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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by kippers 34, Jul 5, 2013.
Thanks. She is getting better by the day!
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Kipp, I wouldn't push too hard on the Guy who is installing your valve seats. According to my machinist buddy who has two flatheads on the bench right now and is our local flathead specialist, installing hard seats in flatheads can be an iffy proposition. If cut too deep, you can hit water, weaken the base cast material causing cracks to develop between to the valves. He says it is do-able but the cuts need to be done slowly and carefully. So don't hurry the guy, it would be a shame to have to find a new block at this point.
While on the topic of engine assembly, I'm assembling mine while waiting on seat covers to arrive from Lebaron Bonney. My machine work was completed several years ago. I recall that you are using Arias and Isky stuff also. I have nothing but good to say about Arias stuff, not cheap but always spot on correct products. On the other hand, I'm presently stalled on my assembly, waiting on a callback from Isky as upon "timing" my cam to the crank I discovered the opening and closing times of my cam are all over the place. My intakes are 2 degrees late opening and all the closings are 6 or 7 degrees early.!#*%&. So make sure your assembler "times" the cam to crank to make sure everything lines up to spec. Sometimes the keyway will be advanced or retarded relative to the lobes.Apparently, this is not uncommon with Isky cams. Don't assume that everything will be right by just lining up the dots.
Best Regards and good luck with all your endeavors, KB.
Wow-that is fantastic looking. I saw a picture of it on Instagram, bithin that it's your car. That color is perfect.
That is some good information right there. It pays lurk here on the HAMB! BTW I love this Coupe project. It has been a fun project to follow.
I know what you are saying but Larry dropped the block off months ago. I think it was like October if I remember correctly. Its not like I am trying to rush things its just at this point if the squeaky wheel dosent get some grease then maby its time to go else where.
As far as the cam goes Larry knows these flattys well so I have faith he will find any problems the cam might have.
The body should be ready to be installed within the week so I will be at a roadblock until the engine is installed and spring is not far off.
Thank you. I have been seeing pictures all over the internet. Pretty cool.
Thanks. I learn a lot on here as well and she has been a fun project to build.
The body and rear fenders are done being polished so I brought them home today. Here she is on the trailer waiting to be unloaded.
!936 Ford Comes Home 001 by kippers 34 posted Jan 19, 2015 at 7:15 PM
And another safe in the garage.
!936 Ford Comes Home 002 by kippers 34 posted Jan 19, 2015 at 7:15 PM
And the fenders sitting on the chassis.
!936 Ford Comes Home 003 by kippers 34 posted Jan 19, 2015 at 7:16 PM
Brian is supposed to have the welding done on the cast aluminum grill on Wed then it can go to the chromer.
The sides of the body are like a mirror!
Beautiful! If it was mine it would already have a dozen dings in it.
Whoops, I think I just had a cargasm.
Damn Kipper! That car is going to be beautiful!!
just found this thread,looking good,looks like you know what your doing,have at it,will be watching, good luck
Looks great can't wait to see it back together!
thought,maybe you would have filled the roof with steel ?????
You're a bit late to the game.
Anything is possible during assembly interior etc. I just keep my fingers crossed.
What a considence me too!!!!! I tried to have her assembled and stop by but I haven't made it yet.
Thanks. I think so to.
Hurry up man, I wanna drive!
Thanks. If I can get her done the Pontiac might finaly get paint also.
Thanks. Spring is coming fast hopefully she will be back together quickly.
Thanks for the compliments. I dident fill the roof to keep her late 40's period correct as possible. I also like the look of the vinyl insert on the 30's cars it gives them carecter. X38 understands wher I am coming from. Just a personal preference.
Is your T ready yet?
Nope, hopefully it'll be done in time for LARS. Yours will probably be done sooner.
I am not slowing down until she is on the road! Early spring I hope.
You should bring it to the Roundup!
That has been the goal. Dont know if I will get her done in time for this year but I am trying!
Great project. What guage metal are you patching and shrinking? License. No spell check on these threads. lol
Great build! Great color!
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Thanks. I use 18ga on the body and 16ga on the floor.
I know rite! Maroon looks so good on a 30's car.
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