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Technical My new 32 roadster build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by thommoina33, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
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    from australia
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    A couple of months ago I had the unfortunate experience of riding in a club mates and fellow hamber(Ratbastad) deuce roadster.
    Being a model 40 guy, this fateful night turned me to the dark side.
    This experience stayed in my mind, cold sweats at night, I think I had deuce fever.
    Well not long after this I was browsing that auction site when a unfinished project popped up, brookville body, asc rails, original x members, merc, 39 box, unsplit bones and a 3.54 32 rear end.
    The deal was done, and I have to give all credit to Darren, the builder, who due to unfortunate circumstances had to sell.
    Well it's now in my shed, the merc is out for a build, steering box and column in, mounting pedals, hoping to have it ready for next summer.
    Plans are coach maroon paint. 35 wires and black walls, not reinventing the wheel, just hoping for a nice ride.
    I'll keep the updates coming.
    Thommo. ImageUploadedByTJJ1364426650.764444.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1364426713.119190.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1364426739.904886.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1364426763.708659.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1364426798.688209.jpg

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  2. Looks like you got a great project that all the hard work is done. HRP
  3. ken1939
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,557

    from Pittsburgh

    Hi Mate! Remember, build the car the way YOU want, thats the most important part. Oh wait, second to what your local TAC Engineer wants:)

    I know the rules are different for each of your states so I share your pain.

    Nice way to start, and you have a good jump on things. Little effort you will be driving before summer is over.

    I started a 32 Roadster myself on Sunday 24th. Plan to have the roller ready for final welding this weekend if all goes well. Want to get it done by May 19th. No pressure. One of our local runs kicks of our season that day, otherwise I will be ready for the Back to the 50s weekend in St Paul Minnesota in June.

    Continue to post pictures of your build, we love eye candy!
  4. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,207


    There's no going back now! The hook has been set!

    Nice score.
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  5. harleycontracter
    Joined: Aug 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,807


    Looks great so far Keep us posted
  6. That is awesome Thommo! I look forward to seeing this finished.
  7. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

    that is a fever i don't need ---good luck...
  8. zander208
    Joined: Sep 24, 2011
    Posts: 35


    That looks great so far, have fun!
  9. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 5,725

    big duece
    from kansas

    Last I heard there was NO antivirus for 32 fever. Your stuck dealing with it the rest of your life. Sorry...
  10. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 798


    You did good but 32's are addictive so don't go looking for a 3w.
  11. I'm sure your phaeton won't be offended you poor thing!!!
  12. zjerry
    Joined: Feb 11, 2013
    Posts: 314


    Nice Looking 32 roadster..
  13. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,786

    from NJ

    Deuce fever is an addicting illness, seems like you contracted it ! Roadster looks great !

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  14. Saw that on that site, looked like a real good buy. Look forward to seeing it out on the road.
  15. tub1
    Joined: May 29, 2010
    Posts: 407

    from tasmania

    nice looking car look foward to the finished job looks like its got all the good bits
  16. kool 52
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
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    kool 52

    Ya have cleaned the garage!
  17. daddy_o's_diner
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,774


    Another '34 guys takes the Deuce plunge...

    This is gonna be good!

    Congrats Thommo.

  18. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
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    Thanks for the comments fellas, and yes bails I did clean the shed!
    Just a quick update, the motor is stripped, it's had a couple of sleeves put in at some stage, I noticed rust in one pot and some heavy pitting on the sleeve, so after Easter the block is heading of for a crack and pressure test before going any further, if all checks out ok then full steam ahead.
    I have a set of centre outlet Navarro heads and I'll change the front of the motor to an early style with 59a cam and gears, crab dist etc.
    All for now, thommo. ImageUploadedByTJJ1364556278.252705.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1364556296.679393.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1364556313.659609.jpg

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  19. I remember seeing this on ebay, looked like a bloody good start!
  20. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,097


  21. Hey Thommoina, great start hope to get stuck into my roadster as soon as I sort the gearbox out on the 5 window.
  23. I have a sleeve in my 327 not a problem. HRP
  24. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
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    Alliance Member
    from australia
    Staff Member

    Quick update, scored these mid '30s hupmobile gauges, they're unused, so next job on the list while engine at machinist. ImageUploadedByTJJ1366365216.270786.jpg

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  25. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,718


    Awesome project!
  26. hotrodderhaag
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,109


    roadsters are sick!
  27. Nice nice !!

    You guys shoulda seen the glazed look on Thommo's face while we were blastin down the beachside Hwy in the "other" roadster.

    I even had to ask if he was "ok"

    Guess I shoulda known, I had the same glazed look after blasting around in Flatoz's roadster years ago.

    This is gonna be one real nice car when done, some real nice primo original parts on her for sure.

    Keep em comin Thommo....

  28. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,559


    Welcome to the dark side. Once the fever gets you there is no turning back.
  29. racemad55
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,149


    I like the wheels that are on it in the pictures.
  30. flatoz
    Joined: May 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,103


    Great to see Thommo,

    You won't regret it,
    being a long suffering 32-roadster-itis guy myself.

    there's just something about them.

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