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Hot Rods Tetanus Tornado, 56 Chevy 13 sec for $1300 build!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scoggman, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. belair
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    Go cat go! Glad you're back.
     
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  2. scoggman
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    Would that be too much compression with the double hump heads?

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  3. steinauge
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    No,not IMO anyway. If the pistons have stock compression height and the chambers are 64cc and the deck is at zero with an .040" head gasket you will be in the 10.5-11 to 1 range. Be careful about aftermarket pistons that have a shorter compression height than stock.
     
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  4. chevy54man
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    Whew! You've been on some kind of ride! Glad you're back at it, God bless you and yours and best to you man!
     
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  5. rjones35
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    Wow, just found this thread, glad to hear you are back at it!!
     
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  6. treb11
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    If you are going to buzz the motor at all, I would at least recommend the Hypereutectic pistons. There might be a little shot of giggle gas in the future, ya know? Glad to see this project resumed.
     
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  7. scoggman
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    And then it was white!..... On the bottom......

    I've heard the old hot rod guys used to paint the bottoms of their race cars white, so you could see better when they broke at night....... and we had some left over white paint!

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  8. wvenfield
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    I started to do that but hten decided it wsa too much work. LOL
     
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  9. scoggman
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    Man, it needed a coat of paint. This dude is going to live outside pretty much, and it was on the cliff of rust and about to jump off! Hopefully she has another 50 years left in her now!

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  10. wvenfield
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    I did the firewall white but underneath black as it covered the places I didn't get clean.

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  11. scoggman
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    I pressure washed mine inside on the the lift...... what a mess! Fire wall looks great though! Probably going to leave our firewall rusty.... can't get rid of all the Tetanus!

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  12. scoggman
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    I pressure washed the bottom, inside my shop on the lift....... what a mess!

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  13. Man what a story. Glad your back and still alive.
    I don't believe in God, but i am sure there was a little angel on your shoulder.
    Hope you finish your new project.

    Hennie
     
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  14. scoggman
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    Went down to Florida to see my dad and brother. We stopped by my dad's buddy Mike's shop "Tri Five" in North Fort Myers Fl. If you are in the area and need parts or some very professional service. Mike is your guy!

    Anyway..... he had a set of 2 door sedan doors at a very fair price! These will be on the back burner..... but just in case we get the itch for a 2 door conversion!


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  15. scoggman
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    My brother is a commercial blue crabber, and I helped weld him up a top for his boat. My first time welding aluminum...... turned out pretty decent. Hopefully is will keep some sun off him..... and some of that liquid Florida sunshine too!

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  16. wvenfield
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    Go for it.
     
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  17. scoggman
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    Well..... It has been a while y'all...... Life has happened.....but the team is all still friends.... We all still have jobs (for this week) together, and we are all still passionate about the Tetanus Tornado!!!
     
  18. scoggman
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    We like everyone in the world have had a few weeks of furlough on our hands. So we took a whole day to try and make some progress. We got her back on the lift and staters mocking up the motor and trans.

    Jeremy had never welded before, so I gave him a couple pointers and he was laying down dines in no time!!! He made a complete trans cross member from scratch!!!

    That is what this project is all about!!! Hanging out with your buddies, having a good time, and learning along the way! IMG_20200623_122914963.jpg
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  20. scoggman
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    Anybody want an official Tetanus Tornado T shirt? :) FB_IMG_1602164994304.jpg FB_IMG_1602165001760.jpg FB_IMG_1602165012968.jpg
     
  21. scoggman
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    We got some measurements so we can order some parts. Hopefully we can get the steering hooked next time.

    Every 3rd Tuesday of the month is now know as Tetanus Tornado Tuesday!!!! Hold tight!!!! FB_IMG_1602165019673.jpg
     
  22. Nicholas Coe
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    I just found this thread and read the story. Amazing to see y'all back at it. Very inspiring to also see your return to life and hotrods even after that terrible accident.

    Keep up the great work!

    Nick from Northwest Arkansas.

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  23. scoggman
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    Thanks Nick!!!

    Josh's family in in NWA and a lot of our parts come from up that way. That is currently the resting place of the original TT!!!
     
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  24. Good to hear from you again, great that you guys are having fun with the project.
     
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  25. 1low52
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    I've had you on my watch list with this build from the beginning and was thrilled to see that after all you guys have been through you're back at it!
    Old cars, good friends, great stories.
    Love it!
    Tim
     
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  26. Nicholas Coe
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    Outstanding! Please let me know if y'all are ever in this area and I can help. Keep up the good work!

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  27. scoggman
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    Well.... yesterday was TTT (Tetanus Tornado Tuesday) and we are still working on getting our straight axle steering sorted out. Last month we mocked up out steering box location and measured for a drag link. We got some parts in, but ran into a problem drilling for the box. One of the bolts for the box landed dead on the web of the stock frame rail that had been coved by the fish plates for the straight axle frame.....

    We have decided that on the box side, we will weld a nut flush to the frame and the other two bolts will be through bolts.

    But we all had a good time. We made some new custom shirts and ate some chicken and had a couple cold ones.

    Jeremy old man'd on us and tore his achelies tendon while going up the stairs in his house...

    Hopefully next month will be a little more productive!!!

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