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Projects 34` Ford Pickup with 346 Cadillac Flathead

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by NorthManCad, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. One helluva project and cool headlight mount.Nice work,thanks for posting.
     
  2. NorthManCad
    Joined: Sep 9, 2018
    Posts: 38

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    Well..., the little air scoops to not fit the carbs and hood…………, if you go the main stream way!
    I do not like to go it in every situation…
    Before I take an alternativ like a bug dome air cleaner like this,
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    - I like more to make a complete change in my mind and find a way to put the air scoops in the car, not straight, but now it fix and look not so bad.
    I think it will work in technical way.
    The carbs are now mostly rain and big dust protected.
    Here you see my special solution:

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    Shadow Creek and bowlingball like this.
  3. NorthManCad
    Joined: Sep 9, 2018
    Posts: 38

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    Time to give a little upgrade about my project.
    In the meantime the Ford is ready for the first 1/8 mile race.
    Here are some impressions from the trip to the race and the camp ground.
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    It was the first time to race with the Ford and I was running 2 training races and became thermic issues. So I would not kill the engine, that`s why I go not for more races.
    Otherwise this Girl runs 10.339s and speed 66.7 miles!!
    That`s not the fastes Caddy Flathead in the world, but for mild custom engine not bad I think…

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    At this time I eliminate the thermic issues and bring new bearings in the rear axle differential.
    Next race is begin of September and I hope to go under 10s with it! ;)
     
  4. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
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    Cool ride and I dig the ramp truck VW. I can see a vintage COE cab going on that thing.
     
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  5. NorthManCad
    Joined: Sep 9, 2018
    Posts: 38

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    You`re right Billy and also a AirSteam behind the COE :)...
    We must have dreams for the future :rolleyes:

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  6. NorthManCad
    Joined: Sep 9, 2018
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    To get the thermic trouble under control, I take copper lines from the Cyclone Heads under the cab to the pickup bed. On front from bed I screw a used additional radiator from a VW Touareg. You can get this for $30-$100 here in junk yard.
    I`am not sure if it will work with this radiator, but tell you this after a test run…
     
  7. NorthManCad
    Joined: Sep 9, 2018
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    Here are some pictures from radiator and copper lines.
     

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