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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. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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  2. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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  3. Blues4U
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    Thas bitchin!
     
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  4. OFT
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
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    Congratulations on the first test drive!!!
     
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  5. hotrod1948
    Joined: Jan 17, 2011
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    Just read the entire thread. Amazing! Great skills, great imagination and ingenuity. The hot rod looks great! You have every right to be proud of what you accomplished. Many of us would come up short if we attempted such a project. And you did it on a budget and with what you had! Nice job!
     
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  6. atch
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    We're all very happy for you.

    (and a bit jealous that it's not ours)
     
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  7. sodakmini
    Joined: Jun 28, 2011
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    Kick ass buddy! Congrats. I will come up this weekend and check out the finished product
     
  8. Limey Kid
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    Looks brilliant. Would love to hear some sounds of it running.
    Not lots of money spent, but huge amounts of imagination and repurposing with great crafted work. Well done.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
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  9. Hurray!,...it's alive
    quote:"The only Chevy part on it is the 46 pickup headlight bucket/park light made into the headrest and a 39 steering wheel."...glad I could contribute to your lil hot rod.
     
  10. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
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    Ya done good. Just under 3 yrs for a complete scratch build
     
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  11. plym_46
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    Sounds like you nailed it. I rarely get over 170 and my oil pressure 45k miles after rebuild is 55 at cold start, 42 at cruise, 35 plus at hot idle.

    When you get up and out with so little weight you will probably be able to cruise around in third, mine pulls steadily from 10 mph in high. 30 to 50 on level ground in high is right about 7 seconds. Thats toting 2970 pounds.
     
  12. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    Thanks for all the praise guys. I would love to shoot a video for you all but I have never been able to upload videos. Maybe my buddy Ryan aka sodakmini can shoot and post one if he comes up to the shop this weekend. I think you guys would get a kick hearing it run.
     
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  13. sodakmini
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    I’m sure we can figure something out.
     
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  14. So cool - congrats!!
     
  15. redzula
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    This thing is so bad ass. Just read the whole thread. Congrats on the first drive. Soo cool

    Sent from my rotary phone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  16. rusty rocket
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    MARCH 17, 2017 image.jpg JANUARY 22,2020 image.jpg Still a long way to go but two years and nine months from rusty old modelT frame to the first test drive!
    I want to thank everyone of you guys that helped with answering questions or had a bit of advise and even giving me shit ! thanks for leaving a post or like to keep the thread going!! And I can't forget all the guys I bought stuff from here on the H.A.M.B! Thanks!
     
  17. raven
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    You Rock!
    oh and your single-seater is real cool, too...
    r


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  18. rusty rocket
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    So the other day when I first got her running I climbed underneath while it was idling and the flywheel was spinning out in the open with no cover on it. Today I built a cage to go around it. Looks kool and is a lot safer. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
  19. plym_46
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    It seems to me, if some thing got in there going down the road, it might play hell with ring gear and stuff before it could get out. I might add some expanded metal screen to keep big chunks out.
     
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  20. rusty rocket
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    No, now it's set up for grinding road kill!!;):p
     
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  21. plym_46
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    Maybe but rocks, misc metal, other foreign matter might not make good seasoning.
     
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  22. MMM1693
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    Rusty, one hell of a job! Hot rodding at its finest!
     
  23. sodakmini
    Joined: Jun 28, 2011
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    I stopped by to see Rusty this morning and check out this jalopy, been awhile since I’d seen it. This thing is flat Kool!
    I even got a chance to take it for a quick putt, boy what a riot! Here are a couple videos, she fires right up and once you get the hang of it, is pretty damn easy to drive. Super solid rig.



     
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  24. Blues4U
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    Thanks for the videos!
     
  25. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    Ryan, thanks for posting the video you know I'm old, decrepit and not very tech savvy. Hope you had fun giving it a putt. I promise I'll let ya drive it longer next time. Watching you go down the road and back I was saying to myself DAMN that thing looks fnnnnnn kool!!!!
     
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  26. plym_46
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    from central NY

    Not a good time for my sound to crap out.
     
  27. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
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    Love your build. Next a 3 into 2 header system replace the current single. And, a fold out peg ( motorcycle style ) on left side to ease entry. Explain: 3 cylinder into 1 pipe, 2 to the rear. Love the build
     
  28. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    Nope that’s the way the exhaust is going to stay. I don’t need a motorcycle peg to get in I have a step on the rear shock mount.
     
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  29. Limey Kid
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    Just, so, bloody, cool. Sounds great too.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
  30. rwrj
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
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    Congratulations. That's just right, in my book. I'm happy for you.
     

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