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Hot Rods 31 Model A Victoria Build w/Pics – Miss Vicky

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by D-Russ, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. oj
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    Sundays, HotRods and a couple buddies, it don't get better than that. We had a ball, a lot of fun was made at Daves' expense over some temporary wiring and a junk switch but he recovered with pizzas'.
    That is a very sweet little 354, I am trying to build one myself and I can appreciate the time and effort he has put into this engine.
    Model 'A' Vicky and a hemi, whats not to like about that, eh?
     
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  2. oj
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    Thanks John, your praise is unearned but appreciated. I had a great ride home and stopped to visit with Bobby Hilton for a bit, he is thrashing on the 'Gentlemans Coupe' and it is nicer than the pics in the build thread.
    Hope to see you guys again soon.
     
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  3. That thing sounds great!
     
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  4. Dave,
    It sounds great. I know you are excited about the prospects of getting it on the road in the not too distant future.

    By the way, what color of blue is that on the frame?

    Ted
     
  5. I'm getting pretty amped up about it. :D Wanna share the pics and video you shot?


    You know it man. It will have been off the road for two years next month.
    NEVER take your only hot rod off the road. NEVER.
     
  6. Thanks Ted. OJ got it running just right.

    The blue is a 1959 Austin Healey color – Ocean Blue. The body color is the same.
     
  7. MP&C
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    Sounding good Dave, nice work OJ!
     
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  8. Congrats Dave. It won't be long.
     
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  10. Awesome, Dave! Where's the video of your test drive sitting on a bucket? I know you wanted to!
     
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  11. walter
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    Great Job!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  12. Is this what you're talking about?

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  13. Truth.
    And its corollary; NEVER sell a finished hot rod until its replacement is finished. :oops:
     
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  14. langy
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    Loving the build pics, looks real good
     
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  15. I'm not sure it would be a good idea to drive it with no steering, no brakes and no clutch, but I'll give it some thought, Mark.


    Yes Martin, that's very helpful.
     
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  17. loudbang
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    Like they say on America's funniest home video. Hold the camera "SIDE TO SIDE TO MAKE IT WIDE."
     
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  18. When I first started the new motor with the clutch and bell housing installed for the first time last weekend, there was interference between the bell housing and the flywheel. You can hear it in the videos that Martin shared in post 1003. After running for 30 seconds, it quieted down, so the flywheel teeth obviously "machined" the bell. Today I pulled the exhaust, drive shaft and transmission so I could remove the bell housing and inspect the interference area. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either.

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    I broke out the dremel and did some more clearancing just to make sure there was no more contact.

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    I put it all back together, fired it up, and I'm happy to report that my interference problem has been corrected.

    The flywheel was not hurt because the bell housing is cast aluminum. It would have been very bad if I was running a steel or cast iron bell. So those of you that are planning to run a Hot Heads Chrysler to Chevy flywheel, it will hit a stock Chevy bell housing without minor machining/clearancing in the inside bottom from the middle to the left side.


    I also bent up a simple battery hold-down strap.

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  19. Perhaps the crank centerline doesn't agree with the center of the bellhousing. Offset dowels are the answer.
     
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  20. Thanks Sam, that's what a talented machinist like yourself would do to fix the problem.
    Hacks like me just break out the ol' grinder. ;)
     
  21. First time on the ground with the new drive train. I think it may sit a little lower in the front with the hemi.

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  22. MP&C
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    Looks like something's sprung a leak. That right there's alcohol abuse... :p

    Congrats on another milestone Dave!
     
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  23. norms30a
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    Really nice, tons of detail and great ideas.
     
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  24. I had a few buddies stop by yesterday to help me put the body on the frame for the last time. The deed is done.

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  25. brady1929
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    Wow, very nice.
     
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  26. Mr48chev
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    That car just looks better all the time. It keeps me thinking 32 frame rather than full fenders and stock (modified) for mine..
     
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  27. That's a big milestone. Congratulations!
     
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  28. MP&C
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    Beautimous!
     
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  29. Sweet! That thing is mink.
     
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