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1929 A roadster back on the road- the return of the AV8

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. A few years back I built a very simple and grungy pre war style 29 roadster with stock running gear and beat around in it all summer. I had a blast in it! That fall I tore it apart and began V8ing it. I worked on it a while, things happened, another car followed me home and my Brother hotrod-40 buys it from me. It was about half done, no engine or trans...kind of a basket case. He ended up buying the 221 out of my 33 pickup last fall...the same engine I had destine for the roadster. It has a Winfield SU-1A cam, thickstun intake and two 81 carbs. Trans in the roadster is a 39 Ford.
    Well, he's been plugging away at it, and all week my dad and I helped him thrash on it to get it on the road for a hot rod show in town. We made it...it still needs wiring and a lot of little things, but it is on the road. We went for a spin today, that lil roadster is a blast as always :D Im stoked my Brother got the car, and even more stoked he completed it! He does plan to continue with body work and paint it.

    So here it is, and the video is the test drive from Friday night




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  2. 327-365hp
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    Hey that's a sweet jalopy!
     
  3. WOODEYE
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    What a cool little Hot Rod. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Atwater Mike
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    Very neat little 21-stud roadster! You Swenson boys do nice work.
     

  5. bubba67
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    That roadster is sweeeet. I love the early look of it !
     
  6. T&A Flathead
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    Damn, that's cool.
     
  7. general gow
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    GREAT little car. congrats to the Swenson fellas for a job well done.
     
  8. JeffreyJames
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  9. bonesy
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    Love it - great looking hot rod.
     
  10. swifty
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    I'm with 327-365, that's a great jalopy. I envy you guys in the States the way you can get stuff on the road without having to go through all the engineer/registration bullshit.
    But Chris the coils upside down, won't the sparks fall out LOL
     
  11. Just watching him take off makes me want a v8...I see another project in my future.
     
  12. Flootiebuell
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  13. hotrodderhaag
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    That's one sweet little roadster . !
     
  14. Cool - Drop the radiator 1 inch
     
  15. SoCal
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  16. HomemadeHardtop57
    Joined: Nov 15, 2007
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  17. thunderbirdesq
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  18. couverkid
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    Good job swenson family. Corey will be over the top with shiny paint someday. Good to see it on the road.
     
  19. 562roadster
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    Nice! Looks great!


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  20. The radiator/shell is dead nut on with the cowl...he has a hood to go on it.
     
  21. Carter
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    So stoked to see this car resurrected. It's long been one of my favorites.

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  22. Let me join the choir. Righteous!
     
  23. Congrats, it's perfect.
    All the right parts
     
  24. Spooky Two
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    Wild!
    Hey Chris, thanks for posting that. I'm envious of your brother's ride.
    And... it reminds me I've been dragging my ass on my own '29 roadster:D
     
  25. Gamlebilrokker
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    Gamlebilrokker
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    from Denmark

    Sounds awesome. Looks great.

    Liked it with the banger alot though.
     
  26. incogneto
    Joined: Nov 25, 2012
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    incogneto
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    from Australia

    Chris,
    Great to see the roadster back on the road again. It's got a great 40's style about it.
    Bitchin.
    Can you give us the drill on the column drop? 32-34 truck, or something else?
    Thanks
     
  27. Sweet Jalapoy! Damn, I want a roadster!
     
  28. brady1929
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  29. Entlebucher
    Joined: Jun 21, 2010
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    Oooooh no... i loved it so much with the banger in it:(

    But it's also pretty lovely with that roaring V8:) You did a good job, again!
     

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