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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 29bowtie, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. That's killer Gary . Finally picking up the cowl this Saturday btw. On our way back from the swap at Monroe .


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  2. 2NDCHANCE
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    I need a little help....Is a "banger" strickly a four cylinder? And is my 292 just considered an "inliner"? Or can the 292 be considered a "six banger"? What are the major terms used? Does a "banger" mostly have to be very old? I know there are some newer straight 4 cylinder race engines. Help set me "straight". Thanks, Gary
     
  3. Six Ball
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    In my book Four Bangers are generally Ford T,A & Bs but I think any built iron block American 4 cylinder in a real hot rod could be called a 4 banger. In the Bonneville rules the vintage 4 class engines are American and pre 1935. Six bangers? Yes, we called them that in the 50s and 60s. I see no reason that a 292 could not be called that. I have called my 270 GMC a 6 banger. Usually I say, "It's just a six". Inliner is a newer term to me and I didn't use it much until I joined that club. I think they used that to have a term that didn't need numbers with it or because they didn't like the sound if "In A Rowers International".:eek: I'm sure others feel quite differently about this because where there are terms there are experts and nit pickers.:rolleyes::)
     
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    Six Ball, thanks for the reply. I agree with you totally. I just wanted to make sure that I was on the right page. Six Banger, is what we called them in high school. And if you had a six banger you were not too cool. This was in the mid 1970's when muscle cars ruled. Well, times have changed. Thanks, Gary
     
  5. Six Ball
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    In '63 I had a '40 Chevy pickup with a built 261. It was the first "cool" six banger I owned. Stop light to stop light it was a beast. It out ran a lot of V8s. It ticked them off when I said,"It's only a six". They didn't know that was as fast as it went.You have to pick your quarry and your race course carefully.;) I didn't mention Bob Ruffi"s streamliner of the Spurgin/Giovanni roadster both powered by the same Chevy 4 banger. They drove the Ford banger guys nuts for years.
     
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    Lookin good Gary
     
  7. 2NDCHANCE
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    Last night's photo op. Gary PRIMERBODY-1.jpg
     
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    Photo no. 2 Thanks for your patience. Gary PRIMERBODY-2.jpg
     
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  10. Wow looking good! Love your progress.
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    the motor number would be the serial number on the pre 33 cars
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  12. madmike3434
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    model style number 35-1209 is a 1935 built car...starting production in December 1934......the 35-1209 is a FISHER BODY STYLE number for a 1935.
    Its not hard to take a firewall plate off a scrap body and put it on another so that the person can easily title it for selling. happens all the time.

    IF the car has an stock frame that was X membered its a 1935 as only that year on this style had it, the 34 had a K member ....mike


     
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    [QUOTE="GaryN, post: 9687592, member: 96904"

    ]I know that Tim's car was built in Janesville WI and did not have a X member. It is registered as a '34.[/QUOTE]

    Then it will be a 1934 with a 1935 fisher body firewall tag
     
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    I had the 30 Chevy on the road last weekend.....now I know what needs attention....everything. But working on it is fun. And the public response was awesome. Gary FRONT-HIGH.jpg tail-paint.jpg SEAT.jpg
     
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  16. Six Ball
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    That looks great!
     
  17. Hotrodhog
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    1937.jpg Well got to show my early Chevys here....a '37 all original with 58,000 mi and my '31 that I'm rodding
     

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  19. DSC_0120.JPG Check out this beautiful barn find 31 roadster at the LARS. The pictures are from Jesse at justacarguy.blogspot. DSC_0113.JPG DSC_0110.JPG DSC_0111.JPG DSC_0113.JPG DSC_0114.JPG DSC_0115.JPG DSC_0116.JPG DSC_0117.JPG
     

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  20. Six Ball
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    If that was mine I'd make it mechanically sound and drive it just like that. Same with the '37 above.
     
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  21. Sorry still learning the new format. Gary that looks great. What did you use for the bench seat? Fits nice.


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  22. 2NDCHANCE
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    Used a 2000 (or close) Grand Caravan (Dodge) middle seat from the local u pull it. We had to alter the back by, narrowing, and shortening. We wanted the folding function along with the reclining function . Still the upholstery shop got to me for $450. So $42.50 (cost) for the seat, half a days vacation time, 2 hours fabrication time, and $450 at the upholstery shop.........not a cheap seat but what do you do? Gotta have something to sit on. At least it's done.
     
  23. 2ndChance that is sure coming along well, thanks for keeping us updated along the way. Here's another old Chevy picture for today as well. 10372755_676833015730266_6994338347504604308_n.jpg
     
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  24. TomWar
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    Here's a couple of pics of my 28 Woodie build in prog Image042.jpg Sides.jpg ress.
     
  25. fordflambe
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    As if Chevy's didn't already have enough wood............Your woodie is looking great! Post more pics as you make progress!
     
  26. TomWar nice work on the woody! Keep us up to date on your progress.
     
  27. This looks to be the car I posted earlier in the thread, just a different colour. tumblr_mwgl4pvCHx1qc2alio1_1280.jpg
     
  28. Finally got to take my 33 Cabriolet out for a shake down ride. Just a few small bugs to work out before I can go for a good ride.
     

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