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Projects 338ci Y-Block Wrapped Up in '30 Model A Tudor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mctim64, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. I've been wanting a project like this for a while now but one day when I was asked to fix an oiling problem on a Y for Derrek Boling we got to talking and the build was on!

    I fell in love with the Boling Brothers Model A pickup and wanted it, although there were a few thing I would like to change. Rather than change a car that was perfect in its own right Derrek suggested we build one just for me the way I want it. So here we go.

    The pickup that started it. Simple and clean with a Y-Block.


    I'm in the mood for a little more power so with an engine change to my dragster "Elwood" I will use the 338ci Y that has been propeling it to 10.61 1/4s with a C-4 and a 9" out of a early Bronco that was donated by my friend Greg Scroggins. Derrek had a frame started and the work has begun.

    The body was a bit of a challenge, I have been looking for a couple of months now wanting a '30/'31 but everything that was close and in my price range were '28/'29s, nothing wrong with that but I want what I want. ;)

    The other night on CL we found what we were looking for so now it's time to start the build thread.

    Nice straight complete car with many extra parts.

    "there's one more thing I got the pink slip daddy!" :D


    Updates to come!
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
  2. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,321

    general gow
    Staff Member

    sweet! can't wait to see how this comes together.
  3. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,540


    oooooooooooh yeah !
  4. Hotrod1959
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
    Posts: 735



    (In Napoleon Dynamite voice.) LUCKY!

  5. Came to Pass
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 45

    Came to Pass
    from Visalia Ca

    Happy for you Tim... glad you found it and I look forward to seeing it!
  6. Thanks guys, it's gonna be fun!
  7. 64 DODGE 440
    Joined: Sep 2, 2006
    Posts: 4,350

    64 DODGE 440
    from so cal

    Looking good so far...gonna be fun to watch your build...subscribed to this one.
  8. dullchrome
    Joined: Jan 15, 2009
    Posts: 987

    from SoCal

    Looks like your off to a great start. Those plates alone are pretty bitchen ! I may have a spare intake floating around the garage for ya, give me a call.
  9. Awesome...subscribed!
  10. We do have a frame started too. forgot to add that one in the first post.

    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
  11. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    I'll be watching this one.
  12. tjmercury
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 589


    Looking good so far, can't wait to see this one finished
  13. M.Edell
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 4,158


    This is gonna be one killer A Sedan Tim.Cant wait to follow this build.
  14. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 7,072


  15. D_Lazaris
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 848

    from So. Cal

    Awesome! Tim looking great! Can't wait to see the updates.

    I just picked up a 30' Tudor a couple weeks ago.
  16. fiveohnick2932
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 897

    from Napa, Ca.

    I saw that truck this weekend. Its really nice. It was for sale...
  17. I'd like to see it. Post a picture here if you like. ;)
  18. 6deuce32yblock
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 134


    awesome tim,,,keep us posted. we y/block guys gotta stick together
  19. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,327

    rob lee
    from omaha,ne

  20. 569104
    Joined: Jan 20, 2011
    Posts: 8



    Great car! I like the concept and goal you have for this hot rod. I believe I told you before but it deserves to be said again...what I admire most about you is your ability to "live the dream". More specifically your ability to come up with and define "the dream", then find a way to finance and execute that "dream" to make it a reality! And usually in a short amount of time. Keep it up. I can't wait to see the results of your latest "dream".

    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012
  21. 29AVEE8
    Joined: Jun 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,384



    Looking forward to this!!!
  22. Toymaker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
    Posts: 3,924

    from Fresno,CA

    YOUR CRAZY and I'm proud to call you my friend :D HeheHe
  23. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,477

    A Rodder

    Ohhh man!
    I seen his A at Bakersfield, talked with him quite a bit and took lots of pics. That is damn nice truck.
    I want to put a 312 topped with 3 Chrome strombergs in my coupe.

    This is gonna be cool.

    His truck has a frame that is extended two inches up front to help with clearance issues. I assume yours will be the same?
  24. Thanks Greg! Here's a few pix of what we talked about last night. The body gets "blown apart" this weekend. ;) More updates to come.



    This picture shows Derreks shock mount jig, he's set up to put these chassis' together fast and accurate. ;)
  25. Yes, and the engine will sit a little higher too. Not too much maybe an inch.
  26. Hogman
    Joined: Nov 22, 2011
    Posts: 193

    from Dallas, TX

    very cool build!!!
  27. Cool...I love using 50's engines in hotrods a 34 ford five window going together with a 370 Pontiac [bored out 57 Pontiac engine] and a T-5/Quick change. I'd be super happy if mine goes 10s like your Y-block! Hell, I'd be smilin with 12s.
  28. I don't think it will do 10s in the A body but I will be happy with 12s also. :D

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