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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by IronTrap, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. IronTrap
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
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    Took forever, but the tunnel is basically done in the free T. I need to make/extend a spoon pedal to squeeze in next to the brake pedal. I think I can make it all work with out sitting my foot on the tunnel. I think I'm going to move on to making headers next so I can take a week or two off from staring at the inside of the car. Video coming next week of the tunnel building process.

    tunnel-done_1.jpg tunnel-done_4.jpg tunnel-done_3.jpg
     
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  2. Vanness
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    Banging work on the floor.
     
  3. Shadow Creek
    Joined: May 14, 2014
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    Looking great, very nice work. Not related to this thread, but what are the wheel covers on the car in the background of the first picture?
     
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  4. IronTrap
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    They're 55-56 Dodge Lancer caps. I finally got a few minutes to mount the rear tires/wheels this past weekend and I snapped a pic. Hope that helps!

    lancer_caps_tires_new.jpg
     
  5. Shadow Creek
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    Thanks man that does help! That’s an awesome roadster, my wife’s sedan will be built in a similar style. Is there a thread on it?
     
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  7. IronTrap
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    Holy crap @madfish that's bitchin! That's exactly what I've had in my head down to the tonneau cover!

    I sorta like the contrasting firewall. Half tempted to paint it a different color, but not sure if it might be too "show rod" where this is an earlier style car. I guess I need to stare at this pic some more! Thanks for that man!
     
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  8. Love it! Wonderful work!
     
  9. hotrodhoodlum
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    congrats on the project
    you are talented keep it up
    steve
     
  10. IronTrap
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    We published the tunnel build video earlier this week for anyone that wanted to see what all went into making it.

     
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  11. That is shaping up to be a really neat little car.
     
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  12. sodas38
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    Love it, great work!
     
  13. IronTrap
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    Working on headers this past weekend. Not my favorite thing to do, but good practice.


    Header_mockup_3.jpg Header_mockup_2.jpg Header_mockup_1.jpg
     
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  14. 46stude
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    Looks like the dog feels the same way about it! LOL
     
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  15. IronTrap
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    Final version all tacked up and with no clamps/magnets. Ended up shortening it up a little as it was sticking too far out from the car in the back when it was longer. Now to duplicate on the other side! header_welded.jpg
     
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  16. What a great little project. Bet there are more guys with all those parts laying around ( including me ) Lack of free time is allways what gets in the way.
     
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  17. Tim_with_a_T
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    That has a killer profile! Really stupid question - does the door still open? Love the YT videos btw.
     
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  18. IronTrap
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    Yep door just opens. I am planning on making new doors for the car here soon as these ones are all floppy and full of fiberglass sheet. That will make them more sturdy so they don't sag and drag on the exhaust. It was a compromise as I didn't want the headers dragging on the ground, but I wanted two opening doors. Should work out ok.

    Got the rear wishbones split, modified, and mounted to the frame. I'll make some sort of panhard bar once the car is blown apart for final welding. I decided to sit in the car with the final ride height/pinion angle correct and the rear frame re-radiused for axle clearance. I think it sits just right.

    Free-T_wishbones_connected.jpg

    I also got the majority of the drivers side header mocked up late last night. Should have that buttoned up this week and can move on to making the door skins.

    drivers_header_mockup1.jpg
     
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  19. Tim_with_a_T
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    I saw your last video after I posted that, and in the video you stated the doors still open/close. Really looking sweet!!!
     
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  20. verde742
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    yeah,, and I am a Jet PILOT

    p.s. I am not a Jet Pilot !!!
     
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  21. Nice car, Highly Ed Iskenderian over all great look.
     
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  22. IronTrap
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    Thanks so much, Isky's car definitely was one of my inspirations on this one!

    Got the other header all tacked together last night. Been burning the candle at both ends. I can start moving back to some sheet metal work now and send the engine off to my engine builder next weekend. Planning to build some doors from scratch for the car now.

    left_header_done_3.jpg left_header_done_2.jpg left_header_done_1.jpg
     
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    Man, I gotta say......I love your shop, .....I'd spend all day and night in there. The build looks good, nice work.
     
  25. Looking forward to watching how that's done!
     
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  26. You probably know that a 5/16 x 1/4 bore and stroke is the best running setup, Navarro Heads and intake work the best together Barney planned the flow and squish area a hair better than most others, Windfield 3/4 would be a good cam but there are others too. check the chart and compare the no's.

