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Title: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: cocobolo on March 29, 2014, 11:11:40 PM
There's a similar title to this on another site, but 99% of it has nothing to do with cars.  Often I will help someone with some sort of work on their car, but if it's not on my car it wouldn't get posted.

So I figured we could have a thread here for stuff that doesn't necessarily involve your own build.  You just never know what interesting little tidbits there are that might show up.

So for a good chunk of the day I helped my stepson port match his new Edelbrock manifold to his Patriot aluminum heads.  This particular manifold has only 8 bolts all together holding it on to the heads.  There's kind of a big gap between the two bolt holes at both ends of the manifold.  The heads do have provision for two extra bolts on each side, so we will be drilling the manifold out to match.

I was a bit disappointed in the casting of the manifold, as it looked like the cores for the ports themselves were all twisted.  Most of the tops were OK, but the sides were all way out of line, in some cases up to 1/4".   By actual measurement, we increased the port area by 25%.  Do I need to mention that it's a Chevy engine?  350, .060 over, Comp cam & lifters, roller rockers etc.

Last time I did any port matching was on a set of iron heads...what a difference with aluminum!  We used a combination of carbide cutters on the air powered die grinder and coarse hand files.  It's really surprising how quickly you can remove metal with the files.  Then we used the small sanding burrs to polish the passages with.  All in all they came up pretty nicely.  Naturally I didn't have my camera there!  Maybe I can sneak over there tomorrow and snap a few pics.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on March 29, 2014, 11:51:28 PM
Out here where I am nobody ever comes around to work on anything! In the last 3 years I dont think there has been 4 people come over here.The only person that helps me is my wife,but then she's always here already!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 30, 2014, 06:35:39 AM
I took advantage of the rainy day to work in the garage, I made rear shock mounts put my shorty headers on, mounted my calibers and made my fuel tank straps. 
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on March 30, 2014, 09:17:44 AM
Worked on finishing my tail pipes on the 33 by fabricating the rear hangers.  Amazing how long it takes to make two simple brackets.  Got a visit from an old friend that is building a fiberglass 35 Chevy coupe.  He wanted to check out my progress.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 30, 2014, 10:20:14 AM
I spent the afternoon checking the fit of the rear fenders on the roadster. These are not for the car so they are kicking my butt, they do fit the opening for the most part, but are gonna require a little cutting, weldng, and fitting, and I dont even have the front fenders yet.  I might have to rethink the fender idea....John
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: cocobolo on March 30, 2014, 10:39:29 AM
I spent the afternoon checking the fit of the rear fenders on the roadster. These are not for the car so they are kicking my butt, they do fit the opening for the most part, but are gonna require a little cutting, welding, and fitting, and I don't even have the front fenders yet.  I might have to rethink the fender idea....John
Don't give up that easily John...isn't that part of what hot rodding is all about?  Getting stuff to fit that wasn't made to in the first place?
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 3WBill on March 30, 2014, 11:15:53 AM
 I spent most of the morning  yesterday looking for more upholstery material. I want to do my own upholstery and I have already bought my sewing machine a year or three back. I found a smoking deal on 25 yards of vinyl fabric a month ago. All  I need now is some thin foam and backing for when I make my pleats and rolls. Both me and my "big bro" are planing on doing it ourselves.  Well I am, cocobolo  will probably get help from his missus. If there are any pro upholsterers, don't be afraid to jump in with any advice as it's been 35 years or so since I done any.
 I will be honest, this is the best site on I am on and I keep inviting people to join.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on March 30, 2014, 01:30:33 PM
Car related:

Yesterday my shop Monitor 41 kerosene heater decided to die...no heat!  Picked up a parts unit and did some R&R ..still not working.  :'(

Got up this morning to about 6" of wet-heavy snow.  Not really cold, just slush and mud around here.

I've had enough Global Warming for one year!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Kiwijeff on March 30, 2014, 04:32:14 PM
Ive just eatin breakfast. I had sausages, eggs, toast, hash browns, and a cup of Tea :) How is this car related? Well, if your going to be working in the shed all day on cars, best you have a great breakfast.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 30, 2014, 09:29:06 PM
I spent the afternoon checking the fit of the rear fenders on the roadster. These are not for the car so they are kicking my butt, they do fit the opening for the most part, but are gonna require a little cutting, welding, and fitting, and I don't even have the front fenders yet.  I might have to rethink the fender idea....John
Don't give up that easily John...isn't that part of what hot rodding is all about?  Getting stuff to fit that wasn't made to in the first place?
Yeah you're right, so I wont give up just yet. I decided I jumped ahead on the fender fitting idea so today I spent the better part of sunday finishing up the flooring and toe board on the roadster. and now I feel a lot better....Thanks I needed that.  John
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on March 30, 2014, 09:41:24 PM
I spent the afternoon checking the fit of the rear fenders on the roadster. These are not for the car so they are kicking my butt, they do fit the opening for the most part, but are gonna require a little cutting, weldng, and fitting, and I dont even have the front fenders yet.  I might have to rethink the fender idea....John
John,
I hope you don't give up on the fenders.  Certain cars like mine and yours need that classic look with fenders.  Something about fitting the wheels and tires so they fill the fenderwell with the right rake really make the car.  Just my opinion :)
Tom
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 30, 2014, 10:44:10 PM
I spent part of the day fitting fuel tank straps I made yesterday and cleaning a little on my tank.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: logride on March 30, 2014, 11:47:08 PM
Got the 27 out for a ride. While I was out my daughter called. Her 97 monte quit. I went and checked it out. The Fuel pump sounded like a cat in heat. So the kids took the woodie home while I waited for my buddy with the toater.
Did I say it was her first day with her license. She was out and about with a friend.

Here's a picture of her as a new 16 year old.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 31, 2014, 07:57:20 PM
Logride you gotta be her hero now. I remember my daughters first drive away from home with a new licence.  I went through it 4 times....WHEW
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: FATnLOW on March 31, 2014, 08:13:24 PM
Working on the 40 Ford Chopped /stretched pick up.. have  to pull motor  for the last  time ( I Hope)
Gonna do some body work then it goes into Black Suede Primer. .   then on  to e-bay
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 31, 2014, 08:46:02 PM
Got my 38 out and gave her a good washing removing all the dust from working on my 32 this winter, boy was she dirty. After I got done the wife and I went for a little ride to get rid of the flat spots on the tires from setting all winter boy did it feel good to get her out . I need to get a new battery before I start going to the rod runs.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on March 31, 2014, 09:04:03 PM
Worked on the inner panel of my rumble seat lid replacing rust.  Got it in primer and have to drop it off at the body shop.  The outer panel is at the body shop waiting for it.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: cocobolo on March 31, 2014, 10:10:33 PM
Went through 75 pages of automotive books listed at Amazon today.  Picked out a few that I will check the reviews on tonight and put an order in.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Kiwijeff on April 01, 2014, 06:25:11 PM
Ive spen the last few days gettin silly with me Chevy. All will be explained later today, with pics. I also got the idea to go through some Australian Hot rod mags, looking for early Chevs. For some reason, the Aussies are real big on them, and ive found heaps of articals and pics, with the 34 year being the most dominant.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on April 01, 2014, 07:58:25 PM
Cleaned up the tail pipes and got a couple coats of paint on them and a few othe small parts.  Cleaned up the garage a bit in between coats.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Kiwijeff on April 02, 2014, 04:30:47 AM
As promised, with pictures, heres what ive been wasting my spare time on. Decided to paint the engine, even though im not using it in the RPU. Had some VHT red spare, so i got the left side almost finished, before running out of paint. :D
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on April 02, 2014, 11:49:13 AM
I've spent some time the last several days planning an assault on a GMC inline 6 valve cover. The plan is to cut it apart and remove enough to shorten it to be used on the 153 4 cylinder that will be in my '26 Chevy roadster. Six cuts and four welds should do it. It'll look like a baby GMC cover. I have a 1/2" aluminum plate on the way that will be used to make an adapter to fit it to the head. The stock 153 and the aluminum Mercruiser covers don't have enough room for roller rockers or the cast breathers I want to use. There are very few after market covers around and they are pricy. I have the saw set up but need to make a fixture to hold the cover while I cut it. I'll take pictures of the process. Building this thing a piece at a time. I finally found a hood. :)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: logride on April 02, 2014, 10:18:35 PM
Sixball, I can't wait to see pictures! That sounds very cool.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on April 03, 2014, 08:20:23 PM
^^^^ What Logride said
Today I helped my Dad get his truck ready for a trip.  Got an approval from my daughter who stopped by for the finish on the black walnut dash panel in the 33.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on April 03, 2014, 09:02:29 PM
Didn't get much accomplished on my car, but I did drop my fuel tank off at the radiator shop.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Kiwijeff on April 03, 2014, 10:57:06 PM
After being up all night with a sick child, i didnt feel like doing anything, but my buddy was using his 350 Chev powered Holden Torana, for his daughters wedding today. It needed a groom, so i flashed it up for him. Now i think ive got what the kids got.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on April 06, 2014, 12:54:33 PM
Spending Sunday afternoon in the garage wiring the 33.  Hope to make some good progress!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on April 06, 2014, 03:20:42 PM
I gave EDNY permission to build his '33 the way he wants to.  ;D

I also worked on my MINI GMC valve cover. I made a fixture that I hoped would hold it, did the final measuring, and the first 3 cuts. Then the saw made a grab for it because I only had 1 hold down bolt left. The center section got tweaked a little but I can fix it. I'll have to do the last 3 cuts with a cutoff wheel. That will be a little harder but it will work.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: themoose on April 06, 2014, 05:13:45 PM
I gave EDNY permission to build his '33 the way he wants to.  ;D

 Not me….I took a que from the liberal point of view and tried to coerce him into building it my way. Fortunately he has a mind of his own. ;)
 
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: cocobolo on April 06, 2014, 07:23:31 PM
Went to the local hot rod breakfast this morning and a couple of the guys were new faces.  Followed one fellow home to check out his ride and he showed me a pile of stuff going down to the coast for next weekend's swap meet.  I grabbed a tilt steering column he had there for a smokin' price.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on April 06, 2014, 09:12:49 PM
I did a couple of honey do's for my sweetie then was able to spend a few hours in the garage. I did manage to get my fuel filter mounted to the frame and the rack an pinion mounted up front.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Kiwijeff on April 07, 2014, 12:08:40 AM
I went and looked at the parts my old mate, Mo had found for me. Turns out they're off a 37 Chev truck. We dragged the front end home, just gotta go get the rear end. I have no idea what to do with it, someone may want it, or it may end up as garden art :D
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on April 07, 2014, 10:38:01 AM
I spent saturday morning putting an alternator and radiator on my daughters nissan maxima. NEVER AGAIN. Than I mocked up the rear fenders on the buick roadster that worked out great and I got them to fit.  Then sunday I spent most of the day building engine mounts for the instalation of the nailhead in the roadster and this also went well....John
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on April 07, 2014, 07:06:21 PM
I finished cutting up the GMC valve cover. Now I have to put it back together with a little fitting.

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Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: logride on April 07, 2014, 07:34:03 PM
That is so cool!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: FATnLOW on April 07, 2014, 07:43:52 PM
Looked for some wheels for my chevy  project,, no luck....then worked on my 40 FORD  pick up...got trans  done and back in
now more sanding and body  work then black suede primer
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on April 07, 2014, 10:19:51 PM
That is so cool!

Logride, Thanks. I'll haul it to my son's house next week and we'll TIG it there. If we do a really nice job I'll have it chromed. Otherwise I'll paint it. I have two old Offey side mount breathers for it.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: cocobolo on April 12, 2014, 11:10:52 PM
Went looking for a foam shop to see what the prices are like.  Found "Surplus Herby's" on the north shore of Kamloops and they have a large separate room in their store just for foam and upholstery vinyl, quite the selection.  All vinyl's were $9.95 a yard...cheap enough to practice with.
Then went to another professional upholstery shop...$45 a yard for 1/2" foam and the same or higher for vinyl.  But there is a definite difference in quality, that's for sure.  All a good learning process.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on April 13, 2014, 08:26:18 AM
I finished cutting up the GMC valve cover. Now I have to put it back together with a little fitting.

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Sixball,
Nice work!  Once you're done can you post some pics from start to finish?  I think that's a cool idea.
Tom
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on April 13, 2014, 11:05:39 AM
 Nice job on the things you guys are getting done.  I had a good day in the shop yesterday working on the buick body with the shop doors wide open. A lot of small stuff, door jams,  and the rear body ledge behind the seat. I got a lot done. Today it's snowing and colder  out side so the doors will stay shut for the most part.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on April 13, 2014, 11:52:12 AM
Ghost, It's nice here so sunshine is headed your way. ;D
Tom, I'll do that with measurements if I remember them. Taking it to my son's this week.
Yesterday an old friend brought a '25 0r '26 hood (16 louvers) and "26 radiator shell for me to our Inliner meeting. An new friend from another site has shipped a '27 front crossmember. It should be here in a day or two. I'm trying to get him over here. He is building a nice '27 Chevy roadster.

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Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on April 13, 2014, 07:13:30 PM
We have finally hit spring its here for awhile. I painted my gas tank and applied some rubber to the straps that I made. Polished the aluminum rims on the 38 changed the oil and gave it a once over. Getting it cleaned up to go to the National's in Knoxville in a few weeks.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on April 13, 2014, 07:15:00 PM
Fatnlow what type of wheels are you looking for? I have a couple of sets for sale.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on April 14, 2014, 01:34:15 AM
Got my '99 Yukon running after it quit on the way home Friday. (ignition module) Got my '53 started and moved into the shop for a front spring change. Got the front spring sets  ready. Tomorrow we ride!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on April 14, 2014, 10:56:59 AM
 

    I moved the 28 out from under the hoist to the oppisite corner of the shop so I could build the scaffold to insulate some more of the interior walls. I guess if I moved it, its car related!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on April 14, 2014, 06:33:35 PM
 

    I moved the 28 out from under the hoist to the oppisite corner of the shop so I could build the scaffold to insulate some more of the interior walls. I guess if I moved it, its car related!
YEP. That'll do it. I looked at mine today to make sure it was still there...John
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on April 15, 2014, 06:54:41 AM
I moved by 32 from the back of the garage and got it elevated so that I can start to work on removing the scaling rust. Trying to decide what to cote the floor pan with. 
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on April 15, 2014, 11:37:45 AM


 whats your plan for removeing scale/rust?
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on April 15, 2014, 03:58:03 PM
Finished replacing the front springs and shocks on my '53 pickup. I spent a lot of time yesterday cleaning and replacing zerks on front end and still have work to do there. I was shocked to see the amount of rust from the Bonneville salt from last year. I spent a lot of $$ at the car wash doing what I thought was a good cleanup. That stuff is nasty!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on April 15, 2014, 06:37:58 PM
 i decided to look over the craigs list this morning for any deals I couldn't live with out. I found a listing for a 350 engine for $100.00 about an hour old. I figured I would take a look so I opened the page up and here is what I found. I had to call the guy to make sure he didn't list the price wrong. No he said $100.00 and it ran good, didn't smoke, performer manifold, a Holly 4 v carb on it. and had a small bumpy cam in it. They took it out of a 40 ford truck project to go another route with the build. It's been sitting for a couple years in his automotive business, and needed it out of the way. I couldn't get there fast enough, but I did and bought it. It turns out it is listed as a 350 2 or 4 bolt engine years 80 to 85 passenger or truck. Even if it has problems the parts alone are worth that.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on April 15, 2014, 06:39:56 PM
 

    I'll go first...............You Suck!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on April 15, 2014, 06:52:37 PM
 

    I'll go first...............You Suck!
Funny, but even funnier than that I didn't want to leave it there after I paid for it so we loaded it into the trunk of my 2001 pontiac grand am. Now there was a site driving home.
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Post by: TFoch on April 15, 2014, 07:13:55 PM
Nice score John!
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Post by: trbomax on April 15, 2014, 07:28:57 PM


  That would be a trunk-full.did he throw in the cart so it would ride well in the trunk?
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Post by: EDNY on April 15, 2014, 08:06:42 PM
Quote from: trbomax link= topic=814.msg5911#msg5911 date=1397601596
 

    I'll go first...............You Suck!
Funny, but even funnier than that I didn't want to leave it there after I paid for it so we loaded it into the trunk of my 2001 pontiac grand am. Now there was a site driving home.

Sounds like a Redneck El Camino ;D
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on April 15, 2014, 08:12:46 PM
Naw the cart is mine and the pictures are at my shop after I unloaded it. And Ed I felt a little like a redneck, I don't think those grand ams are meant to be rear engine. It was squatting a bit.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on April 15, 2014, 10:25:22 PM
You guys crack me up, like it's the last 350 that will ever be on Craig's List? If it was a real engine like a 302 GMC or even an early 283, but come on a 350? ;D
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Post by: trbomax on April 15, 2014, 11:23:03 PM
You guys crack me up, like it's the last 350 that will ever be on Craig's List? If it was a real engine like a 302 GMC or even an early 283, but come on a 350? ;D

  I agree that they are way overrated,but the carb and intake alone are worth way over what he paid. Sell the carb/intake and scrap the motor,he's still $ ahead!
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Post by: sixball on April 16, 2014, 03:35:34 PM
Just teasing, not to be confused with bullying. They are great engines 3 of my vehicles have them.
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Post by: Kiwijeff on April 16, 2014, 03:52:15 PM
Not a lot going on down this end of the planet. Ive been busy with my other job, setting up a new studio. We have a vintage car rally coming to town for the weekend, so i hope to get some pics. Its that windy here today, that i dont think there will be much of anything, getting done.
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Post by: TFoch on April 16, 2014, 08:11:34 PM
Took my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter out in the garage.  When she saw the steering column was back in the car, she asked to get in it to try it out.  She also tested my headlight switch now that I have the new knob on it.  It passed the test.
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Post by: 62131 on April 16, 2014, 09:20:34 PM
I've been laying on my back on the garage floor removing rust from the floor pan, I have 3/4 of it done now I need to move my supports so that I can get around them. This part really it any fun. Anybody want to give their two cents on what to coat it with? The rust is only surface cleans up fairly easy.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on April 16, 2014, 09:26:34 PM
Turbomax   You asked what my plans are on removing the rust. I'm using a 4.5" grinder with a wire cup and a 90 degree die grinder with a smaller wire wheel to get in the tighter areas.
Do you know of a easier way besides sand blasting?
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Post by: trbomax on April 16, 2014, 09:53:24 PM
  On a floor pan I would work on it with my needle scaler.thats my go to de ruster/de-scaler for maintainence welding as it cleans out the paint and rust all at once. I would experiment VERY carefully on sheet metal and NEVER use it on exterior body panels.I have used it on floor pans though,just let it "float", no pressure.
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Post by: sammons on April 17, 2014, 12:36:12 AM
I've been laying on my back on the garage floor removing rust from the floor pan, I have 3/4 of it done now I need to move my supports so that I can get around them. This part really it any fun. Anybody want to give their two cents on what to coat it with? The rust is only surface cleans up fairly easy.

62131,  I've been using "Total Coat Sound Control" under coating for the past 7-8 years. I love the stuff, easy to spray and water clean up. I use it on the floor pan (under side & upper) and all interior surfaces. Man it really quiets things down and takes all the tinny sound out of fenders.

Sand all the surface rust off, wipe down good, (I use Ditlzler DX-440 WAX & GREASE REMOVER) and tape off/ spray. I've used it over painted, primed, bare steel with equal results. I had to redo some fenders on a '32 after they were damaged ,4 years later, I liked to never got the stuff off (had to weld).

Amazon has it in stock, $19.75 per qt., gun $38.00. Check out the Total Coat web site for more info if you are interested in it. You just screw the gun onto the quart bottle and go.

Just my .02.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on April 17, 2014, 09:16:32 PM
Sammons checked out the Total Coat Sound Control, looks interesting would like to see how looks after its applied.
I'm still removing rust another couple of hours work and I should have it all cleaned off.

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Post by: TFoch on April 17, 2014, 09:19:06 PM
Watched Snake and Mongoose movie.  Excellent movie with actual footage from drag racing back in the day.  Good story to it.
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Post by: sammons on April 17, 2014, 09:44:51 PM
62131,  it's got a pebble/orange peel texture when dry. I suppose results may differ depending on how applied. I'm not ready to spray my '35 yet, (still got some welding to do) but I'll see if I can clean off under the hood of my freinds truck, and get you a pic. We used it on the floorpan and firewall so far on his.
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Post by: 62131 on April 18, 2014, 07:39:46 AM
Sammons 
ok thanks, What I seen and read about it, it will stick to any surface as long as it cleaned properly.  Have you had any trouble with it peeling off? Also have you ever painted over it?
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Post by: sammons on April 18, 2014, 12:25:21 PM
62131,
Got down to shop to get some pics, (as you can see my friends stalled project) I'm not moving all that. Crawled down under, floor pan. He sprayed this on his back, and it's all dusty. I usually get it layed down a little less pebbley.

They claim it may be painted after curing (I think it was 48 hrs), but I have never painted it. Like I said as far as staying on, the '32 fender underside was just sanded, wipped and spayed. 4 years later I had to repair (welding involved) , and had a hell of a time getting it off. Where the fender had been caved in, i beat it back out and the coating stayed in tack. Where the fender tore (sheet metal) it just ripped there. Grinding just plugged up the disk, I ended up scrapeing off the top side then grinding. It's not real soft like regular petro based undercoating. More like a flexible plastic.
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Post by: sammons on April 19, 2014, 07:18:26 PM
Well with me pretty much on the mend now, I finally got the rest of the rollbar/cage welded up. I got the front down tubes bent and mounting plates built. Hopefully tomorrow I will get them welded up. Really good day until. ..........


Ed, you sure no how to hurt a guy. I developed a nasty sinus/ear infection from a hot cherry going down inside my ear a month ago welding.  I've been a good boy following Doc's orders, and haven't had a beer in a month. Got home and cracked one open, was reading the undercoat thread. Got to Ed's post, read the 1st paragraph,  moved to the 2nd as I tipped the bottle up I seen the "old timmers peeing on their gun barrels". Well you no where the beer went, and man my nasal passage is a bit raw yet, thanks Ed.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 19, 2014, 08:28:32 PM
Not to much going on here today. I did clean up the shop and moved the roadster to the side AGAIN. A friend and I are partners on a car trailor, and he is moving to phoenix arizona so he is going to leave his 54 chevy delivery with me to rewire in exchange for his share of the trailor. Not a bad deal and he won't be back to get the car for a couple of months. So to make a long story short he brought the car over this afternoon and it's in my shop. I will probably sell the car trailor anyway cuz I have no room to store it now.....John
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Post by: sammons on April 19, 2014, 08:59:55 PM
Ghost, sounds like you have a real good friend there. I have two I trust with anything I own, and have been partners on things for years with no issues.  You've probably seen a lot of friendships go by the wayside due to "partner" ownerships. Have a good one.
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Post by: sixball on April 19, 2014, 10:27:51 PM
My son and I got the baby GMC valve cover stuck back together yesterday. I'll try to get pictures loaded soon. I'll have to see how well it cleans up before I can decide if it will be painted or plated or.......?
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Post by: ghost28 on April 20, 2014, 12:08:46 AM
Ghost, sounds like you have a real good friend there. I have two I trust with anything I own, and have been partners on things for years with no issues.  You've probably seen a lot of friendships go by the wayside due to "partner" ownerships. Have a good one.
I too have a few I would trust my life and family with.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 20, 2014, 12:10:13 AM
My son and I got the baby GMC valve cover stuck back together yesterday. I'll try to get pictures loaded soon. I'll have to see how well it cleans up before I can decide if it will be painted or plated or.......?
Can't wait!  I bet you will plate it.
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Post by: Mollys27 on April 20, 2014, 04:50:35 AM
Pulled the axles out of the 27 and replace the bearing and seals  :o,also did a little cleaning under the Rod  8)
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Post by: 32chevy vett on April 20, 2014, 09:46:53 AM
I drained oil on the 32 refilled with Joe Gibbs racing oil and K&N oil filter. Then took a ride. Great to get out again.
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Post by: sixball on April 20, 2014, 04:03:21 PM
Valve cover shots. One afternoon and an 18pack of MGD later. Now for grinding and tweaking.

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Post by: logride on April 20, 2014, 04:10:29 PM
Looks like it's going to turn out nice! Did I miss what the adapter was going to be made of?
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Post by: TFoch on April 20, 2014, 04:20:53 PM
Sixball nice work!  That's going to add something special to your engine compartment.
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Post by: sixball on April 20, 2014, 07:53:32 PM
Thanks guys. The adapter will be cut from a 1/2" aluminum plate. It will have a pair of breathers on the right side. I think it will be a cool looking little engine.
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Post by: 62131 on April 20, 2014, 07:57:32 PM
That really turned out nice, that will add something special to your engine compartment.
All I got done was to install a new battery in my 38.
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Post by: trbomax on April 20, 2014, 09:29:56 PM
  I seriously contimplated pushing mine outside today because its in the way and I'm getting tired of looking at it.That would have been too much work so I just moved it all the way up to the door.
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Post by: 62131 on April 21, 2014, 09:26:23 PM
I did a little more welding on the floor pan, started putting in some seam sealer and  working my way to the front.
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Post by: TFoch on April 22, 2014, 09:45:00 PM
It was a nice spring night so I was able to work with the garage door open :)  Feels good!  Started to install my seats.
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Post by: 62131 on April 22, 2014, 09:52:24 PM
Finished up the seam sealer on the rear of the floor pan and removed the battery box.
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Post by: sammons on April 22, 2014, 10:01:17 PM
Tom, looks like those seats will work real well for you.

Spent most of the day fixing my screw up. When I mocked up my floor pan I was just concerned that it went in the same spot (distance/highth from the motor/trans) as the vette was.  Was watching the left head area as it was close to the brake/clutch pod, when I made the firewall.  Forgot about the right head set back........... so I had to cut in a recess for the head/valve cover.  Three steps forward, one step back AGAIN !
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Post by: TFoch on April 23, 2014, 07:23:15 AM
Sammons, nice work on the firewall!  Can't tell you how many times I had to redo things (probably more than I'd admit!).  Looks like everything should fit now.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 23, 2014, 11:27:54 AM
Nice work guys I do like the indent to the firewall. I spent the morning so far listing my daughter nissan on craigs list. I hope to get out of the driveway SOON.

Dang those imports sell fast. I sold it within three hours and got blue book for it.
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Post by: Dugeman on April 23, 2014, 08:33:34 PM
Well the weather is finally warming up so I rolled the coupe out of solitary confinement . Working on finishing the chop body work and installing additional engine parts.
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Post by: Dugeman on April 23, 2014, 08:42:59 PM
Well that wasn't the pic's I meant to post. Hopefully it will work this time
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Post by: sixball on April 23, 2014, 09:11:21 PM
I moved the frame into the shop and played with the '27 crossmember I got yesterday. Two of the ten holes line up. It will work but it is not the right one. The guy I got the frame and hood from has  another one that I guess I'll go look at. Like I said I can make this one work.
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Post by: trbomax on April 23, 2014, 09:37:37 PM

That looks like my 28 crossmember.
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Post by: 62131 on April 23, 2014, 10:09:39 PM
I welded up my floor pan and removed the rest of the rust and coated everything with a rust converter under the car.
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Post by: trbomax on April 23, 2014, 10:56:27 PM
When you pulled that together with the pipe clamp you changed the spread on the spring eyes on the horns.Your axle wont work with that,but I guess if you are putting an independent on there it wont matter. the thing is,those old chev frames are pretty narrow up front and even a sbc is a damn tight fit,so makeing it even narrower is not a good idea.If it were me,I'd box the frame and butt weld the crossmember in to keep as much width as I could. Why are you stuck on useing the old type front crossmember anyway?
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Post by: sixball on April 23, 2014, 11:43:57 PM
I am not stuck with a stock front cross member I'd like to use one if I can. I'm doing an older style build and want the engine to be the newest part on the car. It didn't pull in much I think the front is spread a little and I was hoping a stock piece would help me get the right measurements. I am not going to use an IFS but it won't have a stock axle and probably not the stock springs or rear spring mounts. The engine will be a '62 153 4 cylinder.
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Post by: trbomax on April 24, 2014, 01:20:20 AM
OK,well that should work then!
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Post by: cocobolo on April 24, 2014, 01:28:50 AM
Attended a gathering of hot rod guys at the local A & W.  Met some new faces and saw a few nice cars.

Only trouble is that they are all old guys like me!  What's going on...no kids in the hobby today?
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Post by: TFoch on April 24, 2014, 07:00:11 AM
Got the seats bolted in the 33 last night.  Tight fit but they'll work.

Dugeman, that's a good looking car.  I hope you'll do a build thread for it.  I'd love to follow your progress on it.

62131, you seem to be really getting things done.  It's amazing how the sign of spring gives us a little more ambition.

Sixball that '62 153 4 cylinder is going to be cool!
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Post by: EDNY on April 24, 2014, 07:06:06 AM
Well that wasn't the pic's I meant to post. Hopefully it will work this time

That chop and stance look great!
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Post by: 62131 on April 24, 2014, 07:28:01 AM
Dugeman
 I would really like to see pictures of you chopping the top on your car, I hope you start a build thread and bring us up to date on your build
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Post by: ghost28 on April 24, 2014, 09:40:10 AM
  I am not going to use an IFS but it won't have a stock axle and probably not the stock springs or rear spring mounts. The engine will be a '62 153 4 cylinder.
Now I am curious as to what suspension you are gonna use? Usually when the crossmember is removed the frame will open up a bit....John
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Post by: cocobolo on April 24, 2014, 11:50:10 AM
  I am not going to use an IFS but it won't have a stock axle and probably not the stock springs or rear spring mounts. The engine will be a '62 153 4 cylinder.
Now I am curious as to what suspension you are gonna use? Usually when the crossmember is removed the frame will open up a bit....John
To avoid the frame trying to spring open in front, the recommendation is to tack weld a piece of metal from one side to the other to prevent such movement.  Then you remove the X-member.
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Post by: trbomax on April 24, 2014, 12:56:41 PM

  That 4 cyl will be a neat package. What trans?
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Post by: sixball on April 24, 2014, 01:58:19 PM
The cross member was gone when I got the frame. I'll get it sorted out. The front axle is a '30s MOPAR tube. It will have '48 Chevy pickup spindles, brakes, and drums. Front wheels will be 19" Chevy wires with 4:00 X 19 cycle tires. Springs will be what fits best. The engine is a '62 153 Chevy 4 cylinder. It has a 181 Mercruiser crank for a .35" stroke increase. .040 over plus stroke is about 175 CI. The head has lump ports, 1.86 intakes and 1.60 exhaust valves. It is shaved .030" for 70cc chambers. It has a custom ground Erson cam and roller rockers. The distributer is a modified Mallory two piece cap with vacuum. It has Ross forged pistons. I modified an Offrnhauser 3X1 intake into a 2 X 1. It will have 2 Zenith single barrels. I'm still looking for the header I want a Fenton SBC Black Widow. The trans is a Borg Warner T 86 3 speed OD with a top shift from a T 90 Jeep trans. The rear end is a Dana 44 posi with 4.27 gears. The rear wheels will be near 30" diameter. It's all in piles right now but when the frame is squared up it should get moving.
https://picasaweb.google.com/sixpics/26ChevyRoadsterBuild?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLLTucjOnozEBA&feat=directlink (https://picasaweb.google.com/sixpics/26ChevyRoadsterBuild?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLLTucjOnozEBA&feat=directlink)
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Post by: TFoch on April 24, 2014, 08:41:44 PM
Sixball,
That's what I started out with was a pile of parts.  Seven years later it's coming together.  You seem to have a plan so I'm looking forward to the ride.  Keep us posted.  By the way when 90% of the conversation is about the engine, that makes it a hot rod!
Tom
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Post by: sixball on April 24, 2014, 09:49:32 PM
Thanks, Tom. When it actually starts going together I'd like to do a build thread. Right now it's like several feeder lines where I'm building components that need to be ready when it's their turn to add. Today I got a piece of pipe to make a "try" wrist pin so I can check the deck height and then get the last of the machine work done.
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Post by: 32chevy vett on April 26, 2014, 11:05:11 AM
Finished packing the trailer for V8 Ford swap meet Fitchburg airport.
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Post by: cocobolo on April 26, 2014, 03:01:59 PM
Yesterday, Bob Kelley and myself had a meeting with Todd Stone, our minister of highways for British Columbia.  We are seeking small incremental benefits for us hot rodders who build cars. 

Todd turned out to be a pretty good guy and it looks like we are on the right road here.  We have invited him to say a few words at a "Chrome In The Park" show coming up in July, a show put on by the Kamloops Street Rod Association.  It looks like he will be able to make it.  The more publicity we get the better for everyone.

Here's Bob and Todd Holding a sign we had made up for the upcoming appreciation day.  The proclamation was made by our B. C. Government.

Bob is the old guy...Todd is the young guy...and I'm the photographer.

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Post by: TFoch on April 26, 2014, 03:23:42 PM
Fabricated a piece to bolt to the floor and support the emergency brake handle.  Had my seats bolted in but had to pull them to fit the bracket.  Had my daughter sit in the car last night to see if the seat placement was good for her.  Fit like a glove!
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Post by: sixball on April 26, 2014, 06:23:58 PM
I turned down a piece of plastic pipe to make a piston pin that would seat with thumb pressure so I could check the deck height of my Ross pistons. It is close enough ti zero. So now I can take the crank, rods, pistons, and flywheel to get balanced and have the pistons and pins fitted. My goal here is to have the engine assembled by the end of May.
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Post by: sammons on April 26, 2014, 06:58:24 PM
The valve cover looks really good on there Sixball. Good luck with the engine build.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 26, 2014, 08:36:23 PM
Yesterday, Bob Kelley and myself had a meeting with Todd Stone, our minister of highways for British Columbia.  We are seeking small incremental benefits for us hot rodders who build cars. 

Todd turned out to be a pretty good guy and it looks like we are on the right road here.  We have invited him to say a few words at a "Chrome In The Park" show coming up in July, a show put on by the Kamloops Street Rod Association.  It looks like he will be able to make it.  The more publicity we get the better for everyone.

Here's Bob and Todd Holding a sign we had made up for the upcoming appreciation day.  The proclamation was made by our B. C. Government.

Bob is the old guy...Todd is the young guy...and I'm the photographer.
Good publicity for our hobby is always needed and apreciated...John
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Post by: ghost28 on April 26, 2014, 08:54:33 PM
Agood friend of mine is relocating to Phoenix Arizona, I guess some like it hot? Anyway he has stored my 51 ford club coupe body, frame and car trailor at his home in the country for quite awhile. So today a few freinds and I got the pleasure of picking up the trailor and body and then the frame and brought them back to my house. Now it's really crowded  in my shop. OH WELL TIME TO REORGANIZE AGAIN. Anyone want to buy a car trailor?
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Post by: sixball on April 26, 2014, 11:14:19 PM
I had one of those for a very short time. it was a '50. I was the third owner. Too bad the second owner ran it into a power pole. I put the engine, after replacing a broken water pump/motor mount, in my '51 Woody. I wish I had kept both of them. :(
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Post by: ghost28 on April 27, 2014, 03:38:09 PM
Not to much going on here today. I did clean up the shop and moved the roadster to the side AGAIN. A friend and I are partners on a car trailor, and he is moving to phoenix arizona so he is going to leave his 54 chevy delivery with me to rewire in exchange for his share of the trailor. Not a bad deal and he won't be back to get the car for a couple of months. So to make a long story short he brought the car over this afternoon and it's in my shop. I will probably sell the car trailor anyway cuz I have no room to store it now.....John
here are a couple pictures of the 54 chevy delivery in for a complete rewiring.
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Post by: TFoch on April 27, 2014, 08:27:32 PM
Worked on mounting the emergency brake.  Took all day but real close.  Need to fabricate a spacer, trim the cables and finish assembly.  Will post pics as soon as everything is done.
Tom
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Post by: sixball on April 27, 2014, 10:47:05 PM
Ghost, that is sweet. As a surfer, cowboy, smuggler, pimp I have always leaned toward the utility vehicles. ::)

Tom, I saw your picture up date on another site. Your roadster is looking good!
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Post by: cocobolo on April 28, 2014, 08:57:43 AM
Ghost, that is sweet. As a surfer, cowboy, smuggler, pimp I have always leaned toward the utility vehicles. ::)

Hahaha...good one!  Me too, except for the surfer and cowboy!  :D
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Post by: madmike3434 on April 28, 2014, 12:55:59 PM
went to the bank for a bank money order for a complete original metal floor pan set out of a 33 master 3 w, of 3 pieces plus gas tank straps,  from under the seat to the end of body in mint condition.

These will be used in my 35 roadster with probably minor adjusting, I hope.  Luckily the seller only lives 30 miles away in NY state from where I have all my parts stored with a friend ,  before I go get them this coming month of may.

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Post by: 62131 on April 28, 2014, 09:03:00 PM
Well I put a new mechanical fuel pump on my 38 coupe tonight. I was having a problem with the old one. after the car would set for several weeks and I would start it there would be a small puddle gas on the garage floor. I checked all my connection and they were tight.
I never had a fuel pump apart before can anybody tell me what are the internal components are and how it works, maybe this will help me understand why it only leaked after setting awhile.
After the car started and ran it would quit.
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Post by: EDNY on April 28, 2014, 09:24:01 PM
Well I put a new mechanical fuel pump on my 38 coupe tonight. I was having a problem with the old one. after the car would set for several weeks and I would start it there would be a small puddle gas on the garage floor. I checked all my connection and they were tight.
I never had a fuel pump apart before can anybody tell me what are the internal components are and how it works, maybe this will help me understand why it only leaked after setting awhile.
After the car started and ran it would quit.


Been a LONG TIME since I had a mechanical pump apart ...especially since rebuildable units haven't been available for years.

