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Hot Rods Homogenized ‘28 roadster build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Anderson, Oct 24, 2021.

  1. The37Kid
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    Just discovered this build, great collection of build details. Thanks for taking us along on the project. Bob
     
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  2. Deadbird
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    Very nice!
     
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  3. Great looking roadster. You’re so close!
     
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  4. Anderson
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    I designed my scoop adapters. Rochesters don't have any kind of lip for these or other similar air cleaners to mount to, just the center bolt. This is my solution.
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    On a side note, I have been gearing up to sell my scoop inserts and these adapters. If you're interested, just send me a message.
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  5. Those adapters are great! Nice work.
     
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  6. Anderson
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    I took this week off of work for a little staycation. I needed a break and to catch up on a lot of things, and the roadster was a big one. I finished the decklid and got it fit to the car...as good as it's going to get anyway. Then I took it all back apart and finished priming everything. Went ahead and re-shot the cowl too in case there was a mismatch of my experimental primer tinting. I also installed the glass in my windshield frame. I'll push it outside tonight for some better pictures.

    From here on out I guess wiring will be the big to-do. I've also got to get my seat tuned up and will have a local guy do a quick upholstery job on it.
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  7. BigJoeArt
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    looks neat and tidy as usual! Do you start with white primer and put blue toner in it?
     
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  8. So close!
     
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  9. Anderson
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    the primer was grey to start with and I mixed in some blue epoxy dye I found on Amazon. I think the dye was originally intended for resin stuff, but I figured epoxy is epoxy and gave it a shot. I put all the dye into the gallon of primer at once. It separates a lot when not in use but so far has mixed back together well and hasn’t done anything weird after application.
     
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  10. AndersF
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    Looks good.
    With some clear on it would look like a early to mid 60:s build from the magazines,
     
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  11. Tim
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    Looks great! Glad to see you not only working on it again but posting the progress.
     
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  12. Anderson
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  13. wheeltramp brian
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    Man, that thing looks great.Those headers are awesome!
     
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  14. swifty
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    Just finished re-reading this thread last night, have been following since day 1 and when you got back on the build I decided to go over the thread again. What are the details on the engine in the car as I know you had 2 blocks which did not meet approval then there was talk of a set-up engine from work. Then block #3 didn't pass. And when you got back on the build the engine was in the car. Did I miss something?
    I really appreciate you documenting your build as I don't do Facebook or Instagram so the HAMB is my hot rod fix and the build threads are a vital part.
     
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  15. Anderson
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    I'm glad you are enjoying it!

    Block #1 had a sleeve and a cracked cylinder

    Block #2 (which was a '58) had a ton of taper at the top, and a cracked water jacket. It was junk.

    Block #3 is the "running" engine I was going to borrow. I had driven the car this engine came out of and while it had some valvetrain issues, it did have good compression and was a '57 block like I wanted so I ended up buying it. It was a reasonably fresh .030 over build and seemed to be good but I took it apart anyway. I found some bearing issues and one cylinder had some pretty heavy pitting. This is the block that is now in the car. Because I wanted the car on the road and I have plans to build another engine for the 471 blower eventually, I chose to clean up what I had and put it together. At the time I was at the end of my rope budget wise and wasn't going to spend money on machine work. It might not have been the best decision, but it's the one that was made. I used the crank from the first engine that cleaned up to a .010/.010, with new bearings and rings. Its got the power pack heads I've had from the beginning. I am pretty confident that it will last as long as I need it too.
     
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  16. swifty
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    Thanks for that Anderson, I'm now back up to speed on your build thread so please keep posting.
     
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  17. Cali4niaCruiser
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    What a great build! Nice to see another HAMB member who employs CAD and 3DP processes
     
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  18. AmishMike
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    Be killed for suggesting but: could find all aluminum 5.3 LS for blower motor. Move engine posts to off topic part. They becoming easier to find in Penn woods. Blower manifold do not know
     
  19. Anderson
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    I feel like I should report this post.
     
  20. Anderson
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    Thanks! This is a very new venture for me. I love how 3D printing tech has made it possible for little guys without a mill or lathe (let alone CNC capabilities) to create complicated one off parts. I have been heavily inspired and advised by Cory Taulbert in figuring all this stuff out.
     
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  21. AmishMike
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    Yep, killed for posting. Still love build. Son working on hated motors i still on 350s. Have u ever held a set of $700 titanium rods - they want to float away. Dam modern technology
     
  22. Deadbird
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    What cam did you end up using? I’m building a 283 for my Model A that’s pretty much the same as this, power pack heads and all. Still haven’t settled on a cam though.
     
  23. Anderson
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    I went with a Howard’s Rattler. Duration 281/289, Lift .480/.488
     
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  24. dumprat
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    Love the tinted primer!
     
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  25. Anderson
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    A few more things knocked off the list today. Installed the wood on top of the quarters and catwalk for the top to attach to. I’ll probably do a little shaping on it now that it’s bolted down and lined up, then pull it off and get a little stain and sealer on.
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    Then I fit the pickup and gauge sending unit into the fuel tank and got it installed, and made a filler neck. The cap has an o-ring seal since the pickup assembly has a vent I will be using. I will also be making a kind of catch tray for the filler so any splash back or overflow will drain underneath the car instead of inside.
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    I also made a battery mount. Just grabbed a bunch of stuff from the scrap pile and built something that worked. It’s just screwed into the subrails right now but I’ll be adding nut-serts and bolts before it’s finished.
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    While on my lunch break, I drew up a new backer for my original Hollywood tag light. The rubber piece is in kinda rough shape and I’ve never seen replacements. While you can buy a similar reproduction light, the rubber piece isn’t the same and doesn’t work, I’ve tried. So I’m having this printed in a kind of flexible resin and think it will do the trick.
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  26. Tim
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    Very cool, I’m curious to see you catch tray for the filler. Clever idea.
     
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  27. alchemy
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    Let me know what the cost is when you go into production on the new Hollywood rubbers. I could use a few. Large size or the small ones?
     
  28. Anderson
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    It’s the small one.
     
  29. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Very cool. I do a little bit of resin printing for work. With many printers / materials you can adjust the shore value so you can determine how soft / hard it turns out. I use it to make prototype gaskets etc. What a time to be alive!
     
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  30. Anderson
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    I’m also going to explore the process of making a silicone mold and making them from urethane. That will be a fun learning process I’m sure!

    Spent some time today sanding and polishing the gauge panel. I installed the gauges and stuck it in the dash to get a look at it. I’ve been on the fence on the insert material, but with the panel polished and the textured stainless on the face of the dash, I think I’ll stick with it. Gotta make the lower insert still.

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