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Features 1940's period correct hot rods

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by erlomd, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. 777
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    from Pasadena

    Originally Posted by 777
    It took five years but I finally got the twin plug set up together and running. Pre-War state-of-the-art

    No I did not split time the spark. Supposedly the rotor is phased with a 5-degree split. Although on a distributor machine it does not appear to be sequenced any different.
    It does however like a lot of timing for some reason, and although it is not normal it makes the most power with 36-degrees total lead.

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  2. rodl
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    cool looking roadster, and the real deal -all steel:D ps love the fuel line 'coil' is he running 'shine?:eek:
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  3. fonti
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    I really hope he drinks the 'shine...and drives with gas...
    great Roadster btw...congrats!!
     


  4. Ha, if I could I would...but I am by no way a fabricator. Just a backyard hobbyist!
     
  5. Pat Pryor
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    To keep this thread alive, here's a picture of my roadster. It's as traditional as it gets. One thing I did wrong is put in a F1 crossmember and pedal.:( Oh well, too late now.

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  6. bonesy
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  7. Nobey
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    That roadster is so cool bonesy, looks like you just came home
    from the lakes 1941.......
     
  8. KillerKustom
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    I need more pictures. Any mill shots?
     
  9. Flat-Foot
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    If you look on the race of gentleman thread you will see a lot of pictures of that car from when Mel owned it. Such an awesome roadster!

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  10. KillerKustom
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    Neat fuel line.
     
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    OH MY GOD. I was never a fan of flatheads but now I think I am!!!!!!!!
     
  12. SUHRsc
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  14. fonti
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    ...no way! it was 1940...
    what a great roadster!!! wow...
     
  15. bonesy
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    Thanks for the comments.

    I purchased the car from Mel (Race of Gentlemen). He built a racer out of the great body with cool history - I've been working to dial it in as a little more refined 40s styled rod. It's a blast.
     
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  16. bonesy
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    Here you go:

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  17. Boy that's some car Bonesy. How did I let you talk me out of that one? Haaa, hope your having fun.


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  18. bonesy
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    I still don't know how I talked you out of it - just lots of begging I guess.

    I'm having an absolute blast with it in both driving it and refining it. Hell, most of the time I do nothing with it other than sit in the garage and smile at it.
     
  19. Glad your enjoying it! Just about ready to get going on my 34 roadster. I plan to top the 32 so I feel better.


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  20. hotrd32
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    Here's a pic my wife shot yesterday at Billetproof ... of our '29

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  21. JeffreyJames
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    I've sat on the tire of this car at ROG. I could not believe Mel sold it but I'm so glad it went to someone that will enjoy the car. I really just don't see anything being better then this...
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  22. JeffreyJames
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    I'm hoping my phaeton turns out half as cool as ^^^
     
  23. Nobey
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    It will Jeffery. Just keep rubbing on it till it rubs you back!!!!!!
     
  24. Have you every fooled around with two girls at once?


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  25. alfin32
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    F*** Me, that's incredible!!!
     
  26. brady1929
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    Bonesy had this five window before the roadster.
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  27. Nort
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    Nice five window :cool:
     

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