There is a flat diaphragm inside that is actuated  by the pump arm via the camshaft. There are two flat valve inside - fuel pulled in and fuel pushed out. 
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Post by: trbomax on April 29, 2014, 08:03:45 PM
 I pushed the '28 as far into the corner as it would go,jacked it up,and took the dollys out so I could use them on the chicken truck.if I have to move it again, it will be out the door.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 29, 2014, 08:17:49 PM
Well I put a new mechanical fuel pump on my 38 coupe tonight. I was having a problem with the old one. after the car would set for several weeks and I would start it there would be a small puddle gas on the garage floor. I checked all my connection and they were tight.
I never had a fuel pump apart before can anybody tell me what are the internal components are and how it works, maybe this will help me understand why it only leaked after setting awhile.
After the car started and ran it would quit.
They are real simple on the inside. It should have a ruber baffle a spring with metal on both ends and I believe the baffle acts as a seal between the bottom and top. If you need a new or rebuilt item I bought one from Napa for a fuel injected 60 corvette just a few years back.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 29, 2014, 08:19:37 PM
I pushed the '28 as far into the corner as it would go,jacked it up,and took the dollys out so I could use them on the chicken truck.if I have to move it again, it will be out the door.
It sounds like you don't like your 28?
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Post by: madmike3434 on April 29, 2014, 08:45:47 PM
just went on ebay and won an auction for a 2 5/8 inch NOS in the box stewart warner motor minder gauge .

Bought one month ago, this one is better for almost same money

mike     8)
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Post by: sixball on April 29, 2014, 09:04:37 PM
So you're the one. >:(     ;D  Man, those things can get pricy.
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Post by: trbomax on April 29, 2014, 09:15:39 PM
I pushed the '28 as far into the corner as it would go,jacked it up,and took the dollys out so I could use them on the chicken truck.if I have to move it again, it will be out the door.
It sounds like you don't like your 28?

 I do like it,but doing the new frame/motor and the body refinish is just not going to happen.I should have just left it at the old shop in ohio and forgot about it.Ive been trying to get the new shop finished for 3 + yrs now and I am still a year or more out. The maintanence on all of this up here is so time consumeing that I'm luckey to get2 days a week doing my stuff. I was going to start on it this summer,but now I need to replace the whole south side roof on the house this summer (its steel,not just a re shingle). The house has needed to be restained for 2 yrs now and if I put it off this year it will start to discolor.I do not want that. My storage barn never got put up either,I set and braced the posts 2 yrs ago,the lumber has been laying on bolsters out there,so when and even if I take the 28 apart,I have no place to put all the pieces except in the same building I'm working in. I'm just didcouraged enough that I am ready to just sell it as a project and cut further losses. Disd I say that I am getting pressure to put the motor and trans back in the KW motor home too?Of course I have to build the motor first,thats why it came out in the first place.
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Post by: madmike3434 on April 29, 2014, 09:18:56 PM
at 8.20 pm , put my mask on, typed in the max I would pay for it, waited until 12 seconds was left and WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAM, I won it.

 nobody else bid and this was for a NOS in org box with light and hose and vacuum fitting . Was 9 other watchers on the item.

Quite a few of theses 60's style on ebay and a prices all over the place.  Seems to be 4 distinct styles shown on ebay produced over the years.


If I don't stop this soon, will not be able to get it all in my 03 S10  step side for the trip home to Canada .

mike     8)
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Post by: EDNY on April 29, 2014, 09:53:49 PM
I remember years ago we used a vacuum gauge for NYS inspection. You removed the oil filler cap and held the vacuum gauge against the opening. If you had crankcase vacuum (ie PCV working) a small ball would roll over to the green area, if you had excessive piston blow-by...and no vacuum the ball wouldn't move and the car failed.

Haven't seen one of those gauges in years...
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Post by: logride on April 29, 2014, 10:47:37 PM
I have the same gauge in my 32. I got a tach cup from summit to mount it. Had to take the cup to the muffler shop to expand is slightly.

Yours looks like new!
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Post by: sixball on April 30, 2014, 01:06:36 AM
Seriously I was one of the watchers, but I wasn't a bidder. I knew all my bid would do is drive up the final price. I really hate the sniper software. I have lost a lot of auctions in the last few seconds. They actually cheat the seller out of what would be a higher bid by not allowing the auction to run a normal course. No big deal I have more junk than I need.  ;D
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Post by: TFoch on April 30, 2014, 07:23:47 AM
Figured out how I'm going to attach my gas tank apron.  Made some brackets this morning before work.  I'll finish them up tonight at home.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: themoose on April 30, 2014, 08:48:25 AM
I remember years ago we used a vacuum gauge for NYS inspection. You removed the oil filler cap and held the vacuum gauge against the opening. If you had crankcase vacuum (ie PCV working) a small ball would roll over to the green area, if you had excessive piston blow-by...and no vacuum the ball wouldn't move and the car failed.

Haven't seen one of those gauges in years...

Ed....I had forgotten all about those gauges. I had a couple of them in my tool box but somehow over the years they disappeared. Tool companies like Snap-On and Mac used to them to techs as Christmas presents.

Moose
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on May 01, 2014, 07:52:30 AM
Worked on cleaning the 38 getting it ready for the  nationals in  Knoxville Tn. this weekend. Hoping for good weather. ;D ;)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on May 01, 2014, 08:55:07 AM
Worked on cleaning the 38 getting it ready for the  nationals in  Knoxville Tn. this weekend. Hoping for good weather. ;D ;)
Be sure to take plenty of pictures.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on May 01, 2014, 06:33:38 PM
I was planning to, if you haven't been there it's a nice place, there is shade, air conditioned buildings, sun and plenty of cars to look at. My favorite thing.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on May 01, 2014, 07:10:53 PM
I've been to Knoxville where they had the Worlds Fair.  Nice park, not sure if that's where it's going to be.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on May 01, 2014, 09:22:34 PM
I pushed the '28 as far into the corner as it would go,jacked it up,and took the dollys out so I could use them on the chicken truck.if I have to move it again, it will be out the door.
It sounds like you don't like your 28?

 I do like it,but doing the new frame/motor and the body refinish is just not going to happen.I should have just left it at the old shop in ohio and forgot about it.Ive been trying to get the new shop finished for 3 + yrs now and I am still a year or more out. The maintanence on all of this up here is so time consumeing that I'm luckey to get2 days a week doing my stuff. I was going to start on it this summer,but now I need to replace the whole south side roof on the house this summer (its steel,not just a re shingle). The house has needed to be restained for 2 yrs now and if I put it off this year it will start to discolor.I do not want that. My storage barn never got put up either,I set and braced the posts 2 yrs ago,the lumber has been laying on bolsters out there,so when and even if I take the 28 apart,I have no place to put all the pieces except in the same building I'm working in. I'm just didcouraged enough that I am ready to just sell it as a project and cut further losses. Disd I say that I am getting pressure to put the motor and trans back in the KW motor home too?Of course I have to build the motor first,thats why it came out in the first place.
I wished we lived next door because I'd love to go help you out with your car and learn a lot as we were getting it done.
Tom
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on May 01, 2014, 09:24:00 PM
If it's the park with the lake that you can cruise around then that's it.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on May 01, 2014, 11:05:15 PM
I pushed the '28 as far into the corner as it would go,jacked it up,and took the dollys out so I could use them on the chicken truck.if I have to move it again, it will be out the door.
It sounds like you don't like your 28?

 I do like it,but doing the new frame/motor and the body refinish is just not going to happen.I should have just left it at the old shop in ohio and forgot about it.Ive been trying to get the new shop finished for 3 + yrs now and I am still a year or more out. The maintanence on all of this up here is so time consumeing that I'm luckey to get2 days a week doing my stuff. I was going to start on it this summer,but now I need to replace the whole south side roof on the house this summer (its steel,not just a re shingle). The house has needed to be restained for 2 yrs now and if I put it off this year it will start to discolor.I do not want that. My storage barn never got put up either,I set and braced the posts 2 yrs ago,the lumber has been laying on bolsters out there,so when and even if I take the 28 apart,I have no place to put all the pieces except in the same building I'm working in. I'm just didcouraged enough that I am ready to just sell it as a project and cut further losses. Disd I say that I am getting pressure to put the motor and trans back in the KW motor home too?Of course I have to build the motor first,thats why it came out in the first place.
I wished we lived next door because I'd love to go help you out with your car and learn a lot as we were getting it done.
Tom

  Sorry I unloaded here,it just an unresolveable logistical problem.Wont do it again.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on May 02, 2014, 01:56:57 AM
I'm calling this "The Tunnel at the end of the Light" syndrome. I have spent my adult life building this place and collecting the parts for a few really neat projects. In the meantime I have built a couple of mediocre projects to keep my dreams alive. Everything I built when I was young is falling down around me and the cool projects are just piles of parts. Neither of my sons will want to live here and I hate to kick the bucket and leave this mess for someone else to clean up. I am just enough of an optimist to think I may get something done but enough of a realist to doubt it. So every morning I get up, look out and say "Screw it! Someone is going to wind up with a bunch of bitchin' stuff in one spot. It will not have been pilled up in vain. Maybe they'll even find the things I buried."  ;D 

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Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: FATnLOW on May 02, 2014, 07:53:35 AM
SIXBALL.... Good Philosophy ..my thoughts exactly... and  live for the day...Have a Good Day
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on May 02, 2014, 10:35:40 AM
I'm calling this "The Tunnel at the end of the Light" syndrome. I have spent my adult life building this place and collecting the parts for a few really neat projects. In the meantime I have built a couple of mediocre projects to keep my dreams alive. Everything I built when I was young is falling down around me and the cool projects are just piles of parts. Neither of my sons will want to live here and I hate to kick the bucket and leave this mess for someone else to clean up. I am just enough of an optimist to think I may get something done but enough of a realist to doubt it. So every morning I get up, look out and say "Screw it! Someone is going to wind up with a bunch of bitchin' stuff in one spot. It will not have been pilled up in vain. Maybe they'll even find the things I buried."  ;D 

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  Sounds like you know exactly where I'm comming from. Thank you!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on May 02, 2014, 11:06:40 AM
Sixball, Trbomax, although a bit depressing   so true. I'm in the same boat, having no kids myself (that I know about) and my little sisters boys 9-7, I can't afford to hang on to my stuff.  I'm trying not to let go of anything my brother can use or want. I've already sold off my other projects to keep my head above water. There are somethings I am unwilling to sell @ any price and have already decided who I am going to Give them to, just a matter of when. This past year I've been giving stuff away to people that really need it for there projects. If I can just get my coupe built and drive it for awhile, all's good and I'll remain happy. And yes, live for the day!!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on May 02, 2014, 11:58:07 AM
Every time I try to live for the day I wind up down at the bar with my guitar and a cold Bud. :o ;D
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on May 02, 2014, 12:16:50 PM
Well that ain't all bad. I had to give up guitar pick'n 4-5 years ago, ( now that sucked).  Have a good one Sixball, and pick some for me!!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on May 03, 2014, 09:53:25 AM
Every time I try to live for the day I wind up down at the bar with my guitar and a cold Bud. :o ;D
I cant play a guitar of sing a lick, but I know how to drink a bud.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: FATnLOW on May 03, 2014, 10:17:46 PM
Went to a car show..first time visiting this event..a  mix  of street rods,rat rods,early and late models of various makes   a few photos (1) 28 CHEVY   ( 2) 39 CHEVY SEDAN  DELIVERY  ( 3)  MERC WITH PAINTED  PATINA   ( 4) 34 CHEVY 4 DR SEDAN
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: FATnLOW on May 03, 2014, 10:27:49 PM
'56 Chevy Built by Count Kustoms  in Las Vegas.....Build  was on TV...Red  Paint  is Outstanding  full of Flakes
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: FATnLOW on May 03, 2014, 10:43:54 PM
1st pic  a friend who had too much time on his hands this winter,,,Massey Ferguson Combine cab on home built frame
2nd pic  detail in faux wood
3rd  pic Spin and Puke  Ride
last  one of many Rat rods
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on May 04, 2014, 11:34:24 AM
Great pics thanks for posting.  Looks like it was a good show.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: logride on May 04, 2014, 01:16:48 PM
I like the Merc!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on May 04, 2014, 03:01:27 PM
I returned home from the Street Rod Nationals in Knoxville this afternoon. It was a beautiful weekend for a car show there was about 3000 cars there. I will post pictures when I get settled in from the trip home.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on May 04, 2014, 04:17:46 PM
 Beautiful day up here for doing nothing. This was around 11this morning.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on May 04, 2014, 04:34:34 PM
Oh my, you all still have snow, it's 75 degrees and sunny with a light breeze here. You must really love it there to stay.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on May 04, 2014, 05:14:39 PM
No,I cant afford to move. I guess I said that wrong,I can afford to move,but at 70 yrs old, dont have the time to start over if I did.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on May 04, 2014, 07:50:36 PM
Actually trbomax. both those pictures are great shots. Just sitting and looking at them takes me there.   John
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on May 04, 2014, 08:52:56 PM
Those are some really nice shots, I wasn't trying to be negative. I guess I'm just acclimated to the southern part of the States. I'm not use to seeing snow this time of year. 
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on May 04, 2014, 09:04:41 PM
 Thanks guys,maybe I should take up photography !!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Mollys27 on May 04, 2014, 09:24:06 PM
I Won a Frinkin Best Of Show trophy. Yep,yep,that's what I did.lol 8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on May 04, 2014, 09:30:10 PM
Bounce bounce bounce !!!  Feels good don't it.  Did I see a For Sale sign in the windshield?   Always helps to have a Show winner.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Mollys27 on May 05, 2014, 12:28:56 PM
Bounce bounce bounce !!!  Feels good don't it.  Did I see a For Sale sign in the windshield?   Always helps to have a Show winner.

Yip Yip..she's up for sale. Cant do any work on my 27 anymore do to my injury. Looking for a roasters,coupe that's already done.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on May 05, 2014, 01:15:42 PM
Bounce bounce bounce !!!  Feels good don't it.  Did I see a For Sale sign in the windshield?   Always helps to have a Show winner.

Yip Yip..she's up for sale. Cant do any work on my 27 anymore do to my injury. Looking for a roasters,coupe that's already done.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on May 05, 2014, 01:22:24 PM
Arrggg!!! Wrong button. 

I here you there. Like my dad told me, "don't get in a hurry and buy the first one that catches your eye. Be patient and you'll find what you really want at the price your willing to pay."
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: FATnLOW on May 06, 2014, 07:26:07 PM
Got the 40 off of jack stands...worked on trans...need to do body work and then do the primer job ..then on the web for sale
Chopped 3.5 inches  and stretched through the door 6 inches,  4 wheel disc brakes and 350 combo  need to sell this one and get back on the '33
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on May 06, 2014, 08:08:23 PM
Looking good Fatnlow, too bad I guy ain't got the money-time-and room to keep them all.

I got the "Beast" (louver press) dug out from it's 5 or 6 year sleep. Got the dies cleaned up, resharpened, re-set and trial run for tomorrow. My buddy Lonnie is coming down to help me punch my deck lid that we made last fall. My friend Tom came over after work and helped me lay out and scribe the lines.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on May 06, 2014, 08:22:11 PM
I'm jealous. I want a louver press. My roadster would look like it was made of Swiss Cheese. 8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on May 06, 2014, 08:28:25 PM
I hear ya sixball. Looks like I'll get about 160 in the deck lid.  In '81 I had a '72 Chevy p.u. with hail damage, and managed to get 382 of them. Pretty much got all the damage pressed out. Lol. Sure glad I didn't have to pay for them!!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on May 06, 2014, 10:36:56 PM
Just did a quick check for louver presses....they sure don't give them away! :'(
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on May 07, 2014, 07:05:51 AM
Sammons,
I'm jealous too.  That would be a cool tool to have in the shop.  Post some pics of your deck lid when done.
Tom
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on May 09, 2014, 12:23:23 PM
I took a 1/2" plate to a friend's shop to get the big hole cut for my tranny adapter. Mounting a Borg Warner T86 to a Chevy pickup bell housing. I also left the flywheel to be surfaced. I'm looking for a '55-'62 9 1/2" clutch disc.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on May 10, 2014, 07:35:17 PM
I went to the dump for the purpose of cleaning all the trash I have been collecting in my 78 chevy truck. The truck gave a great sigh of relief once all the crap was off it's back. Then off loaded the 51 ford body into my shop from my trailor, I then spent the rest of a good day cleaning all the sand and mud from the trailor. I have a question for you guys. The trailor in question is a tilt model mostly home built, all steel flooring, and low metal sides, no wood at all. I have been thinking about rolling a bed liner material on the flooring to protect the metal a little better and avoid slipping on the surface from just painting it. Have you done anything like that and how did it work?
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on May 10, 2014, 08:27:27 PM
Got the last part of the floor (rumble seat area) in the 33.  Got the wife's car detailed for her for Mother's Day.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: cocobolo on May 11, 2014, 12:53:23 AM
A few days ago my old Lumina van crapped out and I grabbed the first thing I could find for cheap...a 2004 Dodge caravan.  Changed the plugs in it today, and I swear this must be the first time they have ever been changed.

What is left of the electrode is actually thinner than a regular sewing pin.  No wonder it didn't have any jam.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Kiwijeff on May 11, 2014, 04:15:41 AM
The only car thing i did today, was drive the Hudson. Ive been real busy with other things latley. Hardly had time to even check my car sites. Sammons, louvres rock, and i guess a press would be a great asset. For those of us who maybe only need a few done, there was a Hamb thread some time ago, in the Tech week stuff, where a guy made a neat homemade one. Sorry i dont have a link, but im sure it wouldnt be hard to find.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 11, 2014, 11:37:23 AM
just got back from new yorke state with a s10 chevy truck full of ebay purchases since last nov..2013 till 2 weeks ago......I got a  TIG__PLASMA CUTTER___ arc machine 3 in one, foot peddle for it, nos pair of 34-35 chev standard runningboards complete with rubber, a use pair of running boards, 3 floor panels like new off a 33-34 master, a silicon bronze duval windshield, a guide passing light from mid 30's, a pair of original Larson engineering, sbc valve covers , a nos elcamino fender , aluminum trim and inner splash shields,  a 30" long aeroquip -20 rad hose with a 90 and straight ends,  a apir of 34-35 chev rocker panel inside aluminum parts for roadster, pair of new repo I&I running board mats,  nos stewart warner vacuum motor minder gauge , 2 of them,   and a whole bunch of smaller items for the rebuilding of shazzbott the 35 chev roadster.

A full tank of gas and 9 hours round trip    8)

mike lynch
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on May 11, 2014, 12:46:40 PM
A friend brought me another crossmember for my roadster frame. This one does not match the hole pattern of my frame either. It is the rusty one in the photos. It did come with a cast piece that was for the front motor mount. I like it and will try to use it and part of the black one. At least I can figure the front width with these parts and get the front springs and axle sorted out. Not near as big of a haul as Madmike. ;D

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Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on May 11, 2014, 05:28:06 PM
I finally broke down and change the headlights out in my 38. to a set of tri bars. I really wanted to keep the original look and had converted them to h4 but the original lens defused the light so bad that it looked like candles burning behind the lens. The look is not that bad I sort of like it. I post some pictures later.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 11, 2014, 06:43:46 PM
A friend brought me another crossmember for my roadster frame. This one does not match the hole pattern of my frame either. It is the rusty one in the photos. It did come with a cast piece that was for the front motor mount. I like it and will try to use it and part of the black one. At least I can figure the front width with these parts and get the front springs and axle sorted out. Not near as big of a haul as Madmike. ;D

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SIXBALL, exactly what year correct front frame cross member are you looking for  ???

mike//////////    8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: cocobolo on May 11, 2014, 08:15:25 PM
Just finished using one of those polishing kits to clean up the headlight covers on the '04 Dodge van I got on Thursday.  Can't believe the difference.  That stuff really does work...it's the 3M kit.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Dugeman on May 11, 2014, 10:24:16 PM
I spent the weekend finishing the sheet metal for the interior, insulating the cab and fabricating seat mounts and test fitting the seats. Seats are 2008 Chrysler Pacifica middle row seats
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on May 11, 2014, 11:29:40 PM
"SIXBALL, exactly what year correct front frame cross member are you looking for 

mike//////////"   

I don't have a clue. I thought it was a '27. It doesn't matter I'll make the ones I have now work or use them to get the measurements I need to build another one. When I got the frame there was no front crossmember. I can go from here. Thanks!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: cocobolo on May 12, 2014, 09:02:26 AM
I spent the weekend finishing the sheet metal for the interior, insulating the cab and fabricating seat mounts and test fitting the seats. Seats are 2008 Chrysler Pacifica middle row seats
Nice seats!  I think I will be taking the two front power seats out of my Lumina which bit the dust a few days ago.  Not as nice looking as yours, but at least they are leather and comfortable.  Just need seat covers to get the color right.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on May 15, 2014, 07:18:40 AM
Finally got the front tires for the 33.  I'll mount them and post some pics this weekend.  I'll be glad to get it back on the ground!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 16, 2014, 05:42:46 PM
I decided to move all the parts I brought back from N.Y. state last Saturday, get them out of the garage and take pictures of all the goodies.  Then take them all into the basement and out of the way.

So after taking all the pictures of the parts for reference, I had to use wifes older Olympus 2.0 camera. Mine FUJI s1000 is out getting repaired.   I tried to download the pictures into the computer and I quickly found out this new computer does not have the old picture downloading programming for old camera.

Old one used windows XP operating system, way better than this windows 7 system.   Easier to operate.   At least the parts are now out of the way and maybe I can get a start getting back to the coupe and on the road again this year. :'(

mike lynch     8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on May 16, 2014, 09:42:50 PM
I got one more little step done thanks to the neighbor kid down the street. He stopped in to see the coupe, and asked if I needed a hand with anything.  So I taught him how to use the metal shears and the right way to use tin snips. He loves to help until it turns into work, he is usually gone in an hour. If he would hang around longer he might just learn something useful.
Sammons you mentioned this in your build thread.  Even though my son has no interest in my car, every time my granddaughter visits I take her out in the garage.  She loves to sit in the 33 and pretend she's driving.  She also likes to go to my friend's Hot Rod Shop (New England Rod Shop).  Ron let's her sit in any car in the shop.  Got to start them young if we want to continue this hobby.  I made some special brackets for her car seat to fit in my passenger seat.  Got to start them young!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on May 17, 2014, 12:02:07 AM
I don't know about yopu guys but around here the scrappers come through the neighborhood every week and sometimes I have a little scrap for them, but today a guy is pulling metal from my neighbors trash and I notice he has a leather middle seat from a chrysler mini van in his truck perfect size for an old 30s style car. anyway after a little bartering I was able to give him what little scrap I was saving up in exchange for the seat. I know they aren't real expensive, but at least I didn't have to go digging around in the junkyard for one and then pay for it. That is all I have done today.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on May 17, 2014, 12:11:00 PM
Nike did you know that you candowngrade from windows 7 to xp or window 8 to windows 7  google it vette59jdwl
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on May 17, 2014, 09:00:09 PM
I spent the weekend finishing the sheet metal for the interior, insulating the cab and fabricating seat mounts and test fitting the seats. Seats are 2008 Chrysler Pacifica middle row seats
That looks sound proof and comfortable, nice job.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 17, 2014, 09:06:52 PM
Nike did you know that you candowngrade from windows 7 to xp or window 8 to windows 7  google it vette59jdwl

When we had to buy the new computer the tech who was trying to save a lot of info off the old hard drive said that Microsoft is not supporting the windows XP programing so loading it would not be a good idea.

Turns out when talking to wife on phone who was out of town for the day.......her side of computer got the Olympus camera download info loaded into her side of computer.  So taped a note to the cameras bag so that next time I will know to download the pictures on HER SIDE then forward them to myself in an email.

mike lynch   aka madmike3434   8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on May 17, 2014, 09:16:31 PM
Well I spent the afternoon doing what Tom is into and that is wiring or should I say rewiring a 54 chevy sedan delivery. Mostly what I have done today is gut the old wiring harness which is the original for this car and has been cobbled badly through out. he had no turn signals, no gas guage, no dash lights, and none of the original guages work except the speedo and he is not sure it's acurate. All of the old capilary tubes for the oil and temp guages were cut and then left hanging out of the  firewall and under the dash. Thsi car was an old 70s build and needed to be freshened up. It looks great on the outside. I will keep you informed...John
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 17, 2014, 09:19:43 PM
Today I decided that its time to repair the big compressor hoses to the manifold, because 2 of the fittings are leaking and will not tighten any more.  So I spend an hour dismantling all the clips holding it to the upper wall and remove the hose.  Off to the Princess auto parts place to take it back a 25 foot long hose with ends 1/2" pipe thread.

now looking at the new 3 foot long air dryer that takes desicant pellts for $40 worth, I installed a month ago, figure its not right, its too high and I need a hard pipe to go from the outlet to the manifold.  This time am off too home depot for black pipe lengths and 90 degree fittings and some short pieces double threaded.   DRAT, back to home depot for one more short fitting.   Mucka round for a while taping pipe threads, cutting wood to mount the air dryer on to.  Finally get it done.   All that hard concrete is murder on the feet even with good spongy shoes.  At least the job is done and better setup than I had it before.

mike lynch  madmike3434    8)/size]
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on May 17, 2014, 10:50:42 PM
 Spent the last part of the afternoon with a friend of mines son trying to sell some stuff. I NEED to order some parts for my coupe from speedway. (Doc bills took this months car fund). He is big time into swap meets, so he started digging away in the bins and corners. I think he found somethings he wants (yeah), so he'll come back down next week with the p.u. and cash. Even sold him my old aluminum flat bottom john boat.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on May 19, 2014, 07:44:22 AM
I worked on my 32 coach, fabricated and welded up the fire wall where I'm going to mount my brake pedal assembly wanted to give it a stiff area to mount the assembly so there would be no flexing of the fire wall, probably over kill. Finished up the front floor board area its almost ready for paint.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on May 19, 2014, 06:46:26 PM
I worked on my 32 coach, fabricated and welded up the fire wall where I'm going to mount my brake pedal assembly wanted to give it a stiff area to mount the assembly so there would be no flexing of the fire wall, probably over kill. Finished up the front floor board area its almost ready for paint.
Over kill is a good thing especially when it comes to braking.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on May 19, 2014, 06:57:57 PM
I used a 3/16 steel plate, cut the fire wall and inserted the plate and boxed it in to give it a rigid mount.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on May 19, 2014, 08:52:22 PM
My new set of 181 rods came today. My others were a mixed set and these are all from one engine. I picked up the surfaced flywheel and the trans adapter with the big hole cut. Now the rotating parts can get balanced and I can go on with getting the engine and trans mated.
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Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on May 19, 2014, 10:31:06 PM
started the gooseneck hitch install for the new trailer. Took the Leer cap off that I put on when I bought the truck new.I decided to cut slots in the bedliner for the hitch rails as opposed to removeing it entirely.The box under the bedliner looks new! What a suprise that was! I installed the rails ,drilling all the holes,then removed the rails and sawed out the slots with a circular saw.I then reinstalled the rails and hitch plate.Tomorrow the frame brackets go on!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on May 20, 2014, 07:07:09 AM
Dropped the hood off at the media blasters.  This is the last part of the body panel that I need to get cleaned.  It'll get acid dipped and primed.  I drilled all the rivets and removed the latch mechanism and hinge.  Glad I did as there was a little surface rust behind them.  Other than that it was in good shape.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on May 20, 2014, 11:59:41 AM
" It's the little things...." There's just SO MANY of them. :-\
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on May 20, 2014, 09:29:09 PM

  nancy and I spent almost 3 hrs getting this ONE rail bracket on.We had to drill and ream the holes,then the fuel tank was right where we had to be. Finally fished the bolts thru from the inside out with a wire and got the tightened.

  I am going to have to make a filler plate for the rear bracket and weld everything on.The shock mount is on the inside of the rail so there is nothing flat to bolt to.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 20, 2014, 09:36:26 PM
was drilling a hole using my tall 6 ft drill press with 1/2hp motor and then, flap flap flap sound. pop- top open and the front belt is trashed. take the back one off in go out in search of anew one or two.  2 Hours later $35 for 2 belts and stops at 4 places and re-install new ones.
Then proceeded to clean floor of oil trans fluid soak up. Next comes washing of the floor with power washer. A good air blowing of everything and now its 4.30 time for a coffee.  Did fire up the beast, back it into driveway and listen to it purr for next 45 minutes.

hope to give it a bath tomorrow and get rid of the winters dust and oily fingerprints.  Put the bumpers and head lights back on and maybe go for a test drive.      8)

mike lynchsize]
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on May 21, 2014, 06:25:05 AM
Finished welding up my brake booster mount I put in the fire wall yesterday drilled the mounting holes now I need to purchase a 2.250" hole saw to cut the center hole, hope to get that done this afternoon.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on May 21, 2014, 10:26:24 AM
 Be sure to get a Bi-Metal hole saw,a carbon steel one will destroy itself trying to cut steel.Also run it slow!I like to cut from both sides so as not to have a rough edge where it breaks thru.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: cocobolo on May 21, 2014, 03:49:08 PM
Got some roof racks mounted on the van.  Tried carrying some lumber on the roof a couple of days ago - 16 feet long - it sounded like we were sitting inside a giant conga drum every time we hit a bump.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on May 21, 2014, 04:43:45 PM
I started grinding welds on the baby GMC valve cover but it's been raining here for 3 days ,not good from a solar power point of view, and I didn't want to use the power I'll need tonight. I did enough to see that I'll have to reweld a few spots, fill a few holes, and do some fancy hammer and dolly work. It's going to be cute though. :)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on May 21, 2014, 07:37:14 PM
 Today I reworket the Reese rear bracket so it would work.There is still no way to bolt it on,it has to be welded.I even had to weld up the top holes and re drill them so they would work on the rail.If I had known all this going in,I sure wouldnt have bought the install kit,I'd have just made my own in the first place.Anyway the left side and center brackets are in,so the right side is all thats left and it will be easier now that I know what has to be done.
 The yellow on the left side of the pic is fire blanket that I covered the air bag with while welding and grinding.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on May 22, 2014, 09:27:08 AM
Today I reworket the Reese rear bracket so it would work.There is still no way to bolt it on,it has to be welded.I even had to weld up the top holes and re drill them so they would work on the rail.If I had known all this going in,I sure wouldnt have bought the install kit,I'd have just made my own in the first place.Anyway the left side and center brackets are in,so the right side is all thats left and it will be easier now that I know what has to be done.
 The yellow on the left side of the pic is fire blanket that I covered the air bag with while welding and grinding.
"Save time and money with our complete install kit"   right, I quit buying kits. Seems every time I used one it didn't fit right. 4/5yrs ago my buddy Lonnie wanted me to put power steering on his '55, and upgrade the suspension like I did on my '57. I gathered up the 605 gearbox, pump, brackets etc. He then tells me he is going to order a complete kit with a different gearbox,  but he didn't want me to "go to all the trouble to fab it up". I told him he wouldn't be happy with the gearbox offered (to quick) but they told him it was best for tri 5's. I spent 3 times the hours to modify that damn kit to fit, nothing was right. And guess what, he was not happy about the quick steering either, way too sensitive.  Then he tells me he should have listened too me.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 22, 2014, 06:28:59 PM
Today I found out that the 3 in 1 welder I bought 2 months ago......TIG 200 amps< ARC 200 amps>>PLASMA 50 amps cutter..............does not TIG aluminum as its a DC only unit.   I am not a happy camper today   :'( :'( :'( :'( >:(

But I can use the ARC weld to weld aluminum with aluminum arc welding rods from Lincoln. ;D

mike
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: themoose on May 22, 2014, 07:41:02 PM
Mike....I never tried arc welding aluminum. How about telling us more about your experience with it and maybe a couple of pictures. Sounds like something worth knowing.

Moose
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 22, 2014, 08:46:59 PM
moose I was cruising ebay a couple of years ago looking at welders and noticed somebody was selling arc welding rods for aluminum.    So I asked my welder friend rick if it could be done....oh he huffed and puffed as is his way and said no damn way, been welding 50 years can't do that.    So I wrote down the model number of his big Lincoln unit and when I came home went to ebay and his unit matched what the ad said it would work on......was only 2 ARC units it would work on.  So I ordered the """""Lincoln electric ALUMINWELD 43  1/8" ROD  ---STOCK # ED031469   its also an E4043..." all this off the package.   Also it says OPERATING CURRENT DC + 85--135A 

So, when it comes in I go for my usual Saturday visit.    Whip out the aluminweld rod and say here try this !!!!!!!!!!!!  I produce two pieces of 1/4" thick 6061-T6 V-ed on the mating sides.  Well Mr welder proceeds to try to weld , having problem getting an arc..so turn machine up to 95 and we have arc.   So he proceeds to do a 6" long weld.  Huuum he says , "what do you think"  I said to him, " that's it that's the best you can do, damn I cannot weld worth a damn but I could do that !!  bird pecking crapola. "   

I get given the evil eye death stare," gimmi another stick he says " then proceeds to lay down a perfect arc pass.  I look him in the eye and say " why didn't you do that the first time ? " .  "You son of a B ....". he says, as I laugh my head off.  "I had to practice first ".

Your going to have to go to lincolns site and see what type of welders you can use this rod with.  I think the machine has to be ac/dc capable or specific models.  I could not find anything written on the package.

I bought one of these on ebay ****ACCURATE TOOLS 3 in 1 Inverter *** ......TIG 200 amp, arc 200amp and plasma cutter 50 amp machines and it has a converter technology that allows it to arc weld aluminum besides regular steel.

see if I can find the info needed.  Cannot post any pictures of the piece of aluminum he welded, still have it as my Fuji camera is out getting fixed.

Saturday I will take the argon gas meter for the unit and we shall do a full road test of : TIG on steel and stainless steel, Arc aluminum plate, Arc steel plate, plasma cut aluminum plate and steel plate. 

mike lynch    8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: FATnLOW on May 22, 2014, 09:14:51 PM
I took my wife and her car in for a oil change....
A SIMPLE OIL CHANGE and  came Back with a  NEW car.....HOW LUCKY  FOR  HER..She deserves it
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on May 22, 2014, 09:43:25 PM
 Finished up my rail brackets today but I dont like them. They only are bolted to the rail on one side,which Reese says is fine,but I think I'm gonna have to fab up some weld on brackets for the front where they are only bolted thru the box. Has anybody else put one of these on?
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 23, 2014, 09:13:51 AM
MOOSE...........talked to Lincoln electric this morning and according to the sales tech guy on the telephone they have not sold the ALUMINWELD 43 # ED031469 rod in 10 years in usa.  But its still being made and its sold here , CANADA , and other countries in the world.   It comes in a 1/2 pound plastic sealed pack.  It sells here for $20 a pack.

The tech guy says you need to have a DC unit to use this. My ACCURATE TOOLS unit is a DC unit.  It uses 85--135 amps settings to weld the aluminum


mike      8) 8) 8)     
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: themoose on May 23, 2014, 09:33:20 AM
Thanks for the info Mike

Moose
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 23, 2014, 12:24:36 PM
MOOSE...........if you have  DC arc welder this is the neat answer to being able to do aluminum bracketry without the extra cost of getting a MIG aluminum spool gun $225--260 and bottle of argon gas.  Price is right at $20 Canadian..$18 American.

If you wish to try it , I can pick you up a package of 15-20 rods ?? and ship it to you thru postal system.  I searched ebay USA and could not find any listed for sale under the Lincoln E4043 or ED031469 numbers.  Its a useful rod just to have around

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Arc-Welding-Rod-E4043-Material-General-Purpose-Aluminum-Dia-In-1-8-/221434205642?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item338e81d5ca

found a set for sale for $16.36 in usa

mike lynch        8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: themoose on May 23, 2014, 03:54:42 PM
Mike

Thanks for the offer but my arc welder is an old clunker AC unit. It's still good to know that it can be done. Thanks again

Moose
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 23, 2014, 04:30:23 PM
OKAY MOOSIE, and I think a bunch of other people who have read this thread now know its capable with right type arc machine.

Looking at this nice $200 off tig machine aluminum only from eastwood.  might have to sell some stuff to get a few xxxxxtra bucks to throw around.

mike lynch   8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 25, 2014, 02:48:45 PM
so Saturday I take my accurate tools 3 in 1 tig arc plasma cutter to my friend ricks who is the pro welder to put this baby thru its testing stage.  We hook up the DC tig to the argon an gas and he fiddles with settings......takes a length of regular tig steel wire, lays down some stack of dimes.  NICE.   I say here try this silicon bronze tig wire.........does it more like brazing using acy/oxy torches.........NICE. Gives it to me and lessons begin.  I did okay for somebody that has not welded for 30 years and learned some stuff....practice practice he said.  So now have to buy bottle of argon gas Monday to continue learning on my own.

when I get home dig out the 1/16 arc rod 6013 and begin practicing with that.

I SUCK at arc welding.....holy crap whole stick is gone in 5-7 seconds ...but then I read package and says 25--40 amps ......dial it back there big boy this stuff ain't meant for 100 amps. So take it down to 50 why 50 don't know......then lowered it to 40.  Still not getting it right going to fast------------okay big guy slow down, pay attention, control your small motor skills and PRACTICE.... PRACTICE ... PRACTICE

WAS GETTING BETTER BUT STILL NOT RIGHT........GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

today , sunday bought pack of 7018 3/32 a little thicker rod

hi ho ------hi ho, its off to practice I go

mike lynch     :-[
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 29, 2014, 12:01:53 AM
started cleaning all the junk off the 35 frame for the roadster build that's built up on it over the winter. Got about 25% off and relocated.

In order to let the moisture out the bottom of my compressor tank, I need to back the coupe out , lay down on the floor and reach underneath.

  Today I decided ENOUGH OF THAT.  Went and purchased a 25 foot length of 1/4" air hose and some brass fittings and adapted it to the valve that was formerly on the bottom of the tank.  So now I can just take the valve in hand and let any air out of the tank on a daily basis .

 Life sure got simpler , one step at a time.   And that's a good thing !

mike  lynch        8)/size]
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 32chevy vett on May 31, 2014, 08:01:27 PM
I picked up five 5gal pails of feed grade molasses and filled the tank to remove rust from car parts. My friend and I built the tank two days ago.   
Mixed 7 parts water 1 part molasses. Put the parts in and check them in two weeks,pressure wash if all rust is not gone put it in for another week.

Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 32chevy vett on May 31, 2014, 08:19:09 PM
I packed the wheel bearings on the street rod and bled the brakes.  Started back to work on the exhaust on the 36 Ford.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on May 31, 2014, 09:29:47 PM
I picked up five 5gal pails of feed grade molasses and filled the tank to remove rust from car parts. My friend and I built the tank two days ago.   
Mixed 7 parts water 1 part molasses. Put the parts in and check them in two weeks,pressure wash if all rust is not gone put it in for another week.
I bet from a distance your neighbors might  of thought you were building a still. Nice for cleaning  those larger parts.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on May 31, 2014, 09:33:20 PM
I picked up five 5gal pails of feed grade molasses and filled the tank to remove rust from car parts. My friend and I built the tank two days ago.   
Mixed 7 parts water 1 part molasses. Put the parts in and check them in two weeks,pressure wash if all rust is not gone put it in for another week.
Don,
When you get some parts done can you post some pictures of them before and after?
Tom
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on May 31, 2014, 09:39:45 PM
About aweek ago I gutted the original wiring from my friends 54 chevy delivery, so today I mounted the fuse panel, ran the rear wiring up the drivers a pillar then through the headliner and down to the rear lighting that sucked. Then I routed all the wires through the firewall and up to the engine and front lighting areas of need. He had an old external voltage regulator I am getting rid of It should be a clean application when finished. Maybe tomorrow I will try to tackle the dash routing. WE ARE HAVING FUN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on May 31, 2014, 09:50:45 PM
after putting the head lights and radiator ornament on the coupe followed by the bumper and license plate , I re-installed the insulation on the floor and put the carpet back over top, gave it a good wisk brushing to rid it of debris.

test drive around the block everything seems right but cannot get D S headlight to work....GRRRRRRRRR. Pull it all apart and put connection back on, low beams work but not high beams.  GRRRRRRRR again.  Probing this and that, terminal strip , headlight plug, light in , light out, light in,  light out.   .BIG TIME GRRRRRRRR.

Think about it overnite and whats wrong.  Still will not light up the circuit tester.......more GRRRRRRRRRRR, Screw this got low beams baby needs a bath its filthy  with a winters dust and greasy hand prints. Load up the wash bucket with meguiars gold soap and wash mitt.     WOW, looki ma she glows.!!!

Now back to what's wrong seeing as I have some time before the cruise nite visit of the year.  Back to probe, head and butt scratching , checking all the fuses and connections on the ron francis wiring box.  Everything lites up.

Back to those terminal strips that connect the head light wires and top lights, nothing , getting nothing as far as probe light ups.  I grab the one wire that lights up and the head light goes off. Some more wiggling and it comes back on. HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY what the ???  I turned all those terminal screws real tight.

Well turns out when I put new terminal screws in they are longer and they bottomed out , not tightening, everything in the connection on the one side is lose !!!!!!!!

Replace all the long screws with shorter correct length ones from a spare strip and VOILA.........we got all the lights working..........

YIPPEE..........mike lynch
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on June 01, 2014, 01:03:57 AM
I've heard of this process but have never used it. How much does 5 gallons of molasses cost?
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 32chevy vett on June 01, 2014, 08:58:05 AM
I will post photos in 2or 3 weeks. We paid $22 for a 5gal bucket of feed grade, At the grain store. I hope the bears don't stop in for a drink.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on June 01, 2014, 08:49:02 PM
Put fresh oil in the car and primed the oil pump. Hope to start the car sometime this week.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on June 02, 2014, 05:36:43 PM
I finally got my drivers  door to line up to my liking and installed my new rocker panel and now for the bear claw latches, making a little progress.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Mollys27 on June 03, 2014, 08:38:15 PM
 :( went and seen my engine being torn apart. Can't wait till she's done 8) will post pics of the New Ride soon :P
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on June 04, 2014, 02:30:23 PM
Been collecting Chevy/GMC 3500HD trucks and parts for a couple of years and decided to take a break from the hotrods to start putting together a toy hauler (actually just a toy).  Plus it cleans up the property a bit

Painted the chassis Saturday and popped on a cab and flatbed Monday.  Installing a small block with tune port and 5sp NV4500.  I have a 3 SBC's to choose from..two flat tappet and one roller cam..probably will just use the roller block.

It will basically be a grocery getter and used for my car trailer once or twice a year.   Installed the solid 3/4 ton cab on the 15,000 GVW chassis.  Really like the 3500HD series trucks and even started a forum for them at: www.3500HD.com

Ed
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on June 04, 2014, 11:11:56 PM
I took all my parts to the machine shop yesterday to get balanced. I'll pick them up Friday. Next money will get the block hot tanked and the cam bearings installed.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 06, 2014, 05:22:39 PM
CONTINUED ON WITH THE CLEAN UP OF MY GARAGE............FINALLY EXPOSED THE 1935 CHEVROLET FRAME UNDERNEATHE WITH JAGUAR REAR END.

Need to move some stuff and wheelbarrow tire is dead, so that takes me off to buy new one....complete, wheel-- tire-- tubed = $30. grease the bearings and grease the 5/8 " shaft so nothing will rust together.  New 2 1/2" long 5/16" bolts nuts washers also coated with grease.

Tomorrow more cleaning first thing then off to whitevale with my new welder tpo see if the pro welder can ARC weld aluminum with aluminum rod using my machine.   I can get the rod lit, just cannot keep it lit.

mike lynch  8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on June 06, 2014, 09:13:05 PM
I picked up my balanced crank, rods, pistons, flywheel, and pulley hub from the shop today. Such a deal that I can afford to have him tank the block and put the cam bearings in. I'm still working on the trophy for "Rappin' to Minden" our Inliner show that is TOMORROW! :o ;D
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 07, 2014, 09:17:38 PM
MY FRIEND WAS AWAY AT A FAMILY RE-UNION THING , SO NO WELDER TESTING. GOT TO CLEAN UP MORE OF THE GARAGE AND SIT DO0WN FIGURING OUT IN A STARRING MATCH WITH MY JAG REAR END HOW TO MOUNT MY SCHROEDER NASCAR .850 SWAY BAR.

I GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT NOW, I WAS ENVISIONING IT , THE MOUNT BACKWARDS.  I HAD NOT BEEN NEAR THIS SINCE LAST FALL AND COMPLETELY FORGOT WHAT THE GRAND PLAN WAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  AGE EH !

MIKE
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Rattiac on June 10, 2014, 12:21:40 AM
Had to get the transport plate off the car . Talked to the glass guy. He's still making a pattern. His last one the window would bind when rolling it up . So he making modifications from there and should be done this week. I told him no hurry cause Id rather have it done right.

Still cleaning the garage . Its a war-zone in there and im sure a few 8 legged freaks will pop out .
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 10, 2014, 01:42:58 AM
went to see my friend rick about 20 miles away who is a welder for 50 years. Could not figure out the plasma cutter on the new 3 in 1  machine.  Turns out the reason for not having air pressure , was you had to PULL UP THE KNOB and turn it..........I yi yi, carumba. 

 So with that he demo'd  cutting thru 3/16 plate , some 10 gauge plate. The 1/4" thick 6061 T6 aluminum did not want to co-operate and 3/16 would be a better choice.

We also discussed making a wood pattern for a part, because the one I made out of 1/8 went up in flames.  Cutter flame was to close to pattern.   He showed me how making a 3/4" wood pattern for the PLASMA CUTTER to ride against is the way to do it so the cut is super smooth.  The trick is that you need to reduce the pattern by 5/16" on each edge so the cutter sits exactly where you want the cut to be.  And that effort will be a smooth cut with little grinding to make it smooth.

I hooked up the arc welder part of the machine and gave him a piece of aluminum and aluminum rod.  First thing he reversed the polarity of the machine with the stinger and the ground.  Okay, we start the aluminum arc welding test at 80 amps. Nope, up to 95......nope, shoot up to 125 amps , bingo he strikes an arc and it stays lit.  After he burns a rod, I ask to attempt it.........I SUCK AT ARC WELDING ALUMINUM !!!!  technique is not right......GRRRRRRRRRRRRR.  Have to practice and practice getting it right.


mike lynch    madmike3434   8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on June 10, 2014, 07:08:08 AM
Got the timing set on the 283 last night.  Had to add a little fluid to the tranny.  Got the outer seat belts mounted.  Hope to mount the rest tonight.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 11, 2014, 04:47:32 PM
I have been after a eastwood TIG welder to do aluminum welding for brackets on SHAZZBOTT my 35 chevy roadster.

I was watching a special they had running a month ago and boom, deal ends........grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.    I knew eventually they would have them on again.

 Patiently a surprise appeared in my inbox today, bingo..........the deal is up starting today for Wednesday june 11 too june 12 Thursday midnite.

After waiting for 3 hours for the shipping quote I call them back, ya think I really want this ???????  BINGO......unit $699.99, $25.21 shipping.....13% ontario sales tax $91.00.===== grand total $816.20 US $$$


YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on June 11, 2014, 05:54:25 PM
I have been after a eastwood TIG welder to do aluminum welding for brackets on SHAZZBOTT my 35 chevy roadster.

I was watching a special they had running a month ago and boom, deal ends........grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.    I knew eventually they would have them on again.

 Patiently a surprise appeared in my inbox today, bingo..........the deal is up starting today for Wednesday june 11 too june 12 Thursday midnite.

After waiting for 3 hours for the shipping quote I call them back, ya think I really want this ???????  BINGO......unit $699.99, $25.21 shipping.....13% ontario sales tax $91.00.===== grand total $816.20 US $$$

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Eastwood always has the Mig Welder and Plasma Cutter as a package for under $1000.

On another note I got to use a Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Cutter the other day..I GOT TO HAVE ONE!

Do have a MIG, a TIG, an AC/DC stick (not used in about 10 yrs) and Oxygen/Acetylene...but everyone needs a plasma cutter!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 11, 2014, 06:08:54 PM
Got a lincoln MIG given to me ALMOST  brand new as friend only wanted gas unit.
Have oxy acy torches
Have a 3 in 1 UNIT = TIG 200 amp---- ac 200 amp ARC......50 amp plasma cutter

the 3 in 1 with TIG does not do aluminum, but arc with a ZENA aluminum rod and reverse the polarity will stick weld aluminum.

Now I got the eastwood TIG unit for aluminum for $699....set to weld anything.

I also have a MIG aluminum spool gun for the Lincoln argon gas model #140 or #180.  Brand new in the box.  Might sell it.......anybody interested ?>???????  This is what it is



mike
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on June 11, 2014, 07:05:02 PM
I spent the weekend slowly dinking around with the wiring on the 54 chevy delivery, mostly tying up loose ends and putting shielding on all of it. I am now waiting for the ups truck to deliver my headlight and dimmer switch from EZ wiring so I can button up the dash board area. I put a dome light back in it, and also a  oooogag horn, that ought to suprise my buddy. I have a thermal dynamics plasma that will reset it self to 110 or 220 automaticallyjust by changing the plug style. I don't know how I ever got anything done with out it....John
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 32chevy vett on June 13, 2014, 10:50:46 AM
Removed parts from my rust tank. Works great! You must have a rust inhabiter to stop flash rust after you clean parts.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on June 13, 2014, 08:27:36 PM
Removed parts from my rust tank. Works great! You must have a rust inhabiter to stop flash rust after you clean parts.


Really great to see the positive results...guess I need to find an old fuel tank!

Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on June 13, 2014, 08:33:30 PM
Don nice work.  That tank does a great job.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on June 15, 2014, 08:50:35 AM
My friends son's came by lastnight after a long day of car hunting and had bought a '36 chevy p.u.. (cab bed frame, missing a lot). They asked to see the coupe, and they also picked up a chevy grill shell they wanted to compare to mine. So we went down to the shop,  and they pulled out a '35 chevy p.u. grill. I told them it looked just like mine, carried it over to compare, sure nuff And not In too bad shape. They hadn't seen the coupe since last winter so they liked the progress. The youngest asked about my '32 (ford) grill shell and asked me how much. I asked him for who, said himself for a project of his, I told him if it was for him he could have it.

They got ready to go and the oldest asked if I would trade my cut off grill for his uncut grill, I didn't hear right, he said it again. But I needed to help show his brother how to fix the rust hole in the bottom of the one I gave him. Sounded like a hell of a deal to me, so I've got a complete grill shell for my coupe now for free!!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: logride on June 15, 2014, 09:35:10 AM
That's the fun part of this hobby. Nice grill, it will look great on your coupe.

Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on June 15, 2014, 09:51:15 AM
I'll agree with you there Logride, seems when you get around a great bunch of car guy's as I have, everybody keeps an eye out for what your looking for. I've noticed through the years that car builders (not car buyers) are more than happy to swap/sell cheap/ or give you something you need.At least they are Iin my area. I think last week through a series of contacts and phone calls, I was involved with finding 3 different chevys for other people.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on June 15, 2014, 01:32:18 PM
I pulled down my old glass sign from my shop this morning,  I had no idea it was double sided. Another cool garage hanger
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 15, 2014, 06:27:17 PM
went to a fathers day car show in Oshawa ont today with my 35 3w coupe.  Walked the big lot that had at least 20 plastic fantastics, some even 2014.........6 newish challengers, 4 newish mustangs , some 6-8 newish cameros 90's and 2010-14 and to top off the new theme a 1994 rolls Royce.

Was in the lot and gone in less than 50 minutes.

mike lynch.............madmike3434
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on June 15, 2014, 07:19:33 PM
Sucks doesnt it? thats why idont bother going to the little parking lot shows,they are like a used car lot. Not to dis anyones ride,its just not my definition of a "rod".
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on June 15, 2014, 08:00:20 PM
Mike. That's a good looking 33. I know what you guys are talking about there are less and less 30s up to 60 style cars gathering anymore. I am really looking forward to the nsra nat's in pueblo this year because it's on the old fairgrounds as usual, and feels like an old school show. They have the goodguys event at the new bud beer event center here in Colorado and it has lost the appeal for me. It feels a little to political.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on June 15, 2014, 08:10:47 PM
I did get the wiring all finished on the 54 delivery. When I gutted the old wiring from the car there was a external voltage regulator on the firewall, and I didn't check to see if it was hooked up. there were wires coming from it and into a loom, but I just cut them and yanked them out. I wired the car for an internaly regulated alternator and was going to change the alternator to match. When I checked the alternator on the car it was an internal unit. Do you think it wasn't hooked up or has anyone used an external voltage regulator in conjunction with an internal unit? There was some strange stuff on this car and I don't know how it ran.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on June 15, 2014, 08:13:53 PM
 They had a decent sized show in caddilac (mi) a couple weeks ago.Thats only about 60 miles south for me ,but out of 150 cars there were only about 20 that were old school enough to be interesting. I guess I was just born to long ago to get excited about 70's cars and new mustangs.I wont bother going next year.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 15, 2014, 11:52:02 PM
Ghost.............my Chevrolet is a 35 standard series coupe.

Basically your correct all these cruise nites and one day shows feature less and less pre 48 cars and trucks.  Typically if you have a 150 car show or cruise , maybe you might have 15 early pre 48 cars.

One of the bigger Saturday nite shows got ruined because of all the 2000 and up hi-po new cars that took over a restaurants ( Montana) parking lot right at the end of the shows taped off area.  The plaza revoked the permission to have the cruise there every Saturday nite.   So up to 300 pre 1980 cars were denied the treat of getting together every Saturday nite, because of 2 dozen late model HAIRBALLS.   Took till next year to find another lot big enough and the show participation was lost as people did not like the new lot.

Look at the NSRA meets, now they take cars up too ????  80 ???  > I used to be the NSRA rep for Canada back when NSRA brought in the 49 and up division. It never worked for them.  That anal-orfice who runs good-hairballs wasn't getting people so he opened up the doors to late model stuff to stave off failing, he magically increased the amount of people attending his meets.  The later model crowd showed up in droves.

Can a pre 1948 cruise nite attract enough interest to get 50 cars.........hard to say, so far nobody is trying it.

mike lynch...........madmike3434    8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on June 16, 2014, 09:31:38 AM
I did get the wiring all finished on the 54 delivery. When I gutted the old wiring from the car there was a external voltage regulator on the firewall, and I didn't check to see if it was hooked up. there were wires coming from it and into a loom, but I just cut them and yanked them out. I wired the car for an internaly regulated alternator and was going to change the alternator to match. When I checked the alternator on the car it was an internal unit. Do you think it wasn't hooked up or has anyone used an external voltage regulator in conjunction with an internal unit? There was some strange stuff on this car and I don't know how it ran.

Ghost, I'll bet an earlier build they added the external alt. upgrade.  Later put on an internal reg alt and either by passed all, or like you said may have not ever hooked up. I've never heard of anyone even trying to run an internal through an external reg, I would think that you would smell some smoke on that attempt.
I have ran across some wild wiring nightmares on some old buys around here. Some of these farmers around here were really cobblers. You would just sense a wire fire with every bump in the road.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on June 16, 2014, 12:53:36 PM
Sorry Mike. I had a typo error on my part for the year of your car.
 Sammons. I agree on the wiring on some cars and the way they were cobbled together, and don't get me started on some of the sub frame applications I have seen. Some where the guy got it together and had the rack and pinion on the wrong side of the crossmember for backward steering at it's best. His first reply was I'll get used to it. Not with me in the car. and wheels on a sub frame swap would hang out under the lip of the fender on one side, and the other side would be way inside the fender. At least it gives us something to remember in our hobby.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on June 16, 2014, 01:28:37 PM
Dad bought a '55 chevy pu w/ Camaro sub frame in it. Every thing was square (L-R, wheels centered etc.) But once he put motor/ tranny and got it on the road, wow! They had it tilted to much up at the back, and there was noway of getting the caster right to get the darting out of it. At 55 mph plus you had to be very slow on corrections. He got use to it, but I never did.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on June 17, 2014, 07:48:20 PM
I dropped the 153 Chevy 4 banger block by the machine shop today to be hot tanked and get cam bearings installed. I couldn't find the set of bearings that I know are in a safe place in my shop, so I stopped at Napa to get some. They would have to come from Kentucky! The guy at the machine shop gets them directly from DuraBond about 1/2 mile from his shop. They make about 90% of all cam bearings used in the U.S. right there in Carson City. They put them in boxes with different brand names and I guess send some to Kentucky. ;D
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on June 17, 2014, 08:56:04 PM
I dropped the 153 Chevy 4 banger block by the machine shop today to be hot tanked and get cam bearings installed. I couldn't find the set of bearings that I know are in a safe place in my shop, so I stopped at Napa to get some. They would have to come from Kentucky! The guy at the machine shop gets them directly from DuraBond about 1/2 mile from his shop. They make about 90% of all cam bearings used in the U.S. right there in Carson City. They put them in boxes with different brand names and I guess send some to Kentucky. ;D


Is that the same 4 cyl they used in the early Nova's?  What other cars had them...
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on June 17, 2014, 08:58:44 PM
I had a fresh out of the machine shop 355 SBC short block traded in to me on my '34 5w coupe last year. The machine shop left out two oil galley plugs (tapped) in the rear, so I got a couple new ones screwed in. Of coarse my thread sealant went bad, so I had to buy a new bottle too. I was making sure all the internals were still clean before rebagging, and decided to get the date code off the backand run the numbers so I can give a buyer a year model at least. Cast date showed B-8-70, got the block cast # 3970021, I believe. I can not find a cast # of that. Found 3970010, (327-350)3970020, (307) 3970024, (307) but no 3970021. It also has conv2 cast on the back and T25. I checked the crank # 3932442, one of my books says 350 large journal,  the other says med journal. It has 4" .030 over bore,

Any body have any ideas? If this would be 307, there is no way any machine shop would bore .155 over, would they? I have heard of some pushing the edge at 4", but it didn't usually work. Is there any way in hell it could be?    This is why I usually shy a way from engine tradeds.

Please tell me it's a 350 block(2-bolt), I'm not going to sell a 307 punched .155.  The block was hot tanked checked, bored, reconditioned rods, crank turned .010/.010, cam bearings installed, oil galleys tapped, freeze plugs installed, new hypereutictic pistons, and It was decked.??????????
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 17, 2014, 10:32:53 PM

Is that the same 4 cyl they used in the early Nova's?  What other cars had them...
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I believe that the 153 cube 4 banger is called THE IRON DUKE and it was used on 1962--1970 chevy 11 / nova.       In Canada it would most likely have also been used on the pontiac  ACADIAN model 1962--70 which was Pontiacs verson of the chevy 11.

They also used that motor in marine applications and they made a cross flow mercury marine cylinder head for it > I had a friends built up motor stored in my garage on an engine stand for a year with the merc head, 2 side draft weber carbs, vertex magneto, some kind of header, 11-1 pistons, was setup for a 4 speed behind it.

I got sold to a guy from east coast usa for one of those dirt track cars with the wings.

A guy named Glenn Rarrick in lafargeville NY built a rare 1933 Chevrolet standard series CC 3 window coupe with that motor and 4 gear, in a very pretty blue colour..  Last time I spoke to him about it he took the 4 out and put in a 4.3 V6 chev.


mike lynch     8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on June 17, 2014, 10:39:33 PM
I had a fresh out of the machine shop 355 SBC short block traded in to me on my '34 5w coupe last year. The machine shop left out two oil galley plugs (tapped) in the rear, so I got a couple new ones screwed in. Of coarse my thread sealant went bad, so I had to buy a new bottle too. I was making sure all the internals were still clean before rebagging, and decided to get the date code off the backand run the numbers so I can give a buyer a year model at least. Cast date showed B-8-70, got the block cast # 3970021, I believe. I can not find a cast # of that. Found 3970010, (327-350)3970020, (307) 3970024, (307) but no 3970021. It also has conv2 cast on the back and T25. I checked the crank # 3932442, one of my books says 350 large journal,  the other says med journal. It has 4" .030 over bore,

Any body have any ideas? If this would be 307, there is no way any machine shop would bore .155 over, would they? I have heard of some pushing the edge at 4", but it didn't usually work. Is there any way in hell it could be?    This is why I usually shy a way from engine tradeds.

Please tell me it's a 350 block(2-bolt), I'm not going to sell a 307 punched .155.  The block was hot tanked checked, bored, reconditioned rods, crank turned .010/.010, cam bearings installed, oil galleys tapped, freeze plugs installed, new hypereutictic pistons, and It was decked.??????????

Just installed the "Chevy Mania" link in the reference area below.  Found a 3970020 block (307 69-73)

Good site for parts ID.

Ed
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on June 17, 2014, 10:49:25 PM

Is that the same 4 cyl they used in the early Nova's?  What other cars had them...

I believe that the 153 cube 4 banger is called THE IRON DUKE and it was used on 1962--1970 chevy 11 / nova.       In Canada it would most likely have also been used on the pontiac  ACADIAN model 1962--70 which was Pontiacs verson of the chevy 11.

They also used that motor in marine applications and they made a cross flow mercury marine cylinder head for it > I had a friends built up motor stored in my garage on an engine stand for a year with the merc head, 2 side draft weber carbs, vertex magneto, some kind of header, 11-1 pistons, was setup for a 4 speed behind it.

I got sold to a guy from east coast usa for one of those dirt track cars with the wings.

A guy named Glenn Rarrick in lafargeville NY built a rare 1933 Chevrolet standard series CC 3 window coupe with that motor and 4 gear, in a very pretty blue colour..  Last time I spoke to him about it he took the 4 out and put in a 4.3 V6 chev.


mike lynch     8)
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Remember seeing one in my aunts Nova many years ago. Also remember noticing that it had the same old standard Chevy tranny bolt pattern.

I know Glen...he's about 3hrs from here, my son lives right down the road from him.

Ed
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 17, 2014, 10:49:50 PM
I continued making aluminum brackets to mount the nascar Schroeder sway bar behind my jag rear end for the 35 roadster.   

Some how I made a pair the wrong length so used my 9 inch wood cutting band saw to cut thru 1/4" thick 6061-T6 plate. I just used a regular wood cutting blade with a good spacing on the teeth like 6-8 per inch of blade.  Trick is to go slow and don't force the aluminum and you will not break and blades.   The aluminum has a tendency to heat up and expand trying to slow down or jam the blade.

Last nite I found a ROD WARE lil john buttera designed,  -20AN aluminum aero-quip threaded thermostat housing for a proper hose end and also a weld in bung for a radiator top tank.  Made offer to seller and he accepted it $20 less for both.
I got both for $50 as the thermo housing alone was worth $95 back in 1996.

This morning I went looking for something else I had been watching on ebay...CUPPED WASHERS.  I plan on using these to hold the wood cherry floor down and with use tapered stainless allen head bolts into T - NUTS sunk into the wood from below .  I like things to be able to be taken apart easily .

mike lynch     8)

Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on June 17, 2014, 10:56:19 PM
Thanks for the link Ed. I can't find block cast # 3970021 anywhere, usually I can find most on Mortec site, but not this #.  I can't imagine anybody spending this much time and money on the impossible odds of this working if it would be a 307, dosen't make sense.  The cyl walls would be paper thin and probably into cooling jackets I would think.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on June 17, 2014, 10:58:32 PM
Thanks for the link Ed. I can't find block cast # 3970021 anywhere, usually I can find most on Mortec site, but not this #.  I can't imagine anybody spending this much time and money on the impossible odds of this working if it would be a 307, dosen't make sense.  The cyl walls would be paper thin and probably into cooling jackets I would think.

Getting closer:

http://www.rebuiltenginestore.com/engine/1041/1968_chevy_biscayne_engine_5liter.html
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on June 17, 2014, 11:26:59 PM
Well that's the only reference I"ve seen on that # Ed. Been surfing the web on this one till I'm crosseyed.  All the internals are 350, 4" bore plus .030, it would be a 355 cid, but if it is a 307 block, that ain't gonna cut it for me to sell.

 I can't find a cyl wall thickness reference.  That should let me know I would think? I would hate to tear down and throw away the block, but it might come to that. I think I allowed the guy $750 on this thing. May have got bit once again.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on June 18, 2014, 12:08:05 AM
I dropped the 153 Chevy 4 banger block by the machine shop today to be hot tanked and get cam bearings installed. I couldn't find the set of bearings that I know are in a safe place in my shop, so I stopped at Napa to get some. They would have to come from Kentucky! The guy at the machine shop gets them directly from DuraBond about 1/2 mile from his shop. They make about 90% of all cam bearings used in the U.S. right there in Carson City. They put them in boxes with different brand names and I guess send some to Kentucky. ;D


Is that the same 4 cyl they used in the early Nova's?  What other cars had them...

The 153 was in a few Chevy II and Novas from '62 to '70. It was also in some vans and mail jeeps. It became the 120 HP Mercruiser. It was also an industrial GM engine used in fork lifts and such. Later the 181 with a longer stroke and 4" bore became 140 hp option by Mercruiser, OMC,Volvo, and other industrial uses. The 181 had several different heads two were 8 port heads. The true Iron Duke has a lot in common with these but was a 4" bore 3" stroke 151 inch engine. There are several configurations and at least two bell housing bolt patterns. Most had crossflow heads. They were used in lots of small GM vehicles including Pontiac, Olds, Chevy, s10. The were in lots of Jeeps. All of these engines were popular in midget racing and totally competition aluminum versions were produced.
Mine is a .040 over 153 with a 181 crank for 175 inches. 
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on June 18, 2014, 01:07:49 PM
Ssammons the only numbers I could find with all those numbers but not in your sequence was 3790021 and it comes up as a 283 ???? It is a mystery fo sure.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on June 18, 2014, 01:19:09 PM
Ghost, I think it's going to be just parts. I called my uncle this morn, he called around and one man said it was a Canadian 327/350 block. I cannot confirm that anywhere either (at least in print). I would not sell the assy as a 350 unless I were positive.  What a shame? Looked like the machine shop did a good job on everything,  went to a lot of work for nothing but scrap iron. I guess I'll leave it together untill somebody has a 350 they need the guts for.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Kiwijeff on June 18, 2014, 07:06:03 PM
Good to see you all busy. Winter is kickin in down here, so apart from driving the Hot Rod around with no side windows, theres been no work done in my shed. I have been getting a new studio sorted, and after a 4 year break, im going back to full time work.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on June 19, 2014, 01:04:15 AM
It is so  crazy to me that as I am fighting weeds and looking at a scary fire season you are being frozen out of your shop. What will we do when the magnetic poles reverse? Just drive old Fords and GMCs? ::)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 19, 2014, 09:34:09 AM
               
Ghost, I think it's going to be just parts. I called my uncle this morn, he called around and one man said it was a Canadian 327/350 block. I cannot confirm that anywhere either (at least in print). I would not sell the assy as a 350 unless I were positive.  What a shame? Looked like the machine shop did a good job on everything,  went to a lot of work for nothing but scrap iron. I guess I'll leave it together untill somebody has a 350 they need the guts for.

If you really want to know exactly what you have, pull the cylinder head off. For the price of a new cylinder head gasket its worth it.  That way you can measure the bore correctly, you can bring the motor to top dead center, then rotate it to measure the bottom dead center for the stroke..........do the math for motor size.

If you want to flip motor over and see if you can get a vernier caliper onto the crank journal for large or small journals.  Gives you all the info you need to sell the motor.

that would end all the speculation

mike lynch
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on June 19, 2014, 10:16:48 AM
It's just a short block, no heads or oil pan on it Mike. That sounds easy enough and if I hadn't seen the block cast numbers, somebody else would have gotten screwed and then it would have come back and bit me.   It truly is now a 355 cubic inch block with .030 over 4" bore (even my tape measures just over 4" across the cyl) 350 pistons and 350 crank (large journal)  the problem is they used a 307 block and some how got it bored .155 over. They had to be accedently dead on center.

I guess the only positive way to find out (if the cast # is wrong) would be to get the cyl sonic tested for wall thickness, and because I am now pretty confident it's a 307 block, I'm not waisting any more money.

Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Kiwijeff on June 19, 2014, 05:01:05 PM
It is so  crazy to me that as I am fighting weeds and looking at a scary fire season you are being frozen out of your shop. What will we do when the magnetic poles reverse? Just drive old Fords and GMCs? ::)
                                                                          The best part of living in the Southern Hemisphere, is looking at the pics of all the Northern Hemisphere, Summer car shows on the net :)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 19, 2014, 09:57:40 PM
My 200 amp TIG welder to do steel aluminum stainless from EASTWOOD arrived this afternoon.  Fast one week fed-x ground delivery from PA to Ontario Canada  .  Went and bought a bottle of pure argon gas.  Off to rick the welders in the morning with new machine to have rick put it thru some tests.

Going to also take my helmet & gloves so I can learn something about welding aluminum.  This quality unit is no lightweight at 61 pounds to be dragging around.

mike lynch.......... 8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: trbomax on June 23, 2014, 08:29:32 PM
 Been spending the last week or so rigging the wifes new LQ horse trailer.two or 3 more days!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Rattiac on June 24, 2014, 08:24:15 PM
Doing some welding to the front fenders tonight .
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Post by: 62131 on June 24, 2014, 08:47:16 PM
When I can find the time between all  my summer time duties, I have been getting a couple of patch panels put in, slow going but I'm making some progress.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 25, 2014, 01:39:44 AM
With my new TIG welder the instructions say to have a dedicated sharpening grinder stone , strictly for the tungsten bits, so they do not get contaminated.

So I go to local princess auto and purchase a new fine grit stone, also a stainless wire brush for other side of grinder.  This morning I take off all the extension arms for polishing and proceed to mount the stones and protective guards.  Test run plugged in.,grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr sounds. Damn thing is D O A. after 25 or so years.

Back to princess auto to see what they got in new grinders, I find a $100 unit on sale for $69.  Its a heavy duty unit with 3/4 HP and ball bearing supported shafts.  With cast iron base its got some weight.

So now I have to make a return trip to return the 6" wire brush and 6" stone because this heavy duty unit uses 8".

No wonder we never get anything done on the car.

mike lynch     8)   madmike3434
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on June 25, 2014, 01:04:47 PM
Sammons Just maybe someone else along the way restamped the block ever think of that one.Maybe he was using the block to race with and someone wanted someone else to think it was a 307 cu.in. block
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on June 25, 2014, 01:33:46 PM
 Vette59, Unfortunately it's cast (up) on the back of the block. The frt stamp boss (right front) application/designation stamp was milled off during the decking process. Just a bad deal, live and learn.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: themoose on June 25, 2014, 03:52:48 PM
Well Mike...Your old grinder lasted 25 years. I wonder how long the new one will go ;)

Moose
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on June 25, 2014, 04:52:00 PM
considering my age now and the abuse I subjected the old one too , mostly with metal polishing, ( aluminum and stainless) this one should be good for same if not more years. 

 I still hate replacing tools no matter how long I have had them... >:(

I got this thing about a sears 3/8" reversing drill from 1970, one of the earliest reversing drills they produced.  It puts out 1/3 HP, I now have 5 of them, ONE BRAND NEW IN THE BOX I GOT OFF EBAY a couple of months ago.  You want to put a screw into something like wood, this thing doesn't want to quit.  My original wife gave me in 1970 .   I had rebuilt once in 90's for 2 x what it would cost me for a newer style one, just didn't have the power and the right feel, so splashed out on the rebuild.

Actually watching one on ebay now, they do turn up from time to
time.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251560554548?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
mike lynch    8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on June 25, 2014, 06:01:48 PM
Sammons Just maybe someone else along the way restamped the block ever think of that one.Maybe he was using the block to race with and someone wanted someone else to think it was a 307 cu.in. block

I have "personally seen" (recently) an old stock car engine just a couple miles from my place that is a 350 with 305 rear block casting. They grafted the 305 numbers on the 350 block...seeing is believing! The engine is on a stand and I couldn't see any grafting marks....real good!

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Post by: trbomax on June 25, 2014, 07:18:03 PM
 Thats easy to do. Start by very carefully grinding away the old numbers with a die grinder.Then find a motor that you want yours to look like.Clean the casting you are duplicateing free of all paint,oil,whatever, then spray it with multiple light coats of mold release. Now make a "mold with multiple layers of JB weld. Coat your "mold with multiple tin layers of mold release. Get some 7 minute epoxy at the modle airplane shop and make a paste useing fileings from undernieth your band saw.Make some "A" paste and some "B" paste. Mix it up and without actually rubbing the mold,pack it full of the epoxy.Now set the full mold on the spot you ground off on your block.Wiggle it around just a little to get a good bond. Come back in an hour and carefully pop the mold off.You will have to now clean all the mold release off. Mix up some more "iron paste" and ,useing a little fluxing brush,dab or stipple the surrounding area to blend it in.Paint the motor and its good to go! Ive done this and when you are learning the process,it might take a couple trys to get it right,but you cant really mess up,just keep redoing it untill your satisfied.It will even pass the "magnet" test!
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Post by: sammons on June 25, 2014, 07:42:34 PM
Now that's some creative thinking!  If I didn't have any scruples I'd do just that, and pedal it.  Would sure hate to see it come back cause it ran hot quick though.

Still a creative idea if a fellow was to clone a correct block.
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Post by: trbomax on June 25, 2014, 08:06:02 PM
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Still a creative idea if a fellow was to clone a correct block.
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 I did a block and heads on a 67 bb corvette for a friend of mine 20 yrs ago.he still has the car and nobody has ever questioned it.
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Post by: ghost28 on June 26, 2014, 09:59:35 PM
My buddy from phoenix picked up his 54 sedan delivery for the nsra nationals in pueblo this weekend, and now the 26 buick roadster is back to center stage in the garage. I ordered the slim line bear claw latches today from speedway, and might start on those this weekend. I picked up a nice 350 chevy awhile back for cheap and it was supposed to run, so I wired it up and fired it on the garage floor strapped to a 4 wheel furniture dolly. That is always a trip when it fires and starts rocking and jumping around. Kinda get's your blood pumping from the excitement. It seemed to run well enough, but it also seems to have a stout upgrade to the cam.
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Post by: sammons on June 26, 2014, 10:28:42 PM
Ghost, glade to here that. Nice to get those commitments out of the way and back to your own. I fired up an old hotdog 327 I bought( back in high school), proped up on a 4x4 under the frt of the oil pan for stability,  cracked the throttle and it torqued over on it's side. Scared the crap out of me, later got an old camaro subframe for that. Took up to much space and later built a test stand.

I got my reservations in with my cousin to stay with him up at Salina, so my buddy has the passes and registration done on the '55. Were going to shoot for thursday evening, july 24, free diner somewhere that night.  Be ready for the friday drags, Lonnie wants me to drag it, I hate doing that, after all it ain't my car. But I guess I help keep it going anyway.
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Post by: TFoch on June 27, 2014, 07:19:07 AM
Ghost, glad to see you're back working on the Buick.  I ordered the bumpers for the 33 today.  Got the chrome ones from Rock Valley.  I got the rear bumper without the kick out for the spare as I don't plan to mount one.
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Post by: ghost28 on June 27, 2014, 07:05:39 PM
Sammons. Hopefully we will go to Salina. Gotta check with my son n law about his work schedule. A friend was telling me about in shop class years ago they pulled a 409 out of a 61 chevy for general cleanup and while it was on the chain they fired it up and the kid that owned it hit the throttle. He said it looked like a large pissed off fish when it started yanking itself all around. The shop teacher was not impressed especially since it still had the fan on it.

 Tom. Cool about your (bumpers) ooops. Man you are smoking on that 33 rag top, it shouldn't be long now.

Yoy guys stay cool.
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Post by: sammons on June 28, 2014, 10:25:04 AM
Man that had to be a swinging mass of danger.

Hope you guy's can make it Ghost.
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Post by: sammons on June 28, 2014, 10:44:38 AM
I got all my body/rollbar mounts finished earlier this week. I drilled the frame fore and aft , where the rollbars connect the frame, and welded nuts in for easy removal. Now that the body is soildly mounted, I can now work on filling in the top. By me widening the cab at the front , my Camaro roof panel is now too narrow at the front, so luckily I had a friend give me a 67 mustang top. Got it skinned out and it's going to fit fine. Turned it 180 degrees and everything is arched just right. Maybe next week I can get it installed.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on June 28, 2014, 02:09:06 PM
Guys i am not sure about your Harbour Freight.,But i just happened to be in the right place at the right time the other day. Princess Auto Kingston west first to walk in the door. Friday morning special, engine test and run stand 65 bucks How the h_ll could i go wrong. Ignition key small gas tank. oil pressure gauge. and temp gauge.and four wheels to boot.I could not make it for 65 bucks.
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Post by: ghost28 on June 29, 2014, 11:42:45 PM
I got the bear claws installed on the roadster, it wasn't too bad. Now it time to clean up around them.
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Post by: sammons on June 30, 2014, 08:52:03 AM
I got the bear claws installed on the roadster, it wasn't too bad. Now it time to clean up around them.

