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Re-birth of the Krylon Special

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lindross, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. This past summer the Krylon car got put out of commision due to one nasty pavement exchange resulting in a broken tranny.



    So we pulled the motor and tranny out of the car and realized that the engine needed some work done to it, but didn't realize the amount it really needed to be "right". The valves looked really bad, the #1 cylinder wall was damaged, the mains were shot, etc... After months of work and finding the right parts the engine is rebuilt and has never sounded so alive.

    Motor was bored an extra .020" making it .060" bored now. Ditched the Isky cam for a better suited Comp cam. Crank was polished and balanced along side new mains. Running a holley 4bbl (390) which never ran good on the car before but sounds superb now. Still quite a bit of fine tuning and proper routing of the throttle and transmission linkage left to do. Also never bothered to check the rear axle ratio and found quite a shock there. Thru the 2.56's out and dropped in a nice set of 3:73's. Look out for the new, improved and stronger than ever Krylon Special next year. :cool:

    HUGE thanks to GMC BUBBA and the Bubba's crew for their help, support and resources to bring the car back to life. :)





  2. 29 sedanman
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,282

    29 sedanman
    from Indy


    Looks good, glad to see it back together and I know you are!
  3. slacker91
    Joined: Dec 13, 2004
    Posts: 132

    from Emmaus, PA

    Thats the most beutiful slant ive ever seen
  4. Thanks. I'm thrilled beyond belief! I don't care if I have to break out the snow suit, I'm gonna have to drive it down the alley a couple times. :D

  5. Thanks! We worked our butts off on it for sure. It's a .060" over 225 slant with a mild comp cam. In a 1900lb car, she should scoot along pretty well next year.
  6. That slant looks good all painted up ! Must sound neat without a muffler ! :D
    That looks like the factory fuel pump, Is it keeping up with the four barrel ?
  7. I remember seeing your car at the Pile-Up in '05 and being quite impressed. Sweet looking car. Nothing like the Leaning Tower O' Power for motorvation. Great engines and they look cool too.
  8. borndead327
    Joined: Feb 9, 2005
    Posts: 1,388


    thank god im not the only one running that mill
  9. Nice bucket! Do you have any photos of the build? What trans are you using?
  10. GTS225
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,191


    WOAH!! Great o-haul, Scott. (I have GOT to get me an Offy valve cover)

    I notice your using a "Hercules" radiator shroud. Is that also the Herc radiator? If so, how's that working for you? (I know where I can get one for $50.)

  11. flathead31coupe
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,596

    from indpls, in

    looks great, and sounds great too, i had a chance to see and hear it today, super job guys....
  12. SanDiegoJoe
    Joined: Apr 18, 2004
    Posts: 3,519


    Oh, you are not alone! (my car came with a slant, though!)...

    That is a beautiful Slant 6. I really like that valve cover, is that the stockie exhaust manifold? I'm running a 390 too. They are kinda of a pain in the ass, but when they are running nicely its fun!
  13. We think it can keep up, but I guess we won't know for sure till we start driving it around. We all love the sound of it with the straight pipe exhaust too. Got a nice little rumble for a 6 banger.
  14. Thanks! Yup, we have tons of pictures of the build if you would like to see em. As long and as much as we moved the tranny around while rebuilding the motor you would think I could remember, but I'll have to take a look again and find ya some numbers.
  15. Nice lookin motor, what's it sittin in? Thanks, the offy cover really gave the motor a good look being open hooded and all. Yup, stock exhaust manifole with just the little straight pipe.
  16. Nope, just the Herc radiator shroud. I believe a guy in Indy made the radiator for us by the name of Steve Long. GMC Bubba can correct me if I got that name wrong cause I'm horrilbe with names. :eek:
  17. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,788



    Gotta love that radiator surround.

    Your last name sucks :)

    Rich Linder
  18. SanDiegoJoe
    Joined: Apr 18, 2004
    Posts: 3,519


    thanks - it's a 63 Valiant. It came with a 170, the one in there now is a 225. I'll be posting more pix soon, after it's all white.


