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Hot Rods Model A body on ‘32 chassis WITH FENDERS- Help!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RiffRaffRoadster, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. big duece
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    Looking good!
     
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  2. RiffRaffRoadster
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    Stogy-I was trying match the original style. Hard to tell on this photo, but the car had the original Chevy-orange block and intake from the ‘57 Belaire donor car. [​IMG]


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  3. RiffRaffRoadster
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    The intake and carb shown here were replacements done in the mid-2000’s.


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  4. RiffRaffRoadster
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    Sorry-I know very little about suspension components. I can ask Willard, the builder.


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  5. RiffRaffRoadster
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    Pretty sure it was part of the rear suspension ladder bar/coil over kit we got from Speedway. Is this unusual? Should it be in a fixed position with no adjustment/give?


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  6. RiffRaffRoadster
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    Yep-here it is...
    [​IMG]


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  7. alchemy
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    On the steering. Regular tie rod ends are best.
     
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  8. RiffRaffRoadster
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    Sorry-thought you meant the rear


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  9. greaser
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    Looking good Riff... You've come a long way!
     
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  10. Gearhead Graphics
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    Boy, coming along nicely. Arent you glad you didnt listen to that first shop? Now it looks like you're getting to keep a lot of the original car, and getting to do a lot of hands-on work too! Its coming out awesome, cant wait to see it back on the road.
     
  11. jimgoetz
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    It's looking good. I like the orange motor. We used to call this color competition orange.
     
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  12. Gasolinefed
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    It might be a good idea to make sure the front spring is tensioned right being as how its a custom set up and the rear wasn't I might be suspect.. looks as though the shackle angle is a bit steep and the car doesn't have its full weight yet..
     
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  13. RiffRaffRoadster
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    The old SW gauges are polishing up fine-I’ll be re-using them. Remind me again what the advice is on the Sun 2-piece Tachometer? I understand the transmitter unit uses a battery that is unavailable. Can I convert this and use it?

    [​IMG][​IMG]


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  14. big duece
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  15. RiffRaffRoadster
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    Got it-thanks Deuce


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  16. dan31
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    Hard to tell from the pics but does your panhard bar hit the top of the rear on compression?. and is the angle ok? , will it move your rear side to side, always heard that close to horizonial is best. Car is looking good btw.
     
  17. Tim
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    I knew you could do it ;)
     
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  18. RiffRaffRoadster
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    Good question Dan - I’ll verify with Willard tonight. We were there this weekend and jumped on the rear cross member pretty hard and it was still a good distance away. Of course the weight of the body is not on it yet.

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  19. RiffRaffRoadster
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    I have a short video of the old motor starting up (it sounds awesome BTW) - any idea how to upload it here?


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  20. You'll have to upload it to you tube first and then embed the link here with that little filmstrip icon.
     
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  21. RiffRaffRoadster
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  22. RiffRaffRoadster
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    Hey-it worked! Thanks Cactus


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  23. Tim
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    Yeah buddy! I bet with a full car on the frame that pan hard is within spec
     
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  24. dan31
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    Panhard bar doesn't look as close in that last pic. If it does move your rear on compression you could always just make a bracket that bolts on the rear using the pumpkin bolts and just drop the other side a little ,it would be a little shorter but more level, not a big deal . It's really coming along now!.
     
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  25. the oil soup
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    I used these guys with good results. https://www.technoversions.com/TachMatchHome.html?
     
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  26. You’re welcome. Sounds great!
     
  27. RiffRaffRoadster
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    motor is starting to dress up nice

    motor dress up.JPG
     
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  28. RiffRaffRoadster
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    Almost everything is original to the car when we acquired it. New coil, alternator and master cylinder.[​IMG]


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  29. Tim
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  30. RiffRaffRoadster
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    Put the body on the frame temporarily to mock up driver position for pedals and steering...
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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