Ghost, what type linkage are you using? Those skinny doors (w/door glass) are a real tight squeeze.  Just curious if rod type or pulley/cable.
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Post by: ghost28 on June 30, 2014, 06:24:24 PM
I got the bear claws installed on the roadster, it wasn't too bad. Now it time to clean up around them.

Ghost, what type linkage are you using? Those skinny doors (w/door glass) are a real tight squeeze.  Just curious if rod type or pulley/cable.
That's what's nice, and not so nice about it being roadster. No door glass. I did use the slim line bear claw from speedway it is the smallest design they sell, and that I have found. I will use the original outside handles to operate them, shouldn't be too hard.
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Post by: sammons on July 01, 2014, 11:00:21 PM
Thanks for the help Ed. Tried going through the motions, screen said message sent, but never came.

My phone crashed today, lost everything and had to buy a new one. Did get my grill shell/ grill/ center bar straightened up today anyway.
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Post by: sixball on July 02, 2014, 12:27:59 AM
I tried once more, in vain, to find the rattle in the rear suspension on my wife's 2000 Grand Cherokee. It'd been there sense we got it from her dad 150,000 miles ago. There are only 2 parts I have not replaced so I am getting close. She is looking for a new car and sadly it won't be a Jeep. Worked on the '99 Yukon and the new kitchen range. The old range is loaded on the '68 flatbed so it may be car related. ;D
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Post by: TFoch on July 02, 2014, 07:17:38 AM
Greased the front end on the 33.  Ran the heater hoses down along the frame rail and up through the floor to the heater (will post pics later this week).  I want to keep the fire wall smooth so that's why I took that route.  Making a couple of aluminum brackets to keep the hoses in place.
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Post by: trbomax on July 02, 2014, 09:56:13 AM
I tried once more, in vain, to find the rattle in the rear suspension on my wife's 2000 Grand Cherokee. It'd been there sense we got it from her dad 150,000 miles ago. There are only 2 parts I have not replaced so I am getting close. She is looking for a new car and sadly it won't be a Jeep. Worked on the '99 Yukon and the new kitchen range. The old range is loaded on the '68 flatbed so it may be car related. ;D

  Does that have a coil sprung rear like the 2004? My wifes 04 hammered out all the bushings in the locateing arms. It would rattle and clunk sometimes. the only way we found it was by useing a pry bar between the links and the axle houseing.She had around 100000 on hers when that happened.Suposedly its from pulling trailers.She did pull the 2 horse bumper pull a couple times a month,now she only pulls with the truck.
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Post by: sixball on July 02, 2014, 11:29:13 AM
Yes, It has what looks like a modified triangulated 4 link with a ball joint on top of the rear end. The only parts I haven't replaced at least once are the lower locating arms and bushings. I can't get the load off of them enough yo move them. I guess the pry bar will be used my next assault weapon. Thanks!
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Post by: trbomax on July 02, 2014, 11:53:36 AM
Another thing hers was doing was it had a small "wiggle" at highway speeds when you let off the gas.Forgot to mention that.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on July 03, 2014, 10:23:55 AM
I have this 51 ford club coupe that I have owned for awhile, and not sure what to do with it. It doesn't have a lot of the pretty parts left, mostly body and frame. So I was thinking of a gasser style build for it with a big block chevy,( not really a ford guy.) The other day I found a  complete 59 chevy truck front sub frame  this guy took off to modify his truck. I picked it up for around $80.00.  It might be kinda cool, what ya guys think? I know it's not all bowtie, but it will be for the most part.
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Post by: sammons on July 03, 2014, 11:31:22 AM
I'd say if you had the time and most of the parts, go for it. Gassers are fairly hot right now.  You can always pedal it for quick bucks to put toward your other project.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 03, 2014, 11:48:35 AM
Looks a lot like a Doctors Coup.  I have one just like that one sitting in the weeds  only difference is this one has two chrome hinges that hold the trunk lid down
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Post by: TFoch on July 03, 2014, 12:40:27 PM
John, I think that would make a cool gasser.  A Big Block Chevy with fender well headers painted white of course!
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 03, 2014, 01:02:21 PM
Ghost28. If you were not so far away.This one would make a great donor car. I often thought of sectioning one of these about 6 to 8 inches and then lowering the lid. I seen one many years ago where a fellow chopped and channeled one had it sitting beside a 55 bird and they were about the same height. If i am not mistaken it was one of Barris customs
  I also resided in Mesa Arizona last winter and was up at Scottsdale and there was a Ford Shoebox only a four door on a Lincoln mark 8 subframe with a 4.8 Liter and a Lincoln mark 8 dash $6500 or best offer. I would have though there was $10,000 in the car if there was one cent.
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Post by: ghost28 on July 03, 2014, 09:39:24 PM
I'd say if you had the time and most of the parts, go for it. Gassers are fairly hot right now.  You can always pedal it for quick bucks to put toward your other project.
That's kinda what I was thinking, get it going in the right direction and pedal it as a project to finance my roadster.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on July 03, 2014, 10:11:27 PM
My buddy from phoenix picked up his 54 sedan delivery for the nsra nationals in pueblo this weekend, and now the 26 buick roadster is back to center stage in the garage. I ordered the slim line bear claw latches today from speedway, and might start on those this weekend. I picked up a nice 350 chevy awhile back for cheap and it was supposed to run, so I wired it up and fired it on the garage floor strapped to a 4 wheel furniture dolly. That is always a trip when it fires and starts rocking and jumping around. Kinda get's your blood pumping from the excitement. It seemed to run well enough, but it also seems to have a stout upgrade to the cam.
Sold the 350 engine for a nice sum, but got a partial trade in the deal for a 1957 power pack 283 with the powerglide I have heard and seen the 57 driving around so I know they are a good package for a collector or a traditionalist hot rodder. In the meantime I put the 26 roadsters 401 buick engine on the chain down for a weekend test run. I hope it runs as well as the 350 chevy ran. Wish me luck.
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Post by: sixball on July 04, 2014, 01:54:59 AM
Well, After waiting for several hours, 3 trips back to the shop and basically blowing and entire day (except for the time spent in the bar) I got the 153 block back and I'm ready to get it together. I'm hoping for a bad ass little 4 banger.
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Post by: madmike3434 on July 04, 2014, 10:03:25 PM
refresh our memory, what are you putting the little 1/2 a small block into ???

mike lynch     8)
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Post by: sixball on July 04, 2014, 10:39:04 PM
It's about 1/2 of a 307 or with the bore and stroke 1/2 of a 350. It's going in a '26 Chevy roadster, bare bones early style hot rod. Nothing new, the '62 block is the new limit. I have a scenario of how this car might have come into being earlier in my life but I'll save that for the build thread if there is interest. https://picasaweb.google.com/sixpics/26ChevyRoadsterBuild?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLLTucjOnozEBA&feat=directlink (https://picasaweb.google.com/sixpics/26ChevyRoadsterBuild?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLLTucjOnozEBA&feat=directlink)
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Post by: TFoch on July 05, 2014, 07:46:12 AM
Sixball, Definitely interested in a build thread!  I hope you decide to do one.
Tom
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 05, 2014, 10:29:14 AM
Sixball  I am sure I would like to see a thread on that iron duke.  I have been thinking  that this 4 would be much lighter than a chevy 6 in the 32. It would surely make more room for accesories and be better on fuel. It would also keep me out of trouble lol lol mooseman
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Post by: sammons on July 05, 2014, 11:21:18 AM
Thought about it this morning 59, went with your idea. Only I used a ratchet strap to clear a couple inches above the car and pulled out from under it. Ahh, freedom. I forgot what it sounded like on a 3rd gear pull when both Carter's opened.

And then...... out to the south of town, turned around give her hell and something went BANG on 2nd gear power shift @ 6300.  I either blowed the tranny Or hopefully just the frt U-joint.  Then got a tow back to town and somebody (years ago) brazed the bumper guard arm on, and not very well.

Well back to the shop to assess the damage.

It ain't the U-joint. Still have all gears, but also clunks in all gears. Me thinks input shaft teeth? I think I have another tranny somewhere, T-10 think. Got plenty of Muncie parts, just one extra T-10.  Oh well, still had fun while it lasted. Maybe Lonnie won't make me run his '55 at Salina now.
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Post by: sammons on July 05, 2014, 02:55:24 PM
That T-10 ended up being a '62 mopar app. Input/output spiles different. Just got off the phone with a buddy of mine, he bought a T-10 from my dad 20 yrs ago and never used it. Said he would take $300 for it, so this afternoon when he gets back to town i'll go get it. Easier than chasing parts I guess, just swap out.
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Post by: TFoch on July 05, 2014, 04:55:22 PM
6,300 RPM :)  Had that small block singing!  Remove and replace is always quicker.
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Post by: sammons on July 05, 2014, 06:04:16 PM
She sings good there, 6400 she floats the valves. Well still in search of. T-10 turned out to be a saginaw.  I guess I'll pull it and crack it open, see what's broke. I'd hate to use up my Muncie for my coupe. Was hopeing it would have been a super T-10,  then I would have put the M20 in the Vette and Super T-10 in the coupe.

This was a first for me. I've blown clutches, u-joints, axels, rear gears, but no manual trannies. But I guess most of my keepers got M-22's.
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Post by: logride on July 06, 2014, 10:25:50 AM
I think with all of the trouble your having with it you should sell it..... Cheap.....to me.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 06, 2014, 12:31:56 PM
Well i am glad you have an easy way to take the top off .Nice days ahead. Sorry to hear you crunched the gears. No i think 300 is pretty cheap for a Tranny. I do have a spare  but only one  brand new  never been turned..I have lots of other C1 parts ,but your car looks like it is all together,Needs  driving.To all the others that are looking for early vete's  try Pennsylvannia I seen a few down there for under 30 G's
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Post by: 62131 on July 06, 2014, 05:40:25 PM
I finally got to work on my 32 today, welded up some on the bear claw latches I installed a few weeks ago, made some filler pieces to fill in the openings where the door bumpers went  got it all cleaned up. Then I took my 38 out for a drive this afternoon.
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Post by: sammons on July 08, 2014, 02:00:55 PM
I pulled the tranny out of the '58 this morning,  I took out 6 teeth of 2nd gear and 3 off counter cluster.  Found out my spare T-10 was a one year only (1963 Mopar) the input shaft is different with 23spline (clutch) 26 tooth gear.  My chevy T-10 has 10spline 27 tooth gear.  I don't think I can mesh right with counter cluster. Every thing else is the same, just input gear and 1st counter different.  2,3 same tooth count. So close.

Called my uncle, he said to get a hold of my old machinist buddy and have him turn me a brass (step up)pilot bushing that is 3/4" longer to make the 3/4" shorter mopar input shaft difference up. Get a mopar 23spline x10.4" and be done. Sounds feasible to me. He said they use to do that when putting a chevy motor in fords years ago.

The Mopar T-10 (2nd picture) looks like new inside, no wear on anything.
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Post by: trbomax on July 08, 2014, 09:37:02 PM
The only thing wrong with that plan is that the casting #'s will be messed up on the vette and a 58 vette isnt something I would want to mess up. The other thing is that a one year only mopar t-10 has to be a high$ item for the right car.
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Post by: sammons on July 08, 2014, 11:20:45 PM
Turbomax, that would't be a problem anymore. The original tranny was scattered in the mid 60's along with the original short block. Story went it was drag raced in the mid 60's for a couple years. Some how she still retained the original heads, distributor (in the trunk when dad bought it) and the original air cleaner, carbs, intake (still on the warmed over-wore out 327 long block. Dad bought the car from a friend in 1974 for the good buddy buy of $1,400.  He shortly there after changed out the 327 for a good mild cammed 327.

I just need to get it back on the road for the summer. It's getting to hard for me to get in and out of, and really hard for me to steer at low speeds, so I think I'll see if little brother will trade and bring me my old '69 rag top vette (w/pwr steering) and send this back to California with him.
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Post by: EDNY on July 09, 2014, 07:02:44 AM
Some local 58 vette Craigslist stuff (NY)

http://albany.craigslist.org/pts/4544680731.html

http://albany.craigslist.org/cto/4552893644.html
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Post by: sammons on July 11, 2014, 08:23:33 PM
Wow, the trannies not cheap. T-10's around here go for around $400-800 useable.

Got lucky at the iron store and picked up a piece of quality (so my machinist friend tells me) Brass 1 1/2" X 7" for $9.00 out of the used pile.  My friend is 80 something,  got a job at Boeing Whichita building parts for B-52's after he got back from Korea. He's going  to make my adapter pilot bushing. He wants to crawl under the '58 and do his own measuring (that's good, I have problems getting the same numbers twice). Hope i can get him back up off the creeper.

Anyone else have trouble with getting just a clutch disc from a parts house lately?  They just want to sell a clutch kit. Waiting for my previous boss to get back and get me one.
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Post by: sixball on July 12, 2014, 11:07:51 PM

This was yesterday, does it count? At 8:30 AM I got a phone call from a fellow Inliner from Australia who is cruising the country looking for parts to ship home. He was supposed to be here sometime Friday but he was broke down about 100 miles away on I-80 in a lonely spot. He asked for help and told me what he needed. A hammer, a jack. a file and some lug nuts. I gathered the requested items plus water and beer and headed out. A couple of hours later I arrived to find a Dodge pickup with Ford wheels that did not fit over the axle boss loaded to the gills with rear ends, engines and trannies manned by an Australian who does not drink beer. I had never dreamed of such a thing. He had busted some wheel studs but had lots of spares from the stash of rear ends. In the shade of the freeway overpass we jacked it up, hammered the wheels off, filed the center holes to a more compatible size and replaced the broken studs. During the fitting process we used a spare axle to check our progress. Ray got a bit ahead and tapped the axle on to a wheel that was not quite ready. We could not get them apart. There were plenty of extras so we proceeded until we had the truck back on the ground and headed west. We got back to Dayton, NV about 5;30 PM and met up with a friend who works for the Virginia Truckee Railroad in Virginia City. We went up to the V&T shop and used their big press to separate the wheel and axle. We finished filing that wheel so there was a spare. We tried to talk Ray into spending the night buy he was bent on going through Yosemite today. He has a few more stops to make before he ships it all home on the 15th. He landed in Seattle and is leaving from LA. He has been in 38 states (including a visit with another Inliner in Georgia) and 4 Canadian provence. He has seen more of our country than most of us including a drive to the top of Pike's Peak in a truck so over loaded that had a tough time pulling normal highway grades. 8)   https://picasaweb.google.com/sixpics/RaySRescue?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJ7quNGRorycOg&feat=directlink (https://picasaweb.google.com/sixpics/RaySRescue?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJ7quNGRorycOg&feat=directlink)
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Post by: ghost28 on July 13, 2014, 10:00:08 PM
I spent the day installing the needed front suspension brackets on the roadster so I could at least put some tires on it get it on the ground and check all the alighnment points. It looks like it will be good setup. I was going to fire the buick 401 engine, but with the new 4 speed adaptor the stock 62 starter wont work anymore so I have to order a 64 to 66 buick 401 starter. DANG. I decided to floor fire the 57 chevy 283 I just picked up to check on how it runs, and if there is any smoke. GOOD TO GO. I did find out the valve covers on it are 57 to 59 factory corvette units, they either came on single ot twin 4 barrel manifold corvettes, not fuel injected ANOTHER DANG.
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Post by: sammons on July 15, 2014, 11:38:49 AM
My friend came in this morning with my adapter pilot bushing he made for me. Cost for machine work, the left over brass. My other buddy found me the clutch disc I needed on e-bay for $15.95, got it ordered.

When John came down to get the specs he needed to make the pilot bushing, he discovered it did not have one at all. Called my uncle and told him dad never checked the pilot bushing before he stabbed the 327 in. He informed me that his buddy had changed the motor out 3 weeks before dad bought the vette, as part of the deal. And he remembered that it came from a chevelle (not camaro) that was an auto trans. I can't believe the abuse this thing has taken since 1974 without a pilot bushing in it. Dad jumped in the vette and drove to Osakis Minnesota in '98 to see his old friends with no problems at all. He died in '99 of cancer, he was 60.
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Post by: sammons on July 15, 2014, 03:53:39 PM
I apologise for posting this, probably not the place for it. I'd just like to say enjoy your folks while you have them, they leave us far to soon.

1st pic 1977 w/mag wheels-2nd pic is dad in Osakis '98, this was the last car show he was abel to attend. Got an award for something. He had me get a buddy of mine make this head stone for him, he really happy with it.
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Post by: themoose on July 15, 2014, 08:29:49 PM
Your right...They do leave us too soon but both he and his Vette will always live on in the memories of his family and friends.
Your post is certainly not out of place.
Moose
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Post by: sammons on July 15, 2014, 09:48:02 PM
Thanks moose, didn't mean to get into any grey area's. I guess just working on this brings back all the memories. I felt bad about chewing his butt Saturday  thinking he didn't put a pilot bushing in.  Went out earlier apoligized.

Quick story. When I was 13 dad took me out in the country with this car, and he Made me silde the corners for two hours on the dirt roads (reaching over and holding the wheel still when i was all crossed up, hollering "don't let up") till I had it down. I asked him why, he said ""son, when you barrow it, you are going to try this like me. I don't want you to wreck it, so I guess it's easier for me to teach you how now". When I got my restricted license at 14 (8th grade) he let me take it to school. Top of the world!
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Post by: EDNY on July 15, 2014, 11:01:30 PM
Cars, Dads, Sons and Daughters...they connect all of us together!
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Post by: sixball on July 15, 2014, 11:43:15 PM
I turned 14 on a trip from Texas to California with my dad. We were in an overloaded '52 Dodge pickup pulling an overloaded trailer hauling all of our family's possessions. We broke down at least once a day. Motoring in America is the best pastime I know. ;D
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Post by: sammons on July 16, 2014, 12:01:24 AM
I turned 14 on a trip from Texas to California with my dad. We were in an overloaded '52 Dodge pickup pulling an overloaded trailer hauling all of our family's possessions. We broke down at least once a day. Motoring in America is the best pastime I know. ;D

Your a Texan, on old Rt 66 ?  I was almost 4 when we caravaned there. Still remember getting to the boarder (old steel arch bridge across the Colorado) with the '58 Bonnie over heating, little brother sick from the heat, mom getting water out of the river to cool him, grandpa finally catching back up with the '57 Ranchero and trailer, hollering at dad for going so fast, and dad hollering back that he had to run 100 to keep it cool. Ya many trps on old 66 way back when.
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Post by: TFoch on July 16, 2014, 07:11:47 AM
Sammons,
Your post is not out of place.  I'm glad to see you're keeping his car and dream alive.  I'm happy my Dad is still around so I could give him the first ride in my 33 last week.  The smile on his face said it all!  At 80 years young he helps me when he can and loves to sit in his rocking chair in my garage just "supervising" me while I work on the car.
Tom
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Post by: TFoch on July 16, 2014, 12:17:25 PM
Registered my 33 Cabriolet for the first time!!!  Now it'll be legal to take out for a ride!  Very excited ;D
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Post by: EDNY on July 16, 2014, 04:06:16 PM
Registered my 33 Cabriolet for the first time!!!  Now it'll be legal to take out for a ride!  Very excited ;D

There goes the neighborhood ;D
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Post by: themoose on July 16, 2014, 07:39:14 PM
Sounds like the NH state police are about to get a little overtime. ;)
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Post by: chopper526 on July 18, 2014, 02:59:22 PM
Sammons,
Your post is not out of place.  I'm glad to see you're keeping his car and dream alive.  I'm happy my Dad is still around so I could give him the first ride in my 33 last week.  The smile on his face said it all!  At 80 years young he helps me when he can and loves to sit in his rocking chair in my garage just "supervising" me while I work on the car.
Tom

My Dad passed away four months before I bought my '32. I sure wish he was here to give him a ride, or just to talk to.
Anyway.......I put a new battery in my coupe and ordered a new starter from Jegs. Hopefully it will be waiting for me when I get home from work.
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Post by: sammons on July 18, 2014, 05:23:45 PM
Well good news for me. You can't always believe what people tell you about a car. Dad had been looking for years for the right tranny for the '58. He had it all along! My buddy got to wiping off the grease and said that he thought the main case was cast iron. Sure enough, wiped off all the casting numbers and stamp pad, it's the original one.

Called around for parts and found a guy 40 miles from me that should have everything I need. He's been collecting tranny parts for many years. NOS and good used. I'll be going over this evening or in the morning.  Turns out the guy is one of the insurance adjusters I used to deal with.

So, I will be rebuilding this unit afterall. Other than the obvious, abit of wear on the input shaft (4th) engagment teeth, all internal gears and etc are showing no real signs of wear. Master rebuilb kit has all new syncros, counter shaft seals gaskets bushings snaprings thrust washers etc included.
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Post by: ghost28 on July 21, 2014, 11:21:10 AM
I spent yesterday gutting an old S10 trailor that had been sitting around for awhile. took the bed off and then removed the stock rear axle and all the hardware. the rear axle is about 56 inches out wheel mount to wheel mount. I will save it for a future project if one comes up, but it's a little narrow for the buick roadster. DANG I did get my hands on a real nice 54 chevy 2 door sedan drivers door, and the front cowl for a 36 chevy truck including the dash, windshield  frame and crank, and the widshield garnish moldings. It was my buddys yard art and he moved from the property.
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Post by: Rattiac on July 22, 2014, 12:42:01 AM
Since I parked the car for the summer . Its time to clean the shop. After 4 years of my main project and a bunch of little ones in between its getting hard to walk around in here.  :-[
So yesterday I stated clearing a path and doing sections at a time . Ive made some good progress and filled up the garbage can about 4 times . :o

So when is it a good time to clean shop you say. When the night crew shows up when it gets dark.
(8 legged freaks) crawling across the floor near your feet.   :o
Been spraying bug-killer like mad also.
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Post by: chopper526 on July 23, 2014, 09:05:38 PM
.....waiting patiently for the starter I ordered from Jegs on the 15th. :-\
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 23, 2014, 09:51:17 PM
  I knew this day would come.Today i uncovered the roadster  I have not seen in 38 years .and i started sorting out the parts  I need help in identifying some of these 32 parts.I started to put up a portable garage but ran out of time,So all you guys that hotrodded 32 chevys I need your help
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Post by: madmike3434 on July 24, 2014, 09:55:17 AM
I don't have any experience with 32 Chevrolets.....but only thing I think that bracket could be is one that follows the shape of the frame over the rear end.  It would tie the main side sills to the rear wood across the back of the body belpow trunk lid. 

Just a guess.

mike lynch   8)
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 24, 2014, 01:21:56 PM
 Other pieces that i only have one of and think i should have two
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Post by: themoose on July 24, 2014, 08:01:51 PM
I've been staring at those pictures of the 32 parts and I'll be darned if I can recognize any of them. I've had mine apart totally a couple of times and I don't remember seeing anything like them. Maybe they're unique to the roadster or a car with a rumble seat which mine does not have.

Moose
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Post by: madmike3434 on July 24, 2014, 08:27:48 PM
I am thinking that if he posted those pictures in the VCCA CHAT under the 1929--1932 section he would get proper answers.  Just not enough of us here to identify chevy parts which may or may not be for a 32 Chevrolet   ???

mike lynch....... :-X
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Post by: 62131 on July 24, 2014, 09:45:20 PM
I got my 38 out this afternoon gave it a good bath pulled it back in the garage put it up on jack stands removed the wheels and gave the back side of the wheels a good cleaning to remove the brake dust and then proceeded to polish the front ant back of my wheels. Tomorrow night the bottom of the floor pan and rear end will get washed down to remove the road film. Getting her all cleaned up for the Street Rod Nationals next weekend in Louisville Ky.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 24, 2014, 11:35:24 PM
 OH they are all 32 chevy roadster parts and i have loots more i mailed or should say e mailed Glen Rarick all of them. I do have to find out where they all go and i am going to need knew sill plates and a lot of wood. The plat on this car says Oshawa model # is  CONF.146  Serial # is 581403 the engine # is 2322503  Trim # is 58 and the Paint code is 1080  I can not find any matches anywhere on the internet  and yes this is a Canadian car body by fisher.Whatever thats good for lol lol  wayner
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Post by: madmike3434 on July 25, 2014, 03:05:21 PM
OH they are all 32 chevy roadster parts and i have loots more i mailed or should say e mailed Glen Rarick all of them. I do have to find out where they all go and i am going to need knew sill plates and a lot of wood. The plat on this car says Oshawa model # is  CONF.146  Serial # is 581403 the engine # is 2322503  Trim # is 58 and the Paint code is 1080  I can not find any matches anywhere on the internet  and yes this is a Canadian car body by fisher.Whatever thats good for lol lol  wayner

If it has *** fisher body*** tags on it...bottom of front quarter panel and the firewall tag.......its not a roadster, it would have to be a convertible or a cabriolet which were made by fisher.  Roadsters and tourings/phaetons were made by an outside body supplier.

Could not tell by long distant shot of your car in  shed whether it was rdstr or cab.

mike
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Post by: ghost28 on July 25, 2014, 06:55:59 PM
The two top pieces look to be the rear door closure molding that fits over the wood  around the rear tub inside area of a 4 door phaeton. It's a guess but the small piece is most likely a unit that joins the dash board to the wood. and yes there should be two. The two larger L shaped units are wood floor board body mount to proabably the C  piller structure, most likely where the door closes at the floor board but could be at the hinge side aso. I would like to see a side view of your 32 or just a closer picture.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 26, 2014, 09:21:17 AM
Ghost I have read more sites and find you everywhere  I have been around hotrods since the 70's and maybe before that  I was on a site where someone built a 31 chevy coach and seen some of these pieces  i am looking at. I understand that you did a 32 roadster  do you still have the car  and or any of the original pieces  thanks  wayner
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 26, 2014, 09:39:21 AM
Mike Its a roadster made in Oshawa ,Walkerville, Regina.The tag is rivited to the firwall.It has a rumble seat and dual sidemounts and freewheeling.The thing it does not have is iron bars that go from the body to the roadster top  like most BA Roadsters that i see
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Post by: ghost28 on July 26, 2014, 09:41:57 AM
Quote from:  . I understand that you did a 32 roadster  do you still have the car  and or any of the original pieces  thanks  wayner
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Never did a roadster until the buick roadster I am doing now. I have done a 32 coupe, 27 and 28 sedan both chevies and numerous other early and late hotrod mainly chevies. I know how hard it can be to find a place for all those parts that have been taken off, that is why I probably have built steel structures in most of my builds so I wouldn't have to reinstall them. I would love to find a 32 chevy roadster for a future build, but I have enough projects to keep me and my wallet busy for awhile. good luck on your 32 I know you will be fine, the picture above looks like all the projects I have startred with.
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Post by: ghost28 on July 26, 2014, 10:01:31 AM
[quote author=ghost28    I decided to floor fire the 57 chevy 283 I just picked up to check on how it runs, and if there is any smoke. GOOD TO GO. I did find out the valve covers on it are 57 to 59  [/quote] I put exhaust on the 283 and refired it, I swear it sounds like it has a solid lifter cam. A buddy came by and listened to it and said the same thing. I cracked open the throttle a couple of times and it hits hard so hard he decided he needed it for his project, we then took the exhaust off and ran it with open hooker headers. it sounded better than most engines twice it's size. It looks like it had been rebuilt awhile back. I wish I knew how to down load a video.
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Post by: madmike3434 on July 26, 2014, 04:28:40 PM
wayner I stand corrected on the aluminum firewall plate.  My info is coming from an American site VCCA, and the roadsters there do not have firewall plates.  Looks like only us CANUCKS did them that way.

mike
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 26, 2014, 09:22:49 PM
Yes i know most open cars made in the USA. i believe the tag is on the front frame of the seat. I got a hit from a VCCA member that lives in Ontario and he is re doing a 32 roadster as well no idea where,  says his name is Jack Kennedy  will be coming through Kingston mid to late August.  His sister lives here in Kingston and . By the way MIKE  thanks fopr the connection to GLEN RARICK  He has everything CHEVY and he is quit the fellow.  Ghoast  i see you use to post quite a bit over at VCCA  I have been there since 2004  before that i was at chevy talk. Kind of think i am a CHEVY GUY. I am down to 3 right now and two Cadillacs. I also joined the antique car association in our area  to see if i can pick a few brains. I know i will have to put in new sill plates  I am still not sure if i am going to go steel or wood. My father was a master carpenter,and i guess i learnt most of what he taught me and taught me well.I don't feel i will put a V8 in this unless i can get my hands on one of those Oldsmobile aluminum V8's or a newer Rover engine.Big car show Smiths Falls Sunday  later guys and thanks  wayner
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Post by: ghost28 on July 27, 2014, 09:55:36 AM
I spent yesterday picking up a 6 cylinder engine, powerglide trans, and radiator package out of a 68 camaro. You guys need one? the guy put a v 8 in it. there was nothing wrong with the engine and trans  I fired it up and it runs real good. I also picked up for free thank GOD  a  1967 327  it has been abused over the years wrapped in plastic sitting out side and some of the plastic had torn.  I will let the pictures do the talking about that. That was my day
John
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Post by: madmike3434 on July 27, 2014, 10:08:48 AM
Yes i know most open cars made in the USA. i believe the tag is on the front frame of the seat. I got a hit from a VCCA member that lives in Ontario and he is re doing a 32 roadster as well no idea where,  says his name is Jack Kennedy  will be coming through Kingston mid to late August.  His sister lives here in Kingston and . By the way MIKE  thanks fopr the connection to GLEN RARICK  He has everything CHEVY and he is quit the fellow.  Ghoast  i see you use to post quite a bit over at VCCA  I have been there since 2004  before that i was at chevy talk. Kind of think i am a CHEVY GUY. I am down to 3 right now and two Cadillacs. I also joined the antique car association in our area  to see if i can pick a few brains. I know i will have to put in new sill plates  I am still not sure if i am going to go steel or wood. My father was a master carpenter,and i guess i learnt most of what he taught me and taught me well.I don't feel i will put a V8 in this unless i can get my hands on one of those Oldsmobile aluminum V8's or a newer Rover engine.Big car show Smiths Falls Sunday  later guys and thanks  wayner

You should also check with "" 29--32  parts ""

http://www.bowtiereproductions.com/

    in Ohio, as they have a lot of the left over parts from the EXPERI-METAL  1932 Chevrolet reproduction all steel car made up into early 1990 before they went bust.  WHAT A SHAME.    I believe they have rear gas tank cover panel, front gravel shield and lots of other stuff. ??

Actually there is one of those original catalogues for sale on ebay at the moment around $10 on auction.  I have one even tho its for 32 its still a great source of info on how the car goes together parts wise with exploded drawings.  CORRECTION.......ITS ONLY SINGLE SHEETS 2 OF THEM, NOT THE FULL CATALOGUE

Those old 1961--64 ?? olds 215 aluminum V8, trouble is finding a source for engine parts to rebuild it, its already 50 years old and only made for a few years.
Glen has a 33 standard coupe he has a 4.3 V6 in it.  Used to have a 62--70 iron duke 4 banger 153 chevy 2 motor.

mike  lynch

mike lynch
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 27, 2014, 04:09:28 PM
 I have a 2000 jimmy with a 4.something it has a 700 r4 auto only thing its 4 wheel drive  I also have a 350 oldsmobile rocket engine and a old chevy half ton 6 cyl with standard stick. I don't think i am anywhere near that stage yet. I am still putting the vette together lol .?What i do need is either a pattern in steel or wood drawing for the main timber rails in a coupe or roadster.from there i think i can figure out what needs what.That oldsmobile aluminum engine is also in the newer Rovers.
  Yesterday i went up to Belleville to see the wife's cousin and on the way home we stopped in to see and old buddy that i haven't seen in years and lo and behold he had a 1935 chevy master sedan. He also has 36 cadilac roadster with a tank engine in it and an old cord and a few old 56 55 ford crown vic's
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Post by: madmike3434 on July 27, 2014, 07:23:41 PM
altho these are not specific to a 1932 Chevrolet roadster.......they are for a coupe and you can get a good idea of what the wood parts look similar too.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 28, 2014, 05:34:05 PM
   Well it rained all day here so i worked on the roadster I tried and tried to get the top off finally got out the hacksaw.There was no other way
   Came to the conclusion this roadster was green and black and so be it aal the colour codes i have are american .My canadian paint code number is 1080.
    Does anyone recognize these last two pictures I have no idea where this one goes 6420 & 6421
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Post by: madmike3434 on July 28, 2014, 09:54:37 PM
One of these days I am going to spot a canadian GM paint code with chips catalogue covering 28--40 Chevrolets and buy it.

There are times when a oxy acy torch to heat things up so you can get them apart is so useful.  Now that I have one wouldn't be without one.

I have no idea what your parts are !

mike lynch
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 29, 2014, 11:00:39 AM
Mike I believe that on a roadster there is something like a wingnut that protrudes through the main piece and tightens up around the windshield post both of these were tight and broken off HEAT would not do a thing for me in this case.  Now that i have them apart I can drill the piece out and tap it ,Hopefully use heat then and use an easy out and with a little luck get them both out.Touch wood  lo lo .Big day tomorrow  colinoskapy going to be down for a few days
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Post by: ghost28 on July 29, 2014, 06:11:37 PM
I keep thinking the pictures 6420 and 6421 are parts for the top of the door trim for your roadster. The design or curved area is where the upholstery would come up to. How wide are your doors?
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Post by: madmike3434 on July 29, 2014, 06:35:21 PM
Mike I believe that on a roadster there is something like a wingnut that protrudes through the main piece and tightens up around the windshield post both of these were tight and broken off HEAT would not do a thing for me in this case.  Now that i have them apart I can drill the piece out and tap it ,Hopefully use heat then and use an easy out and with a little luck get them both out.Touch wood  lo lo .Big day tomorrow  colinoskapy going to be down for a few days

Yes the top holder screw is a wing type bolt.
I would take the part and center punch it, then soak it repeatedly with rust buster.  Then after a day or so drill a 1/8" pilot hole into the broken off bolt/wingnut by full distance if you can.  Open it up with a larger drill and when when you have gotten thru about 3/4 of the thickness of the bolt shaft size, get you easyout and give it a shot. With a lot of the material removed it should be much easier to get moving.  Other than that a heating with oxy/acy should get it out ?

I found this method has worked for me when taking out a the stuck bolt.

mike lynch    8)
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Post by: EDNY on July 29, 2014, 08:16:40 PM
Anyone heard from member "cocobolo"...he started this thread..sent him an email..but no response.
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Post by: sammons on July 29, 2014, 09:55:11 PM
I was curious about that myself. I posted on his build thread the first of the month, but nothing, hope he's doing well. I didn't see anything from his buddy 3W Bill either.
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Post by: chopper526 on July 31, 2014, 12:29:17 PM
Sammons,
Your post is not out of place.  I'm glad to see you're keeping his car and dream alive.  I'm happy my Dad is still around so I could give him the first ride in my 33 last week.  The smile on his face said it all!  At 80 years young he helps me when he can and loves to sit in his rocking chair in my garage just "supervising" me while I work on the car.
Tom

My Dad passed away four months before I bought my '32. I sure wish he was here to give him a ride, or just to talk to.
Anyway.......I put a new battery in my coupe and ordered a new starter from Jegs. Hopefully it will be waiting for me when I get home from work.


Got my starter on Monday. Awesome!!! It went in without a hitch and started right up, no more grinding. I took it out for a spin (I had not driven it since the winter) and it never ran better! I have a little trans leak at the cooler line that I have to take care of and I am waiting for an air filter element to arrive in the mail that I can adapt to my intake scoop. These couple things, though, will have to wait a few days because I just had a hernia operation yesterday, so I am sidelined for a couple days.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 31, 2014, 06:37:41 PM
  Ghost28  The doors are 26-1/2 inch tall 25-1/4 at the bottom and 25-7/8 at the top This piece is 25 inches but i cant find a flat spot 25 inches long on the top of the doors unless the inside of the door wood is streight  than that might work  only trouble is i only have one. I did find out where that large curved steel bar went, It bolts to the rear frame horns and stands off the rear bumper 6429 & 6430
   I have a felling these two pieces  must go from the frame rail and support either the back of the seat or the bottom or the top well 6440 and 6441,These pieces should be pertinent to the roadster and mabe the coup 32
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Post by: sammons on July 31, 2014, 09:39:55 PM
Well I got the BW T-10 mopar tranny buttoned up and going in the ol vette yesterday. My buddy got all the parts ordered for the rebuild on the original. Not bad I guess, counter cluster gear, 3rd gear, master rebuild kit and freight all for $463.

Little sis got in a bind for a baby sitter next couple of days, so I volunteered.  The boys 7-10, never been a problem they are good helpers at the shop, but my little 3yr old niece... that ain't happenen. After trying to entertain her all day I got a big surprise.  I was showing the boys my pics of the salina show on my phone, then went to youtube to show them the drags, she perked right up. She likes watching the drag races!! Who would have thought, might have an easy day tomorrow.  I have a lot of drag racing videos from my days back in the 90's.  Much better on my nerves than the Disney videos! !
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Post by: sixball on August 01, 2014, 02:30:00 AM
We bought a new car yesterday but it had to be brought in from another area so we won't get it for a day or two.Our trade in broke on the way home so I spent today fixing it. Should I demand a better trade in price or just be glad I won't have to work on it again? ???
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 01, 2014, 12:12:03 PM
Sammons  You surely made a deal on that one. I figured you were in for a few thousand to have that rebuild ,at the rpm you shift at your lucky it didn't blow the trany clear out of the case. If i ever shifter over 3500. I would be out of my mind, Besides that i have a scatter shield over the clutch and flywheel on our 59. I am running a hp 301 and close ratio 4 speed with a posi rear.Your one luck lad that,that is all you did
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Post by: sammons on August 01, 2014, 07:07:11 PM
Sammons  You surely made a deal on that one. I figured you were in for a few thousand to have that rebuild ,at the rpm you shift at your lucky it didn't blow the trany clear out of the case. If i ever shifter over 3500. I would be out of my mind, Besides that i have a scatter shield over the clutch and flywheel on our 59. I am running a hp 301 and close ratio 4 speed with a posi rear.Your one luck lad that,that is all you did

I really didn't know that the early T-10's were that fragile.  I still think the missing pilot bushing was the culprit.  I use to run my ol '57 283 nineteen miles to see my buddy, running 3,600 rpm @ 65mph I had a 4:56 posi in it, but it used 1/4 tank of gas. Never thought much about it, run a little warm though.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 01, 2014, 08:16:40 PM
No pilot bearing you say?????Well that sure would allow the front drive to wabbel. It's a wonder it didn't through the clutch and pressure plate trough the floor boards.
man you were lucky that.s all the damage she did.  I found a fellow west of me that's stopping by 28th of August he is rebuilding a 32 chevy roadster that his dad had It look like a great car  i think i can find a pic of it hang on
By the way 090 shows me where those two pieces i was looking for go thanks to John Kennedy
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Post by: madmike3434 on August 01, 2014, 09:08:46 PM
laid on my back and started by drilling 1/2" holes in the front spring rear bracket, that is now located between the rear x member of the frame and the side frame. To this will be located the jag traction/locating  bars .

