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Hot Rods I can't get out of it!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rocky, Sep 27, 2018.

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  1. I misunderstood you headline when l first saw it - I though for a second that you had too much chop (is there such a thing) & you literally couldn't get out of it! LOL!!!!!
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  2. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 396


    Rocky, whats the drive train in your 34? I have my 34 P&J coming in about 2 weeks but haven't completely settled on the drive train. Depends on what day you ask me. I like your car!
  3. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,272

    Jalopy Joker

    as the saying goes "enjoy the ride" - lucky to have insurance that does not limit your travels
  4. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,677

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    I thought you were going to say that you physically couldn’t get out of it.

    I was going to help you and resolve the problem for you by changing the name on the title ;) :D
  5. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,600

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Stance, stance, stance..Ride height, wheels & tires..Radius rods to frame and level with ground..Rear tires fitting beautifully in the fender reliefs. chop is right because it could be not quite enough but maybe just a tad too much..Rear view is again in the stance proper ratio and proportion...Just yummy..
  6. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 1,101


    Open the cowl vent and take her for a ride. My wife doesn't care much for riding in my coupe when it's hot out. Not so much that doesn't have AC but the air coming thru the cowl vent and the windows messes with her contacts.
  7. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,634

    Kan Kustom

    You are ruining our excuse (the fun is in the building) for not getting them done !
  8. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,443

    from MN,USA

    Was lowering the air pressure successful? May have to double check and test drive some more. Looks great!
  9. Yeah! My pressure gauge goes to 60 psi and the front tires maxed out the gauge...dropped pressure to 40 psi [sidewall says 44 is max pressure] and it drives totally different. No more tires dancing around and bouncing up and down above 50 MPH. I should have checked them weeks ago. Thanks, Discount Tire in Joplin.
  10. 1957 Pontiac engine punched out .125" to 370 cu in. Muncie M-21 close ratio 4 speed.
  11. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,520


    Hell if I had that car and it had an automatic my wife would be sneaking it out when I wasn't looking just to drive it as she did my T. She isn't spoiled though as her car is the one that doesn't have working AC right now.
    That is one great looking car that looks like a ball to drive and I can't blame you a bit for wanting to drive it all the time.
  12. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,513


    I would have that problem too. Nice coupe!
  13. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,087


    If that's the worst problem you got with the build you done good Rocky!! :D
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  14. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 396


    Thanks Rocky. Nice combo.
  15. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,149


    My wife is the same way. I drive my '39 almost everyday but she rarely wants to go with since no A/C.
  16. Rocky, you are a guy that really gets what this is all about. Cars are made to be driven . The car is perfect. Roll on brother, and keep the shinny side up.;):)
  17. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,489


    Rocky, it is awesome to see your coupe out under its own power and to see you're having such a blast with it! It was a long build and I am so happy for you. Like someone said earlier, enjoy the ride - you deserve it!

    Go man, go!
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  18. Ha, when I read your title I instantly thought of that 7 page thread of that guy who couldn't get his door open, I thought not again.
    Nice looking car and I know the feeling of any little excuse to drive is good enough to go. It's a great feeling to have, I moved cars around to get my truck out for a 5 minute (2 1/2 minutes at traffic light) ride to the bank. Since it's such a short distance I had to take the long way around to properly warm the engine of course.
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  19. Wifey asked me to bring our cooler home from storage and pick up Rx today and drove off in her Chrysler, leaving the driveway open. WEll.....I could have driven my little HHR panel for these errands but what the hell?
    Winter is coming and there are not many nice days left so.............. 34atstsorage.jpg 34atpharmacy.jpg
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  20. It's been cold and rainy here for several days so the coupe has been sleeping in the garage. I took the time tonight to cut down the 1/4 window rubbers, install the 1/4 glass and drill holes for the screws that hold the garnish moldings in place. The garnishs' keep the windows in place. A small job but they all mount up to a finished car
    34sleeping9_18.JPG 34quarterwindows1.jpg 34quarterwindows2.jpg
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  21. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,489


    Rocky, this is a killer shot of your coupe.:cool: I think I just found another photo for a screen saver or computer wallpaper.;)

    Last edited: Oct 3, 2018
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  22. Dam Rocky, So glad to see ya got this beast on the road after all these years of hard work.Job well done if I fo say so.
    Now you will understand how I got almost 30k on my 3 window in 3 summers
    Stop by if you are in the neighborhood on beer run or whatever.
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  23. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,557

    from Raytown Mo

    Man so stoked to hear your getting in the miles! Well deserved!

    Fall should be here any second and she won’t mind the lack of ac as long as there’s windows and I see your working on that! :)
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  24. Blakmerk
    Joined: May 15, 2002
    Posts: 313

    from St.Joe MO

    It takes about twenty years for the “new-ness” to wear off. Have fun man.
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  25. Thanks, finally stopped raining so I've been using the coupe to run errands today. Burned almost 1/2 tank of gas. Bought a heavy duty NAPA turn signal flasher that actually works! No more cheapie #552 flashers for me. Road tested the new flasher for 3 hours. Yeah, I guess it works ok. Going to a local cruise night in about 15 minutes.
  26. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,513


    Are you talking about the unit that plugs in the fuse block or the unit that bolts on the column?
  27. Flasher that goes in the fuse panel.
  28. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,263

    Atwater Mike

    My old bud Lester Codd asked me to help install Vintage his SBC powered '30 Model A Coupe! It turned ugly as soon as we installed it. (the Coupe, not the situation!)
  29. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,113

    jim snow

    Your gonna find reasons to drive it even in the dead of winter. Good stuff. Snowman
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  30. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,864


    Once Rock gets the windows sealed up he can drive it all winter. The Rhinoliner on the sheetmetal will keep any harm from salt or sand away. ;)
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