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Technical My new 32 roadster build

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

  1. HeyyCharger
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    Awesome! Can't wait to see this thing hit the streets Thommo!

    HC.
     
  2. thommoina33
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    Bit of an update, sent the pedals to Ben from Rancho Deluxe for his modification to accept a rear mount master cylinder, he also provided the m/c mount and rebushed the pedals. Made up a cheap ass body dolly with trailer jockey wheels so its a one man operation to lift the body out of the way, room in the shed is at a premium!. Wheels have been sent away for powder coating and fitting of a couple of dirt trackers.
    Thommo ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1369181933.438911.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1369181953.561599.jpg


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  3. So-Cal Speed Sacramento
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    it looks like a nice, tasteful build. keep it classy!
     
  4. thommoina33
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    Well still going at it, running brake lines, fitting up fuel tank, needed a bit of instant gratification so mounted gauges, drilled and tapped some bungs and welded to back of dash, just wanted to keep it plain and simple. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1371557991.443986.jpg


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  5. tmf
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    Nice winter project Thommo. I cant believe i missed this one nice looking roadster.
     
  6. thommoina33
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    Well work has been a little slow so it's allowed a bit more time in the shed while the kids are at school.
    Rolling frame is almost done, it's of to Ben at Rancho Deluxe for one of his primo exhaust fit ups.
    Here's some pics I took today, getting pretty excited. Thommo. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1376827050.873174.jpg
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  7. thommoina33
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    Couple of updates, got the roller back from Rancho deluxe last week where Ben fabed one of his primo exhaust systems and did a couple of other jobs.
    Today a couple of club mates came over to help lift the body on for final mock up. To me this is what hot rodding is about, perfect spring day, buddies and talking shit, life doesn't get much better. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380975197.206813.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380975224.000375.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380975249.930653.jpg


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  8. dirt t
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    Those gauges are first class.
     
  9. wicarnut
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    Kool! 32 fever, hard to shake off when aquired. John
     
  10. reefer
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    Great looking so far Thommo.....I love it when the screen is raked back like that.....looks like its doing 70mph parked....guess the motor checked out ok?
     
  11. The37Kid
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    Nice project! Are those 35-40 X member rear legs you have added? Nice looking chassis. Bob
     
  12. thommoina33
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    Reefer, still waiting on the machine shop, but I have something else lined, a real killer.
    The rear k member extensions are fabricated by Ben at Rancho deluxe here in Melbourne.


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  13. Although I didn't say it when you first got the roadster,,Deuce Fever is contagious and from what I have seen is incurable but why would you want to be cured?:D HRP
     
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  14. thommoina33
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    Picked up a cherry hood from fellow hamber "got a 32", thanks Dave, started to fit up, really need 4 arms for this job, should have all mounted and aligned in the next couple of days. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1381143291.277606.jpg


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  15. Harms Way
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    Really looking good,.... Make sure you post pictures of the chassis on the "Truly traditional period perfect chassis thread" looking forward to seeing it get finished !
     
  16. Toast
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    Love where you are going with it. Nice!
     
  17. nice one Thomo-makes me want one too-inspiration to get off my but-
     
  18. Looking good Thommo. Coming together nicely.
     
  19. thommoina33
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    Will do, once it's pained and detailed.


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  20. thommoina33
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    I was browsing the HAMB classifieds a couple of months ago and spotted this 59a, with my machinist taking an eternity on my merc block, well one thing led to another. I called up Bill, who at the time was a new member here but a long time member on ford barn, a deal was done and it's here now.
    It's a race flathead with isky 404 radius lifter cam, all the right parts, may be a little overkill for street use, I'll run it as is for now and if need be a cam change to tone it down a little. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1382832471.817563.jpg


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  21. Big Al
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    Thommo, cool.
    Al.


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  22. Pinstriper40
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    I hear the roadster variety of deuce fever is incurable. I've just started showing symptoms, but after seeing this build, full blown deuce fever doesn't sound so bad! Cool car!

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  23. HotRodMicky
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    I run a 404-A cam on the street and it doesnt sound nasty, but has a very wide powerband
    Which makes it good for street use.
    It makes very good power, too !
     
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  24. HotRodMicky
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    Just to make clear , the 404 only has 265 duration and i think only 36 degrees overlap
    So not very radical
    The trick is that it has very steep ramps .this why it needs radius lifters

    It gets very good gas mileage , too

    Going 120 km/h the engine need 12Liter per 100km

    The potvin 3/8 has a much worse mileage, for example.

    So if set up right, you will love the cam and it will last for a looong time

    I have 10.000 km on my engine so far
     
  25. thommoina33
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    Thanks for the heads up Micky, my concern was an increased rate of lifter/cam wear due to the steep lobe ramp, can't wait to drive the wheels of this thing.


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  26. striper
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    Haven't been around much Thommo so I haven't seen your new toy. Looking good and progressing well. Look forward to seeing it in the flesh.

    Pete


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  27. Great looking roadster and flatty!
     
  28. ESGEE
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    Fresh build, subscribed..
     
  29. thommoina33
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    Still plugging away when time allows, thought I'd have a go at doing some floor boards, not much of a carpenter but they'll do the job.
    Couple more smaller jobs to do than brake it down for paint, daughters want it in pink with rainbows on the doors! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1383994524.318137.jpg


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  30. el Roach
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    That's BADASS!! Nice job!
     

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