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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. Nope, just my updraft mocked as a downdraft.

    I was hoping to win the one in the picture below..but as you can see it got a little crazy.

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  2. Carter
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    Yeah, I was watching that one. Wow, that thing went high. Was that the one that had a BB throttle body and an AD float bowl or am I thinking of a different one?

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  3. No, the one with the BB throttle body and the AD float is listed here. This one was on ebay.
     
  4. Carter
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    That's right. My memory doesn't work very well. Hope you find the downdraft float bowl you need.

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  5. 39cent
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    We used to modify manifold by sealing the downdraft part and hole saw the top of the manifold. Used a V8 carb mount from a stock V8 manifold or makitup, then brazed on. I know its not as cool as an aftermarket but worked good doesnt look bad, it was baknthday.
     
  6. Camshaft swap to Winfield SU-1A. Engine doesn't fit the stand....so do it the old fashioned way...

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  7. fourd
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    I like the build!
    So you have a Winfield BU and need a BD? Have you looked into making an adapter to covert a Winfield bowl? ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1390282866.925467.jpg



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  8. Here you go.

    While I was degreeing the cam, I noticed a +3 on the timing gear. Sure enough, advanced 3 degrees. So I ordered a brass timing gear with a matched crank gear. That showed up Monday. I also found the correct distributor cap for my vintage mallory distributor. I hope I can button it up soon.

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  9. Hmm interesting... I havent seen that before. I have actually found a downdraft Winfield, should have that this coming Monday. I may give that a try though. Thanks!

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  10. Very good. Glad you are making progress.
     
  11. Wauw! Looks very kuul, and like real good craftsmanship! :cool:
     
  12. Thanks to Bcchopit I now have a downdraft Winfield carburetor.

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  13. Really cool
     
  14. Thanks! It's all the small stuff that is taking forever.

    I would have to say they are probably the best on the market. Far nicer or stronger than I will need, but I couldn't help myself. :D
     
  15. YES!!!! Dude, you're killin' me with that choke housing...I've got the snorkel style, wish I had one of those 'stack' style housings like yours! Arrrggg.....

    Can't wait to see more!!
     
  16. I'm pretty happy about the choke. I like the looks better and I was thinking I can fit a filter to it. My A, BB, and C updraft all have the elbows. This carb is easily the nicest one I own. Looks like it will just need to be taken apart, cleaned and reassembled. I hope I can get it running soon.

    thanks for the help with the spark plugs.
     
  17. Here I am trying to find two of the elbow style for my pair of BB's. Too each his own.

    Hitchhiker, glad to see your making progress.
     
  18. Junk Hunter
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    I really dig the direction you are going with this pickup. Very, very cool project.
     
  19. Well, some times we just can't! :D

    Looks good with the new carb! :cool:
     
  20. Almost....

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  21. Looking good!
     
  22. colinsmithson
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    Good see your moving forward that carb is a nice pickup
    Dans gears are great you will never break them
    If you ever want to sell that +3 deg gear I will be interested they are very handy
    Colin
     
  23. Bugsy
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    This is looking so good!! I'm really hating my 94 now and want a Winfield!!!! All the cool kids are running them!!!
     
  24. Bugsy
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    Hey....and I just saw that you scored that sweet ass F1!!! That's BEAUTIFUL!!!! Must be something in the air because I just got one too!! Mines a '48 and should have it on the road in a couple of weeks. It's not pretty like yours though!!
     

  25. thanks!





    thanks, I am pretty happy with the carb! Its very nice.




    Hahaha, It's a bad addiction....




    Thanks dude! Mines a 48 too. It looks nice in pictures, but it is really a 20 footer. Makes a great work truck!

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  26. I'm thinking maybe a shorter plug? Or is that good? This is a 1/2 inch reach ngk.

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  27. 4 banger 4 life
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    Hell ya nice truck ... bad ass build.....
     
  28. Crush gasket installed? If so, then you're going to need a 3/8" reach plug - which makes sense, as there were far more 3/8" reach plugs available "back then" than 7/16 & 1/2".
     

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