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Projects The Anti-nowhere coupe. Banger to Av8 build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by carbed87, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
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    Binger
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    Exciting steps! Go man go!


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  2. Aaron D.
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    Had to cut mine the same, sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do.


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  3. carbed87
    Joined: Nov 3, 2008
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    carbed87

    Yep. Gonna see what I need to do for rad clearance. Getting close to a test drive


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  4. Tobbe J
    Joined: Dec 12, 2010
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    Great work! I had the same problem, lack of clearance. Was worse with the 59AB, and a little better with the 8BA. Don't know why and how people make this fit without cutting the firewall


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  5. carbed87
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    carbed87

    Was able to get the radiator mounts roughed-in this weekend. Just need to pull everything apart and paint it all black.
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  6. carbed87
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    carbed87

    Had a little time to fiddle with the car so I decided to make my radiator H.A.M.B. Friendly.

    Also did some trimming of my radiator mounts so that they are a little more hidden when the grille shell is on

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    Damn petcock is interfering with grille placement. Not the end of the world though.

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  7. carbed87
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    carbed87

    So this last weekend I finally finished the mounting of the body. Plans are to run it this season then maybe re-address it this winter when I do some rust repair.
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  8. carbed87
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  9. carbed87
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    carbed87

    On deck:
    Swap out shift fork
    Figure out radiator hoses
    Firewall/throttle cable situation


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  10. carbed87
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    carbed87

    Had a little snag this weekend but came out ahead.

    Got my upper radiator hoses all figured out

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  11. carbed87
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    carbed87

    Also got my throttle pedal situated. I'm guessing I will need a bit more adjustment once I get the last piece of linkage in and install my toe board (that way I can make sure the gas pedal is as ergonomic as possible.

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  12. carbed87
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    carbed87

    Finally got this turd switched out.

    One of these doesn't belong;
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  13. carbed87
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    carbed87

    Rad hoses painted and some throttle linkage
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    Pedal is a later v8 unit, the linkage I got from Berts is the timing linkage from a stock model a, bent and cut/shortened then threaded with a 10/32 die to work with a coupling I had maying around.
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  14. carbed87
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    carbed87

    For the record I think I'm gonna need one of those doghouse/cup holder combos from an economize van to cover up all this motor/trans. There's probably no way I'll be able to utilize the old toe board even temporarily


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  15. carbed87
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    carbed87

    Guess I should update this just for the hell of it.

    Car is running and driving, wired it a few weeks ago, was running kind of choppy under load so I ordered a delco distributor from bubbas...best $300 I ever spent. Here are some pics
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  16. waxhead
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    Love it, very nice.
     
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  18. Binger
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    Glad to see you got it up and running! Are you planning on the Hot Rod Hill Climb this year?
     
  19. benchseat4speed
    Joined: Feb 11, 2008
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    benchseat4speed
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    from Golden, CO

    Least you got er runnin'! Fix another dozen little problems then you can daily drive that sob.
     
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  20. Lindy
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    Love the build, have read it front to back twice now, keeps me motivated to stay on mine. The fan set up, is that just stock 8BA parts? my motor didnt come with a fan so Im sorta trying to understand what I need.
     
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  21. carbed87
    Joined: Nov 3, 2008
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    carbed87

    Thanks everyone, lindy the fan is stock stuff, shouldn't be too hard to find.
    Binger I will absolutely be at the hill climb, have been thrashing to specifically make that event.


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  22. Binger
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    That is great! I liked the car a lot last year with the banger. I look forward to seeing you there this year!
     
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  23. damn thats lookin good !
     
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  24. carbed87
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    Thank you fellas


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  25. Awesome build man!
     
  26. What a great build with a lot of details. Well done.
     
  27. Tobbe J
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    Just went through your thread again and saw you had the same idea about moving the radiator forward as I was thinking today. I reckon 1.75” will do it for me.

    How high is your door window and windshield openings? I read you have a 5” chop but it seems like you have okay visibility through the windshield. Mine seems to chopped too much and I don’t know what to do with my windshield posts to make it drive able.

    Looks great!


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  28. carbed87
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    carbed87

    Thank you man. I like the chop, I'd have to measure the window openings but I still have to hunker down since I have my stock seat. Not too bad though. I think your supposed to be all lurched forward in a chopped car anyway


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  29. carbed87
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    carbed87

  30. fastmike
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    from Chicago IL

    Such an awesome car man! I looked at it for a while at the hill climb! If you dont mind me asking do you remember how much it was to have your drums relined? A guy here wants 280 a drum and I wasn't sure if that was out of line or pretty typical?
     

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