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Projects Model a banger sport coupe to 8BA

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kevinwalshe, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. kevinwalshe
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    Moving right along. I got a 9+3 kit from Rebel Wire which looking at it now is major overkill. It does make the job a lot easier but I didn't need this amount of extra circuits since my car has no amenities in it. I'll be on the lookout for a cool looking cover for the fuse box. Let the fun begin.
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  2. kevinwalshe
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    IT'S ALIVE!!!! GOT IT FIRED UP TONIGHT!!!!
     
  3. kevinwalshe
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    Here's another little video. Wife came home to see it run for the first time...safe to say I was quite happy!
     
  4. ROCKER77
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    Fucking badass Kevin. It sounds great!
     
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  6. [QUOTE="kevinwalshe, post: 11651491, member: 111797"...safe to say I was quite happy![/QUOTE]
    Congrats! No feeling like it! :D
     
  7. kevinwalshe
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    Gotta get this thing road-worthy and reliable for TROG. Got my lodging and ticket squared away. I cut a stock headlight bar and pulled out the oxy-acetylene to bend them. Here's what I ended up with.
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    Then I threw a bit of this in it and warmed it up for yet another heat cycle to torque the head.
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  8. I've seen several cut outside the cups and weld the brackets on them, in order to keep the bar in the center - it gives strength, so the lights doesn't wobble, when driving in the dark. Dunno if it's necessary, but you might wanna test it - maybe even let another drve it, while you ride in a car in front, to see the wobble in the rear view mirror - before throwing the center bar too far away...
    I traded for a pair for mounting on the side of the frame (instead of your on-top), but has never mounted them.
     
  9. kevinwalshe
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    After I heated them up and they cooled completely, I stood on one to try and make it bend a little farther and they are solid. I used carriage bolts with Nylocks so they won't wiggle loose. They are quite solid, but I'll check them once I get everything adjusted for the road.
     
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  10. GASSERBOB
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    Looks sharp Kevin. I really like it. Are you going to do your own top? Bob...............
     
  11. kevinwalshe
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    I might give it a go and try to make my own top. I don't own a sewing machine or any of the supplies so that will be tricky. I was thinking of using an off-white canvas with button snaps all the way around so It can pop on and off quickly.
     
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  12. ROCKER77
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    Kevin I have a '30 radiator shell I will let ya use til ya get a 28-29. just let me know
     
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    I will even bring it to you but I will require a ride in your hot rod
     
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  15. Looking good!
     
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  16. Just letting you know, you might want to hold on to the cut-aways, until firmly tested! :D
     
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  17. kevinwalshe
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    Went for a little cruise this weekend with @leroux to the best bar in Long Beach. The bar would have been 5 years old when my car was built in '29.
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    And another great shot with Joe's '31
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    Kevin and Joe you both have bitchin coupes!
     
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  20. kevinwalshe
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    Got a few shots taken at Cruisin for a Cure over this past weekend. Found them posted on a different site.
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  21. kevinwalshe
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    Drove 60 miles to get fish tacos and a beer. Then drove 60 miles home. Little banger ran like a champ. Water pump has a tiny leak but other than that, perfect. This is at Neptunes Net in North Malibu.
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  22. kevinwalshe
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    Got a top made for the old girl. Zig zag sail and canvas in Seal Beach did a great job.
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    Had to celebrate.
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  23. Aaron D.
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    Top looks great!
     
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  24. Binger
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    Looks great!glad to see you putting in some miles. Cold weather is creeping in on Wyoming and my nice days are getting numbered for this year.


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    Fun times on Saturday... my cam gear smoked too much meth and lost it's teeth.
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  27. kevinwalshe
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    @Hitchhiker hub actually snapped off when I was removing the gear. Had to use a gear puller to get the center section off the cam. I'll get that grill on once I get this thing back together!
     
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    Very cool hot rod
     
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