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Features Had to have this 31 A! (Update!)

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 31pickemup, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. englands54
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
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    I love everything about it!!
     
  2. YBNORML
    Joined: Aug 2, 2013
    Posts: 60

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    from canada

    Man I love this car. I think owning a car like this would be difficult, I would really struggle between keeping it in as built condition and making it my own. Good luck.
     
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  3. pbr40
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
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    from NW Indiana

    Love that east coast look!!!!
     
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  4. Austinrod
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    from Austin

    Sweet 31 keep it as is just make it drivable


    From Austinrod
     
  5. Same exact thought I had.
     
  6. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
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    These blocks came with both 3 1/16 and 3 3/16 bore. The Mercury and truck engines had the bigger bore so you may have plenty of wall left in the cylinders if it was one of those. The Fords had the smaller bore. Also, you may know this but it looks to me as you have a keystone block because of the coolant holes toward the middle of the block where the heads go. Other blocks have round holes. What that says is you have a good block.

    Neal
     
  7. Any updates ? Thought it was time to check in & see...
     
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  8. 31pickemup
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
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    Well some updates. Motor is back for me to finish assembly. Master cylinders are back from being rebuilt. Carburators have been rebuilt internally by Dick York and are back in my possession. Hopefully by the end of the month it will be close to being back together unnamed (24).jpg unnamed (22).jpg unnamed (23).jpg
     
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  9. Hot Rod 50
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
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  10. motor looks sweet :)
     
  11. Good update ! Very Exciting ! I'm looking forward to seeing you tearing around ! Damn that is a nice ride.
     
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  12. Good to hear progress again.
     
  13. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
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    from New Jersey

    Unreal man. That thing was probably a half hour away from me for so long. I'm sorry if I missed it but are you still in NJ or the east coast?
     
  14. 31pickemup
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
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    It went to Ohio :)
     
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  15. What distributor does that thing have?
     
  16. 31pickemup
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
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    Looks like a stock crab style to me but I'm newer to flatheads. I know its a dual point. Not sure if they were from the factory or not. I'll get a pic tomorrow
     
  17. Muttley
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    Darrin from Bewitched did your carbs?
     
  18. Skimmer
    Joined: Jul 31, 2005
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    Unreal , love it a true survivor ....
     
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  19. There is a round plate behind the distributor, I thought it was part of it. It must be a spacer due to the early longer cam and converts a 3 bolt timing gear cover to accept a 2 bolt distributor
     
  20. You and Dennis are really killing me! when I was 10 a man moved in next door and brought this32 coupe with him, It was half finished but was cool as hell, he is the reason I am into cars today. that was Chicago1968. well here it is 2015 Im in Chattanooga and the still unfinished car is in Tennessee also, only about 2 hrs from me. I have visited him a couple of times but haven,t asked if he would sell it yet! But after reading about Snewpee and stewing on it and how cool it is and now this beautiful car popping up I gotta go see the man. Total congrats on the car it's so cool.
     
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  21. hey harley jim.
    You better call him or I will start looking for him!!!!!!!
    Good luck man, sometimes it works!
    these threads prove it!
     
  22. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
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    I had to come back and have another look at your car...just plain awesome man!!!....you car has the coolest look to it, and makes me smile at just how cool it really is....what a fantastic find...go man go!!!
     
  23. 31pickemup
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
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    Well it's moving right along. Keep getting slowed up waiting on small parts. If all goes well motor should be back in this weekend. Flathead is going back to its original dark green. Almost all the wiring is done. Had to repair 3 of the early 60's SW gauges. Brake and clutch cylinders were rebuilt and mostly installed. Fingers image.jpg image.jpg crossed it will be ready for Autorama!
     
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  24. Paul
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    Love it!
    Except that fuel pressure regulator. I've had two of them fail on the road.
     
  25. 31pickemup
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
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    I hear you on the regulator. Theyre junk. I'll replace it with something better a little later. Too much on the burner right now.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2015
  26. Austinrod
    Joined: Jun 14, 2012
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    I've had that same fuel pressure regulator now it just sits in a cabinet
    Here's mine before I removed it
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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2015
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  27. 31pickemup
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
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    Ok finally got the drivers side head on. Only took about a week of thinking and brute force to get it on. None of the lower studs were at the same angle. 3 Had helicoils and others the threads just weren't the best. But after some massaging finally got them to line up enough to get the head on. If this wasn't the original engine I would've scrapped it.
     
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  28. sellersrodshop
    Joined: May 12, 2009
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    really gonna be something special when you get it back on the road!
     
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  29. 31pickemup
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
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    I'm starting to second guess myself on the engine color. I wasn't a big fan of the red engine since the interior is yellow and green and body green. Four colors just seems to much to me. But I guess there's no going back now. I know it used to be green. I'm hoping it still looks right.
     
  30. Weezy1930
    Joined: Nov 21, 2013
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    Weezy1930
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    from OHIO

    It's a reversible change. It's just paint. Don't sweat it.
     

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