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Projects "Freakin' A" 60s hot rod drag coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Von Hartmann, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. powrshftr
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    Can't wait to see some more action on this one....so far it's looking killer.

    Scott


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  2. AHotRod
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    Here you go :D

    Ed Iskendarian racing cams
    16020 s. broadway
    gardena ca 90248

    phone: 323.770.0930
    fax: 310.515.5730
     
  3. fast30coupe
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    And an Isky cam plaque for the dash or firewall.


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  4. OahuEli
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    This is one of my favorite threads, in part because of the raw "cool" factor of the car but mainly due to the ingenuity of the construction. To make a welded composite component piece; "Lotsa them there straight pieces welded together" (for my redneck brethren:D) look like a cast part really puts it over the top. Keep it coming.
     
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  5. powrshftr
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    No kidding Brother,
    The craftsmanship displayed on this car really sets it apart from the average buildup.
    Some VERY nice engineering and fabrication skills displayed here fellas.
    Keep up the good work!

    Scott



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  6. Von Hartmann
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    Ok, I'm working on getting this project rolling again. The Henry J needs attention again, go figure, but that can hold off briefly for me to get a few things done on the coupe.

    The body was dropped back on in the spring to make room for the other cars, and while it is still mocked up, I'm messing around with a few things that are not suspension related. One is the headlights. I wasn't set on how they looked before with the other mounts I made, and after some thinking I realized how much strength the headlight bar adds to the structure of the front fenders. So the coupe will get a headlight bar. I drilled the brace holes in the fenders as a baseline for final mounting locations for the bar and traded my headlight mounts to a friend for an uncut model A bar. The ones I had made will work perfect for my friend's fenderless A sedan.

    I was surfing ebay and stumbled on an unidentified headlight bar. I struck a deal with the seller and mocked the mounts up on the car. After some digging, I have identified them as 1927 Buick headlight mounts. I am unsure yet on whether I will modify the Buick mounts to work or use my A light bar to make a more petite version. But one thing is for sure, I had my eureka moment on light location.

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    I'm also working to finish up the metal work on the backing plates. After some sanding to get the rest of the pitting out, I spent some time on it under the drill press. I will be finishing up the PS tomorrow.

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  7. powrshftr
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    Glad you're back at it.Really enjoying the quality of your work.
    Keep it up,you've got quite a following on this thread!:)

    Scott
     
  8. Mac30
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    Any cold weather progress?
     
  9. Von Hartmann
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    Nothing worth showing at the moment. I've been doing some more parts collecting and tinkering, but that's about it for the coupe.

    I'm working to get some customer jobs out the door all our cars under a roof. One customer job just left 15 minutes ago, so that's one step closer to blowing the coupe back apart for rear suspension. Stay tuned!
     
  10. D-man313
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    Wow, just read through this entire thread. You do some amazing work! Cant wait to see the next update.
     
  11. enloe
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    anything happening??????
     
  12. Von Hartmann
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    Not on the coupe at the moment. I'm installing a new trans in the Henry J.

    Only update I can post at the moment is that the car is now going to be run with the 4 port Hilborn mechanical fuel injection.... on the street.
     
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  13. powrshftr
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    Did you talk to Mike at AlkyDigger yet?
    They have it all figured out.My Hilborn 4-port setup is coming from them.

    Scott


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  14. enloe
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    Hell Yeah
     
  15. ABBoston
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    Wow! What a Bad Ass Car You Guys are Building!
     
  16. mike bowling
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    I love the slicks hangin' out in the back- gives it just the right "attitude". Nice job- next step off to the dragstrip??? Results and more pics please ( smoke 'em up!!!)
     
  17. Can't wait to see this up and running.
    No updates for some time, so I guess you been busy elsewhere.
    I'll sit back and wait patiently.
     
  18. CGkidd
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    Damn how did I miss this build. Wicked work and awesome attention to detail.
     
  19. Yes....what ^he said......more scabby knees and head knots for me. Yet another thread to bow down to......I may never walk straight again.
     
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  20. enloe
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  21. OahuEli
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  22. Will it be ready for the Meltdown?
     
  23. Will it be at the "Scrap Drive"?
     
  24. This coupe is badass!
    Fantastic skill and workmanship, I forgot about this thread and would also like to see an update.
     
  25. Hey Ryan... See you at the"Meltdown" and if I have to... I'll stop by the house and see the coupe!
     
  26. AHotRod
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    knock-knock-knock

    Anyone home?
     
  27. Saw Ryan at the meltdown and he's got his hands full of Henry J issues...

    Hope to see this thread get going again!
     
  28. AHotRod
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    Is this Coupe still in waiting ???????
     
  29. Von Hartmann
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    I've been working on a new shop recently. I should have some progress updates on this car sometime this winter. Don't worry, it's still a blower car, this motor is just dropped in as a place holder.


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