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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Looking Great Ryan (and Kieth), great stance, and visual balance.

    (insert sarcastic voice) "can you get it any lower..."

    Appreciating the detail

    Cheers,
    Drewfus
     
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  2. dad-bud
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    Ryan, thanks for posting a great build thread - shame is got sidetracked by the anti-SBC crowd and I do agree with you about craft beers - bluuuurckkk!!!
    Mrs DB and I visited your country last year - for a 2 month, 14500 mile road trip visiting the last of your 50 states we hadn't already been to, and I really enjoyed the Blue Moon with a huge chunk of orange in it - I've even taken up drinking my cloudy white wheat beers here in Australia the same way. A number of my friends think I'm quite strange now, but WE know.
    I think your choice of drivetrain is a sound one to achieve exactly what you set out to build - shame you won't have much of a chance to get to daily drive it for a while.
    Good luck with the end of the build and I hope your thread doesn't get hijacked again.
    Cheers.
     
  3. rod1
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    Rand Man is a Lucky Man.
     
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  4. Rand Man
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    Luck has something to do with it. The only reason I have the money is that my dad saved every possible penny in life. I've had a poor track record holding onto cash so far. By his example, I hope to keep this coupe as long as possible.
     
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  5. HelmuthBrothers
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  6. Ryan
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    The kids are out playing in the woods, the ladies are drinking wine, and Keith and I are working on the coupe... I have proof by way of an experimental time lapse video:



    Gonna fire the motor here in a bit... I'll come with video evidence of that as well...
     
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  7. alchemy
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    There's a lot more Keith work than Ryan work. Proof's in the video. :)

    Ryan must be doing the heavy thinking.




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  8. brady1929
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  9. Ryan
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    Well yeah... But in my defense, Keith had me doing the dirty work - removing the rubber from the running boards, painting the fan blade, painting the radiator support rods, etc... :)

    Oh... and at the end there... that was mary coming out to tell us dinner was ready. Norman Rockwell up in this motha...

    I ran out of camera battery, but eventually I'm gonna do a cool time lapse...
     
  10. Ryan
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  11. Ryan
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    Here's the first fire in real time... Like, this was about ten minutes ago:

     
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  12. Tim
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    As if I wasn't excited enough for a trip to Texas. Thanks for the video!
     
  13. Ryan
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  14. theHIGHLANDER
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    Magic moment, yes? Although it sounded like it was set up on TDC, only smoothing up with RPM or the gratuitous distributor twist. You did say "...all friends here..." I'm also impressed with the old hip hop I keep hearing in some of these vids. How refreshing to not hear the same fuckin doo wop around kool old shit. Thanks...
     
  15. Tim
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    Didn't catch that chromed splash pan before now, pretty unique piece
     
  16. 66gmc
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    hot damn that thing sits right!
     
  17. Kiwi Tinbender
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    I hope the idle portion is done, and the 20 minute cam and lifter dance has been performed...
     
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  18. brady1929
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    It turned out amazing! The owner is one lucky guy.
     
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  19. enloe
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    What's the next "Side Project"?
     
  20. Ryan
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    This one is far from done... Still have details and an interior to do...

    But, next? Who knows... Next on the list for Keith is the Mearns coupe... But I think we wanna do more of these side projects for sure. The key is finding cars with bodies as nice as this one and that's hard to do.
     
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  21. enloe
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  22. sits right, sounds right, looks right
     
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  23. 3wLarry
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    hand waving........I gotta 32 PU up here that needs a 283 install :)
     
  24. Never was much of a fan of 28-29 coupes. I always preferred the look of 30-31, but this one certainly has the look. Nice build and great motor. Traditional since 1955, when they replaced everything else. Build it your way, you can't please everyone anyway. Nice work guys.
     
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  25. Hot Rod Cowboy
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    Ryan, maybe I missed it, but what trans are you guys using? I know there was talk of a t5 but that was back before the great "crate engine debate."
     
  26. louisb
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    Have to start saving my pennies and dimes.

    --louis
     
  27. Tech question: Is this a road draft tube engine? I've been scheming to do 3x2's on my sbc, but it's a post 68 block. I'd like to do more than just breathers and I don't want to cut my vette valve covers for breathers or PCV. I was thinking Rochester 2g's but those 97's are the bees knees.

    Just curious if the new 97's have vacuum ports for a PCV or vacuum advance. Thanks.
     
  28. Corn Fed
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    Just cut those Vette covers!! As soon as I find a nice looking pair of breathers I’m milling and drilling the ones for my 327. Nothing more traditional hot rod than that.
     
  29. How do you have the 3x2's setup to run. I am trying to tune my very similar setup? I am also running 3- 97's with straight linkage on a built 327. Thanks.
     
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  30. Cyclone Kevin
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    Great Job Guys, I love seeing Keith in action, I remember the days @ The Orchard when he was still doing his flatty powered 29 RPU, The Flip's 27, The beginnings of your Coupe to his days in his RR shop off of Todd RD.

    I have pics of him doing a set of 32 rails with the reveals on both the inside and out that was going under a 32 sedan.
    Never got to see that one come to fruition.

    That Keith could make a Sour Lemonade taste like Sweet Orange Juice and that takes time and talent to ripen that citrus up. Ryan, You've got the right brother working side by side with you and Keith has a great lady in Mary making sure that the Chow is not missed so you guys can keep that High Energy Field Motor-vating!!!!!

    IDK if this was turned yet, but whoever ends up with it is going to have years of Kool Kruising ahead of him as this was meant to drive. Congrats, can't wait till the next one.
     

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