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Projects Henry J Southeast Gassers build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Uncledirty616, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Uncledirty616
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    I will start with some pics of the car as it sits and some parts i have started to accumulate. I have not picked up the car yet, its still in Tennessee. Hoping to have the car finished by the Meltdown Drags.
     

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  2. Uncledirty616
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    Some more pics
     

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  3. Uncledirty616
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    :eek:Picked up a core motor today. Its a Sbc with RHS heads and some good parts. Im gonna go through it and make sure everything is as it should be. I plan to also make some changes so its old school legal.:rolleyes:
     

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    Lastly my pile of parts at the moment. Front wheels, cage, steel for pads,mounts ladder bars etc, new rocker panels and a few other misc things.
     

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  5. In on one !!!
    Ooops sorry - wrong site ... looking forward to this build.
    Really miss the build portion of this hobby ... maybe next year - after I insulate the garage

    Don't forget the race weight glass quarters and front end from Scotts Rods
     
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  6. elgringo71
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    That's a solid looking Henry J and I am looking forward to the build.
     
  7. powrshftr
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    Can't wait to see this one take shape Brother!:)
     
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  8. henry's57bbwagon
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    Another great build start, subscribed to thread.
     
  9. town sedan
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    Cool, looks like the car has history. Do you know any of it?
    -Dave
     
  10. Quain Stott
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    Can't wait Joel thanks for supporting the Southeast Gassers.
     
  11. 9sectruck
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    Subscribed, look forward to seeing this one come together!!
     
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  12. Jimbo17
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    Great project to follow along with and always like to see another old Gasser getting built.

    Southern Gassers are a great group to be associated with and they put on great shows.
    Jimbo
     
  13. Uncledirty616
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    Got seats and Tires today. 25 Inch tall Moroso's. I am loving how this is coming together. Just hope i dont run out of money first. Ran into some motor problems. See next post
     

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  14. Uncledirty616
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    So...started pulling the donor motor down. Sure enough my instincts were right. Plug number one came out very hard, and once pulled it was missing the electrode. So of course couldnt stop there. Once i removed the head. Plugs were hitting all the pistons, and it looks like i may have water in cylinder number 2
     

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  16. Clik
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    This fellow HJ Gasser builder is onboard.

     
  17. Deuced Up!
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    Go man go! Love it.
     
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  18. AHotRod
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    Did they have extended tip spark plugs in it?

    You can use a retracted tip spark plug.......

    have any of the pistons hit hard enough to fracture?
     
  19. Uncledirty616
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    No they were retracted tip. Im gonna have to get fancy lol
     
  20. Uncledirty616
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    I dont think so but its not down all the way yet
     
  21. AHotRod
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    You can try and run these Surface-Gap plugs, they make great power, but are different when it comes to starting your engine.........
    CH_C53VC.jpg
     
  22. Uncledirty616
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    lol define different
     
  23. AHotRod
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    1. longer cranking time
    2. some sputter (goes away shortly)
    3. a increase in idle speed will likely be needed
    4. these are designed for high RPM use ;)
     
  24. Uncledirty616
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    Hmmm, well at least i have options i guess.
     
  25. AHotRod
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    ...... or get out the die grinder and shape a spoon in the top of the piston to clearance the plug.
     
  26. manicmachanic
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    from Berwyn, IL

    You mean you have money? Haven't seen that in a while. Can I get some? Yes check Scott Rods, good glass for the J. Prices seem reasonable.
     
  27. manicmachanic
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    Never saw these. What are they all about?
     
  28. I'd like to know about the seats and seat covers. Details?
     
  29. 55chieftain
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    Nitrous guys like to use those, no electrode to burn off if the tune isn't right.

    Good luck with the build and look forward to seeing it at the Meltdown Drags.

     
  30. Zak Hall
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    Nice build. Love Henry Js.
     

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