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    1955 Buick Special

    More updates including the shiney new brakes. More or less finished the drivers side now just copy it all on the passenger side.
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    1955 Buick Special

    Now for the fun stuff. Fabricated up the air ride mounts for the front and rear. Next is the compressor and lines and I will be air riding!
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    1955 Buick Special

    Got a little distracted this last weekend by resurecting my old minibike for my kids. It is a 49cc bike that is a riot to ride. Just needed to clean up the carb and she ran like a dream again after 10 years sitting.
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    1955 Buick Special

    Here was the progress today. Finished the four link and ran the diff up and down from normal height to full slammed height. It goes through the motion great and the pinion angle is good throughout.
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    1955 Buick Special

    We have an older camper we plan on painting to match the car when it is done. Someday I want an airstream but they are quite pricey.
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    1955 Buick Special

    So Photbucket says my bandwidth is exceeded and I need to pay to upgrade... Most other forums give hte option to upload locally now, not here though... Trying a new site.
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    1955 Buick Special

    So back from the dead. I was gone for a few years to Texas for work but am home making progress on this one. Pulled the stock nailhead, dropped in the Hemi and finished all the mounts for it. Last night I pulled the stock rear end and torque tube out and am gettting ready to fit the Ford 8.8”...
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    1929 Willys Whippet (Mid mount turbo)

    Not much progress on the car but today was the first day of tangible progress on my shop. After being in permit (Development and Building) limbo for 8 months everything finally went through. Started today with a rented bobcat to work at leveling the pad for the shop. It was about 3' difference...
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    1929 Willys Whippet (Mid mount turbo)

    It is blowing down not sucking up so I don't think it will be too bad. Max it should ever see is around 120 degrees F.
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    1929 Willys Whippet (Mid mount turbo)

    Worked on a few items today, I started by modifying the stock hard pipe coming up to the turbo, it took 3 cuts and some welding but I am happy with it. Next I made a flange and dump tube off the wastegate that dumps under the bottom of the frame facing back. Next was the air-water IC, I had to...
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    1929 Willys Whippet (Mid mount turbo)

    I am thinking it would be hard to get the pipe routed into the exhaust decently due to the space restrictions (it would need to tie in above the flex joint). My neon just dumped it straight down through a pipe that just took it below body line level. I may do that here too.
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    Ownership Verified: 1931 Plymouth Coupe

    There is a ton of emotions that come with the car but my favorite part and what makes me want to keep it is the feeling you get when you drive around in it. You are a local celebrity no matter where you are, people look and wave, kids yell, people take pictures, everyone gives you a thumbs up...
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    1929 Willys Whippet (Mid mount turbo)

    I started with a few of the easier things on my list. I plumbed all the fuel lines with -6 AN lines and added a fuel pressure gauge on the fuel rail. Next up was plumbing the oil lines to the turbo which required making a new flange for the feed which I added a -6 fitting to, then plumbing out...
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    The "i made dis" thread

    My gravel driveway was getting pretty beat in and weedy/muddy. Built a little drag out of 100% scrap metal I had laying around to pull with my lawn mower. I have a 200lb weight I set on top. It has small rebar tines that dig in pretty well!
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    Ownership Verified: 1931 Plymouth Coupe

    Car was my dad's who passed away very suddenly in May this year. It sat since then and I passively tried to sell it.... The last few times I was home I had driven it around a few times and my mom surprised me by saying it is mine if I wanted it. So I guess I just inherited a badass hotrod...
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