 Shortened the 1" SPS with 3/8" hole tube, tapped it with 5/8 fine tap and has 5/8 bolt hole to go thru the spherical rod ends.  Total of 3 bolts holds it to the frame, 2 thru the bottom and one thru stock tab on the side.  This has to be right as there is a lot of stress holding the jaguar ear end from moving rearward.


once I used the 1/2" drill , to make a mark on the chassis thru the bracket holes, I switched to 1/8" drill then 1/4", then 3/8 " and so on till I got to the 1/2" again.

With 3 more to do , I had to re-sharpen some of the drill bits.  Then a light went on......how about one of those STEP DRILLS I have sitting in drill bit drawer. BINGO.....I find one goes from 3/16 too 1/2". Dip it into the cutting tapping fluid, fire up the 3/8 electric drill ,and holy smokes...( yes it was smoking )... the step drill flies right thru all the way to the final size. ..of 1/2". 

now that made my day for a change , something that was pain to do, lying on back drilling upwards,  became so easy.   Happiness !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D

mike  lynch    8)
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 01, 2014, 09:48:03 PM
Mad Mike I want to thank you for all the posts you put up on rumble seat and top surrounds  sure opened up my eyes and through a light on the whole subject  thanks again  wayner. I even sent some of it off the John Kennedy who is also building a 1932 roadster Chevrolet of course
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Post by: 32chevy vett on August 02, 2014, 10:53:14 AM
I made this stand to lift both wheels to remove my tires when on the lift. I put holes in the bottom the same size as the jack heads 3/4in. deep.
It is made from ash the same width as the suspension. Works great.
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Post by: themoose on August 02, 2014, 11:13:16 AM
Great idea .....


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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 02, 2014, 05:04:56 PM
  Now that is different Don  don't have to jack up one side at a time.Was at a car show in Westport,  thought i would shoot you guys this pic Its a 36 chevy coupe with of all things  a HEMI and of course an old chevy with what looks like a 53/54 chevy front end under the front
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 06, 2014, 05:49:06 PM
Found this today while out in the countryside. I was scouring for 32 chevy parts and came across this  The fellow says he was pretty sure it was 32 dodge,At least i know the wire wheels will not fit my chevy.I thought it looked older than that  any dodge fans out here in cyber space recognize this piece
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Post by: chopper526 on August 06, 2014, 07:14:33 PM
Fopund this today while out in the countryside. I was scouring for 32 chevy parts and came across this  The fellow says he was pretty sure it was 32 dodge,At least i know the wire wheels will not fit my chevy.I thought it looked older than that  an dodge fans out here in cyber space recognize this piece

It could be whatever make body you put on it ;D
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Post by: ghost28 on August 06, 2014, 10:28:20 PM
That trailor is really nice and a tribute to the non throw away thinking back in the day.  I am kinda curious about it's origin though?
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 07, 2014, 01:02:00 PM
Ghost28  What caught my eye was the rear pic 6536  There is a couple of pieces there that look sort of for a luggage wrack or spare tire.I am not a Dodge Chrysler fan so i cant say
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 07, 2014, 01:04:56 PM
 OK guys i believe 190 pics in all This would be the site for the Louisville Kentucky Nationals if any one is interested  thanks  mooseman www.ridetech.com/info/2014/08/2014-nsra-street-rod-nationals-louisville-kentucky-gallery
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Post by: 62131 on August 07, 2014, 09:14:12 PM
I was at the Nationals  in Louisville this past week for four days it was a really good show this year there was 10,201 cars registered, the weather was excellent. As you can see in the link above there was some really nice cars there.
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Post by: TFoch on August 08, 2014, 07:01:29 AM
OK guys i believe 190 pics in all This would be the site for the Louisville Kentucky Nationals if any one is interested  thanks  mooseman www.ridetech.com/info/2014/08/2014-nsra-street-rod-nationals-louisville-kentucky-gallery

Nice pics thanks for posting.
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Post by: sixball on August 08, 2014, 12:11:40 PM
Nice pictures and a great variety of cars. There was even stuff there that I like.  :o ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on August 08, 2014, 05:02:00 PM
I like them all. One day, when I hit the lottery............................
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Post by: themoose on August 08, 2014, 08:08:17 PM
Good stuff....Thanks mooseman
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Post by: ghost28 on August 09, 2014, 08:22:33 PM
I spent the day pushing stuff around in the shop to make room for the mockup of the Anglia. Have a look.
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Post by: EDNY on August 10, 2014, 07:50:47 AM
I spent the day pushing stuff around in the shop to make room for the mockup of the Anglia. Have a look.

Looks like a quality body, the panels appear very good also....any ideas where you are going with it?
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Post by: TFoch on August 10, 2014, 04:03:27 PM
Took my wife for her first ride in the 33.  I'll post some updated pics later tonight.
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Post by: sammons on August 10, 2014, 07:23:58 PM
Finally after 5 days on and off I got the roof insert welded and ground down. Had to tow to carwash and blow all the crud out. Now lots of flash rust, more fun.
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Post by: ghost28 on August 10, 2014, 07:49:00 PM
I spent the day pushing stuff around in the shop to make room for the mockup of the Anglia. Have a look.

Looks like a quality body, the panels appear very good also....any ideas where you are going with it?
Not a keeper. I am gonna square it up and market it to someone that might want to build a tribute to the old gasser wars or make a neat little street sweeper. I am just gonna keep plugging away on my buick roadster.
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Post by: 62131 on August 11, 2014, 04:47:33 PM
I got to get out to the garage this weekend to work on the 32, finished up the rest of the patch panels, had to fabricate the back sides of the new rocker panels to close them in. I had thought about just leaving them open so nothing would gather there and cause them to rust out over time again. I just couldn't do it.
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Post by: Rattiac on August 12, 2014, 12:32:08 AM
Have a quick question ;
Does it matter how low or high my overflow bottle is for my radiator on my 32 ?

After having a leak on the fittings for my trans-cooler. I decided to ditch the radiator's trans cooler and put my other cooler on but I need to relocate my overflow bottle. Just not enough room up front.
So I found a blank area on the firewall that I could mount a overflow (tequilla) bottle. I have it all mocked up and it looks good there. Any comments good/bad ?
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Post by: themoose on August 12, 2014, 09:03:12 AM
As your cooling system get hot there is a certain amount of expansion of the coolant. Depending on the amount of expansion relative to to the degree of temperature the level of coolant will increase and if there is not enough space in the upper radiator tank pressure will build to the point where it exceeds the value of your radiator cap. When this happens excess coolant escapes through the cap and into the over flow port at the neck of the radiator. If you have a hose connected to this port that is running to an overflow tank because it is under pressure it will be forced into the tank regardless of its location. Some of the fluid might remain in the hose depending on the height of the the tank but that should not be a problem. An overflow bottle is designed to only capture the excess coolant vs an expansion tank that allows the coolant to be drawn back into the cooling system as the temperature lowers. If your system is not overheating the expansion will only be as great as the hottest the system system has gotten so you will find that if you allow enough air at the top of the radiator no fluid will be forced out of the system under normal conditions. That is why you should never "top off" your radiator but leave enough space for coolant expansion.

Moose
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 12, 2014, 10:08:10 AM
Just one thing Rattiac  make sure that the hose from the rad into the overflow bottle is within a half an inch of the bottom and can not slip up and out  and suck air,as a mater of make sure you put  a little antifreeze mixture ,50/50, in the bottom of the overflow bottle ,so if it cools down it doesn't suck air back into the rad
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Post by: chopper526 on August 12, 2014, 06:13:48 PM
I spent the day pushing stuff around in the shop to make room for the mockup of the Anglia. Have a look.

I KNEW you were going to get it!!!!!!!!!!! ;D
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Post by: TFoch on August 12, 2014, 07:11:34 PM
I spent the day pushing stuff around in the shop to make room for the mockup of the Anglia. Have a look.
John that is a sweet car!  I’d have a hard time flipping it, I’d want to keep it!

Finally after 5 days on and off I got the roof insert welded and ground down. Had to tow to carwash and blow all the crud out. Now lots of flash rust, more fun.
Sammons, Nice work on the roof!  Coming right along!
Tom
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Post by: Rattiac on August 12, 2014, 07:20:30 PM
A couple nice cars there guys .

Thanks Vette and Moose for the input . Its pretty much mounted and ready to go . Green tequilla !  ;D

Tonights list is;
Trans cooler lines re-done.
Motor mount bolts need better locking nuts (steel not nylon).
Radiator mounts need to be re-done .
And if im lucky (or fast) I'll get to start on the top. Since its been raining every afternoon for 3 weeks.

Funny what a first couple drives will bring up. re-do's  :P
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Post by: sammons on August 13, 2014, 08:48:09 PM
Got the upper frt top & winshield posts worked today, ahhh I love the smell of filler and lacquer primer in the morning!! Been a long time.    I stumbled into a hell of a deal today, I seen a State Trooper I know today go by, tracked him down. He likes 70's- early 80's Ford p.u.'s, ( I had a perfect tail gate I have been sitting on for 20yrs) and told him to come down to the shop and I would give it to him. BS' d about the coupe, he was looking for 428 ford motors so I told him where to look. He asked if I knew any one that might like to buy a low mile 413 Dodge. (A motor home, a tree fell in the middle of it) Me being a mopar big block fan said I would like to have it but was broke, would keep my ears open for him. He asked me if I wanted it, I said I probably couldn't afford it, but yes. He said how about $200 w/ 727 trans. to me. Hell ya!!! Score!!!! Have to set a time, he'll cut it out of the motor home for me. Now I need to find a 33 Ply coupe. I have an original '59 Chry 300 2x4 intake w/ carbs for a 413 that I have been trying to sell, so.......
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 13, 2014, 08:59:29 PM
ISN'T that the funniest thing i ever read.  Just yesterday I was over at a buds place and he told the young lads to pull the buckets off of the hood of the 1969 dodge truck sitting in the corner and told me to go have a look. LOW and behold I said holy crap Brian a 413 with cross rams. He said no not quite 440 with 413 cross rams. and a 727 transmission .Have you any idea what those cross rams are going for with two 550 cmf carbs.Try $3,900 bucks. Man whats wrong with this world. Anyways i beat on the top irons for the 32 almost all day  torched them smothered them with tranny fluid and nail polish remover and then got out some jack oil finally got them to move after 38 years. Not finished yet will try again tomorrow  .Antique car club is having a barbacue so we are off all afternoon and evening.Don if you are reading this the update is the 30 of August  wayner
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Post by: ghost28 on August 17, 2014, 10:28:54 PM
I went out to Joplin Mo last thursday with 8 other guys. 7 of them belong to a hotrod club called the junkies. We went to the hamb drags. We had a great time, but talk about ups and downs. Friday night the hemi powered coupe didn't pass tech so the thrash was on in the hotel parking lot By the club members and my son/n/law for about 2 hours, and when the jack stands were removed they were done and ready for some beers, and saturdays tech inspection. Saturday morning came and off to the races where the coupe passed tech with flying colors. Everything was going great and everyone was on a high when Chad made his first pass running a 11.30, but he didn't come back to the pits. It turns out he blew a head gasket on the hemi roadster and shut it off about 100 feet before the end of the quarter. We got it dragged back to our pit and figured our day was done with this car. The club guys and chad started tearing it down hoping we could find a head and intake set at the track from another racer. NO LUCK, But we did find the parts from 2 individuals that were there and lived close, they went home to get them.  They did get the car repaired in time for the last run which was for the high ET run of the day for the gas roadster class trophy. Chad lined up with the only guy we were worried about all day running a nitrus powered small block chevy in a 32 ford roadster who ran a 11.08 in his first run. When the race was over Chad ran a 11.05 to the 11.23 of the other guy, so Chad took the trophy. He did make another run for fun and got it down to a 11.03 at 126 MPH. Maybe the 10's for next year. If you guys have never gone you really should it's a blast all weekend...John
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Post by: sammons on August 17, 2014, 10:39:36 PM
Ghost, glad ya had a good time! Maybe next year I will.
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Post by: TFoch on August 18, 2014, 07:11:01 AM
Ghost, thanks for the pics.  Sounds like a lot of work but well worth it!
Tom
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Post by: ghost28 on August 19, 2014, 06:41:01 PM
Her are some pictures of the track. I like it because it brings me back to a time long ago.
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Post by: sammons on August 21, 2014, 01:53:56 PM
What's wrong with some people, or is it me? A couple hours ago I was down at the shop working on my fire wall and a guy stopped in off the hiway, said he used to drive a freight truck through here for years and there was always nice cars here. Goes over too my coupe looked around a bit and commenced to tell me how stupid I was for cutting up a rare car. I tried to explain to him that there was nothing left of it to build to start with!!! The way he acted was like I took a low mile survior and cut it up. I finally stopped him, told him he could go buy one and build it any way he wanted and I wouldn't care!!   Talked to my buddy shortly after and he asked me if I had pointed out that I had killed a Corvette to build it with. I wish I would have thought of that, just wanted him gone.
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Post by: themoose on August 21, 2014, 03:52:39 PM
That happens to me all of the time and sometimes even with my friends and it goes in one ear and out the other. My 32 was a survivor that I have owned for over 40 years. I ran it stock,I restored it to a near 100 point car and then I made it into a Hot rod/"Reso-Rod". I have enjoyed it in all its forms and as far as I'm concerned that's the only thing that matters. It's your car,your money and your time. Just do what you want and tune out the negative comments. It's all good when your cruising down the highway in something you built with your own hands. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Moose
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Post by: TFoch on August 21, 2014, 07:34:38 PM
Sammons, Like Moose said ignore those people.  My car is very rare and I've had people give me their opinion about it.  The way I see it is I bought it, put my blood sweat and $$$ in it so I built it MY way!  If they can't appreciate I resurrected it from a pile of parts that's their problem!  Next time I see them I wear this shirt ;D
Tom
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Post by: themoose on August 21, 2014, 07:46:04 PM
Tom....I think I need to get me one of those shirts ;D

Moose
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Post by: TFoch on August 21, 2014, 07:59:14 PM
Tom....I think I need to get me one of those shirts ;D

Moose
Moose,
$15 and it's yours.  http://www.posiesrodsandcustoms.com/posies-t-shirts/ We should have these made with Rusty Bowtie on the front!
Tom
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Post by: EDNY on August 21, 2014, 08:11:37 PM
Sammons...your comment kinda reminds me of why I won't enter a car in a show...don't want to be charged with assault >:(.  I always try to give a guy a compliment even when I see bad body work , paint etc. Heck he/she is proud enough to enter the car give them a little pat on the back....they are Motorheads.

Here's what I want to do:  Get a bunch of business cards printed with "check blocks" and keep them in my wallet - then when one of those idiots shows up...tell him to wait while you fill out a report card for him. After  looking him up and down and checking the appropriate block(s)..give it to him and leave!!!  (I checked all of the blocks in the samples below)

(Block samples only..feel free to add)


[X]  You look about 20lbs overweight
[X]  You look about 40lbs overweight
[X]  You are just fat!
[X]  Where's your car cowboy
[X]  Nice paint job- brush or roller?
[X]  Nice paint - are you color blind?
[X]  Is your real engine in the repair shop?
[X]  Your mother must be a nice lady to let you drive her car
[X]  I really don't give a sh#$ what you think about my car
[X]  Have a nice day!


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Post by: sammons on August 21, 2014, 08:54:07 PM
Well I guess it's not just me. I refuse to alter "MY" builds because it ain't the way you want it to be. I guess what pissed me off was the fact that the guy came into MY SHOP and called me a dumb ass. 1- I didn't think they were that RARE? Expensive, yes. I looked for years, found a lot in all conditions. I just couldn't afford them, I've never cut up a really nice car (thought about it a time or two). Have I had bad ideas before, hell ya. You learn from them and move on. I bought a 23 T when I was a Jr in high school, it was really cool at the time. I hated green (and it was) so I tore it down and painted it yellow. It sucked, wished I had left it alone. I had a freind who wanted me to build his 56 chevy pu and wanted it yellow, I refushed. He said well do what you want i trust ya, just make it look good. I did, custom touches here and there, painted it Hugger Orange. He loved it. It won a lot of trophies and several mags.
Tom, what can I say, love that shirt.       Thanks Moose I agree.  Ed, I love cruise in's, hate car shows for that very reason. The card idea is just great, just the way I always thought.
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Post by: sammons on August 21, 2014, 09:45:09 PM
Quote from Ed (don't know how I screwed that up)
Here's what I want to do:  Get a bunch of business cards printed with "check blocks" and keep them in my wallet - then when one of those idiots shows up...tell him to wait while you fill out a report card for him. After  looking him up and down and checking the appropriate block(s)..give it to him and leave!!!  (I checked all of the blocks in the samples below)

(Block samples only..feel free to add)

5 from Sammons
(Too bad you don't drive it, your missing the fun part.
(What would you classify your car as?
(How much did you pay to have that built?
(The car lot down the street has 37 of these instock right now.
(Surely you built this mess yourself?

[X]  You look about 20lbs overweight
[X]  You look about 40lbs overweight
[X]  You are just fat!
[X]  Where's your car cowboy
[X]  Nice paint job- brush or roller?
[X]  Nice paint - are you color blind?
[X]  Is your real engine in the repair shop?
[X]  Your mother must be a nice lady to let you drive her car
[X]  I really don't give a sh#$ what you think about my car
[X]  Have a nice day!
[/quote]
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Post by: madmike3434 on August 21, 2014, 09:55:46 PM
if you really want to piss off a bunch of people get yourself one of these

made by deco rides.......I have 3.  Ordered 3 of those posies shirts back in march, never got them, they were out of stock.

mike
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Post by: chopper526 on August 21, 2014, 10:06:00 PM
Oh, that's a good one! I am with you guys. I am far from a professional, but I do the best I can. I don't really need anyone's opinion or criticism unless I ask for it. You like the car-great. You don't like the car-who cares, I didn't build it for anyone other than me. Most of those guys that have negative comments wouldn't know which end of the screwdriver to turn, let alone build a car. I don't mind constructive criticism, but like I said, I'll ask for it.
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Post by: sammons on August 21, 2014, 10:15:36 PM
Mike that's funny and so true. Good thing for different opinions or we would all be driving Black model T Fords!!!
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 21, 2014, 10:56:44 PM
 I agree with every one of you. I have a great friend just dropped over today with this book and pictures of cars from FRANCE.The name of the car i have heard before but didnt know shi#! about them the name is delahey or something like that, Anyways this same fellow made three cars the same only different  every car was a little different than the previous build and now he tells me these cars sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.So i tell him the first car he built he just got home from church service and had some great ideas.The second car he went to bed that night with a few under his belt and didnt get any,so he was frustrated and did something a little different.The third car he just had a brain fart and went at it and did it his way and everything turned out great.Even as a team we think different ideas at different times,and most of us do not wish to follow the crowd,so we do it our way and the comments are usually  Hey man where did you come up with that idea or hey now that is different so happy hunting and have some great thoughts.Our cars are us, so make it happen  beam me up scotty  vette59jdwl
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Post by: madmike3434 on August 22, 2014, 10:53:18 AM
you want DIFFERENT and a Delahaye to boot, check out what Terry Cook former editor of hot rod magazine is into.

Some pretty slick stuff they make, but its all BUCKS $$$$$ up.

http://www.decorides.com/delahaye.htm

Boyd Codington built one for a customer he called "what-the-hey"

mike lynch        8)       
 building SHAZZBOTT a 1935 Chevrolet standard series roadster
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 22, 2014, 01:51:10 PM
  Hey  Man.  now that's outside the BOX. I wonder what kind of wine this fellows been drinking . I have never invisioned anything like this fellow . I LIKE where he,s going but hasn't someone already been there. What is old and ancient is new again
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Post by: EDNY on August 22, 2014, 01:54:11 PM

Moose,
$15 and it's yours.  http://www.posiesrodsandcustoms.com/posies-t-shirts/ We should have these made with Rusty Bowtie on the front!
Tom
...

Something to think about..maybe even a hat, decal ?
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Post by: sixball on August 22, 2014, 02:26:45 PM
Being different just to be different is no better than being the same so as not to be different. The tough part is doing it right regardless. But right is not the same to all of us so some of our cars look different and some look very much alike. It does not matter as long as you like what you have. If your happiness depends on what others think you won't be happy much.    ???  ;) ;D
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 22, 2014, 05:36:45 PM
  Ed  I will take two  thanks  vette59jdwl
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 22, 2014, 06:36:08 PM
  Well I knew all along that the luggage wrack was going to0 have to come off of the car.It is raining out so i am heading to the ten and the 32 roadster a bunch of wrenches and the torch&one big hammer
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Post by: madmike3434 on August 22, 2014, 07:20:30 PM
there is apparently 2 luggage rack designs....the American type is 2 piece and folds the top part.  The stainless moldings would go on left to right.

The Canadian unit is all one piece and the moldings go on top to bottom.

This what I have read elsewhere.

mike     8)
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Post by: Rattiac on August 22, 2014, 10:50:19 PM
My wiper arm came in today. Once I got it on and the blade theres no pressure against the windshield . It just dangles there .  Is this right ? Am I susposed to bend the arm ???

On the blade its just loose and if I move it back and forth (like they had power and were moving) kinda flimsy way to hold it .
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Post by: sammons on August 23, 2014, 12:14:09 AM
Rattiac, do you have the manual (hand op) type? My T bucket became loose in time and I had to bend the arm to tighten up. Same on my old '46 CJ, they wouldn't stay up. Hit a bump in the road they would flop staight down.

I oredered universal electrics for Jeeps(for my coupe) from JC Whittney. (W/arms and blades) i'm going to have to cut down shaft some to make it closer to the body and maybe either shorten arm or blade (can't remember which), but the arm has spring tension on it.

I know something use to have a manual arm w/spring tention, I just can't remember how it was configured.  I would say bend the arm to have some pressure on it. Maybe some one else has a better idea.
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Post by: EDNY on August 23, 2014, 07:08:39 AM
sammons

Kinda curious..window wipers on a Bucket T ...wouldn't a pair of goggles work better  ;D

Ed
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Post by: sammons on August 23, 2014, 08:21:22 AM
I guess  I should have said roadster p.u. It had a top Ed, at 70mph you could stay dry. But you had to have a passenger working the wiper to drive 70. What a pain in the butt that thing was!
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Post by: madmike3434 on August 23, 2014, 08:58:57 AM
actually you do not need wipers ?????????? 

RAIN-X is the answer to bugs and water.  Clean windshield, wipe it on and buff with cloth, puts an invisible coating on the glass.  Driving at 25 mph water just beads up and blows off windshield just like your going thru the blower at the car wash.

There is probably a u-tube video showing this. They used to have TV ads every once in a while. here is a promo video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2B57fxQSP4


http://www.rainx.com/


mike lynch.......SHAZZBOTT     8)
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Post by: sammons on August 23, 2014, 09:15:17 AM
I agree with you 100% on the RainX Mike. But around here you need the wipers to keep the coppers off your butt if they can't find anything else to give you crap about.
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Post by: Rattiac on August 23, 2014, 12:56:06 PM
Im a huge rain-x fan . I put this stuff on my wrangler and it worked awesome.
Works better on flat windshields than curved angled (modern car) windshields .

Got caught in a rainstorn the other day in the 32 but luckily I rain-x'ed it . Didnt have the top sewn so that sucked when I stopped . Guess I'll bend that arm a bit . Thanks for the input .
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Post by: EDNY on August 23, 2014, 03:08:02 PM
I have a mechanical wiper on my 34 coupe and use rain-x...never (never) use the wiper..it's just there for state inspection. Even have a spring on the inside of the car holding the blade up and out of the way.

Installing the same mechanical unit on my 33 coupe..as madmike pointed out..you really don't need wipers with rain-x...

rain-x works...the wipers don't.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 23, 2014, 04:23:26 PM
  Has anyone used these encapsulated electric wipers like on a boat, on any of there older cars.
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Post by: TFoch on August 23, 2014, 04:24:58 PM
I finally took my daughter for a ride in the 33.  She loved it and was surprised at the amount of thumbs up we got!
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Post by: themoose on August 23, 2014, 05:05:56 PM
Tom...Sounds like fun. My daughter always enjoys cruising in my 32. I haven't let her drive it yet so you can still be the first one of us to hand over the keys and take the copilot seat ;D

Moose
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Post by: trbomax on August 23, 2014, 09:50:03 PM
  Has anyone used these encapsulated electric wipers like on a boat, on any of there older cars.

I installed a boat wiper motor on my 28 chev. Its chrome and I just mounted it roght where the original vacume motor was. Originally it was designed to mount on the inside of the boat w/s frame at the top so weather doesnt hurt it. Its been there 50 yrs.
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Post by: TFoch on August 23, 2014, 09:55:26 PM
Tom...Sounds like fun. My daughter always enjoys cruising in my 32. I haven't let her drive it yet so you can still be the first one of us to hand over the keys and take the copilot seat ;D

Moose
Moose, She wants to drive it into a cruise night or car show.  I may take her out to an empty parking lot to give it a try first but I do plan to let her drive it.
Tom
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 24, 2014, 01:12:17 PM
Trbomax  you mean like these
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Post by: ghost28 on August 24, 2014, 05:41:01 PM
I finally took my daughter for a ride in the 33.  She loved it and was surprised at the amount of thumbs up we got!
That brings back memories. My daughter who is now 25 years of age  used to drive on the back roads out east when learning to drive. Her biggest worry was, did the cowboys in the pickup trucks see her when they went by.
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Post by: TFoch on August 24, 2014, 07:20:39 PM
My wife and I took the 33 for a ride today.  We went to the Danville NH Old Home Day Cruise, a 60 mile round trip on the back roads of New Hampshire.  We met my daughters new in-laws there and got to chat for a bit for the first time since the wedding.  There ware a few nice cars there and here's some pics.  Oh yeah, the 33 ran flawless on the trip and now has 110 miles on it.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 24, 2014, 07:44:55 PM
  LOOKIN  real  GOOOOOOOD  must have put a smile on your face  sure glad its behaving itself
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Post by: TFoch on August 24, 2014, 07:49:23 PM
  LOOKIN  real  GOOOOOOOD  must have put a smile on your face  sure glad its behaving itself
Wayne,
Hopefully you get to see it in person next Saturday at the Cruise Downtown.
Tom
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 24, 2014, 08:33:05 PM
  We will be there,  looking forward to it..???????What ever happened with the Rusty Bowtie tee shirts.  I thought that was a great idea  sort of sets us apart from the run of the mill .Also would make a great advertisement for the club...not that we need it  but would be nice. I will be wearing my 1932 chevy roadster tee shirt even if its snowing lol lol . wayner
  Worked in the barn most of the day today found out i have a pair of 32 front fenders only thing is they don.t have the fender wells in them,and i do need fender wells a pair for my own .
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Post by: EDNY on August 24, 2014, 10:40:25 PM
  We will be there,  looking forward to it..???????What ever happened with the Rusty Bowtie tee shirts.  I thought that was a great idea  sort of sets us apart from the run of the mill .Also would make a great advertisement for the club...not that we need it  but would be nice. I will be wearing my 1932 chevy roadster tee shirt even if its snowing lol lol . wayner
  Worked in the barn most of the day today found out i have a pair of 32 front fenders only thing is they don.t have the fender wells in them,and i do need fender wells a pair for my own .

I asked for a couple of quotes for window stickers....still waiting..
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Post by: chopper526 on August 26, 2014, 11:19:42 AM
Got the 27 out for a ride. While I was out my daughter called. Her 97 monte quit. I went and checked it out. The Fuel pump sounded like a cat in heat. So the kids took the woodie home while I waited for my buddy with the toater.
Did I say it was her first day with her license. She was out and about with a friend.

Here's a picture of her as a new 16 year old.
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That's a good dad, my kid's getting bus fare!! ;D
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Post by: sammons on August 29, 2014, 09:23:26 AM
Ed, a friend of mine told me his buddy got bashed on that other channel, so I ventured over to look. It had already been deleted,  but ran across big chief's blog "the truth about Speedway" . Didn't see any truth's really just a sturing up, then he closed his own.

Just curiuos if you had seen this.lol
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Post by: TFoch on August 29, 2014, 12:47:17 PM
Yes I saw it and was surprised he waited until Speedy Bill was gone to bring that up.  Should have said something when he could've defended himself.
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Post by: sammons on August 29, 2014, 01:19:23 PM
Didn't really get his point. A gental push towards a boycott of Speedy to the traditionalist for some reason? But then I'm not a "Journalist", just a do it my ownway country boy.  I'awaiting to sell some stuff to make another Speedway order!!
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Post by: themoose on August 29, 2014, 08:13:54 PM
I've always had good luck with Speedway parts. These days it has gotten to the point that if the parts are of good quality and they work that's all I care about. When I worked with GM I discovered that a many of the parts that make up those cares come from foreign suppliers and the same is true for most of the products we buy today. That's the way it is with all companies trying to survive in the current economic climate. How many can you boycott before you limit your choices to zero?

Moose
 
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Post by: ghost28 on August 29, 2014, 09:30:30 PM
I just ordered a pair of afco shocks from speedway today and I will continue to order from them. I have never had a problem with any of there product. A good friend just bought some flathead stuff namely there new carbs and had some problems, but they bent over backwards to fix the problem at there expense. Mid America hot rod shop at it's best.
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Post by: sixball on August 30, 2014, 12:56:15 AM
I think the point was that several US suppliers of parts to Speedway have had their products copied by Speedway and produced in China at no savings to the customer only more profit for Speedway. In at least one case Patrick Dykes had long been producing Fenton parts for Chevy 6s and Ford flatheads using the original molds and with some sort of licensing from the original company. Speedy Bill found a legal glitch, registered the Fenton trademark and began producing Fenton parts in China and told Patrick that if he produced another Fenton part he would be sued out of existence. I know business is business and I understand that Patrick should have been more vigilant and made sure the brand name was secure but this is only one of several times Speedy Bill pulled this stuff. I don't know what the status is now because Patrick's is listing Fenton parts on their web site and I am not saying that I will not buy from Speedway but they will always be my last choice. I would really like to see the museum.
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Post by: sammons on August 30, 2014, 08:58:34 AM
Sixball, you should have been a Journalist, you came to the point clearly. I understood that. It should have been titled the truth about America. It's always been who has the slickest lawyer, little guy or big, happens everyday. From the the Indian treaties,  railroads, oilmen, Henry Ford himself, they all do it.

My cousin played a song he wrote to a man one time, he took it, copy righted it, recorded it. Cuz don't do that with out copywriting anymore. Like it is in the good old U.S.A.
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Post by: themoose on August 30, 2014, 09:45:42 AM
I had a little extra time so I decided to paint Toms car.......

(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/themoose524/Rusty%20Bowtie/33ChevyAugust2014_zpsca367adb.jpg)(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/themoose524/Rusty%20Bowtie/noTop_zps5c1ad589.jpg)(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/themoose524/Rusty%20Bowtie/Top_zps0ea689fb.jpg)
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Post by: ghost28 on August 30, 2014, 09:52:22 AM
All the pricing from speedway isn't always the best, so I still have to shop around. When I buy the triangulated setups for the rear suspension I usually go to gearhead industries who don't have the best reputation for customer service, but until I get burned by them, or they raise there prices beyond my reach I will go back to them. In any industry you have to protect your self and your product or you will get run over by the larger companys. Most all of the good shops have started out small, case in point bandimeres. who started out as a parts house and test track for there parts, and turned it into a NHRA track, and no longer sell parts. I just heard of a small startup hot rod shop in Nebraska that makes bolt on s10 suspension packages. I wouldn't briing it up except for the name for there shop. it's called    Code 504    it's the police code for tampering with a vehicle. I thought it was a smart idea for a name. I hope they get it legally covered.
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Post by: ghost28 on August 30, 2014, 09:55:01 AM
Moose that looks great. You can paint my car anytime you like, but wait until I get it on the road.
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Post by: sammons on August 30, 2014, 09:56:07 AM
Damn moose, you had me for a minute.  I sure thought you were fast. Looks good that way though. I think Tom's car would look good in just about any color!!

Ya'll have a good holiday weekend. Hope it's productive or relaxing,  be safe.
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Post by: sixball on August 30, 2014, 11:50:29 AM
"Sixball, you should have been a Journalist,...." Like Ryan? :o I've bought a lot of parts from both places and have always received good service and quality parts. I guess there is too much under dog in me. Must be a Confederate thing. ::)
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Post by: sammons on August 30, 2014, 12:13:06 PM
As in the way you write, to the point. Like needing a lawyer to interpret what you lawyer said, or directions that confuse the crap out of me. I hand them to my buddy, he says just take part A, slide in part B, couple with part C. Why the heck didn't they just write that!!
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Post by: sixball on August 30, 2014, 01:31:39 PM
" Why the heck didn't they just write that!!" It's called job security. The folks who write the rules and laws are mostly lawyers so they word it in ways only they can understand. So we have to employ one to explain the "true" meaning. When things were written very clearly, like the US Constitution, they got too much argument when they tried to sell a new interpretation. Well,.... until recently.  >:( ;D
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Post by: TFoch on August 30, 2014, 07:43:15 PM
I had a little extra time so I decided to paint Toms car.......

(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/themoose524/Rusty%20Bowtie/33ChevyAugust2014_zpsca367adb.jpg)(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/themoose524/Rusty%20Bowtie/noTop_zps5c1ad589.jpg)(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/themoose524/Rusty%20Bowtie/Top_zps0ea689fb.jpg)
Moose, That looks awesome!  Never thought about two tone but I like it.  I did plan on painting it some shade of red, you must have read my mind! 
Thanks for taking the time, looks great!
Tom
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Post by: 62131 on August 30, 2014, 08:03:01 PM
I buy products from both Speedway and Gearhead and have found that both companies have products copied and made in china. So far as customer service is in question Speedway is  by far superior over Gearhead. Speedway has paid freight on items that they had to back order. Gearhead raises their prices on the web site to cover their free freight policy, if you can wait and pick up what you need from Gearhead at a show you can save even more.
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Post by: ghost28 on August 30, 2014, 10:10:52 PM
Tom I didn't realize the 33 chevies had those peaks on the fenders. HUH. Learn something new every day.
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Post by: logride on September 01, 2014, 11:56:02 AM
Great paint job Moose!

VW has a fantastic non metailc deep red that they have used in the last decade or so. It's very rich like the lines of your car Tom.
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Post by: logride on September 01, 2014, 11:58:34 AM
When I get caught back up with life and get the nose on the 32 I'd like to see how a straw colored stripe looks on it.

Mike
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Post by: themoose on September 01, 2014, 12:58:47 PM
Quote
When I get caught back up with life and get the nose on the 32 I'd like to see how a straw colored stripe looks on it.

Mike

Whenever your ready Mile just let me know what you need and I'll be happy to give it a try.

Moose
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Post by: sixball on September 02, 2014, 01:01:37 PM
I found the piece I needed to complete the engine for my Roadster! ;D I talked to Patrick Dykes and was ready to buy a set of small block Fenton Black Widow headers just to get one side for my 153 four cylinder. He had one side from a busted set. So for $150 I got the one I needed. With a little work it will bolt up and clear my 2X1 Offey intake and really set the little guy off. I'm still working on the valve cover and tranny adaptor but making progress. 8) :)
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Post by: sammons on September 02, 2014, 01:46:01 PM
Sixball, they will look great on there. Some times it's worth a call to ask. A guy has to get lucky once in awhile.
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Post by: EDNY on September 02, 2014, 02:31:06 PM
Went to Massena NY yesterday to help NY Governor Candidate Rob Astorino during the Labor Day Parade.

He has my 34 Chevy on his Facebook page:


https://www.facebook.com/RobAstorino/photos_stream
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Post by: themoose on September 02, 2014, 03:33:33 PM
Well Ed if we're both lucky NY and CT will each have a new Governor come November. Your 34 must have gotten  your guy plenty attention...Looks great.

Moose
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Post by: vette59jdwl on September 02, 2014, 09:14:15 PM
   Well Guy's we just came through that storm that is crossing up state New York.
it was a crazy torrential downpour.MAN  New Hampshire sure knows how to put on a car show  what a HOOT  will send pictures tomorrow  wayner
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Post by: sammons on September 08, 2014, 07:15:52 PM
Spent the day making and welding in more gussets on my cage. After seeing pics on the net of a '32 Ford roadster (from Arizona) they had someone turn in front of them laborday weekend.  (Wife killed and he was in bad shape)  seat belts really would have helped on this one.   Decided that I will install 5-point belts after all, that pic was the deciding factor for me. They can be a pain in the a$$, but gonna do it. All the extra gussets aren't gonna hurt either, now is the time to do it for better piece of mind.

