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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jmountainjr, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Jmountainjr
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    It's taken too long, but I can finally say it rolls:
     

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  2. Checkerwagon
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    That's a great feeling. Congrats. Looking good !
     
  3. langy
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    Looks real neat, nice one.
    Is that the Speedway prop mounted alternator ???
     
  4. Jmountainjr
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    The rear alternator is a Power Gen bracket and alternator. I made the yokes etc. I was concerned about all the variables. I think Speedway does sell the Power Gen Kit.
     
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  5. JoJo O.
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    Yea I was wondering the same thing??
     
  6. JoJo O.
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    Very nice man good work!
     
  7. langy
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    I made a similair setup for my 3W about 10 years ago, It worked great but the units used to fail after around 12 months, I put it down to vibration as it was always the bearings.
    On my 32 roadster i mounted a Jap alternator up front of the prop slip yoke, so far so good.

    Rolling frame looks good.
     
  8. Jmountainjr
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    I thought the alternator bracket had too much flex, so I ran a bracket down off the top link brackets and have the alternator pivot bolt run back to that bracket through a piece of DOM instead of haveing it only pivot on the mounting bracket. I'm a ways from knowing if it helps, but figure it can't hurt:
     

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  9. Jmountainjr
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    Afew more:
     

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  10. The37Kid
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    Are the cowl hoops for cowl steering mounts? How are you connecting them to the chassis? Bob
     
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    Thank you, I just may borrow that idea for my '30. Bob
     
  13. Lucky77
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    Really nice work!
     
  14. langy
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    Very wise, nice job


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  15. Jmountainjr
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    Just a few more from the weekend. Looks like some minor frame mods to get the Fentons to clear as they should.
     

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  16. Kustombuick
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    Nice build...I'm digging the exhaust manifolds and carb setup.
     
  17. sota
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    Jim very nice!
     
  18. Jmountainjr
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    Thanks, Sota - this chassis is using the bearing adaptors for the Buick hubs like the ones I just sold you.
     
  19. porknbeaner
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    Ok this is the ultimate dumb question but I have to ask it anyway because it is something that I don't know. Why the spud driven fuel pump? You are going to run a return line and a regulator?

    BTW I do think the fentons are pretty slick as well.
     
  20. Jmountainjr
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    Beaner - no bumb question. The cover is leftover from the past and as a minimum I like the way you shim the cam end play with this cover. I do like the look of the pump too. I love injected dragsters, sprint cars, and super mods, so I'd like an engine that looks a bit racey. I don't think I can run it as is since it will return too much fuel and most likely overheat the fuel tank. So I don't have it completely worked out, but I'm wanting to somehow incorporate it into engine. One of many works in progress.
     
  21. power wagon
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    nice work jim,glad to see other mainers here
     
  22. I was wondering the same about the fuel pump. I don't think it will work but if you get it sorted out and make it work let us know. What frame is that? Is that a heavilly modified original or a new aftermarket piece?
     
  23. No doubt...and no surprise on the short life. That setup is going to see a hell of a lot more vibration than if it were engine mounted.
     
  24. Hdonlybob
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    Great looking and great job!
    Will be a slick one when done fershure !!
    Cheers.......
     
  25. Jmountainjr
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    Frame rails are flattened, pinched at the cowl, and risking rath from the from the gods, lengthened in the engine bay.
     
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  26. porknbeaner
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    Maybe if you went with the smallest pump and ran your return though a cooler of some sort or a very large return line.
     
  27. what about running a line that has cooling fins on it. I think they are used in a/c units but they would allow you to cool the return before dropping back into the tank.
     
  28. this is an image of what I was talking about.
     

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  29. Nice work man! Looks real good.
     
  30. Jason455
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    Are your front tires 165`s?
     

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