Surf City '38

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About Surf City '38

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  • Birthday 06/10/1966

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    Huntington Beach, CA
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    Art Deco, anything old!

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  1. Surf City '38

    1938 RC 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    Next batter up! The Generator! Notice the hot spots on the armature (bright silver) this thing was heating up so much it was melting the solder...I knew I had exposed wires touching the frame but had no idea how hot the armature was getting...I'd imagine if a voltage regulator was going out this would occur too...
  2. Surf City '38

    1938 RC 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    So here you go, Coast makes the best pole shoe screw remover....don't think they are still made, but if you see one at a swap meet, grab it and pay whatever they want. I went to my buddies shop and pulled the best screws from the donor unit...re-wrapped the poles , installed a new gear set, new bushings front and back, replaced/cleaned up the armature contacts, a fresh paint job and we are good to go.....
  3. Surf City '38

    1938 RC 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    Frame work today! Installed; 1) Refurbished and coated fuel tank 2) Refurbished fuel sending unit with gasket 3) Battery Box 4) Refurbished steering box (no play) 5) Refurbished steering wheel 6) New front flex hoses with new bleeder valves 7) Re-installed All four leaf springs that have been reheated and resprung with new clamps 8). Frame bumpers to leaf springs front and back Next week flaring and bending custom brake lines and fuel line, and finishing the starter...
  4. Surf City '38

    1938 RC 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    Beautiful jig....I appreciate a good jig that lasts for years....in this case, I knew I would have an issue with the shoe screw....so I have two housing units....plan on taking the best from both....When I get back to the shop I take a snap of my jig.
  5. Surf City '38

    1938 RC 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    And here is one starter in the process of being rebuilt!
  6. Surf City '38

    1938 RC 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    I know that dog!!
  7. Surf City '38

    1938 RC 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    I don't Dave, I am using these during the restoration process....have been looking at the Pamona Meet for months...Will find them eventually.
  8. Surf City '38

    1938 RC 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    You may be right in that they do not look like planetary gears as you would see on a modern day diff....But, when I got my degree in Automotive Engineering, the old guy that taught us, Old Man (Ed) Parrish, he would call them beveled planetary gears...they perform the same function, just in a different configuration.
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    1938 RC 1/2t Engine Removal Project

  10. Surf City '38

    1935 Dodge KC throttle linkage?

    Exactly!
  11. Surf City '38

    1935 Dodge KC throttle linkage?

    Jim, If you take a close look at mine, you will see my rod came into the throttle from the let's say drivers side, where yours comes through the passenger side. Unless it was common practice back then, and "all" aftermarket mechanics pushed it in the whole the cotter pin should go in, I am thinking since we both have it effectively going through the same place on the carb, mine through the cotter pin, and yours through the whole, that may be correct......???? VPanza - What does yours look like?
  12. Surf City '38

    1935 Dodge KC throttle linkage?

    1938 RC went from cotter pin to firewall....I doubt it came from the factory this way....
  13. Surf City '38

    1938 RC 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    Shackles, bushings, kingpins, spings, done, done and done...and now its time for reassembly!!! The engine is being Dyno'd and then going to final paint this week.
  14. Surf City '38

    1938 RC 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    Here you go, one completely refurbed rear end.....NOS planetary gears, modern bearings, and seals.....ready to go back under. Next, Install engine and tranny!
  15. Surf City '38

    1938 RC 1/2t Cab Interior Removal Project

    Ok folks, one refurbished steering wheel....may re-do it to match the interior color of grey....