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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Austin kays, Jul 23, 2023.

  1. Tim
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    @drdave you guys are gonna have to trade each other rides at the roc! Talk about extreme ends of the spectrum lol
     
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  2. Tim
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    Found just what ya need! IMG_9146.jpeg im sure you could print this out and send it in lol IMG_9147.jpeg
     
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  3. Grandma car vs. real hot rod. LOL
     
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  4. Stogy
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    Might have to reposition the fuel pump it's a hand job...:D
     
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  5. Outback
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    We took an old car for a lap around a remote community where I lived, 6 jammed inside & one on the bonnet clutching onto one of those fuel tanks, the wiper blades & pumping the fuel with a hand pump at the same time, the faster we drove the harder the task became! Hahaha no brakes or clutch added to the difficulty level! Was very entertaining :D
     
  6. At only 6 gallons you are going to need to stop for fuel often, pack a Jerry Can. FYI, pre-'57 boat tanks were usually pressurized and had a second line running back to them using crankcase pressure to push gas up to the motors, no fuel pumps on the early motors, hand pump to prime and then off you go. Enjoying the build, several guys from here in Atlanta are heading to the ROC.
     
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  7. So...I remember when this thread started and followed along a bit but never posted to get updates. And, WOW, just caught up today and what an amazing transformation already! Not going to miss updates anymore...missing too much excitement. :D
     
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  8. Tim
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    @Crusty Chevy its a temp tank to get it moving around on its own and there is a fuel pump on the car.
    @guthriesmith come find us in Oklahoma ;)
     
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  9. Oklahoma is a long ways away... :rolleyes: I did get a hotel reservation the other day thanks to a buddy that can't go so have that piece and registration covered so far. :D I might just show up after all.
     
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  10. Tim
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    Be there or be square ;)
     
  11. Tim
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    Just adding these back full size IMG_9169.jpeg working under the shade tree and working a billion hours at work. Shit tons of sweat equity in this hot rod IMG_9168.jpeg and this, I mean geeze. Thats some car guy jewelry right there!
     
  12. Austin kays
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    Well nothing but bad news today fellas, Joey and I went to wire it up and after the monsoon subsided we quicky found out my little flathead is Locked up tight
     

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  13. Dick Stevens
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    That sucks
     
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  14. Tim
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    Nothing a little atf mystery sauce soak won’t fix.
    2FE388DF-ACDA-41A5-84EA-1AE078A357E1.jpeg Damnit that thing looks good!
     
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  15. Did it spin before?
     
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  16. Austin kays
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    Yeah and put it back together with a 9 inch clutch/pressure plate combo
     
  17. Tim
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    @cactus1 yeah it’s a stumper he drove the truck to his place and pulled the motor out of it. So pretty weird that it’s not spinning now
     
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  18. Ah. Sounds like a mismatch of parts then huh? Bolts too long? Bolt heads too fat?
     
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  19. Outback
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    That looks wild! Hopefully it's a similar problem @J.Ukrop had with his jigger
     
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  20. Tim
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    It’s not the clutch like Joeys issue but no doubt it has to be something simple
     
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  21. Primered Forever
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    The starter drive isn’t stuck in the flywheel teeth is it?
     
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  22. Tim
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    @Primered Forever thats what my first thought was. I had a flathead that had like one bad tooth on the flywheel and if I rolled the dice and landed on it when I parked that fucker wasn’t doing a damn thing. I’d pull it off, roll the motor and stick the starter back on and be off to the races.

    he doesn’t think it’s that but I don’t think he’s pulled the starter all the way off to try it with out it on yet
     
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  23. Primered Forever
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    Rock it back and forth in high gear a few times and it will pop loose in most cases if that’s the problem.
     
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  24. Tim
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    He’s tried that with no luck. Mine wouldn’t ever budge either. He’s got the cylinders soaking thinking a ring decide to stick but as of now I haven’t heard any progress on that front
     
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  25. i feel like ive accomplished absolutely nothing for mine, you've completely built your car from scratch in three months and mines barely roadworthy in two years.
     
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  26. The fix for that I've been told is, Ya gotta put the Beer down, get your Ass out of the chair and go "WORK" on it.
     
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  28. Austin kays
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    ive kinda been over the car for the moment I wont be making it to the roc and that really took all the wind outta my sails
     
  29. winduptoy
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    are you sure....come on....I'm trying to process this.....
     
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  30. I was afraid of that. Bummer. But, you guys accomplished a lot in a very short time and that is something of which to be proud. You have your dream car and that’s pretty awesome!
     
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