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Projects Chassis Research style dragster/Comp Coupe build flathead powered

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by dragsled, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. 38FLATTIE
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    We run a pop-off-by the time a burst panel would blow, I figure my engine would be destroyed!

    Tim, you folks are doing great work, and the car looks great!
     
  2. dragsled
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    Thanks Buddy, Nice to see the Flatcad making all that horsepower,,, Tim Jones
     
  3. dragsled
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    Still putting the car back together , Had to take part of a X brace out ( that I just put in:mad: )to fit the new clutch pedal, Between the scattershield and the braces we have been pulling our hair out fitting everything back in the car,plus working with a pulled back doesn't help, If it wasn't for Beth,this thing would be on hold for a bit, Finally got the cockpit back together ,Now the next pain in the ass, putting the dragster body back on, most of the spots I screwed the panels on have a brace in the way on one panel ,We'll have to change to dzus buttons in those spots, Plus have to change the hole where the steering came through the side, But all this made the car safer:D,,,, Tim Jones
     

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  4. dragsled
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    Today I finished sorting out the dragster body panel mounts that had to be changed, Added a few dzus fasteners and put a couple self ejecting ones on the front ones under the motor, after we get the body panels back on we'll put the fiat body on and see what if anything needs to be changed because of moving the steering,, Tim Jones
     

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  5. fenderless
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    Looks like you have had your hands full this winter;) one step progress means two steps back, has been some of my experience....;)
    My wiring was ready two years ago.... nooo, have to redo that too;)

    /K

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    Taildragger&fenderless
     
  6. dragsled
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    Well we got the fiat body hung back on the car, now I need to make room the pitman arm ,Gee imagine that:rolleyes: , Of course Beth had to jump in with her buddy Shiloh :), I think he was thinking,,Get me Out of Here!!!!:D, Tim Jones
     

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    according to this image looks like Shiloh wants to drive!!!
     
  8. dragsled
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    Well back to the Hopefully last of the changes:rolleyes:, Cut the pitman arm so we could change how it all lines up,then cut the draglink so I can redo the lenght, then cut out the section of firewall where the steering runs into it after moveing it back, Just have to weld in some alum firewall pieces to make some room for the pitman arm swing ,,,,Man all this work because of a scattershield:D,, Tim Jones
     

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  9. dragsled
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    Finally the last of the changes are done:confused:, My buddy Garrett welded the pitman arm and the drag link, I bent up a piece of alum to cover the steering, just need to weld it where it hits the wheelwell, then on to getting this pig running again,, FINALLY!!:D,,, Tim Jones
     

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  10. Neat Tim, now I have Brake jealousy.............:D:D
     
  11. 64 DODGE 440
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    Yeah Carl, just think what you could do to your finger with that. :D
     
  12. dragsled
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    Funny you say that Tom, that's our small brake at work, my fingers have been pinched a couple times when me and my buddy Huck are working together on projects, ( I think he tries to nip my fingers on purpose):D,,,, Tim Jones
     
  13. dragsled
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    Got my clamps for the rear mounts, and started to weld the alum,, Tim Jones
     

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  14. lizbeth
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    We finally got to put the piecrusts on I bought last fall and being the slotted wheels weren't the right bolt pattern ( they were on with adapters) We decided to go with smooth steel wheels painted semi flat black, Give the car an old time look,, Beth and Tim
     

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  15. Damn that looks mean!!!
     
  16. 64 DODGE 440
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    Everything about it looks right Tim. You guys have a car to be proud of.
     
  17. dragsled
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    Thanks Guys, I was trying to find some 5 on 5 slots that wern't to high priced:rolleyes: but had no luck and when I did find them I didn't have the money:(, With these tires we gained a few inchs of ground clearance in the back also, the M&H's were only 27 tall plus they were pretty old,, Tim Jones
     
  18. 64 DODGE 440
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    The piecrusts just look right.
     
  19. wrenchbender
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    Looking good tim are those hurst slicks or are they from towel city tire


    Chrome don't get ya home
     
  20. dragsled
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    Thanks Randy , They are Towel City Tires, Didn't see to much bad written about them , Plus they were in Omaha ,Nice and close,, How's the dragster comming along,,,,,, Tim Jones
     
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  22. Hate to say this Tim but it was 95 here today, spent all day cleaning up the shop..........
     
  23. dragsled
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    Got the Dzus fastners on the seat plate, also got the brakes all freashened up on the hauler and took it for a drive around the place:D,,, Tim Jones
     

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  24. dragsled
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    Got the truck rolling, and loaded the car on it today for some pics,,, Tim Jones
     

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  25. carshopowner
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  26. That is way too cool Tim ............... LOVE IT!!!!!!:D:D:D
     
  27. moparob
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    Thats one slick set up you have there, very cool bud.
     
  28. dragsled
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    Thanks guys, I added what I call my old man steps to the hauler today:D:D, makes it alot easier to climb up in the back,, another piece I saved off the truck we cut up at work this spring Tim Jones
     

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  29. fenderless
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    Looking very Nice Tim:) The "rig" is gone turn some heads on the highways:)

    /K

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