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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by acme30, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. acme30
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    acme30 Member

    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
  2. They call me Bob
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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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    Greetings from Iowa!
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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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    Welcome from Indiana.
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    G'day Jeff, just signed up myself the other day, still finding my way around.
    Murray from the other side of Oz.
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  8. acme30
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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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    Welcome from the Netherlands and enjoy this great forum!
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    Welcome from San Diego! :)
  11. Cruizin TV
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    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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    Hey ACME,

    Your flatty sounds pretty awesome! How about a few photos?
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    Welcome from Indy...yes! FORD IN FORD!
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    Welcome to the H.A.M.B.
  15. acme30
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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 :oops:
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    And here is a motor shot from the other side
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    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
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2012
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    Nice!!!...now lets see the whole car...oh and welcome from socal
  17. clarthepio
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    Sweeet!!!! Looks fantastic!!
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    Welcome from Lil32 45000 miles on my coupe regards
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    G,day and welcome from Gippsland.......
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    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 :D :D .
    Here are the latest pics -

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    Last edited: Jun 23, 2012
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    Bloody Hell, Jeff's on here at last.
  22. acme30
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    Yeh I am a bit slow to catch on :eek:
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    Welcome to the H.A.M.B that's some good looking rides you have there
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    Welcome to the HAMB.
    That is a pretty cool little truck, nice to see a Ford in a Ford.
    Keep up the good work,
    moe
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    Your shed is as tidy as your jalopy's !! I wish that was my shed!
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    Welcome to the H.A.M.B.

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