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Projects "the desert express.1951 ford coe pick up"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by iwanaflattie, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. arthurC3
    Joined: May 20, 2005
    Posts: 114


  2. Doc Wright
    Joined: Mar 8, 2009
    Posts: 31

    Doc Wright

    Hey Iwannaflattie! Any updates?

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  3. Terraizer
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 435


    Cool looking little COE
  4. Thanks guys..
    Its sitting in the garage, waiting its turn..
    Im gonna go at it after Feb.
    Getting a new job so hopefully a better schedule to get more time on it.

    Met a young hamber and he's gonna help me wire it. .
    So it sits, collecting strippers glitter and lip gloss.

    Ill update when running.
  5. Oh..haha. . The young hamber its You!
    Joshua aka @Doc Wright and I are getting together to work on this thing and hopefully many more.

    We'll get together soon man...
  6. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,556


    Stripper glitter? I'm intrigued
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  7. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 14,451

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    no matter how much you vacuum, you still find traces of it................or so I hear......
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  8. Yeah!
    My exMIL once asked me:
    Did you know most single dollar bills have been in a strippers assckrack?
    I replied:
    Yep,thats why i smell them all
  9. Quick update..
    Almost finished with wiring..
    Gotta hook gas gauge, temp sender, oil sender, starter, alternator and distributor.
    Hook a few grounds a start it, say end of this month?
  10. RMR&C
    Joined: Dec 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,005

    from NW Montana

  11. BoilermakerDave
    Joined: Mar 3, 2016
    Posts: 251

    from Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas is coming up. You gonna put it in the car show?
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  12. Im givin it all i gout!
    Naaaa that show got to big... Ill probably just cruise around IF i finally get it moving
    Here a picture
    IMG_20190331_194845.jpg IMG_20190331_194910.jpg IMG_20190331_194852.jpg
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
  13. Lee Veinotte
    Joined: Feb 6, 2019
    Posts: 140

    Lee Veinotte

    Just read through the whole thread. Looks awesome, love the COE!!
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  14. Thanks @Lee Veinotte....
    More progress, oil filter adapter is in(got rid of oil cooler lines. For now )
    The starter is left to wire,gas sender as well as tailights and a horn button.
    Then onto getting a driveshaft made, run atf lines, gas lines and hooking the rad one last time.
    A shout out to @Doc Wright for starting this snowball effect.
    He set the plan for the wiring im doing the duty work wait for him to supervise when time arrives.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
  15. Happy and sad to report that I had lights for 30 seconds..
    Then my left headligth started smoking and It burned....
    My started stared clicking too so will troubleshoot later
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  16. Update.
    I found out I didn't have real good ground and that's why the headlight burned out.

    Everything sorta works,I gotta check into the gauges again..

    Last night I told my son that we were going to Viva,
    In the morning,he changed his mind.

    He came out to the garage around 12:30,we sat down and talked for a minute.
    Then he asked me If the coe was ready to start.
    I looked a him and I said:
    "We'll make it ready."
    I filled the transmission with fluid,I had him help me bolt down the carb,
    I got a wet rag and the fire extinguisher.
    I got a little 16oz water bottle that I filled with gas yesterday, and I had him sit on the driver's seat.

    Remember,we are in the cab because the engine is sitting right below it.
    No doghouse or transmission cover.
    I told him that he was the one with the key.
    He said:
    "I know what is going to happen if it doesn't start"
    I asked ,what?
    He said:
    "Your gonna curse up a storm"
    I said "no,because I know that everything never goes the way we plan it."

    He was concerned because last time we tried to start an engine Las year,it caught on fire for a second.

    I poured gas down the carb and I told him to say a prayer and turn the key..
    He did,but only turned it enough to turn the engine a second.
    I told him to do it again and hold the key for 4secs.
    He did and the engine roared and his eyes opened and a big smile broke through his face.

    We did It a few times and he was just as excited,
    I have no exhaust and I had to scream at him to press the throttle for a second.
    He said his heart was pounding.

    I don't remember if I stabbed the distributor the correct way but I worked.

    No leaks as of now, nothing caught on fire,no better day that to spend some quality time with my son that will turn 10 in 3 days.
    I hope this child gets infected with this incurable disease.
    I know this hobby kept me above ground and away from drugs and heavy drinking.
    I thank you all who have helped, encouraged,Beat some sense into me, I will always thank you.
    The journey continues.
    Hopefully with out woes.
  17. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 14,451

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    good job! ..................and congrats on the , "not catching on fire part!"
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  18. RMR&C
    Joined: Dec 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,005

    from NW Montana

    Excellent! You are on the downhill side.....keep going!
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  19. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 267


    I love your truck, and your perseverance. Took me about 8 years to get my avatar on the road.
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  20. thank you,tried to give up a few times..i coudnt.
    thanks i catch on fire easily,,not this time
    thanks,definitely pumped!
    see u at the salt!!

    and because this is worthless without video
  21. Nova Thug
    Joined: Jun 9, 2012
    Posts: 55

    Nova Thug
    from SG Vizzle

    That’s fucking awesome..!
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  22. Another update.

    I been tying loose ends all round the truck.
    Im very close and very anxious to do a short drive around the neighborhood.

    I changed some brake lines and have no leaks but still have little bubles in the rear lines...
    Maybe i need to spend more time pumping the brakes or have someone help me.
    Anyone have any ideas of what i could be missing?

    Also the carb is leaking around the base,hopefully is just too much fuel pressure and an adjustment.
    The carb is brand new but it sat for a while.

    I have 60lbs of oil pressure according to a mech gauge.

    My fuel pressure regulator gauge wasnt reading so i have to look into it.

    Just a few pics of my temp set up
  23. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 268


    The fuel line looks pinched off between the pump and the regulator, the sharp "U" bend restricts the flow of fuel.

    Also, a 0-15 PSI gauge would make setting the regulator easier. Most gauges don't have much accuracy at the bottom end of the scale.
  24. Cool Stuff...... I agree about the line, but that pump oughta push just fine for sitting and starting/break in. The gauge- mentioned above^^^^ probably get a fuel pressure gauge ( a real one), instead of that mock up. Then it's test where you have it, mount when your done.... Your on your way, and looks bad a$$!
  25. maybe bend a hard line after you put a 90 on the pump to point the fitting down.
  26. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 14,451

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

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