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Projects 31 Model A Hot Rod restoration

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1927graham, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,587

    from Denmark

    I followed your thread from the beginning, and went true it again. I most confess I still like it!
    Should have subscribed first time around. But it's never to late.

    Keep at it.

    If one of your grand kids gets this, and the other one gets one too, what does he get then?
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  2. If you were my neighbor, I'd be buying the beer!!
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  3. Just caught up with this thread.
    Still going strong!
    27graham, I wish I had 10% of your
    ambition and drive!
    Would be great to have you as a neighbor!
  4. We'd be pretty good neighbors!!
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  5. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,587

    from Denmark

    I really appreciate it, and is would like that very much, but I think you answered a different question
  6. Today got Model A out for the first time this year. Over the winter I rebuilt the steering gear (41 Ford), went through the carbs, had the intake and the headers ceramic chromed, changed out the fuel lines to banjo fittings & lines from Charlie Price, Vintage Speed. Got new ribbed aluminum valve covers w/ Buick script (made in America), new ribbed aluminum valley cover pan. 100 miles today was great.
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    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 659
    from KS

    Lookin good. I've been following along for all the nailhead tips.
    Post a video sometime, so we can hear those lake pipes.
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  8. Hey 1927 grahm
    Car looks great!
    Yeah I'm still here!
    And my neighbor just moved away.
    He's working in the Airplane bonyard in Tuscon.
    He gave me a bottle of Honey Jack!
    I worked on my rod too.
    I drove to Deleware to buy 4 artiliary wheels.
    But I didn't get the adapters yet.
    They are enrout.
    Glad you had a good ride.
    I'll start next week.
    Best regards, and Happy Easter!
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  9. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,664


    What a beauty.......................awesome truck!
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  10. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,664


    HMMMMMMMM, There would appear to be some acceleration marks on the pavement behind your truck............wonder where those came from?!!?:cool:
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  11. johnod
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 778


    Great truck, I like everything about it.
    What's the room situation like in it, knees and such?
  12. I've got maybe 3" of head room, not any more than that, leg room is minimal, I'll have a new seat cushion made this summer, that will raise the front edge of the cushion up by 2",. I'm 5' 9" and 175 lbs. This is not an uncomfortable ride for me but after a couple of hours, you're ready to get out and stretch.
  13. '52 F-3
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 913

    '52 F-3

    love your attention to details, this is my kind of hotrod! makes me miss my RPU.

    also like the new valve covers a lot.
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  14. 19indian
    Joined: Jul 12, 2009
    Posts: 42

    from minnesota

    Updates look great!
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  15. Send me you email address and I'll send you a short clip, won't post here.
  16. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
    Posts: 611

    from France

  17. My current engine, 54 Buick Roadmaster, 322, the day I brought it home, 2013. It was laying in the dirt, in a barn in Cannon Falls, MN and was not stuck, how lucky was that.

    Attached Files:

  18. Dave Becker
    Joined: May 28, 2015
    Posts: 14

    Dave Becker

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  19. What a fantastic truck! Nice job!
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  20. I bought this car because of the chassis, it was well thought out and the welding looked very good, the rest of the car just need to be completely rebuild with all new parts. 1,400 hrs. later, I'm having more fun than I deserve.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015
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  22. RDP
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 242

    from Kansas

    A work of art!!!
  23. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 38,669


    Man that is one hell of a shot. Did you make it home before it poured down rain?
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  24. My daughter viewed this picture and responded "as your insurance agent, I suggest you put your phone down", hahaha.
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  25. I made it home, just, had me worried. I really like this picture as well, thanks for the compliment!
  26. wex65
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,101

    from WV

    Cant beat a 322 nailhead powered car!
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  27. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,707

    Atwater Mike

    Very inspiring build! Really like the overhead control arm on rear axle, removable center crossmember, and use of the '41 Ford steering.
    (how did that adjust up after rebuild? Done a lot of 'em in 50 years on the job!)
    The new script valve covers are interesting: the Rivieras had those, but not as many fins? Just on top, as I recall.
    Your special rear seal from your purveyor of race parts echoed the one I got from the California Pontiac guru. Nephew's 421 Super Duty I majored had a rope seal...the Pontiac gent said he'd send me his special one along with rod & main brgs, and a slew of other parts. Didn't leak a drop. BONANZA!

    Charlie Price sure batted a thousand on the banjo fittings! Those and the velocity stacks give it that 'Weber Look'... Very sanitary!

    Overall, a well thought out and executed project. It is "Just Right!"
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  28. I've got over 3,000 miles thus far on this engine, I just love it!!
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  29. Had a gremlin in the engine recently, found a carb float half full of fuel, ran just great today, Back to the 50's next week, really looking forward to it, last year they had 15,000 cars registered!!
  30. Had a great time at Back to the 50's, MN State Fairgrounds, fun time, so much to see, biggest car show I've ever been to, recommended!!
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