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Projects 1932 Ford Roadster P-51

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by AULIZ, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Looks fantastic.

    Did I mention that I love the wheels o_O… I think I did.

    Here’s what I did to 2 of the 5 I had before I stupidly sold them…

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    :rolleyes:

    Glen.
     
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  2. Kiwi 4d
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    If i saw that colour on a chart i would not give it a second glance, on your 32 its perfect ,stunning!!!
    Ha I got told off for having a beer in our sauna , simple stopped having a sauna , got my priorities right..... I think i would be sweating at 100 degrees C though.

    AULIZ
    Member
    from North-Finland

    Friday is over. Just come in and wait until sauna is 90-100dec Celcius.
    This was so hard and long day, Sauna is good place to relax with one cold beer
     
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  3. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,279

    AULIZ
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    This is 100% hot rod bike !!!!
    ah

    100dec Celcius in sauna is normal. 80 is "half cold". and of course we throw water on stones. Clean boy after 10min sauna and cold beer there feels goooooood.
     
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  4. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
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    At my work we have a sauna and usally we are 3 that sit there and bullshitting after work.
    One from Finland, me from Sweden and one from Norway.
    The guy from Norway allways give up first with me a while after him.
    It seems we tend to be weaker the more west we come from.:D

    The hotrod really turned out great.
    Hope to see it in real like the one you had at Power big meet last time.
     
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  5. 34 5W Paul
    Joined: Mar 27, 2020
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    34 5W Paul
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    from Fresno CA

    New Yorkers tend to think that about everyone else in the US. Louie Zamperini (of Unbroken) was from CA, just like a lot of Auliz' hot rod inspiration. West is best.
     
  6. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,279

    AULIZ
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    Thanks Anders and Paul.
    Today I installe 16" electric fan. Now its Street Rod... :oops:
    Walker Radiator is sailing on Atlantic sea. They told me, container arrive to Finland 7th of July.

    Few sticker installed too. Engine sound is not good high Rpm,... Tomorrow I open carbs and check that both are OK and maybe change bigger jets. Feels that engine needs more fuel. Tune up is what I like. Yesterday I changed another magneto cap.

    My friend owns Ahaa -advertising agency (www.ahaa.fi). I send them samples what I want and owner Mickey made some stickers to this car. Earlier he has made for example auliz stickers (trailer, small stickers) etc....

    Stickers installed. If not good idea -> easy remove. Old US Airforce star, etc....

    Aulis

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  7. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,279

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    Engine is now perfect. I didn´t find any reason why engine was not take Rpm smoothly. Sometimes it´s sum of many small things. I was check and fix magneto points, change another good magneto cap after fixed it, pieced carbs and washed those....

    Yesterday tuned up engine, cut and installed door bumpers.

    Today, Sunday, I continue doing small things. I found old round tool box, which I basted with glass and installed with homemade bracket on cabin floor.
    Also installed new USB output to battery bracket, if need to charge phone etc.
    Can leave phone in bag on trunk and charge there.

    This week I take longer trip with this Roadster. I drive up to Oulu city (350km) see my friends.

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  8. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
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    Sunday pics.
    Also made bushings for seat belt mounting. Belts are new. I have had so many very old WWII aircraft belts, decided to use this car new smooth belts.

    I had there new Stromberg 2 x 2bbl carb linkage. Today replaced it using new race style brackets and old aircraft rod.

    ah
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  9. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
    Posts: 573

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    Been following your build, love the car. Surprised u have metal/tools laying on that newly painted cowl. Guess u believe in using your car, it is not a “mantel piece”. Trust my “slang” words not confusing
     
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  10. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,279

    AULIZ
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    Hahaaa.... Good note. Yes, Tools are on new paint. Hot Rods are only cars, not bigger than life.
    Never happen nothing damage... scratch etc etc. If happens, I can repaint.

    Aulis
     
  11. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Banger coming up!!
     
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  12. SPEC
    Joined: Feb 1, 2021
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    Great build!
     
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  13. Looks like you’re ready for take off!
     
