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

  1. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Congrats on a successful first drive. I would say, though, that 1/4" pipe is normally adequate for a street driven flathead. I'd mistrust the regulator.
     
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  2. Stogy
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    I missed out on most of this build but you have done a wonderful job getting it together @Piewagn...High Fives and congrats on this huge Milestone...
     
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  3. Piewagn
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    Thanks Os! Thanks for hangin’ out and all the moral support.....some of you have been here from the beginning and it’s greatly appreciated!
     
  4. Piewagn
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    Thanks Stinger! I knew there were guys lurking .....thanks for droppin’ in!
     
  5. Piewagn
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    Appreciate it Patman! Time to enjoy it!
     
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  6. Piewagn
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    LB....you’ve been here since the beginning and were always a source of motivation....you were one of the guys encouraging the column shift.....thanks man!!
     
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  7. Piewagn
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    Thanks Mart! Your videos are a plethora of information.....I was always thinking “what would Mart do?” You’re another that was here from the start!
    Yep....regulator is the first thing to go..... by the way.... I installed the hex head bolts in the carbs like you suggested.....it’s a breeze to get the bodies off now.....keep up the great work Mart! I’m always checkin’ in on your channel!
     
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  8. Piewagn
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    Thanks Stogy.....You’re another with a plethora of information and knowledge....would always search the the forums to see if you had any useful info.....most times you did.....keep contributing, you help a lot of beginners and novices.....my short falls came with the flathead and the Holley 94s, but with everything here, I always managed to find the info I needed! Keep providing your expertise, it’s more useful than you know!!
     
  9. Damn, I have to drop away from the HAMB for a month and you get that beast running!?! Great job!
     
  10. Piewagn
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    Thank you! Sorry you missed it....:D Still more to come though. I still have to install the hand brake. I aquired an under dash ratchet so I can still keep the floor clear...also will be making a removable tonneau cover for the roof. Thanks for hangin’ out through the process!
     
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  11. Piewagn
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    Well, she’s making her debut! No more overheating and puking issues.....installed a new radiator last night and she’s good to go! Happy weekend everyone!!
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  12. Looks great “in the wild”!
     
  13. Osoty
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    Way to go man! I also agree, looks great in the wild. Go enjoy
     
  14. Nicholas Coe
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    Congratulations! Awesome work!
     
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  15. Mart
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    And so it begins...
    And so it ends...

    It looks great, Pie, and it's been a great journey. Took the boss for a ride yet? It was good of him to make that workshop space available.
     
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  16. loudbang
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    Back in the old days :)

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  17. Piewagn
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    Thanks fellas! You've all provided great support throughout! Believe me, it's been greatly appreciated! Thanks for all your input during this journey!
     
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  18. Piewagn
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    Thanks Mart!! he's on vacation in Maine right now, but he surely gets a good long cruise when he gets back! Thanks for all your tech info both here and on your YouTube channel, believe me....I'll be checking' in there because I'm sure to need more insight on the flattie!
     
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  19. Piewagn
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    Thanks LB! you've been here since the beginning providing inspiration from the start. It's been greatly appreciated...more than you know!!
     
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  20. patman
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    Clearly you need to drive up there and give him a ride!
     
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  21. Piewagn
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    :D:D:D
     
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  22. Piewagn
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    Brand new bushings were shit....when I ordered them, I mistakenly thought they were urethane or something similar....nope, crappy rubber that gave up the ghost rather quickly! With some research I found Limeworks and they had these bronze beauties! It’s a different frigging car now!! Along with new front tires and she’s smooth as silk!!
    My brother brought his tig welder over and we made some mods to the new radiator.....cruises at 160deg now...
    I’m driving it to TROG this weekend....maybe I’ll see some of you there....have a great night fellas!!
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  23. Nicholas Coe
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    Me likey! Have fun. Go kick some sand!
     
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  24. Wow....amazing stuff right there...

    Thanks for taking us along on your journey

    What's the next project on the docket???
     
  25. Piewagn
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    Thanks Nick! Although it’s too late to actually race, I still wanna get on the beach and do some spectating and see what I need to compete in the future....still gonna be a fun time!
     
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  26. Piewagn
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    Thanks Mike! Nothing like putting some pressure on me....:D I think next up is putting some paint on Piewagon....then maybe juice brakes and a V8 for the Tudor. Thanks for stoppin’ by!
     
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  27. Big mike 1968
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    absolutely gorgeous
     
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  28. RodStRace
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    For your trip, please pack some wrenches, pliers and cotter pins.
    Those bushings are better than stock, but will put more stress on other components, and a fresh build will always have something loosen up. Better to have and not need than...
     
  29. Piewagn
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    Thanks Mike! Well received....drew a nice crowd all night!
     
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  30. Piewagn
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    Sage advice Rod! I always carry a tool bag with odds and ends.....spare coil. points and distributor....it's my travel pack! Thanks for your concern!
     

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