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  • Touring Car

    I'm in the process of making my 31 Tudor a safe, comfortable, reliable touring car. Finished installing the Randy Gross steering today. What a difference! I cannot say enough good about Randy and his products. Stipe shocks are next. Ready to roll down the road!

  • #2
    Safety is important
    in my tudor comfort is having the seat adjusters installed.
    Buy Seat Adjuster Kit for your Model A at SnydersAntiqueAuto.com.
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


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    • #3
      That's one thing that's so nice about the Tudor, it's the only car style that I can think of that is so easy to move the driver's seat back for more comfort. I plan to move mine back a few inches also.
      For a nice touring car, I plan to use a high compression head, counterweighted crank, and 3.27 rear end gears to slow the engine speed at 45 MPH.

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      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        that is a great combo

    • #4
      i am only 5'11" but i like my seats back all the way in any vehicle i drive... when i get in a Tudor with the stock brackets even if they are turned around for that extra inch or whatever i get cramped up. no way its enjoyable like that to me.. i remove the 6-7 inch adjusters and put the stokers back in before going to competition judging.
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #5
        I don't have a seat problem because I'm 5'6'. It would be very easy to cut and weld the original brackets at practicly no cost.

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        • #6
          I forged some long brackets out of a 12" black 1/2" bolt. Using the head as a support at the back or rear of extension. Coupled with 96 escort seats that have the adjustment on them, there great.

          Mitch, I bought those seat extenders when I first got the car going. I found them hard to adjust and eventially they keep coming loose ect. That was over 15 years ago.

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          • #7
            I was lucky that the fellow I bought my car from was 6'3" like I am, he install long front seat arms --they work great.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Tom Wesenberg View Post
              That's one thing that's so nice about the Tudor, it's the only car style that I can think of that is so easy to move the driver's seat back for more comfort. I plan to move mine back a few inches also.
              For a nice touring car, I plan to use a high compression head, counterweighted crank, and 3.27 rear end gears to slow the engine speed at 45 MPH.
              I have a touring engine that is great. I had not thought about changing the rear ending. Tell me more why you chose to change to a 3:27.

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              • #9
                i went with the 3:54's in my Tudor and now wish i did the 3:27's
                3 ~ Tudor's
                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Captndan View Post
                  I have a touring engine that is great. I had not thought about changing the rear ending. Tell me more why you chose to change to a 3:27.
                  I haven't purchased the gears yet, but I have a spare complete rear end that I want to restore and use the 3.27 gears so the engine won't have to run so fast to do 45 to 50 MPH.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Purdy

                    A higher compression head in the 5.5 to 6.0 range will make a night and day difference in power and hill climbing ability .
                    Who offers a higher compression head?

                    "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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                    • #12
                      Snyders and many others however higher compression can also put more stress on bearings.

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by BNCHIEF View Post
                        Snyders and many others however higher compression can also put more stress on bearings.
                        I'll ask Larry if my A is a good candidate for a higher compression head. Thanks
                        "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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                        • #14
                          IMHO putting a high compression head on an otherwise stock engine is not wise and can damage the other parts of the engine. If you want to increase the performance of the engine go with a touring engine from a reputable builder. That's head, cam, valves, flywheel, inserts, and a rejetted and tuned carb. Do it right.

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