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  14. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,279

    AULIZ
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    Thank You all comments and following this project.

    Oskar son has been two weeks in Estonia with his mother (Oskar has two passport).
    Tomorrow he is come back Seinajoki spend some time with me too.

    I have been driving here in Seinäjoki area. Yesterday first longer trip. I have had very much problems with carbs, clutch release bearing, generator was nearly burn day before yesterday, old brass radiator is leak strongly.....
    Voltage regulator battery points were not opened after I was drive 20-30minute approx. 35-40km from here to my friends summer cottage. There we note suddenly that car is nearly fire.... points were not opened when I stop engine. Normally DC generator points are open when engine RPM is under 1000..... I was not adjust points becauce regulator is brand new and I trust that its ok. Few days ago I was adjust ARM points. I get it charge from 12.60V up to 13.50V which is enough for summer car.

    OK, I do not need very much electric because I use Harman Collins magneto.

    Now carbs are 85% OK. I still must open those, but not want to do it during summer. Little "empty area" between idler and driving areas. Ford carbs I normally change different power valves and find that way balance.

    We still have here warm weather which comes from Siperia. Warm wind, +25dec everyday..... same kind of warm wind like they have in California when warm wind is from east (desert).

    Yesterday +100km, today too. This car I have very much small problems.
    I have time to work with it. Sweden they have cancel all american car happenings (Power Big Meet, Wheels Nationals, European championship Drag Racing,.....) and here we have different problems. Govenment opened too late their rules and many meetings etc. have not enough time to arrange all many many things. Racetrack here near of me is closed because some "green" people has made their complaint...... Here its too easy to close this kind of rules. One or two person has too much power if they do like that.

    So, I have time to do small things, drive, test and tune.
    Few pictures yesterday roadtrip to East from Seinajoki. I found nice small place there. Pizza nr. 9 = Hot Rod and cold beer..... made my day.

    Aulis

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  15. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Glad you and the wheels are okay @AULIZ...1st endurance flight can be challenging...glad that is a memory now...glad your having an almost but not quite there yet summer...
     
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  16. 47streetrodder
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
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    Congrats on endurance run....and that's a very tasty looking pizza.
     
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  17. v-v
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
    Posts: 75

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    from Finland

    Coming to Seinäjoki this evening. Maybe i see sneak peek at that Roadster
     
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  18. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
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    AULIZ
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    Hello
    Thanks Sirs. I have not visit this topic last 3 weeks.

    Rod is great. Finally engine is very very good. Today fuel is too dry and no lead. That is one problem. No problems if You run engine year-round. Normally I increase extra special fuel with lead before I drive rods to wintergarage. One problem is my 2nd garage. It´s too hot in winter. it´s only 24 square meters, but enough for my two hot rods. That garage was low price to buy and monthly costs are low. I do not want to invest bigger storage garage.
    Im not sure what is Autolite spark plug quality now a day. If somebody has better info, let me know. NGK is OK, but if once get too much fuel, You loose many sparkplugs forever. I like old Champions and new Motorcrafts. Now when I have tuned magneto, carbs..... those sparkplugs are not "die".

    Radiator is still leak, but that is not big deal. Im wating for that Walker 491-2-FH radiator is arrive to Finland.

    Now we have here "too hot for Northern whiteman" -weather. 25-30dec Celcius day after day. OK, nights are not so warm and yesterday it was rain too, but mostly dry and hot. Not good weather to work in garage. I have painted one wall there. Next week I paint top and another sidewall. Also washed toplights. Its 3-4years ago when i last time made this "facelift" there. Both engineprojects are now near of my working table. After done this garage cleaning, I start to built those engines. Im not sure if I put engine building pics under this topic or open own topic?

    296cid big bore&long stroke engine
    255cid hot rod engine.

    On September new project. You have seen that blue/orange 1936 ford pick up in my past pictures.
    That car has been waiting for rebuilding 1.5year. Owner, friend of mine, is living in South-Finland. I was promised him maybe 4-5y ago that I can built that car.

