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Re: ADOR's Hot Rods

Post  Iago on Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:34 pm

90% sounds about as decisive as a colour decision can ever get.
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Post  East on Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:01 pm

Starting to think you need some inspiration



I just remembered why I always wanted a sun tach
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Post  Iago on Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:44 pm

That movie gives me a different kind of inspiration. More towards filmmaking than cars!
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Post  ADOR on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:19 pm

I love that movie. It's been the inspiration for my 55 Chevy. I did have a 454 to put in it, but had to let it go during the last divorce. I already had the running 350 in the car with a ton of high performance parts for it. The 454 was a complete running short block that needed the top end redone. I have enough on my 55 done right now I could put tags on it and drive it, but I have some body work I would like to redo before I put it on the road.
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Post  ADOR on Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:41 pm

Been a busy week on the 52 Ford. I had a chance to take it up to a friend that has the local muffler shop. Me and him have both been working on it in between his regular muffler work. His welder is a hell of a lot better than mine and having a lift in his shop helped a LOT. Got engine and trans relocated a 1-1/2" back and 1-1/2 down deeper into the frame. Set up proper drive shaft angle. Welded the mounts into place, found out the mini start I had wouldn't clear the new headers, got new starter that would work. New shocks, installed master cylinder and plumbed in the new front disk brakes, waiting on a hose to finish up the rear brakes. Short oil filter to clear the frame, welded up a lot of little pin holes, grafted 54 Ford frame horns where someone in the past torched off the originals. Still got some work to make them work with my bumper but now I have something to work with. Installed new rear bumper to check the fit, still need to clean it up. While it was up on the rack got the start of the new exhaust installed. He still has the pick up bed working on replacing a few things on it before we re-install it and finish the exhaust. Finishing up the brakes Monday when my parts come in. Then on to the wiring harness and getting it cranked.









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Post  ADOR on Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:11 pm



Rear hardlines run, Monday my rear rubber line should be in.

Spoon pedal installed.



Got the throttle cable installed. Need a longer rear stud so I can shim the mount on the carb up some.

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Post  East on Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:37 pm

Frame horns get bent up?
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Post  ADOR on Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:42 pm

The original owner cut them off with a torch, I am not sure why unless he wanted a bumperless truck????
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Post  East on Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:58 pm

The work looks really clean.
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Post  ADOR on Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:38 pm

I got my friend at his muffler shop to do it. He use to be a pipeline welder. He likes all his stuff to be straight and perfect, lol.
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Post  ADOR on Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:35 am

Needing some more parts, headed to the junk yard so I can finish this.



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Post  East on Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:44 am

Nice, what other models / years can you steal brake components off of?
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Post  ADOR on Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:41 pm

Back from the junkyard and picking the kids up at school. Got just about everything I needed. NAPA will have the other parts in the morning.
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Post  East on Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:57 pm

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Post  ADOR on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:19 am

Sure put something good up when I am back at work and can't watch it, lol.
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Post  ADOR on Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:32 pm

I have had a LOT of extra time home. They swapped rigs I was on so it's still going to be the 15th of May before I go back to work so I have had over a month to get some stuff done and the wife even helped after we redid the kitchen. Everything she wanted except the cabinets. It's nice to have some one who likes cars as well.

I have been working on and off on the 52 Ford F1 and got it where it will crank and run like my 2005 dodge. The engine was originally a 89 standard output 5.0 from a Lincoln town car. It got shorty headers, 2.5" dual exhaust (no H pipe yet, but soon) and stainless magnaflow mufflers. A edelbrock streetmaster 289 intake from the gas crunch 70. It's a single plane high rise but unlike that style intake usually is it's a good lower rpm intake with small ports. It also has a vintage MSD 6A with Mallory coil. I was running a Edelbrock carb on it but I would get it running right, then go to work, come back home and it would be running like crap again. I went through three used carbs in my collection, but think I have it sorted now. I wound up getting a super deal on a 1993 Holley pro jection Alpha-N EFI system. I have it up and running well. I have even left it alone for about a week and it cranks no later than the second try. I had to swap back to my holley blue pump and add a return line to it. Finally found a old style looking seat cover for cheap as well. This should be the year it hits the road. Down to wipers, testing the brakes at high speed 55-70 mph to make sure they are up too the task. I am running a manual master under the floor. IF not I already have a swinging pedal and brake booster set up from a F250. I just have to drill and install with a fire wall brace. Two new tires on the front. Then finish up the body work and paint along with covering the interior panels I made. And new glass. About 500 for all the glass so it's not that bad.

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I finally got time to even get the F4TE camshaft from the junkyard. It's close in power to the GT cam and a large step up from my Base roller cam. It's dyno proven to make over 300 hp with at least gt40 heads. I pulled the heads off late last year and already have them put up for when I swap everything out.

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The wife didn't have a hot rod so I made a deal with my dad to get back my old Comet GT. It's a 72 model. I use to street race the hell out of that car. Ran it for years with a aluminum 2v intake I ported then opened up the butterfly holes so the big 430 cfm motorcraft 2-v would fit on it correctly. It all looked like a stock 2v then but would run like hell. It was side exit exhaust as well. She wanted a 67 to 73 camaro but it's not in the budget right now. But before I had done this she said she like the body style a lot.

