The weekend was not very car oriented as the weather was June Gloom in May. I visited the office on Saturday and Sunday and helped Bobo diagnose the Columbia in his 40. It seems that the bolts backed out of the center section and allowed the gears to move and break. We tried to tighten the bolts and they were installed with heli-coils which came loose. The rear will have to be pulled and repaired. A good lesson for those of you who run QC’s or early rear ends, ALWAYS use lock nuts, washers or Loctite on the bolts. You must check these bolts every once in a while to make sure they don’t back out. A quick change will self destruct if the bolts come loose.
I worked on the QC this weekend and have the housings ready to install the 9 inch Ford ends. I borrowed a set from Donnie that he had laying around, but they won’t work with my housings. The oil seal seating surface has been cut off so I will purchase a new set from Strange. I hope to have them done this week.
On a sad note, Joy Mayall, editor of NSRA’s Streetscene magazine for over 30 years passed away over the weekend. Joe was a true professional and enjoyed the sport as much as anyone. He will be missed by all of us and now can join Lois for a great ride in the sky. Good luck Joe.[singlepic=2482]
Joe was fussy and made sure his cars passed the NSRA inspection each year. He was not liking the inspectors comments in this photo.[singlepic=2483]
Here is his sedan with dropped spindles on his MII front end….too low for Joe. Both cars were drivers and very clean. He owned the sedan for over 30 years and did almost all of the work himself. Now he can build his Buick he wanted…that’s right a 55 Buick.
June is roadster month and I have received some nice photos to share with you. Keep the photos coming.
Here is a photo taken by Joe at the 50th anniversary of the LA Roadster Club. Joe was a member for a short time.[singlepic=2474]
From the central coast here is Jim’s fine 32 RPU painted British Racing Green with a green interior. A Cadillac engine with a 5- speed should provide plenty of fun and power for driving.[singlepic=2475]
He also owns this nice hiboy roadster with a Desoto Hemi and a 4-speed. Which one do I drive to the show?[singlepic=2476]
One of the first 34 hiboys built. The car has a BBC, 400 transmission and a nine inch rear end. Gibbons built a replica in the early years that sold very well. Wescott followed with a more costly, very high quality version.[singlepic=2477]
Classic Deuce with flathead and period correct appointments. John is making sure the engine is going to make it on the PRC.[singlepic=2478]
Real deal Deuce of Roger’s. This is how they looked back then. Tall tires and no dropped axle.[singlepic=2479]
Richard will be in Pomona with his classic hiboy. This is a true survivor and will stay this way.[singlepic=2480]
Don’s well built 33 racer is a beauty and always draws a crowd of admirers.
This is the one that set the bar. Doane’s roadster is an a ture example of Doane’s brilliance as an engineer and fabricator. Thanks to Bruce and SO-CAL for restoring this legend.