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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jeff34, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Mart
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    I'd say it would work ok. I did something similar on my 33. Theorising about shock angles is fine but on the typical hotrod movement is normally pretty limited and we're not typically doing hundreds of thousands of miles. That said, the top mount in that pic looks pretty shot! If I were doing it I'd establish the shock angle and try and drill at right angles to that. (slightly downhill from the outside going inwards).
    Like anything, if you think it will work, try it. If it does work, great, if not try something else. It's a development process.
    Oh by the way, the most effective shock angle is vertical. Problem is, it looks a bit goofy.

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  2. Runnin shine
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    Jeff, if you did do a simple set up like mine, you will most likely have a much steeper shock angle. My frame is pinched in front to the width of the grill shell. The upper shock mounts are barely outward of the hood sides. To top it off I am running a 42 and up front axle. They have a very wide perch center line.
    But you have fenders and would probably have black hardware correct? So it would still all look acceptable on a PU. Almost everything going on with my front suspension is based on esthetics(form before function) and then cross your fingers educated guesstimates.


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  3. dumprat
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    As much as I hate them you could run a longer perch bolt and a bolt on lower mount. Simple and easy to do.
     
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  4. DeucemanLt1
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    BTW Mart, the most effective shock angle for a transverse leaf front-end is 20 -30 degrees to counter body roll which is prevalent with this suspension. Vertical is better for coil spring or elliptical set ups.
     
  5. Hey man, I saw pictures of your truck at the NCRR,
    Did you get the carb issues sorted out?
    How did the truck work?
     
  6. Mart
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    Thanks for that - I hadn't heard the transverse setups being quoted as an exception. You learn something new every day.

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  7. Jeff34
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    It was running great at the beginning, but had problems at the half way mark. Wouldn't start after stopped. Made it to the lunch stop, where several guys jumped in to diagnose (HUGE thanks to them). Bad ballast resistor was the culprit. Started right up when we bypassed that. Still had more problems after that...running rough, backfiring, no power...so I had it towed the last 10-15 miles. I wanted so bad to make it. I'll get it sorted and back on the road soon.


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  8. Oh man, sorry to hear that, but, I'll bet it was still a pretty damn good
    day with that crowd.
    I'll keep watching to see the remedy.
     
  9. Jeff34
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    Working on wiring since I got the kit from Tyree. Pulled the headlamp lenses and found these bulbs. Pretty cool looking. Original? [​IMG]


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  10. Jeff34
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    I have a question about fuel systems. My original gauge and the tube that feeds it are toast. I'm going to replace the fuel line, add an electric pump near the tank, and use a later ('47-ish) gauge. Is there a pickup/sender unit that I can buy that will fit the stock tank?
    Here's what I'm looking at on the top of the tank:
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    The two tubes on the right don't go to anything.

    And here's the gauge I'm hoping to use

    [​IMG]


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  11. Jeff34
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    Been a while since I've given an update. Working on going the new wiring installed. Need to get the generator rebuilt and the fuel pump installed. Also want to replace all the fuel lines and clean out the tank. Removing the bed to do most of that. Also modifying the '47 gauge pack that was under the dash to a two pack cluster in a new bezel. The 97's will go out soon for rebuild, and then I should be back on the road. Probably not in time for some fun events at the start of '17, but certainly by spring. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Pulled the bed off the truck. Need to clean up the rear and work on the diff. Dust is thick. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Did you find a sender to work yet?
     
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  18. john dioli
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    I just got done doing my 33 tank I got an aftermarket sender and went to tanks inc and got there sending unit flange and welded it to the top of the tank. I also suggest cleaning out the tank mine had a bunch of rust ill try to post some pictures for you
    John
     
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    Thanks, John! Looking for all the feedback I can get on this.


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  20. Happy New Years to you!
    Really enjoy this thread.
     
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    Buddy, [Don], built cars for nascar, uses a diode that lets him run 6v gauges with a 12v system... His '47 pontiac has been on the road for 5 years... I can get a phone #, if cool with him...
     
  22. john dioli
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    hey jeff if you go to tanks inc and the fuel tank products first page 3,4 row down are some items i used heres just one part you can see they have everything you may need to repair tanks
    http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/p...uct_id=95/category_id=167/mode=prod/prd95.htm
    im sorry i thought i took pictures of tank but i guess not so what i did to fuel pickup was cut off tubes so thats its just a flat bare plate with all the holes in it and got a new piece of tubing then tig that in to depth of tank and do same with vent. as far as sender i welded that item i sent you to tanks inc on the top of tank and got a new sender,as far as cleaning the tank my had a lot of rust and crud in it i rinsed it out with muratic acid (swimming pool acid) and then did the rust removal by battery charger method works great. hope this helps
    john
    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6A6E3AEF5D53D21B16406A6E3AEF5D53D&FORM=VRDGAR
    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...2B75A87A3F0272B6500E2B75A87A3F0272B&FORM=VIRE
     
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  23. Jeff,
    I was just surfing through the HAMB (haven't been here in a few years) and came upon this thread and have been reading with pure envy. The pic of my 34 below, was taken in 1969, which I ended up in others' hands as I soon got drafted into the Army. This is the one vehicle of the hundreds I have owned, and I have/had some nice ones, that I wish I had back. Lol

    Anyhow, you spoke of finding this gem in Healdsburg which I am about fifty miles from in Mendocino county and as far as your sending unit issue, I can think of two or three resources, if you are still in that area, that could help to line you up with an operating original sender. You might have already tried these guys, Vern Tardel (we all know him) of course but Stokes in Windsor was hotrodding a slew of 32-34s a few years ago and might have put a few unused parts on the shelf plus Paul (Stokes knows him) had the chemical dip business in the same area (He dipped the tank on my 59 Sedan Delivery) and might know where one is available. He has since closed his doors but, like I said, he might point you in the right direction.

    Good luck on your project, I hope to see it at one of the shows this season.
     

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  24. Craig Owens
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    Looking good, Jeff! Gotta get it ready for this year's car events...
     
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    Great lookin' '34!

    Thanks for the info! I should be at some events this season. Hope to see you there.





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  27. Jeff34
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    Hey Craig, thanks! Should have it all sorted by the time events start. Not sure if I'll do American Graffiti this year, but I'll be at others.



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  28. Jeff34
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    Anybody know where I can find a diaphragm for an Autopulse 6V511 electric fuel pump? Mine is shot.


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  29. Jeff34
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    Got my gauge pod nearly done today. Still need to make a panel to mount it to. [​IMG]


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  30. Jeff34
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    It has LIGHTS!!! Now I can terrorize the city by night!
    Bwaaahhaaaahaaaaaaaa![​IMG]


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