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Projects Dodge This - 1939 Dodge Southeast Gasser Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Dog_Patch, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Jersey Larry
    Joined: Jul 20, 2014
    Posts: 37

    Jersey Larry

    Very cool build.
  2. allwilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 143


    Awesome Tony! I'll be down in a couple weeks again. ...hope I can see a test run!..if not I'll help break the car outta roll cage jail n help u finish the cage!
  3. Nice post on the test session Tony! Always can learn somethin' hangin' in the shop. Glad ya made the trip over, great day. Hope the goodies protect that killer motor you're buildin'!

    The hornet nest is still safe today, too warm!

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  4. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717


    Just read the whole thread and can't believe I've never seen it. I really like what you're doing.....especially the 392 Hemi! Keep up the good work! Subscribed.
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  5. Heck yeah Tom! Stop by when you are down, you can sleep here and work on the car for room and board :).

    farmer12 - I have had your build thread in my watch list for years now. That there is some amazing work ;). This old car is gonna be a race car, not that I have your skills to make it nice anyway. Thanks for the props man! Always enjoy watching your progress.
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  6. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,748


    So, the "mechanical" limiter was basically a "flyball" type governor Eh?
  7. USA Tires Sign Joe
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,072

    USA Tires Sign Joe
    from Western NJ

    Great looking profile!
  8. Those are some fancy twinkle lights for next year's Christmas tree. Cool to see actually, never seen that before.
  9. Yeah a Flyball. Probably a good gasser name too.
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  10. Like those Tachs man - Can't wait to hear about those. Did you have any advance in the magneto?
  11. The mag is set to start advancing above 1000 rpm with total advance around 22 degrees. We didn't test the advance curve this time.
  12. 22 Crank degrees will make starting easier for sure with all that compression that'll be good. What do the hemi's like for max advance?
  13. I plan to run 10 at the crank and 32 total. You don't want more than 32 on a hemi.
  14. I read an interview (Mar 2014 Hot Rod) with Garlits talking about his swap over from the 392 to the 426, he couldn't get the new 426 to run as good as his 392. He said he had enough of the 426 and was gonna try to blow it up, since he used 34 max advance in his 392 he set his 426 to 40, it ran the best time ever for him. The next run he went up to 50 degree advance and it went faster still. Cool story, and yeah, 32 degree is probably a good number since Tony and Big Daddy both say so...
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  15. Yeah baby! Got her back home! The work is top notch like I expected, just slower than expected. Time to kick it into high gear - the Greer race is on April 25. The cage guy made up a nice rear brace for the rear axle and put on rear shock mount tabs. That where work is going to start happening next. Need to finish weld the rear axle housing and then re-center the bearing ends. Then get a drive shaft on order.

    cage_done2 (Copy).jpg

  16. Tubular man!
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  17. Nice Ric! A birdy told me it was 86 degrees at the SoCal beaches and the surf is up! You should be working on the Child instead of surfing though :p
  18. Yep, me and Marc, garage door up (60's+ at night)working on The Child with long sleeve shirts on, sipp'n cold brews & tending to our ole girls needs. Its a real Beeatch, but someone's gotta do it. ;)
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  19. Tyresmoke
    Joined: Apr 9, 2012
    Posts: 171

    from Norfork

    Rock & roll Tony
  20. I remember seeing that car on c-list, cool build
  21. Hey, you ashamed to have SFCC on your sedan delivery? :rolleyes:
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  22. allwilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 143


    Yeah..what he said! just not right towin the shocker without the sock out
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  23. fast30coupe
    Joined: Nov 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,019

    from Illinois

    I'm jealous I've been waiting to get mine in to even get started

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  24. Ditto!
  25. Easy boys! Just got the SEG logos for the family friendly occasions. Being a Sock Fucker in our own circle is funny but in the pits with kids its not really the right place. Damn I think I'm getting old. Pass the Geritol.
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  26. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,521

    Staff Member

  27. tylercrawford
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 726

    from Buford, GA
    1. S.F.C.C.

    Wait, what?
    I thought it was "Super Fast Car Club"? :D
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  28. Yah...that's it

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