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Old 08-31-2003, 07:19 PM
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'27 roadster guidance

I've been a hot rod wanna be for a long time now. Like lots of other folks; wife, kids, house, etc.. have made cars a very low priority. I'm still always short on cash but life has been good. I now have a place to work, and a job that allows time flex. I do need more tools, more parts, more money, and lots of know how. I'm slowly gathering parts up to build my '27 ford roadster. I envision a car with heavy lakes style influence. I have a steel body, '36 ford wire wheels, '28 grill shell, 9" rear diff of unknown origin, & a slant 6 with 3speed (i am strongly considering parting out my chevy truck for the cause). I want the body on top of the frame and a straight axle in front of the grill shell. What I need now is friends with knowledge to share. Any insight, tips, suggestions, guidance, or what ever. Where do I go on the net for the best info? What publications should I buy for reference? Who do I call or visit who can tolerate a lot of stupid questions?

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Get a Speedway catalog from Nebraska or visit their site, I've built a few "T" buckets and their stuff is good and not overpriced. I have a 27 Tub in the planning stages now.
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You ever heard of the HAMB (HokeyAss Message Board) bulletin board? Lot's of builders with a ton of knowledge on that site. Go there and lurk for awhile then join and introduce yourself and your project. You'll get some good help over there...

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Look at the bottom of the screen and click on HAMB.


Lurk and learn........... then join and do a decent introduction. You WILL get flamed and get NO respect from that bunch IF you do not do it that way.

HAMBers look at the forum board as a Garage. You do not just walk in, butt in and drink beverages out of the Fridge. Show a little respect, tell them a little about yourself, your project and your goals. Do not try to BS these guys. You will be deadmeat.

Be aware that some HAMBers use profanity on screen, poke fun at each other (crudely by some standards) and delight in pushing "your buttons".

There are also some very smart and well educated people on the HAMB. Magazine editors, GoodGuys paid staff, book authors (car related) and show promoters.

Your project will fit right in on the HAMB.........lots of T's and lots of knowledge.


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It appears to me that you're putting your car together with whatever is free (you already have laying around) or donated to the cause regardless of the compatibility of the parts.
AND, there's nothing wrong with that, it makes for interesting cars when done safely and stylishly.
Let's talk about wire wheels. Ford used wire wheels from 1926-1935. The 1935 wheels are 16". This is probably what you have. Please note they use the 5 on 5 1/2" bolt pattern used on Ford cars thru 1948 and on Ford pickups up through maybe even now! To be used safely on a modern rearend they must have a spacer between the inside wheel flange and the drum.
I've written a rather lengthy post on Ford front ends for your information at your other post.
There is a bunch of interesting speed equipment available for the slant six so that could be cool!
You have the opportunity to make a really unique vehicle here so be careful about how things go together stylistically amd make something neat!
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