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Thread: 1931 Model A Victoria build

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasper View Post
    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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    Heads, intake, and supercharger housing....heads just about finished modeling then on to cnc mill to cut the pattern and core box. Just flatheads, no ohv.
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    Can the bottom end handle supercharger power with a stock crankshaft? I guess those engines were pretty strong, given how many racer boys used them back in the day. Of course, what else was there? Until 1949 when Cadillac and Olds came out with their new OHV engines. It was either flathead Ford or buy an Offenhauser.

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    Bat wings came in on thursday so hopefully I will get them installed shortly. In the mean time I have been helping my 80 year old neighbor with some paint and body work on a 40 ford P/U he took apart 20 plus years ago.
    He had wanted to paint the truck flat black because the body work was just not good enough for any color. I have been going over everything and getting it to where I say "close enough" and convinced him to purchase some color to put on it. I spent about 4 hours on each panel filling priming and blocking to get things half descent in my eyes. I just sprayed the hood and fenders 3 days ago and will be spraying the doors tomorrow. I have not done any body or paint work in 15 years, looks like I still have the touch. More to come. Thought I would just throw this into this thread so I dont loose track of it......
    AS SPRAYED, will wet and wheel later once assembled....

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    I would say your body finishing skills are intact.

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    Very nice.
    Be sure to post a pic once back on the car.
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    this is the new speedway batwing. they are pretty impressive and are investment cast steel.


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    Just about have everything bolted up and test fitted next to locate the four bar brackets and weld them to the frame. A dusset will be added inside the frame before it is boxed in providing additional support.
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    not alot done today. flipped the frame over and worked on positioning the 4 bar brackets on the frame.....something just didn't seem right when looking at it by eye, but when I measured it I found the axle was indeed set with 7.5 deg positive caster. Tomorrow I am going to paint some more parts on the 40 pick up so then wed i will be back on mine....
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    got the 4 bar brackets welded on, then flipped the frame back over and stuck on the rotors and wheels... starting to look like something......
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    Now that you blinked.....I fell terribly ill today and had to call out sick from work. So what to do when your home sick?
    Having some fitment issues with the new sheet metal. Nothing a torch and hammer wont correct
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    one more pic...
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