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Forum: Early V8 05-27-2014, 08:13 PM
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midget race car project

Well I hit a wall and have decided to go a different route with a different car for a different reason so the midget project is for sale. the midget was found in Springfield Mass and was originally a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By the shadow
fuel pump rebuild kits?

does anyone make a rebuild kit for the 37-39 v8-60 mechanical fuel pump?
Paul
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

Here are some more progress pics from back in the Fall of 2013. A Re-cap of summer & Fall projects - I rebuilt & painting the front and rear axle's,fixed & painting the frame , set up and painted a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

thanks guys! Bill I was trying for awhile to obtain pre-war gauges to do just what you said but finding ones that were the correct size,period & price never all added up. then I started looking...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

on a lighter note, heres a few picks of my dash. almost done still need to polish it up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

Sad news!
I took some time off of my midget restoration after thanksgiving to re-coup some cash & because it just gets to damm cold in the garage in winter. the last major project I did in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2014, 11:16 AM
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Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

Next I decided to rebuild the stock front spindles, they were still sealed & full of grease so all I did was clean ,inspect & repack the hubs, no problems there. I did need to install some new ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

I had to make up a belly pan for the midget, normally they just used a belly pan for a floor (.060-.062” aluminum) but the previous owner had tacked in bent framing I presume to secure the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

A few other odd ball pics (out of order)? original v8-60 oil pan before I skinned it of it's old starter cover, painted set up block (also the display block till I build the other engine).
The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

The next hurdle was to take the seized original rear apart to fix it + figure out a new drive shaft as the original one was now 4” too short along with the original t-tube. Getting the rear apart...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

I decided I wanted the rear in it’s original “sprung over” location and cut out the rear cross member that the previous guy had moved & moved it back to its old spot with the addition of some new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

No that #2 car is my uncles, in the picture he is in the pits at Hatfield speeday 1957. after his crash the car was repaired by my grandfather & sold first locally & later the family was told the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

GM -it had conventional belt driven system & cast covers, My uncles car ran an aftermarket cam gear cover and a crank driven water pump. My intent is to do the same either with an original used crank...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

thanks for the good words. flatheadted - I guess you could, my rear section ,nose & center cowling is all aluminum. I have seen sheet metal flat tail midgets over on the Hamb site.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

During my “on & off” build I was always looking to acquiring needed/missing parts for the midget. When I got the project it was missing one magnesium wheel. Just by dumb luck I found one on eBay &...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

The next project was to find device to put power to the rear. The car came with a CAE mini I/O but I knew that was way to modern (70’s) & the model A trans would not bolt up to a v8-60 so I found &...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
Re: A Pre-War Midget restoration

In the purchase I got a complete original chassis with its original narrowed model- A front I-beam & narrowed model- A banjo rear, 3 halibrand 12” X 5 lug magnesium wheels & 2 homemade steel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,956
Posted By the shadow
A Pre-War Midget restoration

Thought I’d make up a build thread for a pre-war midget project I purchased in late 2009 from a guy in Springfield Ma. He was a collector & restorer of vintage race cars but was getting rid of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By the shadow
Re: v8-60 block ID?

Thanks Walt ,It's actually a pre-war open wheeled midget. I got a few PM's on the subject & was just thinking of doing a build thread showing what I started with & where I am at now? So keep an eye...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By the shadow
Re: v8-60 block ID?

here are some pics of the block and the bell housing casting number ,for those of you that asked.

paul
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By the shadow
Re: v8-60 block ID?

It has a hole on the top left of the (driver side) of the block with a freeze plug in it, so I am guessing Gary is correct and it is a later replacement block,
thanks guys!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By the shadow
v8-60 block ID?

I am trying to narrow down a year for a v8-60 block ('38-'40), it has a "K65" cast into the top middle of the bell housing. I checked all the usual sites & did several search's on here & the Hamb...
Forum: Early V8 12-28-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By the shadow
V8-60 engine/cylinder sleeves

Looking for a set of 8 V8-60 engine/cylinder sleeves. please PM me if you have some or know where I can get some?
Paul
Forum: Early V8 12-28-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,077
Posted By the shadow
Re: Pa. license plates

do you have any 1926 PA tags singles or pairs & how much?
Forum: Early V8 12-27-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
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