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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by jim1932, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Not sure I dare put myself out there but payback is due. I learn a lot form the other builds. If nothing else you will learn what not to do. I have been messing with a 32 tudor for the past 8 years. Never really got anywhere but learned a lot about 32 B's. Early this year, literally out of a chance call, I found a 5 window Coupe an hour from home. Great elderly guy that I hit it off with. I think we were both happy with me getting the car. One of those small little houses with a single garage in the back. Neighbors were shocked to see us pull the car out. No one knew it was there. Very solid car with juice brakes that had serious issues. Got it running with the help of a friend on here. He fixed the brakes for me too. I sold my Tudor and here we are.

    A little back story, I have a diamond block B motor that has been being built for me, originally for the tudor. Counter balanced crank, Jim Brierley winfield grind cam, inserts and 1.5 intakes. Almost done.

    So here is the car as I bought it. IMG_4690.JPG IMG_4692.JPG IMG_4693.JPG IMG_4695.JPG IMG_4697.JPG
  2. After my friend got the brakes right and tuned up...... Not that shiny it was a rainy day. And before any purist freaks. I have no intention of cutting any metal form this. No issue with people that do...Love Flops work, but this is too nice.
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  3. I had these Clark wheels that I had picked up. Had the split rings chromed and the wheels painted to match the accent color on the car. then miraculously found repo General Jumbo hub caps to fit...... time to learn how to drop a front end.

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  4. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,807

    T&A Flathead

  5. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,383


    Great hot rod.
  6. Deuce Bob
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
    Posts: 101

    Deuce Bob

    WOW what a great car. I want it!!!! You should drive the tire off it.... good luck great find...
  7. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,813

    from oregon

    Nice car and plan, I applaud your restraint, I could not be that strong.
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  8. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    I think an American Graffiti clone is in order.
  9. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,175


    As is spot on. American graffiti clone....NO. Bobbed rear fenders.......HELL NO. Nice looking ride.
  10. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,889


    Cars like that deserve respect. Contrary to hot-roddingness, not all cars should be cut up. A gentle hop up is just perfect for a survivor like this.

    My sedan was an untouched B when we started with it. The chassis has only had 13 extra holes drilled in it to mount the flathead V-8 and juice brakes, and a small sliver removed from the back edge of the front crossmember for tie rod clearance (no welding at all). No body mods to sheet metal (the dash I used was a butchered piece that we restored, and the original is on the shelf). My sedan could easily be restored, but probably never will. I'll do my cutting on a car that started in much worse shape.
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  11. 343w
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 1,465


    Perfect choice of the wheels, nice update.
  12. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,986

    from Dublin, OH

    That will be one really sweet 5 window!
    Glad it went to someone who will keep it sweet too!
  13. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,625

    from Michigan

    Ohhhhh maaaaaaan...what a nice 5W.
    Beautiful. Sweeeeet. Rad. Wait...not rad.
  14. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,621


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  16. I have a Simmons Super Power head and a Brierley head. Will run the Simmons until the new motor is done. At that point will probably put the Brierley on the new motor along with a dual Burns intake and stromberg 97 carbs (From Uncle Max) and a Mallory that was done by Jim Linder.
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  17. Sounds good.

    Charlie Stephens
  18. spring 2.JPG spring 1.jpg IMG_0802.jpg Orangeamcs has been a huge help on this car. I pulled the springs and he reversed them for me. Most of the way there. Need to drive it a bit and see if it settles.
  19. dlw1932
    Joined: May 19, 2018
    Posts: 266

    from Nebraska

    Nice car!! I like the wheels:cool:
  20. Used Up Junk
    Joined: Nov 12, 2008
    Posts: 672

    Used Up Junk
    from Merced, CA

    5DFEA56E-9DDC-4AE5-9291-6696AB26A7C3.png 361C6FDE-E28E-4FCA-8758-D63BA7A64BA2.png I agree, that car is way to nice to cut up. I’m as hard core hot rod as you get but when you find one that nice there’s no reason to get the saws out. This is my buddy Rich’s coupe, the sheet metal is all rock stock and this same look could be achieved using only wrenches on the original poster’s car.
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  21. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,000


    Beautiful car, -
    thanks for not cutting it up !
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  22. Need to correct a bad conversion from Trunk to Rumble. it had a rumble seal in it but the lid is so far out of alignment it won't latch. Checking to see if hinges are wrong.... IMG_4695.JPG
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  23. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,889


    Many repro hinges were cast iron instead of forged steel, and could be out of alignment with no way to bend them back into alignment.
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    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 711


    Nice car, used to have 14" jumbos on my 40, never seen them with a split ring?
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  25. Sometimes less is more, great restraint and beautiful car.
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  26. These are Clark wheels, aparently more common to California.

    Not much new to post. Did pick up a Model B dropped headlight bar. Need to paint the black, but not a China part at least.

  27. x77matt
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 680


    Awesome find! Subscribed to this one !!
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  28. working on the rumble alignment. Still thinking on making it back into a trunk (even though I already bought the rumble seats.) Yes I see the bent brackets.
    IMG_0810.jpg IMG_0809.jpg
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  29. oldbanger71
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 131


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