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1951 Nash Rambler Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by D_Lazaris, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. farna
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    That hood "bubbles" up a bit -- there may be enough room to stack two filters under there. Good idea...
     
  2. D_Lazaris
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    That is a good idea about doubling the filters I may make my own filter element myself so I can make it taller to help. Still looking for a jag air cleaner canister type to use, they do look good.

    Little update: (haven't had time to work on the Nash because of our house fire :()

    But got my HAMB firewall tag in today!

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  3. farna
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    Hope the fire wasn't bad!
     
  4. D_Lazaris
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    No thank God it wasn't! A light short circuited in my room and it went up in flames, luckily it was just carpet and smoke damage.

    I got second degree burns and my dad got third degree burns... But we shall live to see another day! My girlfriend saved my hot rod inspired bathroom that has all my collectables. None of the collectables got damaged but the walls got pretty scorched!

    Just make sure everyone has fire extinguishers NOT just in your garage/shop area! (like us!)
     
  5. oldcarfart
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    Ramblers too, suspension cradle unit, real easy in and out <grin>, all you had to do was ask one of us old farts.
     
  6. farna
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    I like the way he ended up removing the engine. With the front clip off the upper crossmember was easy enough to remove, and he did it PROPERLY, not hacked up as I've seen in the past. It will need to be welded back in -- bolts would work loose. But it sure does open things up with that upper crossmember out of the way!
     
  7. D_Lazaris
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    Yeah it was a real pain to get out and I didn't want to have big grind marks into the fender wells.

    I still need to figure how to get if back on though.. It hits the supercharger on the drivers side, and if I lower the bar it will hit the belt.
     
  8. D_Lazaris
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    Now for the little stuff...

    Drilled and tapped a hole in the manifold for the vacuum for the supercharger.

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    Fuel lines are ran to the carbs from the fuel block for good now.

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    Started running heater hoses

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    Was going to get the heater back in the car but it was too windy to paint today the front cover, so I'll get it finished tomorrow morning.

    The little things...
     
  9. D_Lazaris
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    Got the heater core attached and the windshield wiper hooked up.

    Getting closer everyday...

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  10. TheLogLady
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    Look'n hot hot hot !
     
  11. roll_low
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    This is going to be so cool!!
     
  12. mgtstumpy
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    Awesome build, love that body style
     
  13. D_Lazaris
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    Not sure there will be too much progress in the next few weeks (except for anything I can do for free) most of my Nash project money went to my girlfriend today!!!!

    She just had to have a new car to work on and she had to have this t-bucket project haha. It's a steel 1925 in great shape, came with the pink slip, And we are putting a y-block in it...

    Gonna have no time for the Nash!!! No no no... That will never happen, just bare with me.

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  14. Good on ya for choosin a Y-Block for your girls car.
     
  15. farna
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    Ya just gotta keep the girl happy sometimes!
    I wonder how many people realize the cables on each side and below the heater are for the windshield wipers?
     
  16. D_Lazaris
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    Haha yeah I know!

    When I first saw the cables I didn't know what they were till I pulled down on one and the wiper blade moved. Very interesting design.
     
  17. D_Lazaris
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    It was that or a flathead but I already have a y block that runs. And our goal is next years antique nationals.
     
  18. electromet
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    It's looking better all the time. Can't wait for the next installment.

    Mike
     
  19. D_Lazaris
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    Anyone have any idea where I can get a toploader shifter for the t96 tranny?

    Or is there a toploader I can adapt?
     
  20. farna
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    Wow, that might be tough! I've been told that some of the early Jeeps with F-head fours may have used a T-96 with a top loader, but that's the only one I have ever heard of.

    A "universal" three speed floor shifter should work. If you have OD the brackets will take some work, but without OD adapting the brackets (may still have to do some bending/drilling) should be easy enough to make fit.
     
  21. D_Lazaris
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    Hmmm I'll have to look into that. No rush on that, column shift will be okay for now haha
     
  22. thirdstreettito
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    Damn, I love this thing. All vintage speed parts, too cool!
     
  23. D_Lazaris
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    Thanks!!
     
  24. D_Lazaris
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    Hey look what showed up on my doorstep today!

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  25. farna
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    It's nice to go, but being able to stop really is essential!! ;>
     
  26. rjason
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  27. farna
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    The early cars like yours had a flat stamped metal brace. All but early 63 models and all 63 hardtops and convertibles (61-62 converts too, maybe...) use a tubular brace. The tubular brace is bent forward on the ends to run just behind the forward sheet metal. Don't have a photos, but you could easily make a tubular brace bent to clear the super charger. You could mount it higher or lower if necessary. A piece of tubing won't interfere with the radiator much, and can be bent up in the center to clear the fan if necessary. You DO need a brace there.
     
  28. Cymro
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    Nice project, only spotted it today, I'm looking forward to seeing it run.
     
  29. D_Lazaris
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    Sorry guys it's been so slow we've been working on our dragster for the Motorama.

    I did get all the fabric wiring in though so I can start running all that. It's getting close fellas...

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  30. olpaul
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    My folks bought a 60 Nash brand new. Looks exactly like yours. The local wrecking yard pulled in a early big bathtub Nash last year complete. The back seats folded down. It had the pod speedo and the ball shifter too. Cool old car.
     

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