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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jiminy, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Hot Rod 50
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    Ha ha. I hear u Bluto. I'm on my second cup. Yes I have wrenches and I'll stick a breaker bar on it this afternoon. I pulled the plugs and put some oil on top of the Pistons on Saturday. Should be down on the rings by now. May stick a little fogging oil in as well before trying to fire it. I found out one of the past owners dads retro fit a ford 390 12v starter so I'm going to pull it and see if it will spin with some juice.

    Plans are late 40's banger coupe. 5 inch chop and black wheels and black bias plys. 3-4 inch dropped axle and little drop out back. Mechanical brakes and maybe 6 volt so I can stay with the original genny. I've always wanted to build a coupe like I think a kid right outta high school working at the local mechanics shop would build. Tight budget but wants a hot rod.
     
  2. Bluto
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    I use some rare and exotic stuff to free stuck engines. It's called diesel fuel!!!!

    For twenty years my daily driver was a 1939 GMC pickup
     
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  4. Hot Rod 50
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    Nice cars bluto. This is my first ford tbh. I've got diesel too. I'll let you guys know what I come up with.

    Thanks


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  5. Crazydaddyo
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    Very ominous looking coupe Jim!!!!! Is a trip to the salt in it's future?

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  6. Bluto
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    It's an old lakes car .... the cage rules and such mean destroying it with a safety stuff so no Bonneville. It had a blown Olds and will now get my blown Ardun. The car is really on the back burner but it goes on I've not mentioned it here because it's not banger powered. There is not a single Ford part in my Ardun. Only old part are the carbs It's just one of our projects
     
  7. Crazydaddyo
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    Ferguson block and heads?

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    2015 F.A.S.T. Time Trials flyer. Great event held on a private airstrip in Central California.
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  9. Bluto
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    CrazyD
    You know I'm family there in Wilmington.

    It's rather large and makes power the small block Chevy guy would be proud of.

    ardun. copy 2.jpg
     
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    This is a Banger Forum, THAT form of Porn is welcome anytime.

    Now those are some curves............

    J
     
  12. winduptoy
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    Bluto,
    What is that doing in the garage?
    It belongs in the living room....
     
  13. Correction it belongs in my car! :D
     
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  15. Bluto
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    That is in the Winter Garden .......... entry to our house!
     
  16. Bluto
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    When we built the house we designed the Wintergarden with arch door so a car could move in and out to work on. This is the house's entry. First thing you see when you enter is whatever project we are working on. In this case a NSU/Fiat Wensberg Roadster. (topolino) it is powered by a 570cc banger Really no longer than a shoebox

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    Like you Ford guys I have an Iski cam, a two carb manifold, and headers
     
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  17. jkeesey
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    I am running original 6v. Its still the original wiring setup and was planning on changing the ignition circuit this winter. It seem screwy the way Ford designed it.
     
  18. johnneilson
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    Wasn't the original Model A wired with bat + to frame ground?
     
  19. skryla
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    from Brick, NJ

  20. ebtm3
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    Yes, All A Fords were positive ground- was supposed to cut down on corrosion around battery, Didn't.

    Herb
     
  21. johnneilson
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    Daily Porn........ IMG_0307 copy.jpg
     
  22. anyone have any insight on running a cable driven tach on a model A? was there ever a "kit" or distributor with tach drive for ford bangers? I don't recall seeing on, but am no expert. Mainly interested in older vintage stuff produced by a company or hand made. thanks
     
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    How do you calibrate a tach set-up like that?
     
  25. Mallory made one, Jim Brieley mentions one from a Datsun that can be adapted to A B engines. Jim's book is a good investment when building an engine. It is very informative and covers most of the newbies questions.


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  26. I am planning on using a Stewart Warner mechanical tach driven off the crank with a 2-1 crank drive. I still need to make a mount as there is not much room near the crank pulley. Just got to much other stuff to do first. I read somewhere about using a Mallory MGB tach that has a drive attached. Part number 2432001. Not sure what years these were available.
     
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  27. Interesting, that looks the same as the one listed for ford tractors. but half the cost. I was having a brain fart about even the possibility of gen mounted....

    But really that AC kit sounds like what I am looking for. Any pictures?

    is this the correct email address for him? jmb4e4@gmail.com I'd like to buy a book from him. I need to invest in more literature.

    What you describe is my go to plan, I'm just exploring other options. like what Bluto described with the ac stuff, thanks for all the suggestions guys.
     
  28. waxhead
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    Yep this is Jim's e-mail address. His book is a good read and very informative
     
  29. @Hitchhiker, check into late 30's-40's Nash generators; had an output shaft out the back to turn the water pump - could be adapted for a tach. You'd probably have to fab a mount for the gen, do some machine work on the output shaft to mate to a gearbox, then measure your pulleys to get the correct gear ratio.

    I'm looking into this option myself...

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  30. Bluto
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    Why would you look for a old piece like that when you can buy a done new piece for $50? Sorry I like done rather than start looking. I do understand the hunt and "Build" is fun.......

    Period AC tach kit. With an angle drive.....

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