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  • #91
    well a little more progress, got my engine mounts cut out and tacked in place.... nice and square :) used a little trick i learnt from Gearz to locate the engine, worked really well using 4 turnbuckles, one on each corner.....

    AND... realised that i need a different flywheel housing to complete my auto to standard trans swap, the early cummins auto trans flywheel housing is about an inch too skinny...... darn nabbit....







    My build thread:
    https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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    • #92
      That sure looks like a 27 Dodge cowl. The serial number and the stamped x with a o in the middle looks like mine. The long taper part at the door hinge point looks same too. Was there a weld on the bottom of the brass part?

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      • #93
        23dodges10; i looked at the black 23 dodge you have posted a pic of in your thread...... its looks pretty close, but the center hinge on the door is not lined up with the body line like mine is..... maby later models changed, not sure.... also does yours have the cast brass curved moldings at the top of the A pillars?? i have yet to see another cab with this feature besides mine. and mine were leaded in and painted over, there was no weld just lead body filler on mine.
        My build thread:
        https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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        • #94
          23dodges10, is there a way i could see some more detailed pics of your cab??
          My build thread:
          https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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          • #95
            I have a 27 coupe that was a "montana pickup" The windshield frame looks like the "planter" except for the horizontal body line and the brass. My green and black 23 was a touring car so it has the posts that came up through a hole in the cowl. I can't get my computer to load any pics lately, but if you look at my 27 nash pics it has pretty much the same line from the bottom up to where I had to add on where the frame was cut off. ( I am sure it is a Dodge cowl but for all intensive title/licensing purposes it is a nash) The rear part of the nash tub curved around really cool so it was dubbed nash.

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            • #96
              Finally got a chance to read through your whole thread, it's lookin pretty sweet! I'm really diggin the cummins! What gear ratio is in your rear end? And what is the overdrive ratio in the nv4500?
              Last edited by bmoore; 02-12-2012, 04:52 PM.

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              • #97
                thanks for the compliments,
                the rear diff is a dana 80 with disks from a 95 gm 3500HD, ratio is 4.63.....
                the overdrive ratio in the tranny is 0.74... i think
                i know the ratio is a bit on the low side, and i may re gear it in the future, but its the same diff, tranny and wheels from the 3500HD i parted out, so it should work together.... also the rims are 19.5" so they are tall enough to compensate for the low diff ratio.. i hope.
                My build thread:
                https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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                • #98
                  I found a formula for calculating your RPMs in the book "How To Build Hot Rod Chassis" by Tex Smith. Formula: RPM=mph x trans ratio x gear ratio x 336 Divided By tire diamter. Hopefully that will hellp you in determining you exact rpms at your desired speed.

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                  • #99
                    yea, thanks bmoore, i have found those calculators and entered my info, it should run around 2200, 2300 rpm at 100kph.... i would like it to be more like 1700 to 1800 rpm....... but it will do for now, ill keep my eyes open for a more favorable gear set for the dana 80. i just wanna drive the damn thing already!!
                    My build thread:
                    https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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                    • moving ahead..... slowly, here are some cab mounts and started workin on the floor.
                      also cut about 4 inches out of a drive shaft to make it work nicely :)

                      finish up floor, then on to some pedals!





                      My build thread:
                      https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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                      • I kinda forgot about you. check my album pics. the Montana pickup is there. Hinges on the Nash are where I put them, the middle one it did not have The doors are 27 chevy so the body lines almost match the Nash rear tub
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                        • What is it?

                          Well if im not mistaken, right off the bat it looks like just a plain 27 chevy fordoor sedan cut down, but i also remember reading something bout a year back, talking about a special version of the fordoor '27 chevy, i cant remember what they called it, but it had bronze/brass acent peices, and a vent on the cowl for somekind of special "air conditioning". Im pretty sure this is what i read about. It was sold at a lot higher price, and only pretty rich people ownsd them, but there were very few of them made. What ever it was that i read didnt have pics, cuz i would of remembered that, but i agree with what others r kinda saying, the body lines on the doors and the cowl resemble a 27 chevy anyway, and with what ive read, the bronze/brass stuff with the vent just tell you that is a special version. Ill see if i can find that article i read. Ive got a book over old chevy stuff tooso ill see what i can find out.

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                          • looked at a few 27 chevy's and they all seem to have the center door hinge off set from the body line..... mine is centered with the body line (center hinge and top body line) and also the chevy's run smooth from the cowl area to the door and mine has a narrow cowl and steps outward to the width of the doors.....
                            My build thread:
                            https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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                            • yeah, I've been looking at different chevys and other different kinds of cars all morning, trying to figure it out, but i would almost have to think that it has to be some special kind of a GM product. I'm leaning toward chevy, like a special series, but i don't really know, maybe a buick or cadillac. almost everything says chevy exept the "steps" from the cowl to the doors, and the middle hinge, also with the vent on the cowl, and the brass/bronze pieces. such an odd find. but extremely cool!! it will be very sweet when you are finished, no matter what it is.

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                              • yea i think i got a few people stumped on this one.... just to reiterate it was cut down from a four door to a two door... a very long time ago (was crudely done with torch welding) and i am in Canada, so that could cause something weird. it appears that the cowl, dash and body are original to eachother (same kind of paint and square nuts look old) had a tag on the firewall "all steel full vision body by budd" there is a cowl vent with a lever behind the dash. and there is not holes for signal lamps, that ive seen with the dodge cowl that had a vent.

                                thanks guys, tryin for this summer to have it done :)

                                PeACE
                                My build thread:
                                https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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