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

  1. alchemy
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    What is the overall measurements of the Honda radiator? Do you know any manufacturer info?
     
  2. rusty rocket
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    Started cutting on my frame this afternoon. Started at the cowl and started pushing the frame out to match the body/subrails. IMG_2485.JPG IMG_2486.JPG IMG_2487.JPG IMG_2488.JPG
     
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  3. rusty rocket
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    I dont have the measurements off the top of my head. It is a two core instead of a stock one core. I know some of those tuner Hondas are making several hundred horse power. I would hope my L head six dodge is going to work its not high compression but being an older motor might tend to heat. My buddy and I where thinking for extra coolant we could fab a tank like the F.E. fords cooling systems.
     
  4. alchemy
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    I was wondering if it might fit in the small shell I'm using on my T.
     
  5. rusty rocket
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    Google Honda civic tuner radiators, I believe its 14.5 wide 16.5 tall
     
  6. rusty rocket
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    Got my frame rails both ruffed in this afternoon. IMG_2489.JPG IMG_2490.JPG IMG_2493.JPG IMG_2494.JPG
     
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  7. rusty rocket
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    Picked up my 40 rear end today, One more part closer!!!!! IMG_2498.JPG
     
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  8. Racer29
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    Seem's like your moving along fairly quickly. Looking good!
     
  9. rusty rocket
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    From my eyes it seems like I'm not getting shit done. Its a design as you go build and I have a lot of time to design things in my head! :)
     
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  10. sodakmini
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    Old man probably forgets his plan before he grabs the welder. Ha! Jk
     
  11. rusty rocket
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    You are correct. I forgot what I did yesterday!! I remember giving you shit this morning tho!
     
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  12. rusty rocket
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    A buddy had some 46 front fender stainless so i'm going to use it! Damn it looks Kool!! IMG_2503.JPG IMG_2504.JPG IMG_2505.JPG
     
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  14. sodakmini
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    I really dig it buddy! Definitely adds something kool and different to the build


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  15. rusty rocket
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    might as well use the holes that were already in the fenders.
     
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  16. rusty rocket
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    Also got my lower radiator mounts made and installed. IMG_2506.JPG
     
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  17. the trim looks great...real nice touch
     
  18. rusty rocket
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    I did a bit of mocking up this morning. IMG_2510.JPG IMG_2511.JPG IMG_2512.JPG IMG_2513.JPG
     
  19. rusty rocket
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    Did a bit more pinching of the frame this afternoon also cut the tail end off and made a kickup. I will then weld the tail end that I cut off back onto the kick up. IMG_2515.JPG IMG_2516.JPG
     
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    That little thing is coming out so cool!
     
  22. rusty rocket
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    Made a template on the tail end to make sure the sheetmetal is the same on both sides and then started bending the frame around to match the body. IMG_2519.JPG IMG_2520.JPG IMG_2521.JPG IMG_2522.JPG
     
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  23. rusty rocket
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    Thanks man, hows the tank coming along?
     
  24. Great work man!!!
     
  25. Atwater Mike
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    I'm really following this, good thinking on the lower body flanges. (I was thinking 18 ga. angle and shrinking!)
    Great outcome...
    Rear spring mount: Short tube member with flat perch plate beneath? (if transverse rear spring is retained)
    If you do use Dodge pass. 'selector' type trans, a simple one-stick linkage can be made up: flat plate bracket fitted close to side of trans. Tubular 'stick' with single pole button at top. Single wire goes down tube to a 12 volt relay, ground activated; power to an early Chev starter solenoid, mounted inside frame rail. Short cable connects solenoid plunger to selector arm. Push button to pull selector arm to engage1st/reverse rail inside trans. Selector has return spring inside trans, so let go of button, stick now shifts 2nd and 3rd. Fastest speed shifts in the world! (good ground is ensured by attaching a flexible ground strap from bottom of stick to an attaching bolt...strap can come from hood ground strap on BMW in wrecking yard. Or outside yuppie watering hole)
    I did this one on a '31 Plymouth PA coupe with hemi and selector trans. Called it an 'electric shift'! Took 2 hours to make it...
     
  26. rusty rocket
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    Thanks Tim. Been a fun build, is been a design as you go build for sure.
     
  27. rusty rocket
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    My plan is to get one side of the frame done make a template and do the same on the other side. I will add material to connect the two together. My other thought is to add a plate in the back to locate the spring as far back as I can get it and still be under the body. Thanks for the info on the transmission, I really would like to get a top load three speed though.
     
  28. rusty rocket
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    I got the back half of the frame ruffed in and did a little bench clean off. IMG_2527.JPG IMG_2529.JPG IMG_2530.JPG IMG_2532.JPG
     
  29. rusty rocket
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  30. raven
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    All i can say is WOW. I was going to suggest using the stainless trim pieces to give it a 'finished' look, but you beat me to it.
    r
     

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