    Aulis

    This intake was disappeared Autumn 2020 in CA. Last week "lost cheep" arrived home.
    Now I have intake for both flathead projects..

    I was visit (again) in Helsinki. FHRA (finnish hot rod association) cruising and saturday Malmi Street Race. Marvelous KERMA CC (car club) Rod & Custom garage is located there too. One of their member couple visit in my place earlier same week . I visit their garage and sleep in one of member couple´s house. Nice people everybody. Tommi is take "cold ride" in my Hot Rod.

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  19. Stogy
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    Tommi looks like he's reading the Hotrod Manual...:D

    Glad your getting the bugs out and having some fun doing it...Congrats Auliz and Hey!! The manifold showed up...Bonus!!

    Look at that Flatty...if that doesn't get a rise out of the Hood nothing will...thanks for sharing the journey...Summers Here!!
     
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  20. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
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    AULIZ
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    Rock´n´Roll.
    Nice warm summer is continue here upper part of Europe.
    Roadster is running very good. This week I will drive more than 1000km.
    I have rent my house from Thursday to Sunday. They have Finnish Championship Horse derby here in Seinäjoki. All hotels etc. are overbooked. Good time to rent house and spend that money on the road with roadster...

    Cabriolet runs strong too, but now she has been more waiting for ride.

    Garage is painted and lights washed. Next week I start to built engines.
    1) 296cid 59A Roadster engine. all ready balanced, runners are big, seats are big,.. just need to make valvejobs, wash and put together. Navarro heads, Navarro intake, Ross, Scat rods, 1.60" ss valves, G-185 valves, Harman collins magneto (just recoiled), Winfield SU1 cam, Schiefer alum. flywheel, Alum. oilpan, 2 x 97....

    2) 239 +060 59A engine is for sale. 030 pistons, rings, 8BA rods and bearings. I have grinded crank over (010/010), L100 cam, 1.50 ss valves, G-185 springs, Edelbrock very high compression heads, polished china intake, 2 x 2bbl, Vertex or Cirello magneto which I will modify to 8BA style, steel oilpan.

    Slowly looking for parts ready on tables.
    Aulis

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  21. 34 5W Paul
    Joined: Mar 27, 2020
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    34 5W Paul
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    from Fresno CA

    Auliz, thank you for letting us ride along. Your intensity and drive are commendable. Plus we get a slice of American Pie right there in Finland. And more than that sweet sweet flathead powered 32 roadster and your all American garage. I love the Converse shoes and the McIlhenney Tabasco brand hot sauce and all the other details.
    Really dig the "remove before flight" red Air Force tag on the key ring. My son has the American version of that on his key ring after a short stint at the USAFA.
    Interesting that your ex is in the Baltics and from Kajaani Estonia Estonia is 750km away. I live in Central CA and can drive north for 750km and still be in CA. Of course if you live way up in North Finland, your mileage may vary. Keep at it brother, those gremlins (nitpicky little problems) would have stymied most people.


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  22. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
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    Hello
    Thank You Sir ! I try my best.
    Last weekend we drive +1000km. Last 175-200km rain very heavily. That was good "test" (I and She have been together 4weeks). I think test was OK. She still liked spend time with me even we drive thru that big "water storm".

    Rod works good. This week I washed car inside, trunk,...all over. There was everywhere sand....
    Changed new sparkplugs. Now found right ones. Very much colder Motorcraft sparkplugs are perfect. I was ordered those earlier from RockAuto.

    Tomorrow arrive new radiator. I hear that Brassworks is now manufacture similar good brass radiators like Walker did. I bought that little used Walker from Winconsin 3 months ago. Original radiator is leak which means that I cant drive over 55mph on highway or engine is slowly going warmer and warmer. Next time need to buy new Brassworks radiator.

    Last weekend in "Emolahti Meeting" one of best pinstipers in Finland, Marco "platu" Panting finished my Rod. He paint those aircraft logos and text. Nothing beat real hand made pinstriping.
    If You are in facebook, You can visit his page there:

    https://www.facebook.com/PlatuKustomPinstriping

    Aulis


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  23. nunattax
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    tell us how comfortable were the seats?
     
