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Projects Tudorfritz slowly builds a Model A (build thread)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tudorfritz, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Damn that engine bay looks sharp..


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  2. Weezy1930
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    That dash is so purdy! You have a great attention to detail.

    If you can move the hands on the clock, 10:10 is the classic position to display a clock. But it would be cool to put a quartz movement in it or make it work somehow. There are places that will put quartz guts in old clocks.
     
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  3. Thanks, I was gonna send it out to the guy that restored my instrument cluster. But I figured it would be pricy and I'm already dumping enough money into this thing so I just made it look pretty. After I glued the hands on I thought of I should have made the time 9:47 because that's the time my son was born. But it was too late it was dry and there not moving now, oh well next time.
     
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    My father in law gave me this plate 5-6 years ago. It came off one of his fathers cars and was hanging on his garage wall for 30+ years. It was in pretty decent shape but just wasn't nice enough for this car. I blasted it and the plate off my Shoebox and a '30 plate that was totally trashed that I found at a swap meet for $3. I re painted them black with a little flattener in the clear. I had our pinstriper at my shop paint the yellow back on, he only charged $10 a plate. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417239252.077899.jpg
    I registered the car with the '57 plate my father in law gave me ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417239577.638737.jpg
     
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    I polished up the radiator shell, it was pretty beat up with a lot of dents and scratches. I taped the dents out and ground the whole thing down with 400 then 800, and finished it off with 1500 grit. I buffed it up and re painted the bottom with trim black then stuck a new emblem in it. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418176712.263397.jpg
    I made to shields for the sides to fill the gap between the radiator and the shell and put new hood seal on it too. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418176799.103516.jpg
    I'm gonna make a overflow with a old blue glass bottle and copper line next.
     
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    Fuel line is done and choke is hooked up. I had to cut 1/2" off the choke bracket and weld it back together. And of course I had to polish it too ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418177207.015152.jpg
     
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  8. Hotrodmyk
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    AWESOME!
     
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  9. I couldn't find any radiator hoses that would work on this thing so I ordered some stainless u bends to make some. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418504725.035917.jpg
    The bottom were a little tricky ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418504790.073137.jpg
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418504815.975655.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418504848.893493.jpg
    The uppers were easy just had to trim the tube a polish them ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418504906.316793.jpg
     
  10. Just beautiful. Perfect, perfect, perfect !
     
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  11. Fritz: The car is beautiful!!!!! I read a couple of pages back where you had problems with a leaky wheel cylinder. I had that on a '32 pickup with '40 brakes and on my cabrio as well. Three cylinders on the truck and two on the cabrio. After a conversation with a friend, I took one apart and as it turns out, the don't put the metal disks in them now that back up the rubber cups. I found some and put them in and immediately had brakes. I did a thread on this a year ago called leaky wheel cylinders. How did you fix yours? Love the car dude. Tim
     
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  12. Good to know, I took it apart a couple times trying to figure out why it was leaking. I ended up returning it to Mac's and getting a new one.
     


  13. Well it runs, needs some tuning on the carbs and timing. Of course I went to start it up again and the bendix drive fell apart on the new starter. Gonna swap it for the one on the old starter motor tomorrow.
     
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  14. Starters fixed, but it seemed like it was starving for fuel when it was running. And I could not see or smell any gas in the rear carb. Checked all the lines and there ok. Pulled the top of the carb off and the bowl is bone dry. The check ball in the s jet sticks closed and has a little bit if rust on the ball. I'm gonna get 2 un chromed s jets for it tomorrow. I'm thinking chrome got in it causing it to stick shut. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1418699784.767405.jpg
     
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  15. Buddy Palumbo
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    Damn nice work - and sounds cool too
     
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  16. Carbs are fixed and runs and sounds much better.
     
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  17. PanelDragger
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  18. Love the color, love the sound, I WANT ONE!
     
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  19. Really nice job on everything, it truly looks killer !
     
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  20. VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
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    Scott : The A-Bone sounds Killer. Now it is time for the Snow Tires (lol).

    Have a nice Christmas.
    Mark.
     
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  21. No snow tires for me Mark. I'm putting chains on it, I want to shoot sparks when I spin the tires. Lol
    Have a good Christmas too.
     
  22. Thanks Phil, I'm gonna have it in the Hamburg show and the Open Wheel Room at the Motorama coming up. So you'll be able to check it out in person.
     
  23. Camaro Mike
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  24. Hotrodmyk
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    Sounds great!
     
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  25. Fedcospeed
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    Great work Todd!! Id expect nothing less from you. jim f
     
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  26. walter
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    Great Job!!
     
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  27. Thanks Jim, I'll see you up at the shows in a couple months. Scott
     
  28. My hat is off to Fritz.
     
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    Started making templates for the glass. I had a big slot car track at my old house, I used the leftover table top to make the templates . ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1419124578.800720.jpg
    Got both door glass templates made and regulators and glass channels installed.
     
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  30. PanelDragger
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
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    Did you narrow your header when you done your chop?
     

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