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I didn't realize it had a leak and about half of each side of the front floorboards were rusted out. I had metal put up so I got all of that out, cut out the floors and replaced them. We fixed cracks in the dash with fiberglass bondo and resanded. Buffed the new floors, primed then covered in spray on bed liner. From there on I got a lot of extra jute I had and added sound deadner. She doesn't really plan on racing it. She didn't like the tach and a few other mods I had to it I had to undo. All the doors and trim was sanded and repainted. And we recarpted it with the cheap 10 dollar a roll carpet. My dad had the seats redone about 5 years ago so that wasn't a issue. Later on she wants to paint the car in a burnt copper color. I did a lot of clean up wiring, fired the alternator getting in a hurry. It still had a amp meter in it, not a volt meter. I hooked it up directly to the volt meter. After installing a new alternator and regulator all was well. Redid the radio wiring, installed a cheap amp and have it were she can plug her phone in and play music from that. Got a small speaker box in the back for now.

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She is keeping the interior brown and black. The leak on the windshield hasn't been fixed yet, but it needs a new windshiled and headliner. Going to do all that at once. It's under the car port now so it's not really a issue.


After those I went to crank my 4x4. Either a rat or wind had took the trash bag off of the air cleaner. The hood ends right over the carb and we had had about 3 weeks of rain on and off. So yep. It was stuck and had water in the oil. I pulled the plugs and oiled it up and the next day me and dad got it broke free. Turns out only one cylinder was affected. My endoscope came in handy for that.

After that I aired up the tires and rolled it into the shop. Two of the all terrains were bad so I pulled all of them off and put the 35" tires that came on the truck back on for now. I got another set of 31" mud grips but I have to get them busted off of chevy 6 bolt rims first. Been working on getting it back running. Finally got it where it would fire up and run for a minute and die. Decided yesterday to pull a plug wire and check the spark. It was weak as hell. I put a spare duraspark box I had on it and got the same thing. Checking the coil it seems it was getting hotter than it should so I swapped it for a spare Accel super coil I had and it fired up better.

Today I went though all of my stuff and chose the Jacobs electronics millagemaster CD box and Jacobs ultra coil. It fires up right away now. No more weak spark at all. I have pulled the junk 2v off of it and put a holley 2v from a running 460 in the junk yard but it has issue ( the carb sat in the yard on that motor for a little over a year). It sat too long and this newer gas has turned to varnish in it stopping up jets, etc. I pulled it and cleaned it but it still has issue I hope to get straight tomorrow so it will idle. Right now it acts like it keeps running out of gas.

During all this time I found the brakes were locked up and had dirt dobber nests in them. They were dragging bad. All of that is fixed now. I put on a set of door locks and have found one colum with key still in the junk yard and will be grabbing it next weekend or the middle of this week. Also on my parts list is a set of F250 2wd front springs. They will lift my 4x4 2" in the font, or I may just get some 2" coil spacers to help clear the 35" tires. Someone had already had 4" worth of blocks in the back so that end is fine for now, but the blocks are stacked. So I am on the look out for a junked F350 they have 4" blocks with bump stop on them factory.

I cleaned out all the fuel lines, found out the fuel pump had gone bad and cleaned out the gas tank. I wound up having to take it to the car wash and just sticking the wand in there to get all the crap out. The dipstick tube has been broke for years also. So I cut the bad part off and found out it was just a standard 3/8" tube. I cut my own from tube and joined it together with a compressing fitting. Got to clean up the winch mount and mount the 8000 lbs warn winch I have. While charging the battery I pulled the dash and installed a 6 x 9 in the factory location and found a old am/fm radio to install for now. They have a nice everyday 20 dollar radio at walmart that is am/fm but no cd. It takes sd card or usb.

After getting this one back running I will be getting back on doing a few things to the 55 chevy finish radiator install and fire it up, or carb work that is needed on a 110 three wheeler and my mule. All of them will be kept in the drive way then. I put down two loads of rocks when I moved in. I can park three wide and three deep, lol.

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Post  mrblur on Sun May 01, 2016 4:04 pm

thanks for sharing, that's some awesome work. Shocked
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Post  ADOR on Sun May 01, 2016 8:15 pm



I need one like this.
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Post  mrblur on Sun May 01, 2016 9:02 pm

ADOR wrote:

I need one like this.

Is that a Tamiya R/C truck full scale.
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Post  ADOR on Tue May 03, 2016 11:42 am

It may be, drop a V8 into it and it would be real fun RC at full scale.
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Post  Iago on Mon May 09, 2016 2:59 am

Good work. Do you have pictures of finished projects? (And how many acres do you own to keep all these things?)
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Post  Seamaster on Mon May 09, 2016 4:19 pm

Colour me impressed . . .
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Post  ADOR on Mon May 09, 2016 11:11 pm

I do have finished project pictures but none uploaded. Most of my old pictures are before digital was for everyone. This will be the third redo for that comet GT since I have had it. I got pictures of it nearly totaled before I got it and it was put back together then. The little red express has been redone once, just about ready to be redone again as well. On another redo on my 67 mustang. Last real pictures I took of it, it still had the straight 6 in it. It's a v8 car now. We got the disk brake conversion half way done. Got some new ball joints to redo. Then I got to redo some brake lines, master cylinder converstion to disk and new valve for disk/drum not drum/drum configuration.

So the only ones not running right now are my 34 ford and the 26 T.
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Post  Iago on Sun May 22, 2016 6:14 pm

We are perfectly happy viewing scanned prints of older pictures!
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