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Projects '23 Ford Roadster build aka The Incredible Hulk

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,911


    I needed a nut for the clutch fork rod.
    'was sure there was one around here somewhere.
    dug through all the usual places it might have been stashed in,
    placed an ad,
    got impatient.
    decided to see if I could make one.
    dug through the junk nut and bolt drawer,
    chose a 1/2" lug nut.
    chucked it up in the drill press and used a file to create the domed end,
    then the little grinder with cut off wheel to cut a groove.
    drilled it through with a 1/2" bit.
    chucked up a couple 3/8" nc nuts and filed them round to about .502",
    used the vise to press the rounded nuts in using a piece of all thread to keep the threads aligned.
    welded them together.
    chucked it back in the drill press and filed both ends clean.
    probably could have found a replacement on line
    and waited,
    or if I had a lathe and knew how to use it...

    anyway this is what you can do with junk and a couple basic tools..
    and little patience
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  2. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,911


    This is what it looks like in the fork

    Last edited: Jul 11, 2020
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  3. Nice work on that door! You are a talented sumbich!
  4. Fantastic, Paul. You made that look easy. I would never have seen the finished piece in that lug nut. My "HERO" of the day.

  5. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,911


    Worked on the pedals.
    Using an Ansen style swing pedal setup
    turned around and mounted under the floor.
    Made paper pattern.
    Cut, grind, drill 1/4" steel plate
    Cut Original pedals off
    Weld new on.
    Trim, bend, drill and tap for pads.
    Test fit.
    Getting close, a few minor adjustments, a frame mount and it should work fine.

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  6. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,911


    I knew I'd seen this done before,
    using the Chevy pickup master turned around and under floor but
    'couldn't find any examples until just now
    seeing construction pictures of Robert Williams chassis
    in the recent Youtube video here

    1 Robert Williams master.jpg
  7. flatheadgary
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 806

    from boron,ca

    i must be missing soemthing. why wouldn't it work? the mc doesn't know or care which direction the rods are going in. i don't think it would work upside down though. hahaha
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  8. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,911


    Mount for Ansen style bracket to bolt to

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    Last edited: Jul 18, 2020
  9. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,911


    I'm going to run the lines out the ends of the master cylinders, if run down out the stock holes the lines would hang down too low.
    'used a long 3/16" bit through the bore to ensure holes would be centered,
    Drilled larger with 5/16" from the outside,
    Filed flat spots on the ends
    and tapped the holes with 1/8" np thread
    Screwed a couple fitting in as place holders
    and to check thread depth.
    Push rods were just kissing the pistons
    So I relieved them a touch
    And put the master back in to check fit.
    Stock holes will get plugged.

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  10. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,702


    Wow! Whoda thunk? Good job!
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  11. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 2,325


    Don’t you know you’re not supposed to modify a master cylinder!?

    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  12. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,773


    'That's the Brakes'...:D...Genious Really...many Hambers could have revolutionized the Daily Driver Car Industry...Glad they chose Hotrods though...;)
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  13. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 1,035


    I would expect the "You're Gonna Die" folks will be along any time with criticism of modifying a MC, but it's not me. I'm enjoying your build thread and admire your solutions to challenges along the way. To me it's kind of a "white sheet" build....lots of innovation and beautiful fabrication.

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  14. Speedy: 'Oh, he's going to have to run 90º fittings off of that MC...

    Paul: 'WRONG!' :D

    Great work Paul. Love your logical approach to this thing. It's definitely helping me to think differently with aspects of my build as well.
  15. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 30,120


    THAT is some great original thinking.
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  16. Sh*t man. "Innovation" with 60 year old parts is a misnomer.

    Wow, that is cool !!!
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  17. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,911


    Actually thought about that too, and it still may happen.
    I have another master I have been using for mock up, I could drill out the stock flare connections and tap them to take 90° fittings.

    I'll have to noodle on that for a minute...
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  18. Banjo fittings. No machining needed.
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  19. 51box
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
    Posts: 914

    from MA

    @Paul Great job on these repurposed parts.
    Do you know if anyone made a 4x2 intake for a 57-8 371?
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  20. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,911


    Yes, Edelbrock for one

    here's one belonging to a friend I had in the shop not long ago

  21. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,023

    Marty Strode

    Paul, the tech, resourcefulness, the great photography, along with attention to detail, make this one of the best construction threads anywhere. The only problem I see is, you make it look far easier, than it really is ! Hot Rod Vocation.
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  22. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,911


    I've been looking and haven't found exactly what would work here.
    Where do you find them?
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  23. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,186

    Atwater Mike

    Paul... I had this front axle setup (chopped off wishbones, reversed hangers on V8 60 tube) and ended up welding them on the bottom (tiny bead, whew! 1959)
    Please tell me how you did wasn't in the text.
    Magnificent build, love the Olds/Buick box. (mine's a later Olds w/ '37 LaSalle)
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  24. Lemme dig up a link
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  25. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,911


    you mean to keep the perches from rotating?

    I posted a construction snapshot here

    and a more current shot here:

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  27. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,911


    Whatever the thread is on a nut for the 3/16" inverted flare hard line, none of my thread gauges fit, something close to 7/16-28 but not...
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  28. 64 DODGE 440
    Joined: Sep 2, 2006
    Posts: 4,125

    64 DODGE 440
    from so cal

    Had good results from these guys, lots of fitting options and they can build hoses to fit most anything.
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  29. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,911


    Thanks man, you are a hero on this board,
    I hope one day to shake your hand.

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