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Forum: Traditional Style Hot Rods 02-10-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,201
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: 29
Views: 8,201
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: 607
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: 29
Views: 8,201
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: 284
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: 284
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: 284
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: 29
Views: 8,201
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: 29
Views: 8,201
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: 29
Views: 8,201
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: 830
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: 830
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: 29
Views: 8,201
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: 29
Views: 8,201
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: 29
Views: 8,201
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: 29
Views: 8,201
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: 550
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: 550
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: 1,030
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: 1,030
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: 1,030
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: 4,972
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: 956
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: 956
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: 956
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.
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