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Hot Rods Morris Minor Gasser build

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

  1. southcross2631
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    Mocking up the ignition box in the driver side glove box. 20161231_1502091.jpg
     
  2. Clik
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    I'm thinkin' about swing out bars for my big ass.
     
  3. Quain Stott
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    Engine set back is not required, 10% is max but not required. But i'll bet you don't have much room either way with that little thing.
    Really looking good, I've been watching LOL.
     
  4. southcross2631
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    The setback is not a requirement if I could put the radiator in the trunk, but sort of a packaging
    problem.
    I am looking for a small single core radiator that will still have enough capacity to cool my small block Ford.
    I am going to have the radiator shop look at the original radiator as it attaches to the back of the grill surround.
     
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  5. Quain Stott
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    Donovan found a little radiator that had the era correct top / bottom tanks but still had to dent his gas tank to make room when he moved his engine forward last winter. Email Monday and remind me to ask him where he found it.
     
  6. southcross2631
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    Thanks, Quain. This is what makes the Southeast Gassers the best organization to run with.
    The willing ness of everyone to help solve those problems that pop up.
    I have only met Quain a few times from going to the races and he takes time out on New Years eve to let me know ,he is watching my build.
     
  7. southcross2631
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    Got the motor and trans mocked up in the car tonight. Will be making mounts and cross member this
    weekend as it is going to be too cold to paint .We are in Fl. for crying out loud it is supposed to be 33 this weekend with a high in the low fifties. Danged global warming. 20170105_1900201.jpg
     
  8. southcross2631
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    here it is from the front. The tabs off the heads to the frame are just to hold the motor in place so I can build side mounts. 20170105_1900511.jpg
     
  9. Fiddle Picker
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    Looking Great! Heck, you might make the first race ! Getting cold in Georgia too.
     
  10. loudbang
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    So you going to run that good old Ford toploader?
     
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    I am going to run a Liberty prepped top loader that is a crash box. It has an inline shifter and came out my friends 66 Mustang after he went to a clutchless Jerico. That is just a stock toploader for mockup.
    It should be fine behind my little 306 . Got his old 351 Windsor heads and transmission.
    I should call the Morris" Hand me downs" with all of the used parts I am getting from other peoples old race cars. Us low budget racers need to get creative when it comes to building cars.
     
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  12. gdaddy
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    from nw fl.

    you got that right about low budget , you are doing a nice job , even if it is hand me downs
     
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  13. jimmy six
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    Like it a lot but under no circumstances would I use those plastic seats...just me.
     
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  14. southcross2631
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    You send me some nice aluminum seats and I will be glad to install them and put your name on the car.
    These are the same type seats a lot of the Southeast Gassers are using. I would have used the original seats ,but they did not come with the car.
    My build , my wallet, my choice ,but that's.... just me.
     
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  15. southcross2631
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    Got the trans cross member fabbed up today. Welded some sleeves inside the tubing to keep it from collapsing when I tighten the bolts. Will start on motor mounts tomorrow afternoon. It should be warmed up by then. Supposed to be 32 degrees here tonight. Almost a tornado last night and freezing tonight. Welcome to sunny Fl. 20170107_1617521.jpg 20170107_1618221.jpg
     
  16. gdaddy
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    from nw fl.

    what part of florida ?
     
  17. southcross2631
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  18. Looks great! I have the same type seats , they have been in the coupe for decades.:)
     
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    Thanks mad mikey.
     
  20. southcross2631
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    Got the pass. side motor mount built today. Had to take time out to show my wife how to use my plasma cutter so she could cut the floor pans out of our sons 65 f100 restoration project.
    Next I gotta show her how to weld them back in. This is sort of a thank you project for the 4 tours in Iraq that he did. 20170108_1436561.jpg
     
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  21. Nice fab work! Looking forward to watching your build.
    Tom
     
  22. southcross2631
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    Got the mount in the car. Used part of some old broken stock motor mounts by separating them and grinding the rubber off. Then welded tubing to the half that bolts to the block . Made sleeves for the bolts to go through and bent some flat steel around the sleeves, welded it to the tubing making it much stronger. then added a brace to the bottom with some 1/th inch steel plate to gusset the tubing.
    Real strong and real easy and cheap to make. I have less than $ 4.00 in them and about an hour labor. Need to make some gusset for my frame tabs, should hold my little 306 with no problem.
    20170108_1438471.jpg 20170108_1613491.jpg
     
  23. loudbang
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    Good on YA pops taking care of our Veterans. :)
     
  24. southcross2631
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    This is the driver side motor mount made from old broken stock mounts. Quick , easy, strong using scraps from my metal barrel. 20170109_1044431.jpg
     
  25. southcross2631
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    Got both sides in and done Got frame brackets braced up. If it breaks that means my little motor is actually making horsepower. Ready to start on the clutch linkage. Going to try and use the original Morris Minor pedal setup. Which is actually a neat little deal with bronze bushings and small pedals. A requirement in this car. It is a factory floor mount assembly. 20170109_1228141.jpg 20170109_1228001.jpg
     
  26. southcross2631
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    Not much progress. sheet metal replacement on customers Grand Torino taking up most of my time.
    Did take time to move the door handle mounting brackets back on the doors. Can't reach them with how far back the seats had to be mounted. Cut out the mounting plate and shortened the actuator arm to the latch. Then cut out the door and welded the plates back in the doors and bolted them up.
    Pretty easy, just time consuming to make sure the door will open when you pull the handle. The aluminum door panels will cover the old holes in the door, so I didn't have to weld them up. 20170113_1053591 (1).jpg 20170113_1053431.jpg
     
  27. southcross2631
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    While I was working on my doors, I decided to cut some more weight out. For a little car these doors are really heavy. Overbuilt. I cut 2lb. of metal out of the door and still kept the window regulator.
    I am replacing the glass with Lexan to take some more weight out.
    Then got started on the firewall. Need to make a matching piece for the other side. Then make a piece for the center. Using mild steel and welding it in place. Not really concerned about weight too much .
    When I stripped the car down to the shell it weighed less than 300 lbs. and that was with the doors 20170114_1443431.jpg on.
     
  28. Had one in Grants Pass Or that was a twin to that. Won
     
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  29. southcross2631
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    Got some more done on the firewall today. 20170118_1520381.jpg
     
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    Working on the gauge panel . Where the speedo was. 20170119_1912391.jpg
     

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