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

  1. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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    love P1800s... i've wanted the same; a 289 stuffed into one. December 1964 issue of Hot Rod magazine had an article from the Holman & Moody P1800 V8 conversion.
    (the pics below are not of that car,)

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  2. nexxussian
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    I know it's not a "sports" car (too many seats) but does anyone have pictures of a 544 Volvo with the 215 Buick / 3.5 Rover?
     
  3. volvobrynk
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    from Denmark

    Yes I do. Went to look at it for some time ago, but we couldn't agree on the price, and he lost the title.

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    If you wants to know more PM, I can give you every detail needed to build you one!
     
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  4. Morrisman
    Joined: Dec 9, 2003
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    from England

    I have an old 'glass kit car Healey I picked up a couple of years ago. Looked solid and good, but had no motor, and I planned to drop a drive-train in and drive the wheels off it. A year after I bought it I rolled underneath to have a look and found a totally rubbish botched up mess of a chassis. Since then I have bought a donor car, to get some papers for it, and swapped chassis. it came with a small metric motor, but once it is in the system and all legal and on the road I'm sure a suitable hot rod power-plant will find its way under the hood.

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    Some of the chassis, that is now in a scrap pile:

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    Interior, tidy, but loud. all gone now.

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    Dropping the body onto the new chassis:

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    Messing round experimenting with home made 'Brooklands screens'. I have some originals, but they are too small for anything.The original kit car screen surround was toast when I got it, so I decided to do something different, Not sure if it will end up working.

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  5. nexxussian
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    Wow, thanks! :D

    Looks like he's pretty far along, I've been considering building one for my pops (if anybody reading this know him, keep it to yourself, I want it to be a surprise).

    I have a line on the car, those pictures are going to be handy with layout. thanks. :)

    Do you have any more detailed pictures of the trans tunnel, or the floor pan close to the firewall?

    Trying to shoehorn a "small case" 700R4 in there.
     
  6. saltflats
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    from Missouri

    Just what is a small case 700R4 ?
     
  7. nexxussian
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    It came behind the tech 4 or 60° V6 and has a much smaller bellhousing.

    Same guts, just fewer clutches, planning on a performance oriented overhaul with standard reinforcements (sun gear shell, servo, improved band and anchor).

    All of which is probably unnecessary in a 2K Lb 'ish car with 190 or so horsepower and 280-300 Lb Ft of torque.

    Big idea being I already have the trans and engine, otherwise I would try to come up with one of it's electronic descendants and adapt the Rover belhousing to the GM trans (at some point GM made the bellhousing bolt on).
     
  8. gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

  9. volvobrynk
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    from Denmark

    Did you get my PM?
     
  10. seb fontana
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    from ct

    I found a Healy rear end that I may use for a Crosley project cause it has an alum chuck, maybe around 1965..Any one know what the gear ratio could be?
     
  11. wisdonm
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    3.545 (11/39) if non overdrive, 3.909 (11/43) if an OD car.
     
  12. seb fontana
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    from ct

  13. nexxussian
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    Yep, responded too. :)
     
  14. I've been sitting on a 56 MGA for more that 40 years. I'm worried that I'm too old and stiff to get in and out of it now, but I've been doing some thinking about dragging it in the garage. I don't have to worry about purists, drive train has been gone for ever. If I want to stay anywhere near traditional, I think it would have to have a 289 w/4 speed, but then again an overdrive would be nice, too. If I could find a 300 Buick, it could be interesting. (same size as a 215, but cast iron block) I don't want to get too nose heavy and have a "point and stab it" car.
    If I don't go the traditional route, I have a Ford/Yamaha SHO. (I do like the idea of the 8000 rpm capability)
    I also have 4 Triumph GT-6 bodies. LOL
     
  15. volvobrynk
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    from Denmark

    Never got an reply. But glad you got it
     
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  16. nexxussian
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    Dangit, I typed one up, previewed, proofread, edited and even pushed "post reply," now it's gone?!?! WTF ???
     
  17. 26 roadster
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    A little newer but close, 1962 Jaguar MK2, 383 Chevy/700r4/Blazer rear end
     

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  18. volvobrynk
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    I know I've been thinking the same thing. Lol
     
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  19. elgringo71
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    Sam Parriot from the City of Industry California. He raced in the Sports Modified class and won some national events. downloadfile-51.jpeg
     
  20. denis4x4
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    I think Sam was actually the mayor of the City of Industry
     
  21. elgringo71
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    Yes I think that you are right.
     
  22. elgringo71
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  23. Been working on this one over the winter. 215 Buick Bugeye.

    Electricals are all in, just need to drop in the engine, suss out a radiator, bolt the doors on and slop a coat of paint on it. I'll be driving it out to Bonneville in August.

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  24. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Sounds like good scary fun. Keep us posted.
     
  25. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
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    I love it. That is true hot rodding ingenuity. Not your usual cookie cutter, 1-800, bolt together car. you are to be commended.
     
  26. wisdonm
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    Good seeing it here, Chris.
     
  27. fourtogo
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
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    from long beach

    See my Avitar 54 sunbeam Talbot 327 4speed 12 bolt four door . Room'y for a small car four guys could ride easy
     
  28. @JimSibley
    I used to have some pics of Danny Kilcup's Healy, where you live you may have seen it run at least once. Someone told me its in a museum some place. I really liked Danny he was good people, and that old Healy was sweet.
     
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  29. Roger53
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  30. Ol Six Shooter
    Joined: Dec 7, 2014
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    Ol Six Shooter

    Have y'all seen that crazy Swedish guy's Cobra? He's got a blown Mercedes v-12 sticking out of the hood. It's pretty wild. A bit modern probably for here, but still pretty damn cool!
     

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