Another New Project

Topics pertaining to anything else that uses internal combustion and liquid dinosaur (Jags, Fairthorpes, Mustangs, Ducatis, Barstools--the sky's the limit!)

Another New Project

Postby D.Valentino » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:36 pm

Not that I don't have enough going on already, I've picked up a new project... A 1948 International Harvester Metro Step Van.
Image
1955 BN2 Austin Healey 100M
1959 AN5 Austin Healey Sprite
The Original "Airport Racer"
1951 International Metro Step Van
http://www.1951snapon.blog.com/
Image
User avatar
D.Valentino
Judson Supercharged
 
Posts: 1203
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:11 pm
Location: Sunny Southern California

Re: Another New Project

Postby trevor » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:58 am

My dad has a '49 K2 pickup.
So ... you know about this site: http://www.oldihc.org/
User avatar
trevor
1275cc
 
Posts: 796
Joined: Sun May 30, 2004 2:09 pm

Re: Another New Project

Postby D.Valentino » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:04 am

No I did not. Will have to check it out. I need to find some parts for it.Thanks Trevor
1955 BN2 Austin Healey 100M
1959 AN5 Austin Healey Sprite
The Original "Airport Racer"
1951 International Metro Step Van
http://www.1951snapon.blog.com/
Image
User avatar
D.Valentino
Judson Supercharged
 
Posts: 1203
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:11 pm
Location: Sunny Southern California

Re: Another New Project

Postby D.Valentino » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:01 pm

Well, I ended up selling this truck because the useless moving company, that will remain nameless (Professional Movers), kept doubling the price they quoted me to have it shipped from Virginia to California. So what else was I going to do... I brought another one. This one is a 1951 International Metro and after I sort a few things out, it will be double restoration time... What was I thinking.
Image
1955 BN2 Austin Healey 100M
1959 AN5 Austin Healey Sprite
The Original "Airport Racer"
1951 International Metro Step Van
http://www.1951snapon.blog.com/
Image
User avatar
D.Valentino
Judson Supercharged
 
Posts: 1203
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:11 pm
Location: Sunny Southern California

Re: Another New Project

Postby D.Valentino » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:01 pm

Still waiting for the engine of the 100 to get back from the machine shop so I've been working on the Metro. Finally a little separation.
Image
1955 BN2 Austin Healey 100M
1959 AN5 Austin Healey Sprite
The Original "Airport Racer"
1951 International Metro Step Van
http://www.1951snapon.blog.com/
Image
User avatar
D.Valentino
Judson Supercharged
 
Posts: 1203
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:11 pm
Location: Sunny Southern California

Re: Another New Project

Postby Charlie Tolman » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:26 am

So, it's not a Sprite or Midget, but one might fit in the back of the van,
depending on the wheel well bumps.

How about a few pictures of the BN2 100M (?).
I had a '57 100-6 many years ago.

Charlie Tolman
Charlie Tolman
Judson Supercharged
 
Posts: 1195
Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:36 am
Location: Minnesota

Re: Another New Project

Postby D.Valentino » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:39 am

Not much to see on the BN2. Been working to get the splash panel to fit the front apron and sand blasting suspension parts for right now. I'll tell you about my gauges once I get them back. But my focus is the truck so I can start making some money with it to fund the BN2 restoration.
1955 BN2 Austin Healey 100M
1959 AN5 Austin Healey Sprite
The Original "Airport Racer"
1951 International Metro Step Van
http://www.1951snapon.blog.com/
Image
User avatar
D.Valentino
Judson Supercharged
 
Posts: 1203
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:11 pm
Location: Sunny Southern California

Re: Another New Project

Postby D.Valentino » Sat May 04, 2013 7:08 am

Started a blog so family and friends can keep up with my progress... Check it out
http://www.1951snapon.blog.com/
1955 BN2 Austin Healey 100M
1959 AN5 Austin Healey Sprite
The Original "Airport Racer"
1951 International Metro Step Van
http://www.1951snapon.blog.com/
Image
User avatar
D.Valentino
Judson Supercharged
 
Posts: 1203
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:11 pm
Location: Sunny Southern California

Re: Another New Project

Postby D.Valentino » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:02 am

A little progress has been made. We tore the chassis apart and fitted Chevrolet hubs onto the International axle and changed the rear to a Chevolet (easier to get parts for) We had everything powder coated and finally got it back down on the ground.
Image
1955 BN2 Austin Healey 100M
1959 AN5 Austin Healey Sprite
The Original "Airport Racer"
1951 International Metro Step Van
http://www.1951snapon.blog.com/
Image
User avatar
D.Valentino
Judson Supercharged
 
Posts: 1203
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:11 pm
Location: Sunny Southern California

Re: Another New Project

Postby D.Valentino » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:11 am

Made some more progress over the weekend. Got the engine installed... I think the engine alone weighs as much as a Sprite.
Image
1955 BN2 Austin Healey 100M
1959 AN5 Austin Healey Sprite
The Original "Airport Racer"
1951 International Metro Step Van
http://www.1951snapon.blog.com/
Image
User avatar
D.Valentino
Judson Supercharged
 
Posts: 1203
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:11 pm
Location: Sunny Southern California

Re: Another New Project

Postby hoggie » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:00 pm

They didn't skimp on the cast iron in those days. Used to have a 56 Chevy with a 235ci 6 cyl . That motor was a tank. The pistons were the size of coffee cans. Now I have an old 79 F150 with a 300ci 6cyl. Lots of cast iron. No alloy.

Love the old engines. Reflects back to the days of pre-computer engine design. The engineers had to be skilled.
User avatar
hoggie
1098cc
 
Posts: 408
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:33 pm
Location: Oklahoma City

Re: Another New Project

Postby D.Valentino » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:30 am

That engine is a beast. Speaking of engines I got my 100 engine back from the machine shop after a year and a half. The moron didn't do anything to so I was finally able to get it back. Going to take it to another shop this week and see if I can get it done in a couple of weeks.
1955 BN2 Austin Healey 100M
1959 AN5 Austin Healey Sprite
The Original "Airport Racer"
1951 International Metro Step Van
http://www.1951snapon.blog.com/
Image
User avatar
D.Valentino
Judson Supercharged
 
Posts: 1203
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:11 pm
Location: Sunny Southern California


Return to Other Vehicles

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron