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Projects Update on my '29 roadster build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kasultana, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. kasultana
    Joined: Oct 27, 2012
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    Been a few months and John (mostly) and I (student) have made some progress. John came up with this slick steering gear. Schroeder was too expensive so....'66 Chevy C10 box (from my pickup parts box) and diesel engine connecting rod later. Check out rest of the pics on my profile. Car is getting there. Next is mock up of engine and trans. My 1st 8BA block was cracked beyond repair. So now 59A with T5 behind it will end up here. Tires/wheels due from Coker soon. Hope to have it rolling by Jan.
     

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  2. QuarterLifeCrisis
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    Looking really good! Nice repurpose of the connecting rod too. Do you have a build thread on here? I'm sure I'm not the only one interested in seeing some more progress.
     
  3. kasultana
    Joined: Oct 27, 2012
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    I'm trying to add pics to album in my profile. I've got a few all the way thru so far. Thanks for reply.
     
  4. kasultana
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    A few new pictures - motor nearly mocked up fully and pedal assembly in place now.
     

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  5. tfeverfred
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    That's looking to be a beaut! Way to use your heads on the steering set-up.
     
  6. brady1929
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    beautiful. what brake drums are those on the front?
     
  7. Rickybop
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    I love '29 roadsters. Good lookin' pitman arm. And the body looks solid as a rock...is it original? Brookville? And what kind of brakes are those? The drums look big...Lincoln repros? Looks like it's gonna be looooooow.
     
  8. kasultana
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    Thanks it was donated from a box of c10 chevy parts from my truck. Works well so might be start of something for future builds.
     
  9. kasultana
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    12x2 brakes early ford repo. You are right on the stance oil pan off the ground a few inches. Tires due early Jan so hope to get it rolling soon. The body is brookville. I'm looking for original for the next one. It will sit on the roller in other pictures. That one will have as many original parts as I can find on it.

    Thanks
     
  10. zander208
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    Great build! I dig the connecting rod.
     
  11. Super nice job on the cowl steer. Can I ask what size tube you used and will it get any more bracing?

    Clean.
     
  12. greaser
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    Sa-weet. You have my attention.
     
  13. kasultana
    Joined: Oct 27, 2012
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    Crminal I'll take a few more pics for you and send. The steering box is set on bracing tied to frame. Think it's 1.5" square tubing. Plate welded where the box sits. Tube to steering is 3/4" steel to match wheel hub, tube out to the connecting rod is 1.5 or 2" just need to check.

    We'll get a chance to test it soon when tires arrive

    Thanks all for the comments
     
  14. Thanks! Appreciated. Such a great detail in a car.
     
  15. Blue One
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    Has that box been reversed to mount like that for the cowl steering ?
     
  16. kasultana
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    Correct. We were going to originally use a covair box but liked the look of the cowl steer much better and cleans up the engine bay. So we started looking for alternatives. John came up with this idea after seeing the Schroeder steering gears and it was basically labor and a few parts since we had an extra rebuildable box from my truck. Slave cylinders are off old NASCAR's - Girling. He races/restores vintage NASCAR's as well.
     
  17. Very nice project. Might want to think about a skid plate if your car is that low. Ask me how I know. And mine is not that low. Nothing worse that being hours away from home with a cracked oil pan leaking out in a parking lot and having to try and fix it. Looks like a quality build. I know you have some money in those Lincoln brakes. They are nice huh? I have them going on my 34 in front. I will be watching this. Would be great if you started a dedicated build thread.
     
  18. Drivinford
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    Wow what a nice build
     
  19. kasultana
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    Crminal here's a few more photos of the steering. Thanks all for the comments and suggestions. I think I will see about the skid plate. It won't be long before its on the ground and we can see about ground clearance. The last few pics are of the mockup on mechanical fan. Bracket/pulley from a model T. Cut down fan.
     

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  20. Drivinford
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    I really like this thing
     
  21. Thanks. This car is coming along nicely.


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  22. kasultana
    Joined: Oct 27, 2012
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    Been making progress on the roadster but got distracted this week by the sprint car. Here's a few pictures and one of another flathead we started putting back together. It has NOS Canadian heads and was a NOS 0.060 over Ford short block never been fired. Its for the rolling frame that's in my avatar. Need to do some finishing work on the hood but on to the tunnel/floor panels. Going with T5 with shifter at back of the tail stock.
     

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  23. Aviator
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    What gas tank are you using? Details please.
     
  24. OLDTGUY
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    Looks Great, nice build!
     
  25. kasultana
    Joined: Oct 27, 2012
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    Body almost ready for color. Cars going to be monsoon maroon. Color starts next week.Frame/suspension back from painter.
     

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  26. Kiwifruit
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    looks great! keep the updates coming.
     
  27. kasultana
    Joined: Oct 27, 2012
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    Here's a shot of the frame. Long weekend might get some re-assembly done
     

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  28. nice roadster build with all the right pieces! :cool:
     
  29. Beautiful work - keep it coming!
     

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