Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hot Rod Bolt Covers & Transmission Spacers

We machined a couple of motor mount, bolt covers, which will add a little bling to a already jeweled, 331 Chrysler Hemi. We also had to machine a spacer, as referred to below, for a 4 speed manual transmission mated to the 331 Elephant Motor (Chrysler Hemi). A nice knurled edge was added to the spacer to add a little, "unseen" detail..... Remember when installing your hydraulic throw out bearing, leave at least .100" of clearence between the bearing and the pressure plate.....

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Throw Out Bearing & Pressure Plate, Spacer

Just a couple of pictures of a spacer which we are manufacturing to space the hydraulic throw out bearing, 3/4" closer to the pressure plate. We are mating a 331 Chrysler Hemi to a New Process, 4 speed standard, Chrysler tranmission. We are using an adapter plate, however; a spacer must be used to achieve the correct spacing between the throw out bearing and the pressure plate.

The spacer is machined to accept/cover the flange on the input bearing retainer (which covers the input shaft bearing on the transmission, in picture # 3) and protruding on the other end to properly center the McLeod Bearing (picture # 2).

Monday, November 21, 2011

Martha's Table, Christmas Float 2011

Not only do we build hot rods and sell nostalgic automotive parts, we assisted a local community meal program, named ""Martha's Table"", with their Christmas Parade Float in Kingston Ontario. Members of Martha's Table required transportation of the once hay wagon, which became a floating stage, much due to the hard work by master set builder, Randy Johnston, of Kingston, Ontario. See you next year and many thanks to all the fine people of Martha's Table and the service to our community by providing hot meals throughout the year.... Martha's Table served just shy of 40,000 meals last year which does not include their drop in center where a light lunch may be obtained free of charge. By the way, the cost for the hot meal at supper, $1.00 !!!!!!!

As a side note, this float was made possible due to a private donation by a person who did not wish their identity to become known. This float DID NOT use any funds associated to Martha's Table....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Deuce Sub-Rails and Floor Panels

New sub-rails, wheel wells and a custom made under the seat floor pan, has been welded into place. Floor pans are 18 Ga. with beads rolled into the floor, to resemble the original floor, whiling provide extra support. The Deuce floor is finally taking shape....