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29 model A running on diesel

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

  1. przybyl28
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    the cars back home !! i thought id take the time to take some closeup photos of the chassis im dead impressed to be honest !!
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  2. przybyl28
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    [​IMG]
    (front half of the chassis)
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    (back half)
     
  3. HOTFR8
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    Looking good. How about some photos of that Diesel in the chassis !
     
  4. przybyl28
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    As hotfr8 asked heres some Pictures of the engine .. I know its a mess right now. It sits literally as i pulled it out of the P100.... im gonna freshen it up an repaint it with the chassis an everything
     

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  5. HOTFR8
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    Thank you, it looks like it is meant to be there. The 4 banger Diesel suits it.
     
  6. Roger53
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    Very cool it'd be a great swap over here but we lack the small oilburners. Keeper a comin! Roger
     
  7. Crusty Nut
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    Car is looking great. Keep after it. I think you will be as happy with the diesel as I am with the one in my A tudor.
     
  8. przybyl28
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    Isnt much really to report on as all ive done is strip the chassis down ready for painting ... But ive just got my seat upholstered in that u.s army canvas .. Looks pretty good if you ask me ImageUploadedByTJJ1348074441.691231.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1348074476.871153.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1348074497.209890.jpg


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  9. draider
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    Wow, love this build! Keep the pics coming!
     
  10. dad-bud
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    przybyl28, you must be happy with how it's coming along - the chassis looks great - super clean looking - Henry would be proud.
    Keep posting the pics as you progress and I hope you can get it registered and driving before the really cool weather hits.
    Cheers.
     
  11. przybyl28
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    Thanks everyone. Means a lot
     
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  12. przybyl28
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    ImageUploadedByTJJ1348766691.512186.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1348766709.863471.jpg
    Well the chassis has been given a fresh coat of black ... Luckily With dad owning his own paintshop .. I can get a little technical with the painting without breaking the budget .. Soo for the frame. Ive chose a mix of matte/satin black. And then all the "attachments" will be gloss black to add a little bit of a contrast to the solid black underneath the car


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  13. przybyl28
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    ImageUploadedByTJJ1349209426.086775.jpg

    The day has arrived !! Time to actually start putting the chassis together permenantly Started off the build by installing the ladder bars and brake master cylinder ImageUploadedByTJJ1349209559.772006.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1349209587.138809.jpg


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  14. simon g-s
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    Looking great, glad I found this thread, your name was a bit of a giveaway ! Looking for a diesel for my devon pickup now !
     
  15. woodbutcher
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    :D Looking GOOD young man.Keep up the good work.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  16. A Rodder
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    Most Excellent!
     
  17. Cymro
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    Keep up the good work, one very tidy looking car, and practical being an oil burner, I've a 2 litre turbo diesel in my Chevy 3100 pick up, it means I can afford to go somewhere further than the shops.
     
  18. przybyl28
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    Haha sounds awesome! Yeaah its not exactly a common name ... Im still looking to sandcast some parts in the future if i could get some help ?


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  19. 55Hydramatic
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    Way cool build! So are you going to paint the motor up the same colors the banger would've been? I think that'd be pretty cool. Cant wait to see this thing done.
     
  20. przybyl28
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    I think im going to paint the motor a kind of olive green to match the seat/ wheels


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  21. przybyl28
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    ImageUploadedByTJJ1349289610.022220.jpg
    Kinda the same colour as that air cleaner ... But darker to match the wheels a bit beter


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  22. simon g-s
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    Can help out with a pattern but no direct access to a foundry at the moment. I know some guys who will do one off in brass. Would like to see your coupe for real so talk more about it then. See you and your dad soon.
     
  23. 333 Half Evil
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    cool deal przybyl28, a diesel ride is a good way to have an affordable driver. I have an 85 s-10 with a 2.2 isuzu diesel and i'm hoping to find a late 20's to mid 30's pickup to put it in. I'd keep all the early axles, rims, etc so it would appear stock, even having a small single tailpipe but the coalburner rattle and black smoke would tell a different story. good luck on the build and thanks for posting.
     
  24. przybyl28
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    Spent the day installing the front beam, leaf spring, shocks, wheel hubs split wishbones. Pretty much a lot of the front end ! ImageUploadedByTJJ1349624317.951998.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1349624347.662854.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1349624378.179231.jpg


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  25. przybyl28
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    ImageUploadedByTJJ1352813236.469496.jpg

    Installed all the disk brakes calipers ect .. The whole front end is now installed apart from things like plumbing the brakes ... Should have the back axle in later on tonight !


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  26. Jay Tyrrell
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    I missed it somewhere but what is that diesel motor out of that you are installing in the coupe?
    Jay
     
  27. HOTFR8
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    Looking good. Can not wait to see it all back together.


    A P100. See post 72 as I asked the same question.
     
  28. James Curl
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    Does England have rules like they do in Australia where you have to have an Engineer sign off any modification that you make to the suspension and frame? If so I can see why you would have an approved shop do the modifications for you instead of having to deal with the Engineer for sign off. I like the use of the later engine even if some think it isn't traditional, In the fifties if you could afford the price you installed a 49/50 Olds or Caddy in your old Ford which would make the engine less than ten years old. So what is traditional, I was there and we could not wait to get rid of our old flat head Ford for a later model overhead valve engine when we could afford it.
     
  29. przybyl28
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    Yeahh my engines out of a ford p100 pickup truck. Its a lot like a sierra or something ...

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    Weve now installed the rear axle in the car after a tonne an tonne of work trying to get the rear leaf spring back on Ill get some better photos tonight once i get home ! ImageUploadedByTJJ1352975330.164219.jpg



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  30. przybyl28
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    ImageUploadedByTJJ1352975679.796929.jpg From that one for anyone whos wondeing


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