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Projects The Anti-nowhere coupe. Banger to Av8 build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by tulfabrication, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,556

    mike bowling

    It's awfully clean! ( just joking) ( well, not really)
    Nice coupe- and you're doing a great job.
  2. gdaddy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 172

    from nw fl.

    don't loose the bearings out of your drill press , I was going to replace the ones in mine , could not find a replacement , some kind of special bearings that they had made just for their machines I think . nice build , been watching .
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  3. Thanks for all the compliments guys. Not really sure why, but it has been a struggle to make any decent progress. Anyway, last week i took my transmission over to a good friend's shop for him to look it over (bonus points if you can tell whose shop it is in the first pic). While it was found out that i have a Lincoln gear-set in my's a little rusty. Here are some pictures of what we found. I was told to look for another set of gears. Kind of a bummer. 027.JPG


  4. ...and here's what it's looking like with the motor in. Still has to come out one last time.


    Still a tight fit:
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  5. So it looks like I'm going to have to keep the wishbone up pretty high in order to help with the caster. Does anyone have any good tips for adjusting out some caster? Can you do that at the spring (like maybe a shim between the crossmember and spring)

    I have about 9* right now...that's a little more than I'd like.
  6. Oldbill51
    Joined: Jun 12, 2011
    Posts: 284


    Like what you have accomplished so far, keep up the good work!
  7. Motmo
    Joined: May 9, 2013
    Posts: 23


    You can pie cut the wish bone and set the camber right where you want it. I had the opposite problem of needing to increase the caster angle but same principle. I put a couple cuts into my wishbone, mounted them to the frame (mine were split, but again, same principle) set the caster and them tacked them at the desired angle. Then I removed them and welded them up.

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  8. Great idea! Thanks man!

    I'm going to see what happens when I put my wheels on, they are 28" and 31" respectively which I think may help. Not sure.
  9. joee
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
    Posts: 474


    lots of nice hard work...looks great. good tip about the wish bone...I was thinking of a v cut
  10. fastmike
    Joined: Aug 6, 2013
    Posts: 290

    from Mesa AZ

  11. WP38
    Joined: Jan 23, 2015
    Posts: 268


    Great build photos are helpfull. Cheers
  12. Great to hear guys! Goal for this weekend is to have the wishbone mounted. Keep an eye out for updates.
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  13. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 13,152

    from KCMO

    Looking good
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 711

    from okc

    Nine sounds'll all change with body and wheel tire combo anyhow...
  15. CoolYourJets
    Joined: Dec 16, 2016
    Posts: 174


    Hey - thanks for posting all this. I know it's a big job -- but it's much appreciated.
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  16. Just stumbled across this thread. Awesome build! And I dig that Agnostic Front skate deck you have there

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  17. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,174

    Kiwi 4d

    image.jpeg If this clearance is as tight as it looks you will have issues changing belts.
    9 degrees caster is still close to good and only slightly over the recommended .Straight line will be better .
  18. micshotrodgarage
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 74

    from colorado

    Hi, I love this thread! Lots of what your doing is my plan for my 28 tudor. I would like to know is your front axle a model A and did you have it dropped locally? Thanks...Mike
  19. Hey guys, got some updates for ya. When I get to my computer I will update more. Kiwi you have a good point. Belt changing may be an issue...guess I'll have to figure something out there.

    Worked on my wishbone mount and got it all in:

  20. I used a dropped and "stretched" model A axle from Kohler Kustoms. So while it wasn't was stock model A
  21. Thanks man, Agnostic Front is one of my favorites. My car's nickname is also kind of a tip of the cap to old punk rock (anti nowhere league).
  22. Now it's time to put all this crap together again and hope it doesn't leak. Hoping to find out by next weekend (pending the arrival of some parts)

    Regarding the caster issue, turns out it was artificially exaggerated. Without the wishbone mounted the axle slid forward under the weight of the motor. When bringing back the wishbone to where it belongs, caster fell right at 7-8*.

    While I understand this will change, with wheels and the weight of the body, it is good to know that it's not completely out of whack.

  23. dentisaurus
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 395

    from Boston

    Looking good, I really need to get back to work on mine. Thanks for the inspiration, this should be killer.
  24. So it's been a rough couple of weekends chasing down brake fluid leaks. I've gone from 4 unions to zero, and replaced all but maybe 2 linear feet of my brake lines. This time i was taking special care when flaring the ends of the tubing.
    Lessons learned:
    -Dot 5 brake fluid DOES seem to leak easier but its good for the initial test to make sure you don't have any significant leaks
    -If a fitting is leaking a little bit, try loosening and tightening a couple times
    -after cutting your tubing, dress the end with a file before moving on to the flare
    -speaking of flaring...use some lubrication between the flaring tool and the tubing. also dont over tighten
    -speedway residual valves are NPT so yes, actually using thread sealant helps with getting a couple more threads in there.
  25. Forgot the pictures

    IMG_0400[1].JPG IMG_0401[1].JPG IMG_0402[1].JPG IMG_0403[1].JPG IMG_0405[1].JPG
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  26. dentisaurus
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 395

    from Boston

    Making some progress there!
    In the last photo the brake line looks really close to the shackle. Is that just an optical illusion? I wondered if the shackle would contact it if the suspension unloads over a bump?
    I have to do this job on my A soon so I'm interested how you got it set up.

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  27. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 3,319

    Runnin shine

    This pic reminded me how much I wanted say that I love them motor mounts! So nice.

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  28. It's just an illusion, that was a top priority when doing these lines. I can pick the rear of the frame up by the crossmember and the shackle will miss it even at full droop.
  29. dentisaurus
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 395

    from Boston

    Cool, thanks for the clarification

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