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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
    Member
    from Auburn WA

    well, i got paid, and am able to buy the odds and ends that i need to get this thing done. Got a whole bunch of stuff, and just have to finish up and plumb the brakes. Motor is done ( but i have a cam i could put in ) and i will be firing it for the first time hopefully today or tomorrow. Its coming togethor quickly, and the end is in sight. Whoo hoo!
     
  2. 64LeSabre455
    Joined: Dec 29, 2007
    Posts: 779

    64LeSabre455
    Member
    from Adkins, Tx

    Damn, You do quick work!!

    Lookin good. Hows the buick comin along?
     
  3. Hat Man
    Joined: Oct 12, 2005
    Posts: 367

    Hat Man
    Member
    from Omaha, NE

    A little photoshop work.

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  4. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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    Petejoe
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Zoar, Ohio

    That photo shop is a good example of a finished product.
    Your work impresses me. Hell I didn't even have the fab skills let alone the knowledge in a build like this at 17. You're doing great. I like everything.
     
  5. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    Dynaflash_8
    Member
    from Auburn WA

    That is pure kickass! I kinda dig the dropped look. Im gonna stick with the jacked up look for now, but mabey later in my years when i have more money to rebuild it to a higher standard it'll be a dropped custom.

    Damn i wanna drive it now!
     
  6. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,482

    striper
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    Soon as I saw those rear quarters and that roof line I saw a taildragger. That looks fantastic. A little chop and you have a GREAT car. Good work young fella.
     
  7. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,010

    Dynaflash_8
    Member
    from Auburn WA

    Well, I re-engineered my brake pedals to gain more mechanical advantage, and that fixed my clutch problem.

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    And the motor RUNS!!!! WHOO HOO!

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  8. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
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    Are you sure that mount will be stout enough?:D
     
  9. Dynaflash_8
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    Dynaflash_8
    Member
    from Auburn WA

    surprizingly enough, it is. If it breaks, ill just hafta fix it again.
     
  10. stealthcruiser
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    Just pulling your leg,brother.:D
     
  11. woodscavenger
    Joined: Aug 12, 2008
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    woodscavenger
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    from idaho

    I think the pedal will give way before the mounting bracket does! Strong work! Keep moving along.
     
  12. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
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    Von Rigg Fink
    Member
    from Garage

    cool..dont see many of those.
    wish i had the ability and time to do what your doing at 17.
    keep the vision going
     
  13. One thing about yer Pop. He may not be into your project as much as you think he should but he sure has a ton of shit for you to work with. You've got a kick ass garage, all kinds of tools, welders, back hoes and a ton of shit that most kids don't have. I'd have loved to have had all that crap when I was showin' my kid how to work on cars. We had to do everything in a carport. I taught him everything I knew then, which was all "old school" and now he's forgot more than I ever knew about all of this hot rod stuff. That's the way it should be. You've got a hell of a ride there and you've put a ton into it and you know more now and do better work than most. And the emergency brake works? .. Amazing .. And I assume you go to school and you mentioned "payday" so you work too ??
     
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  14. Great rod and you built it! You are the future of rodding and a good asset to the HAMB, Hank
     
  15. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    They are a little super-industrial, arnt they?
     
  16. WTG Marty. I've been following this build from the beginning as you know.
     
  17. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    Ahh, i remember back when i first got this car, and i was thinking, what the hell am im getting into. Between my half assed ideas, and re-doing shit 8 times, its sure a far cry from where it first was.
     
  18. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    302GMC
    Member
    from Idaho

    Nice work !
    The current XF/VINTAGE FUEL ALTERED Bonneville record holder (129.66 MPH) is an identical car, running 284'' flattie. Engine builder used a home made flow bench & ground the roller cam & kit on a 70 year old lathe to do the setup & research. They named it the "Grim Reefer" ...
     

  19. Did you ever post what it looked like when you first got it, here?
     
  20. Dynaflash_8
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    Dynaflash_8
    Member
    from Auburn WA

    Yea, in fact the entire picture history is on the first page of this thread.

    Lookin back, all i can say is that i never imagined id see the day that my motor ran.
     
  21. Dynaflash_8
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    Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    So i went out today, and noticed somthing that i dont like. The water in the radiator is brown with oil. I checked the oil lever, and its at the same lever ( i.e. no water ), and it doenst spit water out of the tail pipes or smoke. So what the hell is going on?
     
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  22. Dynaflash_8
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    Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    Im thinkin that it may have been some of the oil dropping into the water passages when i yanked the heads.
     
  23. RAG66
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
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    RAG66
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    from WASHINGTON

    Man that is a cool car I would like to see it in person I'm north of Seattle PM me if your cool with that. On the oil in the water thing I would say you probly got it there during the build if you didn't hot tank the block. If not you may have other concerns with block passages rusted through or broken.
     
  24. DOH! So you did and much better documentation then over at the other place. Kudos.
     
  25. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    So after much deliberation, i finally found the rout to go with my headers. I was thinkin of this...

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    Then went to this...

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    Add one of these...

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    Come up with this...

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    And Tada!

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    And for X-mas, i got a Performer hydraulic cam. I then went out and bought a comp cams double roller timing set, hardened push rods, and everything that goes along. I also dropped the Quadra jet for now in favor of an older Carter (not edelbrock) AFB.

    The motor is stock. Im waiting until i get it running better.

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    I was also digging through my barn, and i found what i though got scrapped, the original front bumper. I like the look

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  26. phukinartie
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    phukinartie
    Member

    Very nice work !!
     
  27. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,010

    Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

  28. caddy346
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
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    caddy346
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    Hi good to c some one else doin what i used to do when i was that age!And dont worrie about your old man,im 10 years from where u r now and built heaps of cool cars (altho hard to find in oz) And my old man is still tellin me the same thing they just dont get it!Im realy interested in your buick,i built a dragster 2 years ago with a str8 but only the baby 248ci and now i badly want to build a hot 320ci 4 it but there impossible 2 find here!Its just sucks that we are so far away!Me and a mate were over there a year and a half ago he bought a 50' pontiac fast back in TN and we cruised it route 66 back to CA I bought a 59' elcamino in tx on the way it was a cool trip i would do it again tomorrow if i had the cash!And pick up your roadmaster,It would be a mad donar for my Ha/Ga.Any way keep up the good work your doin gr8 and just tell your old man what i tell mine WHAT EVER!
     
  29. 35mastr
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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    35mastr
    Member
    from Norcal

    Its coming along nicely,But I would get that gas can up off the ground with all that fire coming out of that exhaust.That is an explosion just waiting to happen.:eek::eek:
     
  30. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,010

    Dynaflash_8
    Member
    from Auburn WA

    yea, im still working on the tuning. Im thinkin thats gotta be a carb issue.
     

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