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Pulled Nuthin’ Special out

Post by Powerwagonmaniac1 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:27 am

Well finally got my new shop leak free. Rich and I brought Nuthin’ Special back to its new home. Now Carston, Rich and I can get it ready to tour this season. We are talking about doing a run up to Timberline lodge on Mount Hood this summer.
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Re: Pulled Nuthin’ Special out

Post by RustyFords » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:08 am

Nice....looking forward to seeing more of it.
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Post by 46woodduck » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:23 am

I drove up to the lodge on Mount Hood back in 1976 when I was up in McMinnville with the company I worked for at the time. If I remember right it was in June and there was still quite a bit of snow. Beautiful place. Seems like it would be much more fun in a Model T then in the car we had rented.
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Re: Pulled Nuthin’ Special out

Post by Powerwagonmaniac1 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:05 am

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so we took nuthin’ Special to the pinewood derby today. Found out I have a warped exhaust manifold. No matter how I put it on it would not line up. Anyone have a good straight exaust manifold?

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Post by Duey_C » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:22 pm

Good to see you're getting your shop up to task and to see Nuthin' Special out and about!
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Post by Tim Williams » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:18 pm

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Re: Pulled Nuthin’ Special out

Post by Tim Williams » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:19 pm

Previous pic is T bone and nuthin special


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Re: Pulled Nuthin’ Special out

Post by Powerwagonmaniac1 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:14 am

Tim nice looking picture of T-bone and Nuthin’ Special. I want to thank Donnie Brown for the exhaust manifold. I will post pictures this weekend when we put it on. Also have a high flow intake manifold as well to mount up.Clayton,Rich and Tim hopefully can come and oversee Carston an my progress. We will let them supervise as we work.
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Post by Powerwagonmaniac1 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:42 am

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Re: Pulled Nuthin’ Special out

Post by Tim Williams » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:49 pm

What day are you doing that Chris? Saturday or Sunday? Got T bone running. It was the fuel pump switch.


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Re: Pulled Nuthin’ Special out

Post by George Andreasen » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:22 pm

Been waiting for an update on your project..........and you done proud! The smile on that boy's face says it all.


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Post by Powerwagonmaniac1 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:10 pm

Tim will be there Saturday. Have to go in the morning early and pickup Rich’s Ruckstell and bring it up to the farm so we can clean and repaint it. Also going to I stall a new hi flow intake manifold I got from Clayton and a straight exhaust manifold Donnie brown gave Carston and I to fix the exhaust leak. Come on up lots to do not enough time.

George sorry for no updates for so long. We had to move our shop and my new building I put up at my friend Ed’s place leaked like a sieve. So now I am starting in on stuf again.thanks for following along and look for more updates soon.


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Re: Pulled Nuthin’ Special out

Post by Daniel828 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:34 pm

Hi Tim. Love that car. I’m building a similar speedster A real cutdown, no body etc.
Do you have any write up about the build on that car?
Oh and nuthin special is awesome too @powerwagonmaniac1


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Re: Pulled Nuthin’ Special out

Post by Tim Williams » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:05 pm

Daniel,
I actually bought the car like that. it is roughly a 6" drop. the cut was made on the frame right by the fuel tank. I would not recommend dropping that low. The oil drain plug will scrape a speed bump. My opinion is 3 - 4" drop would be plenty. Front end is a suicide style. I will be happy to answer any further questions if you have some.

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Post by Daniel828 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:57 pm

Thanks Tim
Mines not going o be that low. I’m using the Z brackets from eBay, on the back
And the front is lowered a la Claytons style tha he and Chris used on the Becker special
I have one more question. Do You know the seats that are used on your car?
They look like a dirt track race car seat or something?

Here’s a pic of my front end Still got a ways to go
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Post by Powerwagonmaniac1 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:13 am

Gee that front end looks familiar! Glad we are still inspiring. Any mor pics of your speedster? I love it.


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Post by Daniel828 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:23 pm

I’ll get some more pics tomorrow. Only the front half is together. I just finished rebuilding the rear from a bunch of parts from different rears. Lol. It’s ready to go in the car but my OT Oldsmobile needs the heads redone and that job got moved to the front burner so the T is back burnered It’s how it goes sometimes


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Post by Daniel828 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:24 pm

And yes you and Clayton have been a big inspiration from completely across the country


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Post by Powerwagonmaniac1 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:48 am

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Got together with Tim, Rich, Carston and myself got together and installed the new to us exhaust manifold and a high flow intake. Runs much better now thanks for the help gentlemen.
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Post by Powerwagonmaniac1 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:51 am

Some more pics...
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Post by RustyFords » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:25 am

Always enjoy looking at photos of this project....thanks for posting.
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Post by Tim Williams » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:55 am

Those are sprint car seats in my speedster. They speedway motor. They do make snap in upholstery for them also.

The intake and exhaust manifolds came out good yesterday on nuthin special.

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Post by dobro1956 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:46 pm

hey guys, That's one racy looking manifold ... :) :) ... glad it worked out for ya'll (Im from Arkansas so ya'll is a correct term for me to use ) ... post some pics of ya'll out driving .... Donnie ....


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Post by Tim Williams » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:44 pm

We took it for short drive yesterday. It ran good. More driving pics I am sure from Chris and Carston soon.

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Post by Ruxstel24 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:54 pm

Is the big cable coming from the timer a mechanical tachometer ?


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Post by Powerwagonmaniac1 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:22 pm

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I wish that was a mechanical tachometer... it’s actually thewires coming to the coil from a aftermarket timer similar to a new day timer. Carston and I worked on tying the wiring harness up some more. Tired of it being in the way. Need to lengthen a few wires toget it totuckunder the dash better. A friend of ours is going to help us make a nice set of floor boards. Took Nuthin’ Special for a drive today & topped out a 47 mph...!! Thanks Donnie Brown and Clayton Paddison for the cool exhaust manifold And the High flow intake manifold. Donnie as soon as we can get sometime when we are not so freakin’ busy I will post some driving pictures. Hopefully with Rich, Tim,and Clayton joining along in the fun!
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Post by Powerwagonmaniac1 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:35 pm

Last time Rich and I worked on it we did a compression check. We found 1,2, & 4 were consistent but #3 was considerably lower. Put some oil in and did a wet check on 3 and it was about the same as the others, compression wise. We are thinking it needs a ring job. Are there oversized rings out there for .005 oversized cast iron pistons?


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Post by d stroud » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:16 am

Chris, what has Clayton been up too? I haven't seen him post for quite awhile. Dave
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