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Old 03-14-2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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Default Project 38: A Murderous Beginning



Around 16 years ago, I wrote an editorial announcing my new project - a '38 Ford coupe that I had found just outside of Chicago. My goals for the car were ambitious, but the 20 or 30 people that were on the forum at the time walked me through every s...

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Old 03-14-2012, 10:52 AM   #2
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Good to see the progress, Ryan! ..And I love the blown Y-block engine choice! What trans are you planning on? 4-speed?



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Old 03-14-2012, 10:58 AM   #3
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Blown Y-Block.....can't wait to see the pic.

Looking forward to the updates.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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Well in the vernacular of my real ill spent youth, Faaaaar out maaaan. Give the bitch her wings and let her fly.

I love ya my young friend, you are doing a good thing.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:11 AM   #5
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Awesome!!!! I'm really excited to see this thing go together and I'm really excited about the direction you've chosen. Lots of this is fresh in my mind from building my '35 and just last night I pulled the pedals out to throw some fresh grade 8 bolts in instead of the mis marked ones I had. Interested to see how that y block fits in there with it being a little longer. Was the firewall reworked for the last engine?

I want to know what the hell is going on with the wheels. I have an idea in my head but that might just be me projecting things like Doane Spencers influence on you. What would have run???

I think 4-71's on top of engines like 265 chevy's, 292/312 y block or flatheads are some of the sexiest engines on the earth. I especially like when they're not polished but instead just in the natural cast state much like the VC's you're looking for info on. That all screams "go" to me!!!

Congrats and give 'em hell!!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:15 AM   #6
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kudos to you for having not known better, learning better and actually doing something about it.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:16 AM   #7
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Good to see the progress, Ryan! ..And I love the blown Y-block engine choice! What trans are you planning on? 4-speed?

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Yeah... 4-Speed... I've always driven this car really hard... and the 4-speed seems to take it all in stride. We are gonna freshen it up a bit and then adapt it to the y-block.

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Awesome!!!! I'm really excited to see this thing go together and I'm really excited about the direction you've chosen. Lots of this is fresh in my mind from building my '35 and just last night I pulled the pedals out to throw some fresh grade 8 bolts in instead of the mis marked ones I had. Interested to see how that y block fits in there with it being a little longer. Was the firewall reworked for the last engine?

I want to know what the hell is going on with the wheels. I have an idea in my head but that might just be me projecting things like Doane Spencers influence on you. What would have run???

I think 4-71's on top of engines like 265 chevy's, 292/312 y block or flatheads are some of the sexiest engines on the earth. I especially like when they're not polished but instead just in the natural cast state much like the VC's you're looking for info on. That all screams "go" to me!!!

Congrats and give 'em hell!!!
Firewall. That's a question I can't answer yet... as we just aren't quite sure on this one. Yet.

Wheels. Something special. More later.

The 471. I desperately need a 4-deuce top for the 471. I know Weiand made one... and possibly Cragar. I'm on the hunt something fierce... So if any of you hear anything about one, please let me know before I result to another murder. Our tech editor, Paul, has one and his life is in jeopardy if I can't find another.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:23 AM   #8
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Yeah... 4-Speed... I've always driven this car really hard... and the 4-speed seems to take it all in stride. We are gonna freshen it up a bit and then adapt it to the y-block.



Firewall. That's a question I can't answer yet... as we just aren't quite sure on this one. Yet.

Wheels. Something special. More later.

The 471. I desperately need a 4-deuce top for the 471. I know Weiand made one... and possibly Cragar. I'm on the hunt something fierce... So if any of you hear anything about one, please let me know before I result to another murder. Our tech editor, Paul, has one and his life is in jeopardy if I can't find another.

Josh (TUDOR) here on the hamb had one with 4 97's all set up on it. It was a Weiand I believe and I was gonna buy it at one time. I think he said he was going to put it on an FED but check with him and twist his arm. Tell him they are for Mamby Pambys and he should run something else.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:24 AM   #9
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Here was the one he had I think...
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #10
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Josh (TUDOR) here on the hamb had one with 4 97's all set up on it. It was a Weiand I believe and I was gonna buy it at one time. I think he said he was going to put it on an FED but check with him and twist his arm. Tell him they are for Mamby Pambys and he should run something else.
I've tried. He's not selling... He's #2 on my kill list if I can't get to Paul. If you guys can't find me one, you will have blood on your hands.

Will give top dollar... OR trade for some sbc valve covers that are so rare, no one knows shit about them! Rare opportunity for sure!
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #11
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Sounds like you'll be able to take up "runnin' shine".
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:31 AM   #12
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I just sent Josh a PM saying I would trade him my 6x2 Hemi Intake with carbs and linkage and perhaps throw in a 331 Chrysler for that 4-71 with 97's on top. Then maybe we can work out some trading between you and I since I've got some work for you to do!

Let's see if he bites....
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:32 AM   #13
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hell yea!!! i am stoked !!
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:33 AM   #14
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This is uber cool, out damn M.two and other mod junk. The y-block is a hip move especially with the huffer. I had a 38 tu-door in high school and it is still my fave front end look, cool grill and hood sides. This is very exciting! Go man Go! ~sololobo~
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:35 AM   #15
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blown yblock....Im sold
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:38 AM   #16
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Didn't Savage make 4 carb tops?

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Old 03-14-2012, 11:45 AM   #17
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This is awesome. I understand the sentimentality that one could have with a car, especially if it's your first car. Cars can be living, breathing organisms; extensions of ourselves that sometimes need to grow with us. We appreciate the survivors and we appreciate the pioneers. Can't wait to see more.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #18
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Very cool Ryan, as they say, you have to break eggs to make an omelette. I think the car is in good hands and waiting to see it complete again!
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:54 AM   #19
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I'd heard some rumblings that you were building a bad Y-block...only rumors up until now as to what it was for...

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Old 03-14-2012, 12:12 PM   #20
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The best part of the story is that you had a Sonic close enough to your shop to get a slushy delivered before it melted!
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