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Old 21st September 2011, 10:09   #121
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Hi Vintageman.

The 32 ford is the best shape to use for a Hot Rod.

You should stick to teh Ford V8 as that Tatra V8 would be just too big.

Then you will need to channel and chop the body to make it asthetically apealing.

Lots of info and pics on the net on how to rod a 32 Ford.
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Hi Vintageman,

If your Russian engine is air cooled there is a clue. It could be Tatra 603... Cheers KPS
I am not sure why a Tatra engine should have Russian script on it. Probably this engine was from some Russian military equipment, but I c annot be sure.

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Old 13th October 2011, 16:33   #123
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It gets interesting when Hot Rods start appearing in Rust In Pieces thread . There has been a lot of interest in Hot Rods , which is what made me retrieve this old thread and go through it again, for fact - I have never thought of myself as a Hot Rod person but views change.

I know having a 30's or 40's car and big engine do not by themselves add upto a Hot Rod .

I have 32 Ford which was to be restored sometime in the future , but , now after going through the thread and the latest updates I think it would be an ideal car to Hot Rod.

I have a spare Ford V-8 255 cu in flathead of 1948 vintage or even better I have a Russian overhead valve V-8 of unidentifiable origin and make ( Russian because of the Cyrrillic script ) which makes the Ford V-8 look puny; I have not been able to find anything on this engine , it is much bigger than a Chevrolet Impala 350 cu in engine. I would estimate it to be between 7 to 8 liters going by the external physical dimensions.

So the vehicle and engine are there to start off with, but I have'nt the slightest idea what else goes into making a Hot Rod ? I will read up about it on the net , mentoring would be welcome!

Regrettably I will be off the forum for week starting 22nd September.
That actually is an ideal Hot Rod project. Use the Ford engine, The flathead v8 was popular among Hot-Rodders in the 1940's and 50's. You could also try finding a small block Chevy v8, Which is probably the most popular engine for Hot Rods, But i am not sure how easy it would be to find one in India.

If you want to know more about Hot Rods, Check out this website: The Jalopy Journal
Also take a look at this archive of vintage Hot Rod magazine covers: HOT ROD Magazine Covers from 1948 to today
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Old 20th October 2011, 17:04   #124
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Thank you RandomUsername I expect to commence this project early next year , will keep the forum updated .

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An interesting home grown effort can be seen here.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/india...ade-delhi.html
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A modded Hindusthan spotted in a hotel in Goa. This car was modified by Team Motor Works in Mumbai. There is a pic of this car somewhere on the forum where it had a blue / red paint job.
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A modded Hindusthan spotted in a hotel in Goa. This car was modified by Team Motor Works in Mumbai. There is a pic of this car somewhere on the forum where it had a blue / red paint job.
Nice...but is it exactly a hot rod? Looks more like just a Custom paint job?
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An unfinished (?) project is seen here in Belgaum.

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The car is probably a Standard 8.
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Hey everyone im a new member to this community. I just saw a 1965 Dodge Polara, RHD and 1970 Holden HG Premier. The dodge is in pretty good shape, so how much do you guys think i should buy it for and is it easy to get spares for it??? Il upload the pics with in a few days. help
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Finally a hot rod in the true sense of the term. Looks to be based on a Ford Model B

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super...details-3.html
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It gets interesting when Hot Rods start appearing in Rust In Pieces thread . There has been a lot of interest in Hot Rods , which is what made me retrieve this old thread and go through it again, for fact - I have never thought of myself as a Hot Rod person but views change.

I know having a 30's or 40's car and big engine do not by themselves add upto a Hot Rod .

I have 32 Ford which was to be restored sometime in the future , but , now after going through the thread and the latest updates I think it would be an ideal car to Hot Rod.

I have a spare Ford V-8 255 cu in flathead of 1948 vintage or even better I have a Russian overhead valve V-8 of unidentifiable origin and make ( Russian because of the Cyrrillic script ) which makes the Ford V-8 look puny; I have not been able to find anything on this engine , it is much bigger than a Chevrolet Impala 350 cu in engine. I would estimate it to be between 7 to 8 liters going by the external physical dimensions.

So the vehicle and engine are there to start off with, but I have'nt the slightest idea what else goes into making a Hot Rod ? I will read up about it on the net , mentoring would be welcome!

Regrettably I will be off the forum for week starting 22nd September.
The car in thwe picture is a 1934 Ford,not a 32. But as such it would be a perfect base for a hot rod. As someone who grew up in New Zealand and who has built ,owned and been associated with Hot rods most of my life I can assure the poster that his car would be ideal. The '34 Ford was one of the best designs to ever come from Ford and today steel reproduction bodies can purchased in the USA.
The majority of '34's were V8's although their were a lot of C4 versions built with a four cylinder engine .
Now...that other engine..it's most definitley not a Tatra which is a very small V8,only 2 liters approx. I have one here as a restoration project for a customer(I have access to tatra parts if need) .
The other V8 is a Gaz V8 as fitted to those Russian trucks still spotted right across Eastern europe and the chaika limosine. it's a seriously powerful unit and in fact would make a great engine in the '34 Ford.. A true hot Rod in the finest tradition of hot rodding.. fit the biggest most powerful engine you can afford or find..
here is an Australian Version of the '34 Ford sedan. they have a wood frame in the body,the US version,as in the pic in India,is all steel and the Austrlain version had larger side windows.

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Hello Starman,

Thanks for the update, the hot rod project is still in the planning stage as I have not been able to give it serious attention. I have a number of ongoing projects which require attention, as all the work is done at home these ongoing restorations may take some time.
The hot rod will be built , that I assure you........in due course.

The Ford in the picture does not have the pointed and sloped grill introduced in 1933 and it came with a 4 cylinder Ford engine , I still have not checked the engine codes or the chassis number to ascertain the exact details of the car, will do so once I get back home. There is a possibility that the car has undergone numerous changes during the time it was in use, the changes may have included the engine and the front . It was last driven in the late 40's.

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Isn't anyone following up on this thread? No one into Rat/Hot Rods in India? It would be awesome to start off such a project out here.
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A hot-rod based on a 1932 Ford Coupe in Mumbai.
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A hot-rod based on a 1932 Ford Coupe in Mumbai.
Awesome pictures //M ! I wonder if there is anyone who is doing these projects around in Pune/ Mumbai. It would be really interesting to be a part of such a project.
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