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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sko_ford, May 1, 2009.

  1. Super88
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
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    Chopped50Ford the wheel pictures that Elrod attached are better than the ones I have. I don't know if you're trying to stick close to original or not, but the lists I have all show Tacoma Creme as the wheel color with Washington Blue.
     
  2. When I was in high school in the late "40"'s and early 50"'s there was a story about an Essex down by the beach that was one of the fastest cars in So Ca. could have been a myth but was also told it was used as an ambulance during or rather after the Long Beach earthquake in 1932. Maybe some one else knows more about this. It was a common "story" at that time. Could have been BS but it impressed me.
     
  3. I'm taking the coupe in to get mufflers tonight...the coolness of strait pipes has worn off:D
    I'll let y'all know how she sounds
     
  4. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
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    Thanks for the flywheel info Daryl.

    I'd better make sure I get the right one in the first place.

    I'm thinking if a saginaw 3 speed with a Mac's adapter behind a Model A mill, and later on converting it to an OHV using a Chev head and a T5.

    I have a Chev chassis to run under the coupe - no fabrication required for the rear.kickup.
     
  5. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
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    haha! No kidding. I hear ya!

    Er... actually I'm having trouble hearing ya with my ears ringing all the time! :D
     
  6. firerod
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
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    Does anyone out there have any info. on this car? Engine specs? This car is so nice.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Gaters
    Joined: Dec 29, 2007
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    Chris,

    Tell me what your using and if it meets your expectations once it's on. I too will cork the open header soon and turn to a glass pack I have. I still want a throaty sound and figured the glass pack would provide a tamed but deep tone.

    Gaters -
     
  8. ~E~
    Joined: Feb 23, 2005
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    On the Model A Ford Chapters and their snobery- they should just be glad our cars are not being crushed, rotting away in a field somewhere or of the "I'm gonna fix'er up some day" type.

    I don't see any Model A's in the banger meet(90% anyway) that can't be taken back to bone stock if a restorer wants to put the cash on the barrelhead and "save" them.

    -E
     
  9. 36Brua
    Joined: Jul 31, 2007
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    Big help here... I believe this car lives in the U.K. a number of photos were posted up a couple months back.... header made from table leg ?? nicely finished
     
  10. TV
    Joined: Aug 28, 2002
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    I"M older!!!!!!!!--
     
  11. Corn coupe
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    from CZ

  12. 88daryl88
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Instant single plate clutch & lightened flywheel. A pre-1960, all aluminium, floor-shift, 4-speed with Overdrive would be nice in a street driven Banger.
    (A bit expensive & hard to find in Oz, but I&#8217;ve heard there&#8217;s heaps of them lying behind every old shed in the US & UK):rolleyes:
    I believe the Chrysler/Plymouth 4cyls flanges are similar too. (perhaps Rich Fox can confirm this)
     
  13. RussTee
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    thanks for this post it has answered many of the questions of why the early guys prefered the muiti plate for speed work my only question now is would the ar motor be a better motor to use for an overhead with a c crankshaft or counter balanced crankshaft[ar had morebearings on the camshaft]
     
  14. My dual 18" glass packs still have a higher pitch than I would like. Really "Raps" when you wind it up. This is with 2" dia. tubing from headers back. But the price was right. Bought from Summit Racing 2" slip fit.
     
  15. I got the mufflers on last night- what a difference!!! It idels pretty smooth and quite, but the more the RPMs go up the loader it gets. Still has a throughty, raspy sound. Sounds bitchin, but not too load. I had 14" glasspacks installed. Nothing special, just what mu exhaust guy had in stock. I love the new sound, and now with a little backpressure, it seems to run a little better :D
     
  16. Is this competition open to all?
     
  17. Yeah, but I'm already old- just turned 28
     
  18. you are old...you got one day on me. you must be positively geriatric.
     
  19. Banger twins (almost). Us young shits gotta stick together!
     
  20. ChevyGirlRox
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    from Ohio

    Geez, you guys are old! :p

    And I'm in love with this roadster
     
  21. I agree, it really looks good, stance, finish, and engine. And yeah, some of us are old but still trying.
     
  22. RussTee
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    he he i'm 58 is that old
     
  23. No you are a young whipper snapper, if you haven't heard that expression then you are young. Do you remember the Ice Man delivering Ice to people to use in their Iceboxes? were you there when they changed the electricity from 50 cycles to 60 cycles. You were born 2 years after they started putting turn signals in cars. Hell, I was legally driving when you were born. God, I am really feeling old today!!
     
  24. andyg
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    Posts: 560

    andyg
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    very nice little roadster! someone will surely id it.

    legally 35....feel 65 early in the morning....18 anytime i'm bangin' along in the roadster! LIFE IS GOOD!
     
  25. Crazydaddyo
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
    Posts: 3,163

    Crazydaddyo
    Member

    44 chronologically, but some times I&#8217;m accused of being 12 when I giggle at fart jokes ;-)

    Work drives me crazy, Bangers keep me sane.

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  26. andyg
    Joined: Aug 10, 2007
    Posts: 560

    andyg
    Member

    my banger drives me crazy....why isn't it leaking oil? i checked the dipstick 3 times! actually i'm just dreaming of the day i CAN say that.

    Here's a couple pics from the NSRA at Springfield, MO last weekend.

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  27. Piewagn
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
    Posts: 842

    Piewagn
    Member

    I've got a little more done with my banger project. Hope to fire it up next week!
     

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  28. andyg
    Joined: Aug 10, 2007
    Posts: 560

    andyg
    Member

    nice detail piewagn!
     
  29. Piewagn
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
    Posts: 842

    Piewagn
    Member

    Thanks Andy!! I'm pleased with the results. Most of the tedious stuff is done. Just some small things to finish up.
     
  30. jerseyboy
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 634

    jerseyboy
    Member

    Nice! I like the colors as well as the details:D What type of paint are you using on the gray/silver areas?

    What type of crab is that?
     

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