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Projects 1932 Ford Roadster Build- "The Template Roadster"

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by x77matt, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. x77matt
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    Not sure I quite understood what you were asking, but I used a repro rear floor panel section, and installed it with rivets so it had a stock appearance . Of course I had to cut a hole for a model A rear x member though.
     
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  2. x77matt
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    Did some work on the drivers door bottom to tune up the gaps and then hit it with a few coats of feather fill g2. Going to spend the weekend doing some blocking...

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  3. fegsta
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    Sorry if I wasn't clear, I read early on in the post somebody was selling two original rear floor panels, I wondered if you used them?

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  4. x77matt
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    Oh- I ended up not buying them as the shipping was a killer.
     
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    Check Fastenal and Greyhound for shipping.
     
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  6. -Brent-
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    Just started in on this build thread! Glad to have stumbled upon it.

    What a welcomed discovery!
     
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  7. fegsta
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    Tell me about it shipping kills and In port duty. But if you want it bad enough you don't have a lot of choice. Your roadster is nicely coming on, I wish I had an original body, I have a brookville and going towards a 60s style.

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  8. fegsta
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    Your build thread is very inspiring, all the details. I like your choice of colour.

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  9. fegsta
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    Hope to see more of your build do you do paint and electrics?

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  10. x77matt
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    thanks for the comments! Yep- I’ll be painting in about a month. For wiring I have cloth covered wire and it will be old school with wax string ties rather than plastic zip ties. Stay tuned!
     
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  11. x77matt
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    Been doing more wet sanding and priming. I’m down to 600 and 2k high build. It’s looking pretty straight.

    also got the motor buttoned up. This will be a temporary motor until I can afford to build a full 284 stroker. This is an old rebuild that had good bores and bearings:
    1940 block with 8ba front cover
    Skip Haney water pumps
    3 5/16 x 3.75”
    Potvin 3/8 can
    Oversized valves
    H&H Scot blower
    Old, near NOS SAE heads that I polished
    Converted Mallory yc

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  12. x77matt
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    Can someone with one of these H&H blowers please let me know the belt part number for the 2 drive belts??
     
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  13. krylon32
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    Hot Dam Matt I really like your build. Wish I could afford to step up to a blower like yours for my French FH build. Oh well maybe someday.
     
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  14. chop job
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    1. WISCONSON HAMBERS

    Nice looking welding. 20180907_232049.jpg
     
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  15. x77matt
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    thanks! I got really lucky on the blower deal. It was a pre-owned setup originally sold in 2007 to a guy in Pennsylvania. Sat on a shelf and never was actually ran. It was still a ton of money but significantly less than a new setup. I figured it being a real Henry roadster, I wanted to do something really special and jumped on the deal before I could talk myself out of it.
     
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  16. x77matt
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    Thanks a lot- I ground a deep V groove in the bones and did several passes. This was the second to final pass.
     
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  18. solidaxle
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    If H&H can't help you. To save yourself a couple of trips to the auto store. Measure it with a rope and buy a couple sizes longer and shorter. You can always return the unused ones. Belts come in 1/2 in lengths

    Is the little idler for the waterpump belt to clear the dizzy? If so that's a heck of a bend coming off the blower pulley.
     
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  19. solidaxle
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    Are you driving the waterpumps off the crank or blower pulley? It looks like there maybe third smaller sheeve spot on the crank pulley.
     
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  20. x77matt
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    So, the water pumps are driven off the rearward most crank pulley and the outer 2
    Drive the blower. The small idler is only for the water pump circuit. The blower pulley is a 3 sheave setup but the outermost one is not used. I may have a new pulley made that turns the un-used pulley section into a blank to bolt the fan to.
     
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  21. solidaxle
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    Ok, Looks like a nice setup. With the blower shaft offset from the center of the motor, it maybe problematic with clearances for the fan.
    Are you running a hood?
     
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  22. Fun thread. I like the entire build.
     
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  23. x77matt
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    Actually on the Scot - the blower pulley is pretty well centered so I’m going to see what I can get away with.
     
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  24. x77matt
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    586B4531-4D5C-42CA-82DB-0E8A1E3D1DD5.jpeg AA2D064E-E22B-4411-982C-004A9908F644.jpeg Hey guys- The good news is it’s finally got some color on it: 1969 Ford Royal Maroon which is close to the 1948 ford Monsoon Maroon I was after. The bad news is that I still have a lot of wet sanding and buffing to do. Here is the post game highlights:

    Runs=2
    Sags=1
    Butt into decklid=1
    Hose into paint=2
    Gnats=hundreds
    Big fat beetle that crawled it’s way down the entire quarter before I ejected him=1
    Orange peel= not an embarrassing amount
    Wet sand and polish ahead of me=yep
    Body=straight!!
    Color=badass!
     
  25. Way to go Matt! Looks great.
     
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  26. fegsta
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    Looks real good .Have you got lots of nibbler pads there good for the little marks bugs


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  27. 51box
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    Very nice job, that maroon looks perfect on the roadster! What a great sense of accomplishment it is to see some color after all the hard work.
     
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  28. loudbang
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    Great color choice. That is separates a god painter from a mediocre painter ..... how they deal with all the little boo boos. :)
     
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  29. Killer color!
     
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  30. is that idler just bolted to the front of the block?
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