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Old 12-29-2013, 01:06 PM   #101
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Made some progress on the 31 project yesterday. We made our firewall from various other firewall to fit because originally the body was narrowed 6 inches so the Duval windshield would look appropriate to the body lines. Next I will make the rest of the firewall once I have the template made. Inside the body I had to cut part of the floor board for the driveshaft hoop to fit.

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Old 01-02-2014, 11:08 AM   #102
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I did accomplish a lot these past few days the firewall was the main area I wanted to get done and was able to fit the steering column as well. I have my parts from Speedway arriving this afternoon and wanted the firewall completed.

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Old 01-28-2014, 10:50 AM   #103
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A few updates the firewall is done also installed the Beehive oil filter I will have to modify the bracket so the filter is level because of the firewall is at an angle. Also made the wood floor for the inside of the car with 3/4 plywood that will be painted black with a rubber mat sitting on top. The seats I bought at Bass Pro shop and they will be redone in black with gold stiching with the V8 logo in the center also in gold. The body will be done in flat black with the Duval windshield polish brass the engine will be painted in gold close match to the windshield frame. The headlight buckets are going and be gloss black and the headlight rings in brass the fuel tank is the oval style and will be painted gloss black with the brass straps. Dash panel gloss black with the gold style gauges. I will be posting more pictures as I move along.

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Old 07-12-2015, 01:18 AM   #104
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Hopefully I will be posting some pictures of where I stand today. We just moved this past year to Queen Creek AZ where we have a bigger home and I have a 1,000 square feet garage.I will be posting soon.


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Old 07-12-2015, 03:04 PM   #105
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Frenchy,

I've wondering how you and your son were coming along on your build. I liked what you did for the windshield frame and I think your welding/fabrication is first rate.

Looking forward to more pictures. Congratulations on the new "shop".

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Old 07-15-2015, 12:23 AM   #106
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Thanks Dick for the heads up. I have not been at any shows for the last year because we were moving. I hope to get back at it soon..


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Old 12-19-2015, 11:17 AM   #107
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Here is the 31 as of today in the new garage. I have been working on my Belly Tanker and switching back and forth on the 31 just keeping me busy now that I am retired.

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Old 03-03-2019, 10:05 AM   #108
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It has been a few years since i have worked on the 28 so this week did some work getting the exhaust all lined up and marking before welding them up . Once the exhaust is done I will be removing the body to start on the body work and build the engine !!


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Old 03-03-2019, 10:07 AM   #109
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A few more pictures of the progress !!


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Old 03-03-2019, 03:25 PM   #110
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Frenchy, what with your belly tank project and your other things....life would be sweet if work didn't get in the way!!! Your '28 is going to be "sweet"!!



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Old 03-03-2019, 06:27 PM   #111
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Frenchy, Exactly how much did you cut your radiator shell. Looks like you are doing a great Job, keep up the good work!!

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Old 03-04-2019, 08:04 AM   #112
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as i understand it, the merc heads have a bigger combustion chamber than the ford heads. if you use the ford 3 3/4" ford crank and merc heads you are losing compression. i believe the merc 4" crank with ford EAB heads, gives you a nice boost over the ford crank, merc heads. i'm sure others can respond with more knowledge than me.
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:16 AM   #113
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I was hoping to maybe mill the Mercury heads to match the cc in the chambers of the Ford?


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Old 01-12-2020, 10:45 AM   #114
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Working on the exhaust system now so I can remove the body and start building the engine. But I am also building a Belly Tanker for the street .


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