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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. Thank you, and you got it!
     
  2. Thank you very much Mikey!
     
  3. We made a fan shroud out of 18g steel and hammerformed a lip around the opening and welded a band around it to bolt it to the grill shell. Also got it louvered to make it look nice and let some air pass through at speed.

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  4. flamingokid
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    Nathan,you're doing a great job!And by the way,thanks for keeping our hobby growing ;)
     
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  5. Yeah man! This is pretty much what it looks like right now.. Except it's now in my tiny home garage. And I'll be changing a couple things coming up!

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  6. Thank you! Fortunately hot rods are just in my blood, I could never let this hobby die.
     
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  7. Nice!! Keep it up, I'm really liking the way it looks. Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  8. Dino 64
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    Great looking shroud. Diggin' the louvers too.
     
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  9. Thanks! You too man!
     
  10. BradinNC
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    Great looking fab work! was wondering what size/thickness stock you used on the crossmember that the bellcrank is mounted on? You will have a great ride when you are done but more importantly know-how from building it. Brad
     
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  11. bobbytnm
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    Nathan, Great job. I really like the direction you're going with this. Lots of god information and inspiration here.

    Thanks
    Bobby
     
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  12. Jake Sippl
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    for sure! we arent guaranteed yet either.. I've got to thrash on some things if I want to make it lol
     
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  13. Headers and exhaust system is built. Used a '36 drive shaft for headers, and did a tri-y Style for low end torque. Since the exhaust runs out the back ,we tucked the exhaust over top of the frame instead of them hanging under the frame. Headers are made out of mild steel and the rest of the exhaust system is stainless steel and 2 1/2" diameter. We installed a crossover tube to even out the exhaust pulses and give it a deep tone.

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  14. Thank you!
     
  15. Thank you! It's 2" square tubing and 3/16" wall, there will be tubes added later on to make a K member.
     
  16. Thank you Bobby! Appreciate you checking it out.
     
  17. Jake Sippl
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    looking good man! what mufflers are those? I used smittys on my build and love them. But I like the sound of the straight lake pipe too. Thats why I did caps
     
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  18. AlkyWagon
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    Looks great, man!!!
     
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  19. loudbang
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    Nice job on the headers.
     
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  20. Just look at the pipes and it says "Y" block.....
    Those look sooo good and the detail is incredible. Can't wait to hear it.
     
  21. Dino 64
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    Looks fantastic. Just wondering why you decided to run the exhaust under the frame? Those headers are very impressive. Great work.
     
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  22. Lots of work to produce that exhaust system! It looks great.
     
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  23. BradinNC
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    Nathan,
    Was wondering why on psgr side of the engine your header pipes cross over on the 2nd and 3rd exhaust port. does it have to do with the firing order of the y-block? Or are you trying to attain a certain exhaust tone? Keep up the great looking work!
    Brad.
     
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  24. mkebaird
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    Those are KILLER headers, nice job.
     
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  25. Love those headers man!
     
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  26. Nathan,
    Was wondering why on psgr side of the engine your header pipes cross over on the 2nd and 3rd exhaust port. does it have to do with the firing order of the y-block? Or are you trying to attain a certain exhaust tone? Keep up the great looking work!
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    Me too
     
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  27. Thank you! Mine are stainless specialties-performaster
     
  28. Thank you!
     
  29. Thanks man!
     
  30. Haha true! And thank you very much, I can't wait to hear them either.
     

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