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Projects Its alive! AV8 Roadster engine start up

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by walter, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. walter
    Joined: Nov 4, 2007
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    Engine start up. I have been working on this build for 6 years. I am hopeing to have it at the Lone Star in 2015.
    266 ci
    8BA
    Offi Heads
    9 : 1 compression
    Isky 400
    4" Merc Crank
    ported & polished
    Sharp Intake
    pair of 97's
    Machined and Assembled by Enquist Machine McPherson Ks.
    ENJOY!! Walter

     
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  2. Autodave
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    Sweet! Awesome video.
     
  3. Murocmaru
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    from Van Nuys

    Sounds and looks great! You must be so excited
     
  4. metal man
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    Just came in from putting mine together and watched your video. Congratulations, Walter..It sounds and looks fantastic. That is what a Flathead is supposed to sound like.
    "Life is good" indeed.
     
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  5. walter
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    Thaks guys. I go out every morning and dream!!
     
  6. 29AVEE8
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    Grey hair, Levi's and a 400 jr. Pretty cool.
     
  7. 2935ford
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    Enclosed garage?.....ahhhhh, the smell of flathead exhaust in the morning!

    Sure sounds sweet!
     
  8. nailheadroadster
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    Whoooo-weeeeeee!!! That is beautiful!!!! Very well done sir!
     
  9. Super Streak
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    from Florida

    Great video, it's the kind that motivates one to get off their butt an work their project!
     
  10. tommy
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    Pretty sumbitch. That is going to be awesome!
     
  11. Chuck R
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    That was a fantastic moment to capture on film. You have nailed the looks and it is clear this is a very detailed build. It's going to be an awesome Hot Rod when its finished. Thanks for sharing
    chuck
     
  12. Sounds & looks great. HRP

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  13. mikeallcars
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    Sounds awesome.
     
  14. Devin
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    from Napa, CA

    Beautiful! Congrats!


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  15. walter
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    This is how it began in the fall of 2007.
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  16. I bet you were grinning for the rest of the day
    I know I am every time I get one ready to go
    tk
     
  17. walter
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  19. ydopen
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    Great job.

    John
     
  20. fab32
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    Time to get serious and mount the body. You think your having fun now wait until you pull in the driveway after your first 25 mile run. If you don't immediately put it in reverse and head back out for "just a few more miles" I'll be mighty surprised.
    When I got my first av8 done my dad came out and pulled the keys about the 4 or 5th time I pulled in the driveway as it was getting dark and he said mom told him make me put it away for the night before I got stranded on some back road in the dark and no way to get home. 16 years old and no cell phones in 1959.:D

    Frank
     
    Brom and bct like this.
  21. yellow wagon
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  23. Lazy Jake
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    You Guys Rock!! I had my wife watch the video with me the second time around. She needs to know what all those nights in the barn are about. We both agreed that it must be nice to have Eric Clapton come over and help out on the start-up.
    If you have time, I would like to ask just what fan set up you are using. I'm doing much the same build with a '32 five window, have the dual pulley on the crank but, need to source a mechanical fan to line up with the front groove. Great video. I had a fun time watching the two of you having a great time.

    Dale
     
  24. Nice job! ahhhhh, the music!
     
  25. Jalopy Joe
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
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    High quality and attention to detail!
    Thanks for sharing
     
  26. fastmike
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    from Chicago IL

    Sounds awesome! Great work
     
  27. walter
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    Lazy Jake
    I used 46 ford heavy truck fan generator and crank pully with Speedway pumps. You guys shure know how to make an old guy feel good. I wasn't certian if I would ever get this far. I will try to post more pictures. This car would never happen with out the H.A.M.B. and the Ford Barn
    Thanks Guys
     
  28. Sounds great man! Hurry up and get the body on so you can bring it to the Hamb BQ in a few weeks! :)
     
  29. walter
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    Sounds like fun Cactus! Maybe next year
     
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