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Old 11-24-2009, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

Part One - http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=397461

From now on start looking for "Tuffy". This is what the wife told me they always called the 32, even though everyone else had fancy names.

Finally, I am back home and not working out of town, so I can now get started. I had a day off Saturday so I pulled out the frame and cleaned it up a bit with a wire wheel.


Then while I was waiting on Unclee to show up, I started on the shock mounts.


When Lee got there, we assessed the frame and got out the torch and straightened it up. Then we decided that was all we could do untill the x member showed up, so we started pulling the engine apart and man was I smiling.

Heads appear to have been rebuilt and ready


Crank looked good and was standard

Cylinder walls looked good and still has cross hatching and appear to be stock bore but I haven't mic'd them yet (but I can't catch a fingernail on it)

My New Best Friend, Norm, brought me an 833 Chyrsler 4 speed to DOTD and guess what - My luck is still holding - look what was already on the engine. I think all I will need is a pilot bearing and about a '70 Mopar bellhousing.





Might as well open up the quick change and have a look - pretty, but no gears.



The x-member showed up yesterday, so back to the frame. That's all for now.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

note to self...send kathy a "lucky turd" card...
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:01 PM   #3
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Default Re: 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

There is something about a original 32 frame that gives me goose bumps. I think they are a holy grail of sorts........wait what's that? Yours came with one of the baddest 32 Coupe bodies that happend to be a significant hot rod? Lucky Turd indeed!!!

Congrats on the engine being in goon condition. Couple day a month and you should have this thing in the right direction in no time!
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

Lunch breaks over!!!!..... get back out there and do some more..... and post the pics........ please!! I'll be tuned in as Tuffy continues to take shape.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

Kick ass!!
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:04 PM   #6
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:09 PM   #7
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:10 PM   #8
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Great story. I'm sure if you could swing giving the widow a ride when you are done would mean the world to her.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:57 PM   #9
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Keep the updates coming !!! A great car ...........
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:59 PM   #10
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:03 PM   #11
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Grate start keep it coming.are you using the std axle or are you going with a droped I beam.coil over or spring.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:07 PM   #12
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Default Re: 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

Cool update on you new baby....remember....Utah next Sept????
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:28 PM   #13
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Default Re: 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

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Great story. I'm sure if you could swing giving the widow a ride when you are done would mean the world to her.
I think the wife and daughter will meet me at the salt. The wife told me that when they were dating "I could here him coming for a mile to pick me up"!

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That's the goal! Hoping for a roller by the first of the year!
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:37 PM   #14
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Default Re: 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

very cool !
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:50 PM   #15
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I'm tuned in...That coupe kicks butt!
With your luck, you really should buy lottery tickets!
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:13 PM   #16
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Default Re: 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

Awesome car, and an even better story. Can't wait to follow this and see it when you get done.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:15 AM   #17
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Default Re: 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

You're my favorite niece!

Let me add that Kathy still needs a flywheel, and after my correspondence with 73RR; I found there is an infinite number of starters/flywheels/crank-lengths & only the right combo works. (actually, there is two of each but were introduced in an overlapping and convoluted pattern that seems to mystify even the Ford fanatics) "but I mean that in a good way"

What you have on hand is:
A. '58 (or is it '57) block/crank
B. Wilcap adapter
C. Some sort of crank adapter
D. Later factory starter? but does bolt to the block adapter
E. Flywheel offer from RichardD, '54 industrial

I guess we need to get that flywheel from Richard for mock-up and go from there? Or do we need a newer flywheel? Not sure about that aluminum flange being up to holding a real flywheel. I just have the feeling that this one item is a major stumbling block!

If anyone has some advice, Please chime in! Any help will be appreciated.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!!!
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:44 AM   #18
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way cool, keep the updates coming!!
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:52 PM   #19
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Default Re: 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

The block is a 57. And I did get a flywheel and clutch from Norm with the transmission. The flywheel is 162 or 3? tooth. The clutch is 10 1/2". I think the starter is the right one and on the driver's side. I was told to contact Pat with Wilcap to see about the bearing and bellhousing that I need.
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:59 PM   #20
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Default Re: 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

Cool mate keep the posts coming. You are building a lot of people's dream car. Just a suggesstion rather the having new "parts" for each stage of the build, try and keep it all together so its easy for us to follow along??
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