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    09-18-2018, 08:41 PM
    Got a new pair of Koni (fronts and rears) that came on the hot rod. Red and silver single adjustable. PM me an offer.
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    09-17-2018, 09:38 PM
    NAZ replied to a thread 33 Owners Google Map in '33 Hot Rod
    Please mark #887 (Flagstaff AZ) as complete. It's on the road now and coming to a track in Phoenix & Tucson soon.
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    09-17-2018, 01:24 PM
    I was considering building a tube chassis C-3 Vette street / strip race car and then decided to build a tribute old school hot rod street legal race...
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    09-17-2018, 01:10 PM
    While I haven't done it (not yet anyway) I planned all along for BBC power in my FFR 33 HR. The basic dims of length and width (width at the valve...
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    09-17-2018, 08:24 AM
    JimLev, I think that wire you're talking about unlocks the integral clutch when the brakes are applied so that the "lock-up" converter reverts back...
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    09-16-2018, 12:22 PM
    NAZ replied to a thread #30 drill bits in Roadster
    Amazon is not a bad place to buy drill bits from but be a knowledgeable purchaser. I usually get my cutting tools from MSC as I can get good quality...
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    09-16-2018, 11:22 AM
    Yes, converters will experience some thermal expansion -- most of the heat generated in an auto trans comes from the torque converter. They can...
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    09-16-2018, 10:25 AM
    I think the Type 65 is a very interesting looking car and would be fun to build and drive. But that motor would look way cooler in the hot rod with...
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    09-15-2018, 11:57 AM
    NAZ replied to a thread tire PSI in Wheels & tires - 33 HotRod
    These are light cars running relatively large tires and don't need near as much pressure as most believe. I use the tread temps to adjust mine. ...
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    09-14-2018, 08:31 AM
    My 33HR was delivered in 2016 so it may have the same spindles & arms that you are waiting for. I was able to set-up my bump steer to no more than...
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    09-13-2018, 12:06 PM
    Saddened to hear of Maria passing. Steve, your family has had more than their share of tragic events recently, stay strong my friend. My...
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    09-10-2018, 04:55 PM
    NAZ replied to a thread Divergent -- FFR 33 HR in '33 Hot Rod
    Thanks all. Now I just need to finish her and hit the track. Stay tuned...
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    09-10-2018, 10:36 AM
    NAZ replied to a thread 33 Upgrades? in '33 Hot Rod
    Tim, it's hard to find that tall a tire in 18". If you're thinking of a straight-line tire then Hoosier makes a DOT drag radial in P325/45R18 that's...
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    09-10-2018, 08:01 AM
    NAZ added 9 photo(s) to album 33 HR NHRA Cert Roll Cage Build
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    09-09-2018, 07:52 PM
    You'll be tempted to build it higher than you may like. I settled on the cross supports being ~14" of so off the deck which seem to work for...
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    09-08-2018, 06:29 PM
    NAZ replied to a thread Divergent -- FFR 33 HR in '33 Hot Rod
    Well I put Divergent on display at one of Flagstaff's biggest car shows of the year even though she's not a "show car" (and not even finished) but...
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    09-07-2018, 10:42 PM
    NAZ replied to a thread 33 Upgrades? in '33 Hot Rod
    If you are running ~25" - 26" tires I'd suggest you stay with the 3.55:1. It is plenty low enough for sporty acceleration even with the small motor...
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    09-07-2018, 06:52 PM
    NAZ started a thread Divergent -- FFR 33 HR in '33 Hot Rod
    Well Divergent took her first run on the highway today and is going to be on display at a local car show tomorrow. Not quite complete yet (are they...
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    09-07-2018, 06:26 PM
    Oracle Lighting 3805-003 - Oracle Flex LED Strips I believe it was this one I used but can't find the receipt now.
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    09-07-2018, 06:09 PM
    Should do the trick if they hold into the metal embed. And of course using epoxy made for bonding panels. I then used 3M Marine High Strength...
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    09-07-2018, 02:21 PM
    NAZ replied to a thread TKO shifting question in Roadster
    cfriedman67, in this context "flushing" simply means using a bit of the GM Synchromesh Fluid to flush whats left in the case that won't completely...
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    09-06-2018, 07:50 PM
    NAZ replied to a thread TKO shifting question in Roadster
    First, adjust your clutch and once that is adjusted correctly and you're sure the clutch is disengaging like it should then perform another test...
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    Thanks NAZ. I am really looking forward to take the phones and computers away from the kids, and give them some tools!
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    Naz, Just read your profile. I am a now retired Helicopter Pilot/Mechanic. Ex-Army. Working for Airbus Helicopters. Former MBB/Eurocopter. Army CW3, FAA CFII and A&P
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Been building and modifying vehicles for over four decades. Started turning wrenches over a half-century ago and learned to weld when I was 12. I’m the kid that never figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up so I kept trying different jobs and going back to school to learn new trades. I’ve had a wide range of careers and experiences. I’ve worked as a Ford mechanic, a nuclear warhead technician in the US Army, a pipe fitter/welder, millwright, machinist, an engineer and an assortment of operations management positions.

I’ve worked in a variety of maintenance fields and have been responsible for wrenching on or managing the maintenance of a wide range of weapons systems and vehicles. My last gig was as a search & rescue pilot and even then I was also the maintenance officer for my squadron. I’ve used these acquired skills over the years to build racecars and hot street cars.

Now retired, I’m spending my time building a FFR 33 Hot Rod. Of course, it’s not the typical build – this one is a one-off mostly scratch built chassis that I plan to drag race as much as drive the streets. Everything from the firewall back is custom fabrication with no FFR items left. This will take a bit longer than the average build.
"The High Country", beautiful Flagstaff, AZ
Cars, motorcycles, horses, competitive shooting, flying, off road vehicles, racing
Allegedly retired but seem to be busier than ever


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