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Hot Rods 29 RPU- "Street/Strip" B/SR Build - Marty Strode

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Marty Strode, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Take a break, celebrate his life and influence on you, reminisce with friends and then get back to what you do so well. Your brother wouldn't want to hold you back for long. RIP Jerry.
     
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  2. Stovebolt
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    You have my utmost thoughts and condolences, Marty, from "down under".
     
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  3. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    Thanks for all of the condolences, much appreciated. The exhaust parts I ordered for the 29 and Track Roadster, showed up today, now I can work on both. The headers for the RPU will be the street setup, 1-5/8" primary pipes, stepped up to 1-3/4" to a 3-1/2" collector. The competition set will come later and be 1-3/4, stepped to 1-7/8. 34 years ago, when I restored the Bizio Truck, I hadn't started building headers yet, so Jerry came and bailed me out, as always. IMG_4710.JPG 2013-04-02 202045.jpg
     
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  4. Never any words useful .. other than I'm very sorry for your loss. God bless your brother .. & all that he loved. Take care, Marty.
     
  5. loudbang
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    My Condolences to you and the family in the loss of Jerry. A sad time for the remaining family members.
     
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  6. So very sorry for your loss Marty. I have 2 brothers and it would crush me to loose one of them. I can only imagine the feeling of loss. You have great memories of your brother, and they will keep him in your thoughts and in your heart.
     
  7. krusty40
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    So sorry to hear of your loss, Marty. RIP Jerry.

    vic
     
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  8. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    My condolences to you Marty and your family. May your brother rest in peace.
     
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  9. OFT
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    So sorry to hear of your loss Marty. You and your family are in my prayers.
     
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  10. Marty Strode
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    Thanks for the outpouring of good thoughts. This shot exemplifies his life, great family man, teaching his kids how to get the job done. After a wild thrash, shaking down his latest creation, before paint. His oldest Son Lonny, 2nd from left, was Funny Car and Top Fuel racer Gary Clapshaw's Crew Chief and served as Tuner most of the time. He was the one in charge, at the Nationals when Garlits came out of retirement, driving Gary's car, and ran in the 4's @ over 300 for the first time ! IMG_4711.JPG
     
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  11. Marty Strode
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    I started on the mock up of the street headers, checking the flanges for flatness, and prepping the surfaces. An old friend, Dennis Murray, builds Superbike exhaust systems, gave me 2 huge boxes of pre-bent pipe. It will come in handy for the 1-5/8 primary pipes. IMG_4712.JPG IMG_4713.JPG IMG_4715.JPG IMG_4716.JPG IMG_4717.JPG IMG_4718.JPG IMG_4719.JPG IMG_4720.JPG IMG_4721.JPG
     
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  12. Gofannon
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    There's no better way to honour your brother than to carry on and build a fine set of headers! Sorry for your loss.
     
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  13. rd martin
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    sorry for your loss marty. can i ask you about the coleman bros car? was that pic before or after tom wilford had it? i have been wondering where it is now?
     
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  14. Marty Strode
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    I restored it for Tom, last I heard the family still had it . Here is a couple of shots from the same event, CHRR 2002. Tom was the best ! P1010004 small.jpg P1010036.JPG
     
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  15. Marty Strode
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    Got started making pipes last night, both front pipes are welded, and tacked in place. Now the creative aspect comes into play. I shortened the collectors from Speedway, they are as nice as any I have ever used. IMG_4726.JPG IMG_4727.JPG IMG_4729.JPG IMG_4730.JPG [/ATTACH] IMG_4732.JPG IMG_4733.JPG IMG_4734.JPG
     
  16. Cool looking design! ;)
     
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  17. rod1
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    What a family of Craftsmen.What a great mentor.Sorry Marty.
     
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  18. Marty Strode
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    Back on the headers today. The first 4 pics, illustrate how I solved the problem of holding and tack welding the joints. Tacking with a tig can be difficult while trying to hold the sections together tightly. About 20 years ago I devised the method shown, it doesn't work in all applications, but it gets rid of much frustration. One more pipe to fit, after lunch, and then I can mark and cut the pieces for the other side. IMG_4765.JPG IMG_4766.JPG IMG_4769.JPG IMG_4770.JPG IMG_4771.JPG IMG_4772.JPG IMG_4773.JPG IMG_4774.JPG IMG_4776.JPG
     
  19. alchemy
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    That clamp is engine-ious!
     
  20. Marty Strode
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    Somehow, the last pipe always takes longer. IMG_4778.JPG IMG_4781.JPG
     
  21. Pete Eastwood
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  22. Weedburner 40
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    Marty, that's a good lookin set of headers!!!!!
     
  23. Those headers are beautiful.:cool:
    That had to have been a LOT of measuring, eyeballing, head-scratching, trimming, repeat...o_O
     
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  24. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    I like your hose clamp alignment tack weld device!
    On the collectors, did you block
    off the center of the union with a square(ish) plug or make a cone?
     
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  25. Condolences for the loss of your brother.

    Love the work on the headers...picked up a couple things I'll try on my next set.
     
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  26. Blues4U
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    So Marty, forgive my ignorance here, but it looks like the primary tubes start as 1 5/8" but then are joined to larger tubes, 1 3/4"? I've been looking for a set of headers very similar to that design but angled down a little more, inspired by the hot rod in the Giant Gila Monster movie. Haven't found any yet, and may have to build my own. If I go that route this will be very helpful. I'll be watching, thanks!
    [​IMG]Here's a better pic of the same car:
    images (2).jpg
     
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  27. loudbang
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    Brilliant thinking :)
     
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  28. bchctybob
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    Very sorry to hear about your brother Marty. Very few people in this world have the vision, talent, speed and follow through to do the things he did. He was special indeed, may he Rest In Peace. Obviously a lot of those attributes rubbed off on you, keep up the good work and think of him when you’re enjoying your RPU.


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  29. Marty Strode
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    Well, not bad for a "Birdbrain", eh. Thanks Pete.
     
  30. Marty Strode
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    Thanks Dale, I have seen your work, you could do these in your sleep.
     

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