They're still out there waiting in the back corner of a Barn near you

Discussion in 'The "Pure" Stockers' started by Tom Miller, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

  2. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    Agreed - looks like someone was getting ready to paint it...glad they got stopped.

    I'd love to know how the 425/400 setup runs, or how it's set up - no engine pics...

    Hell, a CA rust free 52 Olds Club coupe with NO drivetrain or race history has to be worth all of 5400.00, at least to a rust-belter like me....
  3. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    new brakes

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  4. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    blasted,turned,painted,and I machined them for 4 3/4 bolt circle

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  5. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    and the wheel/tire/drum combo

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  6. SteeveeDee

    SteeveeDee Orange Acres

    I'm not sure that the paint you used on the drums will dissipate heat properly on a (or several) hard stop(s). Something to think about. You've got a nice looking car.
  7. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Its o.k., then they will match the rest of the car. That's the beauty of building something like this, nothing has to be nice or it doesn't "fit" the car.
  8. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    That wheel/tire combination is perfect.....what are you doing for the rears?
  9. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Steel wheels painted the darker green(cove color) with the white wall cheater slicks.
  10. fjr340gts

    fjr340gts Grocery Getter

    They were somewhere in Ohio as I recall seeing license plate frames with the Remlinger name on them when visiting my brother in the Cleveland area. Never took the time to look them up.
  11. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Here are the motor mounts.
    I *just* got done welding the motor mount perches to the frame.
    Someone asked me to post photo's,so here they are.

    I mocked the engine up with Ram Air Restoration RAIII manifolds, and they clear the steering box,but it's tight,and I had to trim the upper control arm near the bushing on the passenger side just a little.

    The mounts on the block I made from 3 1/2" C channel, and trimmed 1 side off, making it look like a letter "P" when looking down, or a reversed "P" on the driver side. They are 9" long and will have a dual bolt pattern drilled to go on both old, and newer blocks.

    The frame perches were made from 3" C channel, and I rounded the front near the rubber mount.
    The rubber mounts are some core support bushings I had for an "A" body, and I made a hardened steel bushing/sleeve to go between the block mount and perch. If this rubber is too squishy, I have some hard durometer rubber at work that I can make some new ones from.
    That's all for today, making the trans mount/cross member is next.

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  12. pegleg

    pegleg Well-Known Member

    Remlinger was Canton Ohio, some 60 miles south of Cleveland. We moved there in 1957 or 58 from Michigan.
  13. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    Tom - Are you sticking with the 370, or going later model 389/400/421/455?
  14. Jeremy McNicol

    Jeremy McNicol We had a good time

    I believe Tom was thinking 400 or 455

    A 364 LS with custom valve covers and a carb would be cool, but I've been on a LS kick
  15. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

  16. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Loch Ness Monster

    Bought some Sanderson headers for a 67-69 Firebird, and had to modify the steering column just a bit for clearance, along with the upper A arm on the passenger side with a mild depression in the first tube.
    Made the trans cross member, and made the original shift linkage work with a custom lower shift shaft bracket.
    Made the transmission cross member.
    Modified the inside of the trans tunnel(X frame car) and installed a 1 piece Drive shaft.

    Time to pull the engine apart and get it ready to run.

    These Sanderson headers are the first set of Headers I've bought in over 15 years:eek2:

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  17. Chris Jones

    Chris Jones Pit bicycles rule!

    Nice work, Tom.

    Are you gonna get that other yellow car ready for June?
    With your mild depression and custom lower shift shaft, it could be a challenge.
    You can do it.
  18. Tom Cannon

    Tom Cannon Well-Known Member

    "They're still out there waiting in the back corner of a Barn near you"

    God I hope so cause that's where I left em'

  19. mcford

    mcford Well-Known Member

    Hoarder :bla:
  20. SmallHurst

    SmallHurst The Polyglas Pimp!

    My folks have the barn, but it only has a Model A stake bed dually hiding in it.:Dou:

    Tom, you have a problem...... a good problem, but still a problem!!!! At least you have them in shelter!!!:TU:

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