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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wood remover, Mar 11, 2019.
To each his own.
It just depends on HOW exact and 'traditional' you want to build your car.
For me it does not make a whole lot of difference , I like to learn all about most things automotive , but I see guys get bent out of shape over some things non traditional and some stuff just slides .
Is it traditional to not give a Damn what other people do with their time and money? Old cars are a fashion item get over it. I could care less if some wears sneakers without socks or wears khakis during the summer.
The transmissions themselves are NOT traditional BUT the want and desire of the hot rodder to use the next, best part is traditional...................................
True hot rodder is always looking for the next best thing !!!! Cant imagine how many flatheads got tossed aside and ripped out of cars in favour of the new 60's big ohv V8s ...
I love doing 70 mph in the fast lane in a 60 yr old vehicle with the tach at 2200
They where not around in “ the golden age of hot rods”.
Rowing gears was.
Wood remover have you priced a ford top loader or t10 lately
T5’s and tremecs are cheap and plentiful easy to work with and adapt.
So traditional-ish is what I’m saying.
like many upgrades(?) seen on rides here, OK to use - just don't flaunt it / boast about it - as for 5 speeds, there are shifters that would challenge most to know it is not connected to an original gear box
Just trying to stir up shit? Just curious.
It's been hashed over for years but we can eithe build a totally correct build with all the right parts and get a lot of atta boys for doing so and there is nothing wrong with that or we can build an 85% traditonal rig with a few hidden pieces that make driving it a lot smoother and encourage us to jump in and take of on much longer trips.
I've got three Hamb friendly projects going on 2 have 5 speeds because they are being built to take long trips with. Meaning trips that rack up 6 to 10K in two or three weeks. the other one is being built a lot closer to what could have been built as "sporty" hot rod in the early/mid 30's but with the equipment it needed to drive on the street. That one should pass most any "trad" inspection. A 100 mile trip for it will be a long one though and it may see trailer time as it is going to be cramped for two people over distances. It has a grind your own gears trans.
Have you priced a 9 inch lately ??
Toyota makes a better rear end and cheaper too..
Electric posi , 35 spline axle, large bearing ,12 inch drum brakes, 9 inch ring gear but we dont flaunt it here .
Sorry to disappount you mr.48 ...
Not trying to stir anything up, but keep seeing people swack about this and that being non traditional and other things that are blatenly non traditional .Fine you have a 5 speed in your build and dont flaunt it , but is that the same as my shifter is leaking in my t5 and what is the fix??? 2 pages of posts on how to fix , but no one saying ,hey this is non traditional .
if everything posted here had to be 100% traditional this would be a lonely place.
I draw the line with using toyota rear axles, but that's just me. HRP
I'll stick to this philosophy, besides in the day if I could get the parts I can today I would have..........
I'll bet you wouldn't know it
If you tripped over it.
Betting I would
Oh and I dont post the build on here because it does have a Toyota rear end , and stering box .
Other than that it is all pre 64 traditional .
64 tempest 230 overhead cam 6 cylinder .
53 front axle for the bendix brakes 1940
15 inch 6 bolt artillery wheels
For the unknowing, what do they come out of ??
Sorry Carl , It's not for my approval or anyone elses , but it is for the Hamb approval.
If you had to buy parts for that Toyota rear end, the 9 inch would be cheaper.
Suprisingly enough rock auto had everything I needed for it , new drums , bearing seals , emergency brake hardware and cables
Dirt cheap as well , well cheaper than my banjo rear end , come to think of it cheaper than my 9 inch too....
Ryan said a while ago that he "looks the other way" about 5 speed trans and air ride. so yes those things are ok. But posts about them should be in the hokey ass message board and not on the traditional hot rods section
I truly am fine with all of it . Love the hamb , love the upgrades .I am a car guy .I like all cars and styles ,I have seen some incredibly built rat rods and piss poor hot rods but the Hamb is what it is and I try to post accordingly ..
Some here cry foul everytime something dorsnt meet their approval and then other times they dont ???
Just curious why ???
Roseville Carl : "A_F*****G-MEN"!!! X2 This picture has since been placed in several places & shops, so thanks for posting it here, as it sums up what many of us feel!!
I've said it before and I'll say it again. That poster or sticker or whatever it is is just plain ignorant, it shows a lack of character and a lack of class.
It isn't funny in any way.
By posting it and liking it you show exactly what you are lacking.
What he said. How about giving a little more info on these? Thanks
"T5's and Tremecs", alternators, MII's, radial tires, LED lights, etc., are known, especially on this site as non-traditional, so the purpose of starting this thread must just be to start drama.
Drama on the other hand is traditional, so ah..great post.
By the way, how old are your tires?
I ran a thread a while back about how expensive it had become to run a stick. I love em,but at some point I have to weigh out my return in investment.
Me too! My 56 Crown needs a posi, I like cheaper.
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