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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by p__moore, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. p__moore
    Joined: May 14, 2015
    Posts: 118


    Hi all

    Firstly I`d like to thank some important people who`ve given their time, knowledge, assistance and past on some cool parts to make this little hotrod more than was ever intended.
    My Dad - Al (Big Al) - Tony Cassar (lowlids) - Mark Anderson (hellrod666) - Terry Seaholm (WEBSTER . RIP) - Jack Butler (hotrd32) - Lawrie Kyte.

    I`ve been collecting parts and inspiration for my first hotrod build since around 2010.
    Almost all parts have come from HAMB members besides the engine block that come from a Fordbarn guy.

    I`m perhaps 75% through the build now without having always taken good pics of all the steps, so forgive me for the average photography or lack of.

    A good friend Big Al put me onto the start of the project which included a usable cowl and rear cross member and I`ve collected the rest along the way.

    I`ve always liked Tyrell`s roadster from the Pasadena Roadster Club so I aimed for something similar.

    Inspiration at the start... IMG_1826.jpg IMG_9430.jpg IMG_7312.jpg

    Mid 2011 I headed to the LARS with my parents for our first trip to the States. Was blown away by the amount of cool early hotrods and even cooler people.

    We were lucky enough to meet Mark and Terry at Limeworks Open House who we spent some time with over the weekend at the swap and later drove to Washington State to catchup again.

    It was the highlight of the trip, with their awesome hospitality and last minute garage crawls until midnight. Mark, the most generous guy I`ve met was beyond awesome passing on some cool parts one of which was the early Edelbrock intake off his car which is pretty neat to run.
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    After getting home and moving interstate, it was time to make a start. IMG_0051.jpg IMG_0065.jpg IMG_0137.jpg IMG_0260.jpg IMG_0245.jpg IMG_0670.jpg IMG_0307.jpg IMG_0733.jpg

    Decided to box the front and rear of the chassis but I wanted to keep with the early style of the build, I came up with stepped boxing plates that rivet in. They took far too long to fab....guess thats why I`m still working on it years later...
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    Last edited: Dec 29, 2015
  2. rooman
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,135


    Nice work on the boxing plates mate!

  3. p__moore
    Joined: May 14, 2015
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  4. p__moore
    Joined: May 14, 2015
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    Any colour - so long as it`s black IMG_6414.jpg IMG_6752.jpg IMG_7385.jpg IMG_8373.jpg IMG_8641.jpg IMG_9298.jpg IMG_9302.jpg IMG_8666.jpg IMG_8676.jpg
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  5. Lookin good Pat.
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  6. louisb
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 807


    Wow, veddy nice. I have been collecting parts for a similar project so I am interested in following your progress.

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  7. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,016

    Alliance Member
    from australia
    Staff Member

    Loving this, subscribed.
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  8. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,500

    from 1960

    Great work!
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  9. Great work!!! Looking forward to the rest. Tim
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  10. HotRodMicky
    Joined: Oct 14, 2001
    Posts: 1,752


    A very cool build !!!!!!!!!!
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  11. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 20,192

    Jalopy Joker

    ya done good
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  12. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,395


    Very nice...
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  13. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,126


    Going to be nice......
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  14. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 8,468

    Atwater Mike

    Hard as it is to do around here, you boys from O-Z do it and make it look easy!
    Never mind the hassle of having to travel halfway around the globe for parts...
    Nice work on that frame, makes me want to start over on my tub!
    Great job finding body, all those pieces...Superb roadster.
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  15. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,173

    general gow
    Staff Member

    ya ya, is good.
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  16. Super neat job! And I agree, making boxing like that is time consuming...but it look so good.
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  17. Doing a great job love the workmanship will be checking in on this one.
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  18. onekoolkat1950
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,855


    Very nice work
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  19. Big Al
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,383

    Big Al

    Pat, very nice work. Amazing what hard work and talent can make out of a derelict farm found model A. Love the riveted boxing plates. Any recent pic's?.
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  20. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 7,974


    Beautiful period styled modifications. Thank you for sharing. Awesome and inspiring. Happy New Year also...
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  21. FlatJan
    Joined: Dec 13, 2013
    Posts: 195

    from TX

    Nice, which wishbone did you use?
  22. p__moore
    Joined: May 14, 2015
    Posts: 118


    Thanks for the encouragement guys
    After getting it rolling I started on making an F1 steering box fit.
    Big thanks to Neil Jennings and Jimmy White for the heads up on the correct filler rod to use - 312 SS.
    It went pretty smoothly once i pre-heated to around 250 deg C, grinding the old flange off sucked though.
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  23. p__moore
    Joined: May 14, 2015
    Posts: 118


    I used a `32 wishbone
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  24. p__moore
    Joined: May 14, 2015
    Posts: 118


    At around this time I headed off to the States again to hit the `14 GNRS up and hangout with Mark for a week.
    Was another great trip and ended up with afew cool parts mostly from Mark again who, amongst the pile, passed on an early Zephyr steering wheel - same as his roadster which is pretty great.

    On the lead up to the trip I was lucky enough to make a deal on the last dash Terry built, with help from Mark before he passed, intended for his own Model A roaster. Jack Butler was a huge help in picking up the dash and taking care of it until I got over there, thanks again Jack!

    To me, Terry Seaholm epitomised what it is to be a hot rodder, he had done it all and still had a huge passion for his hobby in his later years when we were lucky enough to meet him. He was well known for his expetese with early Stewart Warner gauges but above all he was just a great guy.
    I`d like to think when i get those gauges moving again Terry will be onboard for every drive. IMG_5820.jpg
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  25. dirt t
    Joined: Mar 20, 2007
    Posts: 4,114

    dirt t
    from Kingman,AZ

    You have set a new standard for quality and craftsmanship. Great looking hot rod.
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  26. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 7,617

    from Mesa, Az

    Great hot rod
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  27. grim1930
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
    Posts: 65

    from Norfolk UK

    Nice work, great job on getting the f1 steering box to fit, I tried a rhd 40 ford box but couldn't get it in with the starter in the way, so I used a rhd 32 box, also used rhd 32 pedals. all a tight fit though.
    Keep up the good work.
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  28. p__moore
    Joined: May 14, 2015
    Posts: 118


    After buying a complete engine that turned out to be too far gone, the local flathead guru in town and now friend was good enough to sell me a nice 99 (`39-`41 truck) block and 8ba crank and rods to start my first engine rebuild.

    It`s a pretty basic street engine with a cam thats probably too big ha
    250ci - 2 x Uncle Max 97s - standard valves - shaved Canadian alloy heads - Isky 400jr cam - adjustable lifters - ports matched and cleaned up - H&C duel coil distributor

    If I had my time again I think I`d go a new 4" crank, considering the cost to grind the original and all the time spent cleaning and tapping threaded plugs which was probably the worst job of the rebuild.

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  29. p__moore
    Joined: May 14, 2015
    Posts: 118


    During the engine build, probably when I was sick of cleaning, I had a break and went thought the `box and sorted out the throttle pedal setup

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  30. p__moore
    Joined: May 14, 2015
    Posts: 118


    Other odds and ends

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