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Hot Rods A coupe gasser build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by titus, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
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    Last fall my wife was at a neighbors garage sale and they new we were into cars, they said another neighbors father had passed away and that they had a model A they want to sell, well one think led to another and i ended up with a pretty nice coupe body
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    I had been collecting parts to put a blown small block chevy together for that "right" project, its a weiand intake, nos cragar magnesium 2" gilmer pullys, home made idler arm, old 2" idle pully and a modern ish snouth that my buddy shortened to line up everything.
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    i dug thru my pile of model A frames and found one that seemed pretty decent and measure square. a few years back at carlisle swap meet i found a model A front crossmember that had been modified to accept a high arch spring like a model T or model A rear, ive spent years collecting parts for this gasser project and it all just started falling togethor
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    i bought these small window halibrands from a buddy a while back, rear is a 57 olds,
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    the front runners came out of an old hot rodders hay loft, i have a set of american lemans front skinnys that may end up in place of these but well see.
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    i ended up with a old chrome 60hp tube axle and split bones off ebay 4-5 years back and were also earmarked for this project.
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    headers are headman and valve covers are Say why and weiand units
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    this car has always struck a liking to me
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    heres a bunch of misc pics of it
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    i started monkying with a stock T rear spring and narrowed up the main leaf for mock up but went to narrow, kinda a crap shoot guessing on this stuff, a while back i had ended up with a narrow T bucket model T rear spring, i took that and narrowed it up little buy little till i got it close to the right shackle angle, its still a tiny long but i want to get some more weight in it. ill try to post some updates when i get a little further on it but itll be down the road.
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  2. Black Panther
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    from SoCal

    Looks awesome....keep at it!
     
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  3. Tim
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    That’s bananas! Love it
     
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  4. 3banjos
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    from NZ

    Very cool, and nice score on the body, ya tin-ass shit.
     
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  5. AVater
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    Looks like you have quite the “parts department” there to draw upon. Lookin good!
     
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  6. Nice!
     
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  7. brianf31
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    I love drag coupes. I'm in for the ride.
     
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  8. catdad49
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    It's got the look, keep 'em coming!
     
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  9. this thing'll be the cat's meow,...here's one from the Meltdown a couple years ago that didn't run but sure had the look..
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  11. flatheadpete
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    Wow. That thing's crazy cool!!
     
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  12. catdad49
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  13. How did you narrow the T spring? That thing is killer!
     
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  14. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
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    Here you go. Watched him racing a gasser class all last year in Colorado. DSC_0246.JPG DSC_0244.JPG
     
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  15. Killer as usual. Finally got your gasser ;)
     
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  16. Jalopy Joker
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    Cool project - in some cool weather
     
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  17. blowby
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    Ha, one think.. don't know if that's a typo or not but it sounds right to me.

    Love the look!
     
  18. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
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    Super cool. I'll bring my '32 to BTTF's this year and we can park next to each other.
    BTW, if you need a chromed, non dropped headlight bar for this project send me a PM.
     
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  19. brianf31
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  20. The coupe at The Meltdown lat year was not The Rake, Frank Maratta's coupe was not powered by a blown SBC. The Rake resides in Higganum, Connecticut.
     
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  21. Man this thing is tough
     
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  22. neilswheels
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    Very cool, looking forward to updates..
     
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  23. chopt31
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    BADASS
     
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  24. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    I love it!
     
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  25. ...here's one from last year's Meltdown,...Titus, yers would look cool with an early 50's International push truck...lol
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  26. Beautiful Iron
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    Awesome car!
     
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  27. brad2v
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    Subscribed. I looked at the 1st post, didn't even notice who posted. Scrolled down a bit, oh, of course it's titus I said to myself. Wicked looking machine.

    Sent from my SM-G960W using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  28. AVater
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    65D60552-82F2-47E4-B01F-7B6FB72FF650.jpeg As seen at a show close to home
     
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  29. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
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    ive had this thing sitting around for a few years too
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