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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Lake Modified, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Lake Modified
    Joined: Jan 4, 2017
    Posts: 85

    Lake Modified

    All deleted....
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  2. paul55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Posts: 3,490

    from michigan

    Never too late! Looks like a neat project. Go to the photoshop thread and see if one of the guys can put it all together for ya, for incentive.
  3. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
    Posts: 1,427


    Welcome to the HAMB....lot of us were 'late starters' on our own car builds (I started at 53) has a way of 're-directing' our dreams into other priorities over the years... however, when it's time to start building,'s time to build!;):D Lot of guys here can help with your questions in the process...have fun!
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  4. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Sounds like you have the main ingredient you need to build it....The want to;)
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2017

  5. bostonhemi
    Joined: Dec 1, 2011
    Posts: 689


    Sounds like a great project.
  6. spinout
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 333

    from Dallas, TX

    If you are a true car never outgrow it.......
  7. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,594


    Welcome aboard Scott lot's to learn here, some of these guy's are down right smart! Sounds like your on the right path knowing it isn't an overnight success project! Good luck and keep us posted with lot's of pictures! Joe
  8. greeting(s) to the board ....
  9. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,246


    Welcome! Good luck with your project. Not sure on those front brakes but the rear is upside down 40 ford brakes
  10. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,207

    Deuced Up!

    Welcome to the HAMB.
  11. 41 C28
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,772

    41 C28

    Hello and welcome. Sounds like a cool project. I always waned to build a race car looking roadster with the exhaust going up along the body. Keep the pictures coming, we love pictures.
  12. HipCat427w
    Joined: Dec 13, 2016
    Posts: 92


    That thing will be cool...
  13. firebrrat
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 100

    from Payson Az

    Rear are flipped 40s. Here is a pic of my 40s the same way. [​IMG]

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  14. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,246


    Clearance for the wheel cylinder. If you dont move them the wheel cylinder will hit the spring perch
  15. spurgeonforge
    Joined: Oct 18, 2013
    Posts: 417


    Looks like it's going to be a cool build.
  16. welcome and cool your getting started on a wish.....
  17. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,446

    from MN,USA

    Welcome to the h.a.m.b. and good luck with your project.
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  18. firebrrat
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 100

    from Payson Az

    So when you flip them you put the backing plate rt on the left and lt on rt then flip them you keep the wheel cylinders on the side they should be on, with the bleeder up like it should be you need to drill one hole and do a little cutting. The shoes have to be flipped. So if your going to do this you NEED to lay it all out on a table before you start so you have it set up. The 40s will fit up front but you need to get a little spacer. You can get them from most of the Model parts catalogs Macs, Mikes model As.
    So the first pic if the backing plate was on you can see it would be right up to the spring perch. Next photo is it all on the table. Last you can see how close the wheel cylinder would be if it was on top. If I got them in the right order.. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  19. firebrrat
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 100

    from Payson Az

    If you youtube this it will help you understand better than me typing it for you [​IMG]

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  20. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
    Posts: 1,172

    from West Oz

    Welcome to the HAMB. Interested to see this build take shape.
  21. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 9,080


    Welcome to this traditional hotrod forum. Everything looks good except traditional hotrods didnt use 6 cylinder engines. Henry did not like 6 cylinder engines. Lots of guys on this forum will argue but those guys have no idea what a traditional hotrod was. Some even think an International truck could be used.
  22. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 2,180


    My '29 AV8, my '31 coupe and a friends '29 pickup all have 40 brakes on A axles and none of them are flipped upside down or rotated. None of them hit the shackle. Pretty tight bend on the brake tube but not that difficult. There is some other trimming and notching needed but that is the same right side up or upside down.

  23. Sounds like a fun build.
  24. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,939


    Plenty of 4-bangers in the early days, especially pre-war, but very few 6-cylinders. One of Don Montgomery's books does list a few of them, Les Bock's Modified with a 226 cid Ford 6, Keith Loomis' 27 T with a Chevy-6, and Don Nicholson's '27 T track roadster with a 6-cylinder Wayne Chevy engine. They were as rare as some other mills like Marmon 16-cylinders and straight 8's.

    But like you say, don't get hung up on semantics, chase your vision. Welcome aboard and good luck!

    Above pic from kurtis on 1940s period correct thread.
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  25. Welcome aboard the HAMB....
    Nice project and yep it's never too late. I was past 60 when we started or 32 project. Took four years but it's on the road!
    I like it. Especially your old photo.... Keep us posted.........
  26. The rears are upside down early Ford '39-40 juice.
  27. Henry Bennett
    Joined: Jul 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,796

    Henry Bennett

    Welcome to HAMB,and have fun.
  28. firebrrat
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 100

    from Payson Az

    So all model A frames have a serial number " now a days called the vin"and that is what's used as the ID number when you register the car. Not the motor number. The number on the motor was/ is for dating the motor and tracking. So the best thing to do is find the number on the frame it should be under the cowl area. Then find out what year your frame is. Then get in the Mac's model a parts book and order the right year ID tag and put your frame number on it and put that on the cowl then go register your ride.. if you have questions hit me up. I'm the guy that told you about the brakes flipped over. Oh and something my dad always says with model As if you run in to problems. "We hadn't gone to the moon yet John do it the way it makes sense and your probably right"

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  29. firebrrat
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 100

    from Payson Az

    Ps one other thing that is easy move your front cross member forward a few inches that will give you more room for the 6 cylinder and make your engine look centered in the compartment and you won't have to cut up the fire wall as bad.. to me it doesn't look right when guy cut the fire wall and shove in a motor to fit then have room up front and nothing is centered. It's a easy thing when you have a bare frame and your starting out. It will look better I think in the end and it won't take much work now.

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  30. TurboRider
    Joined: Jan 11, 2017
    Posts: 18


    Good luck with your build. Hope you can update us about this project

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