    intake intake exhaust exhaust intake exhaust intake exhaust
    open close open close adv adv 0.05 0.05 valve intake exhaust lobe deg. intake exhaust valve
    Cam BTDC ABDC BBDC ATDC duration duration duration duration overlap center center separation adv. lift lift lash reference
    Model T Cams:
    Stipe Improved Stock -12 52 39 1 220 220 185.2 185.2 -11.0 122.0 109.0 115.5 -6.5 0.250 0.250 0.010 original specs
    Stipe 280 grind -10 54 45 7 224 232 191.8 199.4 -3.0 122.0 109.0 115.5 -6.5 0.280 0.280 0.010 original specs
    Laurel-Roof (Stipe) -10 55 55 10 225 245 196.7 205.2 0.0 122.5 112.5 117.5 -5 0.310 0.310 0.010 original specs
    Green Engineering -10 55 55 10 225 245 0.0 122.5 112.5 117.5 -5 0.300 0.300
    Gordon Cam -5 60 50 5 235 235 0.0 122.5 112.5 117.5 -5 0.300 0.300
    Muskegon Cam -5 50 55 10 225 245 5.0 117.5 112.5 115.0 -2.5 0.313 0.313
    Model A/B Cams:
    Stock Model B 8 56 56 8 244 244 207.8 214.9 16.0 114.0 114.0 114.0 0 0.334 0.341 .015/.022 original drawing
    Early V8/6 Cams:
    Stock 37-48 (78-6250) 0 44 48 6 224 234 197.1 201.0 6.0 112.0 111.0 111.5 -0.5 0.307 0.307 .011/.015 original drawing
    Stock 49-51 (8BA-6250) 5 44 48 3 229 231 197.9 198.8 8.0 109.5 112.5 111.0 1.5 0.307 0.307 .014/.018 original drawing
    Stock 49-50 Merc (8CM) 10 50 50 10 240 240 207.5 207.5 20.0 110.0 110.0 110.0 0 0.338 0.338 .012/.014 original drawing
    Stock 46-52 6 cyl 7HA 11 41 48 10 232 238 205.2 211.4 21.0 105.0 109.0 107.0 2 0.350 0.350 original drawing
    TilTech 8CM Plus 10 50 50 10 240 240 213.0 213.0 20.0 110.0 110.0 110.0 0 0.350 0.350 .012/.014 proposed
    Harmon-Collins Semi 16 54 54 16 250 250 32.0 109.0 109.0 109.0 0 0.320 0.320 .011/.013 Huntington
    Winfield Semi 14 58 58 14 252 252 217.5 217.5 28.0 112.0 112.0 112.0 0 0.295 0.295 .012/.014 Huntington, Isky
    Schneider 248F 16 52 56 12 248 248 220.0 220.0 28.0 108.0 112.0 110.0 2 0.350 0.350 .010/.012 Schneider
    TilTech V8_220 14 54 54 14 249 249 220.0 220.0 28.0 110.0 110.0 110.0 0 0.360 0.360 .012/.014 Tilden
    Potvin P329 16 60 59 17 256 256 33.0 112.0 111.0 111.5 -0.5 0.329 0.329
    Harmon-Collins 3/4 19 59 54 14 258 248 33.0 110.0 110.0 110.0 0 0.320 0.320 .011/.013 Huntington
    Winfield 3/4 18 62 58 14 260 252 32.0 112.0 112.0 112.0 0 0.305 0.295 .012/.014 Huntington
    Harmon-Collins Full 19 59 59 19 258 258 38.0 110.0 110.0 110.0 0 0.320 0.320 .011/.015 Huntington
    Winfield Full 18 62 62 18 260 260 36.0 112.0 112.0 112.0 0 0.305 0.305 .012/.014 Huntington
    Schneider 260F -.326 22 58 62 18 260 260 220.0 220.0 40.0 108.0 112.0 110.0 2 0.326 0.326 .010/.012 Schneider
    Isky 77-B 19 61 61 19 260 260 220.0 220.0 38.0 111.0 111.0 111.0 0 0.325 0.325 .014/.014 Isky cam card
    Crower SPL59A 22 62 62 22 264 264 224.0 224.0 44.0 110.0 110.0 110.0 0 0.322 0.320
    Isky 88 21 63 63 21 264 264 224.0 224.0 42.0 111.0 111.0 111.0 0 0.320 0.320 .010/.012 Isky cam card
    Isky Max #1 13.5 55.5 55.5 13.5 249 249 226.0 226.0 27.0 111.0 111.0 111.0 0 0.364 0.364 .014/.014 Isky cam card
    Schneider 260F - .355 22 58 62 18 260 260 226.0 226.0 40.0 108.0 112.0 110.0 2 0.355 0.355 .010/.012 Schneider
    Comp Cams Thumpr 25.5 61.5 75.5 43.5 267 299 227.0 241.0 69.0 108.0 106.0 107.0 -1 0.355 0.355 .010/.012 Schneider
    Winfield SU1A 29 71 71 29 280 280 229.0 239.0 58.0 111.0 111.0 111.0 0 0.343 0.365 .012/.012 Isky cam card
    Winfield SU1A 28 72 62 22 280 264 50.0 112.0 110.0 111.0 -1 0.350 0.330 .012/.014 Huntington
    Schneider 250F 17 53 57 13 250 250 230.0 230.0 30.0 108.0 112.0 110.0 2 0.365 0.365 .010/.012 Schneider
    Schneider 270F - .350 27 63 67 23 270 270 234.0 234.0 50.0 108.0 112.0 110.0 2 0.350 0.350 .010/.012 Schneider
    Schneider 270F - .425 27 63 67 23 270 270 236.0 236.0 50.0 108.0 112.0 110.0 2 0.425 0.425 .010/.012 Schneider
    Isky 400 Jr 18 60 60 18 258 258 244.0 244.0 36.0 111.0 111.0 111.0 0 0.400 0.400 .018/.018 Isky cam card
    Potvin P357 23 67 66 24 270 270 47.0 112.0 111.0 111.5 -0.5 0.357 0.357
     
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  27. mkebaird
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    Nice shop! Cool project.
     
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  28. The37Kid
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    I agree, but it makes me want to mix up some cement and stick rocks together.:confused: Just noticed the reversed hinged doors, and both work, nice feature. Bob
     
  29. brad2v
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    Wow. Been a while since I've had a chance to do anything more than scroll the 1st page, and check in on my favorite sub'd threads. This thing rocks! And that garage, and the butcher truck....gues I better have a look at the you tubes. Thanks for posting.
     
  30. The37Kid
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    I noticed that the flange that runs around the top is bent over, will that come back up to something close to stock and have the wood tacking strip installed? Bob

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