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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dynaflash_8, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    So winter is here, so once again the car comes apart.

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    Here is what will be taking place under the hood!

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    Motor still needs some parts to put it together. Gonna smooth the firewall and fix some other things im not happy with. Should be ready in the next couple months!
     
  2. Dude... that motor is sick. Make sure your life insurance premiums are paid up before you light that candle (but I want a ride when I come home for Christmas!!!).
     
  3. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    from Auburn WA

    Dont worry pete, you'll get one if its back together in time!
     
  4. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
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    ..........lookin' good.:)
     
  5. maddad
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
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    hey thx kid you helped me identify the car i got free in a feild now we are buildin a drag car it is a 41 nash 600 coupe
     
  6. maddad
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
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    if you arnt using your bumpers ill buy them
     
  7. OL-54
    Joined: Oct 9, 2010
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    I may be able to help you on a set of 1941 Nash Ambassador sedan bumpers, including guards. Chrome is fair, no rust. Dad removed and replaced with Britz. PM me.
     
  8. This car is bad ass. Its really some inspiration seeing as i'm only 16. Great job man.
     
  9. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
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    trust me pictures dont do it justice. its a sick little ride
     
  10. 60galaxieJJ
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    hey Marty i just thought of a name for your drag car... "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride"
     
  11. Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    oh god. No jj.

    We're gonna put a porta shitter body on it and call it slick shit!
     
  12. 60galaxieJJ
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    lol wow just wow
     
  13. Hey '41 builder! Keep up the good work. Keep the rear fenders and their original profile. No other like it even in the "orphan class" that Nashs belong to. I have a '39 2 dr Lafayette with tilt front end, 351 C, '72 Torino running gear & front clip. Might run this spring. I need headlight lens and trim pieces.
     
  14. Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    Id kinda like to see that thing. Sounds pretty wicked. I just used some old ford headlight buckets and welded em to my fenders. Accepts sealed beam headlights, then used some spare chrome trim rings i had laying around. Trim is hard to find for these cars. I have most of mine sitting upstairs
     
  15. Ironswims
    Joined: Apr 24, 2010
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    from Illinois

    Really enjoying this build! Keep up the good work and thanks for the updates.
     
  16. LB+1
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    Well for sure you are not a kid anymore in my book!!
    I hope Dad taught you how 2 weld - And him letting
    you use the tools shop he had a lot of Faith in you 2 do
    that.
    But it is 1 more butt ugly Nash! :D
     
  17. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    Just read through the whole build thread. Man, you sure put a lot of time and effort into this build. Got any updates/pics?
     
  18. Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    The old fucker hasnt been in the picture for quite a while. Most of the tools are mine. He tried selling the car when i first got it while i was at school.

    Dad = Sore subject
     
  19. Dynaflash_8
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    Ok so here we go again.

    Been slowly putting the motor together. Fresh botton end with grooved king mains and clevite 77 rod bearings. Crank turned 10/10 and a new set of JE sportsman rings. Been doing it as money allows. Also using a 283 oilpan that holds 6.5 quarts. Also a fancy set of M/T valve covers and a shiny hat to top it off.

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    Car lives outside and i havent really worked on it much since before december. Dropped the motor in the frame and hoping to fire it by tomorrow.

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  20. Thats very cool.
     
  21. farmer12
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    Looking good, thanks for the update!
     
  22. ol'skool29
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    lookin killer marty! will the hood clear that scoop or will the hood go up in the rafters this time around? haha keep up the awesome work.
     
  23. Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    Thats a very good question!

    Im not quite sure. If it doesnt, then the scoop comes off for driving
     
  24. Dynaflash_8
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    Dynaflash_8
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    for the day boys
     
  25. cavemag
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    That car belongs to my auto teacher Roy Angle. It also uses a modified turkey pot for the ram air.
     
  26. Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    So heres a little update.

    The motor runs like a raped ape. I mean GODDAMN, but theres an issue.

    My machinist and i had a little talk after i mentioned that i did a leakdown test and my valves are leaking. He say's he did em right, but my motor proves otherwise. Motors gotta come back apart, and im thinkin of leaving the tunnel ram off. Its GOD AWEFUL expensive with the way fuel is rising.
     
  27. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
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    Way cool, and awesome job.
    And tell your dad to quit watching Paul Tuettle Sr. on Orange county choppers...He should be very proud of you, and helping you out !!! :)
     
  28. old soul
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
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    old soul
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    from oswego NY

    Cool little hot rod you got there
     
  29. RiKi5156
    Joined: Feb 5, 2011
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    A buddy here in Vanc. WA built one of these years ago and as much as I like the rest of the body the rear fenderwells NEED to be radiused to match the tires. Kick it around. Lookin' good so far. Rich
     
  30. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    So i got the heads back some time ago from the machinist, and all was well. When it went back together, i decided to leave the tunnel ram off for the purpose of fuel milage. When it ran though holy shit! That motor would flat haul! That is until it started the terrible habit of smoking. Thats right, broke a piston. Was fun while it lasted. The 283 is getting re-ringed and bearinged so i can have a motor for summer. Will update soon as its running again!
     

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