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Old 02-04-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
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Hi all

I am a long time lurker from Western Australia but finally have bitten the bullet and joined the HAMB

I have a home built model A coupe I first got licensed in 2000, I have about 60,000 miles on it and we have driven it a number of times from the west coast to the east coast of Australia and back. It is all pretty standard for where I live 289 windsor, C4 and 9 inch rear.

My long term project is a 1932 ford closed cab pickup. It has 8BA flatty, 4" crank and a 453 GM supercharger. Top loader 4 speed with jeep shifter.

Cheers ACME
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:25 AM   #2
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Welcome from Minnesota,--I like your 32 pickup plan, but the 5 window Model A is still my favorite.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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Greetings from Iowa!
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:07 AM   #4
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Welcome aboard from way over on the other side!

I really admire the rodder (like you) who builds and drives as many miles as possible...........

Great therapy, isn't it?
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:31 AM   #5
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Welcome from Indiana.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:08 PM   #6
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G'day Jeff, just signed up myself the other day, still finding my way around.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #7
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #8
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Hi all

Thanks for the welcome.

Sir Woosh - driving miles is all good until something breaks. We have had a few dramas in our travels but having said that we always (with help) were able to fix what was wrong and continue on our journey so all has been good.

We have met some great people through breaking down.

Hey Murray those Aussies are everywhere now and getting into everything:0
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:18 PM   #9
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Welcome from the Netherlands and enjoy this great forum!
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:41 PM   #10
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Welcome from San Diego!
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:14 PM   #11
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Sir Woosh - driving miles is all good until something breaks. We have had a few dramas in our travels but having said that we always (with help) were able to fix what was wrong and continue on our journey so all has been good.

What Jeff's talking about is his hard luck awards from driving cross country to the nationals, not once but twice. Pretty sure Jeff is the only guy to have collected the award twice but when you drive over 3000 miles just to get there I suppose the odds are increased. One well travelled hot rod, pretty sure it's been driven to and around all states of Australia, except Tasmania of course, had to go over on the boat but driven all over it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:25 AM   #12
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Hey ACME,

Your flatty sounds pretty awesome! How about a few photos?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:32 AM   #13
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Welcome from Indy...yes! FORD IN FORD!
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:13 PM   #14
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Welcome to the H.A.M.B.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:06 AM   #15
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Here are some pics of mine from the flathead engine thread on here.

I wanted mechanical accelerator linkages............... yes I know cable is easlier but I want what I want so 3 days latter ops:


And here is a motor shot from the other side


Engine is an 8BA flathead with a merc 4 inch crank - almost ready to go together for the final time. Need to run some oil lines and check valve to head clearance then that should be it

Blower is a GM453, manifold is a 2 carb Luberg (Australian) machined flat with a custom plate to the blower - BDS blow off valve fitted to front of adaptor and pressure relief valve fitted to snout. Carb adaptors - custom machined as is the rear cover plate. Carbs are blower referenced 94's

Blower snout is a modified M90 from a V6 Commadore. Oiling of blower is via main oil feed from block (oil feed and return lines not run yet - oil goes in the side of the blower and drains back to block via internal lines in adaptor plate -then back into block in front of oil breather).

Custom pullies - tension on belt is via alternator - hoping to get away with 1 v belt but if it slips will chnge to 2 belts.

Have a good mate who did all the machine work

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:09 AM   #16
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Nice!!!...now lets see the whole car...oh and welcome from socal
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:26 AM   #17
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Sweeet!!!! Looks fantastic!!
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:55 AM   #18
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Welcome from Lil32 45000 miles on my coupe regards
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:51 AM   #19
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G,day and welcome from Gippsland.......
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:29 AM   #20
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Nice!!!...now lets see the whole car...oh and welcome from socal
It has been a long time since any work was done on the pickup BUT......................
Looks like I might be changing jobs so hopefully I can get back into it .
Here are the latest pics -






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