Made a good trade today also, traded a guy my new Procomp alum timing cover for his new Procomp alum intake (Q-jet style). Then I got a package from my brother w/a set of '70 Vette finned alum valve covers, good day.
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Post by: sixball on September 08, 2014, 07:42:11 PM
I had a little time today to play with my new Fenton Black Widow header for my 153 Chevy 4 cylinder. There's not much out there for these things especially street stuff. I can make this work with  bit of tweaking and it will work well and look cool. It is one side of a small block set.
https://picasaweb.google.com/sixpics/Chevy4Exhaust?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCMWRsJTGnNfHRQ&feat=directlink (https://picasaweb.google.com/sixpics/Chevy4Exhaust?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCMWRsJTGnNfHRQ&feat=directlink)
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Post by: sammons on September 08, 2014, 07:50:55 PM
That's gonna look really cool sixball, Valve cover and all!!
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Post by: TFoch on September 08, 2014, 08:11:56 PM
Sixball That looks kick ass!
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Post by: sixball on September 08, 2014, 08:26:08 PM
Thanks Samons and Tom, I'm excited about it. I've had this in my head for a long time but couldn't find a header. Sadly I ran into problems with the valve cover when I started grinding the welds. I may try another one of those or use one made of thicker metal that I bought. It will only need two cuts and one weld. No logo though. The GMC takes 4 welds. The other side will have a modified Mallory duel point with a two piece cap and hopefully modified Crager side cover from a Model A. We'll see.
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Post by: sammons on September 08, 2014, 08:47:03 PM
Sixball, don't know your problem on the valve cover, but..... second pass weld on the underside?  Maybe cold weld compound epoxy if its just pin holes. Worst case maybe cut out GMC logo and bond on new valve cover?   

Just throwing out idea's, it just looked so cool.
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Post by: ghost28 on September 08, 2014, 09:46:21 PM
I was instaling the flywheel and clutch package on the back of a 57 chevy 283 that was originally a turbo glide transmission for a friend, what I didn't realize is that the turbo glide pilot bushing hole on the 283 crank was 28 thousands larger than the standard pilot bushing which they do make a bushing  for.  I looked all over at all the parts houses with no luck. So a simple job took a little while longer machining a sleeve to wrap the bushing, but it worked with a little green lock tight. Once the original style clutch fork comes in I wil finish it up with a saginaw 4 speed for him.
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Post by: chopper526 on September 10, 2014, 11:08:43 AM
Took my Ford minivan bench seat to the upholsterer to get a price to do it over in black vinyl. He said between $350. and $400. for 2" pleats and a top and bottom border. I was going to try and do the entire interior myself, but a man's got to know his limitations and I don't want to waste alot of time and money and wind up with something I am not happy with. So, he will do the seat and stitch up something I can use on the door panels and sell me what I need to do the headliner and finish off everything else.
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Post by: sammons on September 12, 2014, 10:26:12 AM
Chopper sounds like a good deal. That's what we did on my buddy's '32 pu. But that joker charged us $750 to sew up the seat, and then it was just average quality,( and that was 4 yrs ago.)


Weather man said we were to get a cold snap, so I fired up the infloor heat in my garage yesterday.  Just in time! Got up this morn to let the dog pee and it was 38°out. Now I need to try to kick it in high gear, get all the messy stuff done before separating the body from the frame and taking home to my heated garage for winter work. Normaly my shop used to need the heater turned on about Veterans day.(the concrete held the heat till then)
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Post by: ghost28 on September 18, 2014, 08:27:20 PM
I spent the last three days, and I am not done yet repairing some rust pockets by the rear doors both sides on my daughters 2002 jeep grand cherokee. I thought it would be a easy fix but the lower wheel tubs were rusted through also. All because of a couple of plugs fell out and let water in this is an an area where the factory used to inject foam into the structure . I plugged them suckers this time around. Oh well I guess it gives me some body, painting, and sheetmetal brush up training for the roadster.
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Post by: 62131 on September 18, 2014, 08:54:23 PM
I finished up filling the holes in my firewall tonight got them all ground down and ready for epoxy primer. its a panel at a time.
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Post by: chopper526 on September 18, 2014, 10:54:22 PM
I started putting a headliner in my '32. I'm using 1/4" luan and because of the chopped top I can't put it in in one piece. So, I had to cut 1/3rd off and put it in in two pieces. I upholstered the 2/3rd portion with enough headliner vinyl hanging to cover the other 1/3rd once it is in place. It's a pain in the ass doing it this way, but I couldn't think of another way. Tomorrow I will upholster the rest and hope it looks ok. Fingers crossed :-\
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Post by: sammons on September 18, 2014, 11:07:56 PM
Pics when you get done Chopper.  I've used that in the past, but really trying to figure out a bow headliner for my '35. Haven't figured out the rear corners yet.
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Post by: sixball on September 18, 2014, 11:55:14 PM
I rode the Radiator Springs Ride in Cars Land 3 times! ;D
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Post by: Rattiac on September 18, 2014, 11:55:49 PM
Just got back from a carshow. Had toooooo much fun driving around at night. I just couldnt go home yet .  ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on September 19, 2014, 05:25:09 PM
Pics when you get done Chopper.  I've used that in the past, but really trying to figure out a bow headliner for my '35. Haven't figured out the rear corners yet.

Can you use a heavy cardboard and make sailpanels?
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Post by: sammons on September 19, 2014, 06:28:47 PM
Your thinking along the same lines as me. If all else fails, I have the rear roof left from a 34 2dr sedan, I could cut the corners out and use them as a sail panel. It's that concave in the corner that would be hard to strictly bow. Still thinking. I would like to see all rounded corners rather than the separate rather square corners. Can always go back stock if I fail ;D
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Post by: ghost28 on September 21, 2014, 10:57:21 PM
I got the jeep finished for my daughter and I am back on the roadster for awhile. the plans are to get the engine detailed top to bottom, and install the bellhousing and all the hardware so I can install the 5 speed, then I will set it in the frame rails and build the transmission mount. and cut the floor out for the shifter. I got the engine painted and started the mission today.
Have a look
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Post by: sixball on September 22, 2014, 12:08:32 AM
That looks good. What kind of paint did you use? Perfect engine choice.
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Post by: RH on September 22, 2014, 11:55:29 AM
Made a Peter Max inspired dash insert for my '35
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Post by: ghost28 on September 22, 2014, 12:00:45 PM
That looks good. What kind of paint did you use? Perfect engine choice.
It's just a duplicolor gloss black high heat engine paint. Shake and shoot, it took about two cans.

That dash looks great and with a lot of colors that match his themes. Nice job
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Post by: RH on September 22, 2014, 02:28:40 PM
Thanks - it's painted with Testors model car enamel. Man, those have sure gone up - I think the last time I bought some they were 35 cents!!!
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Post by: sammons on September 22, 2014, 06:10:17 PM
Ghost, that's gonna look killer in there. What carb are you using?

RH, that really looks cool!!  I wouldn't have had the guts to try that, glad i'm not the only hippie on the site. ;D
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Post by: TFoch on September 22, 2014, 06:57:02 PM
Made a Peter Max inspired dash insert for my '35
RH,
Nice work, looks real cool!
Tom
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Post by: 62131 on September 22, 2014, 09:08:53 PM
rh
 looks really nice, very colorfull
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Post by: chopper526 on September 23, 2014, 10:00:17 AM
Made a Peter Max inspired dash insert for my '35

You did that by hand??? Awesome, I thought it was some sort of decal/sticker.
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Post by: RH on September 23, 2014, 06:38:35 PM
Thanks everyone - it's a piece of thin steel that I cut to fit, primed and painted. Three small machine screws are counter sunk and bolt behind the dash to hold it in place. Yah sammons, you're not alone!  :)
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Post by: sixball on September 24, 2014, 12:15:10 PM
That's really far out man. Only a groovy old cat could come up with something that cool. I'm just tripping on all the beautiful colors. It's really, really bitchin' through my purple glasses. Pass the dubie man. 8) ::) ;D
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Post by: RH on September 25, 2014, 05:18:01 PM
That's really far out man. Only a groovy old cat could come up with something that cool. I'm just tripping on all the beautiful colors. It's really, really bitchin' through my purple glasses. Pass the dubie man. 8) ::) ;D

Ha ha! If you dig that, the door going out to my garage will blow your mind......   :)

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Post by: vette59jdwl on September 25, 2014, 06:11:06 PM
  Looks like the door to the YELLOW BRICK ROAD
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Post by: sixball on September 25, 2014, 06:16:49 PM
RH, You are definitely out there.

I spent some time trying to identify my "new" engine. I got it through a friend who works for the V&T Railroad. the newest patent date is 1919. It's not a Chevy.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uGMeZTs9dtk/VCMNdkFfxhI/AAAAAAAAHlY/JRecENt4-iQ/s400/100_1630.JPG)
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Post by: sammons on September 25, 2014, 07:17:47 PM
Quote from RH- Ha ha! If you dig that, the door going out to my garage will blow your mind......   :)
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Right on man! Looks like the black light posters I had in my bedroom in '68. Screams Yellow Submarine!

Got my other wheel tub access door built and both wheel tubs blasted. I spent about an hour a piece to get that narley rust pitting off.
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Post by: chopper526 on September 25, 2014, 07:48:49 PM
That's really far out man. Only a groovy old cat could come up with something that cool. I'm just tripping on all the beautiful colors. It's really, really bitchin' through my purple glasses. Pass the dubie man. 8) ::) ;D

Ha ha! If you dig that, the door going out to my garage will blow your mind......   :)

I NEED one of those..........
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Post by: sixball on September 25, 2014, 08:46:37 PM
The door or the dubie? :o Back in the 60s all doors looked like that. The weren't like that but the looked like that. ::)
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Post by: 62131 on October 01, 2014, 10:02:12 PM
Well I been working really hard on the 32 this week, set myself a goal to have the body back on the frame by this weekend.
It's on there just need to line up the mounting holes and bolt it down. Will post some pictures tomorrow.
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Post by: chopper526 on October 01, 2014, 10:38:38 PM
I am curious what you are using as an insulator/body mount between the frame and the subframe. On mine I only used 1/4" rubber webbing between the frame and subframe. I guess that's ok, but it is a little rough ride.
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Post by: sixball on October 01, 2014, 11:29:30 PM
I've been doing a lot of research and found out that the mystery motor I picked up last week is a 1923 Essex 55hp, 178 cu in, F head. One of these won the Pikes Peak race in '23 and another one completed a 50 hour endurance run of over 3000 miles while averaging 60.7 mph. That's 6 Indy 500s without stopping! Not Bowtie but it'll make a great vintage racer. 8)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-CktBEqgJefo/VCwqvcmcPRI/AAAAAAAAHnU/0WE0qAPty2A/s400/amer635.jpg)
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Post by: 62131 on October 02, 2014, 07:27:05 AM
Chopper   I haven't put anything as of yet, I have been thinking about using a piece of 2ply conveyor belting as I sell power transmission components to the  industrial market have sources for such a product. 
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Post by: 62131 on October 02, 2014, 07:43:23 PM
Here's a couple pictures of the body setting on the frame.
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Post by: themoose on October 02, 2014, 07:55:12 PM
Looks good sitting on the frame,gonna make a great looking ride..Are those headers chrome?

Moose
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Post by: chopper526 on October 02, 2014, 08:39:46 PM
Chopper   I haven't put anything as of yet, I have been thinking about using a piece of 2ply conveyor belting as I sell power transmission components to the  industrial market have sources for such a product.

OK, I guess that's basically the same set up I used, Shok-Liner webbing from The Filling Station. As I said, it does the trick, but I might get a little more vibration through the frame than I would like.
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Post by: 62131 on October 02, 2014, 11:44:15 PM
Yes the headers are chrome, I'm thinking very seriously about running just the top portion of the hood , I missing the doors.
Still looking for a set.
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Post by: 62131 on October 03, 2014, 12:06:48 AM
Here's a couple more pictures,
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Post by: TFoch on October 03, 2014, 07:12:48 AM
Great progress, that's going to make a nice ride.  Keep us updated.
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Post by: Dugeman on October 03, 2014, 08:56:52 PM
This will be my first attempt at fabricating my own hood . I 'm using the wing and a prayer method!. So far so good .
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Post by: sammons on October 03, 2014, 09:15:26 PM
Hey Dugeman, looks like it's working. I was usually in to big a hurry to build a buck, usually had to do it twice ( would have saved time to build one). The last one I did I marked center line of the curve crossed my fingers and bent it over a large CO2 bottle and then just bent tighter on the front from there.

I believe yours will turn out just fine. Keep us posted on it. I'll have to do that again myself before long.
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Post by: themoose on October 03, 2014, 09:32:46 PM
Looks like you've got it beat. Nice work

Moose
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Post by: Dugeman on October 03, 2014, 09:50:55 PM
I have the co2 bottle on stand by for phase two.  Right now I'm nursing my sheet metal wounds, I believe the metal I purchased has a mean streak !
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Post by: chopper526 on October 03, 2014, 10:18:40 PM
Looks to me like you are doing a pretty good job. I don't think I would have the confidence in myself to try it.
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Post by: Dugeman on October 03, 2014, 10:47:34 PM
I usually go with the ,  how hard can it be approach . Than half way thru I find out !!! it is always much harder than I thought it was going to be !
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Post by: TFoch on October 04, 2014, 09:04:49 AM
Dugeman, Looking good keep at it.  Sometimes you have to beat it into submission!
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Post by: Dugeman on October 04, 2014, 09:09:15 AM
Yeah I'm a firm believer that you should never lose a battle with an inanimate object .
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Post by: chopper526 on October 04, 2014, 08:15:50 PM
Yeah I'm a firm believer that you should never lose a battle with an inanimate object .

Unless it's a tree......................... :o
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Post by: 62131 on October 04, 2014, 08:32:08 PM
I finished setting my body on the frame and put the gas tank apron on I still need to come up with something to put between the body and the frame, any ideals what to use would be helpful.
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Post by: sammons on October 04, 2014, 08:51:31 PM
I finished setting my body on the frame and put the gas tank apron on I still need to come up with something to put between the body and the frame, any ideals what to use would be helpful.

If you are talking about body mount pads, I like using old bias tire (tread part). You can cut to whatever size you need. If your talking upper frame to floor pan, ( if close and may rattle) I use that hardware store one side stickey wheather striping.comes in many sizes.
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Post by: themoose on October 04, 2014, 09:00:19 PM
I used frame webbing that I bought from Brookville Roadster which was almost exactly the same as the remnants of material that was still between the body and the frame when I took the body off. I didn't want anything thicker because I didn't want to raise the body above the stock distance over the frame. It worked out great and I have on squeaks or settling and everything has stayed in perfect alignment.   
http://brookvilleroadster.com/store/body-accessories/32-body-to-frame-webbing/

Moose
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Post by: Rattiac on October 04, 2014, 09:06:28 PM
Putting in new chain-link gates . My old wooden gates were getting to be a heavy PITA to get the car out .

Also picked up a new gasket for the 8.8 rear. Leaks suck .  Grabbed a 9/16" blue  light for my "Brights indicator" . Not sure wheather to put it in one of the existing holes in the dash or attach it to the wiring harness down near the pedal to give it more of a low key thing , to not blind myself while driving .
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Post by: ghost28 on October 05, 2014, 10:54:07 AM
I finished setting my body on the frame and put the gas tank apron on I still need to come up with something to put between the body and the frame, any ideals what to use would be helpful.
I had some quantity 2 1/2 wide inch by about 1/4 inch thick rubberstrips made awhile back. they are in small rolls. I use them for mounting between the body and chassis all the time. how much you need.
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Post by: 62131 on October 05, 2014, 03:04:48 PM
I figure about 20' should do it. I've been trying this morning to line up my body mount bolts, they seem to want to be a real pain for some reason. I've got the back ones in, the front ones won't line up correctly. I guess I going to have to raise the body and slot he holes front to back a little on all off them so I can have adjustment.
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Post by: TFoch on October 05, 2014, 07:44:35 PM
Went for a foliage cruise with a group of people from where I work.  We took the back roads from my hometown of Manchester up to Lake Sunapee NH.  As the organizer I got to lead the way in the 33.  We had 9 cars, 7 were convertibles.  My wife was happy I installed a heater in the car because it was 50° when we left.  Had a great time and put 100 miles on the car.  Got to drive it through a covered bridge.  Here's a few pics.
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Post by: themoose on October 05, 2014, 08:21:18 PM
Tom

Sounds like a really nice day of cruising. Your 33 was definitely the standout of the crowd.

Moose
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Post by: 62131 on October 05, 2014, 09:32:56 PM
Tom

 Nice picture of your car with the covered bridge in the back ground.
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Post by: logride on October 07, 2014, 09:50:09 AM
Yep the covered bridge is a shot that's hard to beat!
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Post by: chopper526 on October 07, 2014, 11:31:42 AM
Sounds like a nice time, Tom. And I agree, your car definitely stands out. I would like to say I took my car for a drive, but the upholsterer has had my seat for three weeks and hasn't touched it! I called him again yesterday and he promises it will be done this week. I'm not holding my breath. I would take my seat somewhere else, but I gave a deposit and he comes highly recommended.
I'll give him another week and then I think I will be in for a fight.
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Post by: TFoch on October 07, 2014, 12:37:22 PM
Thanks guys! I found a list of all the covered bridges in New Hampshire.  I'll have to drive some back roads and get more pictures next summer.
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Post by: sixball on October 07, 2014, 12:58:46 PM
Sounds like a nice time, Tom. And I agree, your car definitely stands out. I would like to say I took my car for a drive, but the upholsterer has had my seat for three weeks and hasn't touched it! I called him again yesterday and he promises it will be done this week. I'm not holding my breath. I would take my seat somewhere else, but I gave a deposit and he comes highly recommended.
I'll give him another week and then I think I will be in for a fight.

Are you sure you want to get in a fight with a guy you paid to touch your seat just because he hasn't gotten around to it? He might be really busy touching other guy's seats.  ::)
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Post by: chopper526 on October 07, 2014, 01:40:42 PM
You know Sixball, you are right, and I am trying to be as patient as I can. After all, it's not like it is my daily driver.
However, when I initially took the seat to him and asked what the turnaround would be he said "It's only a seat, two days". I wouldn't want to hang for his "two days'. I think what he should have said is "It will take two days to do the work, but I'm not going to start the work for two months!!"
Anyway, I hope he touches my seat soon, or I will get someone else to touch it!! >:( ;D
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Post by: sammons on October 07, 2014, 02:10:42 PM
Chopper, I understand exactly what you're talking about.  My buddy Lonnie and another friend before him went through that on build projects I was working on for them. That's why I warned Lonnie from taking it to that particular upholstery man. After two months Lonnie jumped him about getting it done sometime this decad. That's probably why he got charged $700-750 for the bench seat, which he finally got done a week later.

Some of them guys are very "independent" (for the lack of other names to call them) on the way they opperate. I've come to the conclusion that a fella ought to get a contract when dealing with them, include both time and cost.
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Post by: 62131 on October 07, 2014, 09:19:30 PM
That type of service must run in that business, A buddy of mine took his to a shop that was recommended and it took him 4 months to get his car back and was promised it back in four weeks. Every time he would check on it,  it was setting where he had parked it untouched.
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Post by: Rattiac on October 07, 2014, 11:56:47 PM
 Gotta defend what I do for a livin . Not all shops are like that but there are alot of "one man bands" out there, some slower than others.  If he came highly recommended, be patient and make sure you had your car "scheduled in" . Alot of people just drop thier cars off and think it'll be done quick .
Surviving in the upholstery business means you cant just do custom cars all day long, forever. Nope not enuf money in that. So he may have some repair work in front of you and just waiting for a bay to open up or a slower time to get to it. shi#! just piles up sometimes . Be patient, work with him and he should make you happy .
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Post by: chopper526 on October 08, 2014, 09:26:14 AM
Thanks guys. I'm really trying to be patient and, yes, I probably should have gotten something in writing, but the guy came off so positive. I'll give him a little more time cause like I said, I only gave him the seat and I sure don't drive the car every day, although I was hoping to get a couple cruises in before winter. I am going to hound this guy so he doesn't forget me until I get tired of hounding, then I will take my seat back and try somewhere else.
Wish you lived closer Rattiac!!!!!!!!
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Post by: sammons on October 08, 2014, 09:40:06 AM
Rattiac I think any profession has the good guys/ bad guys when it comes to small businesses.  Dad and I had three main stay Upholster guys that we delt with, all good and they worked by appointment only. You called the day before to make sure he was on schedule (and usually was) and usually they would call, (on time as quoted ) to tell us to come pick up. Unfortunately one has retired and one died.

I guess the point being, if you get a scheduled job and a time frame given to do the work it should be kept. Yes things happen, that's a given, but some people never even try to call the customer at all. You end up calling them over and over till tempers flair.

Body shops, Mechanics are no different.  I got a lot of work from other body shops having a customer car for a year or two without completion.
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Post by: sixball on October 08, 2014, 01:49:18 PM
Back in the day,1961, my dad and I took my '38 Ford coupe to Tijuana to get it upholstered. None of the horror stories happened. It took two days and cost $60 carpets to headliner. They did a beautiful job that still looked great when I sold the cars years later. You never know where quality work will show up and you never know how long it will take. I expect people to do good work in a timely manner. I spent 3 days waiting for a windshield to be installed in my '68 flatbed. When it was done the guy wanted me to pay for the two he broke. I opted not to. >:(
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Post by: 62131 on October 08, 2014, 08:37:50 PM
I would not have paid for his mistake either.
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Post by: sammons on October 08, 2014, 09:02:47 PM
That's a good one sixball. I put a windshield in, yrs ago, for a fellow, two weeks later he met a gravel truck and peppered & cracked it. He thought because it was only two weeks old I should replace it for free.

Well I got the steering column back in, then I had to stab a block in to put the headers back on so I could figure out how many u-joints & where to hook up the box. I grabbed an old block bolted up the trans/ bell, threw a head on, went to put the motor mounts on...  ...... I had a '57 283. No side mount provisions. So I had to get a buddy move a car to get at my 301, then transfer all that crap to it.  So everything slid right into place then. Had to have a beer after that big shuffel.
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Post by: TFoch on October 12, 2014, 04:38:05 PM
I took my Dad for a ride in the 33 today for his 81st birthday.  We took a ride around the lake outside of town then stopped to see one of his old army buddies to show him the car.  We had a great time cruising the back roads checking out the foliage.
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Post by: themoose on October 12, 2014, 05:41:48 PM
The wife and I took the 32 through the mountain roads in NW Ct. The fall colors are the best I've seen in years. There must have been a car show somewhere in the area because we saw a number of hot rods cruising around. The Chevy never missed a beat...A great day!

Moose
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Post by: madmike3434 on October 12, 2014, 08:58:10 PM
  Still getting my energy back and yesterday and today I seemed to have shaken off the lethargic blahs that have followed me since the early sept hospital stay.

So I have an area of the rear part of the X member where I had moved the track bar mounting brackets too and I drilled the hole from below thru the bracket and the frame.  Well the front one is fine lots of room to get to it to put the 1/2" nylock on.  But the rear, absolutely no way.  So I undid the total of 24 ---------3/8" button head allen heads that holds the rear X member together.  Saw-zalled the frame open in the offending area on both frame X parts and proceeded to re-assemble all the 24....12 per side button heads and have a complete frame again.

Felt great not having to keep sitting down to gather my energy back. Lets hope my energy has returned to normal and I can proceed to get things done.

mike lynch
8)
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Post by: chopper526 on October 14, 2014, 05:35:12 PM
The wife and I took the 32 through the mountain roads in NW Ct. The fall colors are the best I've seen in years. There must have been a car show somewhere in the area because we saw a number of hot rods cruising around. The Chevy never missed a beat...A great day!

Moose

Moose, you and TFoch are KILLING ME!!!!! I'm still waiting semi-patiently for my seat.
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Post by: RH on October 14, 2014, 08:26:55 PM
Today I finished making a new rear deck for my "almost sedan delivery" by moving the battery out from behind where the back seat used to be. That let me move the back wall another 10" to the rear right up close to the body. And to go with with my 60's/70's look, I painted up an old drum to match my dash insert and screwed it to the deck to hide the battery in. To access the battery now I use a drum key and take the top drum head off  :)
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Post by: sixball on October 14, 2014, 08:29:21 PM

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Moose, you and TFoch are KILLING ME!!!!! I'm still waiting semi-patiently for my seat.
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Sit on a bucket and have some fun! ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on October 15, 2014, 02:09:58 AM


Moose, you and TFoch are KILLING ME!!!!! I'm still waiting semi-patiently for my seat.
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Sit on a bucket and have some fun! ;D
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Touche Sixball!! You're right, I must be getting spoiled ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on October 15, 2014, 02:12:01 AM
Today I finished making a new rear deck for my "almost sedan delivery" by moving the battery out from behind where the back seat used to be. That let me move the back wall another 10" to the rear right up close to the body. And to go with with my 60's/70's look, I painted up an old drum to match my dash insert and screwed it to the deck to hide the battery in. To access the battery now I use a drum key and take the top drum head off  :)

Way to go Peter Max!!! ;D
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Post by: TFoch on October 15, 2014, 07:09:13 AM
Today I finished making a new rear deck for my "almost sedan delivery" by moving the battery out from behind where the back seat used to be. That let me move the back wall another 10" to the rear right up close to the body. And to go with with my 60's/70's look, I painted up an old drum to match my dash insert and screwed it to the deck to hide the battery in. To access the battery now I use a drum key and take the top drum head off  :)
Great job RH.  The car is getting a personality!
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Post by: sammons on October 18, 2014, 08:41:43 PM
Got a sickening phone call from a freind this afternoon. There was an estate sale about 60 miles west of me today, mostly cars/parts. He went thinking stuff would really go high because of that and close to Liberal (good size town).  Fresh 383 (sb)stroker $400, fresh '66 396 (bb) $400, '57 chevy 2dr post pretty much done and driving $10,000, '57 chevy 2dr ht painted fresh small block (not all put back together yet) $4,200, '57 chevy 2dr wagon (intack/presentable) $2,300. All kinds of performance engine parts, headers, intakes, etc. He did say the guy had a lot of model A's and parts that did go high, but not the chevy stuff.

Just crazy cheap on the chevy stuff, never happens when I have money and attend !!  He bought a model T body with turtle deck on a split bones model A chassis with brand nnew tires on it for $ 240
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Post by: sixball on October 19, 2014, 01:39:12 AM
An old saying from the Gold Rush days: "Where it is, there it is. Where it ain't, there I be." >:(
Luckily much of the hot rod world is still chasing Fords. But that doesn't explain the deal your friend got. :-\
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Post by: 62131 on October 19, 2014, 09:54:38 AM
l guess I live by the ole gold rush saying, I'm never there
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Post by: ghost28 on October 19, 2014, 11:56:19 AM
It's great to see old cars get a second chance and your friend got a great deal.
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Post by: Rattiac on October 23, 2014, 08:01:05 PM
Took it to work today for shi#!s & giggles  8)  . Going to a ratrod show saturday and then very possibly taking it out on the Pony Express road for some dirt action, camp a night then back home.  ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on October 24, 2014, 10:08:43 AM
Let's see some pic's Rattiac!
I'm still waiting for my seat. Five and a half weeks. Called the guy on Tuesday, he said "call me on Friday". I will call later today, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Post by: Dugeman on October 24, 2014, 11:38:44 AM
Chopper526 , It's a good thing your seat guy wasn't Betsy Ross or we might still be waiting for a flag .
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Post by: chopper526 on October 25, 2014, 08:43:39 AM
I think I have more patience than George Washington, he would have strangled her with that flag by now!!
I actually talked to my buddy who sold me my car and recommended this upholsterer. He said he had some work for the guy too and was going to call him and break his stones for me.
I also called the guy myself Friday afternoon. He said they started on the seat and it should be done Monday or Tuesday.......we will see. I don't want a crappy rush job, but it has been 6 weeks.
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Post by: sixball on October 25, 2014, 11:41:07 AM
Check it over really well before you pay him or take it out of the shop. If this is how he does business before he is payed you will get no satisfaction afterward. >:( In Nevada you could pack your .45 when you go to get it. ::)
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Post by: chopper526 on October 25, 2014, 03:08:46 PM
Yes, I will check it thoroughly! And I am a Philly cop, so I will pack my .38 ;)
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Post by: TFoch on October 25, 2014, 03:57:42 PM
We had 65° weather here in New Hampshire so I took the 33 out for a back road cruise.  Got past 1000 miles on the odometer (just to "drive" Chopper crazy)!  Not bad since I just got it on the road in August.  Took the wife for the first part of the ride and took my Dad for the second part of the ride.  Put 80 miles on it today with a big smile on my face.  Sorry Chopper!
Tom
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Post by: themoose on October 25, 2014, 06:15:10 PM
Tom...That's great. The first 1000 miles is a definite milestone. Time for an oil change to get any debris left over form the machining process on your crate motor. We always did a free one  as a courtesy to our customers who purchased a new engine. Most of the time we didn't fine any foreign material in there but better safe than sorry. I took the wife out in the 32 for nice fall ride today too but you got me beat.. Only 60 miles here. What's this about "Sorry Chopper" ;)

Moose
 
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Post by: chopper526 on October 25, 2014, 09:37:42 PM
OK, I officially hate you guys! Mike wife and I looked at the car in the garage for 60 seconds, does that count for anything?
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Post by: TFoch on October 25, 2014, 09:46:03 PM
Moose,
Did an oil change at 50 miles and at 500.  Both had clean used oil with no machining chips in them.  Chopper come on up to New Hampshire and I'll bring you for a ride.  You can drive if you want ;D
Tom
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Post by: chopper526 on October 25, 2014, 10:10:49 PM
Tom, I'm on 95 now, I should be there in 6 hours. ;)
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Post by: Rattiac on October 26, 2014, 09:25:58 PM
Let's see some pic's Rattiac!

Well my plans kinda got changed for me , but in a good way.
Thw woman didnt want to go camping,  so there went my support vehicle w/ teardrop .
Good thing for plan B. I called up my dad to see if he wanted to go for a ride and I'd show him this little ghost town.

We went for a ride to Opher. Put on about 100 miles on the 32. A few header bolts loosened up and had to pull off to tighten em' up but I lost one. Oh well keep on rollin. Me my dad and my uncle.

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Post by: chopper526 on October 27, 2014, 04:40:02 PM
That's great, Rattiac, you're a lucky man. Your dad and uncle rode the bikes? Any ghost town pictures?
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Post by: chopper526 on October 28, 2014, 07:49:17 PM
Here's where I am at with my interior: I made a headliner pattern out of heavy cardboard, then I traced and cut it out of 1/4" luan. I had to cut it almost in half widthways because it wouldn't fit into the car in one piece. I seamed the luan and smoothed out the seam with bondo. I covered it with 1/8" foam and then a black vinyl that I got from the upholsterer who is doing my seat. I then made a trim piece to cover the fron of the headliner and attach the rearview mirror. I am in the process of making the door panels out of luan. Also, I installed a custom driver's seat, it's a beautiful orange! The upholsterer has now had my seat 6 weeks >:( I was going to have him stitch the door panels for me, but I am now thinking I will give it a try.
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Post by: TFoch on October 28, 2014, 08:03:24 PM
Chopper, looks great.  Need a little padding on that seat :D
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Post by: sammons on October 28, 2014, 08:28:25 PM
If you spill your beer, at least you're butt won't get wet ;D  headliner looks good, and a hole lot less complicated than I'm makeing mine. I finally got the 2dr sedan rear roof trimmed out today. I am really hoping that this works.
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Post by: sixball on October 28, 2014, 08:43:05 PM
Great progress guys. I'm still trying to finish up the two house remodels sneaking in some little stuff. :(
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Post by: chopper526 on October 28, 2014, 10:21:56 PM
Thanks guys. Tom, my ass looks like I was sitting on a griddle. ;D
Sammons, I would never drink and drive ;).  I have to follow the KISS rule: Keep It Simple Stupid!. What you are doing might be complicated but you make it look easy, and it's well worth it. Tell me about the 2 dr sedan roof, I saw you post earlier about it but I don't get it. What am I missing?
 
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Post by: Rattiac on October 28, 2014, 10:27:10 PM
That's great, Rattiac, you're a lucky man. Your dad and uncle rode the bikes? Any ghost town pictures?

Yeah my Dad and Uncle rode the bikes. Sorry no ghost town pics but I did get some video that one day I'll have to edit into a DVD.
The car did good till we hit the other side of the mountain range then the wind hit. That sucked .
Between the bias ply tires and the wind , I had a handful keeping it in the lane. Pretty much white-knuckle for 20 mins or so at 60mph. When oncoming traffic came I slowed it down to 50ish .
Man am I jealous of you IFS guys right now, but a new steering box and some radials should make a huge difference .
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Post by: sammons on October 28, 2014, 10:30:53 PM
Chopper, it will be the rear inside headliner.(like the front) Kinda like a 70 chevy p.u. cab. If I can get it to fit, I will have nice smooth inner rear corners. Then I can glue the headliner material to it (or just paint it) if that makes any sense :)

Rattiac, I really like the look of the original straight axle.  Thought long and hard on my coupe, but having had many straights in the past, with my R.A., I just wouldn't be able to handel it anymore. I just need easy to drive these days.
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Post by: chopper526 on October 28, 2014, 10:38:58 PM
Oh OK, Sammons, I get it now. That's a pretty cool idea. It will curve along the inside of the roof instead of going straight up into a flat headliner (like mine). That is really a unique idea. That will look good, painted or upholstered.
Rattiac, I wouldn't have the balls to drive my car on a mountain at 60. I too have a straight axle, and although I have radials, I wouldn't trust it. Yikes!!
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Post by: 62131 on October 29, 2014, 06:52:01 PM
I worked on that splash apron that's beginning to be a real pain.
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Post by: chopper526 on October 29, 2014, 07:24:27 PM
Hey, 62131, how about a picture of that splash apron, let's see what your up against.
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Post by: 62131 on October 29, 2014, 08:04:36 PM
I've got it cut into 4 pcs. right now. planning on extending the lip under the grill out about an 1-1/2" and moving the center section out at the bottom of the side pieces an 1" or so and then fiber glassing it back together. I'll post some pictures this weekend.
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Post by: ghost28 on November 01, 2014, 09:14:59 PM
Glad to hear you guys are staying busy. I have been slaving away on the buick chassis. I finished up the boxing, and all the welding is finished and ground to an acceptable level. I am probably gonna paint the frame this coming week. I took the front suspension apart for cleaning and painting and the only thing I found bad was the spring perch mounts that also hold the bones in place. Someone in it's past life decided to fix the worn parts by welding on them and grinding to fit, but it didn't fit to well and was real sloppy. so I will replace them with new pins for safety.
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Post by: ghost28 on November 01, 2014, 09:32:25 PM
I've got it cut into 4 pcs. right now. planning on extending the lip under the grill out about an 1-1/2" and moving the center section out at the bottom of the side pieces an 1" or so and then fiber glassing it back together. I'll post some pictures this weekend.
I do have a couple of splash aprons, but I am not sure what they fit.
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Post by: 62131 on November 02, 2014, 05:40:29 PM
Here's a couple pictures of the fiberglass apron I modified to fit over my rack & pinion. I need to remove now and add more glass to give it strength.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 03, 2014, 10:10:57 AM
That turned out real nice, it looks like you should be "streetable" very soon.
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Post by: Rattiac on November 03, 2014, 08:48:58 PM
For Halloween I parked the 32 on the front lawn and stuck a skeleton hanging out the back door.
Made a quick bracket to hold a skull to make it look like it was floating (on the front seat) , then put a green strobe to light that up.  Also put a few RIP headstones on the grass near it .
The kids got a kick out of it, people took alot of pics  and one lady told me I had the best display in the nieghborhood .  :o
My woman said I was wierd for doing this but after the reply's, she was OK with it.
What else do ya do with a creepy looking car on Halloween.  ;D
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Post by: TFoch on November 04, 2014, 07:07:05 AM
Rattiac that's cool.  Any pics?
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Post by: chopper526 on November 04, 2014, 08:34:13 AM
Rattiac, how many little kids were afraid to come near your house? I would like to see some pictures of that too. It reminds me of that old plastic car model they sold back in the '60's. I think it was a Monogram kit, a hearse dragster with skeletons in it called "Li'l Coffin".
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Post by: ghost28 on November 04, 2014, 08:59:33 AM
I would like to see a picture of your display also. I built a few of the lil coffin models they were pretty cool, and the car shows back then were more glitter than today. I couldn't paint the chassis because of the fumes around my grandaughters and the weather, so I filled and ground smooth a gazillion hole in the buick firewall. Keep moving on something.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 04, 2014, 09:49:01 AM
Moose, I remember as a teen, my brother taking me to the "World of Wheels" car show they had every spring at the Phila. Convention Center. It was all metalflake, flames and fiberglass. Very cool!!
Those holes are a real pain in the butt, aren't they. On my build thread (on the HAMB) I filled over 160 holes between the firewall, body and frame. Talk about seeing double!!
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Post by: ghost28 on November 04, 2014, 12:01:47 PM
I filled the frame holes last week. I don't think there were 160, but I was afraid to count them.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 04, 2014, 01:31:20 PM
For Halloween I parked the 32 on the front lawn and stuck a skeleton hanging out the back door.
Made a quick bracket to hold a skull to make it look like it was floating (on the front seat) , then put a green strobe to light that up.  Also put a few RIP headstones on the grass near it .
The kids got a kick out of it, people took alot of pics  and one lady told me I had the best display in the nieghborhood .  :o
My woman said I was wierd for doing this but after the reply's, she was OK with it.
What else do ya do with a creepy looking car on Halloween.  ;D

Rattiac, this has YOU written all over it!!!
http://www.modelcars.com/revell-lil-coffin.html
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Post by: EDNY on November 04, 2014, 05:27:06 PM
For Halloween I parked the 32 on the front lawn and stuck a skeleton hanging out the back door.
Made a quick bracket to hold a skull to make it look like it was floating (on the front seat) , then put a green strobe to light that up.  Also put a few RIP headstones on the grass near it .
The kids got a kick out of it, people took alot of pics  and one lady told me I had the best display in the nieghborhood .  :o
My woman said I was wierd for doing this but after the reply's, she was OK with it.
What else do ya do with a creepy looking car on Halloween.  ;D

Rattiac, this has YOU written all over it!!!

http://www.modelcars.com/revell-lil-coffin.html


That sure looks like the same model I built 50 years ago..is that possible?
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Post by: 62131 on November 04, 2014, 06:23:13 PM
No matter how old we get some thing's never go out of style
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Post by: sixball on November 04, 2014, 09:41:05 PM
I filled the frame holes last week. I don't think there were 160, but I was afraid to count them.

