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29 model A running on diesel

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by przybyl28, May 1, 2012.

  1. Cool. Is that a button for the passengers to push when they want to get off at the next stop, hence the "PUSH ONCE"?
     
  2. Very cool! Good luck with everything.
     
  3. przybyl28
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    yeahh as far as im aware it is .. i havent gotta clue what its off all i know is its bakerlite .. an old :D
     
  4. przybyl28
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    the shifter is gonna come out that bit stuffed with blue tissue .. have a real sharp swan neck forwards at the bottom and come out pretty much from under the front of the seat.. will have a pretty werid looking lever ... but itll work "hopefully !"
     
  5. Will350z
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    very cool, definitely looking forward to seeing how this pans out...
     
  6. J scow
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    from Seattle

    Don't get me wrong. I appreciate anyone that digs old cars especially young folk but....

    Why are you not building the chassis your self? Your 19 years old in the UK and you bought a coupe and are paying to have a wicked frame built?

    Why not spend that gold chaining money on tools and learn the skills as you go.
     
  7. mfp-66
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    Have you considered a transit type 9 gearbox, it has the gearstick farther forward above the main case
     
  8. Too bad it wasn't the motor out of THIS P100 :D
    [​IMG]

    Looks like the shop doing the work is doing a really nice job.
     
  9. HOTFR8
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    The Diesel idea is not new. I have a 6BT cummins in the 48 truck and a few others on the HAMB have used 4BT's. Will be watching this one.
     
  10. Entlebucher
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    As a traditionalist i am not a real fan of modern engines in old cars, but that's the idea of hot rodding, so swap in whatever you like!

    Just for inspiration:
    http://www.mat.fi/n_index.php?nav=gallery_view&gallery=project1929fordmodel-a&g=13

    These crazy guys from finland swapped the engine of a Group 4 Ford Escort BDA rally car in a model A and tried to keep with the original look. A bit overdone... but looks like big fun to drive.
     
  11. krooser
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    Wow! Those Finlanders built a great car...

    BTW... while I, too, love the traditional cars remember this... when guys were building hot rods in the 50's they were putting modern engines into old cars... just like those Fins are doing.
     
  12. przybyl28
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    ill admit im not totally sure on what im doing on this car. The cars aint new to me .. But building them is ... Soo rather than messing up something on the frame .. An ruining the way the whole car drives. Id rather get the frame done properly soo i know its not some deathtrap and then do all the other things myself. Just soo its not dangerous if i actually do mess up on something
     
  13. Good answer, many others on here should head that advice :D You can learn from this, get the car on the road before losing interest and know what to do on the next one.
     
  14. gerry miller
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    I agree, That was a cheap shot!
    Frame looks awesome.
    Sometimes you can't do everything yourself and have it be safe.
    It took me years to weld chicken scratch .
    Want to see how it turns out, :):)
     
  15. przybyl28
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    Cheers don an Miller .. I actually am a welder by trade ... But its more than just the welding the frame.. Its everything like all the steering and suspension. If its not done right its gonna gimmie hell when i try to drive it ! Its gonna be totally stripped again anyways and painted. Soo its not like i aint gonna still build the car ? Im jus making sure all the peices will fit together properly when i do build it
     
  16. imanut
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    That is a sharp looking project you have there. Keep up the good work.

    Here are some pictures i took at a friend of the familys tractor show down in Florida. It was running a Kubota diesel engine.
     

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  17. 31Apickup
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    The build is looking good, keep at it.
     
  18. J scow
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    No cheap shot intended. It's a good looking build indeed. I just don't know anyone who learned anything from paying someone to do something for them. It takes more time, hard work, mistakes and research to do it yourself but that is how you learn. I look forward to the rest of this build and hopefully your next.
     
  19. HOTFR8
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    Now that is different. I wonder what Kubota engine and gearbox combination ?

    [​IMG]
    The Cummins in my 48.

    http://blogs.dieselpowermag.com/6719356/diesel-trucks/hot-rod-diesel-ford/
     
  20. old-plates
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    Looks great and I personally love the diesel!
     
  21. przybyl28
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    I am still learning on this build ? Im good mates with the guy who's doing the chassis An i go there weekly for him to run through all the things hees done on the frame So i do still know all the things he does an learn from it. Its not like ive jus bought a ready made chassis ? Im just not personally doing the fabrication ?
     
  22. J scow
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    I can respect that. I don't mean to be a dick or anything. Keep up the progress!
     
  23. Beau
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    I LOVE diesel engines.

    I considered a Kubota 3 cylinder as an engine swap for my Mini. They are designed to run at one speed though, and don't do well in street cars.


    Interesting build.
     
  24. Beau
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    I LOVE diesel engines.

    I considered a Kubota 3 cylinder as an engine swap for my Mini. They are designed to run at one speed though, and don't do well in street cars.


    Interesting build.
     
  25. Entlebucher
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    @beau: Sounds interesting! Wich engine have you chosen for the mini?

    There are a few very small diesel-engines that could be interesting for compact cars. For example the US-Marines and the NATO-Forces are using Diesel powered Off-Road-Bikes, the M1030M1:
    Type:4-Stroke, IDI, single cylinder, liquid cooled.
    Displacement:611cc
    Power:30 PS @ 5700 RPM
    Torque:33 ft-lbs @ 4200 RPM

    http://guerrantwebworks.com/hdt/models.htm

    And please, don't even think of the Smart Diesel engines... these are totally castrated by the bloody gearbox (had to drive this thing over alpine passes... i was tempted to burn the car after just a few bends:)
     
  26. mfp-66
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    any updates???
     
  27. willie57
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    cool love them diesels.
     
  28. kyvetteman
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    Nice ride. As others have already said; it's yours, do it your way and enjoy it!
     
  29. gatz
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    Although they'd never admit it (lest they be thought to be lacking in original thought), even renowned artists have been known to be inspired by "ordinary - everyday objects"

    Model A instruments_2.jpg

    The Scream by Edward Munch.jpg
     

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