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"the desert express.1951 ford coe pick up"

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by iwanaflattie, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. 49F321
    Joined: Mar 12, 2013
    Posts: 2

    49F321
    Member
    from Pekin, IL

    Seth just checking on your progress. Looks great! Keep chipping away! Happy Holidays!
    I haven't made any progress this year, I was working some major overtime away from home.
    Good for the wallet...bad for progress...
    Take care dude!
     
  2. Thanks Jeff.
    Sent ya a PM.
    Nothing to report except that im building models of it :p
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  3. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,774

    fleet-master
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    Great progress Seth! and cooool models too!
     
  4. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,259

    The37Kid
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    What a great project, wonder how I missed this build thread that started almost two years ago. Bob
     
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  5. Thanks.Paul.. check for my pm later.

    Thanks man..I am suscribed to your roadster in the basement thread, and im so jealous I wish I could do a period correct build or at least a prewar hot rod but this is all I can afford, barely.
    And thanks for pointing out how long I've been working on thia thing, at this rate, I'll be done in 10 more years.

    Here are some pics fron yesterday.
    Finally centered that wheel to the fender opening..opinions plz.
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  6. Looks great!
    A lot closer to being done than not.
     
  7. Thanks flow.
     
  8. BuiltFerComfort
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,620

    BuiltFerComfort
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    I'm liking it. Looks like a truck now, not just parts.

    Are the headlights aimed down too far or is it just camera angle?
     
  9. Thanks..man.
    The grill/headlights are not bolted on. So they are drooping forward

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  10. C.G
    Joined: May 27, 2013
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    C.G
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    from AL.

    That truck is just badass! Love it!
     
  11. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    The37Kid
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    Thats cool, nice to know you like my Roadster project even if it is a life long project. The COE's have always had a special look, thought I'd like to have a 1940, but the cost of just a solid cab and grille are off the charts today. The 1950 is starting to look real good, and '50 was my birthyear, so there may be one in my distant future. Bob


    (quote) Thanks man..I am suscribed to your roadster in the basement thread, and im so jealous I wish I could do a period correct build or at least a prewar hot rod but this is all I can afford, barely.
    And thanks for pointing out how long I've been working on thia thing, at this rate, I'll be done in 10 more years. (quote)
     
  12. Shaun1162
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    Doesn't get much cooler then this truck! Man does that thing look sweet..
     














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    Thanks guys really.
     
  14. So here we go guys.
    First of all I am as inept as they come to understand how an engine goes together, especially how to adapt a transmission with aod and all the stuff that comes with it.

    With all the reading and the info you guys gave me, I'm gping to start ordering some parts.

    Finally saved some money from my Gents only oil rubdown side job. (PM for details).

    I went ahead and ordered my red holley pump. http://www.jegs.com/i/Holley/510/12-801-1/10002/-1

    And im in the process of ordering my holley carb to 700r4 tv cable kit.
    Is this a good product?
    http://www.jegs.com/i/TCI/890/370816/10002/-1?parentProductId=2793322

    I also need to buy a lockdown cable kit for the same transmission. .Can anyone recommend a good easy product? ?

    I know im buying all this stuff cuz it wont work with out it otherwise but im wondering how the heck im gonna figure how to hook it all up?
    Anyone in the high desert/vegas area wana help?

    Btw im running a holley carb on a 91 sbc vortec and 700r4 trans.
    I have a 1949 gmc radiator in good condition and im in the process of cleaning my gas tank.
    Thanks again..
     
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  15. daddio211
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  16. I can't help you with the Chevy stuff as I bleed Ford blue..........but I'm glad to hear you are working on the truck again! No massage for me either.
     
  17. Seth , I have a 700r in my 39 pu . I used the Lokar kick down cabel and the vacume lock down from gear star . painless makes one also .

    It hooks up to vac. line and has wires that go to trans and locks it up . Got ? pm me and if you got cell phone with free ld 432 364 2479 . I can pull up paper work and talk you through it or mail copy to you .Main thing on 700r is kick down adj. Let me know if I can be a help , I' v had several 700's . Blue ps will talk about rub down and the Jack !
     
