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About Tubman

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    Hot Rods and old cars, anything old and mechanical
  • My Project Cars
    "T" tub with a 331 Hemi, Vintage dirt modified with a modified 331.

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  • Biography
    Been an early Hemi guy for a long time. Currently running two of them.
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    Breezy Point, MN
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    Old cars
  1. Is the H.A.M.B. down?

    I know some of you guys must visit the H.A.M.B. (traditional Hot Rod board) from time to time. I haven't been able to get on for at least a day. I generally check by logging into the "Ford Barn", but they seem to be down as well. Anybody else having a problem, or is it just me?
  2. New Tachometer

    Wiring these new tachs is super easy. They all seem to have gone to 4 wire color-coded scheme as follows : Red - Tach Power, White - Light Power, Green - Tach Signal, Black - Ground. The red wire should be hooked up to a switched vehicle power source (ignition). The second (white) power lead should be hooked into the dash lights so the tachometer light is only on while the lights are on. The black wire goes to any good ground. The green wire goes to the same side of the coil as the wire to the distributor. With most HEI setups, this is pretty obvious, but I've never seen instructions for one of these tachs that didn't explicitly indicate where it hooks up for most popular units Hooking up the light to it's own switched power can be kind of a pain at times, so most guys just tie the two power leads together, so the lights on whenever the ignition is on. It works fine that way.
  3. New Tachometer

    "Thomba48" - I have two conversion boxes left from my latest batch. You can contact me at "dennyodoms@gmail.com" To all you others that want to run the "Classic Tachometers (Sun, Stewart Warner, etc) that need controller boxes that are missing or in- operable, I have just finished an updated unit that will run these older "meter type" tachs on 6 volts, positive ground as well. This has been done before (as noted above), but for "$$$$$". My unit is projected to sell for less than $200. The price of the regular driver for "motor" tachs is still $120. Here is a link to a video of it running an a Merc flathead on my engine stand :
  4. Got myself a 1947 Dodge D24

    Early '50's Buicks had side opening hoods; they opened from either side and could be removed completely to work on the engine (you needed a friend or two to accomplish that, though).
  5. Got myself a 1947 Dodge D24

    A friend of mine found one of those as nice (or maybe even a little nicer) than yours. As soon as he got it, he chopped it and put a 318 in it. The chop was so bad he had to panel paint it to obscure the shoddy bodywork. A little more misguided customizing and he ended up with what we all called "The Road Toad". He is no longer a friend. "knuckleharley", I thought my dad was the only one who pulled **** like that. I found out later that he had been a mechanic early in life and was going to make sure I didn't "end up" like that. If he only knew what he actually did.