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04-19-2014 09:16 AM
35terraplane If the louvers were glassed in you would have trouble from the git go. glass will not bond to metal, the metal will start moving around between the glass causing all kinds of problems.

There is a two part epoxy that they use on corvettes that works great, only problem it comes in 55 gal. barrels. If you have a shop around that works on corvettes you might be able to get some. It is not cheap about $100 a quart, for both the epoxy and harder, it is a one to one mix. So you get a half gallon for a $100 bucks.

I used it quite a bit on mine, and a little goes a long way. To get a flush fit you have to grind into the glass on the hood a little deeper than the metal then put a thin layer of the epoxy down, lay the metal in there, and epoxy over. Don't put it too thick as this stuff is like metal when it gets hard.

You can grind it with 36 grit paper and it will spark like metal. Very hard to work with but it does the trick. I had the name and numbers on my computer but when I got a new computers they got lost, so I will have to get someone to go up in my shop and get me the numbers.

Bob
04-19-2014 06:45 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by chphlds View Post
yeah,thats what I am having him do now,
but with the labor involved,it would have been
cheaper if I could have found a used hood. thanks
Not necessarily. Like Poncho said, they have been out of business for a while and finding a good hood would be difficult, time consuming and probably expensive. You're better off with the route your on.
04-19-2014 06:27 AM
chphlds
street beast hood

yeah,thats what I am having him do now,
but with the labor involved,it would have been
cheaper if I could have found a used hood. thanks
04-19-2014 04:17 AM
daves 34
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Originally Posted by chphlds View Post
hey guys,
anyone know where I can find a hood for
my 34 street beast?took my old hood to the body
shop to repair a few cracks around the louvers,
and it turned into a night mare.the body shop guy
stripped the hood,fixed the cracks.set the hood back
on the place to repaint,and it cracked again!!he said
that the louvers being metal and the hood fiberglass
caused it to crack.he now wants to take out the louvers,
put the hood on the car,and fiberglass in the holes.
I already owe him over 200 dollars.if I could just find
another street beast hood,it would be cheaper.
appreciate any help.
Idea for you, remove the louvers and have in glass in the hood
04-18-2014 07:54 AM
poncho62 Gonna be a tough one, since they are out of business.....You will likely be further ahead to do as the body guy says

I am moving this post to the Street Beast thread.....someone there may know something more than me
04-18-2014 07:45 AM
chphlds
34 street beast

hey guys,
anyone know where I can find a hood for
my 34 street beast?took my old hood to the body
shop to repair a few cracks around the louvers,
and it turned into a night mare.the body shop guy
stripped the hood,fixed the cracks.set the hood back
on the place to repaint,and it cracked again!!he said
that the louvers being metal and the hood fiberglass
caused it to crack.he now wants to take out the louvers,
put the hood on the car,and fiberglass in the holes.
I already owe him over 200 dollars.if I could just find
another street beast hood,it would be cheaper.
appreciate any help.
04-17-2014 09:01 AM
35terraplane Dave I think IMO you should have a shroud on it, I will bet that will take care of the over heating. I would put a 190 stat in it, you need to slow the water down so it can get cooled in the Rad.. A lot of guys go smaller on the stat. that the water goes through too fast to get cooled.

Bob
04-16-2014 04:06 AM
daves 34
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Originally Posted by 35terraplane View Post
Dave I have a mustang rad. in mine and Walker use to make a rad. just for the SB.

Bob
I did get a rad from walker, better but still runs hot, new rad, new water pump, 160 and 185 thermostat, new cooling fan 3300 cfm fan is installed as a puller , check timing,8 degrees, new plugs, ign wires ,cap rotor converted to HEI. most was done before I knew I had an over heat problem, I am replaceing the EGR valve it is leaking.chevy 350 1973 engine. was at 240 while driving now down to 200 and I do not have air conditioning yet. I am also using the temp gauge on the dash and a hand held temp gun.
04-15-2014 12:08 PM
35terraplane Dave I have a mustang rad. in mine and Walker use to make a rad. just for the SB.

Bob
04-07-2014 03:37 PM
daves 34
street beast Radiator help

I need some info and or pictures if you can help, 1934 ford 3 window coupe, overheating. My radiator is 16 inch by 16 inch that is core only the tanks make it a little bigger, I see I should have a radiator 27 tall, it must slant back or it would hit the rack and pinion steering.

Thank you
Dave
04-04-2014 08:34 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by daves 34 View Post
I am still learning to use this site.
Just an FYI Dave, I use photobucket when I post pix......
04-04-2014 11:01 AM
daves 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by daves 34 View Post
Sorry about that I can not seem to get it right.
I am still learning to use this site.
04-03-2014 02:03 PM
daves 34
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Originally Posted by CrashFarmer2 View Post
I had to make the pictures bigger to see it.
Sorry about that I can not seem to get it right.
04-03-2014 01:59 PM
35terraplane My car didn't have a lower cover it was like a stock car. That must have been something that they came out with later.

Bob
04-03-2014 05:57 AM
CrashFarmer2 I had to make the pictures bigger to see it.
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