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Hello from Arizona

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mykk, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Mykk

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    I'm Mykk, I have been setting my pennies aside to start building my dream hot rod, a T. I'm hear to learn as much as possible. I've got the engine for the project about 90% complete (Thread on that coming soon). I have the car built in my head and now it's time to turn those ideas into reality.
     
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    Welcome from Ocala, Florida
     
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    Welcome from St Louis, Mykk. I, too, built my car in my head for years, so bringing it to completion was always a battle to resist taking shortcuts which would compromise the build I envisioned. Stick with it!
    (And pictures when you can. :D)
     
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    Welcome aboard, if we can help just let us know.
     
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    I'm going to need to work on getting that post count up so I can make my engine build thread, with pics
     
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    I've got this dream, but first a back story. I grew up in Northern California, Marin & Sonoma county. As a kid I used to cruise to Bodega Bay, grab a bite, turn around and go home just to get away for a bit.

    Fast forward a few years, I've moved a couple of times. One of those moves was to Los Angeles while chasing the dream. Los Angeles was a great & cruel experience. I loved being there, but it didn't love me.

    Now living in Arizona where I've finished automotive tech vocational education, built a couple of different wild cars & trucks and seem to be settling down as I'm getting older. I have this plan to build a wild hot rod T. Drive, test & tune the wild hot rod. Then embark on a road trip I've always wanted to do. Prescott Arizona to Los Angeles, visit some of the old hang outs. Join the Hwy 1 in Santa Monica and cruise the 1 all the way north to San Francisco and beyond, Bodega Bay. Meanwhile hitting up the coastal towns along the way, visiting some old memories & making new ones.

    I fully understand making that trek in a T would be a taxing venture, but for me it's a "Bucket" list thing (See what I did there).
     
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    Welcome from Wisconsin. Rumor as it its a bit hot by you.
     
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    Welcome from Wisconsin. How's the weather where you are at? My brother is headed to Phoenix next week.
     
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    Currently 114 in Phoenix area, 88 in Prescott.
     
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    welcome from Arkansas
     
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    Welcome from the USVI.

    I'm also a newcomer to these parts, having just ordered a Spirit superkit last week.

    If you're thinking about a roadtrip in a T, and stand much over 5 feet tall, you might want to seriously consider one of the extended T body options. . . . . and maybe one with doors . . .

    BTW, What were you planning engine wise?

    Darlene
     
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    Thank you, I am indeed a big guy (6'1" 220lb) and the T size has been a concern. I've started ordering parts and will try an unchanneled '23 body, I intend to use cowl steering to get the column out of the foot area as well as a low mount bomber seats. Perhaps even removable steering wheel hub to aid in getting in & out. It falls under the category of "I'll cross that bridge when I get there"

    It's a late 90's BMW 4.4L V8, with early 90's BMW 4.0L heads and cams. It has a late 90's Jaguar Eaton M112 supercharger. and 2 stage nitrous. It will all get run through the native BMW getrag 420g 6spd manual trans.

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    I think you need bigger oil lines that the
    Filter! Lol
     
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    -12an is a little overkill ehh? lol
     
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    welcome from new england. sweet engine choice.
     






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