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Hot Rods Updates and all that Jazz

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dreddybear, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Hidey-go neighborinos!

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything other than a “wow that’s cool” or “I think the shorts show off your calves better”.

    Truth is I did the double whammy, I moved cities for a new career opportunity while simultaneously deciding “hey, kids look easy. I guess I’ll have one and see what happens.” It turns out they Sorta change your life. You’re sitting there in a hospital room with this little potato with a cute hat, and then they’re like, “yeah that’s yours now.. so.. like go already. Oh yeah, here’s NO instructions. Good luck, smiley face...”

    Needless to say, I did not have much time for anything other than workee and kiddo. But man she rules. She’s kinda freaking brilliant. Definitely has a natural tendency to build shit... and she’s good at it. 4 years old and doing the technic legos on her own already... all while listening to her favorite band KISS, which by the way I had NO influence on and she discovered on her own. Like I said, she rules.

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    Anyway, this whole time I would sneak away and take Walter out for a drive here and there. Up to a show, etc... He always responded like a loyal dog; would fire up eagerly and tear ass at the drop of a hat. I love this car, it’s crazy to think I put this thing together in my 20s for less than the cost of a used Sentra.

    I have a little more time now. She’s still my best friend, but Doesn’t need the constant attention like before so I can steal away a few hours a night and focus on my other buddy here.

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    There have been a few things that were bugging me. Them Holleys, which I love, are dirty leaky little suckers. The white engine as well as intake are all sorts of dirty from it. The master cyl had a slight leak. Shit faded a little and some things could be cleaned up. The front tires I always thought could be a tad smaller. I’m going to tackle a few of these things and dial this guy back in.

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  2. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    I’ll get it all cleaned up and going with 550x16s on the front instead of the 600. Shouldn’t lower much more but should look way better.

    Also, and y’all that loved my Holley thread are going to hate this, but I have a rocket motor just waiting for something else and I found the most perfectest deal on a 4x2 with OG big logo 97s on it. I grabbed it up with the intention of swapping the bergs to my caddy... and I’ll still have this 4x2 with working (albeit dirty) holleys for when I find something appropriate for the olds:)
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    I’ll check in with updates. Thanks y’all. I miss you.
     
  3. redzula
    Joined: Jul 6, 2011
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    I'm in.

    Maybe I'm just ignorant. I knew the early olds and cads were very similar but didn't know they were closed enough to swap intakes... Unless I read that wrong. That's pretty cool.

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  4. Dreddybear
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    I probably wrote it wrong :)

    Swap carbs over. The intakes are the same carb-wise. So the bergs go to the caddy intake now....
     
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  5. 51box
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
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    Thanks for posting the updates on this coupe @Dreddybear it was awesome getting to see it come together on here originally!
     
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  6. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
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    Very cool on all points! Kids do change your life. She's a cutie!
    Ill be watching...
     
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  7. clunker
    Joined: Feb 23, 2011
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    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

    Well done. Awesome. Very cool. Looks great. (your daughter)

    Car’s looking good too. (This stuff, as you know, is fun but really a secondary thing we do for ourselves)


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  8. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Cool hot rod and daughter.
     
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  9. catdad49
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    Great life update, now Walter needs a little love.
     
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  10. VANDENPLAS
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    That’s sweet
    Congratulations on the daughter, job and kick ass car!!!!!


    Just make sure you don’t teach her any bad habits ! My younger one ( 11) farts like a trucker cause of me !!
     
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  11. Gearhead Graphics
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    @VANDENPLAS , that might be a good thing. I could help keep the boys away a little longer
     
  12. "I miss you" .. .. made me laugh out loud.
     
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  13. Long time no see, welcome back and congrats on the cutie. HRP
     
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  14. Cool update!
     
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  15. Roothawg
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    When I start thinking about not building the Caddy, I read your build thread.
     
  16. AHotRod
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    Your little girl is so cute, being a parent is the best in the world. Glad to see you are still around with us members.
    Your Coupe still one of my most favorite of all.
     
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  17. 41rodderz
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    I can see her driving the coupe when she is 16. :)
     
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  18. Dreddybear
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    I have no doubt. She’s pretty set on building one for her. “When I build my Walter” she always says...

    Little bit of progress. Mainly been cleaning up and washing stuff but I did get the intake polished back up and bergs moved over with the linkage back on. I’ll be keeping the hardline setup from before but will be polishing new lines and fittings this time...

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  19. wow that's cool
     
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  20. -Brent-
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    Yes! Glad to see Darth getting some love!
     
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  21. Stogy
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    Always admired your Craftsmanship and Inspiration in Hotrod...updates...even better...thanks @Dreddybear
     
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  22. Dreddybear
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    Gracias mi amigos!
    Got the hard lines run and cleaned up the fuel gauge and block a little. I liked the routing of the old lines so I tried to keep it similar.

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    This is going too slow. I’m ready to drive!
     
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  23. chop job
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
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    That thing just SCREAMS hot rod ! 5742FC9E-62C6-4345-9C3F-8F7FBF94F719.jpeg
     
  24. catdad49
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    Very Tasty!
     
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  25. loudbang
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    Real SPIFFY now. :) glad your are back I really enjoyed the build thread.
     
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  26. edcodesign
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    Cool one !
     
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  27. Nice to hear the update. New carbs on the intake look very nice. Have fun with your daughter, she looks like she is having fun with the hot rods already.
     
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  28. waxhead
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    This is one of my favourite cars on the HAMB. Cool update.
     
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  29. Elcohaulic
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    I really like that white pick up in the back ground...
     
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