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Traditional Test: What the Hell is In This Box?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bored&Stroked, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. afaulk
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    My guess is that it's an old Henway :D
     
  2. OzyRodder
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    Box of sparks for a U-boat arc welder before Germany ran out of stripy paint and longweights for diesel spark plugs


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  3. VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
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    Flathead Crankshaft.

    VR&C.
     
  4. hudsonjoe49
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    It looks like a box of champion spark plugs for a Hudson Invader engine that was used in a LST. Land, Ship, Tank.
     
  5. Chuck R
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    Your box looks like it could hold one of these, that's traditional, and would fund a few hot rods!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Willy_P
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    Ozy, I was going to guess the long weights too, but took a chance with the 710 caps. :)


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  7. Southern Motors
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    I opened one like that 30 years ago, it was flathead spark plug wires.
     
  8. AG F/C
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    Guessing by the crap oops :rolleyes: I mean stuff on your work bench,the spam can contains either a mag or mag parts circa WW2.
     
  9. Layovers to catch meddlers.
     
  10. You guys got some imagination! :D I love it . . . been cracking up on some of the posts - great stuff for a cold dang day.

    B&S
     
  11. soapman
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    I have no clue what they are..........but I have boxes of them.;)
     

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  12. woodbutcher
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    :D Ain`t the H.A.M.B. a wonderful place?Well,its wood.Sooooooooooooo one possibility is C4.
    One of my cousins used up many a box of it during WW2.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  13. eaglebeak
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    Window winder handles for a Polish submarine?
     
  14. um guessing cosmoline and version of waxed paper lol
     
  15. johnod
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    One gross of, condoms, army, lubricated naturally.
     
  16. summersshow
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    ... Its monday AM... In London...
    But I already know whats in there... Its Victorias Secret...
    Now thats the box I want ;):D
     
  17. Venison Jerky and hard tack.
     
  18. vtx1800
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    I strongly suspect that it is a whimwom for a duck's arse
     
  19. mr_josh
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    from Oregon

  20. spiders web
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    Virgin poontang from a deserted Island in the sea of tranquility?
     
  21. summersshow
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    Its AM on the east coast now... Can we know so I can go to bed? lol
     
  22. n.z.rodder
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    Geez it's Monday pm here, c'mon out with it already.

    Scotty

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  23. A distributor (if the background has anything to do with it).
     
  24. 32duece51merc
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  25. loudbang
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    Machine gun barrels.
     
  26. Bombsight for a B-17.
     
  27. It's Monday morning .
     
  28. Merlin
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    Yeah, We're waiting.

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  29. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

    Well - anybody who has ever opened one of these boxes would probably have known . . . or maybe just forgot. I think only one guy out of all of you might have been 'that guy'.

    Okay - So What is It? - Set of Ford 1939 - 1942 21A Connecting Rods, Flathead V8, 221 Cubic inch (the Ford V8, not the Merc). These are what you use with an offset ground 49-53 Merc crank (2.138 rod journals to 2.000), with full-floater bearings to achieve the 4 1/8 stroke flatty. This was the most popular way to achieve a 296 cubic inch flathead back in the day - along with a 3 3/8 bore. I'll be covering the setup in another post.

    Winners - Yes It is a Major Award! :D

    ONE correct answer -> V8RPU - "Set of nos con rods"

    Honorable Mentions:

    - Ebbsspeed - "Cadillac flathead connecting rods, leftover from the WWII tank motors" (was a good guess, buy Henry would NOT have been proud of this answer! :D)

    - 36roadster - "Yellow paper" (you can't fault him for this one!)

    - DocWatson - "Cosmoline" (tricky, very tricky, technically correct)

    - RuffDaWG - "wwii era army issue condoms" (well, we needed something to 'cover' the RODs with, now didn't we! :eek: - this one cracked me the hell up!)

    THANKS guys, was a fun diversion from the crap weather and a boring winter.

    Here are the pictures - these are going into my new project 'The FlatCab' . . . look it up in the "Traditional Hot Rods" area. It will we a fairly stout 284 cube flatty - something old 'Eddie Meyer' would have enjoyed.

    Have a fantastic week!

    21A-Cosmoline1 copy.jpg

    21A-Cosmoline2 copy.jpg

    B&S
     

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