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VICTORIA, BC

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Hey folks!

Partially in response to what immense fun I had at the Picton races in May, and the fact that my dad has got back into building hotrods in a big way, when I got home to BC I started looking for some kind of project; Here is the project that found me:

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I'm not super experienced, so progress is going to be slow.

Primarily going to leave it ratty, but needs to be much more functional than current. 

Engine is a Mercury 460 (+.030);

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Anyway, just wanted to show that, and get a thread started for it. Anyone know any super-friendly (and patient) gear-heads on Vancouver Island?

Scott

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-- Edited by Lonemonk on Friday 6th of July 2012 12:40:25 PM



-- Edited by Lonemonk on Friday 6th of July 2012 02:24:21 PM

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NORTH BAY, ONT

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Cool looking project there lonemonk!!

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VICTORIA, BC

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Yes, there is that. It would be pretty damn bone-rattling if I drove it like this....

So far the engine vitals are looking ok, so I'm feeling good about that.

Probably a few weeks away from start attempt

 



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Cool....looks like that front suspension might be just a bit stiff though.

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ONTARIO

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Wild ride man.

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According to the numbers, engine is Lincoln 1971-1973.

Super clean and well-oiled inside every orifice I can open up without immediately needing new gaskets.

Whoever put this engine away did so with some care and an obvious intention to make it run again in future.

 

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This is a cool project! Congrats man! Keep us up to date... good luck with the engine too!

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Had my first start on the truck yesterday. Link is for the fourth/final start of the day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9i8ZAe6CNc&feature=plcp

 



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Sorry can't get the link to work BUT that frt. ends GOTTA GO!!! Not only, no suspension, but no strength in the brkts. holding it to frame, no "gussett's either!!! WHOA SCARY!!!!

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Sweet truck   I love it   what color you painting it?  wink

 

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Lonemonk wrote:

 

Had my first start on the truck yesterday. Link is for the fourth/final start of the day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9i8ZAe6CNc&feature=plcp

 


         Sounds good     Good looking mechanic wink



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The name "Hot Rod Lincoln " comes to mind.

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CLINTON, ONT

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Wish I could find a project like that in Ontario  



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It does sound good!

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VICTORIA, BC

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No doubt about the front end dualquadpete, but right now I am only focusing on the engine. All other stuff is going to have to wait until next year. That's just the way the previous builder mocked it up so that it would sit on wheels.

 



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Second day-Last start:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFyjEBRyTlY

A little more hesitation on the upper revs, but it hasnt been tuned in years. I'll fix that when I get it out in spring again. Time this year has caught up with me.

Found the source of the white smoke. The tubing for PCV valve doesn't reach so as RPMs go up, more back gases get released.



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Are you just going to "clip it"    (add front end complete from other truck)



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I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do with frontend yet; That kind of work isnt really my forte. I have some ideas from a car my dad is currently building, but I dunno. 

Your idea does sound like an interesting method though. No matter what, I want the suspension to be uncomplicated. This is never going to be a car driven into the city; Actual 'comfort' is kinda out of the question.



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