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Hot Rods Morris Minor Gasser build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by southcross2631, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. You have come a long way from that HOT day we loaded it up,looks great. HRP
     
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  2. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
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    Finished the driver side header today. These are just temporary as I will be building a set of bigger primary tube headers later. These will get me started. Getting around the steering shaft was a little tricky, but not bad. Had to take into account a firewall mounted master cylinder. DSCF3462.JPG DSCF3461.JPG
     
  3. southcross2631
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    It steers ! Now to make it stop. Brakes and brake lines are next, then fuel lines and wiring. I have everything for the brakes except the master cylinder and some brake line and fittings.
    I will be using a 76 Mustang 2 master cylinder for manual disc brakes. It is what I used on my last Morris Minor and it worked out well. Cheap to buy at any parts store. DSCF3463.JPG DSCF3464.JPG
     
  4. Hang'emHigh
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    You may have to grease the front of that oil pan for tight turns. Just kidding. Great job with packaging 10lbs of stuff in a 5lb package!
     
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  5. southcross2631
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    That's funny. It actually moves away from the pan the tighter you turn. I was worried about that . The steering box is as far forward as possible.
     
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  6. gdaddy
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    Does ackerman come into play in a drag race car ?
     
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  7. southcross2631
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    Ackerman comes into play on any car that steers. Not as much on a drag car because hopefully it goes straight and the only turning is on and off the track at low speeds.
    I bought a Nova once that someone had put rack and pinion steering on it. You could turn on a dime to the right and not turn around in a 40 acre field to the left.
    Had to fix that right away.
     
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  8. Butch M
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    wow that's going to be way cool
     
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  9. southcross2631
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    Decided to make my Southeast Gasser required back bumper today. Enlarged the factory bumper bracket holes and used some 1.25 inch roll bar tubing . Leaves plenty of room for my wheelie bars. DSCF3466.JPG DSCF3467.JPG
     
  10. southcross2631
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    Got my master cylinder mounted today. One step forward and one step back. Got the master cylinder mounted and the primary tube for # 8 cylinder would not allow me to take the cap off.
    So I cut up the header and had to remake the tube to clear the master cylinder. That's the problem with putting an American V-8 in an English tea bag. Before you folks get on me about the header tube being too close to the master cylinder. I am going to put a heat shield on the header tube, since wrapped headers are against the rules for the Southeast Gassers. It would be a bigger concern if it was a street car , but this is a drag race only car. the master cylinder is from a 1975 Mustang 2 for manual disc /drum and it works great and is cheap.
    DSCF3468.JPG DSCF3469.JPG
     
  11. Higgy's Henry
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    Looking good!!
     
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  12. Fiddle Picker
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    I missed a lot. Not getting updates. Looking great Mike !!
     
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  13. southcross2631
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    Thanks, I haven't done much lately. Got a job so I can make a few bucks to buy parts.
    Then the wife fell at work and banged up her knee and has been on crutches for the past two weeks. So my time has been taken up taking her to doctors and helping her out.
    Like everybody else need money to buy parts to finish this project.
     
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  14. Fiddle Picker
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    Man, hope she has full recovery. Thinking about y'all. I'm gonna miss the only race in Georgia this year. Got to re-do everything in the bell housing (shield). Still driving up to watch this Saturday.
     
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  15. Bonehead II
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    O/T was it you that put a Willys front on a Plymouth coupe ? If so was that a hard job ? I have a '38 Plymouth coupe that I would like to try that on.....Thanks
    Mike
     
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  16. southcross2631
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    Bonehead , yes it was me . It fits surprising well . Actually Gasser Dave did the car. I ended up with it after it went to Fl.
    I redid the car totally after I hit both walls at Douglas , Ga. New frame from the firewall forward.
    Reworked the rear suspension . Rebuilt the Willys nose with some help from a guy who fixes semi truck fiberglass tilt front ends. The nose was in 4 pieces after the crash. PM me and I will send you some detailed photos of the car with front tilted so you can get a better idea of what is involved.
    Don't want to load up this thread with another car.
     
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  17. Bonehead II
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    Yes...I will PM you as soon as, I can find out how to PM someone
     
  18. GordonC
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    Run your mouse pointer over the persons avatar that you want a private conversation with and you will get a pop up menu. Select start a conversation and your on your way.
     
  19. Bonehead II
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    Thanks, GordonC
     
  20. enloe
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    It was good seeing you and your wife today. I posted a bunch of pics on the thread that is linked in my signature
     
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  21. southcross2631
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    Well not much to post . I did get the inside of the car painted . Now I can install the gauges and wiring and the seats.
    DSCF3477.JPG DSCF3478.JPG DSCF3476.JPG
     
  22. gdaddy
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    do you have room for a seat ?
     
  23. Higgy's Henry
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    Keep up the pace!! First race of the year is gonna come quick!!!
     
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  24. southcross2631
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    Yes, there will be 2 seats in the car.
     
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  25. southcross2631
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    I got my gauges mounted in the dash and my tach on the dash . Now need to start on a switch panel.
    So I can start wiring the car. DSCF3480.JPG DSCF3479.JPG
     
  26. enloe
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  27. Hang'emHigh
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    Looks great! I like that you gave it some color inside.
     
  28. gdaddy
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    got the seats in , even got room for a console and arm rest . looking good .
     
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  29. southcross2631
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    After you climb in over the roll bar ,it is actually fairly comfortable . Not built for someone real tall.
    It is only built for 1/8 th mile trips.
     
  30. gdaddy
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    no need for a cup holder then , unless you want to celebrate on a mighty fine build .
     
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