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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ghornbostel, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. 50Fraud
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    I like this thread and its subject. Seems to me that Hornbostel's intent (pre-1960 cars with hot rod motivation) is consistent with the HAMB criteria, so I hope it/he hangs around.
     
  2. I remember my best friends older brother did a 50's MG and put a small block Ford in it. What a blast to drive. Like a mini Cobra. Sitting that low with power is a rush. And we were all Hot Rodders.:cool:
     
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  3. elgringo71
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    This one was out of the Denver area, National Record Holder too. attachment-144.jpeg assassinationmg.jpg
     
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  4. saltflats
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    Now those get an A for the Hot Rod part makes me want to rethink my Sports Car thought I have always wanted to go with mine.
     
  5. BeatnikPirate
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    Sorry I can't provide a picture but last year I saw an MGA with a chevy BIG block installed! I couldn't believe it still had footroom, too. I asked the builder how he managed to squeeze it in and he showed me something I had failed to notice....He had cut the whole car down the middle and widened it by 4 inches! You couldn't tell from the side. That's hot-rodding!
     
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  6. back in the late 60's i installed a 289 with four speed in a Sabra(sp) for a customer then when he blew the motor
    he gave it to me i installed a bbc power glide nine inch rear to run econo/altered never finished parted it out still have the horn button with a cactus on it
     
  7. steven fralin
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    here's mine car shot.JPG not much mg left
     
  8. saltflats
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    Here's my starter project. IMAG0347.jpg
     
  9. NickJT
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    Since you're from Media I thought it might be this one that shows up at the K&G Speed Shop's last Friday of the month meets:

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    and another 'merikan V8 in a brit sports car that shows up there:
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  10. foolthrottle
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    Saltflats
    What motor does it get?
     
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  11. saltflats
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    I have not settled on any one engine yet I don't have anything very exciting yet but I am open for ideas.
    The list of options that I have now are
    460 Ford (that I would like to put Boss 9 heads on)
    302 Ford
    Small block Chevys
    383 Mopar
    3.8 V6 with supercharger
    430 or 400 Buick
    Big Block Chevys
     
  12. foolthrottle
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    Saltflats
    After seeing Hornbostel's TR, I started looking around for one of those little Buick v8's like his, the stuff is available and somewhat reasonable, I found one guy that has aluminum blocks, cranks, pistons, etc. I don't know much about those motors but I intent to find out.
     
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  13. saltflats
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    I think that would be a good option so I could have a lighter engine package so the balance of the car would be better.
     
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  14. wisdonm
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    Forget the 215. Get it's improved brother made by Rover. These have improved metallurgy and larger displacements, up to 5 liters, and fuel injection, if you wish. Junk yards are full of these soccer mom engines.
     
  15. foolthrottle
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    How interchangeable are parts between the Buick and Rover, intakes, water pumps, valve covers, etc?
     
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  16. Baron
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    Good friend of mine recently sold this 1956 Austin Healy 100M. 327 Chevy, BorgWarner T10,12 bolt narrowed Chevy rear end. Car was modified back in the early seventies. Fun little "sleeper" to ride around in.
    The last pic of the black Healy is one that I used to see at Rhinebeck every year. Beautiful car. PDH 1.jpg PDH 2.jpg PDH 3.jpg Nice Black Healey.jpg
     
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    IMG_8698_zps82ca8d68.jpg IMG_8699_zps1775ba07.jpg IMG_8727_zps17399cbc.jpg Few more of the British cars in action.
     
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  18. Baron
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  19. Hey I don't think that there has ever been a hot rod sports car thread that this one did not get posted. Nope I didn't build it, nope I never never seen it run but its cool.

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  20. Hellfish
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    It's about time a thread like this came along!
     
  21. gnichols
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    From BG 2013... from another angle. Gary
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  22. wisdonm
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    Those parts are basically interchangeable. Of course there are long and short water pumps with different exit angles for various car models. The fuel injection will fit the 215 and the carb manifolds will fit the Rovers.
     
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  23. 1934coupe
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    porknbeaner lets see what ya got, any pictures of your TD

    Pat
     
  24. ynottayblock
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    love the thread.

    I have always had a weird fascination with volvo P1800's. I want to stuff a 289 ford into one, like this one. anybody have pics of other hot rodded P1800's?
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  25. Only shot I got on this computer is from when I was building a set of headers for another car.
    I have managed to round up the beginnings of a chassis at this point. This car was nailhead powered when it made its last pass in '64 ( or'65?) It probably won't be nailhead powered under my flag.

    Anyway not much to show its just the tub ( with the doors brazed shut) at this point.

    There were actually quit a few TDs and TCs that got drag raced back in the day, mostly Modified Sports car but a few Altered. The Ol' Man called them a Poor Man's Bantam. ;)

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  26. 1934coupe
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    Thats how mine started out only with a Ford V-8 60 originally in it.

    Pat
     

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  27. Ok here is a genuine HAMB car a bug eye sprite with a 348. This is an original unrestored from back in the day hot rod sports car. This is a HAMB drags regular and it is a stone but it could be a real runner with a little help.

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  28. Duntov1967
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    At times I really regret letting that intake setup go Greg. But then I remind myself that it is so cool that is really being used and on such a neat project. I hope some day to find another one but with only about twenty made, it could be a long wait!

    John
     
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  29. Speed~On
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    I just love this car. Ok, minus the rug on this multi-million dollar car. This thing is BAD ASS!

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  30. JimSibley
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    I'm a huge fan of Austin healeys. Any more pics of hotrod healeys?
     

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