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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. Larry Anderson
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    Those center bolt valve covers give away the 90 degree V6.
     
  2. Marty Strode
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    Dale, they came from Summit, however they were advertised as 3/8 thick, and were 5/16. Also they were to fit 1-1/2" tubes and were for 1-5/8". So, I cut some stubs for starter tubes. Not exactly what I wanted, but they will work.
    Take it easy, my friend !
     
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  3. Marty Strode
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    Yes, it's a shortened 350 Chevy.
     
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  4. wrenchbender
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    That’s a 4.3 v-6 and Sanderson builds headers for them but it looks like Marty has really given them a tune up for the application I have a set of the Sanderson ones on my model t with a blower and brodix aluminum heads they make good power mine makes 500 plus hp
     
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  5. Marty Strode
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    I had a young friend, almost 50, comes and helps on Friday sometimes, and is a quick learner, so I turned him loose on the filler plates. He took some .063- 3003 aluminum, started pounding on the stump, moved on to the planishing hammer, then the English wheel. They lay down nice in the inner fenders.
     
  6. patsurf
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    well give him a big pat on the back from me!--love that he started on the stump..
     
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  7. Fordors
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    Nice that you took on an apprentice Marty. And I say that with all seriousness, fifty is young and learning at the hands of a talented builder bodes well for the future of the hobby. Knowledge and experience not passed on is lost forever.
     
  8. Marty Strode
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    patsurf and Larry, the good part is he has a son that is getting finished with college, that is real motor head. Those two will be building all sorts of great stuff. I happen to have some tools and equipment that is extra. They will be receiving it before the Holiday.
     
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  9. Weedburner 40
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    Thanks Marty, I have a customer with a 29 pickup with a 4.3 that I need to remount the motor and build headers on.
    You also, my friend, and have a great Holiday Season.
     
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  10. Marty Strode
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    Sam @bskustoms brought the tonneau back today with the binding and Velcro in place. I couldn't be happier, thanks Sam ! Now to mount the wheelie bars, and fab the throttle linkage. IMG_4137.jpg IMG_4136.jpg
     
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  12. Flatrod17
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    Looking good Marty! Every time you post a whole truck picture, makes me want to throw the fenders back on mine, pull the Ardun and put my injected Boss 302 in!
     
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  13. Marty Strode
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    I wish I still had my Boss, it would be in it !
     
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  14. DDDenny
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    Yeh, that was one "Boss" Jeep!
     
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  15. Flatrod17
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    You know I might have enough parts laying around to put another one together.
     
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  16. Larry Anderson
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    Heard from him a few hours ago and sounds like he’s down with a cold/flu crud. Patience prudence and well wishes to all.
     
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  17. Just proud to be adding something to '29
     
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  18. Marty Strode
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    Since I last posted on here, I did a quick job on a 32 coupe that needed a tunnel cover. I have since been sidelined with some health issues, but am on the mend. My pal Louie has been guarding the RPU, until I can get back on it. IMG_4185.jpg IMG_4186.jpg IMG_4187.jpg IMG_4188.jpg IMG_4189.jpg IMG_4192.jpg IMG_4194.jpg IMG_4195.jpg IMG_0650.JPG
     
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  19. Looks like Louie, only wants to guard the tonneau cover
     
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  20. embyman68
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    Good to see you're back Marty!
    Happy New Year!
     
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  21. Tim
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    Very smart trans tunnel, hope you feel better quickly
     
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  22. Marty Strode
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    Tim, thanks, I like to keep tunnel covers to a minimal height. So, by rolling up narrow strips and bending the feet flat, and laying a straight edge on top to tell where the ends will wind up. Then using a floppy 1/4” wide tape measure, it gives me the stretch out dimensions at given points. What I didn’t show was that I tig welded the two pieces together.
     
  23. Flatrod17
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    Marty you make it look so simple! I am on my third try at making a tunnel for my brother's 29.

    Good to hear you are on the mend!
     
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  24. Marty Strode
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    Wish we were closer Rod, we could have a mini Tech Week!
     
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  25. lumpy 63
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    Gettin old ain't for sissies is it Marty? Glad your feeling better:D
     
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  26. Stogy
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    Easy going into the New Year Marty...You'll be popping wheelies soon...;)
     
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  27. DDDenny
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    Always hated that word "health" issues.
    Hope things are getting better Marty.
     
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  28. Marty Strode
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    Here is one I did in a 29 roadster, with a flathead and 5 speed. IMG_1413.JPG IMG_1414.JPG
     
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  29. Tim
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    That’s slick looking. Where the two pieces meet is that little tang coming off the forward piece a full shape or is there just a slit that the longer part slides into? I dig it either way.

    im also curious how you went about capping the back end. I’m paying extra attention lately because the t86/r10 going into my model A is probably going to need some sort of tunnel. Really enjoy your solutions.
     
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  30. Flatrod17
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    I like that Marty! I want to get to the upper two bell housing bolts so what you did there, going up the fire wall looks just what I need. I started making thin straps to get a shape like you did. But the project has been shelfed again till I get this mustang out of here.
     
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