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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gamlebilrokker, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Gamlebilrokker
    Joined: May 22, 2011
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    Gamlebilrokker
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    from Denmark

    Yessir. Now I have what I wanted, to hell with my Cadillac, saved it, repaired, now it is time to go. Few weeks ago I found an add for a 1929 A, and few days ago I went to see it, somebody was apparently knowing that he will store it for a while, so it was painted with red oxide primer, chassis and all was covered with grease, so was the engine. Hooked up a new battery, checked fluids and gave it some fresh fuel out of a can, and that bastard started right away, and runs strong.
    According to papers it was stored about 40 years ago, and was dug out in january this year.
    Yesterday was a big day, I could purchase it for a bargain, only stealing it would be cheaper.

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    Rust is minimal, floors and frame seem untouched, same goes for everything that moves, of course after all that years there is some work involved, but I think it's an easy fix to get it back on the road...

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    Now. I have no intention of keeping it as is, and niether am I interested in chopping it all up. This will be a hop up that goes along with the rules in this country, and can be driven on the roads. Therefore the idea is as follows:

    - Drop the front
    - Keep the mechanical brakes
    - Ford steelies all around
    - Skinny whitewalls
    - Fourbanger
    - Lion Speed Head
    - Stromberg
    - Different cam
    - Fuelpump
    - 12 Volt conversion
    - Turnsignals
    - Emergency lights
    - Full fenders

    All period stuff, should look like this when I'm done, and I'll take it from there, eventually I might take off the fenders and keep runing from the Police, maybe I'll find a coupe body someday. Who knows. First I want to get it to the state shown below, and have some fun with it.

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    See ya.
     
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  2. cruzr
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    cruzr
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    Nice plan......and drawing
     
  3. cederholm
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    Wow! Cool - congratz!
     
  4. fleetside66
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    Don't worry about a coupe..what you have is great. Those whitewalls in your drawing are fat, not skinny. Stay with the fat.
     
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  5. fleetside66
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    Oh, it just dawned on me...you mean skinny wheels.
     
  6. farmboyhotrodder
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    from PA

    Looks good to me. I would put juice brakes on it though. Just my personal preference.
     
  7. Sparkswillfly
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    from Colorado

    Sedan's rule! Nice project.
     
  8. Gamlebilrokker
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    Gamlebilrokker
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    from Denmark

    No, I'll stick with mechanical for a while. The Cadillac has juice brakes, electric windows, mechanical choke, and other crap nobody needs. I want it simple, and pure.

    Yea, I want ww in how they are supposed to be, can't stand modern tread on old cars, looks unbelievably crappy, and destroys everything.
     
  9. draider
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    Very cool find, and I like the direction you're headed with it!
     
  10. lowelife
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    Great detail in the drawing. Looks like your heading in the right direction.
     
  11. djust
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  12. pinkynoegg
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    Thats a great start to what sounds like an awesome project
     
  13. Westco48
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    Congratulations man!!!... all it needs is a drop axle and WW
     
  14. olskool34
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    I love the concept. I personally run mechanical brakes on all my model a's. With the 4 banger, they will be fine.
     
  15. I like the style on the drawing!! Hope to see it on the road, Congrats !!
     
  16. Stevie Nash
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    I kinda like the teeth!
     
  17. Be sure to work out the details of dropping the front and keeping the mechanicals. I don't remember the details but remember reading about challanges when doing this.

    Charllie Stephens
     
  18. Elrod did it and I think did a tech thread...
     
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  19. rrthiv
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    Sounds like a good plan,will be a nice driver...
     
  20. 34toddster
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    I want it simple too(Simple to Stop when desired)
    Cool Ride!
     
  21. Gamlebilrokker
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    Gamlebilrokker
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    I strongly believe that It'll stop whenever I wish. Furthermore I think that properly adjusted mechanical brake will be just as good with the lack of power, as a juice brake. And it's easier and simpler to maintain.

    The front will be dropped by reversed eye spring, should go down 3-5 inches. Seen it on a hot rod built by one of my buddies, that and bigger rubber in the back of the car should give it the stance I wish.
     


  22. Reversing the eye only drops it the height of the eye- 1". You can take a lot of leaves out but it will still only go down a couple more inches and ride like shit. On my A, I used a 4" dropped axle, reversed the eye and took a couple leafs out. Used a T spring in the back.


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  23. So they are still out the eh? Looks like a fun project. Good luck!
     
  24. KustomCars
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    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

  25. spydey
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    wow, great find
     
  26. I dig the drawing.
     
  27. Gamlebilrokker
    Joined: May 22, 2011
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    Gamlebilrokker
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    from Denmark

    Chris, we'll see, rideability is #1, but I have experienced dudes around who will help me with all that stuff.

    Here is the rake on my buddys car, just enough to make the difference:

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  28. DJLATIN
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  29. adam401
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    Run a 32 heavy beam withe the taller 32-34 spring perches and a reverse eye. You can use all your model a actuators and brakes. Ive done it and others on here have done it with various methods as well. . Very nice score by the way.
     
  30. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    from Owasso, Ok

    I like everything about the drawing except the goofy shark teeth...the car doesn't need them to make a statement...my .02 cents...
     
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