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Projects 1931 Dodge 3W coupe build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bostonhemi, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. johnod
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    That does look great.
     
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    Can anyone help me post the video if I email it to you? It keeps saying its too big. I've tried everything on my laptop and I cant figure it out.
     
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    from Michigan

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    I have spoken to the machine shop and parts supplier. This could be the reason for the low HP.
    After doing some research the pistons are more likely 8.5 to 1.
    The headers used for the Dyno run are crap headers.
    The heads I used were the 1951 small exhaust port round.

    If I used 10 to 1 pistons , High quality headers, and 54 later heads, horsepower should be 330.

    What the heck maybe in a year a two I might put a blower on it. Next spring/summer's goal is to get it running and safe for the street.
     
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    It been a while before I could get back to the 31. My old man passed away last month and there has been a lot of illness in the family. I pulled the cover off the 31 and removed the rest of the interior. A couple of dead mice fell out of the headliner and a bunch of seed and nut shells. Here are a couple of photos. I hope once the humidity passes and the tornado clean up is over I'll be able to do some real work on it.

    Go figure a tornado in Massachusetts dang.
     

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  7. ... really sorry to hear about your pops. :( Make sure you take care, of you. God bless.
     
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    Finally I was able to spend half a day on the car. I worked carefully on lifting the cab off the frame.
     

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    Did some more work before the Patriots game. Ordered some por15.
     

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  10. Just saw this. So very sorry to hear about your loss. My Dad owned my '31 DB coupe and gave it to me, so his passing was especially tough for me. He always wanted me to restore my coupe.
     
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    @bostonhemi , I may have missed it, but are you running the factory front spindles/brakes/etc, or did you change?

    Thanks
     
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    the way to go
     
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    Hi budget, I used an aftermarket mustang ii front end that I regret. I think I should have kept the original front suspension and upgraded the brakes or get a high quality front end like Fat Man. Its quite a learning experience too bad so costly.
     
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    I'm in the same boat as you, spent a lot of money on one setup - frontend, rear, etc--now when I finish teh metal work etc, I'm not going to use it. Oh well...spent the $$ long ago, maybe use it on something else.
     
  15. nunattax
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    don't kid your self about fat man.i ordered a complete front suspension . quality was much less than expected.i received an allegedly reconditioned steering rack.the ends are falling out with wear.couldnt believe the play in the rack of course they didn't want to know about it.wouldnt touch fat man ever again.id use KUGEL.very good to deal with allways contactable and returned my calls overseas no problem.rubber gaiters and bushings were low quality and deteriated before I got on the road even though the parts never left my garage built on to my house.i made improvments to the kit in the interests of safety,shouldnt have had to do this.kit wasn't cheap plus shipping plus tax.poor after sales service..try getting brent to answer an email.looks like Philip vets the emails and puts complaints to one side.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    u welcome
     
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    Bought some wire wheels and brushes put in a few hours on the frame.
     

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