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Projects Martin Ford´32 5 Window Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tmfcracing, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. tmfcracing
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    Thanks guys !!!
    The wheel issue is on track again, got a pair of hoops that is 8" wide so I had to take some "'s off.
    My friend Tomas was helping me out yesterday and we made a hight adjustable holder for the grinder and cut the hoops off on the very flat stone table.
    I seriusly belive this method is better then using a big lathe as the hoops might be a little soft when mouting them on a lathe chuck.(without wheel centers)

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  2. tmfcracing
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  4. tmfcracing
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    Inside Dash, these little guys turns 12v into 6v for the gauges. Dont ask how, Lucky as I am Janne is helping me with the electrical things.

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  5. tmfcracing
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    Solved the worn out speedo issue today , took the internal mecanism from a new speedo and got it fit in the stock case andalso changed the face. The hole fr the odo lined up perfect.
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  7. tmfcracing
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    Got a set of new dash lights but the stock Lincoln light holes was to big.
    Rubber grommets was an easy solution.

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  8. rottenleonard
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    Good to see you back on the wheels, it just strikes me as a cool project.
     
  9. ThiBuilder
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    Wheels are awesome. Good to see you are still pursuing making your own. It's also great to know that a new speedometer will fit the old face. Great work, and keep on rollin'.:cool:
     
  10. tmfcracing
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    Thanks guys, im about to meet up with the mill/lathe guy this weekend to get the wheelproject goin.

    Got the front lights shining today. Found 12v bulbs that fit the original socket from UK.
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  11. Malcolm
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    Looking good, Martin! That dash is going to look great when finished and in the car.
     
  12. tmfcracing
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    Nick, the dash is mounted and all the electrical is done.
    Fired it up today for the first time and after 15 min of self tuning it runs like a champ. The throttle response couldnt be better.
    Ill guess im on the road for a testdrive within a few weeks :)

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  15. jefscoupe
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    That dash is just....Awesome doesn't describe it.
    What would be a Swedish word for super cool, drop dead gorgeous? :D
    Hey Martin, I'm going flathead.:cool:
     
  16. ThiBuilder
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    YES!!!!! Now that's how it's done! Enough said...
     
  17. ricco
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    That dash rocks!!!
     
  18. It's been a bit since I checked out this build. All I can say is, WoW! And the custom zephyr dash is so right! Awesome, Martin!
     
  19. rcnut223
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  20. tmfcracing
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    Cant find the word either ;)
    Way to go with the Flathead Jeff, they got a sound that's hard to beat.

    Thanks all for your comments guys:)

    Got the new axle back from the crome shop today .
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  21. brady1929
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  22. ESGEE
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    Looking real good, and the Swedish word for it is "asfräck"
     
  23. davo461
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    'Asfrack' it is them, for sure.
    I also feel that the sound of a flathead or Y block is absolutely the best.
    I guess the design engineers decided that other firing orders were more productive.
    Keep it happening, Martin, it's a winner.
    Davo.
     
  24. tmfcracing
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    I did it, an hour ago I got it out on a test drive around the block.
    Borrowed a set of tires.
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  25. tmfcracing
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  28. GregF
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    Martin: The car looks and sounds awesome!!!
     
  29. Mart
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    Congrats on the first drive! Well done!

    Mart.
     
  30. daddy_o's_diner
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    Looks great, sounds great!

    Congrats on getting that first drive.

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