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

  1. Gamlebilrokker
    Joined: May 22, 2011
    Posts: 206

    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.


    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...




    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.


    See ya.
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  2. cruzr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 3,125


    Nice plan......and drawing
  3. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,621


    Wow! Cool - congratz!
  4. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,646


    Don't worry about a coupe..what you have is great. Those whitewalls in your drawing are fat, not skinny. Stay with the fat.

  5. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,646


    Oh, it just dawned on mean skinny wheels.
  6. farmboyhotrodder
    Joined: Dec 19, 2011
    Posts: 66

    from PA

    Looks good to me. I would put juice brakes on it though. Just my personal preference.
  7. Sparkswillfly
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,059

    from Colorado

    Sedan's rule! Nice project.
  8. Gamlebilrokker
    Joined: May 22, 2011
    Posts: 206

    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
    Joined: Jul 12, 2004
    Posts: 461

    from Texas

    Very cool find, and I like the direction you're headed with it!
  10. lowelife
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 400


    Great detail in the drawing. Looks like your heading in the right direction.
  11. djust
    Joined: May 31, 2006
    Posts: 1,230

    from Oklahoma

  12. pinkynoegg
    Joined: Dec 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,135


    Thats a great start to what sounds like an awesome project
  13. Westco48
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 199


    Congratulations man!!!... all it needs is a drop axle and WW
  14. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 2,458


    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
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    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
    Joined: May 3, 2011
    Posts: 84

    from S.E.Ohio

    Sounds like a good plan,will be a nice driver...
  20. 34toddster
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,482

    from Missouri

    I want it simple too(Simple to Stop when desired)
    Cool Ride!
  21. Gamlebilrokker
    Joined: May 22, 2011
    Posts: 206

    from Denmark

    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
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

  25. spydey
    Joined: Mar 2, 2011
    Posts: 59


    wow, great find
  26. I dig the drawing.
  27. Gamlebilrokker
    Joined: May 22, 2011
    Posts: 206

    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:

    Joined: Sep 16, 2010
    Posts: 612


  29. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 2,418


    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
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

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