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M4wdFab

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project: 1949 FlatShopRat
« on: January 24, 2017, 09:41:37 AM »
newly procured project. 
determined power train is a bit loose for a buggy motor.  rolls coal great though!


07' van / chassis dual rear wheel, 589K miles on a DBW 6.0, 4l80e
we pulled the box for a shed, and now it sits.
looking for a 1930's-60's complete cab with title
and will flatbed it.

plan to use van floor and firewall, mate it to the doner cab.  source seats and interior mismatch it.   
crawler hauler potential
« Last Edit: June 08, 2017, 09:29:29 AM by M4wdFab »

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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 09:44:52 AM »
probably needs boost. well run in. just a couple PSI to bump the CR back up :)
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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 10:33:27 PM »

M4wdFab

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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 02:20:10 PM »
might have to scrap this project with town issues thanks to tenants. 


boo.

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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 02:42:11 PM »
i have places you can stash if needed
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

M4wdFab

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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 07:37:59 PM »
unit currently powering a 10K inverter and my apartment haha


no power since about 2pm in Henrietta

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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 08:50:49 AM »
might have to add a high idle feature to this unit

having trouble keeping up with a 1200watt space heater. 

mr.mindless

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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 09:04:31 AM »
shame the Honda is in UT.
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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 09:33:45 AM »
Ground the ECM AC trigger? It'll give you at least 100 rpm.
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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 09:50:22 AM »
i thought about that but it was cold and the dash is all butchered with no HVAC functionality. 

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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 10:12:32 AM »
vice grips on throttle cable?
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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2017, 12:09:01 PM »
drive by wire or it would have gotten a screwdriver uder the idle stop. 

will manage!

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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2017, 10:57:14 AM »
spencer sent over this one this morning.  hmm.  looks annoying to appear in my lot.  would have a hard time not just wanting to get it running being 4x4.  case and drive shafts out, glass and cab good. 

https://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/6057761561.html 

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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2017, 11:41:13 AM »
That old chassis is about useless. You'll spend way too much time on it.
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Re: project: FlatShopRat
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2017, 03:42:33 PM »
that thing has been sitting in that spot for a long time..
the whole time i worked at that factory in macedon it was there
drove by it almost every day