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So, I guess I bought a Model A hot rod with a hopped up 4-banger..

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SMOKINFLATHEAD, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. SMOKINFLATHEAD
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    I had driven by this pick up in someone's back yard for about the last month on the way to work. Tuesday I saw the gate was open and stop to ask about it. Well, I looked at it, saw the potential, and bought it. Here are a few of the things that were of interest, and pushed me to purchase.

    The truck has damage to the cab, but I noticed the slicks on the front, and the 4-Banger had a few Hop-up parts.
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    Dual Master cylinders.
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    An Evans intake.
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    An Ansen aluminum valve cover.
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    An exhaust cut out/muffler by-pass.
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    There is an aluminum trans adapter and hydralic clutch on a 39 trans. The slave cylinder has Wagner-Lockheed in the casting (which I'm guessing is an aviation part).
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    Possibly, a Miller ohv conversion!
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    A 32 dash.
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    Juice brakes.
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    And to top it all off, it's an original California truck. The logo on the side of the cowl reads " City of Glendale California Parks Department.
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    I'm not sure if anyone from Southern California has any information on the history of this truck, or if anyone knows what brand ohv conversion it has, but I'm excited to get this truck back in shape and running. Thanks for looking. Jay
     
  2. junk yard kid
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  3. Congrats! Now finish that F-1........................HaHa
     
  4. Very very very cool !
     

  5. SMOKINFLATHEAD
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    I KNOW, I KNOW! Ha-ha, you should talk.....
     
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  7. So-Cal Speed Sacramento
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    Bitchin!!!!!! I'm pretty damn jealous.
     
  8. pumpman
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    Man, I hope that banger is still good inside, great save you lucky dog!
     
  9. Pete
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    Man that is sooo cool! Good score!
     
  10. -Brent-
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    So cool! I'd love to find an overhead converted engine sitting around like that. I can't wait to hear about its condition.
     
  11. rileyrecords25
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  12. DYNODANNY
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    Thats a hell of a find, congrats
     
  13. Tom Bilyeu
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    Congrats on the find. Lots of potential. Lots of work too.
     
  14. LSGUN
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  15. That was or is a great find! U R a lucky dog.
     
  16. chaddilac
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    Dang!!! Cheaters on the front!!! Way Cool!!!!
     
  17. fing pissa . get it done .
     
  18. Jen......
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  19. JohnEvans
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    Wagner-Lockhead is not aircraft ,normal automotive parts brand usually know by just Wagner.
     
  20. ScottV
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    Super Sweet !!! Some guys pay big money to get that patina !!!:p
     
  21. Roger53
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    Now thats some nice give it a wash and a shine. Maybe a few carbs and getter a goin!
     
  22. I hope that motor is dry inside. Those overhead valve conversion heads are nothing but trouble. I am well acquainted with an impoverished old hot rodder that is looking for one to piddle with. When you are fed up with yours let me know and I will see if I can broker a deal.
     
  23. bonesy
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    Very cool score!
     
  24. 562roadster
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    Too cool! What part of so cal was it found in?
     
  25. Sphynx
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    I am jell us.... There has to be someone who has some info on that. Its to cool.
     
  26. very lucky find.....that is indeed an overhead conversion, possibly cragar or miller
     
  27. KustomCars
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  28. SMOKINFLATHEAD
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    It came from Apple Valley.. I bought it in Nuevo.
     

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