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Hot Rods Back from the ashes. The 36 lives

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hot-rod roadster, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
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    hot-rod roadster
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    from Omaha Ne.

    Been a little over a month since the fire (read about it here)
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=657164

    Working on it with all my free time and finally started it today. Hit the key and fired right up, no smoke no fire. Feels good to hear it run again.
    Painted the firewall. Gutted all the wiring and started over with a whole new kit from Rich Fox at Affordable street rods, new Moroso wires, coil, cap, points, 1 wire Alt. and a few upgrades including Dyna-Mat, heater, new elec. gauges (plus still retained the stock originals in dash) battery shut off switch, Mighty wiper, Cal-Custom valve covers and air cleaner, Edlebrock 500 carb on a Edlebrock EPS intake, and had the exhaust manifolds ceramic coated dark grey, and most important added a fresh new fire extinguisher.
    Still have some minor wiring to finish up and go back through and tidy up all the wire looms and hopefully find some hood tops with nicely patina'd old black paint to match the rest of the car.
    Thinking about adding a dropped axle to give it a little rake and then upholstery in March. Gary
     

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  2. Holy cow Gary! Glad it wasn't worse! I didn't even know ya had this 36!
     
  3. hiboy32
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    hiboy32
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    from Omaha, NE

    I will check out my 36 hood tonight. might be easier than painting yours
     
  4. wetatt4u
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    looks great ,good job
    YOU should be proud....
     

  5. xderelict
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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    xderelict
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    We DO need a garage night. Pretty that thing up and invite us over for beer and chips.:D
     
  6. TwoLaneBlacktop
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    from Burien

    Lookin' Great !!!
     
  7. Great news !!! Looks great ! If you don't mind , what Brand and model intake are you running along with what manufacture of carb and model number (cfm's) I'm running a little warmed over Chevy 265 in the 35... The carb on it is going away for sure, and may need a intake also. Was the pictures I sent of my linkage of any help.. Sorry the pictures kind of sucked. Thanks Rob
     
  8. Blue One
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    Blue One
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    from Alberta

    Nice job. Any idea where I can find a pair of these brackets for the hood sides ?

    My sedan was not running hood sides and I want to run them now. I have no front hold down brackets.
     

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  9. Strange Agent
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    Strange Agent
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  10. hot-rod roadster
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    hot-rod roadster
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    from Omaha Ne.

    Thanks Todd, yep sold the 40 last Oct. and picked up this little beauty. Hope to be running it over to the RR this spring

    Nice, thanks Jeff

    Your on, give me a few days to rap up some stuff and I'll have you all out
     
  11. brady1929
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  12. choptvan
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    with the progress you have had. makes me want to light mine on fire! Good work. Much better.
     
  13. roadsterpilot
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
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    roadsterpilot
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    Bob Drake sells them for 30 bucks a pair.


    Gary if 32 Highboys hood doesnt work out, I have 2 complete hoods..............the 3 looks great!!!
     
  14. bobwop
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    glad to see you are getting it put back together
     
  15. Blue One
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    Blue One
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    Great, I'll check it out. Thanks
     
  16. 1950-mercury
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    Gary, glad to hear everything is working out for you. Maybe we will see your 36 at a car show this spring? Keep up the good work. By the way, that is a sweet looking car!!!

    Mike
     
  17. rob lee
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    rob lee
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    from omaha,ne

  18. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    Well dude, a third shout out from the S.O.T.'s fan club. She is lookin sweet bro. It was great to hang a little at the Rockabilly nite last Sat. Good to see the ol gang together again. ~sololobo~
     
  19. ryno
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    looking good buddy.
    i didn't see the thread when it happened, way to make good of a bad thing though.
     
  20. Glad to see it's all coming back together. Good luck with the rest of your build
     
  21. Frankie47
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    Frankie47
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    from omaha ne.

    Awesome car glad you are back on track.......:)
     
  22. hot-rod roadster
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    hot-rod roadster
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    from Omaha Ne.

    The pic's did help, ended up cutting off the carb side (right) of the original linkage and welding it back on the left side

    Had a blast at Gotors, need more of those nites

    Thanks, thought I heard some talk of you possibly being in Omaha this winter ??
     

  23. so what carb & manifold did you go with ( I saw Edelbrock on the intake), sure would like to see an up close picture of your linkage. Thanks :D
     
  24. tjmercury
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    Looking goooooood! Sweet ride
     
  25. Nighthawk756
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
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    Nighthawk756
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    Glad to see she's coming back together so quickly brother!! I know your ready to get her back on the road. :cool:
     
  26. chevydave1965
    Joined: May 2, 2010
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    chevydave1965
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    from Iowa

    That a COOL 36 !!!!!!!!!!
     
  27. I just read the other thread after the fire, and saw were you posted the intake and carb..
     
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  29. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
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    Remember your post well, and so glad you are getting it back to what it was, or better!!!
    Kinda like a family member isn't it!
    Cheers,
     
  30. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    Thanks, thought I heard some talk of you possibly being in Omaha this winter ??[/QUOTE]

    wanted to come up at some point.need to set up an appointment with dick at his tattoo shop, and was thinking if there was something else going on in town also. but been so busy with wrestling that i haven't even thought about it again since nick and i spoke about it!
     

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