Untame

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About Untame

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  • Birthday 05/07/1975
  1. Thanks -- It's like anything else; there are moments of triumph between the frustrations and challenges.
  2. The chassis has been completed. The body panels are ready to be fitted to the hinged front and rear clips.
  3. Many thanks! I'm working with a company to have this decal recreated. Sounds like it will be just under $150. I think I'll have a pile of them made and Ebay them for others in the same boat.
  4. Thanks, Vila. I searched for images, but only found German and English versions, and they didn't look this old. I pretty much already have every available image of Delahaye 135M engines downloaded on the computer at work, but nothing shows this label. The external oil filter must have been an uncommon option from what I've seen on pre-war Delahayes.
  5. I've pretty much decided that I'm going to have to have this decal recreated as I can't find any reproductions on the market. However, some of the lettering has been damaged, so I'm not even really sure what it is supposed to say. Does anyone have a photograph of this Fram F.4. decal with all of the lettering intact?
  6. We mocked up the engine and De Dion tube axle yesterday. New rear links with Teflon Heim joints have been fabricated as well as a Watt's link.
  7. Our shop has been commissioned to finish this original John Tojeiro frame. It will be built with a body similar to the Ferrari California Spyder.
  8. We are going to be building a second Delahaye 165 as soon as this one is shipped out. We are also restoring two original Delahaye 135M cars (1936 and 1938) and both will receive replica Figoni and Falaschi Torpedo bodies. Just last week we received an original unbuilt Tojeiro frame/buck that we will be finishing this year. I'll start threads for each build as I have time.
  9. Delahaye Type 165 Replica Build Frame is modified (stretched and widened) 1932 Ford rails. Suspension is Jaguar Vanden Plas. Engine is Jag 5.3 litre V12 wearing four Stromberg 97's. The finishing touches are going on it, and we are planning on delivering to our customer sometime in April. Build pictures are at Coachsmithing -- Delahaye, Bugatti, Ferrari.
  10. I am looking to purchase a differential side gear for a 1936 Delahaye 135M. Please call Coachsmithing at (608) 989-2177: ask for Jonathan.
  11. Does anyone know what kind of material is used on the throw-out donut in an old Delahaye? :confused: It is hard and brittle (oops! ) and looks like it might be impregnated with carbon or graphite. It would be great if there was some kind of thrust bearing adaptation that could be done.
  12. Thanks for the tips. I've sent the rods and mains to Paul's. I'm sure they'll get it right.
  13. This week The Engine Store in Winona, MN, is closing for good. The man who did the babbitting was 91 years old and very experienced -- he's now in Texas enjoying retirement (about time). I've got another Delahaye engine I need babbitted, and I'd like to work with someone local. Can anyone recommend a babbitter in Western Wisconsin or Eastern Minnesota?