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Projects Unearthing a StAr DeStroyer! 1931 Coupe w/394 olds-

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tuck, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. BradinNC
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    [QUOTEOur three year old daughter has a goat named Salazar. He jumped up and put his hooves on her shoulders and started to eat her hair. She freaked out- I grabbed him and she ran inside. She later told us that Salazar told her "you're breakfast".... and then proceeded to "trim her hair".
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    So... in the same spirit- SBC? haha- sounds like Breakfast. :)

    Oldsmobile's RULE.[/QUOTE]

    DANGER WILL ROBINSON
    Below is my Dad's pet from the early 30's. The little bugger was his pet til it stomped holes in the roof of the Model A, and proceeded to shit thru holes onto front seat. End of pet. Cute little bugger though. Brad dad and goat.jpg
     
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  2. belair
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    Goat = cabrito.
     
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  3. Hell yes!
     
  4. Roothawg
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    Dude, I am the same way. I build 10 cars per day in my head. The Fly gets 20 different motor builds and I start 10 different companies.
     
  5. Tuck
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    Went to the junkyard today with Maple to gets GM column for the Ranch and stumbled on this! Putting it in the coupe- he threw it in it looked so bad- cleaned up the chrome with tin foil and started to clean up the grip- pretty stoked other than our boat I don't have a wheel like this in anything.
     
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  6. Runnin shine
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    Awesome! You keep it up and and it will be running at the Meltdowns and hopefully I'll get to shake your hand.


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  7. Tim
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    You could write a book on how to clean and restore old finishes. Never ceases to amaze me.
     
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  8. sloppy jalopies
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    just when I thought I had my coupe plans finalized... bing, bang, boom !...
    that may let me cut out the bad part and use what is left... thank you !
    bobbed fenders.jpg
     
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  9. Runnin shine
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    Reminds me of a softtail fender.


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  10. enloe
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    are you going to the Meltdowns?
     
  11. Score on the steering wheel and I like that fender as well.
     
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  12. gnichols
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    The rear fender is great... similar to plans I have for my 29's butt end. Gary
     
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  13. bryanyeskie
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    Like this
     
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  14. Nino
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    These kinds of builds are why I got into hotrods. Life size hot wheels with a badass history, and looks like an even cooler future!! Looking great Tuck!


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  15. Runnin shine
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    Man I can't wait for the day this tale all comes together and I get to see this thing shiny and running in real life.
    Till then I'll tap my feet, hope it doesn't start to hurt.


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  16. Tuck
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    Love ya man (-;


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  17. Since Chevy never made a 394 I'm curious what combination of bore and stroke make 394 cubes? Did you start with a 350 or a 400?
     
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  18. Paul
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    Easiest way would be to start with both,
    and sell them to help pay for the Olds
     
  19. Runnin shine
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    [​IMG]
    Rare 394 Chevrolet engine. The rectangle valve covers give it away.



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  20. Might want to check that thread title again. Olds made a 394 ;)

    No Chevy's here!
     
  21. enloe
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    That pic is so awesome:)
    Tuck is my HERO:)
     
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  22. Runnin shine
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    I can't believe the way the StAr DeStroyer has a way trending itself. But hey, when you got the stuff...


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  23. That's a cool looking intake – I like how it's cast to look like a finned valley cover, sort of like a Hilborn unit. Who makes it? I'm buttoning up my 383 stroker and I'd like to run that intake instead of the Edelbrock X1 I've got.
     
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  24. enloe
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    I believe it is a finned valley cover isn't it?
     
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  25. yes, separate unit all together
     
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  26. Tuck
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    Thanks @D-Russ it has a valley pan- I remember seeing a tunnel ram that had a finned plate that made a small block look like it had a valley pan.

    This whole thing had me confused. - just to clarify... this is an Oldsmobile engine, (you guys are savage haha) the 394 was the grand daddy to the 303 and 324.... 371 etc. which you probably already know and maybe just read it wrong...

    Its like the 390 Cadillac is to the 331.
    its akin to the 394 Hemi that blossomed from the 331...
    like peanut butter is to Jelly... wait- no... haha

    What I know for sure is that its the end of a radical genetic lineage of engines... which makes it so cool... even cooler to compare to the early 303's... just look at the ports!~ its like holy cow man.

    I wish I could be working on this car but I'm on my way to pick up chrome for the roadster... some day I'll be on my way to pick up chrome for the destroyer... I wish I had more money right? and time...

    -but to be honest it seems like now days I always feel guilty when I'm in the shop working on my shit anyways because I always feel like I would rather be making tree houses, coloring or painting, digging for worms or pulling wagons full of smiles around. :)

    Can't wait to get back on this thing though-

    #trending #stardestroyersareabigdeal #haha #missworkingonit #progressreportplease #damnit


    Here is some of my old artwork. God I love engines.

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  28. Come on @Tuck and the rest of you guys, I was yanking your chains! I know it's an Olds. :D
    BTW, Chrysler never made a 394. ;)
     
  29. Tuck
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    Damnit... wrong thread!
     
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