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Projects 1931 Model A Coupe Y-Block Build (Father&Son)

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by NathanxStewart, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Oh you have no worries then! He's the king haha. I wish he lived closer to us. I actually won't be getting the tool until Thursday, thought it was going to be today. So I gotta wait some more unfortunately. Hell yeah, those are looking awesome.


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  2. Damn that's going to be badass! Let us know when you start a thread for it!!


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  3. Not much building mostly gathering parts and prep work.
    Customers cars come first and my other 2 projects (53 ford 59 ford), before the model A. The engine almost done, Trans is done, got some 32 rails for Christmas present. Need to get the frame table down off the paint room 1200# of steel so I car start the chassis. here is a link
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/dagels-model-a-sdn.825283/
     
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  4. Awesome can't wait to see more progress! That hemi looks great


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  5. Good news!! Seal is in and no more leaks!! So glad that's over with. Hopefully go for a little test drive tomorrow and finish putting the floors in and the seat in!




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  6. Dino 64
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  7. Blue One
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    That's great news, the seal fix. The car sounds really nice.
    I'm in the process of connecting my headers to the undercar exhaust, mine won't be as hidden as yours because I just don't have the room under the car up near the firewall like that.
    I have to drop off the collectors to a small flange and I have run my exhaust through the frame to the porter mufflers and out to the rear.
    I'm also going to have a couple of caps made for my headers like you have done, thanks for the idea.
    I'll look again to see if you posted a picture but I'm wondering what you have inside the collector to anchor the caps.
    Enjoy, that is one cool hot rod. :cool:
    By the way, I also sold all of the wheels and tires I had for my RPU and ordered up a set of WV Gennie series 14 - 16" wheels 16x4.5 and 16x6 and the Excelsiors 5.00x16 and 7.50 x16. :cool:
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  8. Thank you!! Sounds awesome! Will where they connect be outside of the frame then? I don't think I've posted a picture of how they anchor down. But we welded a piece of I think 14g, half inch wide if I remember correctly and drilled a hole in the middle with a nut welded to the back for the header cap bolt to thread into. Awesome, those should help give you some rake!


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  9. Blue One
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    Yes they will. I really like the look of those tires.
    Here's a shot of the passenger side exhaust, they go through an angled hole in the frame to the porter mufflers then out to the back over the quickchange.
    The whole exhaust system will be ceramic coated.
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  10. Oh nice! Looks really good!!


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  11. Just so everyone knows I will be at Detroit Autorama with the coupe! See you there!! [​IMG]


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  12. Firs test drive was a SUCCESS!! Crazy to see this car move under its own power, I've waited for this moment ever since I was a kid! It's smoking a little bit, the valve seals might be leaking a little bit, not sure. But I'm not too worried about it! I also may have a small vacuum leak, it's whistling a little bit. But other than that everything seems to be good! Next test drive will be on the road. Patiently waiting for spring!!




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  13. fastmike
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    Saw on instagram man congrats! Super stoked for you! You've given me a bunch of motivation the last couple of months. Might see you at autorama!

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  14. loudbang
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    Good stuff you couldn't pull that smile off your face with a 10 wheeler LOL. Looks like this :)
     
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  15. Took a minute to catch up with your thread and must say that your work continues to be impressive to say the least. I dig your enthusiasm and drive.
    The car is spot on!
     
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  16. Limey Kid
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    Great job guys. Third times a charm. See you and the coupe at Cobo.
    Stewart.
     
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  17. Blues4U
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    Congrats Nate. Hey, what're you gonna do with the top? Make an insert?
     
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  18. Choppedcoupe
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    We gotta bring both our coupes to next ECTA meet! I'm hoping to race mine in the slow 135mph class that basically required jeans, long sleeve shirt and a helmet.
     
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    Sweet hot rod, thanks for sharing your build!
     
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  20. King ford
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    Congrats on getting her running!...lots of other cool cars in the background of your video too!
     
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  22. Sweet build Nathan been reading this whole build thread over the week, it's really nice to know there's more young guys building nice traditional Hotrods, I'm 27 and been building Hotrods and custom stuff since I was 17 or so and it's nice to see guys even younger then me building quality rods keep it up
     
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  23. micshotrodgarage
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    I"m doing the same thing with a 28 sedan, Y block, T-5 ect. But that fenton intake is eluding me. When they show up on the hamb there gone quick, Or the funds arn't there. someday!!. Good luck and cherish the third gen times.

    Mike
     
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  24. Thank you! Awesome, I'm glad I could help inspire. That would be awesome, I'll be downstairs all weekend!


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  25. Hahah thank you! It was a very proud moment


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  26. Thank you so much! Glad you think so. I'm pretty happy with it


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  27. Thanks Stewart! Can't wait, we're going to have a fun weekend


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  28. Thank you! And yes! I'm going to make a snap on top out of black stayfast (convertible top material) that's one of the next things to do on my list


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  29. That would be awesome!! I hope they find a new venue asap


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  30. Thank you!! Thanks for taking a look


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