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Projects '33 5w Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CTaulbert, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    Only one word defines this car !
    per·fec·tion
    /pərˈfekSH(ə)n/
    Learn to pronounce

    noun
    1. the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects.
      "the satiny perfection of her skin"
     
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  2. alchemy
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    Already driving in the ice/snow. Is that a thing with you? ;)
     
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  3. primed34
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    Looks like it would be kinda chilly with any window glass. Great looking ride.
     
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  4. rod1
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    You have achieved the unachievable.
     
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  5. I love the way you centered the front tires under the fenders' arches; both lengthwise and crosswise.:cool:
     
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  6. slug
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    So many times that is missed and it really hurts a could be great car.
     
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  7. Perfect!...just perfect. Nuff said.
     
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  8. krylon32
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    Cory: Your build just leaves a guy wanting for more. Outstanding job. Gary
     
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  9. Cory's work is beyond outstanding. I hope his engineering job doesn't have him designing actuator solenoid brackets for some buried piece of heater ducting. His abilities need to be on full display.
     
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  10. CTaulbert
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    Thanks Marty - that means a lot!
     
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  11. CTaulbert
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    Already getting it acclimated!
     
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  12. CTaulbert
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    Thanks Gary! I’m looking forward to getting this one on the road!
     
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  13. CTaulbert
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    The common thread between that and hot rodding is that we’re all just problem solvers!
     
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  14. rod1
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    Cory,If I may, what is the wheelbase set at now?Although I might as well shit -can mine since you hit all the bases,and raised the bar.
     
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  15. RodStRace
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  16. CTaulbert
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    It’s 112.5”, but I’m sure I moved the front axle nearly 1”. I suspect that I moved the rear axle a little forward to get it more centered too.
     
  17. CTaulbert
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    It's been a while since I updated this thread, but it wasn't because I haven't been working on the car.....I've been thrashing on it!

    I needed to finish off the front floor area of the car, with the project revolving around the toeboard and trans tunnel. I decided to build one complete unit, fastened in place with several machine screws.

    The toeboards are 16g, and the tunnel is 18g, both with a lower perimeter in a 1/8" flange to fasten to the floor and firewall.

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  18. CTaulbert
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    With the floor closed up, I started working on a removable panel to house all of the interior electronics for the car. I made the panel out of 1/8" steel, fastened with a half dozen 1/4-28 nuts. This will allow me to prewire some of the car on the bench, before hanging it under the dash.

    Ignore the OT fuel injection controller, but admire the bracket I made to hide it behind the passenger kick panel!

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  19. CTaulbert
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    I continued inside the car with getting the heater mounted. I had picked up a Harrison heater, identical to the one I have in the '32. I know it works well!

    I shortened the copper tubes that normally pass through the firewall, and soldered on some right angle NPT fittings so that I can transition to AN hose. That also allowed me to get the unit closer to the backside of the firewall too.

    I made a hanging bracket, rather than using the cantilevered studs on the back side of the heater case. I learned that lesson on my '32, watching that thing shake going down the road. I eventually added a brace to stop it, but that drove me to plan out a better solution for this car.

    I added some AN bulkhead fittings for passing the coolant through the firewall easily.

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  20. CTaulbert
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    I also modified a '33-34 pedal to fit back into the car, with a left hand arm exit.
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    While I had been working on this stuff, I had a license plate frame getting machined out of stainless too. I designed a California-esq frame, but scaled down to look less bulky.

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  21. CTaulbert
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    With the list of interior items narrowing up, I started building the gloveboxes for the dash. I formed up some 18g boxes, with the rear wall removable. That makes getting access to things behind easy, but it's also going to make the upholsterer's job easier when he wraps them in felt!

    Each box has a pair of USB charging ports, and an overhead LED light (that will be tied into the dome light circuit). In the passenger box, I added a mini-USB port to communicate to the OT injection controller. I also managed to tuck the heater valve on the outside of it next to the cowl, with a shaft passing through the box to control the water flow.

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  22. CTaulbert
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    One of the last projects inside was modifying a '40 park brake lever to fit in the car, and adding a steering column brace to take the load off the dash.

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  23. CTaulbert
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    By this time, we finally had a nice day in Michigan, so I rolled the car outside again to see how things were shaping up.

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  24. RAT "T"
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    WOW, NICE METAL SHAPING ON THE TUNNEL
     
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  25. CTaulbert
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    My NOS Offenhauser 2x2 Cadillac intake looked great, but the angle in the carb bases must've been destined for a boat! I knew that I would eventually recut the bases, and finally got around to the project.

    I went up to Dan's to use his Bridgeport. The first step was the fixture the intake with the carb bases level. From there, I bored down through the 5/16-18" fastener holes with a 0.373" end mill. That allows me to press in some 0.375" slugs.

    With the slugs in place, I refixtured the intake with it level on the mill, and began flycutting the bases until I brought them to be on the same plane. I then redilled the fastener holes with the mill, keeping them perpendicular, and finished it by tapping it by hand.

    It looks much better now!

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  26. CTaulbert
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    I still needed to mount the PowerGen alternator, and factory bypass oil filter in the quickly closing up engine bay. I used a mockup engine to build the brackets near my bench, allowing me to quickly confirm things on the car.

    I also built a new oil filler neck, sans the fuel pump provisions since this car won't need one.

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  27. CTaulbert
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    At this point, my fabrication is dwindling for the car. I think I've pretty much covered everything that needs to be built for the car, which will make reassembling the car after paint much easier.

    Speaking of which, my date with the painter is soon, so I pulled the drivetrain out, and got to work stripping the last bit of paint from the car.

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  28. FOURTYDLX
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    Cory Just Bittchen Work, Outstanding
     
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  29. 33Doll
    Joined: Sep 27, 2019
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    Man you have so many good ideas.
    I was wondering about that on my 33’
    It was just anchored to the flimsy stock dash board, with basically the single stock screw holes on the ends.
    I like yours way better than a bar all the way across the bottom sideways.

    Also love the trans/toe board Screwed in the stock location? I want to do something similar with the old trans tunnel and a new trans tunnel cut and flip them around, for a Little more clearance for the distributor, and the 39 trans. and make them removable. That way I don’t have to fabricate a curved piece.


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  30. CTaulbert
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    I used some of the stock fastener locations on the firewall, but most of them were new holes I added to work with the new floors from Jesse Coots.

    I added 10-32 caged nuts everywhere else to make assembling the toeboard/tunnel easier.
     
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