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Hot Rods Later 1960s Style Model A (Advice wanted)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nicholas Coe, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Just to be clear I like the Nicson scoops and think they would look great with a set of 5 spokes for a 60's vibe.
    The Stellings I posted look great with wide whites, more of a 50's vibe.
    I have both for 2 different cars and like them both just the same.
    To me this car just needs a simple wheel/tire change and a lot of what he has would tie it together. If you lived closer and bolt pattern matched we could swap out some to see what looks the best.
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  2. That is my opinion, he can do with it what he wants. I'll like his car with or without changes.
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  3. oldspert
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    Glad to see someone with an Olds 455 in a hot rod. I am running a 330 bored to 350 in my 46 Ford. Muncie 4-speed. What trans are you running?
     
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  4. Nicholas Coe
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    Unfortunately not. Safety for my wife and son come first.

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  5. Nicholas Coe
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    Nice wheels. I've been thinking about a change.

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  6. Nicholas Coe
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    Yep it's a Muncie. M20.

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  7. Atwater Mike
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    I was surprised nobody commented on that beautiful Olds mill! That engines fits in there like it's showcased!
    I had my 455 Olds in my '27, with '37 LaSalle box, via BOP adapter, starter to right side.
    My bud passed, and willed me his Chrysler hemi. Out with the OLDS, in with the...
     
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  8. wicarnut
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    Eat healthier, drink less alcohol, quit the cancer sticks, exercise some, live, love, enjoy life ! My free advice for today from one senior to another. LOL The car is great, modify to your taste.
     
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  9. Blues4U
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    Definitely black out the heat shields. Better yet, lose the side pipes....
     
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  10. This was HAMB member Wingnutz roadster with a 455 that everyone loved
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  11. Nicholas Coe
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  12. Nicholas Coe
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    Thank you! I'm super happy with an Oldsmobile powerplant. Just a little different! Here's a couple of pics showing it in process and my customizing after I was blessed to buy it from the amazing guy who built the car. The quality of this build is first class all the way. DSC02154.jpeg IMG_20180826_195050.jpeg

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  13. Nicholas Coe
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    Hey, post a shot of your Olds motor if you've still got one!

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  14. Nicholas Coe
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    Thanks everyone who commented! Here's my progress so far! Removing the 1934 commercial headlights with modern in board turn signals. Adding more 1960s correct stands and smaller lights. Also, gone by popular vote are the cowl lights! Thank you! IMG_20190111_164811.jpeg IMG_20190111_165055.jpeg IMG_20190111_165049.jpeg IMG_20190111_165040.jpeg IMG_20190111_164727.jpeg

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  15. 1946caddy
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    Are those 1 quart sauce pans in the first picture?
     
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  16. Nicholas Coe
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    Yes! Only $15 on Amazon. I happily replaced them. Certainly an affordable option. You could use vintage ones for a HAMB friendly car! Pics are of the car as originally purchased. Extremely well built car. Nick 1930-Ford-Model%20A-Hot%20Rods%20%26%20Customs--Car-100968633-1202c5a4adb075ad44d4dfa3075a4a86.jpeg 1930-Ford-Model%20A-Hot%20Rods%20%26%20Customs--Car-100968633-1893a1e0b7c2f6484fe6dc4f046ab470.jpeg 1930-Ford-Model%20A-Hot%20Rods%20%26%20Customs--Car-100968633-7487ab7dc4c99e388707212d13103a25.jpeg

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  17. Flat Roy
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    From one old geezer to another, don't worry about what other geezers think. Build it the way YOU want it. That way it's not like every one else's. It will be a Coe original!
     
  18. Nicholas Coe
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    Thank you!

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  19. poco
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    Nice car, but paint the wheels some other color but get rid of the black. I am an old fart.
     
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  20. Nicholas Coe
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    Sounds good. Which wheels would you like to see? I'm going for a late 1960s vibe. IMG_20190111_164804.jpeg

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  21. flatheadpete
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    Bet that thing rips with that Olds. Great car...and it keeps getting better.
     
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  22. Nicholas Coe
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    Thank you! She's got a fairly built 455. It is a fun (scary) car. At Tulsa she ran very low 13 secs with pump gas and street radials. Not too bad. IMG_20180924_193124.jpeg

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  23. 3banjos
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    So it is well built, approx. 110/115 mph and no mention of bump steer. Brilliant
     
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  24. Boneyard51
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    I like the side pipes and the chrome shields. Narrower front wheels would help. But, as said do it your way! With what your got or can get.



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  25. poco
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    I like the wheels you have, just not a black fan. I also like orginal style ford style with 5 inch on front and wider ones on rear. i am an old fart.
     
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  26. Gary Reynolds
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    THIS IS THE ADVICE TO LISTEN TO!
    If you want another belly button, cookie cutter "correct" car, then listen to the critics.
    If you want a car you like, listen to yourself!
     
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  27. I know that car and I am not sure why you felt the need to change things but I guess it is your car.
     
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  28. Mike Colemire
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    Very nice hot rod. I know I'd be proud to drive it! Love the Olds motor, air cleaners, and the detailing you done on the motor.
     
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  29. 6sally6
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    Yeah.....they're right, the air cleaners suck! I would turn them around.
    Leave the chrome side pipes..........maybe it will distract everyone so they won't notice those ugly-ass air cleaners.
    Just teas'in...........they don't look that bad! (400 bux, are you serious!!:confused::eek:)
    No really...
    6sally6
     
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  30. Nicholas Coe
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