Tonka Day Inspired Us To ROAD TRIP!
Yesterday we featured some cool Tonka trucks. And a Road trip from the Kitchen to the Living room. Well, as I was writing the story I got a call for a Hail Mary spontaneous road trip.
4AM drive to Katzs Marina and VanNess Engineering to get Jimmys 430 ready for summer and to visit Scarlet who was just flipped. We also took the opportunity to have the W tuned up for the summer as well. Woohooo! ROAD TRIP!
Then off to VanNess which is about 45 minutes away.
And of course, why we came. TO start up and test the 430 Lincoln Engine. Jimmy had replaced a head and manafolds. Dave was checking out the cooling system and making sure she is also ready for summer. Turns out she needed two new impellers. Good thing we did this. And yes, Impellers should be replaced yearly.
And then back home.
All in all a great day with some pals, and getting stuff all tuned up for the Summer. Thanks to Alan and Jara at Katzs, and the VanNess team for a great day! The 430 is going to Katzs to be installed into Scarlet.
That looks more like a prewar blue sky although my screen is still in night shift mode.
Did you pick up any real bagels while in Jersey? A New Jersey bagel piled high with lox is almost good enough to skip the bacon for a day.
Real bagels? You get them on Long Island. It’s a water thing.
Pre war blue is actually a dark blue. The medium blue is post war to about the early 70’s. The sky blue is the 70’s and later.
1939 M. Flash makes a little lighter in color then it really is.
I realize a five thousand two hundred bottom is the way to go, but since reading your blog I haven’t had a blow by blow explanation of the process. Does the name come from how many steps are involved or how much it costs?
Can you point me to a previous episode where you’ve dealt with this topic?
The complete details fill a pair of books by Danenberg, but basically it is a two layer wood bottom like a traditional CC, except the wood is treated with CPES and there is a layer of 3m 5200 between the two wood layers. The 5200 acts as an (additional) adhesive and as a water barrier, but it also remains somewhat flexible. The CPES strengthens the wood and slows/reduces rot and swelling.
Don’t pay your bill until they orient your star properly. DETAILS!
So the impellers must have been replaced after the video. That 430 looks so much wider than a 283 block with manifolds. Wonder how much wider or is that just optical illusion.
Looks like Jara has a sweet looking racing runabout? I need a job there but I wouldn’t live long enough to do the payback in working hours.
Wow, that’s significant.
Cameron, as an ACBS member you can see one of the over 100 videos of how to do the 5200 bottom.
As an ACBS member you can see the video of how to do the 5200 bottom and over 100 more instructional videos.
Hey Matt, did you see my Cobra at Katzs?