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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SOHC427, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. SOHC427
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    Just the one for the Coupe. The other is Mock up stuff, 428 Block, cammer heads, blower intake, and blower. and Junk DOVE valve covers
     
  2. SOHC427
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    Joe, Thank you! If you have read the entire post, you can see a few of the real issues, and the struggle.. I need to finish this one.. We are all on Borrowed time!
     
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  3. SOHC427
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    FB_IMG_1644872548614.jpg The Willys Engine, just waiting to make some noise....
     
  4. elgringo71
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    I have heard people say that you can never have too much horsepower but if there is a limit for HP to weight of the car, this combo has to be pushing the limit to the redline. Keep up the good work. I can’t wait to hear it roar.

    I have seen two other Willys Coupes that had Cammer Motors
     
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  5. SOHC427
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    I am trying Hard!!! I will never be able to race it, or cut it loose, but Noise, and a few Burn outs, never hurt!
     
  6. Dick Stevens
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    You can never have too much HP, but you can have too little traction! :D
     
  7. Joe Travers
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    Yes, I read the entire thread. A Willys w/ a Cammer wasn't the main inspiration for my post but it's a dream car, one that would keep me going in tough times ;)

    Joe
     
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  8. SOHC427
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    Exactly..
     
  9. SOHC427
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    Motor Plate, is finished, flywheel spacer, is done, next will be the starter drive. Baby Steps.. Resized_20220324_173736.jpeg
     
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  10. bchctybob
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    There was a guy named Pete(?) Garramone who took lots of pictures of Colorado drag race cars back then. He captured my Austin gasser in an earlier form. Try searching for his photos or asking around about him, he may have more pictures of your Willys.
    Keep up the good work, every little accomplishment is a step in the right direction, no matter how small it seems.
     
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  11. cfmvw
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    Horsepower: A little is good, more is better, and too much is just right!
     
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  12. SOHC427
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    Thank you, Will do!
     
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  13. SOHC427
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    Huge step forward. That Big MF fits. There will be a Tilt Front End, in the future. Males me Happy.
     

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  14. elgringo71
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    That is a huge improvement and a good motivator. It’s starting to look more like a complete car and less like a project.
     
  15. SOHC427
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    I agree, This was a Basket case. all the sheet metal, except the firewall, is ready. Time for steering, and pedals!
     
  16. SOHC427
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    This should be the final placement of the 427. Waiting on a different oil pan, and dropped Vega pitman arm, before we set the real Cammer in. She is taking shape. 20220408_110717.jpg 20220408_110628.jpg 20220408_110617.jpg
     
  17. elgringo71
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    Yes, it is definitely looking great. That dummy motor really caught my eye and looks better than most real motors to me.
     
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  18. SOHC427
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    Core Parts, already in the works!
     
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  19. Looking good!
     
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  20. SOHC427
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    All the sheet metal is on, and fitted. Needs some metal work, but that's the easy part. No Tilt, made a few cuts, and the Cammer fits. Next is light and handle fitment. Doors fit like a glove... pleased she has made it this far... 20220513_133945.jpg 20220513_133930.jpg 20220513_133923.jpg 20220513_133909.jpg 20220513_133945.jpg 20220513_133945.jpg 20220513_133930.jpg 20220513_133923.jpg 20220513_133909.jpg 20220513_133901.jpg 20220513_133945.jpg 20220513_133909.jpg 20220513_133901.jpg 20220513_133945.jpg 20220513_133930.jpg 20220513_133923.jpg 20220513_133909.jpg 20220513_133901.jpg
     
  21. It would be a shame to keep that hilborn 4 port injector hat hiden under the hood. Do you plan to close up the hole in the hood, or stick that scoop out of the hood?
     
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  22. SOHC427
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    My plan, is a Tall 4 port Hilborn Mechanical Injecter and scoop. Looking for one, if any one can help
     
  23. Joe Travers
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    Man, this is a beast ready to be unleashed! Great job on a trophy build ;)

    Joe
     
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  24. wheeldog57
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    Wicked!!! Glad to see you are recovering and making significant progress on your bad ass coupe!! Keep us posted
     
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  25. SOHC427
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    Thank you, Still fighting, but moving forward!!! I think this is the best my health will get, but I promise, to finish this build!
     
  26. Inland empire hot rods
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    Nick Smithberg in Indiana has a TON of Hilborn stuff!!
     
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    Nebraska
     
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  28. Inland empire hot rods
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    Correct not sure what i was thinking
     
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  29. SOHC427
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    Found him, I will call tomorrow
     
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