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Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by ScottV, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. ScottV
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
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    Well guys, here I go again !!! This time I already have more photos than I took last time (zero !). The last photo is Paul's rod, he is the guy that I got the second Model A front end from. It is a Model A Cabriolet that he is pretty much building himself with a strong emphasis on being a driver. I found him and his on the H.A.M.B. and come to find out he only live .7 miles from me !!! What makes him and his rod more impressive is that he is only 20yo and started it when he was 18 !!!

    Again I am glad to know you guys, and thanks for the help and support, past present and future. I am really looking forward to meeting some of you at the H.A.M.B. Drags this year.
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  2. Toymaker
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    That's a good start Scott.
     
  3. ThingyM
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    Good deal Scott, Am glad you can get started again.. Did you get any of your other stuff back..???
     
  4. ScottV
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  5. PieisgooD
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    from Omaha

    Looking good scott, let me know when you start going on it, I would like to check it out.
     
  6. bobw
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    Sure glad to see you are starting over, Scott.
     
  7. ScottV
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    Hey Bob, I don't know if you know this or not but I am modeling my front end off of your car.
     
  8. ScottV
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    Not much going on ... except my $5.00 snowmobile gas tank leaks like fishnet !!! I don't know if it can be repaired/sealed. If not I may go with a Sportster tank, is 2 1/2 gallons enough ???

    Thanks, ScottV
     
  9. mudflap261
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    from tulsa

    With 2 1/2 gallons you can warm it and make at least 8 passes
     
  10. 64 DODGE 440
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    64 DODGE 440
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    We're running a Sportster style tank on our HA/GR...Should have some pix up in the next week or so. Here's the first mock up from last June. (Sitting on a block of 4X6:D)

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  11. ScottV
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    Hey Tom, that is cool, but I was thinking of turning it the opposite way so it would be more aerodynamic !!! :p

    Also I am not expert but it looks like your engine may be tilted over to one side !!!
     
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  12. Joe Hamby
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    If it is tilted, does that make it a wantabe slant 6? Have you found an SFI rating on that mail box scoop?
     
  13. superbinder
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    Too many holes in that motor mount, It's colapsing:)
     
  14. ThingyM
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    Look again, Only the carbs are tilting.. The engine is vertical...
     
  15. 64 DODGE 440
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    Aerodynamics ain't critical at the speeds we'll be running. Besides...the fuel flows better when the outlet is at the back of the tank:p

    No tilt...we be straight upright...Superchargers aren't allowed, but ram air should give us some boost. :eek:

    Nah...we need more holes so it will whistle at speed.:D

    Old guy gets the prize!!;)
     
  16. Old6rodder
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    Aerodynamics ain't a worry, too many syllables. :D
     
  17. ThingyM
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    OH BOY!!! OH BOY!!!! What did I win..???? I hope it's not what it was the last time... Two free tickets to the Rose Parade.....
     
  18. duke182
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    good to see you keeping on in the face of adversity.
    good luck.
     
  19. HAMBsterLady
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    OK ThingyM, Now I have to chime in.....What's the matter with free tickets to the Rose Parade???????:p
     
  20. 64 DODGE 440
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    64 DODGE 440
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    No tickets...just something to put on your race car work bench to impress people. We'll try and get it to you at the races this year...(this should keep ya wondering for a while:p)
     
  21. ThingyM
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    OH Thanks Tom... Just what I needed, more worry.. But can't wait to see what it is..
    Oh wait a minute.. It's not that WW 2 Spark plug shapener is it.????..LOL
     
  22. 64 DODGE 440
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    Nope.......but I do have some vintage "radioactive" spark plugs in the box.

    You will just have to keep wondering.;)
     
  23. ScottV
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    I am well aware of Sporty tanks and their fuel flow ...

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  24. 64 DODGE 440
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    Nice ride.:D

    The tank I have is aftermarket...flatbottom early sportster style, without the frame tunnel and the outlets are at the rear of the tank. I have started the mount for the tank and should have some pictures up soon if all goes well, just think of how the tank is mounted on the "Pure Hell" AA/FA.

    As for the aerodynamics of the shape...tapering towards the rear is actually more efficient, just look at an aircraft fuselage or wing airfoil.
     
  25. duke182
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    or a rain drop
     
  26. ScottV
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  27. ScottV
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    I have made ZERO progress, however I am giving consideration to a new direction. I may be able to pick up a Model A frame, and rear axle.

    What do you guys think ???
     
  28. bobw
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
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    I used Model T frame rails and it wasn't worth the extra effort compared to using rectangular tubing. A Model A rear axle is not strong enough in my opinion.

    Come on now, let's see some progress!
     
  29. ScottV
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    In the latest Hot Rod Deluxe there is a T with a blown Hemi that 132mph in the quarter using a Model A rear so I figure it would be up to my 160-180 hp !!??!! And my thought were to use the A frame intact and just build a cage and mount a seat. It is a whole lot more than I have gotten done so far.
     
  30. 64 DODGE 440
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    64 DODGE 440
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    We're building ours using a set of T rails...the A frame should be fine, I can't say about the A rear axle, but don't care for the keyed hubs and you would need to have some sort of rear hub retainers to pass tech...have an 8" Ford under the rear of ours, lots of gear set options and good modern rear brakes.
     

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