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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by dumprat, May 31, 2015.

  1. NashRodMan
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    Here's what that engine could look like when its done.
     

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  2. chessterd5
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    That engine looks good, NashRodMan!
    Dumprat, the trucks coming along nicely! I'll be watching, Keep on Truckin'! thanks.
     
  3. dumprat
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    I already have the same intake but I think I will build some tube headers. It is easy and fun.

    From old guys in the know, ditch the oil filter. The bypass system bleeds off oil pressure at high rpm and doesn't do much at low rpm. The little six needs all the oil pressure and flow it can get.
     
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  4. Fredb_
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    Enjoying your thread dumprat. Keep it coming. I like the six idea too. I have a 225 slant in a 49 Dodge Roadster. Some guys just shake their head, but most want to talk about it.
     
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  5. mike.t
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    Reply to your signature. I love my 32' Tudor SBC
     
  6. dumprat
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    Got the grill insert started today. Cut out and the slots done on the mill. Then ran them through the trusty Harbour freight bead roller. Must have gotten too much sun yesterday. I left the blank spot for the crank hole on the top rather than the bottom. Oh well that is an easy fix. image.jpg
     
  7. Okie Pete
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    Enjoying your build . Keep up the great work.
     
  8. dumprat
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    Still needs a ton of hammer work as the dies to bend the bars tend to roll them over.
    image.jpg
     
  9. manyolcars
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    Somebody please explain this to me. What is the top bearing face of the steering arm? steering arm or draglink? What part of the kingpin boss is the face? thanks
     
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  10. Budget36
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    Before you start hammering, maybe make up some dies and V blocks and use your press. I fixed up some '35 and '36 Ford PU grills that way.
     
  11. hooliganshotrods
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    Looking good, the grill should bang out just fine. Nice work.
     
  12. Jethro
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    Nice work Matt!.......I never thought of trying that for a grille
     
  13. dumprat
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    Thanks Jeff!

    The bars are round faced from the die of the bead roller. I am thinking if I tack a piece of round bar to a piece of stock and clamp the inserts to it I should be able to hammer the sides of the bars down to where they need to be.
     
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  14. Jethro
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    What about routering a slot in some wood to use as a hammer form?
     
  15. dumprat
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    Sort of what I am thinking only steel is easier. Or maybe some plastic.
     
  16. dumprat
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    image.jpg I ended up welding a T dolly out of some 1/4" stainless and a chunk of flat bar. That a bunch of different pairs of pliers and a female radius piece of aluminum to beat on worked. It will get stainless trim and a stainless center bar then the insert will get painted satin black.

    Not finished yet but I like it.
     
  17. waxhead
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    Love the insert, looks good. Nice work.
     
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  18. bct
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    Nice work matt . Very creative.
     
  19. VNTGE41
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    Where's the spider web!! Lol jk man ,that insert looks great. Great build I'll be watching
     
  20. rdscotty
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    Love the insert even more now that I know it is an original design.
    I have a question though. Would it be possible to do the bead rolling first and then mill out the slots? Would that help lessen any distortion?
     
  21. dumprat
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    It didn't distort much when doing the bead rolling. Holding the plates after bead rolling was a major pain. (I had to fix one slot)
     
  22. rdscotty
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    Thanks, I was wondering if it would be hard to clamp down.
     
  23. jerseyboy
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    Nice insert design, looks traditional. Enjoying your thread.:D
     
  24. dumprat
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    Thanks! I wanted something that looked like it belonged on a 34 truck. The 34 car grill is pure sex and the truck looks like 32 leftovers.

    And it is hand built so there is no reason somebody couldn't have built one in the 50's.
     
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  25. louisb
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    Nice work on the grill! Came out really well.

    --louis
     
  26. The grill looks really good, great job.

    -Chris


    Sent from my flip phone.
     
  27. dumprat
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    Really at a quandary as to what to run for wheels and tires. I have 34 17", 35 16" wires, external nub 15" fifties wheels and now a set of 48 F100 smoothies has come up for a good deal.

    So 16" wires all around with black walls ?
    16" front 17" rear wires with black walls ?
    16" solids with black walls?
    16" solids with wide whites?
    15" solids with white walls?

    This is driving me kind of nuts! Lol
     
  28. It's a truck. Blackwalls for sure. I like the 17s all around. Just one guy's opinion.
     
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  29. Lilred36
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    This sure looks good...
     

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  30. dumprat
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    Except for the box yes. Model A boxes on 32-34 Ruin the looks of the truck.
     

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