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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Kjell Elias, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Just the way an old HotRod should be, well done my friend.
     
  2. panheadguy
    Joined: Jan 8, 2005
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    from S.E. WI

    I've been following your build off and on. You are a true innnovator and make due with whatever is available. You got to get some heat in there though or you will wind up stiff and lame in you later years....Like me.
     
  3. Seeing where you work on your rod takes away my excuse for not going to my garage tonight at 55F
     
  4. Thx!

    hehe.. there is heat there 4 months of the year? ;) just kidding, the shed will be updated next year :)

    hehe.. if you want it done, well.. then you get it done! hehe :)
     
  5. well, im a member of the local antique car club (someone has to drag down the average age right?) so we have a club shop we can use for free a few months a year or whatever, and i tok my a down there for some advise (had no spark) and we finally came with the conclusion that the coil was singing it's last tune and it's now dead as a rock.. so im standing here then...

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  6. That shop looks like an improvement over your shed (as nice as it is), warmer for sure.

    Now that you've got heated space, whats next for the build Kjell?
    Windshield and a canvas top would look sweet.
     
  7. i want this:
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    but im not sure.. i do have the 33 roadster windsheild.. but i think the car will be to tall with it on..

    but the next would be to get the hood ready and get it on there :) after that its probably to gett some winter tires... and have some fun before the MOT..
     
  8. silversink
    Joined: May 3, 2008
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    Another headache you will have with that Ign. will be the modern points setup and plates. I went back to stock setup and it stopped most of my problems. That and I had to cold of plugs for the running I was doing so things were loading up and causing a misfire . I didn't figure it out, it was the old timers (I'm 69) that straightened me out.
     
  9. We actually did get the modern shit to work! haha... but yeah.. the old parts where easyer :)
     
  10. Wildbill29tudor
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    So did you move to the states or just visit?


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  11. Just a visit :) might have to think about another visit... hehe :)
     
  12. Wildbill29tudor
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    Hell yeah let me know if your ever aroun the Virginia area


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  13. nunattax
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    spot on
     
  14. I'll do that! :)
     
  15. well, they did not say anything about the missing doors, so i did not do anything about it :) works like it is tho ;)
     
  16. NEW FLOOR! :D
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    and i got a new fuelbowl thingy!
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  17. Im gonna be on tv this summer with the car.. haha, that can be interesting! :D
     
  18. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    When you become famous, I hope you'll still come back here and speak to us mere mortals. :) hehe

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  19. haha :) sure will! :p
    hoping on getting the car over to the states in a few years.. i really want to drive the 66 :)
     
  20. Did some new interior work to the model a :)

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    I love destroing old sofas.. :p haha :)
     
  21. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    What a cool ole banger, I built my ole a on a shoe string students budget, in borrowed shed's with mostly borrowed tools,
    I'm loving to watch you piece this jalopy together!

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  22. chuxx
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    Plush cockpit


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  23. Thx! :) its cool that it can still be done.. im in the build about 5830$ now... :)

    Its luxury you know ;) hehe
     
  24. x77matt
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
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    Great thread Kjell- I think all of us are reading this with a big ole grin :). This brings back memories and feelings of that long ago first build and all the excitement that goes with it. I really appreciate your resourcefulness which gives your ride an interesting twist and flavor all it's own! I also appreciate your taste for a traditional build.

    Keep up the great work!
    Matt
     
  25. Thankyou so much! :)
     
  26. Well, so i entered the car at The Local Youth Festivals of Art..
    i did not win anything, but i had a fun day :)
    (And i got to take the car inside the Cultural House ;) hehe)

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    I Got Some New Chains For The Ocation! :)

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    (bad timing kjell, the mouth should always be closed in pictures)

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  27. chuxx
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    If you took the judges for a ride you would have won first prize. Did you participate in the ice race?


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  28. There was no ice... hahahaha :) next year ill try again! :)
     
  29. THERE WAS SUNSHINE OUTSIDE TODAY! :D
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    But the plan for today was to change the oil.. so thats what i did..

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    I found out that my suspision about a bad headgasket was real.. haha..
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    Thats not suposed to be gray.. :p well, luckely i do have a spare gasket :)
     
  30. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
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    Unless I am missing something here, on a flathead, the coolant has to get by the piston to get to the oil. Do you have a sparkplug that is clean from the coolant leaking into a cylinder?

    Oil can get that color from condensation.

    From my experience, blowing coolant out of the radiator while motor is under load, washed-clean sparkplug, or two adjacent cylinders with low compression have indicated bad head gaskets.

    Neal
     

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