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Projects Nasty Habit Willys,part 9....Engine in,exhaust,brakes,wiring,test drive.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. DeuceDog
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 633

    from Breese, IL

    Love it! Keep'll get there.
  2. Badass car keep the post coming.
  3. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693


    If you look up 'motivation' in the dictionary I swear there's a pic of Kiwi Kev - great stuff and you continue to inspire.... you look happy as a clam!
    Joined: Mar 26, 2009
    Posts: 249

    from fresno

    Hey: I remember when you were at the Turlock swapmeet years ago selling subscriptions to the new west coast willys club !!! We Subscribed.!!! Also remember your coupe. Awesome to see you back in the coupe business !!!!!!
  5. Not Turlock, was probably Fremont drag strip, mid 80's. Only 25 years ago:eek:
  6. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

    41 Dave

    Kev, Looking forward to seeing your coupe at Ventura in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to hearing it run through the gears !
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,411


    Kevin the car looks good on the street and will look better on the track, very nice work. Can't wait to come over and look at the pprogress in person, I will take my truck over. Also I wanted to tell you thanks for those bitchen floors you made for my truck. Danny
  8. 53chevy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,570


    Awesome Kev! hope to see it in person and man your work is TOP notch! Oh! and all the speed goodies you have laying around, what to use..........Hahahaha!!!!

  9. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,465


    So I was working on the bed of my truck last night mounting my Moon fuel tank and I thought " Wonder how Kiwi Kev would do this?"
    Cool thread!
    I'm gonna steal that rear bumper design-thought I'd at least admit to it....
  10. That Willy's is so cool! keep us updated Kiwi!
  11. 39WILLZ
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
    Posts: 273


    Hey Kev Willys looks great that look on your face has given me a big boost to get mine out on the street.
  12. Hot Rod Willys
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,697

    Hot Rod Willys
    from Ohio


    As in everything you do your Willys Coupe is awesome! I am lucky enough to have owned a Willys Coupe that Kevin built and it was one of the best cars I ever had. Those first drives are the best, enjoy, have fun and keep us posted.
  13. Gambino_Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
    Posts: 6,561

    Alliance Vendor

    way to go and good luck see ya in a few weeks
  14. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913


    Kev, Thats as cool as FUCK!

  15. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    Awesome to see that car up and running! I have seen your posts here on the H.A.M.B. for a few years now, but I have to say, I clicked over to garage journal the other night and wow! Your shop and general attitude to this stuff is amazing! By the way, rooman at the top of the last page nailed it on the clutch problems. if your like me and never worked with a diaphragm clutch before, you wouldn't think about over extending as being a problem, but it is. I have had the same clutch behind a 400 some odd H.P Chrysler small block for the last five years and beat it mercilessly, and it flat works well! Hope all is working well today, Chip Quinn
  16. Looking groovy Kev! I have been watching you buddy. Nice work as always! Dale
  17. violet springs
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 389

    violet springs

  18. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,517

    from California

    Dammmm that is cool great job Kevin.....can I pleeeeeeeeease have a ride some day?
  19. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,458


    I was just about to email you to see if you were working on it. Glad to see its coming together despite the issues....
  20. What air cleaners are those on your cross ram?
  21. Junior Stock
    Joined: Aug 24, 2004
    Posts: 1,823

    Junior Stock

    Look'n good.
    What tires are you running on the front?

  22. Zig Zag Wanderer
    Joined: Jul 6, 2007
    Posts: 564

    Zig Zag Wanderer

    looking great Kev, hope you get the bugs worked out of the clutch soon, the streets of Ventura are waiting to be terrorized
  23. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,094


    Bad ass!

    Im not a fan of centerforce clutches, my wife has one in her 65 elcamino and it just aint right, my other buddy has one in his chevelle and hes just not happy with the performance of his either, id try a hays or some other good aftermarket brand.

    killer job on the willys.

  24. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,719

    Tech Editor

    I bought a Hays once, and whatever they sent me came in a Mr Gasket box.

    I think I pushed most of the cartilage out of my left knee, trying to operate that piece of crap daily during rushhour traffic.

    Awesome car Kiwi.

    I really enjoyed seeing it come together...
  25. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,692

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Kev, congrats on the first drive.
  26. No air cleaners yet, the velocity stacks are old Moon ones, I think they are called super suckers. I plan on sitting some small air filters in there and making plates for the top, at least that is my first thought.

    The front tires are BF Goodrich Silvertown 5.00 x 15".

    I ran a Hays clutch/pressure plate in my old 56 Chevy and Orange plus Willys. I blew them up and didn't like the heavy pedal. I am hoping the Centerforce will give me a lighter pedal but still handle the HP due to the centrifugal weights. I got no answers today from Centerforce so I have re assembled it and will add some kind of adjustable stop before driving it again. I don't like the part in the Centerforce paperwork where they tell you you have to drive your car for 450-500 miles of stop and go driving before applying full engine power:eek:

    I would love to run a blower one day (years away) so just for fun I sat this one on there to see how it would look. If I change the radiator I have room for everything. A guy can dream can't he. I'm sure I will have fun with my carbs for now.


    Last edited: Aug 19, 2010
  27. holy awesomeness!
  28. Thanks for the info on the velosity stacks. I think I need to find me a pair;)
  29. Those pie cut slicks make the car ... Are the front rims Halibrand too? They look similar to the ones I had on my Stude.
  30. Mattilac
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,150


    Looks like a movie set to me. I'll bring the cameras.

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