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Projects 1957 Chrysler Mild Custom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Gotgas, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Awesome! My Buick Nailhead kinda runs like that, and I know it's hitting on all 8, all the vacuum lines suck (literally) so it's good to know that it will probably run a lot better when I clean all that up.
     
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  2. Peanut 1959
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    Hooray!
     
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  3. RodStRace
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    Glad to hear you got it fixed! Will you be able to make the show?
     
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  4. FYI ... The Lonestar Roundup was last weekend.

    That stated, now Danny has a whole year to get the rest of the car in paint for a “proper” LSRU debut :D



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  5. RodStRace
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  6. Hemihead_NHRA
    Joined: Dec 2, 2017
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    Hemihead_NHRA

    Your car is one to take examples from, and is drop dead gorgeous

    What clutch, transmission, throwout bearing, flywheel, adapter plates, bellhousing did you use?

    Im building up my ‘50 coronet with a 55 291 desoto hemi and id like to make it a manual, but for all i know is that they came with push button powerflites. Where did you get all the parts for it or from what other things?


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  7. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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    from DFW USA

  8. Your Desoto grill really makes it pop. I'm not a custom guy, but what you have done with yours make it a winner
     
  9. InstantT
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
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    Oh man! When I put the 4barrel manifold on my Y block, I fought with it for days. Finally put a tube on the carb base, took a big drag on a stogie and blew into the tube. Smoke started rolling out of the open pipe bung in the back of the manifold. I hated myself

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  10. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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    Not a ton to update here. I've been focused on my house while the weather is good, but I have still been toying with the car some in my spare time. I put a set of CC spiders on the wheels, and a pair of taller L78s on the rear. I have buttoned up a couple of minor oil leaks. I have been working on wiring up the power windows - what a pain! I wired up an iPod stereo for some tunes. I still need to get a real alignment and take it on longer drives. But so far it has close to a hundred miles on it and it runs and drives pretty good! Here's a really short and boring video of it going through the gears.

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  11. DIYGUY
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    cool times five man !!!
     
  12. Wraith
    Joined: Feb 5, 2012
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    from DFW

    Beautiful car and great work!
     

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