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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Wesley Laster, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Wesley Laster
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    I agree , for a period correct build , this wouldn't be the plate form ... but I can try my best with what I have .... the front axle assembly is my only big headache... it screams street rod , no way to hide that ... i may go with a completely different front end later...
     
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  2. 31hotrodguy
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    I really like the valve covers. I think you have a good platform with the engine. If it was based on a points system then the valve covers and intake just got you a lot.


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  3. Nicholas Coe
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    They're pretty useless but they sure look cool!

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  4. Wesley Laster
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    I was super stoked to run across these vavle covers ... I'd like to find corresponding air cleaners to match somehow... they have a raw casting finish to them that appeals to me
     
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  5. nunattax
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    alternator in a generator case maybe.
     
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  6. Nicholas Coe
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    Those are expensive but really cool. I'm thinking about adding one to my Graffiti coupe. It would definitely be more 1962 for sure!

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  7. Speedtwin
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    I’ve posted on this thread before and have been looking back to see how it’s progressed.
    I have just finished my early 283 rebuild.
    I kept it real simple.
    +60 bore, cast iron 327 4 barrel intake, Lunati Voodoo cam etc.
    I will run the Edelbrock to break it in and then maybe switch to a tri carb set up.
    I wanted to post a pic to show Wesley that keeping it simple works! If your aiming for a late 50s-60s build just do whatever a kid would have done back in the day on the driveway.
    Your motor looks great and a few simple touches like painting in the fins of the valve covers will work really well. Personally, I don’t like the air filters something like a frog mouths may look tougher.
    And remember it may have left the factory that way but it really doesn’t have to be painted orange
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  8. Speedtwin
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    A few more 283 pics.
    Btw that’s nickel and not chrome - it just adds a little bit of ‘shine’ and goes well with the black.
    Simple but classy




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  9. KCTA Chris
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    Making more updates... I decided to ditch the mag HEI copy, and scored another Splalding/Grant dual coil set up like I ran on my Olds. I was impressed with the durability and simplicity so after a few days on repaint and a coming time on a tune machine (and Bubbas instructions) hope to have this in. I did a few searched for "correct" plug wires I was able to get Packard 440's with Rajah ends.
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  10. Todd553
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    Not ideal for the street, but Hilborn with a Joe Hunt magneto.
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  11. Wesley Laster
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    Well this as good as my pretend hotrod motor is gonna get right now ... ill eventually swap out the starter and the alternator bracket ...maybe a few other things ... but over all I'm pleased with it 20200429_184223.jpg 20200429_184211.jpg
     
  12. enloe
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    Great looking Engine.
    I am always partial to the Corvette valve covers.
    I have the 7 fin valve covers on engines but I always wanted the 9 fin versions.

    The valve covers that you have on your engine are awesome.
    Your intake and carbs look great as well.
     
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  13. Nicholas Coe
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    I think that is one beautiful engine. Great work. The only thing I would change would be the air cleaners. They don't really scream vintage to me.

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  16. old.hot.rodder
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    Correct 1959 Engine. Except air cleaners are 57 DSC06825.JPG DSC06827.JPG
     
  17. Wesley Laster
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    I agree ... im not a huge fan them to begin with either ... ill be looking forward to finding some at a swap meet , after all this drama goes away
     
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  18. Nicholas Coe
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    Great idea! A little bit of patina can go a long way to give an engine that "real" Hotrod look. I like to try to find original parts whenever possible. If you saw my yellow abomination in person you would think it was a much older build.

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