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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LSJUNIPER, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. LSJUNIPER
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    More pics.......
     

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  2. Jeff34
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    That sticker on your distributor is the same sticker I have on my distributor and heads. Is that a new distributor? New sticker?
     
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  4. LSJUNIPER
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    Jeff34 The sticker on the distributor body was put on by "Bubbas Hot Rod Shop", that is who rebuilt it for me. The sticker on the top "Niehoff" is I think who made the part. I believe It to be a vintage part.
     
  5. LSJUNIPER
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    Thanks bobbyflathead!!
     
  6. LSJUNIPER
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    Oil pump cover is on.
    Then the clutch pressure plate and flywheel...
     

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  7. LSJUNIPER
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    Here is what the motor will be going into...
     

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  8. LSJUNIPER
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    Placed the flathead and transmission into the frame this week. Going to start to set up the rear axle next. Huge learning curve for me seeing I have never built a car from the frame up.
     

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  9. chopnchaneled
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    Gotta ask, is your engine block painted red or hugger orange ?
    Looks good either way.
     
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  10. Atwater Mike
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    GREAT job! I'm doing one, too... .040" over 59AB. That engine color grabbed me, too. For a minute there, I thought you might be that young non-conforming hero that was gonna drop it in a cool '55 Chevy tudor! No matter, though...
    Nice straightforward chassis here, looks like all the 'right stuff'! Hairpins on a dago-type, P&J rear wishbone setup.
    Don't know what rear axle, and steering box? Great project...I like the tubular cross member/K style.
     
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  11. LSJUNIPER
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    Orange, purchased it at POR15.com
     
  12. LSJUNIPER
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    Going to use a banjo rear.
     

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  13. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Morning LS, Any updates on the car?

    Cliff Ramsdell
     
  14. LSJUNIPER
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    Yes, The rear axle is almost all in except for the shocks. I hope to button that up this week. Here are some pics.
     

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  15. LSJUNIPER
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    Still adjusting the linkage. moving forward but at a very slow rate. 0001.jpg 0002.jpg
     
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  16. Frames
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    Drill the lifter bores down low works best. Only takes about 30 minutes. Buy some very long drill bits. Cut the out side of the lifter bores down about 1/8" to get a wrench on the adjuster bolt. Only takes about 30 minutes with a die grinder. Now you have saved several hours of adusting time. PS; I even slimmed down the wrench to get in there.
     
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  17. LSJUNIPER
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    Test fitting the body to the frame. 81737534-1651-42D6-882C-FA32B62F5E5E.jpeg
     
  18. Looks good man,,,,really good!

    Tommy
     
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  19. LSJUNIPER
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    Thank you.
     
  20. hfh
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    I really enjoyed seeing pictures of your project this morning. Thanks for posting them. Hope to see your car in person some day.
     
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  21. v8flat44
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    Just hit the "like" button.....what's not 2 like......gotta get rid of the 52 Vic & git me 1 of these.
     
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  22. LSJUNIPER
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    Thanks, and I hope to see your ride in person as well.
     
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  23. catdad49
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    Great looking rig, seems as though you have learned well!
     
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  24. LSJUNIPER
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    Thanks, have a lot more to learn. There’s a lot I can glean off of the HAMB folk.
     
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  25. LSJUNIPER
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    Here is an update, been awhile. took awhile to figure this out. Went with the dual pulleys to align the alternator pulleys and have the 3 carb setup. 1.jpg 2.jpg
     

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