Register now to get rid of these ads!

21 Year Old - '30 Roadster Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 4barrel, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. 3340
    Joined: Jun 4, 2010
    Posts: 365

    3340
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1456794054.105829.jpg my 31 rumble seat , nothing better than a old school A hot rod
     
  2. 4barrel
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 50

    4barrel
    Member

    37 kid thanks I might put one more leaf back in the rear back just so I can get a little bit more of a rake on her..
     
  3. 4barrel
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 50

    4barrel
    Member

    Mike and 3340 those both look wicked !
     
  4. Now that is what a hot rod looks like.....Very nice..
     
  5. 4barrel
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 50

    4barrel
    Member

    383 deuce thanks for the comment!
     
  6. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 655

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Love it man! Doing a great job! Wish I had this at 21 instead of a bunch of minitrucks and VWs lol.
     
  7. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,089

    indyjps
    Member

    Great build, clean and simple. Roller and soon to be driver already. Good job getting it on the road and driving, instead of going over the top on the first build and having a garage anchor. Put some miles on it and have fun, plan the next rebuild. Theres always a rebuild.

    Looks like you have access to some good shops and equipment. That will go a long way.

    Keep the updates coming.
     
  8. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,297

    Old-Soul
    Member

    What are your plans for that banger?
     
  9. 340HilbornDuster
    Joined: Nov 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,281

    340HilbornDuster
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Awesome Work Dude!
    The Car's looking Killer....
     
  10. Swiss50chevy
    Joined: Apr 30, 2009
    Posts: 545

    Swiss50chevy
    Member

  11. FANTM58
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 389

    FANTM58
    Member

    Sweet build ,, have you started the motor yet !!!
     
  12. 4barrel
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 50

    4barrel
    Member

    Fantm I have started it but the exhaust valve is stuck on the #2 cylinder
     
  13. 4barrel
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 50

    4barrel
    Member

    Couple recent pics of the car as she sits might
    have to add a leaf to the rear... Thoughts??
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1462770178.645843.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1462770190.116727.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1462770201.054305.jpg
     
  14. The way she sits is great as it is but a leaf in the rear wouldnt hurt. That windshield angle is perfect too. Awesome build!
     
  15. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
    Posts: 830

    waxhead
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from West Oz

    Hard to tell from the pics if you need to add a leaf in the rear or not, looks good to me.
     
  16. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 7,430

    Atwater Mike
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Put a flex hose in that fuel line, as it will stress crack in a short time. When the engine moves, the body doesn't.
    On the #2 valve, what did you find? (varnish on the stem/guide? Hope there wasn't a dislodged valve seat in the block...)
    Very nice project. You kept a cool head and went about it with efficiency, confidence, and accrued volumes of knowledge.

    I was young when I did my first 3, but had older guys around and it was in the time window of 'bangers and flatheads.
    Some of you young guys amaze me!
     
  17. Hey 4barrel, Very nice build!

    In response to your rear leaf spring question I think part of that decision will depend on how much distance you have between the top of your axle tube and your frame.

    The stance looks good, but it also would be nice to avoid excessive bottoming out as well.

    Post this measurement and let the forum give a bit of feedback on expected suspension travel.
     
  18. fastmike
    Joined: Aug 6, 2013
    Posts: 237

    fastmike
    Member
    from Chicago IL

    Looks awesome the way it is man!
     
  19. 4barrel
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 50

    4barrel
    Member

    Thanks for the responses boys I'll post the measurement tomorrow

    Mike I found varnish on the stem of the of the valve so we took it out cleaned it and lapped the valves.. So far so good ! Haha
     
  20. slv63
    Joined: Aug 4, 2008
    Posts: 92

    slv63
    Member

    Are we on the road yet?
     
  21. skitzo13
    Joined: Jul 7, 2009
    Posts: 7

    skitzo13
    Member
    from SoCal

    Badass, Im loving the outcome of this roadster

    Sent from my SM-N915P using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  22. 4barrel
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 50

    4barrel
    Member

    Sorry boys not quite on the road yet should be pretty soon no real new news. Sealed the gas tank, painted the front end and put primer on the grille shell to see how I would like the red oxide.. I think I will be splashing that on the car this year and working the kinks out of the drivetrain. Other than that running the wiring harness, adjusting the brakes, putting a clutch in it since I don't know the year and condition the old one is ( all I know is last run up and down the alley I could smell it) and making sure everything is tight and cotter pinned. I'll get some recent pics and post them up
     

    Attached Files:

    Stogy and slv63 like this.
  23. TBone69
    Joined: Aug 21, 2007
    Posts: 738

    TBone69
    Member
    from NJ

    Roadster looks great. Give us a straight on side shot as long as the curve of the rear wheel well is above the wheel your good to go, in my opinion anyways.
     
  24. BrandonK
    Joined: Nov 24, 2015
    Posts: 46

    BrandonK
    Member

    Looking good so far!
     
  25. 4barrel
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 50

    4barrel
    Member

    Sorry for the stale posting here fellas lost motivation for awhile and haven't had a lot of free time but we're back on track now

    Picked up a couple intakes for it this Evans is probably my Favorite out of the bunch have to find another 97 for it (would love 81's but don't got the cake) just going to down jet them and going to have to fab up a header for it and going to have to take out or relocate my sediment bowl.. Opinions ?
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Got some old Chrome for the banger so we had to throw that on.. Still need to find more!
    [​IMG]

    Got the body blasted so now where getting onto final fitment of the hood and final little adjustments and then on to paint.. Was going to red oxide but plans changed so now we're going black
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Well try to remember to keep ya guys posted!



    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  26. Murocmaru
    Joined: Apr 5, 2006
    Posts: 281

    Murocmaru
    Member
    from Van Nuys

  27. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 21,977

    The37Kid
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Looks great! Would the early cast iron sediment bowl give you a bit more room? Bob
     
  28. 4barrel
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 50

    4barrel
    Member

    Thanks muroc!

    Not sure bob I'll look into it thanks for the idea !


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  29. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
    Posts: 830

    waxhead
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from West Oz

    Looking good, looks like you have collected some cool banger parts.
     
  30. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 760

    1-SHOT
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Your A looks good and for your age you are making good progress. Be sure to use a epoxy primer so your car won't rust. Some of the other are pours, and will let moisture thru.
    I am watching Frank
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.