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Features 1940's period correct hot rods

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

  1. Outback
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    IMG_2917.jpg IMG_2975.jpg IMG_2917.jpg On its way? When did rubber rake start featuring on hot rods?
     
  2. Six Ball
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    When dry lakes racers used taller tires on the rear to get more top speed.
     
  3. Outback
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    In the late 40's?
     
  4. banjorear
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    Remember: '32 wires are 18". In picts, you see a number of cars at Muroc running 18" wires in the rear.
     
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  5. FlatheadRods
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    To keep this thread alive:

    Who does this car belong to? I remember seeing it a couple times.
     

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  6. I guess now that my car runs and drives, I can post it here. [​IMG] 27 on A frame, ‘42 merc v8, 39 trans and ‘37 rear. Im planning on re-doing the paint soon to a laquer black, adding lights and a windshield.


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  7. Nobey
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    I saw this car at the RPM Nationals..... IMG_8868.jpg IMG_8869.jpg IMG_8870.jpg IMG_8871.jpg
     
  8. Wondered if it was the Real Deal, at first glance (dash plaques). Looks like a few well-known racers have passed it on; one couple in particular...
     
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  9. rumblegutz
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    Anyone know what the asking price was?
     
  10. jailhousebob
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    Here's mine.Newest part is 48 f1 steering
     

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    IMG_1575.JPG Nothing newer than 1940 except seats and tires
     
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  14. Austin kays
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    My current project car fits the bill 34 flatty 39 trans, 30 rear, 40 juice brakes out back. On 40 ford steelies FB_IMG_1541973693712.jpeg

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  15. leakyboatlouie
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  16. KKrod
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  17. Nobey
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    All I know is that it belonged at one time to Elmo Gillette, don't know if he's the current owner. No one around
    the car, so never got an asking price. The car in person is quite striking, I did find a story about the car on-line.
    http://www.gregwapling.com/hotrod/l...a-orr-jack-lehman-elmo-gillette-roadster.html
     
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  18. Wow. ^^^^
     
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  19. Back of the seat body area does not look right.
     
  20. louisb
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    New Year Bump
     
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  21. heavydumper
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    Nice 5W.

    What rear-end are you running? Can you share photos of the dash and interior. Thanks.
     
  22. jailhousebob
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    Rear end is 40 Mercury with 354 gears.Not much of an interior,but the seat is nice lol.
     

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  23. heavydumper
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    Thanks for the additional photos. The fuel and oil pressure gauges are unique. I've never seen them before. Do you know what they are from or anything about them? Is the fuel gauge connected to a sending unit? The 3:54 rear end must be nice to cruise in front of. I've always wanted one of those, I'm running a 3:78 in mine. You are fortunate to have one of those. The '40 is a good rear end for '32. It's about an 1.5" narrower than my '48. I need to make that switch some day. The seat is nice as is that '48 wheel. Good looking period 5W you've built there, Bob!
     
  24. jailhousebob
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    Thanks for the kind words.I have no idea what vehicle the gauges were made for.They were a swap meet find and NOS at the time i bought them.I liked the convex lenses and Deco looking faces. Yes they are both hooked up and working.Somehow i keep tuning up these early Merc rears.I have had five or six of them in the past few years.I like the 3:54's with a 29 tooth cluster in the 39 trans.It makes for a more comfortable cruising speed but still gets the car rolling easy without slipping the clutch if you are runnung a low powered flathead (which i always seem to be). If you run across one of these rears the pinion is integrel with the driveshaft.All one piece without the slip joint like Fords have so you have to cut off the shaft and have the stub splined (like a ford).I was lucky to find a hometown Machinist that was willing to do a few for me but most production shops won't be bothered with it.Bob
     
  25. Here is my ‘28 Tudor. I built it by “accident” and it’s fun to tour around in, while someday I’ll get my ‘30 AV8 Roadster done!

    I planned to swap in a T spring to lower the rear, but you can see rub marks on the body from loading it up with people, so I’m going to leave the sky high rear stance. Tires are 6.00 and 7.00 16’s, with a reverse eye front spring, and a shortened pitman arm.

    A Zephyr Intake, a pair or 81’s, B distributor, finned side cover, a 6:1 head and a header are in the shelf waiting to go on.

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  27. woodz
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    Nice Tudor.
    What are the front seats from?


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    I’m not exactly sure what they are but I’m guessing Model A. They were listed in the local classifieds as “Old Car seats $75”. They fit right in! I don’t seem to have any pictures of the back seat, but you can see it from these older pictures.

    The first pic is after I robbed a bunch of parts off it to get another car on the road, then had to find more parts and put this back together. The second pic had 6.00’s on the rear and they looked tiny on this angle!
     
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  29. Nailhead A-V8
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    wow good score $75.! those are model A 2 dr has hinges at the front so they flip forward the also seem to be original mohair or at least redone in the original mohair material...could be 90 yr old material
     
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  30. T&A Flathead
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