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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. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    from Nebraska

    Nice! Congrats on the first drive -- looks great!
     
  2. rottenleonard
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
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    Man I love that feeling when something you built from the ground up makes the first lurch of movement on it's own power. There is a very small percentage of people in the world that have achieved this.

    Keep it up that car is bitchin!
     
  3. blucarspeed
    Joined: Oct 2, 2012
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    from oregon

    way cool good job, I love to see the maiden voyage of built cars. thanks for sharing.
     
  4. jefscoupe
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
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    Congrats on the first drive Martin. Great job!
     
  5. Bigbangtheory
    Joined: Mar 18, 2012
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    from ohio

    Martin,
    Been following your build since the beginning. What talent you have and what an awesome coupe!!
     
  6. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
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    from wisconsin

    Wow ! looks good Martin. Nice to see under it's own power.....even a quick burnout for the camera , Great Job!
     
  7. ESGEE
    Joined: Feb 25, 2013
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    from Sweden

    Congrats on the good first run, is it ready for the road or is it the regstraition blues for you?
     
  8. reefer
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    Stunning car Martin, Ive enjoyed watching it evolve.....enjoy it mate.
     
  9. tmfcracing
    Joined: Feb 25, 2009
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    from Sweden

    Thanks Guys, Feels like Im 20 again after the test drive =)
    Spendt yesterday bleeding the brakes and also bleeding the cooling system to.
    When we had the first drive the brakes sucked big time and the cooling water boiled.

    Took it out again and the brakes were stunning, felt like a brand new car =) and the cooling issue was gone to.

    Next step will be getting it ready for the tech inspect and get it street legal with a ok registration.

    After that some more longer test driving and then it goes to the paint shop .


    Now it sounds even better ;)

     
  10. Hotwhilz
    Joined: Dec 7, 2012
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    from France

    Congrats! The stance and sound is incredible!
     
  11. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
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  12. ESGEE
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    from Sweden

    Great film, like the "hope the brakes work" comment by the cameraman...
     
  13. Badrodder
    Joined: Aug 27, 2011
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    Im movin to Sweden
     
  14. rcnut223
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    from wisconsin

  15. 4psi
    Joined: Nov 30, 2011
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    Very cool!

    What size is the collector and exhaust? It sounds good!

    -Charlie
     
  16. nailhead terry
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    Been out for a while good to see your car rolling looks bad ass !
     
  17. mrchevrolet2
    Joined: Jul 12, 2013
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    from usa

    Man, you made a beauty out of a beast.
     
  18. KICKSY
    Joined: Aug 12, 2011
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    Sounds fantastic Martin,what a beautiful 32 you've built. What mufflers did you use and what size ?

    Dave.:)
     
  19. KICKSY
    Joined: Aug 12, 2011
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    Just seen the size mufflers and pipe Martin, Speedway mufflers and 2.5in pipe for the exhausts.:eek::D
     
  20. Excellent detail & workmanship = one OUTSTANDING '32 coupe!
     
  21. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Martin, life must be easy with all that talent.
     
  22. tmfcracing
    Joined: Feb 25, 2009
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    from Sweden

    Glad you guys like it , working hard getting it done for the inspection. I even have to mount fenders on the car:(
    After the inspect they will be removed.

    My friend Ulf shot this pic during monday evening. Some guys paying a visit with there rods while I working outside the shop adjusting the rearend between the test drive's .
    [​IMG]
     
  23. tmfcracing
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    from Sweden

    Borrowed another set of wheels until I get my own back from the cnc guy.
    16-5.5 and 17-7.5 Exelsior.

    Me adjusting the plastic rearfender with the grinder to clear the tall tire.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. tmfcracing
    Joined: Feb 25, 2009
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    from Sweden

    To get a licens plate and a title in Sweden the car needs to pass 3 inspections.
    1st is a chassis check, 2'nd is a test drive by guy from the car builders organisation and the final one is a registration check.

    Last one is set to be made on monday, hope it works without problems.

    The car is now ready for the final inspect. Checked the weight today.
    With 260 hp the car has to weight at least 2690 pounds to pass.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. tmfcracing
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    from Sweden

    I am extremly proud of my friend Jonnie Lindberg , he became a World Record Holder this last weekend with the fastest top speed ever in his Top Alcohol Funny Car.


    He brought the scale today and he couldn't resist a testdrive in the coupe :)

    [​IMG]
     
  26. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    wow, it's almost there!

    Keep jumping through those hoops.

    Just out of interest, what was the weight?

    Mart.
     
  27. Meyer
    Joined: Sep 9, 2007
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    Awesome work!
     
  28. tmfcracing
    Joined: Feb 25, 2009
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    tmfcracing
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    from Sweden

    It was 2577 so I need another 113 pound. A full gastank and some weights in the trunk will do it :)
     
  29. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
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    Fly me over- I'll ride shotgun. 278 pounds.... :)
     

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