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Projects '31 Model A Coupe Build: "Spooky"

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by brianf31, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. looks great, gives me some ideas for mine
     
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  2. Look for a mid 90s full size GM roof panel. Easier to find and the crown is perfect. Here’s mine, from a 94 Bonneville.

    In these pics, the Bonneville panel is just laid on there.



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  3. brianf31
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    Great fit!
     
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    Slicks are mounted and the headers uncapped. Time to go to the strip.

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  5. That looks great! Ready for business!
     
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    Thanks bread. I ran a best of 13.17@105 mph at our Run What Ya Brung yesterday. Slicks bit hard and bogged the motor. I gotta learn to work the clutch and I'll get in the 12s.
     
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    Very nice coupe! Looks like tons of fun


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    The kid at the wheel in the staging lane. Luke_staging lane.jpg
     
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    I made the long trip to work in July. 60 miles round trip, 10 mpg and 93 degrees on the way home. It was loud, hot and uncomfortable as a hot rod should be. At work 7-25-2019.jpg
     
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    Last spring, I spun a rod bearing at the strip. I should have known that might happen. The major weakness in the 351C is the oiling system. The mains and rods don't get priority oiling; oil goes to lifters before main and rod bearings and it's slow to drain back when all that oil is in the heads. Combine high revs and a stock 5 quart oil pan and bad things happen.
    After having the crank turned, I added a blueprinted oil pump, oil restricted pushrods, enlarged/matched oil drain backs and all of that. I modified the oil pan to take 8 quarts and added baffling. That started with a hammer formed bottom.
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    I was already running a Pertronix distributor so I added their rev limiter. It's hidden out of sight under the cowl. It doesn't work like your typical rev limiter. When you hit the limit, it randomly steals spark until you back off the pedal. It's pretty slick.
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  11. dirty old man
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    Looking forward to seeing you, son, and the coupe @ RWYB on 10/5/19 Brian. That Cleveland is a beast. My son and I put one in an OT '65 Mustang years ago and the top end was unbelievable.
    What rpm do you have that limiter set at? I'm running an MSD dist, box, and limiter in my Hiboy on the SBC.
    I like that oil pan:)
     
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    Dave, it's set on a fairly safe 6100 rpm. That ought to keep me out of trouble in the burnout box.
     
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    The wife made a decal just in time for this weekend's Run What Ya Brung. I'll end up hand painting it after I paint the car this winter. For now, vinyl will do.
    Spooky decal.jpg
     
  14. dirty old man
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    Looks good Brian. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend. Please remind me thaat I want to talk to you about those oil restricting pushrods. I have roller rockers in my sbc and I'm getting more oil to them than needed and would like to cut it back a bit. But I don't want to restrict the oil to my flat tappets by using those restrictors made to fit oil galleys. Just want to restrict the oil going to top end via pushrods.
     
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    Dave, look up Smith Brothers. They have .040 holes in one end and still allow plenty of oil to the rockers. They are high quality.
     
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