April 09, 2020 10:35 AM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - JakesBackyard

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5
General Discussion / Mini SBC running. Neat!
« on: February 20, 2009 3:54 PM »
Small block chevvy people will love this....pretty neat.


General Discussion / Casselton Swap Meet?
« on: February 09, 2009 8:35 PM »
Any one know any thing about this swap meet advertised in the classics section of the Forum?  Says this weekend.

For Sale / '35 Ford Wire Wheels
« on: February 03, 2009 9:06 PM »
Set of 5 very nice 1935 Ford 16" Wire Wheels.  Original, straight, no rust, tires still mounted and holding air.  Includes patina (rough) hub caps with the spare locking cap that works. Pics can be seen here:


$350 or offers....see want add.

Wanted / Wanted for the '35 Ford.
« on: February 03, 2009 9:00 PM »
2 - 205/215/225 X 15" radial WWW - good usable.

Front & Rear Bumpers for 1941 Ford Super Deluxe.  (Not Deluxe) Usable chrome.

L & R Rear lever shocks w/arms - 35-36 Ford

1 - 5 Usable 15" Hollywood Flipper full wheel covers.

General Discussion / Vintage Winter PIC
« on: January 31, 2009 3:01 AM »
With the snow we've had this winter, I thought you might get a kick out of this old pic.  

The year is 1941...my Mom & Dad's old Ford on a country road south of Crary, ND.

General Discussion / Bumper Question/Help
« on: January 29, 2009 1:53 PM »
Does anyone have an idea what either of these bumpers are origianally from?  I've been searching pics of cars with no luck as of yet.  Thanks.

Wanted / Pressure relief valve?
« on: January 08, 2009 3:45 PM »
Does anyone have an idea where I could find a small, low pressure
(3-4lb) relief valve to adapt to the radiator drain tube on my '35.  I've read about a guy in Florida that has done it, but have been unable to get a response from him.

Something similar to this is what I have in mind.  This one is from Speedway, but is 15lb.


General Discussion / The "LIFE" magazine pics...
« on: November 24, 2008 7:47 PM »
I'm sure some of you have seen the post on the HAMB about the archived Life magazine pics.....You can really get lost finding some great pics from the mid 40's to 80s.

The site....do various searches....


Here's one from 1958....Bakersfield tech school students working on their cars.....

Is that a HEMI in the duece???

Wanted / Flathead Stuff
« on: July 22, 2008 5:12 AM »
Need used small two barrel air cleaner (2 5/8 throat), oil filler cap, and fuel pump rebuild kit or good fuel pump.

For '35 21 stud flatty if there's a difference in the cap and pump.

Thanks - Jake - 701-642-6807 most anytime.

Project Reports / BARN FIND!!!!
« on: July 18, 2008 4:00 AM »

Well not really a barn.  It was driven into the corner of a heated shop in 1966, Veblen, SD.  Put into a storage unit in Wahpeton last Nov. and the pics are in my driveway this afternoon. No, it's not the '40 Ford Coupe I've always thought someone would call me to come and get, but man, am I excited!  I found out about it Monday night and today it's mine.

1935 Ford Tudor Slantback Sedan.  Radio, South Window heater, extra guages, vacumm dash fan (never seen one before), and pretty complete. Rear view mirror with hole where the clock (I think) used to be. And check out the shift knob.  The brakes (mechanical) still work even. Pretty straight, a couple small rust spots in rear fenders, one soft spot under drivers feet, roof leaked so headliner is shot, two roof bows are down from something stored on it, and the rest is what you see.

Plans are to get it running hopefully.  It turns over with the crank.  Depending on if/how it runs will determine where I go with it.  I would love it if it ran pretty good, drop the front about 8 inches, some cheap wheels and tires (I better talk nicer to the "wheel/tire whore".), hopefully pressure wash the light grey repaint off (its dark grey underneath), a cheap interior (I know a guy), maybe some hydraulic brakes, and have some fun just putsing around with it. I'll probably be asking many questions.  It's been a long time since I had any thing to do with a "Flatty".  And then I was real young and just drove them.  One I swore a lot at because it didn't run too well.

Here's some pics.......

Off Topic Rants / Simonson Stude circa 1961
« on: June 06, 2008 3:37 AM »
This is courtesy of "50 years of Rod & Custom".

Quote: "October 1961 - From an article titled "The Lure of the Salt", John Simonson's Hemi-powered Studebaker is ready to be pushed off for it's record attempt."

It also was an inset photo on the cover of that issue.

(note the push truck is a '57-60 Ford)

I seem to remember it with more color. Some red accents or something and some gold leaf also.  But I haven't seen it for about 10 years or so.

Running Gear / TIRE TECH
« on: June 03, 2008 3:27 AM »
With all the discussion on tires on here lately, I thought you might be interested in how to tell when a tire was manufactured.

You may have caught 20/20 a few weeks ago on the subject. It is a code that is on the tire sidewall (inside or out).  It is a depressed elipse (oval) shape with three or four digits.  Three if before the year 2000 and four if it is after the year 2000. The first two digits are the week of the year and the last one or two are the year.

Example:   227      Twenty second week of 1997.
Example:  2207      Twenty second week of 2007.

Here's an article and pic to help:


The feds are trying to regulate tires not be sold older than six years.  I do know from experience that older tires do fail.  I lost the skin from the RF radial on the Galaxie doing 75+ on I29 a couple years ago.  WOW, what an attention getter.  Bout needed clean shorts.  Jumped lanes and wiggled a bit, but got her stopped.  The tires had over half the tread, no weather cracks, were stored inside 99% of their lifetime, but were 16 years old!  

I'm guessing that 6 years might be a little short, but I know I'll never go longer than ten again. I would guess if they are in warm storage and not mounted, or no weight kept on them if inflated, tires should last longer than 6 years. How many of us store our summer drivers on stands with the tires off the ground?

Good for a little thought and information.

General Discussion / The "other" Jake's Tub
« on: March 17, 2008 10:09 PM »
From the HAMB:

"I would venture to guess that Jim "Jake" Jacobson had a heavy hand in it when he brush painted his tub at the Nats. (I think it was the NSRA Nats, wasn't it?) Then went on to "Jakeopage" the thing with little pages."

Wowcars....I wish that was my tub!! I would never have decopaged it tho. :lol:

General Discussion / Flathead Trike
« on: February 21, 2008 8:27 PM »
Came accross this while doing a little research.  Thought some of you might like it.....

Event Announcements / MAJOR EVENT! TOM'S BD
« on: February 15, 2008 4:57 PM »
Happy Birthday.......you old fart.   Here's a toast to many more.

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5