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Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 06-11-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
I now have most of the parts I need to get the...

I now have most of the parts I need to get the engine together. I got the intake manifold from hot heads yesterday. Waiting for a mechanic friend to come over and keep me from putting things together...
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 05-20-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
Started looking more seriously at the windshield...

Started looking more seriously at the windshield frame and it looks like it will be an expensive piece.
I am still planning on removing the top of the frame but I found about a foot long section of...
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 05-16-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
Got the other door painted today.

Got the other door painted today.
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 05-16-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL237/1413883/24420...

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL237/1413883/24420806/414217100.jpg
Got rid of some paint cans yesterday. I thought it turned out pretty good.
Got one door painted, one door reprimered, cowl and...
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 05-15-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
I'll work on pictures. It o overall looks...

I'll work on pictures.
It o overall looks worse now than it did a month ago. I have the cab and doors off and the whole garage is covered in bondo dust.
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 05-14-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
Well, you folks are overdue for an update. ...

Well, you folks are overdue for an update.
I've been doing body work lately. I got patch panels for the bottom of the cowl and doors as well as cab corners. I got the doors and cowl done and in...
Forum: Title Q&A 04-05-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,063
Posted By Odies dad
Tried to get a vin and title for my model a but...

Tried to get a vin and title for my model a but they wanted it more complete before they would do it.
I am only using the cab from the model a. Everything else is built from scratch, new, or from a...
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 02-10-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
Back to working on the body. Trying to get the...

Back to working on the body. Trying to get the doors to line up right.
Anything I do to the drivers side messes up the passenger side and vice versa.
I think I am getting it figured out.
Should...
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 10-29-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
Getting the block put together. Got the...

Getting the block put together. Got the crankshaft and pistons installed. I need to order a bunch of parts before I can do much more.
I need to get busy getting ready for deer season starting next...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 10-25-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By Odies dad
I have a unisteer manual rack on my model A. I...

I have a unisteer manual rack on my model A. I have a stripped block with heads in it for mockup, but I can steer it with one finger sitting still. I think I have 205r15 tires on the front.
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 09-04-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
Got the heads back from the machine shop and got...

Got the heads back from the machine shop and got them painted and the valves springs installed.
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 08-25-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Odies dad
That's more like it. Thanks

That's more like it.
Thanks
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 08-25-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Odies dad
Not too keen on plastic either. 4 blade metal...

Not too keen on plastic either.
4 blade metal mechanical fan.
Any older cars that had a 14" fan?
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 08-24-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Odies dad
Where can I get a 14" mechanical fan?

15" is a little too wide for my radiator. Not at all Interested in an electric fan.
Looking for something that will bolt to a Chevy pump.
Any idea what vehicles would have used a 14" fan?
Not...
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 08-24-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
Getting a little more done. I got the front...

Getting a little more done.
I got the front timing cover and found out that the fan is going to be too low. I do have enough room between the fan and the radiator though. That was my main concern...
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 07-18-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
Yep. That's the one I am going to be getting.

Yep. That's the one I am going to be getting.
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 07-18-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
There is an adapter to mate the early hemi with a...

There is an adapter to mate the early hemi with a Chevy transmission.
If you have enough money, you can do about anything.
My problem is that I don't have the money.
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 05-14-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By Odies dad
Thanks I hadn't even considered the dipstick. ...

Thanks
I hadn't even considered the dipstick.
It was a little tight between the block and radiator but I was able to scoot the radiator forward and I can move the block back a little so I should...
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 05-13-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By Odies dad
Transmission tunnel clearance

Stuffing a 291 desoto hemi and a 700r4 transmission in a model a pickup. Body is channeled 4 inches.
Is there any consensus on how much clearance I should have when I cut the firewall for...
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 04-08-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
I have a batwing air cleaner off a 55 olds.:)

I have a batwing air cleaner off a 55 olds.:)
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 04-04-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
I have been trying to figure out how to get a...

I have been trying to figure out how to get a pivot with the open topped windshield frame.
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 04-03-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
I am still pondering that one. I am thinking...

I am still pondering that one.
I am thinking about cutting the whole top of the windshield off and going with frameless top. I am open to suggestions.
I would like to make a roadster cowl out of...
Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 04-03-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,590
Posted By Odies dad
Progress

Thought I would give you guys an update on my hotrod project.
30 model A pickup, 55 Desoto 291 hemi, 700r4 transmission, 88 corvette rear end.
Got the body channeled 4 inches over the weekend....
Forum: Tech Tips! 02-02-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By Odies dad
I didn't take pictures as I was doing it and I...

I didn't take pictures as I was doing it and I ain't about to take them off again until I have to.
One of these days I will post an update on the progress.
Forum: Tech Tips! 02-01-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By Odies dad
Wheel mounting

I had to mount some unilug wheels. This is the kind that uses a shouldered lug nuts rather than the washers to keep it centered.
I was having trouble getting the lug nuts started because I couldn't...
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