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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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    Haven't posted any updates for a while. Had to finish a car and paint a Sportster. Just doing body work until I get some more money for parts.
    Can't afford to send my junk to someone to build for me. So I have to do it all including paint. Figured out how to flare fenders with a bead roller . Now just hammer and dolley and grind the edges. 20170330_1512081.jpg 20170407_1009511.jpg
     
  2. southcross2631
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    More body work photos. Pretty boring stuff. Luckily this car is straight and no rust. It will be slick when it is ready for paint. Candy Apple red with pearl white accents. 20170330_1303421.jpg 20170330_1304021.jpg
     
  3. Fiddle Picker
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    Looking good Mike. Same with me, doing boring stuff and buying parts. Maybe we will make a blast sometime this season ! That 58 Chevy in D gas is a fairly potent small block. Looks like very few are going to weigh right, that's good news.
     
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  4. AHotRod
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    Your doing a great job, it should be a riot to race !
     
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  5. That really is a sharp 58 in D/G. Looks good all way round.
     
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  6. southcross2631
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    I don't know about finishing this season Fiddle Picker. The cost of stick shift racing is pretty steep. To have good parts you will have close to 6 grand in your setup. Close to 4 grand for a tranny, plus shifter. $1,000 dollars for the clutch,pressure, flywheel. Plus scatter shield. Then I need a drive shaft with 1350 u joints. I don't want to go out there and tear up stuff and look stupid.
    Can't run my stock carrier, got buy aftermarket . It goes on and on.
    My friend Allen Pope from Allen Pope racing convertor's and transmissions told me he could set me up for less than half of that with a P/Glide and convertor , but I am wanting to run with the Southeast Gassers so no automatic transmission.
    I could build a complete dirt track race car for what the stick shift setup will cost.
    Guess I need to beat the bushes a find some sponsorship money or buy more lottery rickets.
     
  7. RigorMorris
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    I need to read up on your Altered class rules.. Building a Morris altered wheel base..


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  8. southcross2631
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    Got my fender flares hammered out today . Time for a little bit of fiberglass to get the final shape. Got the doors in primer today . Really boring stuff that has to be done. Lots of block sanding ahead. Any volunteers ? 20170411_1251141001002.jpg 20170411_1250301001.jpg
     
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  9. RigorMorris
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    Does that 2x3 square tubing fit inside the rocker support frame that runs down the side of the car.. the rocker with the dimpled holes that u cut the whole side out of it.. if that makes sense


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  10. Fiddle Picker
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    I hear ya. I had to buy a carrier housing because the stock 9 in. are not legal this year. I get it. just set me back a little further. going 35 spline since I had to go that route. Hopefully we'll both make a pass this year !! We are running the 53 Chevy Wagon this Friday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway then getting up early and heading to Shadyside. See you there.
     
  11. southcross2631
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    Haven't had any updates in a while finishing other people's cars and painting a sportster for my neighbor.
    Went to Shadyside last weekend and picked up my heads and cam. Too bad Young Blood broke his motor. Wanted to see him run. The Skairlane was impressive.
    I think I have my steering figured out so I can use a Vega box and convert my F100 axle to cross steer.
    Mocking the heads up to get information. Need to install the cam and timing chain to degree it in. Check piston to valve clearance. Old heads off Southern Flyer. Should be just about right for my 306. Need to call the car* Bits and Pieces* since I am using all old parts from other race cars.
     
  12. Fiddle Picker
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    If it weren't for old parts from other race cars I wouldn't be able to race ! Sounds like you're getting some good stuff. Let's line up together sometime this season........ compare old parts ! And the women say "now boys, chill a little !! ". Where's the fun in that ?
     
  13. southcross2631
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    These are my latest hand me downs. New valves, new springs, new retainers, new roller rockers, less than 60 passes. Made over 500 h.p. on 357 Windsor. Got a cam Research solid roller . .600 lift should make this little 306 buzz. 20170502_0921391.jpg s.
     
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  14. RigorMorris
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  15. southcross2631
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    Got a little done on the Morris today other than block sanding. I got the front end to tilt. I made some hinges and some brackets to hold the pins at the bottoms of the fenders. I don't have the hood all blocked out so it will be attached after that. 20170513_132705.jpg 20170513_132731 (1).jpg
     
  16. AHotRod
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    It looks really good
     
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  18. Fiddle Picker
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    Looking great Mike.
     
  19. This is looking really cool!
     
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  20. southcross2631
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    Thought I would show a few photos of the simple Hinges and hood pin brackets in case someone was thinking about building a tilt front end. I put built in stops in the hinge so I would not need cables or chains, but can't see them in the pictures. Just pull two clevis pins and the whole front end lifts off. 20170514_102257_HDR1.jpg 20170514_1022091.jpg 20170514_1022401.jpg 20170514_1017441.jpg
     
  21. Crosley
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    Are you bolting the hood to the fenders? Clean setup on the hinges , simple, easy
     
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  22. southcross2631
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    No I welded the hood to front fenders , but it could have been bolted, Trying to get my phone to talk to my computer so I can post some pictures. I made the tilt hinges from some black iron conduit. Just reamed it to 1/2 inch and bought clevis pins and clips from Rural King . The rest is just steel scraps from my steel barrel where I throw all my cut off pieces. The Morris Minor has a rib in the core support right at the width of my frame. So as you can see I had to use a piece of metal to match the height of the rib.
    When the front end is tilted the bottom of the core support hits the bottom of the frame rail and acts as a stop for the front end. So no cables or straps needed to hold it from tipping to far.
    Just pull clevis pins and the whole thing lifts off. Will start on hood scoop this weekend.
     
  23. BCCHOPIT
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    Looks cool!!!!!


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  24. southcross2631
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    Got my grille built today. Did not like the factory grill. Have the hood scoop pieces made just need to put together and install on the hood. Restored the factory hood ornament and name plate. Thought they looked cool. DSCF3382.JPG
     
  25. Fiddle Picker
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    Looking Great !! Racing this season has already shot some of my Gasser plans in the foot. Should get back on track shortly. Going to Brainerd this weekend to play with the 54 and the SNDR guys. Then, back on the SEGA build. Really looking forward to driving that one ! If you get ready before I do and need some pit crew help, just say the word.
     
  26. southcross2631
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    The engine setback on the Shorty 57 is taking up a bunch of time . I spent most of the week tearing it down and building a run in stand for when I build the new motor. I am making for my small block Ford as well as a Chevy. I have less than 50 bucks in it so far. All the metal came out of my scrap metal pile. I bought the casters and I need some switches and a solenoid.
    Getting done this season will happen if I win the lottery, otherwise it will be next season. DSCF3383.JPG
     
  27. southcross2631
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    Built my hood scoop this morning . I am smoking some slabs of ribs today and so the smoker is right outside of my shop so there is no sense standing around watching meat burn. Still not sold on the design, but I gotta put something there because the carb is going be above the level of the hood. DSCF3384.JPG DSCF3385.JPG
     
  28. AHotRod
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    The Scoop looks perfectly period correct to me.
     
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  29. southcross2631
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    Ready for paint. Or at least to lay out the stripes. Got a little blocking on the roof then primer and the car is ready to get some color. DSCF3387.JPG
     
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  30. porkshop
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    Progress is looking good....
     

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