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Projects '30 Model A traditional way

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Christom, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. gbones32coupe
    Joined: Jan 1, 2007
    Posts: 725


    looks great I can see why they would want to put it in a magazine. have fun driving it there is nothing like the way an old ford feels
  2. drmrman
    Joined: Nov 20, 2011
    Posts: 222

    from new Jersey

    So awesome! The trim rings make those wheels and tires.
  3. jimbo121
    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
    Posts: 126


    Just stumbled on this one. I like the understated looks, stance and chop just right.
  4. Christom
    Joined: Nov 3, 2011
    Posts: 217


    Thanks for the comment. Yes I'm a big fan of the "less is more" approach - especially when it comes to tinsel! "It's a hot rod not a Christmas tree!" :)
  5. Very inspirational build buddy.

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  6. SoCal
    Joined: May 7, 2010
    Posts: 277


    Another day, another magazine. Cover car this time! Congrats.
    I might have to point a video camera at it sometime over summer if you were interested?
  7. Christom
    Joined: Nov 3, 2011
    Posts: 217


    Yeah I know - my car is turning into a real publicity slut! :eek:

    I think I'll have to hide it away until summer cruising time - all this over-exposure might fade the paint! :rolleyes:
  8. Autodave
    Joined: Jul 28, 2013
    Posts: 125

    from Menifee,Ca

    You can "hide" it in my garage :)
  9. Very nice, well done!
  10. Christom
    Joined: Nov 3, 2011
    Posts: 217


    So the hot rod has been running for a while now so I thought a wee update would be in order. So far everything has been working as it should and the old flathead hasn't missed a beat since getting rid of the Champion spark plugs and now running NGK plugs. Much better. :)

    So here's some pics of the recent day at the local speedway track. Heaps of fun! :D

    Attached Files:

  11. olskl_dave
    Joined: May 25, 2008
    Posts: 123


    Lookin' Great.

    Regards Dave.
  12. Autodave
    Joined: Jul 28, 2013
    Posts: 125

    from Menifee,Ca

    One of my favorite cars on here, Looks great!
  13. snot275
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 131


    This build has been awesome to follow. Learned a lot... I almost feel guilt tripped into doing a build thread now, haha.
    Car looks amazing
  14. Roger53
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 383


    Nice hot rod . Have a 30 waiting for it's turn . Roger
  15. I just got through reading the whole thread. Somehow i missed it when you started it. Great build thread, thanks.
  16. Christom
    Joined: Nov 3, 2011
    Posts: 217


    Thanks for the kind words guys. Not much happening lately with it being winter - keeping warm in front of the fire planning my next project. Still I've managed to clock up a few fun miles in the hot rod since my last post.
    Might make a few minor changes to the car - perhaps a one piece louvered aluminum hood and finally build those lake pipes maybe. But first I need to look into why that pesky gearbox is popping out of second when I lift off the gas pedal! Guess I'll just have to keep my foot hard down......:D
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014
  17. grim1930
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
    Posts: 70

    from Norfolk UK

    Hi Christom
    I have been following your build thread and that is a great looking coupe, this may not be any help but if your gearbox has had new bearings the snap rings on the new bearings are thinner than the originals leading to excess play, mine when I measured the new ones were only 0,065" and should have been 0.075" this may not sound a lot but it does allow the shaft to move back and forth in the gearbox mount and can lead to it jumping out of gear, I used a pair of good original ford snap rings.
  18. Jersey Joe 67
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 427

    Jersey Joe 67
    from J Town

    Man a nice traditional build for an A coupe, I LOVE IT!
  19. banginona40
    Joined: Mar 5, 2007
    Posts: 758


    Looks great! lot of good ideas here!
  20. Itchy-Pit
    Joined: May 7, 2008
    Posts: 497


    Does the breather lean toward the firewall? I was under the impression one needed to modify the breather to lean away from the firewall so cutting was not necessary. I'm new to the AV8 thing too.

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