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Blown 56 chevy gasser build for 2017 meltdown or bust

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fast30coupe, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. i run solids with a mid plate on all the cars i build. i have never had a problem. the mid plate helps tie every thing together. the engine and trans become part of the chassis not just bolted into it. a added plus using one the trans can be removed without supporting the engine.
     
  2. fast30coupe
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    The car will have a mid plate and a pretty serious roll cage.


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  3. Butch M
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    wow great work that's going to be a bad ass man I love them 56 chevys
     
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  4. How did it take me so long to see this thread? Awesome work and it gave me ideas on the tilt front end! Subscribed.
     
  5. fast30coupe
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    I post right after I finish something because I'm to impatient to wait until normal hamb hours. I've been following your thread too.
     
  6. fast30coupe
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    The attachment didn't work but I assume your talking about the ones on the flip front end?


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  8. enloe
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    THESE WERE THE ONES HE WAS TALKING ABOUT:)
     
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  9. Yeah that one :D
     
  10. enloe
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    I'm here for you Amigo:)
     
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  11. fast30coupe
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    Those are to lock the flip front end in place with a quick release pin.
    Here's where the pin goes into on the frame this is also a stop for then the flip from end opens. A lot of people use cables but I wasn't a fan of that.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425233418.439283.jpg
    Here is the flip front end you can see the block for the pin and also a piece of 3/4 square to stop on top of the frame piece.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425233553.332750.jpg
    And here is a picture of the pin in with the hood up
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425233581.333505.jpg


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  12. fast30coupe
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    Here was my Sunday morning. I should've waited to do this but I'm working on small stuff before it goes for the roll cage and this idea was burning in my head I needed to make it reality.

    So the jerico has no speedo provision that's fine, but I didn't want to just have a dead speedo in the dash. So I decided to build a gauge panel for the water temp and oil pressure
    Template
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425233749.132663.jpg
    Scripted out on aluminum I think .050 thick
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    Cut out
    And in the OG bezel
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    Gauge layout
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425233831.304776.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425233875.775235.jpg
    Holes cut you can also see the small tabs I built to hold the panel in. Came out pretty slick.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425233923.196163.jpg
    Finished product
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425233941.331334.jpg
    Then I had to see it in the car
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  13. enloe
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    That piece is awesome but it is begging to be machine turned.
    Of course that is just my opinion
     
  14. cs39ford
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    image.jpg image.jpg Your front end flip brackets are super nice nothing like the 60s ones on my old 56. Your dash is killer going to be a outstanding car
     
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  15. Butch M
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    wow if they gave an award best 56 chevy your going to get it outstanding you are inspiring me to get off my butt and fix mine
     
  16. i know you already made the dash and it is killer. i had the same speedo issue with my g-force. auto meter has a gps unit that works with a electric speedometer. i run one and it works great. just a option if you still want a speedo in the car
     
  17. fast30coupe
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    I was thinking that but don't want to open a can of worms. I'll have the polished dash trim and other aluminum interior parts


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  18. fast30coupe
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    Thanks I figure this is the car I build before marriage and kids so it's my last shot for awhile


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  19. fast30coupe
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    I was thinking that but plan on running a magneto or at least trying to at first. So I was worried about it not working right any thoughts on that?


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  20. enloe
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    Yeah it would b a slippery slope. 1st it would be the dash insert. It would look good and you would think "Man that's Bitchen" Yes your inside voice would actually say "Bitchin". Before you know it you would be standing over a smoking drill press laughing like a madman and your whole car would be engine turned. :)
     
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  21. i never tried it when i had a mag in the car. I have been down that road with a mag in a blown car. yes they do work but a msd works so much better. the multiple spark helps keep plugs clean. a built in rev limiter is a huge plus. shift lights, two steps,timing retards and a host of other items make running a mag much more difficult compared to a msd. hide the msd and no one knows unless you tell them.
     
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  22. fast30coupe
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    I guess I'll learn my excuse is I'm young and dumb I'm only 24. I'll try the mag for a little while. I'm going to run a hilborn angle drive so my only option for the msd distributor would be to modify one from a hemi or could I use the msd box with a Mallory dual coil?


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  23. what mag were you planning to run and its original aplication. what ever that is call msd they should have a base and shaft. one other big msd advantage is you can lock out the advance. doing that and using a msd-7 with boost retard will go a long way to help keep the engine happy and trying not to melt itself down. blown engines need something to control detonation under boost. the box does just that.
     
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  24. mjlangley
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    Cool build, thanks for posting all the pics...
     
  25. Butch M
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    that's cool make it part of the family I got my first 56 in the 70's ( and I still have it)I got my green one in the 80's turned it to a straight axle Gasser style in 2009 keep up the good work your doing a heck of a job
     
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  26. Oh now I see. Very nice work! Are you lying to us about being 24? o_O
     
  27. fast30coupe
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    No lies here looks like you got a lot done on your car this weekend.


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  28. fast30coupe
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425384436.839482.jpg
    Here's my mag


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