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

  1. Manager
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    Cruising is 327 times cooler that sitting fucked in a shed(shop). :)
     
  2. Rand Man
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    Yeah, changing the avatar was a way to get some use out of the car.

    My original thought on the crate motor: "Stick it in there and get on down the road. The special motor could be put in later. I'm still weighing my options.
     
  3. louisb
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    Get it on the road. You have all the dress up stuff anyway. Then if you still have to have the 327 drop it in later. Your missing prime cruising season.

    --louis
     
  4. theHIGHLANDER
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    This is the life we choose. Of course you put your trust in suppliers, products, your build team, all of it, but as has happened more times than anyone could count things fail. Sometimes the products are more frail than human nature and it puts us all to the test. Imagine getting a car with 7 figure potential ready for a meet. You buy the best brakes, engine parts, products, show up at the meet and the pedal goes to the floor as soon as it rolls out. Being what it is there's a temporary solution (there's actually valves that separate the front and rear brakes from each other ). The worst of it is trying to get the egg off your face even if you're not at fault. The assumption is that it's all the best it can be and failure isn't even the vocabulary but...

    Sometimes you can embrace the issues and carry something permanent from it so it doesn't repeat. Sometimes it repeats anyway. Sometimes you just have to think that the work itself is the juice, the juice worth the squeeze.
     
  5. Rand Man
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    It will all work out.

    I want everybody to know the engine builder is taking the heat on this situation. Rexrods did everything right.
     
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  6. theHIGHLANDER
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    For the record I don't doubt that, and without having met either of those 2 hoods I can tell who and what it is. It's just the life, whether your hand never laid upon the part, in spite of all the forethought and engineering, a bird will shit on your ice cream cone. Just hope it isn't cookies and cream and went unnoticed...:eek:
     
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  7. olscrounger
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    X2 what Highlander says-example--just helped a guy with a 40. All new parts from Napa. The car has 225 miles thus far. He was driving it a rear wheel cylinder let go--brand new part. He is not mechanically inclined. New parts fail. I have a friend going to help him out as we speak. He was able to get it home via partial brakes and Ebrake.
     
  8. Ryan
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    Engine is out!

     
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  9. Nice the music suits the video to a T.
     
  10. Rand Man
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    Hooray for progress! Let's all hope that 5-Star Engines can make this all right again.
     
  11. Thanks for the update Ryan.
    That was a quick job in the video. How long did it actually take?
    Good luck with the new motor.
     
  12. Ryan
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    About 2 hours I think?
     
  13. Bader2
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    Very ironic that we picked the same day to yank a motor![​IMG]
     
  14. The 39 guy
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    That was fun!The video sure beats a single picture with text. Thanks for the update!
     
  15. Baron
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    Great video. Did you determine where the oil leak was coming from, pan or crank seal ?
     
  16. Ryan
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    No. It stopped mattering when it had zero oil pressure. :(
     
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  17. Rand Man
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    There's more trouble than the oil leak. Low oil pressure. Metal in the oil. Something went wrong. The guys were right to shut it down. The 327 is going back to the builder, for rebuild or replacement.
     
  18. Baron
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    That sucks, but better now than 6 months down the road. And the 327 will certainly be worth it in the long run.
     
  19. SimonSez
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    See Ben work, go Ben go!
     
  20. pumpman
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    It will be interesting to see what the engine builder finds when he tears it down.
     
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  21. Ryan
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    So motor is out... and Ben put in a crusty old short block so that fab can begin on the owner designed exhaust...

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  22. Ryan
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    One side is just about done...

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  23. Ryan
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    Getting one side fit... It's gonna site tight under the running board obviously... Has kind of a mid-to-late 50's look to it. Randy designed it after inspiration from the Kopper Kart.

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    This thing is gonna be loud. I like loud hot rods.
     
  24. Rand Man
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    It was the Ala Kart. I don't think I've ever seen another Model A just like this. I'm going to love it!
     
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  25. Ryan
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    Ala Kart... I knew that. Brain fart.

    In any case, here's how it looks on the ground:

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  26. Tim
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  27. Old-Soul
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    Ooh I like that...
     
  28. The pipes look great! Do you have something against whitewalls @Rand Man? Just curious? They sure would look good on there (IMWO.)
     
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    LOVE that exhaust. Just scored these for my 40 project. These will run along the edge of the running board from about the B pillar to just in front of the rear wheel
     
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  30. Ryan
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    I think white walls would look like shit on the car initially... New whitewalls are so white they are almost blue, you know? But once they yellowed, I think they would look fantastic.

    That being said, I'm a black wall guy mostly...
     

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