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Projects The Hitchhikers Guide Episode VI: Return of the Hitchhiker.... Hot Rod Model A banger

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Hitchhiker, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Idiots.
     
  2. I think we were just high on the purchase.
     
  3. J scow
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
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    from Seattle

    Would have been a good buy but lost all the savings to parking tickets and hub caps.
     
  4. hahaha...
     

  5. Hey thanks for the tip. I will forward this to the Model A club.
     
  6. NICE, great find!
     
  7. That's a nice looking Monkey Face. I went through a few of those about 10 years back. I've been looking for another lately, but the prices have jumped quite a bit since I was buying $200 complete rolling trucks.:)
     
  8. flatheadz-forever
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    from new jersey

    Way cool f1 lucky you best of luck
     
  9. Thanks guys. I'm starting to go overboard and take this thing a bit further down the rabbit hole with some of the little details. But I think it will be worth it. I am going to have to figure out a shock situation for the front and rear. It had none before, and a couple other small details. but should be finished up soon. I hope?
     
  10. Not much to report...side tracked with the 48, will probably start that thread once it is finished up.

    Also have a another project in the works. Stay tuned for the thread on that one too. Gonna be very early styled gow job...Think Multy Aldrich T....but a coupe.

    I thought I would post my wanted ad here to...just in case any of you reading this want to let go of some of the parts I need.

    Here is the list of things I NEED to be able to finish this thing:

    1 X Winfield BB downdraft carburetor or float housing
    1 X Autopulse 300 or 500 electric fuel pump
    1 X Fil-to-reg fuel pressure regulator
    2 X Juice rear backing plates and drums

    If anyone wants to do some trading of winfield carbs I have some I would be willing to do some trading if you don't want to sell yours outright..

    Thanks
     
  11. Like this one? If so, PM me.
     

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  12. olskool34
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    "Also have a another project in the works. Stay tuned for the thread on that one too. Gonna be very early styled gow job...Think Multy Aldrich T....but a coupe."

    I was gonna do one of these last year but sold the coupe body and now the body is a 25 T roadster so I am waiting patiently to see what you come up with.
     
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  13. Your truck is sad, it wants to be back together and drive again.
    More pictures would be good too!
     

  14. I'll start a new thread when I get into it.




    Haha, yes it is very sad and lonely. I will try and snap some shots of what I have been messing with. I just didnt think it was that interesting.


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  15. You might want to look for some Lovejoy shocks. They are cheap and if you find the right ones will bolt up to the existing shock holes.
     

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  16. So...I sold my daily driver a bit ago and all I have is a fist of cash and a bunch of projects. This thing... My 1979 Ford f250 will assume daily status for now, but is really to big of a truck in city all the time. Which also reminds me I need to register and install the dash back into it. My 1972 blazer. which is next on the project list, needs major rust repair, actually runs awesome, but is otherwise suffering from a severe case of lot rot and my 1967 GTO which runs and drives, but has no heater or wipers or interior and the headlights just stopped working. :rolleyes:

    So it's pretty much crunch time...if I can't get a downdraft winfield I may be forced to run a stromberg for now. Running a winfield updraft with the manifold I have puts it to low in the chassis for my taste. the choke horn ends up in between the top and bottom of the frame rail.
     
  17. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
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    Matt, Keep on working on that Model "A" ! Looking forward to seeing you a cruisin' with it.

    Dave
     
  18. Thanks for the encouragement Dave! it's coming along. Should have some good updates soon.

    Its really crunch time now. I have everything I need...Except a BB or B downdraft carb or float bowl. Help me out guys!
     
  19. thanks I will check these out.
     
  20. Can't you mount another for now? It seems like finding one has been long in the works...

    Keep up the good work - it's inspirational to see your working speed! Got me in my garage several times (although I'm currently working on my winter racer)!
     
  21. I have started on designing an adapter to go from the Winfield manifold to a stromberg. I've actually seen a few of the downdraft carbs that I need on Ebay. But can't bring myself to pay the price they bring there. I've got a couple of different leads on some currently. So hopefully one of them pans out soon. The last month has been crazy busy, and I'm anticipating a major slow down in work for December at my shop. I really wanna have it back on the road before the new year, I have the time, so Hopefully I can gather all the parts to get this thing finished between now and then. Thanks for the encouragement.
     
  22. Carter
    Joined: Mar 18, 2006
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    Matt, I have a Winfield to Stromberg adapter here if you need any pictures or measurements.

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  23. Here is an adapter I made but never got to try it as I found a decent Winfield before I fired the motor.
     

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  24. Carter
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    Nice. Did you cast that?
    Didn't you cast up a dual Winfield intake also?

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  25. No, I machined that. Ungodly amount of hours for an amatuer on a mill. On the dual intake I found a unmachined Riley. Almost have enough parts for dual Winfields.
     
  26. Thanks Hotrodmyk and Carter.

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  27. Carter
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    Glad the pump made it there OK. Should be an update soon, then, right? :D

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  28. You are welcome.
     
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  30. Carter
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    Did you get a downdraft to use?

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