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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by SketchyLuck, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. SketchyLuck
    Joined: Jan 12, 2017
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    SketchyLuck

    Just picked up the 1930 Tudor this weekend.. hoping to start slowly building it. Planning on chopping 3”, and putting a ford y block or flattie in her.. any build thread recommendations would be super appreciated.
    Thanks guys,
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  2. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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    Petejoe
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  3. SketchyLuck
    Joined: Jan 12, 2017
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    SketchyLuck

    Thanks! What would you suggest? Staying with a flathead v8? My concern with the flathead is that I’m planning driving the car on Longer trips, and would a flathead make enough power in stockish form to be comfortable at highway speeds?


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  4. ol-nobull
    Joined: Oct 16, 2013
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    Hi. The flatties did well all the way into the 50's. They still will. For hwy speeds it is not so much power that makes it better, it is gear ratio's & tire sizes. For modern speeds on the hwy's you should up grade the brakes to Hydraulic if yours still has the mechanical operated brakes.
    I have a friend with several Model A's and his gets down the Hwy real well even with the 4 cyl engine. He has either changed ring & pion ratio or added an overdrive and in some he has upgraded the intake & carb and changed or reworked the head.
    Good luck with your project and keep us updated with info and photo's as work progresses.
    Jimmie
     
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  5. SketchyLuck
    Joined: Jan 12, 2017
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    SketchyLuck

    Yeah, I’m absolutely going hydraulic brakes and dropping it a bit lower and such.. I was thinking of potentially bolting a flathead to a t5 with an adaptor, and using a modern diff (8 or 9”)?


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  6. Welcome from Illinois. Looking forward to watching your progress on the rod.

    @krylon32 sells the parts needed to adapt t5 to the flathead.
    Phil
     
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  7. Petejoe
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    Petejoe
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    Depends on what your plans are.
    Do you want A/C?
    My 37 owned 20 yrs has been driven on vacations all over the Northeast.
    As far as NY, Virginia , Illinois, Michigan , PA , Indiana, WV and Kentucky.
    A change of gearing or an overdrive tranny will get you to the speeds that are comfortable.
    But An A/C will rob your power
    Need extras? Consider a early SB.
     
  8. SketchyLuck
    Joined: Jan 12, 2017
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    SketchyLuck

    No, it’s definitely going to be bare bones.. I’m leaning more towards the flathead.. thanks for your time. If you don’t mind me asking what are you using for a tranny and rear end


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  9. Petejoe
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    Petejoe
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    All original.
    It’s a Old Nebraska car. So I’m guessing it has tall highway gears. Never measured it. But I’d guess 354’s
     
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  10. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    goldmountain

    Alberta covers a lot of territory. North? South?
     
  11. SketchyLuck
    Joined: Jan 12, 2017
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    SketchyLuck

    Central, just east of Edmonton,


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