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Projects 1932 3W Coupe Lakes Racer-Thrash for TROG West

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by So-cal Tex, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. alchemy
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    That sounds like a lot. Let us know how that works.
     
  2. Runnin shine
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  3. So-cal Tex
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    I usually set my hot rods up with that much initially so I can drive them and then I eventually will get it aligned however with my model A coupe I set it up that way ( used tires) and never had it aligned for over 10 years and it drives straight with no abnormal tire wear so I have not had any problems with that much toe in.
     
  4. So-cal Tex
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    Weekend update..........well I decided that at the pace I work I will be too old to drive the car when its done, just kidding, I had a realization that I have two young kids under 5 and demanding job so finishing this car in a reasonable amount of time is not going to happen, so I called in some help from my friend Nick of Hubcaps Customs here in Phoenix that did a lot of the metal work and initial build on the car from his old shop downtown. His work is top notch and he has an eye on how to fab stuff look cool, and he is fast, he knocked out the front shocks using some '40 lever shocks and used the shock ball off some model A perches that were in my stash and worked a little peak into them when he tigged them onto the Speedway perches , then he built a custom exhaust header for the drivers side to clear the '39 Merc cross steering box all in one Saturday, this guy makes it look easy......
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    Custom header to clear the '39 Merc Cross Steer box
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  6. Mr48chev
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    Great looking and it should be a great driving car but as several guys tried to explain the folks that put Trog Events on are dead ass serious about telling you that you can't run in the event with parts that they don't allow and they for sure check. They aren't bashful about telling you no either. It's clearly stated in their rules.
    It isn't that guys hate the 5 speeds, I have one for my Model A V8 but it will never race at Trog or probably any other event. Actually I had the 5 speed before I had the body and frame or the engine. That trans will help that car scoot across the 2700 miles to Lone Star though.
     
  7. So-cal Tex
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    Yes, I am well aware the 5 spd would disqualify me for TROG but at this point I am not interested in racing my coupe at TROG, I am building this car to be capable of driving to Bonneville or the Round Up.
     
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  8. Much respect for (DOING WHAT YOU WANT!)

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  9. cederholm
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    Love this car! Perfect stance, beautiful motor and couldn't give a crap about the 5 speed! Can't wait to see the videos of this thing on the road.

    ~ Carl
     
  10. So-cal Tex
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    Well, its been a while since I updated my thread because life has been hectic but Nick and Moose have been working on the coupe recently and here is what they got done.
    -The clutch linkage was something I didn't get done when I took the car to Nick and it has been a challenge using '40 pedals and cross shaft in a CE X member caused major alignment issues so nick fabbed up a bell crank linkage that is awesome looking piece of engineering.
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    Then Moose wired the car up and it starts and I have heard it actually runs for few seconds which is awesome!! If we had the seat installed we could then mount the fuel tank and then it would running but we are still waiting on the upholstery to show up. Then he made these cool tail light brackets for the '37 Ford Tail lights on the plasma table that mount on the back frame rails so we don't have too use the generic SO-CAL taillight mounts
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  11. So-cal Tex
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    Got the seat back on Friday from the upholstery guy so now we can mount the gas tank and plumb it so we can run the car.
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  12. So-cal Tex
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    Wednesday update...............Nick got the windshield installed and functioning like it should, I just need to get glass cut for it. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures:
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    Then he and Moose got the gas tank installed so we can run the engine
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  13. So-cal Tex
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    Once we got the seat into position we mounted the gas tank and fired it up. It runs great and I have a video of it running but for some reason I can't post the video here, it says this file is not supported, its a .MOV file??? Anyone know to get this posted here?
     
  14. louisb
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    Probably best to post it to YouTube and a link here. Let me know if you need some help.

    —louis
     

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