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Projects Finally! The -29 barnfind is MINE.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Sid E. Burns, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. quickrack-alan
    Joined: Dec 25, 2012
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    from Ireland

    I like it!
    Cool car, man.
     
  2. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
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    Hey, Bud. Your English is fine. Nice find. A good friend recently sold a super '34 4 door to a dude in Sweden. It's totally road worthy with a 350/350, 9" Ford dropout, a/c, discs all around and a beautiful soft red. I'd drive it anywhere. Well, good luck with your project.
     
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  3. Sid E. Burns
    Joined: Jul 25, 2019
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    Babysteps forward;

    Started stripping down the engine on the ”pretty side”, to mock up lake pipe kit, valve cabinet cover and new intake and carb.

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    As i switched valve cover, i had to make a new gasket.
    Vellumoid for the win!

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    The Burns intake manifold weren’t directly applicable with the lake pipe kit, i’ll have to make the two middle pipes to get its way under the intake.[​IMG]

    Next problem was the throttle manouvering- stock carb has a straight forward movement to open carb, the Stromberg a backwards.
    The Stromberg also got a quite long movement, so i had to construct some , what you call it , interchange...?
    I used the original rod for the upper bit, carb and backwards. The longer, lower one is from the original hand throttle linkage, which i bent to get correct length.
    I’ll shorten it as soon as i get my hands on a gas welder at work, so i can solder it correctly.
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    I also found out that the original oil pipe was too short to fit the new valve cover, guess i’ll have to cut and longer...
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  4. Fiftee3
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    That side plate may be like the Riley. It is slightly longer and uses a 30-31 oil tube.
     
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  5. Fiftee3
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  6. Sid E. Burns
    Joined: Jul 25, 2019
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    Sid E. Burns
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    Thanks man!
    I solved it with a hose, clamps and the angle grinder for now.
    Going to a ”Ford only” swap meet next saturday, might find a proper one there!
     
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  7. Sid E. Burns
    Joined: Jul 25, 2019
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    Been on my favourite Swap meet this weekend, the biggest one in Sweden.

    Found lots of cool stuff;
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    *Upholstery hammer $10
    *Old Sweden countryplate in aluminum $2
    *Hooker patch $5
    *Wool blanket from the 60’s $15
    * German Stielgranate dummy (might become a shifter knob..) $10
    * Ford ring, that actually fitted my banjo steering wheel nice, will have to modify the ring though. $4
    * A Jaguar style filler cap $15
    * Two nice vintage pin up paintings $5 a pop.
    * Intake gasket, $8
    And last but not least, a mighty train horn for $12!
    I’ll got to figure out a way to make it work on the model A, that thing is rad!


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  8. Sid E. Burns
    Joined: Jul 25, 2019
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    Had a little paint session today, had to try an idea i’d had for a while;

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    Painted the rear wheel arch in the original red yesterday, and started masking and cutting during the morning coffee...
    Sprayed the checkered pattern with a matte yellow i had on the shelf, and a clear coat layer to finish.

    Satisfied with the result!

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  9. That checkerboard turned out nice!
     
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  10. Sid E. Burns
    Joined: Jul 25, 2019
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    I’ve been tinkering with small stuff lately.
    First off, i fixed the train horn functionality.
    I found a used fire extinguisher at work, got in and had a little talk with the tire guys and got a high pressure (9 bar) valve.
    Screwed the top of the extinguisher and blowed out the last of the dust inside, drilled a hole in the bottom and installed the air valve.
    Got some new hose and connected the train horn.
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    When i got home i installed the lot under the backseat floor, and got some bike wire from the handle up and in to the cabin, where the carburetor handle used to be.
    I had a broken timing chain from my Honda Z50, which i connected to the wire and a brass knuckle;
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    Let’s say, people WILL get out of the way... :D
     
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  11. Sid E. Burns
    Joined: Jul 25, 2019
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    I caught a massive man cold the other day, so i skipped work thursday and friday.
    After treating it with self pity, old episodes of Fast n’ loud and some Jack Daniels (for medical purposes only) i felt the urge for creating stuff...

    First off, i started fixing with the banjo style steering wheel.
    Removed the original one, and cut the studs holding the hub.

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    I drilled out the centre of the banjo, and got the tapering right after a while.
    Some drilling and threading later, voila!
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    Still got the horn ring to cut, but i finally got a car with a banjo steering wheel... [​IMG]
    The German Stiel grenade i bought on the swap meet became a shifter knob, not sure to use it though...
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    Then i thought i’d try a trick i made on my ’49.
    I had a box of plastic letters on the shelf, which i cut and sandpapered off the tiny studs on the back.

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    I super glued the letters on the hood, then two layers of spray filler and some paint.

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    I also cut the ”vinyl” and stuff off the roof.
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