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  1. Hemi Joel
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    Awesome, epic! Congrats on the amazing results so far.
     
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  2. Deuced Up!
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    Amazing first drive and she got Christened too! Lol. Awesome work!

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  3. squirrel
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    thanks guys! It might look like I did this quick, but there was a lot of time spent thinking about how to do things, over the past two years.

    And I still dont know if it'll go more than a few feet :)

    But I did get the windshield wiper working this morning.
     
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  4. 1934coupe
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    Good Luck Jim! I wasn't looking and in 14 hrs you started it and moved it, Great Job.

    Pat
     
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  5. OK Jim, When did you really start building it.
    You make the rest of us look like slackers.
     
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  6. GordonC
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    I thought Jim had this pristine shop but did anybody notice that pile of stuff when he pulled the Cuda back inside! Must have been in a rush to fire that beast up and hadn't cleaned yet...:D
     
  7. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi Jim.Looking good and sounding good.Now the fun begins.Onward and upward.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  8. AHotRod
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    The car looks spot-on Jim, well done.
     
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  9. Doctorterry
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    Well said


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  10. Going into Drag Week well rested still makes for a very long week. I can't imagine how long your week will feel for you. I'm tired just thinking about it....
     
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  11. Tim
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    Unreal doesn’t even come close to touching it
     
  12. Nostrebor
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    The video commentary... "Neat." Hahaha!
    That word sums up your personality. You just soldier through.

    If you quit right now, you've already won. Now keep going!:D
     
  13. I think everyone around here is pretty impressed with how this is all going down. I know I am. Thanks for all the dialog and pictures.
     
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  14. Doctorterry
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    Jims project less than a year apart
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    My project in the same time span [​IMG] [​IMG]


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  15. Jim, Can you tell what the converter feels like? Did you check the gears on jackstands, off camera?
     
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  16. wrenchbender
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    Jake you have made a ton of progress on your car for a guy doin it the first time Jim has a small amount of experience doin this before lol. Jim the car looks and sounds awesome good luck on drag week I will try to follow along and live vicariously through you guys


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  17. squirrel
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    I took it for a short drive, almost a mile, low speeds...not sure yet how it feels, there are some issues with the engine, like, not running right at slightly higher rpm...I haven't really had it spinning fast enough to feel it engage the converter fully.

    also it wasn't charging, so we're wiring up the voltage regulator properly, and I changed out the condenser to see if it runs better (I don't have the right one for the distributor, so I added an external .22 uf)

    also the dipstick for the trans is iffy, and I haven't checked the fluid level properly, I think it's a bit low still.
     
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  18. blowby
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    I'll be curious how dialed in you can get it riding and handling wise. Lots of highway miles to cover I believe, not to mention the strip.
     
  19. Well it's not a "Fish Out Of Water" anymore, is it. All the moldings, nameplates and fender emblems really put this project over the top. :cool:
     
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  20. squirrel
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    thanks!

    Yes, it's going to be a fun drive...

    been tinkering with the ignition system, it's still not running right. Time to jump in the time machine, and think back to all the things that went wrong in the old days.

    we have so far swapped out coil, condenser, ballast, and played a little with the point gap. The points might be crappy, they are new. It seems to cut out a bit over 2000 rpm, the timing light goes all over the place, tach jumps around, and it runs really rough. It sure sounds like an ignition problem.
     
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  21. Baumi
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    It´s great to see that car moving under itsown power.
    What an accomplishment. When I ( ever) grow up, I wanna be like you, hahaha, but that ´ll still take a couple years. You´ve got the skills, the creativity and the motivation it takes to do what you love on a non NASA budget, even if that´s somewhat exhausting. My hat and all my respect is off to you!
     
  22. saltflats
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    Have you tried running it on one set of points?
     
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  23. blowby
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    You should hang that little tailpipe back on it.

    With a wheelie wheel bolted through it.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. squirrel
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    I fixed the ignition problem. just defective new parts, they installed the contact strap, but not the spring strap. that was fun.,. I found the old points in the garbage can, filed them, put them in, and it runs great.

    points012jpg.jpg points01.jpg
     
  25. Ebbsspeed
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    How do they miss putting the spring strap into a new set of points?

    Stunning execution, and incredible speed at which you built this car! Best of luck during Drag Week!
     
  26. enloe
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    I am planning on being there on the last day.
     
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  27. The excitement is mounting.
     
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  28. I'm surprised you could even see 2 grand with just the contact strap! :eek:
     
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  29. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Those look like the exact same points that I changed in my little Massey tractor . Same problem so I filed and put the old ones back. lol I got mine at the NAPA I work at on Sundays. You would not believe how may different applications those fit over the years. And yes they are made over seas. Larry
     
  30. squirrel
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    little video. We're working on the wheelie bars, and the fan shroud, and the hood, right now.

     
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