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Thread: 1931 Model A Victoria build

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    DavidF, that is a nice looking '31.

    Was the '40 yours? That was my first car in 1964. I spent a year building it. 394 Olds power, B & M hydro , cammed and carbureted and blowing off the rich kids that bought GTO s and Impalas. Sadly it only lasted 3 months with me at the wheel. Only wreck pictures.

    Bob, that's some nice iron. I'm a pushover for a tall "T" coupe even if it is not powered by a blown smallblock with Jag rear suspension and wide wires.
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    The 40 is my dads car, it was his friends car that had passed before completing it, shortly after my mom had passed. It took 3 pickup truck loads to bring it home. "Just bolts together" (inside joke).....
    We were just at a car show today where he won first place in his class. Ill post pick later tonight. Im happy that my dad has been having a good time..
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    A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor....

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    yep been awhile...just starting to get things together (and some free time) so hopefully I will be able to progress rapidly the next few months and get things up and running.
    Heres todays pic of where I am at.....More to come....
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    Ok started dragging out the parts with plans to mock up the front suspension and get the 4 bar brackets welded to the frame. Just as my luck would have it, the 4 bar bat wings are for a 2" axle and not the 2.25"
    Ugg!! thats what happens when you are piecing together stuff from swap meets and where have you....

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    Speedway to the rescue?

    Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTS225 View Post
    Speedway to the rescue?

    Roger
    LOL yea. Pushed the button shortly after my last post. Parts expected on Wed. Lil bummed since I have the time to play right now. Oh well back to modeling the cyl heads.....
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    Good to see this thread again, keep us posted with progress

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    Looks like a righteous start. Boxing plates for the frame rails. Staying with the transverse spring setup and going to four-bars. Just a small stumbling block, but that's rodding.
    As Peedee requested, please do update us occasionally.

    Roger

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    Oh well back to modeling the cyl heads.....
    Are you making new heads? Maybe like those OHV heads Duntov made up back in the day for the racer boys? Be a fun casting project. A '53 Merc. hemi.

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