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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by wheeldog57, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. patmanta
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    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

  2. wheeldog57
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    Thanks Pat,
    I have been working on getting the roadster ready for the street.
    Mounted headlights awhile back. I made windshield stanchions from 25 model T stanchions. I found an original windshield, pricey but worth it. No rot and the screws all came out!
     
  3. wheeldog57
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    20190609_170805.jpg 20190609_172818.jpg 20190609_175553.jpg 20190609_182431.jpg of course I had to chop it. Check out how mint the windshield frame is, even the gasket came out in one piece
     
  4. wheeldog57
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    I haven't touched this in 4 months ( it shows with junk all around it) I turned the key and it fired right up!! Man I love this car. 20210321_182731.jpg
     
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  5. 48fordnut
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    So do I.;):)
     
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  6. marc billen
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    wow, looking good
     
  7. sloppy jalopies
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    it must look like a barn find, EVERY TIME YOU HEAD OUT TO THE SHOP !
    ... go wd go !
     
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  8. 32 hudson
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    Looking good !
     
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  9. wheeldog57
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    Going to the inaugural Pinetree Jamboree this weekend and, as usual, I'm behind on the stuff I wanted to do before hand. 20210815_101548.jpg
    Had a little tidying up to do before I hit it. Safety first:
    New battery hold down fabbed and installed, seat belt cleaned and checked, added second throttle return Spring, put the fire extinguisher back in, and checked radiator overflow.
    On to the fun stuff: sanded and painted two more wide 5s. Recieved tires today (Sunday, wow), picked up tubes yesterday, checked rear brakes and painted the drums black. I added nuts, bolts, and clamps to the cowl, I guess I missed those before. I also shimmed the cowl again. Doors close and line up better now. I finished the night by sanding the back half of the car, shit I got alot done today. 20210815_093052.jpg 20210815_134005.jpg 20210815_134035.jpg
     
  10. wheeldog57
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    20210815_144844.jpg
    Sneak preview here^^^
    Last fall at the NED swapmeet I saw this and had to snatch it up. I love these guys, they put on a great show 20210815_161612.jpg
     
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  11. Nailhead A-V8
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    One of my favorite bands! I try to catch them every time they're here
    I once had their patch that looks like the Norton logo on a black jacket...went for a beer some biker guy walks up to me and says "no wearing colors in the bar" :cool::p
     
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  12. wheeldog57
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    Seems like a recurring theme. . . .
    I bring the roadster to a race and it doesn't want to run. I had approximately 20 gifted guys and gals working on the secondary ignition Friday and Saturday, we all decided the dive helmet distributor needs to be thrown into the woods.
    I had it on and off 7 times on Friday and 3-4times on Saturday. 20210820_141739.jpg 20210820_141747.jpg 20210821_104732.jpg 20210821_132039.jpg
     
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  13. wheeldog57
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    We tried EVERYTHING to no avail.
    However, even though I worked on the car for 13 hours Friday and 6.5 hours Saturday I still had fun and learned ALOT from some very smart gear heads.
    I need to thank Mike Bowling for putting up with me all weekend
    Thanks to Steve and Bobby from Sunapee, Bob and Paul from Philly,
    Paul Aldrich, Dick and Susan Linquist, Richie Silva, Frank and Russ from the Stroker's, our camping neighbor Bob, Jared, Jay, Mike, and Adam from Sin Alley Saints, Eli, Lisa, Mike, Pete, and the English Boys, Brian, Gabby, John, and the rest of the Tornados, Mike and Steve Johnson, Rochelle, and Andy Kohler, Mel Stultz, and even Rene' Lacroix, and shit, anyone else who lent a hand. Thanks to all for the help, parts, advise, and tools.
     
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  14. wheeldog57
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    20210820_122240.jpg
    Looks pretty cool though. @adam401 called my car the punk rock of roadsters, a comment that made me proud.
     
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  15. Squablow
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    I feel your pain. My '26 T had one of those diving helmets on it that I just could not get to run right, and ended up having it replaced with a new aftermarket crab style distributor to make it to an all-flathead race, and then the advance on the new distributor failed. Luckily I was still able to make passes, but they were pretty weak. Very frustrating.

    Your car looks good though.
     
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  16. sloppy jalopies
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    heard is was a "fun for all" event... go boys go !
     
  17. wheeldog57
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    @sloppy jalopies man, I thought for sure I would see you there!! I know you would have enjoyed yourself
     
  18. general gow
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    It's a good lookin' buggy. I wish you had better luck with it this weekend.
     
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  19. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
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    No thanks necessary Ron, that's what this hobby is all about. I'm just sorry you didn't get to enjoy a run or two.
    You should be proud of the car you built. Only those who have invested the blood, sweat, and tears needed to build a car knows what it takes. In your case it was harder, I know your parts supplier. When you get the distributor back and beef up your wiring a bit the sun will shine again.
    All my best,
    D
     
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  20. wheeldog57
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    20210828_165632.jpg 20210828_165724.jpg
    Yup, runs now!
     
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  21. A Boner
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    What size and brand are the rear tires?
    Any idea how tall they are?
    What load range?
    Thanks!
    A60A97A2-48DE-4869-998F-9D2912892782.png
     
  22. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    I love your car and have almost enough parts to assemble one too. Will you measure your quarter panel from the door all the way to the back and let me know, please?
     
  23. Deuce Daddy Don
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    Nice start!----------Good luck with that '39 box!. Here's the '29 Hiboy we built for him. Jeff's '29 hiboy 1982.jpg
     
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  24. wheeldog57
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    @A Boner 7.50x16 cheapos off the web 10 ply
     
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  25. wheeldog57
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    @manyolcars front edge to back at lowest point I have 56 3/8s or so, hope this helps
     
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  26. manyolcars
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    manyolcars

    yes. Thank you!
     
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