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  24. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
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    Hmmm.... Comfortable.

    I like those seats. If have problems with ass,.... I wouldn´t recommend long ride. I like more those seats than"too soft" sofas.
    If like more enjoy lie on sofa,.... can stay home and open TV.
    When drive hot rod, must have hot rod feeling. When drive Cadillac, feeling is like staying sofa in livingroom....

    Not 100% comfortable like Finnish taxation or roads, but You adjust to it.
    I drive normally 200km part between have coffee break or fill tank. Not change position during ride.

    I have there padding on seats. 4mm plywood + 2cm foam + strong leatherette.

    AH
     
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  25. nunattax
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    from IRELAND

    GOTYA
     
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  26. Stogy
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    Thanks for sharing your day in Hotrods...Goodtimes Across the Pond I say...well deserved, you and Oskar work hard at it...;)
     
  27. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,279

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    Hello
    Today Oskar was help me when I changed radiator. I bought it from USA (Wisconsin or Ohio) 4/2021.
    Finally arrived today.

    Very very good condition. Looks like brand new. I remove electric fan and bolted radiator on frame.
    Testdrive: city cruising from trafic litghts to trafic lights = 170-175F. On Freeway +60mph = 160F.

    Tomorrow morning I drive 200km south from here. Small Kustom & Hot Rod meeting. Too many meeting, show every weekend. Tomorrow (SAT) maybe 7 good american car happening here (South, East, North...)

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    Aulis
     
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  28. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
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    Cheers from Finland

    Covid is strong again. Is it 3rd or 4rd "elimination" round going on,.... I have get both shot, so I can travel for example to Estonia, Sweden without any 2 week quarantine. This weekend they have bigger drag race competition in Tierp Arena in Sweden, but I pass it.

    Last weekend we drive +600km (400miles) with my girlfriend. Nice meeting in Luvia, Fin. Rods, Am.cars, Harleys... Roadster works OK. Now can drive 60mph (100kmh) speed without problems, thanks top quality and not leak radiator. Still had small problem with two cylinder. Spark plugs are darker, even wet. Yesterday I made again compression testing. She push starter button and I used 50-60y old compression tester gauge. Result is not right, because I have superhcarger between intake runners and carburetors even I fasten trottles open. I was check that result between cylinders are nearly same.

    Gauge show result 90-100 all cylinders. With open intake flow result is much more bigger, but I do not need that result. After testing I was sure that piston rings, valves are OK. I removed Harman & Collins magneto cap. I foud there two nearly 1" long crack. Those cracks were located bottom of cap (cylinders 4 and 8). cylinder 8 has not worked right and cylinder spark plug has been also darker. I found good old distributor cap and changed it. Now exhaust heat is OK also cylinder 8 which was all the time 50% of other cylinders. Infrared thermometer is very good tool when fire up race engine, test and tune old engine.... Now a days those are not expensive (+- 20usd/euro).

    Yesterday I started to built 59A +030 engine. This engine I will sell when its ready. I have grinded crank to 010/010. Installed sleeve to 3cylinder. I will use 8BA rods, 59A pistons, new clevite bearings, F-100 hot rod cam, Johnson style lifters, SS valves, Edelbrock Hi-comp heads, Chinamade polished intake, Carb raisers, 2 x holley 94, BBC vertex magneto + 8ba front cover, steel oil pan (Industrial model -> long deep sump).

    Yesterday I fixed 3 cylindersleeve top and removed steel/cast iron from seatrings and runners. New SS valves are bigger 1.55" size. Seat rings must make bigger approx 0.10" (2.5mm). 5hours and I get ready another side of engine. Runners, valvejobs. I make 3 angle (60dec / 46dec / 15dec).

    Aulis


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  29. ruppi1932
    Joined: Jan 16, 2018
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    from Germany

    Do you have an aluminium oilpan for sale?

    regards
    Matthias
     
  30. AULIZ
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,279

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    Sorry, not now. Maybe before Christmas.
    Aulis
     
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