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Projects 1932 Ford Roadster Build- "The Template Roadster"

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

  1. And, in case you didn't notice, Matt's was reman'd in Canada. :)
     
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  2. x77matt
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    With the winter weather looming in Michigan, I decided to get the rest of the paint finished this weekend. Has a few setbacks but overall a good weekend. On the second coat of the gas tank, I discovered the hard way that the cap was cross threaded on the gun and I dumped paint on to the tank. Also discovered the hard way that the rag I used for wax/grease removal must have been contaminated as I had a few fisheyes pop through. On the positive side I figured out how to correct the massive orange peel problem I had with the body. This time I waited 20 minutes in between coats and it was a night and day difference as it laid out way more flat. I think I was rushing the coats before which led to the orange peel.
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  3. nor6304
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    That laid down really nice Looks good
     
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  4. loudbang
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    Looks real FINE. :)
     
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  5. qzjrd5
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    Looking awesome bud!!
     
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  6. Really nice! Great job.
     
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  7. x77matt
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    Progress report- dash was grained by Stuart Lyman and he did an awesome job. Had a chance to get some paint on the inside of the body and get a few things into place- like the gauges....
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  8. alchemy
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    That dash is way too classy for a hot rod! ;)
     
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  9. Dash is stunning! Love the rest of the build as well.
     
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  10. x77matt
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    Radiator arrived, insert and shell mounted. Just fighting the hood right now...

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  11. loudbang
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    I think your headlights might need a tad of adjustment. :rolleyes:
     
  12. agshelby
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    This is an amazing build - every aspect is stunning .
     
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  13. x77matt
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    Finally got the hood on and fitting pretty good. Still have to wet sand and polish it, but it’s starting to come around.

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  15. Atwater Mike
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    Matt...You are now officially in the 'Amazing Business'. Just amazing.
     
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  16. I went back to page 1, just to refresh myself on what it looked like, and what you've accomplished to date. Wow!
     
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  17. qzjrd5
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    He's got it running now, he owes the HAMB an update dammit!
     
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  18. x77matt
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    Thanks guys! Mike is right- here we go:

    I was having a hell of a time with the ignition. Finally I pulled the pertronix back out (back to points and condenser) and bypassed the MSD. It fired!! I spent a little time dialing it in and set the timing. Then I re-installed pertronix unit without moving the distributor and rechecked the timing. I had to rotate the dizzy about 20 degrees retarded to get back to the same timing I was at with points. Everything I read says they should drop right in with no adjustment- not here! Next step will be to add the MSD 6BTL back into the mix now that I have that sorted and see if I can get it to work.
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  19. x77matt
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    Video after first start with points and MSD bypassed. Timing is way advanced on this (before I set it with the light).

    3 5/16 x 3.75, relived, mild port work with oversized valves, Potvin 3/8 by @Pete1 , skip Haney water pumps, H&H blower, home made blower pulley with fan provision, polished SAE heads, original Stromberg, Mallory YC flat top conversion:

     
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    Update from this weekend -first drive went well! Reverse was blocked out, but it turned out to be my shifter adjusted too tight. Also the rear spring was way too stiff so I pulled the top 3 leaves out last night. It’s snowing now so I gotta wait a bit to try it out....



     
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  22. Aaron D.
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    That's awesome, congratulations. I loved your build and think you did a great job your car. It's perfect!
     
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  23. x77matt
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    thanks Aaron!
     
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  24. loudbang
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    It WORKS !!!! :) Love the color. I know test drive and all but it's a bad habit to keep your foot on the clutch pedal all the time.
     
  25. What an awesome build.
     
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  26. fegsta
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  27. brady1929
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    Cool. Congratulations.
     
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  28. neds29
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    Bridgeport and Kurt vice: doesn't get any better! Nice work.
     
  29. nor6304
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    from Indiana

    Nice car Love the flathead & color Looks & sounds great
     
  30. Deucedreamer
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    Beautiful car and build!!! Where did you get your gauges rebuilt?
     

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