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Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 09-04-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,670
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: 211
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: 211
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: 211
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: 26
Views: 3,670
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: 26
Views: 3,670
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: 26
Views: 3,670
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: 698
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: 698
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: 26
Views: 3,670
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: 26
Views: 3,670
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: 26
Views: 3,670
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: 26
Views: 3,670
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: 459
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: 459
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...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 11-23-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By Odies dad
What should I use for the top end of the column...

What should I use for the top end of the column to mount the steering wheel?
All I have been seeing are the quick release hubs (Not for highway use).
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 11-22-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By Odies dad
What is the general consensus on using a...

What is the general consensus on using a telescopic or collapsible steering shaft?
I can't see how it would make much of a difference on a model a with cross steering. The engine would smash me...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 11-21-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By Odies dad
Home made steering column

I would like to build my own steering column from scratch. I have tried googling the subject and several come up but the photo bucket ransom has lost all the pictures.
Does anyone have any...
Forum: Just Hemis! 09-27-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,801
Posted By Odies dad
Got all the pistons and the cam and lifters out. ...

Got all the pistons and the cam and lifters out.
Still a bunch of little things to do before it goes to the machine shop.
Forum: Car shows! 09-27-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Odies dad
My friend Dan and I have been going to the Iola...

My friend Dan and I have been going to the Iola Wisconsin swap meet for about 20 years. They have more swap spaces, but over the past few years, more of them are empty. Some of the other...
Forum: Car shows! 09-26-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Odies dad
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL237/1413883/24420...

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL237/1413883/24420806/413565999.jpg

Got a set of four of these for $250. The guy used them as rollers while working on his project, but decided against them so they...
Forum: Car shows! 09-23-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Odies dad
I will have to wait until I get WiFi to download...

I will have to wait until I get WiFi to download the pictures.
Forum: Car shows! 09-23-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Odies dad
Having a great time. I found a set of truspoke...

Having a great time. I found a set of truspoke wheels already painted the right color and never used for $250 and a nice little plasma cutter for $50. Heading out in a few minutes to get the rest of...
Forum: Car shows! 09-20-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Odies dad
Fall Jefferson

Is anyone going to the fall Jefferson swap meet this weekend?
I am heading out tomorrow morning.
Forum: Engine Q&A! 09-19-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By Odies dad
Coolant sensor

My summer daily driver is a 85 Olds 98 with the 3.8.
One really annoying issue is the low coolant sensor and exceedingly annoying bell keep going off. The coolant levels in both the radiator and the...
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