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Old 02-23-2018, 05:06 PM
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KennyC, Yea I do like the bomber seats and I did think about that. Trouble is all of them seem to be fit for a size 7 1/2 butt, damn hard to fit my size 12 butt in them.

Talking about seats, when I went to get these seats upholstered no one and I mean no one would do what I wanted. I wanted individual pleats, not sewn in pleats. So I go and buy me one of them upholstery machines and start trying to learn how to sew, and that ain't easy I promise. I must have sewn up hundreds of yards of cheap material just trying to teach myself. Finally I sorta got the hang of it. I found out why no one wanted to do those individual pleats, man they are not easy. I upholstered the seats in my Model A myself as well as the door panels. I did not do the pleats I wanted on the seats but I did get a handle on it for the door panels. Sometime this spring when I am not knee deep in Hemi's I will redo the seats. Since you guys want pictures I took some of the seats and door panels.
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:26 PM
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Nice work on the seats!
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:57 PM
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:04 PM
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You're not foolin' me. You're a professional hot rod builder and also a professional upholsterer. Plus a professional engine builder. Just kidding. But you do have mad skills.
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:49 PM
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bob w, Thank you man for those kind words, and thanks to everyone for the words as well. I truly do not have the skills I would like to. I am just old and have picked up a lot over the years, but I am self taught never had anyone to show me how to do this stuff. Over the years I have messed up a lot of stuff, but in a way that is a good thing because after you have to go back and fix it you learn not to do that again.

I am proud of the way this upholstery came out, but if you guys had been there and see me doing it a dozen times before I got it right you would laugh right along side me.

The blower thing is an old dream of mine. I remember very well reading those little Rod And Custom magazines from back in the day and thinking how cool it would be to have a blown Hemi. Well finally I pulled the trigger on that. How will it turn out? well time will tell...
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:43 PM
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Well it's getting closer. was hoping to fire it up Friday, but the Blower belt was just to short, so another week waiting on parts. Oh the life of a Hot Rodder...
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The big pulley goes on the bottom. (Just kidding. My old racing brain often engages my loose mouth flap without warning. )

I have to wonder, why you didn't run the first block? I understand it was .120 over. Were replacement pistons a problem?

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The big pulley goes on the bottom. (Just kidding. My old racing brain often engages my loose mouth flap without warning. )

I have to wonder, why you didn't run the first block? I understand it was .120 over. Were replacement pistons a problem?

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You know Doc I was just a little scared of that .120 over motor. It actually came with a brand new set of pistons in it, and now I am in the process of screwing it back together. My plans for it are for it to be a spare motor for my Model A, but no blower. The pistons that came with it are Jahns and like I said are brand new, but they are cast and the compression ratio is 12.5 to 1. Just a little stiff for a blower motor. But I do have a really cool 6 deuce setup for that motor and that will be very cool as well.
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Cool looking intake. May we have another picture, please.
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That is a beautiful intake
Are those carbs 97's ???
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