Several years ago there was a 20s/30s Plymouth two door sedan sitting in the desert between Reno and Las Vegas. It had hundreds of bullet holes in it and had been pretty well striped. A few years after it had disappeared it showed up at  car show in Carson City. All of the holes were gone except for the ones in the radiator shell had been filled. There were pictures of the build from sitting in the sand to sitting in the park. What a lot of work.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 05, 2014, 11:12:40 AM
I would like to see a picture of your display also. I built a few of the lil coffin models they were pretty cool, and the car shows back then were more glitter than today. I couldn't paint the chassis because of the fumes around my grandaughters and the weather, so I filled and ground smooth a gazillion hole in the buick firewall. Keep moving on something.

I didn't fill these holes recently, but they will be forever emblazoned in my mind! :(
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Post by: EDNY on November 05, 2014, 05:20:22 PM
Got me a collection of punch slugs..just need to locate the right size...pound it in, quick weld and grind smooth.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on November 05, 2014, 09:00:31 PM
Ed looks like you have been doing some electricall work  lol lol  wayner
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Post by: TFoch on November 05, 2014, 10:24:33 PM
It was 60° here today so I got home from work and took the 33 out for a short ride.  Not sure how many more of these I'll be able to squeeze in before they put the salt down on the roads ;D
Tom
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Post by: madmike3434 on November 05, 2014, 11:19:42 PM
Got me a collection of punch slugs..just need to locate the right size...pound it in, quick weld and grind smooth.

I was actually making those yesterday to fill 3/8 & 1/2" holes in my 35 chev frame.  I was using a ROTABROACH CUTTER set.  Its like a metal hole saw except it has a spring loaded pin in the center instead of a drill bit.  Makes nice round slugs.

 If you put a matching drill bit into the center of the cutter,  that is the exact size slug you will produce. Using that same drill bit you can open the existing hole up to exactly that size, producing a good fitting filler slug.  I bought a piece of 12 gauge steel plate to make the filler slugs.  Hopefully over next day or so can figure out whats wrong with tig machine and weld some slugs in.

mike .......... 8)
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Post by: Rattiac on November 06, 2014, 01:11:18 AM
I'll post those pics hopefully tomorrow . Been trying to get some yard-work done but I get maybe a 1/2 hr before the sun goes down. sucks .
Chopper did ya get your seat back yet ????
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Post by: EDNY on November 06, 2014, 06:45:36 AM
Got me a collection of punch slugs..just need to locate the right size...pound it in, quick weld and grind smooth.

  Hopefully over next day or so can figure out whats wrong with tig machine and weld some slugs in.

mike .......... 8)

If you have a Miller Tig I was able to collect some Internet posts and repaired the main board in my buddy's Miller..not sure which tig model it was..but the symptoms were the variable power wouldn't work (could not adjust the power up or down)  The pedal was fine but the board needed a couple of parts replaced for about $3.  I have the repair info on one of my other computers.

Ed
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Post by: chopper526 on November 06, 2014, 09:16:40 AM
I'll post those pics hopefully tomorrow . Been trying to get some yard-work done but I get maybe a 1/2 hr before the sun goes down. sucks .
Chopper did ya get your seat back yet ????

Rattiac, looking forward to those pictures.
NO, NO, NO!! I called the guy Wednesday afternoon. He said he pulled his upholsterer off of my seat to finish another job, but he "promised" me the seat would be done by Friday, Saturday at the latest. If it was summer, or I didn't have 50 other things on my plate I would have lost my sh*t on the guy by now. But, I will just stay on top of him until I eventually get fed up and take my seat back, in whatever condition it may be :(
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Post by: chopper526 on November 06, 2014, 09:25:25 AM
Got me a collection of punch slugs..just need to locate the right size...pound it in, quick weld and grind smooth.

  Hopefully over next day or so can figure out whats wrong with tig machine and weld some slugs in.

mike .......... 8)

If you have a Miller Tig I was able to collect some Internet posts and repaired the main board in my buddy's Miller..not sure which tig model it was..but the symptoms were the variable power wouldn't work (could not adjust the power up or down)  The pedal was fine but the board needed a couple of parts replaced for about $3.  I have the repair info on one of my other computers.

Ed

Ed and madmike, I spent alot of time cutting and grinding half-assed discs to weld in my frame, tin snipping sort-of round discs out of sheet metal and plug welding the little holes. How was I supposed to know there was a better way? :o
Also, I did everything on my '32 with a Lincoln MIG but I am thinking about investing in a TIG. What's a good one for the type of work we do? Easy to use? Worth the investment?
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Post by: sixball on November 06, 2014, 12:10:34 PM
When you get it back done or not don't forget to badmouth that guy whenever the subject comes up with all the car people you know. You my save someone else from this experience.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 06, 2014, 01:46:55 PM
You're right Sixball. As they say news travels fast, bad news travels faster. I don't think I will recommend him to anyone unless they have alot of time on their hands. The kicker is I chose the guy because he came so highly recommended, I just hope the wait is worth it.
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Post by: EDNY on November 06, 2014, 05:49:28 PM
Got me a collection of punch slugs..just need to locate the right size...pound it in, quick weld and grind smooth.

  Hopefully over next day or so can figure out whats wrong with tig machine and weld some slugs in.

mike .......... 8)

If you have a Miller Tig I was able to collect some Internet posts and repaired the main board in my buddy's Miller..not sure which tig model it was..but the symptoms were the variable power wouldn't work (could not adjust the power up or down)  The pedal was fine but the board needed a couple of parts replaced for about $3.  I have the repair info on one of my other computers.

Ed

Ed and madmike, I spent alot of time cutting and grinding half-assed discs to weld in my frame, tin snipping sort-of round discs out of sheet metal and plug welding the little holes. How was I supposed to know there was a better way? :o
Also, I did everything on my '32 with a Lincoln MIG but I am thinking about investing in a TIG. What's a good one for the type of work we do? Easy to use? Worth the investment?

The TIG is great for more delicate welding…like body panels..but will weld thick metal also..  Low heat without all of that splatter and noise like from a MIG.  When MIG welding it seems that I point the torch, pull the trigger and hope I’m on target!  Once the bead starts. Then I’m good to go.

Whenever you turn on a car show there is always someone welding with a TIG :P….so I had to get one. ;)

Never took a TIG course but from my early experience with oxi/acetylene welding, you puddle the metal, then insert the filler rod and swirl the puddle.

With the TIG, you use the torch to puddle the metal and insert the filler rod…..same procedure.

The TIG doesn’t splatter all over the place, isn’t noisy and to me is “gentle welding” that can be seen clearly through the goggles. The metal doesn’t get as hot ie warping concerns. (Plus with AC….you can weld aluminum)

I was VERY LUCKY, picked up my Miller Syncrowave 180SD at an auction for $400, with cart, gauges, 4 helmets, approx 100lbs or aluminum, stainless and standard filler rods. I really enjoy welding with the TIG, just more relaxing and you can welding really thin metal…but - can also nail the thick stuff.
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Post by: madmike3434 on November 06, 2014, 06:32:48 PM
I bought an eastwood

http://www.eastwood.com/tig-welders-eastwood-tig-ac-dc-welder.html

They have these on ebay usa.....got mine for $699 , just wait until they have a sale promotion......like all the time.  Does steel , stainless steel and best of all aluminum.  You will need to purchase or lease a bottle of ARGON gas.   :-[ and the assorted packaged wire types.  I also bought a package of SILICON BRONZE WIRE to do the------------------

I have a DUVALL WINDSHIELD one of 12 that came in 5 pieces from the original duvall molds, its made in silicon bronze.  Nobody makes the Chevrolet cowl size, so another problem to solve when I get to it.

Took the unit to my friend rick who is a retired 50 years welder now 73 years old.
He used stainless plate in a test, plus steel in a test and lastly aluminum plate 3/16"
.

Its a quality machine and he gave it 2 thumbs up .  He taught me how to weld using it.  Eastwood also has videos on its site to teach you how to use it.  The front panel has many features with amps from 0--200 plus gas on and off before and after doing the weld.  You also get the foot pedal to learn with.

Shipping was dirt cheap, even here to Canada, which is what clinched the deal

mike lynch.......... 8)
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Post by: chopper526 on November 06, 2014, 07:45:16 PM
Thanks guys, you are helping me make up my mind. Now I kind of wish I bought the TIG instead of my MIG. I'll do a little more research and then..... talk to the treasurer (wife). Thanks again!!
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Post by: TFoch on November 06, 2014, 07:59:19 PM
Thanks guys, you are helping me make up my mind. Now I kind of wish I bought the TIG instead of my MIG. I'll do a little more research and then..... talk to the treasurer (wife). Thanks again!!
Chopper,
Sounds like it should be at the top of your Christmas list!  Santa is coming soon :)
Tom
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Post by: Rattiac on November 06, 2014, 08:51:00 PM
You're right Sixball. As they say news travels fast, bad news travels faster. I don't think I will recommend him to anyone unless they have alot of time on their hands. The kicker is I chose the guy because he came so highly recommended, I just hope the wait is worth it.

Your more pateint than I am . I'd go check up on him and make sure he's actually working on it and a call every day first thing in the morning should put a fire in his step . He probably took in too much work and saving the hotrod stuff for winter when it slows down. My boss does that , it helps in the winter to keep us working  .
After 16 years of doing this im getting tired of it and starting to look into getting a CDL maybe this next year once a few things are paid off. CDL school is kinda spendy but I should have it paid off in a year .
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Post by: 62131 on November 06, 2014, 09:08:06 PM
Aren't all upholstery guy's like that, keep leading you on, taking on more work putting it in front of you because the next guy is in a hurry or complains more?  Chopper It seems you've been waiting a good while.
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Post by: Rattiac on November 06, 2014, 10:51:06 PM
Well, here's those Halloween pics for ya guys.

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Post by: sixball on November 07, 2014, 12:08:38 AM
Cool pics! I can see why it got their attention.
   I fired up the '53 today and drove it to the bar. I'd forgotten how great it sounds. It's been setting since May or June.
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Post by: 62131 on November 07, 2014, 06:00:51 AM
nice Halloween decorations, I'm sure the kids got a thrill out of it
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Post by: TFoch on November 07, 2014, 07:10:26 AM
Awesome display!  Thanks for posting.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 07, 2014, 08:40:15 AM
Rattiac, that display is awesome. I have a little guy that would have crapped his pants if he saw that.
Thanks guys, I think it's just what you guys said, the upholsterer took on more work than he could handle and now I'm just getting pushed back. It seems like a catch-22 for me. I don't want to hound him and get a rush job, I don't want to stop calling and have him forget me.
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Post by: 62131 on November 07, 2014, 06:00:45 PM
Chopper

Hopefully he will get you taken care of soon. :(
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Post by: ghost28 on November 08, 2014, 09:50:25 AM
I am still trundling along. This last week I got the buick roadster frame painted and started the reassembly. I have a set of 355 9 inch gears that I thought were 28 spline, it turns out they are 31 spline. OH WELL. I still have the 370 gears I can use and with the camaro 5 speed, I should still have good cruising speed in overdrive.  I will post some pic's of the progress later on.

Have a good weekend guys.
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Post by: sammons on November 08, 2014, 09:57:46 AM
Holly crapola, and I thought this was going to be a cheap build. I spent yesterday and this morning shoping for the remainder of my parts. Even finding real good deals it looks like I'll be another $5000 to finish. Ordered $2300 of it, now I have to figure out what else I have to sell to come up with the rest. If I delete heat/air I can cut by about a grand, but I really want it and now is the time to put it in. I know, you got to pay to play, and this is my last car....gasp! :o
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Post by: vette59jdwl on November 08, 2014, 10:30:22 AM
  Street rodding, modifing and just old plain restorodding is not cheap by any means especially if you do not have a wrecking yard out back or a stocked source of supplies.Some time this week coming i am going to have 4 or 5 vehicles up for sale they will be 1933 and 1934 chevrolets and one 34 pontiac so hang 10..When you consider all the tools you need to this and then the garage space and the cost of heating and or cooling  it skyrockets.But i guess it keeps us guys away from other evils that could cost us a lot more than just money.What is money anyways  just a source of capital that allows us to purchase what puts a smile on our faces  so have at it and build another street rod wayner
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Post by: ghost28 on November 08, 2014, 10:55:48 AM
OH YEAH. It's not cheap and the room needed to build a car. Whew. I have this 51 ford club coupe in my garage with a boat load of parts I need to go away. It would be a good builder for someone that has a heart for it, but alas that's not me. I have been getting rid of some other stuff to make more room, even giving away a good builder 68 camaro 327 engine just to get some of this crap out of my way.
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Post by: sammons on November 08, 2014, 11:02:57 AM
The advantages I do have is lots of build space, tools to get the job done,  ;D and use to have the ability to build it myself. Cash on hand..... always a problem  :'(

A little more done. At least today I figured out the rest of the inner rear sheet metal.
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Post by: 62131 on November 08, 2014, 05:16:25 PM
Put brakes on a 09 Impala for a older gentleman today made a few extra bucks to support my hobby, then I started the finish work on my splash apron a few more hours and it will be finished ready for primer. Then I'm going to start my way around the car getting each piece fitted correctly then put it in primer.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 09, 2014, 08:12:03 PM
Holy crapola is right, Sammons! These cars are not cheap, that is for sure, but a little bit at a time and before you know it.....you need to spend more money!! 
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Post by: 62131 on November 09, 2014, 09:20:24 PM
Finished my splash apron today and started working on m front fenders.
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Post by: ghost28 on November 10, 2014, 10:13:37 PM
It looks like with the winter season is bringing the projects to a head with everyone. I finished up the rear brakes for the buick, and I will never use an older 57 ford 9 inch ford rear axle again because of the parts availability,  even for the third member which I have to change parts on to get a  universal joint to fit. I did get a real nice set of 15 by 8 inch chrome rallies with big hoosier tires on them for the rear to run for awhile. I am gonna run a set of 15 by 5 inch wheels for the front.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 12, 2014, 05:19:10 PM
What did I do today?.............I called the upholsterer again. He said he had to pull his guy off my seat but promised to get him back on it tomorrow and maybe it will be done Friday. I'm not holding my breath. I can't even say I am angry anymore. It's becoming more like a game. I know if it was springtime I would have already lost my sh*t on the guy. I will keep calling and waiting until I eventually get tired, then I will go get my seat in whatever condition it may be :-\
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Post by: 62131 on November 12, 2014, 06:05:21 PM
I got my front fenders fixed where they were to wide at the point where they attached to the running boards.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 12, 2014, 06:32:25 PM
Are you going to post any pictures?
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Post by: 62131 on November 12, 2014, 07:35:34 PM
Yes I will when it warms up a bit, we are having some unusual cold weather for this time of year and it has me back in the house.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 14, 2014, 02:46:28 PM
I didn't do a thing.......However, I got TWO calls from the upholsterer telling me he was working on my seat and asking me to clarify a couple things about how I specifically wanted the seat. I may be seeing some progress. At this rate I'll have it in time for spring. Yahoo!!
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Post by: vette59jdwl on November 14, 2014, 02:59:09 PM
  OK so winter is coming  so what  doesnt it come this time every year...Well i have been looking and looking  someone said why not put an add on KIJIJI  DAH  Within 4 hours i got a call.from a fellow up north hes got one and only 100 bucks  Got what you say  A rear end for a Dodge D-50. WHY a dodge D-5- you say...Well it fits right under a 30's  chevy and has 6 bolt ,bolt pattern on 5-1/2 inch he also has the clutch bellhousing pressure plate and 5 speed from a chevy S-10  Guess we are going to be buzy this weekend.
  Now if one of you nice guys out here in chevy land has a cheap way of putting disc brakes on the front of an original 1932 chevy front axle
i sure would love to hear about it.Back to work for me  later guys
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Post by: sammons on November 14, 2014, 03:15:24 PM
I didn't do a thing.......However, I got TWO calls from the upholsterer telling me he was working on my seat and asking me to clarify a couple things about how I specifically wanted the seat. I may be seeing some progress. At this rate I'll have it in time for spring. Yahoo!!
well if he's calling you, must be getting close. I'm just thankfull I can just order pre-sewn covers for mine.

I got my rear tires in yesterday, buddy just called said fronts just got here. I got ready to re-spray the wheel (plasticoat #618 silver) and found that I can't push down on the rattle can trigger anymore. So I had to punch a hole in the top of the can to let the propellant out and got them dumped out to a paint can. Now I can put it in my little hvlp touch-up gun. I can opperate that trigger (just tried to be sure ;)
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Post by: sixball on November 14, 2014, 03:57:44 PM
vette59, What size are the brakes on the D-50? Will the drums clear the early Chevy 19" wheels?
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Post by: vette59jdwl on November 14, 2014, 05:00:09 PM
    You know sixball i am not sure  of that. What i am sure of is we will make them fit  I phoned all over for a Dodge D-50 rear axle  whoie Jes_s they wanted $375 bucks and up for one,.But guess what  it fits and you dont even have to move the spring perches and you have hydralic brakes.I think there are two different kinds  a regular Dodge D-50 and a SPORT.Inless you wanted to smoke the rear tires this is good enough for me  a six say a 250 cu.in.and a 5 speed from an S-10.There is some dude from out west  up in the mountains that did this gust google YOU TUBE 1932 chevy truck i believe its episode 28 or 30  wayner ALL I NEED THEN IS TO PUT SICS ON THE REGULAR 32 FRONT END OR DISCS ON A 54 CHEVY TRUCK FRONT END




















  and according to everyone i talked to they were junk
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Post by: chopper526 on November 14, 2014, 05:21:13 PM
I didn't do a thing.......However, I got TWO calls from the upholsterer telling me he was working on my seat and asking me to clarify a couple things about how I specifically wanted the seat. I may be seeing some progress. At this rate I'll have it in time for spring. Yahoo!!
well if he's calling you, must be getting close. I'm just thankfull I can just order pre-sewn covers for mine.

I got my rear tires in yesterday, buddy just called said fronts just got here. I got ready to re-spray the wheel (plasticoat #618 silver) and found that I can't push down on the rattle can trigger anymore. So I had to punch a hole in the top of the can to let the propellant out and got them dumped out to a paint can. Now I can put it in my little hvlp touch-up gun. I can opperate that trigger (just tried to be sure ;)
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They're some pretty big dogs you got there, Sammons. What size are they?
You have guys punching a hole in a spray can.......KABOOM!!

Sorry vette59jdwl I can't help you with the rear, but I too remember seeing something about converting "50's Chevy truck axle to disc.
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Post by: ghost28 on November 14, 2014, 05:24:19 PM
I got an email from a guy in indiana that has 2 sets of original new old stock front and rear fenders and splash aprons with the factory seal coat still on them for my buick roadster along with the top bows also new old stock. We haven't talked about price much less shipping but I bet they are gonna be pricey. Dang I wish I was (Jay leno) right about now.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 14, 2014, 05:29:31 PM
Ghost, you only live once. You'll regret it if you don't get them, and you are already prepared for the sticker shock.

Not sure if this helps with the disc brake issue:
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Deluxe-Disc-Brake-Kit-1947-1959-Chevy-Half-Ton-Pickup,4622.html
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Post by: 62131 on November 14, 2014, 06:05:17 PM
Ghost if he's got what your looking for I believe I would do all I could to get them.
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Post by: sammons on November 14, 2014, 06:09:58 PM
Chopper they are 295/50r15 (rear) . Having no fenders to deal with, it's easy. Got one painted and mounted. The fronts are 235/60r15, all Cooper Cobras.

For these wheels/ trim & flippers being 14 yrs old, they are holding out good. They wereon my '59 Elcamino.
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Post by: 62131 on November 14, 2014, 06:10:37 PM
Sammons
  those are some good looking tires, what brand are they and do they match your front ones?
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Post by: 62131 on November 14, 2014, 06:18:24 PM
how tall are they and what is the tread width?
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Post by: 62131 on November 14, 2014, 06:20:41 PM
I've been looking at the same brand, they seem to have more sizes available in the 15" rim size
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Post by: vette59jdwl on November 14, 2014, 07:13:11 PM
  Thanks chopper 526  i will have to get in touch with them  i want 6 bolt  ill phone them in the morning  working on a led sled right now  a 49 Monarch
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Post by: sammons on November 14, 2014, 07:16:53 PM
62131, here is pic and dimentions.

Rear- 295/50r15,  26" tall (no load) 11.5" wide overall (10.5" foot print) 5" sidewall (wheel lip to top of tread.

front- 235/60r15, 25.5" tall 9" wide overall(8" foot print) 4.5" sidewall.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on November 14, 2014, 08:12:59 PM
Sammons That looks like the set i had on my 2005 silverado lowrider  they had 11 and a quarter inches on the road  Took out the rack and pinion front end in less that 12 thousand miles  sure had fun doing that.  Man could that little 5.3 with whipple charger ever smoke those tires  put one hell of a smile on this 70 year old. Hell you only live once and i can still smell the smell of that rubber.The wife use to give me a crack every time i lit the tires lol lol wayner
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Post by: sammons on November 14, 2014, 08:26:40 PM
That's what it's all about vette, the smile and smell!! ;D  just got a tect message from my niece's boyfreind up in K.C. he bought me a used identical pair of rear tires (50% +) rubber left, for $50 pair. I have extra ralleys to mount them on, so I have a quick set to play (burn off) with ;) they are going to bring them down in a couple weeks
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Post by: vette59jdwl on November 14, 2014, 09:21:33 PM
You lucky rodder its right on 32 degrees here  the furnace has been on in the garage all day I shut her down about 7 this evening  going out tomorrow to help a fellow rodder put a set of bubble skirts on a 49 monarch lead sled all 2002 linciln continental running gear I mean the whole thing is in the 49 monarch frame  its going to be BLACK on BLACk 4.8 liter auto with air rid and antique air in the car as well
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Post by: 62131 on November 16, 2014, 09:13:40 PM
I removed the left front fender and reinforced the bottom of the fender around the work I had to do to get the fender the same width as the running board today. I also removed my running board, splash apron and rear fender.
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Post by: sammons on November 16, 2014, 10:09:20 PM
I've been cleaning my garage out last couple of days. Was planning on bringing the coupe home today (where it's warm) but we got 3-4" snow late last night. Started bringing home some tools. Can't wait to get rid of my p.u.(98 Dodge) or at least park it in the back yard, dang'nert got stuck 3 times. Darn thing is worthless unless its dry asphalt. >:(
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Post by: ghost28 on November 17, 2014, 09:20:47 AM
With the advent of the snow season. I put the blade on my lawn tractor just in time for this last weekend, but now my shop is getting cluttered because of the tractor and a snow blower being in there. I still need to keep going on the roadster so I had to shuttle stuff around to make room. I plan to put the roadster on end again so I can start sealing up the underside, and undercoating.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 17, 2014, 10:51:37 AM

Didn't really do anything to the car, but I too started cleaning up the garage so I will have room to move around this winter. Also pulled out my kerosene torpedo heater, that's the only thing between me and closing up shop for the winter. That might be the start of a new thread "How do you heat your garage in the winter?"
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Post by: 62131 on November 17, 2014, 05:00:26 PM
I use my torpedo heater to bring the temperature up to around 65 degrees to me that's a good working temp. I just don't like the smell or the film from the kerosene. I have adjusted the burn rate but it doesn't seem to help.
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Post by: EDNY on November 17, 2014, 05:50:16 PM
Been using a Monitor 41 direct vent heater..they no longer make that model so I picked up a non working unit for parts.  When it gets down to -10F I may fire up my torpedo just to bring the temp up fast then let the Monitor 41 keep it there.
 
Since I'm working in an insulated area of my barn..just don't feel good about a wood stove. The kerosene heaters can be shut off immediately where a wood stove would have to burn out.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 18, 2014, 10:29:24 AM
Just got a call from the upholsterer. He wants me to come and take a look at what he has done, (or even if it is finished).....I don't know if that is good or bad. I'm stuck in work so I probably won't get there until late. We will see. I'll try to get some pictures posted too.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on November 18, 2014, 11:45:46 AM
Chopper 526  that sounds like a good one. I was just putting and old house furnace in the garage and along comes Uncle John.,with an almost brand new one in the back of his truck.You guessed it out with the old in with the almost new.He asked if i had an empty 200 gallon tank,sure i do got the trailer out put the big tank in the trailer,and off i went to pump this guy out  as it sits right now i have over 350 gallons of furnace oil and have three more jobs to do  seems people wait till it gets cold to change over to gas there loss my gain.My trailer is a 3/4 ton Furd cut down and made into a heavy hauler,it even has duals  vette59jdwl
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Post by: sixball on November 18, 2014, 12:51:55 PM
I just had 380 gallons of propane delivered yesterday. We switched from wood. I'm too lazy to cut it and the ash was getting to my wife. Buying wood was almost as bad as propane and I still had to haul and stack it. I'm hoping that will get us through the winter. The truck won't get here if there is snow on the road. Read the headlines, "Old Couple Found Frozen at Remote Nevada Ranch" ;)
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Post by: chopper526 on November 18, 2014, 02:05:38 PM
Sixball, no use in killing yourself hauling or cutting and stacking wood, and with the propane there is less mess. Give us your address, my wife will knit you a nice sweater just in case ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on November 18, 2014, 02:24:42 PM
I snuck out to the upholsterer during lunch to see what he had done. The seat was finished , and it was beautiful, and it was PERFECT........except.....instead of the seat having solid pleats all the way acrossed it, he cut out two square holes in the middle of the seat for the seatbelts to pop through, just like the original minivan upholstery had.
I had given him a picture of what I wanted and specifically asked him to cover the seatbelt holes. Ughhhhh!!! I think that he had it so long he didn't remember or write down what I wanted.
So, I left it there and he "promised " to call me tomorrow. I also heard the guy, who I'm assuming, did the actual upholstery say "I'm not doing that seat over". We will see. It is ashame, though, because it is a beautiful job :'(
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Post by: vette59jdwl on November 18, 2014, 06:14:52 PM
      Chopper 256  I know it wasnt what you wanted but let me ask where were you going to put the seat belt  It sounds like you will never take anything back to them  QAgain it nice ocording to you  it fits and even has slots for the seat belts  how much better can you get than that  and finished before Christmas   wayner
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Post by: sammons on November 18, 2014, 06:30:02 PM
I've been trying to figure out how to get my welder from the shop to the house. It warmed up too 52° late this afternoon and the old man was feeling good , so I put his harness on, hooked him up to the welder and away we went. Took him a block to figure out what was going on, and then all smooth sailing to the house. (3blocks) His 110 lbs comes in handy once in a while. I think he liked working again.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 18, 2014, 06:34:08 PM
Hey Wayner. The way I wanted it was so the seatbelts slide between the seat back and seat bottom, just like they did on the bench seat cars when you and me were growing up.
I have waited this long, at least now I have seen the finished product and it is sweet. I'm not trying to break the guy's balls, and he was understanding. I just know what I want and what was agreed on.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 18, 2014, 06:35:54 PM
I've been trying to figure out how to get my welder from the shop to the house. It warmed up too 52° late this afternoon and the old man was feeling good , so I put his harness on, hooked him up to the welder and away we went. Took him a block to figure out what was going on, and then all smooth sailing to the house. (3blocks) His 110 lbs comes in handy once in a while. I think he liked working again.

HA HA!!! That's a good one. Man's best friend. You better give him a little extra in his dish tonight.
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Post by: 62131 on November 18, 2014, 07:17:08 PM
Chopper I don't blame you for leaving it if it wasn't done the way you wanted it. You have waited this long what's another day. You can look at it as justice for your wait. :o
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Post by: sixball on November 18, 2014, 07:33:36 PM
Chopper, If it is a custom shop it should be your custom not his. I don't care how good it is if it is not what you told him it's not right.
Sammons, If I tied something to one of my dogs I'd never see it again. They brought home a horse leg a couple of days ago.
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Post by: 62131 on November 18, 2014, 07:43:51 PM
Sammons  You need to take easy on that ole fellow he looks like he might be a little tired.
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Post by: Rattiac on November 18, 2014, 07:48:27 PM
I also heard the guy, who I'm assuming, did the actual upholstery say "I'm not doing that seat over". We will see. It is ashame, though, because it is a beautiful job :'(

Yea, till his boss say's GO HOME THEN !!!!!
Thats what mine would do .

Im sure it wouldnt be much work to fix that. Maybe just replace that panel in the center.
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Post by: sammons on November 18, 2014, 08:00:03 PM
Yep chopper, you stand firm. I use to feel bad when they would do that to me and I would just let it slide. Not anymore,  you pay to get what you want. I gave the 'ol man a little dog food and a big med rare burger ;)

Sixball I hope it was off a dead horse.

62131 we took a break every block (mainly for me) he stopped halfway up the driveway for a breather. Helped him the rest of the way, got him unhooked and he was like a pup, bounced around wanting to play. I was to tired :D He's 10 1/2yrs.old.

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Post by: chopper526 on November 19, 2014, 07:53:36 AM
Man, I am just sitting here laughing at these posts: horse leg (hope it's off a dead horse), dog pulling a welder. You guys are great!

Rattiac, that's what the guy told me, they would replace the bottom panel.
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Post by: ghost28 on November 19, 2014, 08:42:24 AM
You guys are crazy.  :P  I have been playing with the hot rod a bit. Dash board, doors, and so on, but the wife thought it would be a good idea to get the decorations started around the house for Christmas. So I got the yard deers out. You know the ones with agazillion lights that the head moves around. Well the gremlins must have gotten to them meaning my little grandaughters, because half the lights worked and I could not figure it out. So instead of popping for new ones. I decided to relight them with a new string of 150 lights on each one. WHEW. Talk about feeling like Chevy Chase. There goes 2 hours on each one. I guess just grin and bear it.  ;D
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Post by: themoose on November 19, 2014, 08:47:05 AM
 
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I guess just grin and bear it.  ;D

Come-on now ghost...You know you enjoyed every minute of it! ;)
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Post by: chopper526 on November 19, 2014, 09:03:37 AM
Here's a picture of the front of my house from a couple years ago. I tried to do it "Clark Griswaldish", I did the roof, everything, the whole 9 yards. I was putting up lights right until Christmas eve........then it came time to take them down. I sarted out organized but wound up with a ball of lights, half of them not working. Last year I just put up a strand of icicle lights. The boys want me to go big this year.....NO! Grinch.
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Post by: 62131 on November 19, 2014, 06:05:09 PM
You guys have to talk about putting up Christmas decoration now, lets wait a few more weeks.
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Post by: sixball on November 19, 2014, 06:32:02 PM
Maybe we need to rename this thread to " What did you have to do today-in order to get to do something Car Related?" ???

 I sealed the new kitchen tile, put in wall plugs and switches(twice), installed a pot rack(pans), put in the trim around the new floor, and put up the pot(pan) holder hooks. Then I got to do something car related. I aired up the slow leak on one on the '68 Flat bed tires, checked the fluids, topped off the coolant, charged the battery, and chased a pack rat family from under the seat. This was so I could "volunteer" to help my friends move their news paper office tomorrow morning. I'm glad they don'r do their own printing! :D

I don't know for sure about the rest of the horse, they haven't brought it home yet, but the leg was dead. I may have them drag the welder out there and see if we can fix it. :)

Chopper, Those lights will use more electricity while you are sleeping than my solar system makes in a week. I'm going to invest in an extension cord and send you the male end.  8)
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Post by: chopper526 on November 19, 2014, 07:13:15 PM
62131, some people around my way already have their lights up and ON!
Sixball, I'm just laughing my butt off. I'll meet you half way with the cord ;D
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Post by: sammons on November 19, 2014, 07:26:51 PM
Well bygawd I got my coupe and more tools moved home, new tires on, and half of the headliner sewed up. 

Thanks for the tip on rolling back the wheel on the sewing machine Ed! I didn't have to untangle a mess of thread today. I did spend an hour cleaning and oiling it.
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Post by: 62131 on November 19, 2014, 08:03:10 PM
Chopper   if you don't mind on your way to meet Sixball stop by here and I will give to a splitter and I will tap my Christmas lights in ;D
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Post by: 62131 on November 19, 2014, 08:09:09 PM
Now you all went and done it, the wife walked by and read the part about Christmas lights and now she's planning my weekend :(
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Post by: sammons on November 19, 2014, 08:14:02 PM
Haha, the dog says we don't need lights anymore. I'm gonna miss all the fun  ;D
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Post by: sixball on November 19, 2014, 11:35:06 PM
I've gathered almost 500' of cord. How far is it from Carson City to Philly? :-\
 Sammons is going to work on his car in spite of us. Was the coupe dog powered on the way home? ::)
If your car has 5 DP (dog power) does it matter if one is a Chihuahua? :o
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Post by: sammons on November 20, 2014, 12:04:07 AM
LMAO, it was BobCat powered does that count?   4 Dp big cube dogs = 5 DP when the Chihuahua is used as a fuel (Skoobie Snack)  ;D

I got to get to sleep, I need to work on my car tomorrow. The whole group is nutz :o

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Post by: Rattiac on November 20, 2014, 12:19:27 AM
While the car is tucked away for the time being  :( . Ive decided to start rebuilding the hatch for the teardrop . The original builder did well on the rest of the trailer but but the hatch is horrible. Im tired of it leaking during rainstorms. Good thing it gets stored inside,  right next to the 32 .
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Post by: 62131 on November 20, 2014, 07:39:09 AM
I'm up this morning having my breakfast and thinking about ordering my calendars and of all the dates I should have put on it. Looking outside at what looks like it's going to be a beautiful except for going to work. It's going to warm enough to work on my car this afternoon. :)
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Post by: chopper526 on November 20, 2014, 08:54:05 AM
I've gathered almost 500' of cord. How far is it from Carson City to Philly? :-\
 Sammons is going to work on his car in spite of us. Was the coupe dog powered on the way home? ::)
If your car has 5 DP (dog power) does it matter if one is a Chihuahua? :o

Sixball, you're still about 2,680 miles short, let me see how many extension cords I have in my house.

I'll throw in a couple of my kids to add to the dogs, just don't use them as Scoobie snacks.
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Post by: 62131 on November 20, 2014, 05:10:26 PM
I can come up with 6-7 hundred feet of extension cords if you need them ;D
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Post by: FATnLOW on November 20, 2014, 07:07:23 PM
Was needing some rear fenders for the '33..mine are all dented from the inside out..like some one ran snow chains at one time and the chains came apart.....,was on E bay and got a set from  Superior Glass Works  for a decent price  They were a set that they mocked up a car they were working on..May work the original fenders later on
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Post by: 62131 on November 20, 2014, 07:42:22 PM
I went to the garage with intensions on getting something accomplished tonight. Got out there and fired up the heater to knock off the chill. Started working on my front fenders again got to a point I had to find something else to do while my filler was setting up, so I decided to do a little welding on a quarter panel I missed when I put it in. I get it all set up and run out of wire to late to go get some so I just quit. >:(
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Post by: sammons on November 20, 2014, 09:21:55 PM
Well at least you got some filler on. I always run out of wire, or worse co2 in the middle of a good run. Yep, I just get pissed and quit too.  I just forgot to pick up my wire today, wanted to test the new liner :-\
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Post by: chopper526 on November 21, 2014, 09:19:02 AM
You never run out of wire or gas at a good time. Wire I have stocked up on, but gas, I only have one tank :(

I started mocking up the rear interior panel behind my seat out of cardboard. From looking at other cars I suppose the best/easiest way is two piece, top and bottom. It's a pita because of the curve and windows.
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Post by: sammons on November 21, 2014, 10:24:44 AM
Chopper, i'm not sure what you are covering, but there is a stretchable carpet out  that has no backing and works well with contours. One brand is Superflex Ozite, (cut pile)it's sold  by the yard and is 80" wide for $19 per.(many colors) I've used it for headliners before and works great. If my headliner idea fails, i'll be ordering it myself.

Quick search found "Your Auto Trim Store" has it for $18.95 per yard. Hope this gives you options :)       I see they sell a sample card for $4.

I wish I had a better pic, I used Superflex on my buddy Lonnies '32 F p.u.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 21, 2014, 10:49:27 AM
Sammons, I just looked that stuff up. It looks great and I think I definitely will use that in the trunk. I will probably use traditional carpet for the interior floor.
The interior panels I wanted to use black vinyl. I already upholstered and installed a flat headliner. So, I was hoping to use a thick cardboard or thin fiberboard for the rest of the interior panels and then cover them in black vinyl
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Post by: 62131 on November 21, 2014, 06:26:06 PM
Chopper have you ever tried using panel board? It's flexible and can be cut easy. If you have a tight radius you can cut reliefs in it to get it to bend tighter, you just score the outer layer front and back so that it bends instead of breaking. This way you can do it one piece. 
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Post by: chopper526 on November 21, 2014, 06:44:47 PM
Hey 62131. Yes, I think that's what I will try, I just have to find a place around here that carries it. I would ask the guy who is doing my seat but I think I am cutting my ties with that guy.........once I get my seat back :-\
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Post by: 62131 on November 21, 2014, 08:16:25 PM
He should be able to get you panel board, I've purchased it from are local upholstery shop here. He charged me $16.00 a sheet which was a little high but I didn't have to pay freight.
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Post by: Rattiac on November 23, 2014, 09:08:43 PM
Worked on the teardrop today. Pulled the rear hatch off and cut down the sidewalls 3/8" to get the new hatch to fit right. Should be getting my Hurricane hinge this week .
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Post by: themoose on November 23, 2014, 09:19:09 PM
The last few days have been in the 20s and we had 3 inches of snow about a week ago.Today the sun was out,the roads were dry and the temperature was over 60 so I got one more chance to take the 32 for a cruise before it snows again on Wednesday and the cover goes on for the winter....It was a pleasant surprise!

Moose
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Post by: TFoch on November 23, 2014, 09:21:50 PM
The last few days have been in the 20s and we had 3 inches of snow about a week ago.Today the sun was out,the roads were dry and the temperature was over 60 so I got one more chance to take the 32 for a cruise before it snows again on Wednesday and the cover goes on for the winter....It was a pleasant surprise!

Moose
It was 60 up here in NH so I did the same.  My wife says this was the tenth time I've gone for my last ride of the year ;D
Tom
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Post by: ghost28 on November 23, 2014, 09:45:34 PM
 The last few days have been in the 20s and we had 3 inches of snow about a week ago.Today the sun was out,the roads were dry and the temperature was over 60 so I got one more chance to take the 32 for a cruise before it snows again on Wednesday and the cover goes on for the winter....It was a pleasant surprise!

