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1946 ford tudor sedan build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CHOPPED '46, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Last edited: Sep 26, 2012
  2. 1955merc
    Joined: Jul 13, 2010
    Posts: 15

    1955merc
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    from TN

    Merry Christmas. Have you made any changes to the front suspension? After putting the 390 Ford in mine I found that the front was VERY stiff. I'm having trouble finding the spring specs for the Jag. I remember you saying you were going a different route with your front. Have a good New Year. John
     
  3. hello John

    I don't know what kind of springs you have.
    but I have springs from a 6 cilinder jag.
    they are not as stif as the ones from a 12 cilinder jag.

    I have a pontiac engine (cast iron heads and intake)maybe this makes the difference in weight on the front axle.

    I hope this will help you a little.

    happy new year.

    Jurgen
     
  4. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
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    n847
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    Damn...that chops gonna look killer!
     
  5. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    farmer12
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    Awesome looking chop, nice proportions!
     
  6. 1955merc
    Joined: Jul 13, 2010
    Posts: 15

    1955merc
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    from TN

    Thanks for the answer. I'm using a 390 ford which weights appx. 800 #. Heaver than the poncho I think. I'm not sure which car mine came out of as the engine was gone. Now everything is gone. The dia. of the spring wire is .700. Do know what yours is? Jag doesn't like to reveal their specs. Thanks john
     
  7. I have 2 pair of springs.
    .700 for the V12
    .675 for the line 6

    Jurgen
     
  8. 1955merc
    Joined: Jul 13, 2010
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    1955merc
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    from TN

    I guess that answers that question then. I need to get some 6 cyl spring. Thanks John
     
  9. Vinnevin
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 4

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    ziet er mooi uit Vind die "watts linkage" een gave oplossing ipv een panhard-bar. probeerde het fotootje te selecteren om te bewaren maar dat lukte dus niet. Ik ga weer verder kijken, goedenavond!
    Vins
     
  10. How about an English translation?:eek:
     
  11. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 1,668

    gatz
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    (Google Translate) Find that looks nice "watts linkage" a gift solution instead of a panhard bar. tried to select to save the picture but so could not. I'm going to look further back, good evening!
     
  12. Scuby
    Joined: Jan 29, 2011
    Posts: 11

    Scuby
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    updates? I've got a 47 fordor yet to start on. got a ford 302/aod for it. Was already planning on the xj6 front but the TA rear is a great solution, also the xj wiper motor setup etc.

    good stuff!

    grtjs uit Den Haag
     
  13. BMeyn1947
    Joined: Aug 28, 2012
    Posts: 18

    BMeyn1947
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    from Kansas

    hey chopped how did you mount your radiator?
     
  14. the car became a "running project"
    had a lot of fun with it.
    I have driven many miles with it.
    the,to do list is getting shorter.
     
  15. I mounted a Toyota Landcruiser 4.2 litre diesel radiator
    it's not as wide as the original one.
    made new brackets and placed it furter forward.
     
  16. BMeyn1947
    Joined: Aug 28, 2012
    Posts: 18

    BMeyn1947
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    from Kansas

  17. also removed this.
    and build in a heaterhousing of a austin mini 1920144_409907529163075_3553999848150613517_n.jpg [/ATTACH] 10392457_434105650076596_7087829720010007389_n.jpg 10888576_434105400076621_5993021485420368823_n.jpg 10898110_434105506743277_3159688341421467018_n.jpg
     
  18. BMeyn1947
    Joined: Aug 28, 2012
    Posts: 18

    BMeyn1947
    Member
    from Kansas

    anyone know where you can get the headlight buckets for a 42-48 ford passenger car? I've looked everywhere and i can't find a repo or anything
     

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