  18. Thanks for the offer blue.

    C'mon guys I have the softest hands in the west!!!
     
  19. try this or google 700r4 installation;
    <cite class="vurls">www.[B]purplesagetradingpost.com/</cite>[/B]

    There is an outfit in or around Hesperia Ca but at the moment their name escaspes me (CRS) when I come to my senses & think of it I'll send your their name,in the meantime maybe someone on the board can think of it.
     
  20. Hah I got it; get in touch with these good people.

    Bowtie Overdrives

    <cite class="vurls">www.700r4.com/</cite>&#8206;
     
  21. spacecowboy81
    Joined: Dec 9, 2012
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    I hope you follow through with the fins like your drawing, Thats so unique I love it.

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  22. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
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    Keep it up! I like what you have done and where you are headed.
     
  23. Thanks for the info Bob, I might just yank the eng/trans out and bring it to em and see if they wana gimme a hand, after buying their products of course.

    Thanks man.like I said your modified is looking swell too...just the right parts and bcleanest fab.
     
  24. shopdawg
    Joined: Sep 22, 2012
    Posts: 96

    shopdawg
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    from alberta

    Don't make me come down there! HaHa and not talking about your soft hands. The 700r isn't that much different than a 350th or 400th in how it hooks up. Put the flywheel on the engine with the proper fine threaded bolts then put the torque converter on the trans and make sure it slides in by lifting a bit and turning, put the trans on the engine and attach with 3/8 x 1 1/4 bolts. Tighten bolts. Then you can turn the converter by hand and line up the holes in the torque converter to the flywheel (3) these are metric bolts and if you don't have them, get from any GM dealer. B-M sells a programmable controller for the lockup or I've been told you can run a power wire though a regular switch. I have only used the GM TV cable and bracket. The key to setting these up is tight (violin string tight ). Besides the electric fuel pump you will need a regulator to keep the pressure down. Hope this helps
     
  25. oH weLL heLL
    Joined: Jan 5, 2014
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    oH weLL heLL
    Member
    from SOKAL

    Your truck kicks ass, I like the work you put in.
    Always liked COE and someday I'll find one to build and slamm. Later.
     
  26. Dont lie ya want a rub from Gluteus Anonymous Inc.
    It helps a lot man..
    Im just gonna keep reading till I get it.







    Thanks.
    Man...

    Hey does anyone know if I need an ignition module box? For a test stand run??
    I am going to build a test stand..thanks.



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  27. Does the eng. have a dist . and what kind ?

    For the trans . kick down adjustment , go full throttle and have some one hold it there . While at full adjust the kick down tight . When you get it running put it in 2nd gear run it up till it shifts into 2nd then go to full throttle and it should kick back to first if not tighten kick down cable guarter at a time till it works the way you like it . If it does not like to shift into 2nd till 25 or so (depending on gear ratio } lossen 1/4 at a time . Take your time and youll be glad you did .
     
  28. shopdawg
    Joined: Sep 22, 2012
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    shopdawg
    Member
    from alberta

    You don't need no stinking test stand, the truck is the test stand. I got a go-pro for x-mas so ask specific questions and we can walk you through it if I can overcome the technology. repost some pics of your engine again. I don't think opening a whore house and running by hand is going to fly Orville.
     
  29. Thanks Blue and Greg is it? Shopdawg?

    I haven't had the time to start the engine or to reply...building a little tree house for Nik.
    This is Nik.
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    Being such an attention whore!:
    Old man walking!!
    Happy Bday to me!!
    Just turned 29!
    Got a bottle of Cialis,a subscription to grandmas gone wild,some Activia and mango falvored vodka...
    I see a bunch of bad decisions in todays horizon and at least 3 kinds of shame glaze..

    Boo get off the stage!.
     

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  30. truck looks great, happy birthday Seth!!
     

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