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Hot Rods Save of the day!!(single seater)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty rocket, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. rusty rocket
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    Stock as a rock, I'm being a cheap ass on this build so I am using what I have. I do have a N.O.S. 1940s carb that I will use. The stock carb had all the choke stuff taken off it.
     
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  2. alchemy
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    I always thought this was a traditional solution. Rolled up chicken wire in the Garrick T.


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  3. rusty rocket
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    Ha Ha, Now thats a way to do it. I will have to keep that in mind.
     
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  4. alchemy
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    I'm gonna use a giant cotter pin to hold the chicken wire in mine.
     
  5. plym_46
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    Cotter pin???? I think bailing wire or a bent wire coat hanger are more traditional! Especially with all that ford content.
     
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  6. alchemy
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    A big cotter pin like the one that hangs out of a flathead oil pan's bellhousing area. Very Ford-ish.
     
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  7. rwrj
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    I made this little baffle, but to be honest, the chicken wire looks good, too. I might roll some up and do a comparison test. Mine sounds a little like a tractor right now. I did drill some holes in the periphery of that end plate.
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  8. plym_46
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    How is yours doing? Is it a daily driver yet?
     
  9. Stogy
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    It's almost baffling all the things going on here...:D...remember install them after July 4...;)...budda bang...boom
     
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  10. rwrj
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    Mine? It's kind of a driver, but I wouldn't call it daily. We're in the dog days of summer here, rain almost every day. It lives under a blue tarp.
     
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  11. rusty rocket
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    Hey now that ford bash HURTs;)
     
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  12. Stogy
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    I say Upscale...Cotter Pin...keep em guess'n...:p
     
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  13. rusty rocket
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    I have one of the front shock mounts built and tacked on. Three more to go. IMG_2970.JPG IMG_2971.JPG IMG_2972.JPG
     
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  15. rusty rocket
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    Ha Ha everyones a comedian. Three more to do total(front and back)
     
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  16. plym_46
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    Clearance for steering stuff??
     
  17. rusty rocket
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    Oh yeah tons of room, the pictures are deceiving.
     
  18. rusty rocket
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    Have the exhaust ruffed out and built a pipe hanger that will secure the end of the tailpipe. I will make a bracket off the shock mount when my shocks show up and I can get the final placement. Still trying to teach myself how to tig weld I need more practice for sure! IMG_2987.JPG IMG_2988.JPG IMG_2989.JPG IMG_2990.JPG
     
  19. Stogy
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    Great work Rusty a like doesn't say enough...a very classy period in racing and your capturing that essence...it's a pleasure to be able to witness this adventure. Thank you.
     
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  20. Looks great!
     
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  21. ...are you gonna rubber mount that exhaust clamp so it has some movement?
     
  22. rusty rocket
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    My thought is- I have some black header wrap that I can wrap around the pipe, slide the clamp over it and just snug a bolt and castle nut/cotter key on it. I think it should allow enough movement
     
  23. 55Deso
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    Awesome build so far! Between you, @rwrj , and attending the Hot Rod Dirt Drags last summer I'm afraid I'm going to end up with a build of my own before too long if I'm not careful!
     
  24. rusty rocket
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    Thanks Stogy, You have done your part with all your photoshop skills. The other day I was in the shop mulling things over and started thinking I have been messing with this project for a year and four months. I wonder how long it would have taken a racer back in 1950 to get a car like this on the track.
    And you are correct it has been a fun little adventure.
     
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  25. rusty rocket
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    Have one rear shock mount tacked in, as usual its overkill. I also added a bracket off of the top of the shock mount for my exhaust pipe. IMG_2998.JPG IMG_2999.JPG IMG_3001.JPG
     
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  26. rusty rocket
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    Have both rear mounts tacked on IMG_3005.JPG
     
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  27. rusty rocket
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    So I had a thought the other day, My head rest is a 46 Chevy pickup headlight pod when I got the bucket it still had the running light attached to the top. I had taken it off and hung it on the wall but I got to thinking what if I turned it around backwards, shortened it, recontoured it to the head rest and use it for a tail light/brake light? I am going to run a single light under the center of the frame right behind the rear spring also. Thoughts? IMG_3006.JPG
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  28. Peanut 1959
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    Love it!
     
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