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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 48fordnut, May 16, 2017.

  1. I have too many projects, but want to try to get this together. I have a stock model a frame that will get a z in the back next week.

    I originally wanted to do a v/8 but when I found an original good running 55 chevy eng.I thought this would be a chance to put something together a teen ager would do in the mid to late 50s.

    I have the top loader trans, f1 cross member, f1 pedals, 40 drums , backing plates, and the spindles. I also have a hurst m/m cradle for the ft. I have one of the 4 '' dropped axles like summit is selling.

    Now for the work to start.1st I have to learn how to transfer pics from my note 3 to here. That's the biggest job.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Is the '55 engine a six? Will you squeeze it in by lengthening the frame? Or recessing the firewall?
    Got a trans adapter?
     
  3. It's an original 55 v/8 with the oil filter mounted on the intake. I plan to mount that on the firewall.
     
  4. gimpyshotrods
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    To a restorer, that engine might be worth enough to fund building the rest of the car, with another engine, if it is not messed up.
     
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  5. Some one put a mild cam in it ,but I saw the car it came out of with mileage in the 60s, comp in the 120s ,o/p around 35.I have the original carb and starter.
    I have a trans adapter.
     
  6. The frame is at the welders .He is going to make a 4'' z and weld in the upper shock mt per the B/T book,Bible. Now to get busy building the trans and putting the dropped axle together.
    I don't know how to post pics,can some one give me a link.
     
  7. cactus1
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    Below the reply box there is a button next to the "post reply" that says "upload a file." Hit that and choose a picture from wherever you keep your pictures. Then click the "post all images as full size." Then just "post reply" as normal.
     
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  8. cactus1
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    So whose flathead is that??
     
  9. How easy is that. Thanks Cactus 1. Not what I wanted to post ,but just had to.
     
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  10. A friends, took the pic to see how the torque tube pipes looked.
     
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    Hey I'm getting it. :)
     
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  12. sloppy jalopies
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    Try a '35, '36 hollow drive shaft it tapers at both ends... one driveshaft makes a pair of headers...
    they made cool [lowd] headers when limefires were just off the drawing board...
     
  13. Not for me. I just wanted the picture so I could reference it later.Now to learn how to post pics from my note 3
     
  14. Changing out the axle for a 4'' drop, this one has the rev eye spring.
     
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  15. Take the time and box that frame. You'll be glad you did....
     
  16. sloppy jalopies
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    I like to set the boxing plates in about 3/8" , that leaves a lip that can be drilled from below to add whatever you need... brake lines, tranny coolant lines, wiring etc.
     
  17. that's a good idea. I have read of that. I'm hoping to replicate what a youngster might have done in the mid 50s. That's when I was around hot rodding.
     
  18. 97
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    So now you are a teenager/youngster..... with some experience? :D
     
  19. Yikes. I guess so. Dr says I'm in good shape, but body is worn out.
     

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