle. The key, the weak link in the rear end, can be installed either way and will work. I have always installed the taper end toward the backing plate as the axle shaft is machined with the taper going up. Some of the old guys seem to think you install it the other way with the taper end toward the threads which also has machined groove. The final decision is not in but I am sure by tomorrow we will have resolved that difference of opinion. I use 9 inch Ford axle ends and do not have this problem on my cars.
Looking forward to the weekend and Forty Ford Day on Sunday. This is always a good show put on by the Forties Limited of Orange County. They do a very nice job and my wife and I go every year. Forties are the car to have if you want to enjoy the good riding qualities and roominess of these cars. I have not seen many new ones but maybe this year will be different.
More pictures from the LARS today.
Have a great weekend and …
Here is a nice little 29 sitting in the preferred parking lot in the Hop Up area. Primered and some very unusual features such as the Hallock W/S and 33 side louvers in hood.
SO-CAL showed off some fancy aluminum work in this race inspired roadster.
More of the same for back panel. The car has a bolt in roll cage to go racing.
Chuck’s new flathead motor for his 40 coupe. Nice fresh look with lots of power.
While not the real thing this Hilborn racer was a very good clone done a few years ago.
Gary drove down to see what was going on after his Indy show. Steve built this for him and has followed with a few more.
Bruce had Lobeck’s old Deuce in the SO-CAL booth. This is the real deal built by Barry and Bill in Springfield, OH.
This weekend rides…dreaming!
Maybe my ride for Sunday. Dick has a nice riding 40 convert with a Carson top.
I wonder if Jim will have his nice 40 coupe in attendance this year?