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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Piewagn, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Piewagn
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
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    Finally capped up the headers and ran it with the straight pipes! This thing is healthy....there’s definitely been some work done to it.....bought this engine on a whim over a decade ago with nothing to put it in.....for 400 bucks!!! Even a blind squirrel gets an acorn once in a while.....
     
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  2. Osoty
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    Once again, excellent! Thank you for the updates, ty
     
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  3. Piewagn
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    My pleasure Os!!
     
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  4. Big mike 1968
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    Piewagn, I really like that sound it sounds strong.
     
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  5. Piewagn
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    Thanks Mike! I think I hit the jackpot when I picked this engine/trans combo up. Had a bunch of new components with a band new clutch, lightened flywheel adjustable tappets and bored .040” over.....by the sounds of it I’m thinking the p.o. put a cam in it too. Alot was milled off the heads as well.....I’m not out to pound the crap out of it.....but I WILL drive the wheels off it!
     
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  6. Big mike 1968
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    Yes Sir, If I was about 1500 miles closer, I would be begging for a ride. With exhaust like that, there is no need for a radio.
     
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  7. Piewagn
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    Nope! Music to my ears! Although, I will be adding music..... I’ve got a nice pair of computer speakers for the package tray that I’ll be wiring in. I’ve got hours and hours of music stored on an old tracfone.... I actually use the same setup in my garage with a couple woofers that kicks ass!
     
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  8. 4 pedals
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    from Nor Cal

    Impressive! Just read the whole thread! Is there anything you can't do?

    Devin
     
  9. Piewagn
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    Thanks Devin! This old goat has learned a few things over the years....
    My Father was my mentor, he was the catalyst for who I am today and this build is dedicated to him... I miss him tremendously and would love to spin him around the block when it’s done....just one more time. Thanks for taking the time!
     
  10. Piewagn
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    Installed a different fuel pressure regulator, the last one just was just dumping fuel...hope this one cures it. I put one of these in my truck and it worked well.
    Finally hung the deck lid. I’m surprised it wasn’t a casualty of just sitting around and working around it, I thought for sure I’d be reworking it!
    It’s time for windows!! Got everything cut and door glass tinted....windshield installed in frame....I’ll be driving soon I hope! Hope everyone is having a great night!
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  11. patman
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    Those tinted windows look great!!! Won't be long now before you're driving it everywhere.
     
  12. Piewagn
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    You betcha Patman.....I'm psyched to give this thing a good scoot! I am sooooo close!
     
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  13. Piewagn
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    Frigging mud dauber had one of my bowl vents plugged up....I saw gas coming out of the accelerator pump nozzles, I new it was "pressurizing" the bowl....with a clogged vent, the air had nowhere to go! led me right to it!....she's running a treat now! Finished the glass and changed the oil. Headed to the notary tomorrow...I'm guessing another week! I'll finish the interior once I get it home!
     
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  14. Aaron D.
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    Very cool, it's all coming together now. What a great job you did on this build!
     
  15. Piewagn
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    Thanks Aaron! I can't wait to drive it! Gotta pick up a wide 5 adapter so I can get the wheels balanced, I'll be putting some miles on it! Looks like I'll make it to the Wildwood, NJ show next month and TROG in October.....I'm psyched!!
     
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  16. Osoty
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    Dig the tint. Not something you see everyday. Keep attacking your list
     
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  17. loudbang
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    Tinted windows look great. they keep with the Black & Yellow theme. :)
     
  18. Piewagn
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    Thanks Os! List keeps getting smaller....got a couple more things to check off! Thanks for coming along for the ride!
     
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  19. Piewagn
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    Thanks LB! The picture in my head is becoming a reality. You've been here from the beginning, your positive vibes have kept me motivated....greatly appreciated!
     
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  20. Piewagn
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    Seat is in! I just have to secure it.... I modified a ‘63 Fairlane fuel gauge to fit into the ‘36 housing....and it works!! I’m so close I can taste AND smell it!! Thanks everyone for hangin the past 2 years! I’m still having fun....that’s what it’s about....it’s a roller coaster ride!
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  21. patman
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    You going for the Minnie Pearl look with that price tag still hanging off the steering wheel?
     
  22. Piewagn
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    :D:p I was thinking that just the other day! It'll be the very last thing I do.....it's been on there almost 2 years now!
     
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  23. Nicholas Coe
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    Go get 'em brother. You got this! Almost time for cruising!
     
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  24. Piewagn
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    Thanks Nick! It actually moved under its own power tonight....although only up and back in the stall....the clutch feels good.....guess I nailed the fabrication on the clutch and linkage assembly! Soooooo close!
     
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  25. Piewagn
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    No more gaping hole in my dashboard!! Finally installed the clock I picked up at Carlisle....I’m fairly certain I’ve got the temp gauge situation settled....R/S runs hotter than the left....they both match my laser thermometer .....high idle about 20 minutes..... I did install thermostats and it drastically improved the puke issue. Still need to make a puke tank though. Other than that, I think I’m good! Thanks for hangin’ everyone!!
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  26. Mart
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    Great stuff, pie. I've enjoyed following this build.
     
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  27. Piewagn
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    Thanks Mart!! Almost there....
    Enjoy your vids.... I see you’ve got a couple new ones out.... I’ll have time over the weekend....keep up the great work!
     
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  28. Piewagn
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    Seat finally mounted!! Got it in a good comfortable position and I can even hang my arm out the door!!
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  29. Piewagn
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    Well....Cowl panel and welting installed....Just need to install the windshield and I’ll be road testing! Lots of small stuff left, but that I can handle at home....probably driving it home next week when I get back from vacation!
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  30. Horror Business
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    Looks great! Is the roof going to stay open like that?
     
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