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Hot Rods Welcome a new hotrod to the world, chopped coupe,Y Block, 4spd, black

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by garage2small, May 4, 2018.

  1. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,438

    Gary Addcox
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    Mail-slot rear windows look cool but can obstruct a driver's view. Your rear window treatment leaves people wondering about the chop until they walk around to its side and is just another unique feature of a very unique build. Drive it like you stole it ! ! !
     
  2. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 527

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    Already got several hundred miles on the coupe and it's performing beyond expectations! It's been close to ninety degrees in Knoxville the last couple of days and the temps on that Walker cooled Y block stay at a consistent 175 degrees no matter the speed on the hwy or around town. In heavy stop and go traffic it might creep up to 185. I have heard reports of the foreign made S W gauges giving problems but these operate flawlessly. Oil pressure and voltage is right where it should even with the 70 year old rebuilt generator. As you have probably noticed the car has several design and functional not usually seen on A's. The one that has paid the biggest dividends is the 32 cowl vent, with that opened there is cool air constantly blowing on my feet even on these 90 degree days. If your building an A , I highly recommend this modification. My morning drive was to the Foothills Parkway at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a great road with fantastic scenery! 20180513_124123.jpg
     
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  3. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,473

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    from Essex, Ma.

    Amen Brother, enjoy your retirement!
     
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  4. The next time someone asks me what I think is the perfect hot rod...Im showing them this. What a spectacular build!
     
  5. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 527

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    And that sir is the perfect compliment! On behalf of the Barillaro brothers I thank you and everyone else who has complimented the coupe. And the best part for me is drives every bit as good as it looks.
     
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  6. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 527

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    The coupe was decorated with it's 41 Ford hub caps today and also got the door glass installed. it is amazing the difference the addition of those caps make in the appearance of the car! Also posting a photo of the 17" 20180515_164720.jpg 20180515_174002.jpg steering wheel with the holes drilled in the spokes, it looks right at home with Jim's hand made dash insert. Only thing left to complete the car are the interior panels and the roll up cover for the top opening, but the upholsterer doesn't have an opening for two months, but it will be driven hard and frequently anyway!
     
  7. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 527

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    I'm no Dan Greenberg or Tom Davidson, but I thought this shot of my coupe was pretty good. 20180515_174053.jpg
     
  8. fatboys69
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 276

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    from Tennessee

    WOW !!!! That's beautiful !!! GREAT CAR !!!!
     
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  9. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    from Alberta

    I'll say it again, I really like your coupe.
    I need one similar to it next to my RPU as a garage mate.
     
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  10. GASSERBOB
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
    Posts: 520

    GASSERBOB
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    from USA

    BEAUTIFUL COUPE.
     
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  11. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

    56sedandelivery
    Member Emeritus

    Well now, and coming from a Chevrolet guy, I'd say you got it right !!! I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  12. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 527

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    20180515_164747.jpg Got the removable canvas top insert for the coupe today, I will run without it till cold weather unless I get caught in the rain. 1.jpg
     
  13. fatboys69
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 276

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    from Tennessee

    Sooooooo NICE !!!!
    Love the car , it turned out great !!
     
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  14. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 816

    v8flat44

    Dare to be different......and way tooo koool. The car is awesome & Y blocks rule ! mike
     
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  15. corndog
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
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    corndog
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    from Indiana

    Killer coupe! love it!
     
  16. Fitnessguy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2015
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    Coupe looks great all around! Be proud of your ride and enjoy. Can't wait to post pics of my coupe finished up here soon so i'm a little jealous of you but not for long... ha ha Congrats
     
  17. Nick O
    Joined: Feb 16, 2010
    Posts: 120

    Nick O
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    from Ohio

    Congratulations on a awesome looking hot rod!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 527

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    The Y Brock Coupe is one year old this month, I have had the joy of driving it 7000 trouble free miles in the past 12 months and plan on driving it even more in the coming year. Those Barillaro boys build "top shelf" dependable hot rods! 3 (2).jpg
     
  19. Love it, but hey, you knew that already.:D;)
     
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  20. 31 Chopped Coupe
    Joined: Aug 24, 2014
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    31 Chopped Coupe
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    Now that is nice!!! Does the top try to lift off at speed? Wanting to do something like that for my coupe as I like to run with the roof open when its warm. How about some closeups of the roof area with and without the top. Once again, super impressive!!!
     
  21. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 527

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    The top doesn't show any sign of coming loose at speed. The snaps are the only thing that holds it down there are no straps. The most important thing is to have spot on measurements for the snaps in the canvas and on the body to insure a tight fit.
     
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  22. mohead1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2013
    Posts: 592

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    Must be nice to have the cash to get someone to build a car for you. It is a well done car w perfect chop
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
  23. 54BOMB
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
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    What’s that insulation you’re using ?
     
  24. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 527

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    I was fortunate to be able to pay some one to build my car, but I would much rather have had the skills to do it my self. "Built not bought is way cooler"!
     
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  25. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 527

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    The white material you see on the inside of the body is ice and water shield used in commercial roofing, is a tar like/rubbery sheet with the white plastic sheeting on one side. It is very sticky and adheres to any clean surface. It's about 1/10 the price of the well known automotive insulation and sound deadening products. I added a second layer of a similar foil backed product before the upholstery was installed. That was also a peel and stick product for sealing around house windows before the siding is installed. It' available at Lowes or Home Depot. The 4" wide rolls work best, enough to do the whole car was less than $25. It was on the car for 6 months before it was upholstered so I know it stays put and helps a lot with sound and heat transfer.
     
  26. 49toad
    Joined: Jun 12, 2005
    Posts: 322

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    Nice car and great picture.
     
  27. mohead1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2013
    Posts: 592

    mohead1
    Member

    I understand and not ribbing you, just a comment....im jealous obviously. And Im a neighbor, i live over near Oak Ridge and have a 30 Coupe myself.....
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    7000 miles is a testimony of Mike and Jim's prowess and expertise and your foresight as to what was envisioned. Well done, Sir!
     
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  29. garage2small
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 527

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    I drove the Y Brock coupe from Tennessee to New Jersey for TROG 2019 and it turned over 10,000 trouble free miles since completion 18 months ago. That says a lot about the talent of the Barillaro brothers.
     
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