    - Joe
  19. Great looking little valiant. I love those little cars too. We've been pondering doing us up one for a daily driver and those cold rainy shows you don't want to drive a roadster to.
  20. SanDiegoJoe
    Joined: Apr 18, 2004
    Posts: 3,519


    Thanks! - Any chance of getting some video of yours running? I'd like to hear that slant in action!

    - Joe
  21. Sure thing. I'll see what we can't get put together in the next week or so.
    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
    Posts: 3,385


    Heres a couple more pics from the orginal build ( three years ago). The body was aquired from a friend down the street and came from a Nevada dessert, the engine came from a friends dodge dart when he switched toa V-8. ( We later changed the singles to a fourbarrell and boat cover air cleaner)
    The chassis was a speedway roller from a guy down the street that started a t project and didnt finish it. The 35 Ford tires and wheels came from another project. Car was built and painted ( with Krylon spray cans) in about 8-9 weeks and has been driven rain or shine every since. We are hoping to drive the new gear set and engine this week sometime ( may be nippy ).
    The test pilot in the leather hat is the World Famous " Von-Dust " or dickster as he is called around here . He striped the car as well as sprayed most of the color.

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  23. SanDiegoJoe
    Joined: Apr 18, 2004
    Posts: 3,519


    Man, that's cool. Talk about inspiration, I have a '63 Valiant V-200 that I bought as a parts car. I'm thinking of building a hot rod from a early Dodge, maybe a pickup cab and the entire drive train from the '63. It has a 225 and a pushbutton 904, so I think that I'd use the entire dash.

    I haven't seen any other hot rods with a slant that I can remember.

  24. Weather's been so nice in Indy, we actually got to go for the maiden test drive last night. The difference is just hard to comprehend with. I've driven the car thouasands of miles over the last 3 years and had the tranny not broke, we could have driven it many more years and been just fine. But the broken tranny allowed us to fix all the little things that were just not done right. The engine rebuild was a smashing success and the car will flat out scoot down the road now. I'm still grinning this morning from that little test ride last night and know it's gonna be a good year in 07 for the little slanted Dodge.
  25. KS Fats
    Joined: Aug 19, 2005
    Posts: 83

    KS Fats

    The construction details and the thought that obviously went into this car brought to mind the quote: "The best way to think outside of the box is to never get in it". The great thing about you folks (Hambers) is that you're doing things YOUR way. Great car...always had a soft spot for sixes and flatheads. fats
  26. Eagletucky
    Joined: Feb 21, 2005
    Posts: 730


    Congrats, Lindross...that rig rocks!!!!

  27. ambman
    Joined: Sep 9, 2005
    Posts: 197


    What caused the trans to break? By the way, neat car.
  28. A huge dip in the road coupled with too much rear suspension travel at about 60MPH. :eek:
  29. Aman
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,522

    from Texas

    I have a 63 Dodge panel truck with the s-6 and a three speed. Can you guys recommend a manual, book, other literature for the slant six? The stock slant in the panel is froze up and I need your opinions on where to start and I would love to hear any ideas you may have. I've been soaking the engine in Liquid wrench and I sprayed the rusty areas with ospho to slow down the rust. I know that the slant six has always been a bad ass little motor so, I would like to keep it. The panel has a 4" dropped axle with parallel leaf springs in the front, stock set up and I'd like to hear any suggestions on how to lower it without replacing the entire front suspension. The truck has been sitting for twenty years or more and needs a little TLC (understatement of the year). I'd like to build it like a shop/delivery truck from the early 60's. Thanks, I didn't mean to hijack the thread...good stuff here!

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  30. Well, we (GMC Bubba & myself) essentially just followed the Chrysler Performance Book for Slants. We tore ours down to bare block and started from scratch. Bored .060", new pistons & rings, new main bearings, crank polished and balanced, nice mild Comp cam, had the cylinder head machined and valved to the cam specs, etc... It's one happy slant six now for sure.

    That panel truck looks like a neat project. :)

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