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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by V12modelA, Aug 29, 2010.
that thing is sweet!!! i always wanted a v12 in a hot rod but have never found one
Cool engine choice! But I wouldn't section the grill, that's for channeled cars, when you can't lower it. I would leave it stock height and just drop it. Part of the appeal is the length of the shell and insert!
I don't plan on sectioning the grill but I would like to lower the whole assembly, the issue I have is that the radiator is a walker that came with the car.. those things aren't cheap, and I was hoping to re-use it... they tell me the only way to shorten it is to re-core it and it needs two more outlets added for the flathead, to make a long story short it it all cost's money and I was just looking for the most cost effective way to get-errr down, I could move the brackets on the radiator but the lower tank will hit with only a 1/2" dropp, who knows I may just have to order a new radiator a little short than the stock height one I have...
There is a nice V12 powered hot rod in the Garlits Museum.
I hear ya man, anytime you set foot in a radiator shop your wallet starts hemmoraging cash!!
Stock engine I guess... where would you find any hi performance anyway?
even the Tow Vehicle is dope. you've got good taste my friend.
Stock engine for now....you can buy aftermarket heads and intakes, again they are pricey!!! I think I am going to modify the intake I have, for 3 carbs, mill the heads and have the cam reground plus the headers you see in the pics... All I really want is a cruiser I don't need or expect this motor to be the "fastest in town"
I have to say I LIKE it BIG time, the V12 looks right at home in your Coupe!
It's hard to beat an A on '32 rails!!
That is actually his car he street raced.
"That story is true, I'm here to say
I was drivin' that Model A"
These days "safety tubes" are something you slip for birth control?
It sits between the yellow and the red cars...it is a cool piece of history.
nice project i dig the v12 mill in it , Beauty
You may want to install an electric fan to eliminate the issue with the original fan location in relation to you radiator. You can see how I did my 32 using a 1948 Lincoln V12. If you need any help on your build feel free to call me anytime. Visit my website to see my build
Cell # 602 7231047
Needs a cool intake.
Yeah Ken Austin makes some really nice intakes. I had one of his 2 x 2 Lincoln V12 intakes and it was a work of art. Finned aluminum heads don't hurt either.
Please get someone who knows what they're doing to record the sound that thing makes and do a you-tube for us. Commander Cody was the first thing I thought of too. I've got it somewhere, and a wind up Brunswick to play it on.
Frenchy...What is your web site address?
Here it is http://frenchysrides.com/
Look on the bottom of the page and click on the 32 picture.
Safety tubes= Roll bars
Thanks guys for all the complements!!!! Today is pick-up day from the Gas Axe Garage.... they built the chassis and roughed in the body work, awesome headstart!!!!
Arkie Shibley's Mountain Dew Boys made the song famous
but I never was clear as to how much truth there was to the lyrics
"I was driven that Model A"
Does that mean that this car is/was the one owned by Arkie Shibley??
I'm not sure who Arkie Shibley is... I have a June 1990 issue of Rod and Custom magazine with a big article about the "hot rod Lincoln". It says it was written(1950)recorded(1955)released(1957) and made famous by Charlie Ryan(top 100 for 6 months). Then repoped by Johnny Bond(1960) Comander Cody(1972) and Asleep at the Wheel(1988). It also says that the car was built in the early 50's as the song was being written, The "race" actually took place in the 1941 Lincoln Continetal that he owned in the 40's smashed, and it became the "donner" vehicle that he built the Model a with. Hope this helps....
V12 Model a if you can give me a call today at my office.
Just Thought I would post an update for you guys... the car has been on the road for a couple of months now, I think we have the grill shell low enough know...with all luck I will be tearing it down soon for paint and maybe engine refresh.. let me know what you think!!
That looks badass. How does she run?
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