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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. ...head looks great, hope it helps, sure looks hot roddy,..love the trailer but now you need a late 40's early 50's pickup to pull it around,...maybe somethin like this...keepin the Mopar theme goin...?
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  2. rusty rocket
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    Hahaha, no I think I’ll just keep it simple and stick with one carb.
     
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  3. rusty rocket
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    I do need and old truck or station wagon to haul it around! Nice artwork as always!
     
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  4. plym_46
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    from central NY

    Got a 56 Studebaker, 259 v8 4bbl dual exhaust, 4 wheel discs, 700r4 trans, Ford 3.7 to one rear end. Receiver hitch installed. IMG_0749.JPG stude 1.jpg
     
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  5. rusty rocket
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    Haha my wanting an old truck or station wagon is just a pipe dream. I already have another project waiting in the wings.
     
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  6. rusty rocket
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    So we had a really unseasonably warm day Sunday November 1 so I took the car out for a good test drive with the new aluminum head. Got out on some open road and it pulled up to speed just about the same as with the cast head, at cruising speed it had a miss so I headed back home. Got it back in the shop and pulled the plugs, number 1 plug good, number 2 plug good, number 3 plug Electrode smashed flat. So come to find out the extended reach plugs I bought didn’t like the valves I indexed all the plugs so the electrode falls between the valves. Took it out for another drive and damn that sucker pulls hard for an old flathead six!
     
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  7. Stogy
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    That's great news @rusty rocket...and the horseshoes were in your favor that's for sure...
     
  8. Outback
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    The second test drive went better than the first?
     
  9. rusty rocket
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    Oh hell yeah! The Edmonds head bumped the compression up. The motor at idle sounds the same but While driving It has a different tone. It definitely has more get up and go but the old 40 dodge pickup 3 speed shifted between my legs definitely limits how fast I can get up to speed and the frontend bounces at sixty due to out of round bias ply tires so I really didn’t gain a whole lot. It does get up to sixty quicker and it looks Kool as hell so it’s a win win.
     
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  10. plym_46
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    Do a 30 to 50 run in third and time it. My 230 business coupe pulls it in just under 7 seconds.
     
  11. ok, what's the project waiting in the wings?...we all want to know.
     
  12. rusty rocket
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    My 19 year old son bought his first project. 63 Rambler classic 550 two door post. Good solid car that’s going to get a 327 /350 8 inch rear. Boy doesn’t know much about old cars so I’ll be the crew chief! Hahaha.
     
  13. rusty rocket
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    I’ll try that don’t have a speedo but I did load a gps speedometer app on my phone it’s just hard to drive and watch the phone all at the same time.
    Driving this thing is like hearing cats!
     
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  14. ...sounds like a cool project, keep us updated on that build please...
     
  15. rusty rocket
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    Son joined the H.A.M.B. goes by green blade he started a build thread although we have done much on the car yet.
     
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  16. 64 DODGE 440
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    Could you post a link to his build thread so we can find it? Us old guys aren't too sharp on this compooper stuff.
     
  17. rusty rocket
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    Ha ha I must be old because I don’t know how to do that. Some one will have to chime in and post a link.
     
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    Used heel risers in my sprint cars to get the right motion for the pedals.
     
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  20. rusty rocket
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  21. rusty rocket
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    Finally got out and did a 30 to 50 Test. Did three pulls and all three were high 3 low 4 seconds
     
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  22. plym_46
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    Mine does it in 7 sec. Guess your lack of mass is a big help. That's pretty peppy! Thanks for putting that up.
     
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  23. This logo needs to go on the car. I dig it. Bring this baby to Hotrod-a-rama next summer
     
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  24. Blues4U
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    That's not bad, not bad at all!
     
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  25. spit6
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    re read your build over the weekend, did you just eye ball the dimensions for the seat or did you measure off of an original one? Awesome build with lots of neat engineering.
     
  26. gbones32coupe
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    I just want to say what a beautiful build I love it. It was a pleasure reading and seeing all of the progress pics. I like these cars because my dad turned a old sprint car into a dragster way back In the day. Single seater cars are cool great work and craftsmanship . have fun driving it looks like fun.

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  27. rusty rocket
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    I’m a trim carpenter by trade so I just made the seat to dimensions That fit the car.
     
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  28. rusty rocket
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    Thanks it’s been a fun build and a hoot to drive.
     
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  29. spit6
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    thanks, it is an elegant solution.
     
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