Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Projects Section / Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Last post by gif on January 20, 2021, 11:36:23 PM »
Rolling chassis status.    Through bolts are 5/8" grade 8.

I didnt like the traditional single shear lower mount these type of hot rods use.  So I milled out a chunk of 2" X 1.5"  1" plate and then drill a 5/"8 through hole.
I dont think those will break off.



2
Projects Section / Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Last post by gif on January 18, 2021, 11:38:48 PM »
4 link mocked up.   Lower axle tabs are 3/8" plate.   All other tabs are 1/4".  Lower Heim joints are 7/8"  Uppers are 3/4"   All tube is 1.375x.188 wall DOM.  All through bolts are 1/2" Grade 8.   



3
Projects Section / Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Last post by gif on January 18, 2021, 11:28:04 PM »
Started the 4 link with a truss.   4" x 3/8" plate.   Strong and keeps the profile low.



4
Wanted / 8x6.5s with 33s Es
« Last post by M4wdFab on January 18, 2021, 06:13:15 PM »
looking for a set (4) of 33s or so on chevy 8 x6.5 lug  steels or bro wheels e rated
5
Projects Section / Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Last post by M4wdFab on January 17, 2021, 10:09:41 PM »
cool stuff.  no power steering needed i guess makes sense nice
6
Projects Section / Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Last post by Wingman on January 17, 2021, 12:12:35 PM »
Kit to delete PS pump and move ALT.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BELT-PULLEY-Set-for-LS-Power-Steering-Delete-Setup-Alternator-Only/143811633673?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I hope that works for you. I had issues on the Willys with the tensioner not being right after the alternator. The belt would slip/squeal on the alt pulley and flap after. The tensioner just couldn't do its job efficiently enough.

Fail:
7
Projects Section / Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Last post by gif on January 17, 2021, 11:51:35 AM »
I have acquired a low profile oil pan and intake.
Kit to delete PS pump and move ALT.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BELT-PULLEY-Set-for-LS-Power-Steering-Delete-Setup-Alternator-Only/143811633673?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

looking good.  truck intake/oil pan, and acc mounting style going to work?  they are pretty tall
8
Projects Section / Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Last post by M4wdFab on January 17, 2021, 09:42:57 AM »
looking good.  truck intake/oil pan, and acc mounting style going to work?  they are pretty tall
9
Projects Section / Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Last post by gif on January 16, 2021, 10:28:11 PM »
With the front suspension sorted out its time to move to the rear suspension. 
The plan is again for a triangulated 4 link, this time with hot rod style coilovers.


10
Projects Section / Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Last post by gif on January 16, 2021, 09:56:41 PM »
Version 3 took a lot of brain cells and time on the mill.   This setup puts the spring under the grill.  Doing this means that the shackle mounts now have to be on the wishbones.  This is called a suicide mount because if something fails there is nothing to catch the frame from hitting the ground!  So to be a safe as possible I milled the mounts out of 1/2" plate and in a shape that captures the whole wishbone and still looks like it belongs on a 1930 car. I plan to add some bracing when I do finish welding.  Doing this shortened the wheelbase 5"







Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10