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« on: December 20, 2006 10:19 PM »
Well I'm off and running on this.

I have the frame. I will be installing a 38 X member in it, in the pics it is just clamped to the bottom so I can decide where to cut it. I just got the firewall yesterday and had to clamp that sucker on too. (Tom we need to talk about it)

I sent my 59AB to the machine shop and am waiting to hear back if it is a good block. It was really nice inside so I have high hopes. It rolled over fine but had stuck rings on one cylinder and several stuck valves. I got my hands on a merc crank too which showed up yesterday.

This week I finally got the heavy 32 axle to part ways with the wishbone. That sob was on there. I had soaked and heated it for two week and when I finally got the pins out they were dry as a bone so the penetrating oil (gibbs, jb80, seafoam) didn't do a damn bit of good. I am going to have to totaly rebuild the wishbone, it looks like it was drug on the ground for 100 miles or so so there is only 1/2 of a ball left on the end. I located another cast yoke for the end of it in CA and it is on the way here.

I was hoping to use the ball mount on the 38 xmember but it just won't work. by the time it get the xmember in the correct place for the engine and tranny it is about 6" too far back so I will need to build a ball mount and mount it into the x member.

I also got the 39 pedal assembly rebuilt this week and painted up. It will be mounted in the x member in the stock location. The xmember will need a little modification since the pedals are a bit different than a 38 set but it should be easy.

That is all for now but there is more to come.

(AB5094517)
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2006 11:28 PM »
Wow an update already! I just got off the phone with Wayne at the machine shop and he said they did a quick magnaflux on the block and so far it looks crack free! I will be taking the crank in tomorrow and picking up my spindles which he fit the king pins for.
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006 5:52 AM »
Im sure it will one sick azz ride when its done

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006 2:53 PM »
I am excited about this build, Eyeball has a vision, and when he gets done with this one it will be one of the most  traditional rides to come from this part of the country.
"A rat rod is a hot rod with poor workmanship". Roger S.

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RE: 32 ROADSTER
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2006 3:10 PM »
Very nice and can't wait to see it finished.

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2006 4:36 PM »
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"A rat rod is a hot rod with poor workmanship". Roger S.

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2006 5:45 PM »
Eyeball what machine shop are you using..is it in Fargo?

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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2006 6:07 PM »
Quality Engine
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2006 6:17 PM »
Thanks for the info...

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32 ROADSTER
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2006 9:24 PM »
xmas came early......fedex dropped this off today.

It is a rodsville that I got through Hot Rod Works.
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2006 9:39 PM »
Once again very nice...lucky dog...

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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2006 5:19 AM »
that is gonna be one flippin' sweet ride when it's done-  my eyes are gonna have to go on a  diet after all that candy.
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2006 5:32 AM »
I would look good with a nice 40 dash in it. :)
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2006 6:26 PM »
Quote from: "Eyeball"
I would look good with a nice 40 dash in it. :)

I may be getting a 39-40 tudor , is there any difference in the dash?

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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2006 8:44 PM »
Yep... the 39 is like I have in the 33 and I had in the A with the two big round gauges and the 40 is well.......a 40.
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