The weekend was very hot in LA and also very productive for Pewsplace. Â I have been feeling better and decided I needed to do some work Â on my projects. Â I have been wanting to finish the engine and transmission for Lucy and took the opportunity to finish stripping and painting the engine. Â I spent most of Saturday and Sunday on the project and it came out real nice. Â I did the painting in the early morning in order not to have the paint quick dry. Â I still need to touch up the transmission due to some fluid leaking out on the paint while being stored. Â The problem is the project is so old I can no longer purchase the same paint to match the medium Cabernet Red (maroon) that I like so much. Â I think I will head to Palmdale and see if I can pickup a quart, plus hardener and reducer. Â $$$$ Â I am ready for installation after I touch up the transmission and take the front sheet metal off Lucy. Â She hasn’t been apart in over two years. Â Now to stay focused.
Yesterday, we went to the Reagan Library for our annual celebration and were back home by noon. Â I alway enjoy the festivities at the Reagan. Â It was very hot so after a quick dip in the pool I started to move Andre to the rear patio in order to complete the rear axle installation. Â I worked carefully all afternoon and was successful in obtaining all the required parts from the rafters to install the 57 Ford station wagon 9 inch rear end. Â I have the whole week to get this job done as the wife is headed to the East Coast with our daughter. Â I went for another swim in the pool and rested up for the fireworks display down the street. Â I love the 4th of July.
Prior to bed time, I always punch in Craigslist to see what is available in 1932 and 1940 Fords in the LA area. Â I was happy to locate a 1932 Ford hiboy sedan that was for sale so I called and made arrangements to go see the car today. Â I could not sleep all nigh thinking about a Deuce sedan hiboy I have always wanted. Â Some weekends are just perfect.
I stripped the engine down to bare metal and ground some of the casting lines flat. Â Paint sticks great to this rough surface.
The finished product came out nice and I will install the remaining components after installation in Lucy.
The transmission also came out nice but some fluid spilled on the rear and needs to be spotted in. Â I think I will replace the front and rear seals even though they are new but have been sitting for a year or so.
We can no longer purchase these components in LA so I need to head to Palmdale and purchase some more supplies.
Dave went to Pueblo and sent along some photos of his trip. Â I have seen this 34 SD and it is flawless. Â Ford in a Ford winner.
I think Poteet started this look but this one looks good done in a natural finished wood.
My friend Dave took this photo from his 34 Tub. Â Dale looks happy in his 32 rpu. Â What good is the windshield? Â I see… goggles are required!
I took a photo of this car at the LARS and here he is again at Pubelo. Â I think he is from CO. Â I like the Folkstone gray with the Maroon wheels.
Dave likes customs and this 39 looked good to him. Â You normally don’t see frenched headlights like this on a 39.
Today’s New Love….maybe!
I had looked at this car about 4 years ago and didn’t realize it until I saw it again today. Â Strickly an early style build with a 331 Cadillac and all the right parts to build a retro ride. Â The body needs lots of body work (no rust) but needs a couple of weeks at the Kennedy Boys to make me happy.
The top is chopped very little (1 1/2) and you can see the step in the rear window. Â A decent chop job but needs further body work to be nice.