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Projects 29' RPU Build thread - or the other car i didnt need

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dynaflash_8, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    Next question. The heads and intake are VERY old. Were talking 50s-60s old. Im thinking of cleaing them up slightly, but not polishing them. Thoughts?
     
  2. Polish the shit out of them.
     
  3. Shaggy
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    I'd be temped to not even clean them, just throw the whole rig togather as is dont even paint it, but then again a good media blast should clean up the alum
     
  4. Dynaflash_8
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    Still gathering parts. Found a toploader 3 speed tranny for $100 with good guts.

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    My flathead has also gotten a little more epic.

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    And it doesnt look much different yet. Still gathering parts. Got the kit to split my wishbones too. I wanna get everything for this car before i build it.

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  5. What's that intake I see there?
     
  6. Dynaflash_8
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    That my friend is an Offenhauser 3 carb. I need some 97s though, or one more 8ba 94
     
  7. Dynaflash_8
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    hey matt, you got a shifter for a top-loader? i need one.
     
  8. I'm with Shaggy, don't do a thing to clean it. Assemble it as is. But then you posted the pix of a red cowl.
     
  9. Hmmm I might. I seem to remember I have a truck shifter. I'll have to look.
     
  10. n847
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    Bad Ass....I dig the whole thing...I would say to just clean up the intake, but the way you build, tear down, build again, tear down again, build again, etc,etc,etc. You'll have plenty of time to clean, and or polish it next time!
     
  11. ricktard
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  12. heyitsnate
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    Just found this thread.. That thing is badass Marty!!
     
  13. Dynaflash_8
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    So i scored a bunch more parts for this thing and started kinda tinkering with it.

    First off i made a hub puller for the wide 5 rear hubs. Works like a champ!

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    Then found an add on C-list and got the following...

    Radiator. Recent Re-core.

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    rear wish bones

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    40 column and wheel

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    47 truck box for the cross steer... Took it apart and made a new lash adjuster

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    And i picked up some treads. 5.00 front and 6.50 rear. Got the fronts mounted.

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  14. Dynaflash_8
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    for the day boys
     
  15. Dynaflash_8
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    So the fun has begun! Got the motor and trans mounted up...

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    Im in love with the tire wheel combo.

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    Then i set the body on to play with some steering.

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    Its a tight fit.

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    inside. I dont fit real well being 6'2

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    and heres a taste with the fender thrown on.

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  16. Kickin ass Marty!
     
  17. 1951Streamliner
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    Awesome, subscribed :)
     
  18. Damn that motor is set far back in the chassis..... Going for that 50/50 weight distribution?;)
     
  19. Dynaflash_8
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    more like the "8ba's suck in early cars cause the fan is out there a goddamn mile and you cant run early pullys cause the dizzy hits the belts so the only option is to pucker your cheeks and shove the motor back" look :cool:
     
  20. mlagusis
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    Couple of things:
    1) Great choice in wheels and caps...they look sweet
    2) Looks great with the fenders.

    There is a cool yellow RPU in the movie Follow Me Boys with Fred McMurray. Has a nice little fold down top.
     
  21. Dynaflash_8
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    thanks man. ill check it out
     
  22. 60galaxieJJ
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    Lol. U better be in the shop right now gettin some more work done on it lol
     
  23. Ghost of ElMirage
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    GOD I love 28 &29 RPUs I will be following this thread!! Great job so far!!!
     
  24. Ghost of ElMirage
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  25. Dynaflash_8
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    Ghost, im gonna use the same style rear suspension that Hitchhiker is using on his A. Need to find some model A bells to cut the spring perches off of .
     
  26. Shaggy
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    Open drive??? that aint right!!!

    As for the axle too far forward, flip the bells and go spring infront, then z the frame and shorten it at the same time, or ya could even fab it into a kickup
     
  27. Dynaflash_8
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    Heres some actual progress! Whoo!

    Played around a whole bunch with different ideas of suspension, and finally got it a roller.

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  28. Dynaflash_8
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  29. n847
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    Damn one week your racing the BBC Nash, the next your back at the RPU...your a beast!
     
  30. Dynaflash_8
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    Haha. Thanks man. I only work 5 - 10s at my day job too. :D





    Kept tinkering tonight. Think i have the steering where i want it. Box is from a 47' ford truck. Talk about tight!

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    And i was also playing around with some paint ideas. Im thinking black on black on black
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