  It was 60 up here in NH so I did the same.  My wife says this was the tenth time I've gone for my last ride of the year ;D
Tom
[/quote] You lucky dogs. My time will come for my first ride soon enough. Today I spent the day in the shop watching foorball and working on the hot rod.
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Post by: 62131 on November 23, 2014, 10:33:00 PM
It was 60 degrees here today, I got everything  lined up and bolted into place on the left side and started the right. Once I get everything done up to radiator shell I will get the mount welded in for it. Then I get to take it apart again. 
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Post by: chopper526 on November 24, 2014, 06:50:12 PM
73 degrees here today!!!!!!! I had all morning and afternoon off. It would have been a great day for a little ride, except I have NO SEAT. This afternoon I called the upholsterer to see if my seat was ready, he said it was! So, tomorrow morning I will go see if it is done properly, and hopefully I will finally have a seat.....just in time for the SNOW we are supposed to get on Wednesday.
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Post by: ghost28 on November 24, 2014, 07:04:24 PM
welding, grinding, welding, grinding. ETC ETC. Mostly on the doors and doors jams, but at least it's starting to look pretty good. Been cold here the last couple of days so in the shop is kinda nice. I just wish I could pop the cork on the door once in awhile to let the dust out without letting the heat out. I can't wait for thanksgiving I'm hungry.
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Post by: Rattiac on November 25, 2014, 01:13:26 AM
After work I cut out the 6 ribs for the hatch. I was getting damn good with the jigsaw after cutting 3 of those .  8) Now my hand tingles .  ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on November 25, 2014, 08:18:48 AM
I'm on my way to get my seat..........I hope it's really done this time :-\ I'll post some pictures......if I get it.
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Post by: ghost28 on November 25, 2014, 08:53:22 AM
I'm on my way to get my seat..........I hope it's really done this time :-\ I'll post some pictures......if I get it.
All the luck to you. Please post some pictures.
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Post by: sixball on November 25, 2014, 11:45:47 AM
Good news,I hope you are happy with it. Be careful which pictures you post of your seat, you know how easily these guys get distracted. :o
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Post by: chopper526 on November 25, 2014, 01:19:25 PM
Picked up the seat and it looks great! It's not concourse show quality, but for what I wanted and expected....perfect. So, to reupholster the seat, two extra yards of vinyl and foam, and spray adhesive for the headliner-total cost: $470.00 no discount for waiting 10 weeks. But, I'm satisfied :)................no extra charge for getting the run around waiting 10 weeks. I'll get some pictures up tonight.
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Post by: sixball on November 25, 2014, 03:17:23 PM
"Tho' I've belted you and flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!” ;D
I'd have payed no more than the original price and I would have bitched about that. >:(
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Post by: chopper526 on November 25, 2014, 04:45:03 PM
Thanks Sixball!! Lesson learned, that's all I can say. Tell me honestly, what do you guys think? You can't hurt my feelings.

And of course as fate would have it, I can't rotate the pictures >:(
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Post by: Dugeman on November 25, 2014, 05:41:58 PM
If the seat is acceptable to you ,that's really all that counts ! Once you surround it with the rest of the interior it will all come together.
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Post by: sammons on November 25, 2014, 05:51:19 PM
Price sounds fair chopper, I like the traditional pleted look you got there.
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Post by: 62131 on November 25, 2014, 06:05:03 PM
You surely didn't pay for his mistake. Can't wait to see it.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 25, 2014, 06:26:16 PM
You surely didn't pay for his mistake. Can't wait to see it.

 ::) ::)Look up ::) ::)
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Post by: ghost28 on November 25, 2014, 07:10:03 PM
I like it and would run it proudly in my roadster. What goes on the sides some kind of cover?
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Post by: 62131 on November 25, 2014, 07:33:55 PM
Looks great, looks like a design from Tee's, does it set well?
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Post by: chopper526 on November 25, 2014, 07:36:13 PM
Thanks, Ghost. Yes a plastic cover goes over the sides, they still have to be painted. The seat is originally the third row from a Ford minivan.
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Post by: 62131 on November 25, 2014, 07:38:31 PM
From a ford mini van, did you have to shorten the width? Does it fold forward?
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Post by: chopper526 on November 25, 2014, 07:41:17 PM
Yes, it does fold forward and I did shorten the width at the front of the frame so that it is pie or wedge shaped. It really fits in the car well and looks pretty good too.
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Post by: 62131 on November 25, 2014, 07:45:02 PM
Looks great, I'm sure it was worth the wait.   
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Post by: chopper526 on November 25, 2014, 07:48:10 PM
It was worth the wait...........now that it's over ;D

When I picked up the seat I asked the upholsterer if he could stitch up something for my door panels. He said, sure. I told him what I had in mind and asked how long it would take. He said, "One day" :o Deja vu!!
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Post by: 62131 on November 25, 2014, 07:53:28 PM
Has any body had chrome plating removed by having it sand blasted? 
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Post by: ghost28 on November 25, 2014, 07:58:07 PM
Has any body had chrome plating removed by having it sand blasted?
I did my self in my back yard on my buick grille shell. I used a cheap harbor freight pot with some coal slag. The chrome came right off, but it wasn't on there very good.
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Post by: 62131 on November 25, 2014, 08:00:37 PM
That's what I want do to my 32 radiator shell, remove the chrome then paint it.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 25, 2014, 08:01:53 PM
Yes, I think it can be blasted off. A less aggressive way is to use muriatic acid.
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Post by: TFoch on November 25, 2014, 08:02:37 PM
Chopper,
Love the seat.  Should look great in the 32.
Tom
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Post by: chopper526 on November 25, 2014, 08:03:30 PM
Thanks, Tom, great relief finally getting it back.
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Post by: ghost28 on November 25, 2014, 08:03:42 PM
That's what I want do to my 32 radiator shell, remove the chrome then paint it.
It will rough it up real good then you could paint it. On some of the mid 30s cars and truck they chromed the whole thing and then sanded them for paint just leaving the chrome where they wanted it.
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Post by: Dugeman on November 25, 2014, 08:31:28 PM
I plan on making garnish window moldings for my coupe, so I went to HF and picked up some imitation equipment. I picked up a 36" brake, bead roller and a shrinker/stretcher all on sale and a 20% coupon for each item. I am now in the process of making them workable tools, one down, next up brace and modify bead roller. I am looking to motorize it with a gear motor but have no clue yet as to what I need. If any of you guys has done this any information would be appreciated.
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Post by: ghost28 on November 25, 2014, 08:37:19 PM
There was a thread on the HAMB about restructuring a bead roller. It looked like a professional unit when done. and they got rid of the flex in the head unit.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 25, 2014, 08:38:11 PM
Holy crap, Duge!!! I can't help you with the motorized thingy, but I want to follow you "tool build". Keep it coming.
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Post by: 62131 on November 25, 2014, 08:42:41 PM
Dugeman Is there anything that states the maximum thickness of metal that can be put thru it? The reason I'm asking the question is that you will have to figure out how much torque it will take to rotate the rollers to bead the metal. By figuring the torque for the thickest metal you can design a drive that will give you maximum torque for your machine
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Post by: sammons on November 25, 2014, 08:54:35 PM
62131, my Eastwood says 18 ga.
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Post by: 62131 on November 25, 2014, 09:24:12 PM
Sammons what is the length of the handle? Do you how much force it takes to pull the metal thru the rollers?
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Post by: sammons on November 25, 2014, 09:31:49 PM
I think it's about 12", I'd have to go down to the shop and measure it. It didn't seem to take that much force to turn (I can turn it ;) )
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Post by: madmike3434 on November 25, 2014, 10:34:06 PM
Has any body had chrome plating removed by having it sand blasted?

Take it to the chrome plater and have him remove the plating including the copper, unless the rad shell is stainless steel ???????  depending on year it maybe.

In that case blast it with 80 grit aluminum oxide , then primer it with the yellow primer for aluminum and stainless steel.   Then prime as normal.

mike........................... 8)
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Post by: 62131 on November 26, 2014, 01:12:30 PM
I bought my tires today, I ended up going with Mastercraft avenger G/T  I put 255/65/15 on the rear and 215/70/14 on the front ended up with a nice stance. I have 7" below cross member and can put set of 2" drop spindles to get it even lower if I decide to, Will post some pictures soon.
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Post by: munch on November 26, 2014, 01:35:03 PM
I would like to do 2" drop spindles on the front as well, but have a Kugel IFS.  I contacted them and they said they did not carry drop spindles for it.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 26, 2014, 01:54:20 PM
That's a nice early Christmas present, 62132. You add 2" drop spindles you better watch those speed bumps ;D
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Post by: madmike3434 on November 26, 2014, 03:38:52 PM
I bought my tires today, I ended up going with Mastercraft avenger G/T  I put 255/65/15 on the rear and 215/70/14 on the front ended up with a nice stance. I have 7" below cross member and can put set of 2" drop spindles to get it even lower if I decide to, Will post some pictures soon.

Drop spindles ?????   I am using a kugel IFS phase 1-2 with tubular or cast front a-arm  parts......
my 35 Chevrolet sits like this stock, just UN-WIND the coil over shock to the bottom.  2" lower I might be scrape-ing the fenders where they join in front, on the road !

Tires are goodyear GT , size 185 x 60 x 15 that's 22 1/2" tall

mike       8)
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Post by: chopper526 on November 26, 2014, 05:33:10 PM
For anybody who doesn't get this, but might like to take a look........
https://www.fillingstation.com/
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Post by: 62131 on November 26, 2014, 06:40:54 PM
Chopper. If I elect to go that route I will still have 5" of clearance under the crossmember
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Post by: 62131 on November 26, 2014, 06:47:05 PM
Mike  the tires I put on in the front is 26" tall I chose that size as I wanted to fill up the fenders as much as possible , I still have a 2" space at the top I'm waiting to see how it rides before I make a change
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Post by: madmike3434 on November 26, 2014, 08:08:27 PM
You need to put some miles on it and the coil shock springs will settle some.  In the meantime depending on how much turn you already have into the threads of the coil shocks.  If not at the bottom, it will drop at the bumper mounting bolt that amount  if its 1 or 2 or 3 "  , when collar turned down.

Get it out , put some miles on it and make note of the starting height at center of bumper bolt.

mike        8)
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Post by: Rattiac on November 26, 2014, 08:54:43 PM
Chopper ; 
The seat looks good. Im glad ya got it back .
I almost thought they were Dodge caravan seats. I love how mine can recline/ fold down. Which makes a great place to put our lunch while eating from the back seat . Only problem is the handle is on the pass side.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 26, 2014, 10:02:58 PM
Thanks, Rattiac, it's good to have it back and the more I look it over the happier I am with it. This seat folds forward so I can put something very small behind the seat and the handle, too, is on the passenger side, no biggie.
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Post by: madmike3434 on November 27, 2014, 04:06:58 PM
Got a call this morning from the Fawcett motor cars here in whitby that is repairing my gas tank cover panel. 

I took my camera with me to take some pictures of the 1903 stanley steamer body being readied for paint.  The body is all wood and at least 80% original wood.  Until your standing right in front of it, you do not realize how small this thing is.  I have some pictures of the wood body which now has sealer on it for next 2 weeks before final prep before painting takes place.

Some pictures off the net of what a completed one looks like.

ENJOY ...............mike    8)
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Post by: madmike3434 on November 27, 2014, 04:14:16 PM
a few more pictures of the wood body being prepped for dark maroon paint.

mike
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Post by: 62131 on November 27, 2014, 06:41:37 PM
Mike is this being built from a kit or is it a car that someone is restoring?
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Post by: madmike3434 on November 27, 2014, 08:01:45 PM
according to my discussion with Peter, its an original 1903 body , a few wood parts have been replaced and the other original parts have been gathered over a few years of searching, including a road trip to Oklahoma in the spring for a very special swap meet limited to PRE 1916 PARTS ONLY.
 Peter said to day he is going to fabricate the fenders using his various machinery and English wheel.  He also purchased another Stanley steamer wood body he took delivery of in Oklahoma this spring.

 Apparently thru my discussion with him there were various boiler sizes used around this time. The one that is in the back of the pictured one of his , is an aluminum boiler rated for 3 horsepower.  Don't know much about steamers , but was impressed when watching a TV show of JAY LENO'S GARAGE and the Stanley he was roaring down the freeway in.   Might have been a baker steamer.

I will be taking more pictures as I visit and watch its progress.

mikie .............................. 8)
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Post by: TFoch on November 27, 2014, 08:05:20 PM
That car has more wood than any Chevy I've seen :)
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Post by: 62131 on November 27, 2014, 08:09:41 PM
Mike that's very interesting keep us posted on his progress.
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Post by: madmike3434 on November 27, 2014, 08:14:57 PM
in that era all the car bodies were constructed entirely of wood. When think about the early cars they really were carriages and carriage construction.  Some bodies were constructed of wood with leather covering.

Pre 1916 brass era cars and the way they were put together was really amazing.

 In the back shop was a 1908 ford touring car body recently painted a very dark green.  It was also all wood and the interior is black leather in a button diamond design. Think its stuffed with horse hair as it was really stiff the padding.

mike----------------------   8)/font]
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Post by: 62131 on November 27, 2014, 10:24:05 PM
It's amazing the ability they had back in the day. If you go back and look and study how they put things together with the crude tools it's a work of  art.
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Post by: sixball on November 28, 2014, 12:43:37 AM
We used to spend a lot of time in Raton, New Mexico at the horse races. We stay at a motel that was behind the owner's machine shop. He was a cool old guy who fueled his pipe with hunks of cigars. Sometimes I spend the day with him when my folks went to the races. It was one of those old shops where all the tools were belt driven. He rode a '30s Indian Scout. Under his bench was a '27 Chief and a Stanley Steamer engine. The rest of the car was in the rafters. The last time I was in Raton I could not find the place. :(
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Post by: Rattiac on November 28, 2014, 12:47:29 AM
Took the 32 today to my grandparents house for turkey day. My grandpa got a kick out of it. Last time he saw it was when I brought it home .
I got to hear some stories about his 29 Dodge . A pin fell out that held the piston to the rod and they would tear down the motor and put a galvanized nail in to keep the piston in place. That would hold for a few months then had to do it again  :o  . Having limited tools and being poor, a man had to keep his car running somehow . He's also an ol' greaser. 80+ yrs and still has black slicked back hair. I dig old stories .
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Post by: chopper526 on November 28, 2014, 09:24:27 AM
hat's pretty cool that it's mostly the original wood. That body looks more like a high school wood shop project than an automobile :)
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Post by: ghost28 on November 28, 2014, 09:39:46 AM
 Having limited tools and being poor, a man had to keep his car running somehow . He's also an ol' greaser. 80+ yrs and still has black slicked back hair. I dig old stories .
[/quote] You need to write them stories down for future generations, so they can understand how it was. When my daughters were young we watched American graffiti together  they couldn't believe that's how I grew up in Colorado.
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Post by: chopper526 on November 28, 2014, 10:00:00 AM
My dad was never a car guy, but he told me his first car was a 1934 Ford coupe and he got a kick that the floorboards had a big hole in them and how he would get splashed when it rained. I never asked him why he didn't just fix the floor, I just listened.
In his later years I suggested he write down all his stories, sort of his memoirs. He didn't think his past was that important to anyone.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on November 28, 2014, 07:45:59 PM
  I dont think there are two people on here that know what Facetts motor carage in Whitby/Oshawa is. Does anyone here know that they have a collection of cars and supplied the movie industry with cars like the UNTOUCHABLES.  All Capone, Betty Davis and many many more
  The last time i was there they were putting a 3/4 ton gmc front axle with brakes under a Rolls Royce and rebuilding the rear of this same old Rolls with alluminum  forming the whole rear from a picture.
  Next time your in there  tell Art Carty  wayne in Kingston East says HI. I use to chum with his brother who has since passed  great  guy
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Post by: madmike3434 on November 28, 2014, 09:45:13 PM
wayne, the collection of movie cars FAWCETT MOTORS cars that belonged to Peters father got auctioned off a few years ago.  I see Art Carty everytime I walk thru the doors of fawcetts.  He was adjusting the carb on a 61--63 t bird other day and a couple of days before that an exotic car with a V8 that looked like an older 50's Chrysler hemi but wasn't.

Lately they have been repairing a 31 caddie cabriolet with V12.  Amazing the classic cars that come in for service when you wander in, like a 1933 pierce arrow  V-12 SILVER ARROW.   Theres an xke type jag 68 that's a mess they will be doing over the next 9 months .

will be going there early next week,  probably to pick up the panel and the luggage rack and pass side door.  will say hello to Art for you.

mike         8)
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Post by: 62131 on November 30, 2014, 07:31:16 AM
While I was up in Indiana I went by to check on an old friend who purchased a 1935 coupe, beautiful car will post some pictures later. He decided to make some changes to the dash and now he's rewiring the under side of the dash. I jumped ind and helped him the last to days  identifying wires and labeling them so he could terminate them to his new fuse panel
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Post by: chopper526 on November 30, 2014, 06:16:33 PM
Never heard of Fawcett's but would like to see the pictures.
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Post by: 62131 on November 30, 2014, 07:01:11 PM
I returned home early this morning, was able to go to garage for awhile. I removed my front fenders again this time I reinforced the bottom of the passengers side with fiberglass where I modified the width to match the running boards. The front fender support bracket is next.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on November 30, 2014, 07:27:06 PM
Well worked on the Monarch all day fought with the pig (air tank) attached valves for imploding the tank from the shop compressor  only running on small compressor think i should be running two  Also fought to install fender skirts that were to fit  but that is not going to happen  will have to order fiberglasss skirts..Crap now the front bumper does not want to fit(anyone got a large hammer
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Post by: 62131 on November 30, 2014, 09:03:31 PM
Here's a few pictures  of my buddy's 1935 coupe. It's a really nice car.
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Post by: 62131 on November 30, 2014, 09:08:27 PM
Here's a couple more, the pictures really don't show how nice it really is, I will post some of the chassis when I get them. 
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Post by: sammons on December 01, 2014, 12:52:24 AM
Nice ride your buddy has there.

Man we had a heck of a temperature swing here. At 3:00 yesterday afternoon it got all the way up to an unbelievable 80°and dead calm, today at 3:00 it was 25°and windy as all getout.  :(
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Post by: chopper526 on December 01, 2014, 12:16:17 PM
Well worked on the Monarch all day fought with the pig (air tank) attached valves for imploding the tank from the shop compressor  only running on small compressor think i should be running two  Also fought to install fender skirts that were to fit  but that is not going to happen  will have to order fiberglasss skirts..Crap now the front bumper does not want to fit(anyone got a large hammer

Vette, Those fender skirts look a little long, what were they off of? Am I missing something? The rest of the car looks great! I got a "BFH" that use for fine tuning if you need it.
62131, your buddy's '35 looks real nice.
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Post by: TFoch on December 01, 2014, 12:48:55 PM
Here's a few pictures  of my buddy's 1935 coupe. It's a really nice car.
62131,
Nice looking ride.  You don't see the Masters around too much.  Did you get him to join the forum?
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Post by: chopper526 on December 01, 2014, 02:53:46 PM
Thanks guys! I found a list of all the covered bridges in New Hampshire.  I'll have to drive some back roads and get more pictures next summer.

Tom, I was telling a guy I work with about your car and the pictures of it with the covered bridges. He told me that Pennsylvania has the most covered bridges of all the states. You should drive on down. :D
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Post by: TFoch on December 01, 2014, 06:01:52 PM
Thanks guys! I found a list of all the covered bridges in New Hampshire.  I'll have to drive some back roads and get more pictures next summer.

Tom, I was telling a guy I work with about your car and the pictures of it with the covered bridges. He told me that Pennsylvania has the most covered bridges of all the states. You should drive on down. :D
Chopper,
That would make a really long thread!  Eventually once I have a top on it I'd love to take it for some long drives.  I'd really like to do the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour some day!
Tom
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Post by: EDNY on December 01, 2014, 06:06:31 PM
Chopper,
That would make a really long thread!  Eventually once I have a top on it I'd love to take it for some long drives.  I'd really like to do the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour some day!
Tom

Tom

You have me thinking..anyone ever make a (custom) removable hardtop for the vintage roadsters?

Ed
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Post by: 62131 on December 01, 2014, 06:14:34 PM
Tom I talked to him some about it but he doesn't get on the computer much. I will try again to get him to join. He does have a nice car.
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Post by: TFoch on December 02, 2014, 07:31:55 AM
Chopper,
That would make a really long thread!  Eventually once I have a top on it I'd love to take it for some long drives.  I'd really like to do the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour some day!
Tom

Tom

You have me thinking..anyone ever make a (custom) removable hardtop for the vintage roadsters?

Ed
Ed, I thought about that.  There was a how to article in one of the magazines a while back, don't remember which one.  I think they made it out of aluminum.  Don't think I have the metal skills to get those shapes I'd need.  I'd have to add an english wheel to my tool collection.
Tom
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Post by: sammons on December 02, 2014, 09:13:37 AM
Tom, if you were to build a removable hardtop, would you have it look as a roadster top or a coupe style?    Just my warped idea, if roadster you could make it out of sheetmetal or fiberglas, lexan back glass. No special finish work, just by convertible top material of your choise and cover it.    If coupe style, find a doner top and cut to fit?

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Post by: chopper526 on December 02, 2014, 09:42:44 AM
How about a removeable soft top? Build a tubular frame like Ghost is doing and cover with convertible top material like Sammons suggested. It will give you protection from the elements and may be light enough for one person to handle.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on December 02, 2014, 11:04:15 AM
  Isn't that funny.That is exactly what i was looking for  I did say  WAS  because ther is a builder building 32 chevy's that advertizes a fiberglass hardtop for under 600 and i thought that i would have that much in glass mockup and resin not counting my time so i dropped them a letter but have not heart back yet.Corvette did this in the ealy years so did mercedes benz I think that ,there were a few other company's out there that had removable hartops  great idea
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Post by: vette59jdwl on December 02, 2014, 11:25:41 AM
 
chopper 526  The skirts in the picture are steel.The fellow wanted 600 buck plus shipping.We got them and the dam thinks don't fit,by one and a half inches in heighth. Length wise there ok.so we reordered in Glass and bubble skirts.We will see what comes of it. We are running  a 4.8 with all the electonics.Almost everything in the car is 2002 lincoln except the steering wheel and the air conditioner.along with the air ride. Not sure what we will be running as far as wheels are concerned Its independent front and rear. We are having a get together with our American Cousins this saturday so will take lots of pictures.Will also get the 36 out and fire that critter up.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on December 02, 2014, 12:17:55 PM
Chopper 526  for your approval classglassperformance.com only $425 plus shipping  you can not beat this and you could alter it to fit almost anything,at least it would keep the rain off of your curlies lol lol vette
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Post by: chopper526 on December 02, 2014, 12:23:52 PM
Vette, that looks sweet, and how can you beat the price? You know, getting glass skirts for the Merc is probably a good idea too. I bet they are not as expensive as steel and you would not mind, so much, having to alter them if you have to.
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Post by: 62131 on December 02, 2014, 05:44:24 PM
The removable hard top looks great on the car, now if it is removable by one person it would be even better.
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Post by: Rattiac on December 02, 2014, 09:24:12 PM
Havent done a thing to my car but.... I been working on cars (at work) . The last 2 weeks Ive done 3 (newish) Camaro convertibles , 1 mustang and a shi#!- load of seats that I cant even remember what was what (repairs mostly) Probably dodge truck seats .
At home though the teardrop has been getting some much needed attention. 4 years of camping means repairs are in order .
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Post by: chopper526 on December 02, 2014, 09:28:22 PM
Rattiac, a couple years ago over on the HAMB a guy built one and covered it with some sort of aluminum looking material. It was very cool and big enough for him and his wife to take camping.
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Post by: 62131 on December 02, 2014, 09:43:56 PM
There's all types of plans out here for tear drop trailers. I looked into it once but my wife is not much for the outdoors. Her ideal of camping is a hotel room.
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Post by: TFoch on December 03, 2014, 06:53:19 AM
There's all types of plans out here for tear drop trailers. I looked into it once but my wife is not much for the outdoors. Her ideal of camping is a hotel room.
I've suggested the same to my wife as we did a lot of camping when the kids were young.  She says her camping days are over!  Doesn't want to hear about a small camper to tow behind the 33.  Just a nice comfy hotel room :D
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Post by: 62131 on December 03, 2014, 06:06:15 PM
I just don't see the fun in that. :)
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Post by: sammons on December 04, 2014, 12:49:41 AM
My scraper buddy has a tire machine and he pulled the tires off my spare ralleys for me after lunch, even said he would dispose of the old tires for me. Got my used set of rear tires in from K.C.  My nephews came over after school (haha) and found out sanding wheels sux! So i let them off the hook. Got another shipment of speedway parts, put my short 7" turnouts on. My oldest nephew really liked the look.
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Post by: 62131 on December 04, 2014, 06:10:50 AM
Sammons your turn outs look good.
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Post by: TFoch on December 04, 2014, 07:05:25 AM
Sammons,
Looks great with the wheels and tires on there!  The exhaust looks killer too!  Should sound pretty sweet :D
Tom
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Post by: chopper526 on December 04, 2014, 08:49:07 AM
Sammons, that looks real nice, you needed a little distraction from that headliner. I like the turnouts, did they come with earplugs? ;D
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Post by: sammons on December 04, 2014, 09:44:47 AM
Thanks guys, it's starting to take on the look I am after. Chopper, it's just loud Rock and Roll ;D (lots of insulation inside)  I have two pairs of mufflers (shorts/longs) and extentions.  I'll probably have to run the longer ones with this motor (301) but should be good with the shortys with the 350 road trip motor :)

Oh, yep on the distraction.  Hands and shoulders still aren't back from last weekend. :-\
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Post by: 62131 on December 04, 2014, 04:17:03 PM
Picked up my parts I dropped off at the sand blaster last week, it removed the chrome very well, rest of the parts look great to.
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Post by: 62131 on December 04, 2014, 07:25:02 PM
Been in the garage  tonight put some primmer on the parts I picked up to keep them from rusting with all the rain we are having. Lot of moister in the air.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on December 04, 2014, 09:21:56 PM
62131  Be glad you don.t have to shovel it.Worked up at the hobby club tonight had to weld up the plate that holds the winch on my 4 wheeler. First time i broke anything on it  and have had it 5 years
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Post by: 62131 on December 04, 2014, 09:26:32 PM
We don't get much snow here, when it turns cold here we get more ice than snow and that's not very often
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Post by: ghost28 on December 04, 2014, 09:29:55 PM
I just got back in the shop since sunday and decided to build mounts for my front fenders on the roadster,  modified and old plymouth headlight bar to fit the roadster fenders, and set the grille shell back on to check on it's fit. It's all lining up nice.
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Post by: sixball on December 04, 2014, 11:36:18 PM
That is looking good. :D
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Post by: 62131 on December 05, 2014, 06:48:06 AM
ghost  the head light bar looks like it was made for it
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Post by: munch on December 05, 2014, 08:06:19 AM
I really like the detail on those fenders Ghost.
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Post by: chopper526 on December 05, 2014, 08:25:21 AM
yes, it does look like it is lining up nice, Ghost. I like the cuved headlight bar and it looks like you had to pu a pretty big patch in the passenger side fender.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on December 05, 2014, 08:45:45 AM
yes, it does look like it is lining up nice, Ghost. I like the cuved headlight bar and it looks like you had to pu a pretty big patch in the passenger side fender.
Yeah. The fender was destroyed. Thank God I had  a spare one with a good nose on it for a patch.
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Post by: sammons on December 05, 2014, 10:43:39 AM
Nice work, looking good. One nice thing about building a hotrod,  you can use whatever you want that looks good and works.
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Post by: munch on December 05, 2014, 12:40:07 PM
Ghost,

Is that a stock Chevy radiator shell?
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Post by: TFoch on December 05, 2014, 12:49:12 PM
Looks great!  Headlight bar looks like it came that way.
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Post by: madmike3434 on December 05, 2014, 04:57:54 PM
Ghost,

Is that a stock Chevy radiator shell?

GHOST is building a buick  & I would assume the radshell is a buick with that great shape to the cowl and hood to match the radshell.    Too bad it will not go in front of the frame crossmember to match up with a gravel shield.

mike        8)
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Post by: ghost28 on December 05, 2014, 09:05:23 PM
The body, front fenders, hood, radiator shell, and frame are all 1926 buick. The running boards and splash aprons will be by my own desigh, and the rear fenders who knows what they were off? The car will be a one piece at a time build and I hope it comes out looking good. I did mount the AHEM 31 Ford headlights today to check on fit.
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Post by: Rattiac on December 08, 2014, 07:38:21 PM
Hatch for the teardrop is all complete . Even did a mock-up mounting the Hurricane hinge , making sure it lifts up/down just fine.
Now im waiting to find some 5 foot wide aluminum .030 sheet in white but cant seem to find anybody it Utah that has it. Sometimes Utah is lame like that .  >:(
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Post by: chopper526 on December 08, 2014, 08:02:49 PM
The body, front fenders, hood, radiator shell, and frame are all 1926 buick. The running boards and splash aprons will be by my own desigh, and the rear fenders who knows what they were off? The car will be a one piece at a time build and I hope it comes out looking good. I did mount the AHEM 31 Ford headlights today to check on fit.

Did you say FORD headlights? :o
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 08, 2014, 08:09:38 PM
Rattiac  have you tried a semi trailer repair shop?
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Rattiac on December 09, 2014, 12:27:09 AM
Yes and they couldnt get it either. Went to a RV shop near work and he said he may be able to get it and was gonna call me tomorrow.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 09, 2014, 06:46:58 AM
What about your local steel supplier?
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 09, 2014, 06:54:02 AM
Good morning Tom I guess your checking the site like me to see what's happened during the night before leaving for work.
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Post by: TFoch on December 09, 2014, 07:00:28 AM
Good morning, just sitting at work checking the site before I do any actual work  ;D
Tom
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Post by: chopper526 on December 09, 2014, 08:25:33 AM
Good Morning! Raining and cold here. Before I can think of heading to the garage I gotta do some Christmas shopping, then volunteer work at the boy's school, that doesn't leave much time before I have to go to work. I really want to get this interior semi-finished.
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Post by: chopper526 on December 09, 2014, 02:39:47 PM
Did my shopping and school didn't need me today. I spent a little time on the car working on an idea I had. I'm pretty sure I stole this idea from someone else and that I have seen it somewhere before but I don't remember where. Anyway, I put my battery in the trunk but I didn't like it just sitting there, so I picked up an old Coke cooler , mounted the cooler in the trunk and the battery in the cooler. I will download some pictures tonight. It's pretty cool, I like it.
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Post by: sammons on December 09, 2014, 03:18:22 PM
Chopper, I remember reading that to. Just remembered it was what RH that was doing it along those lines on his delivery.

I'm attempting to finish up the headliner today after a week off.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 09, 2014, 06:28:23 PM
Speaking of hiding your battery I'm thinking about making a battery box and mounting on the front frame rail just behind the right front tire. That way it will be close to the starter and not inside the car. The issue I'm concern about is the amount of water that will come off that tire while driving in the rain.   
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: chopper526 on December 09, 2014, 06:58:25 PM
So here's what I did. I picked up the smallest Coke cooler, that a battery would fit into, off of ebay. I paid about 30 bucks for it. It took an hour to drill three holes and mount it. I like it, it's Coke, it's nostalgic, and it hides my battery. ;)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on December 09, 2014, 07:24:14 PM
That's going to look good Chopper.
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Post by: madmike3434 on December 09, 2014, 08:04:41 PM
looks good, but what is to stop the battery from going side to side when going around a corner........?

mike
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 09, 2014, 08:09:57 PM
That looks good very nostalgic looking, things go better with coke
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Post by: chopper526 on December 09, 2014, 08:35:05 PM
looks good, but what is to stop the battery from going side to side when going around a corner........?

mike


Well....I guess nothing, I'll fix that, ok? I'll just drive straight. Why you pissing on my corn flakes Mike? ;)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 09, 2014, 08:42:35 PM
Chopper there's a simple fix, Advance Auto sells a battery hold down kit has everything you need about $14.00 used in my 38
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: chopper526 on December 09, 2014, 08:48:12 PM
Yup, I have one or two around the garage. I just had to mess with Mike.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 09, 2014, 08:49:49 PM
I would hate for a man to have a clunk in the trunk :o
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Post by: sixball on December 09, 2014, 09:18:14 PM
Just stuff a bunch of other junk around it or glue it down.  ;D  If it is a regular battery you need to vent it to the outside. When they are charging they make hydrogen and oxygen. That's not something you want a cooler full of in your trunk. :o I don't know if gel batteries do that but I'd vent it anyway. :)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 09, 2014, 09:28:28 PM
That's a good safety tip Sixball ;)
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Post by: chopper526 on December 09, 2014, 09:32:16 PM
Just stuff a bunch of other junk around it or glue it down.  ;D  If it is a regular battery you need to vent it to the outside. When they are charging they make hydrogen and oxygen. That's not something you want a cooler full of in your trunk. :o I don't know if gel batteries do that but I'd vent it anyway. :)

Good advice Sixball. I think I could hook up a draft tube........after I glue down the battery.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 09, 2014, 09:35:00 PM
Rattiac  take a look at cut to size 2 size metals.com for you sheet aluminum needs.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Rattiac on December 09, 2014, 10:24:15 PM
Today I was told by a local supplier (Affiliated metals) that I can only get the "white" aluminum sheets in 49". I can get 60" width in mill finish . Also the RV guy I talked to yesterday is ordering a sheet for a motorhome roof and may be able to get it.  We'll see , I guess .
So I have a choice to make .
1.) Either go with the mill finish and have to re-skin the whole roof  , OR...
2.) Go with the 49" and modify the hatch to accept it and hopefully the trim will cover up the 1/4" gap at the ends .

On a good note he showed me some trim that will look alot better on it and cover up some mistakes made by the original builder .
AHhhh , choices, choices, choices ....
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 10, 2014, 06:14:40 AM
I looked at cut2sizemetals.com and 48" was their biggest width,
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Post by: chopper526 on December 10, 2014, 10:25:36 AM
Today I was told by a local supplier (Affiliated metals) that I can only get the "white" aluminum sheets in 49". I can get 60" width in mill finish . Also the RV guy I talked to yesterday is ordering a sheet for a motorhome roof and may be able to get it.  We'll see , I guess .
So I have a choice to make .
1.) Either go with the mill finish and have to re-skin the whole roof  , OR...
2.) Go with the 49" and modify the hatch to accept it and hopefully the trim will cover up the 1/4" gap at the ends .

On a good note he showed me some trim that will look alot better on it and cover up some mistakes made by the original builder .
AHhhh , choices, choices, choices ....
Rattiac, what is a "mill finish"? I you go with the mill finish do you have to take off the existing roof or can you go over top of it?
If you go with the 49" it sounds like the RV guy can give you some trim to make up the slack, is that right? The pain might be having to modify the hatch. Do you have any pictures?
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Post by: Kiwijeff on December 11, 2014, 10:11:41 PM
I've been busy, been away from here for awhile, but got new log in details now, so back on board, and gearing up for working on the 35, now that our Summers finally here, so I'll be posting on my build thread again.
Today I've had to work, but after getting home, I've been polishing the. Hudson, because tomorrow, I got to drive Santa to a Christmas party/BBQ.
Will get lotsa pics.
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Post by: sammons on December 11, 2014, 10:26:29 PM
Kiwijeff, good to see ya back!   You lucky guy, Christmas in the summer. You can't use the upcoming snow storm to stay away from relatives houses though. ;D

The rest of us are doing this ;)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on December 12, 2014, 07:15:13 AM
I've been busy, been away from here for awhile, but got new log in details now, so back on board, and gearing up for working on the 35, now that our Summers finally here, so I'll be posting on my build thread again.
Today I've had to work, but after getting home, I've been polishing the. Hudson, because tomorrow, I got to drive Santa to a Christmas party/BBQ.
Will get lotsa pics.
Jeff glad to have you back on board.  Be sure to tell Santa how good all your American and Canadian buddies have been.  We're hoping for lots of toys for Christmas :D
Tom
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 12, 2014, 07:25:50 AM
I've been busy, been away from here for awhile, but got new log in details now, so back on board, and gearing up for working on the 35, now that our Summers finally here, so I'll be posting on my build thread again.
Today I've had to work, but after getting home, I've been polishing the. Hudson, because tomorrow, I got to drive Santa to a Christmas party/BBQ.
Will get lotsa pics.
     Kiwijeff   since your going to be  that close to the old man drop a personal request for me, I need parts ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on December 12, 2014, 05:10:15 PM
Good to see you back, Jeff. You can pick up the slack for some of us since the weather up here is slowing us down a bit.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on December 12, 2014, 06:00:37 PM
I got my holes cut for my C2 vette taillights, and dry fitted. Now I need to make the mounting buckets.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 12, 2014, 06:06:19 PM
Sammons your work is excellent craftsmanship as always looks great
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Post by: EDNY on December 12, 2014, 06:16:38 PM
Sammons your work is excellent craftsmanship as always looks great

ditto ;)
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Post by: chopper526 on December 12, 2014, 06:30:22 PM
Sammons, real nice, reverse lights too! :)
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Post by: FATnLOW on December 12, 2014, 07:17:05 PM
Sammons...Outstanding craftsmanship
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Post by: sammons on December 12, 2014, 07:51:48 PM
Thanks fellas. I'm just glad they look like I had imagined. I forgot that the holes had to be egg shaped for the slanted panel.

Chopper when I built my '57 I put the optional backup lamps in, it was really nice to see behind while backing up at night. Been running them on everything since. I thought about running the six lamp set up like the road racer vettes use to run, but thought it would be too much for that narrow of a back panel. Dang it's nice to get back to the body stuff :)
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Post by: TFoch on December 12, 2014, 07:57:17 PM
Sammons,
Like the guys said great craftsmanship and well thought out.  That really looks great from the rear!
Tom
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Post by: chopper526 on December 12, 2014, 08:21:49 PM
Thanks fellas. I'm just glad they look like I had imagined. I forgot that the holes had to be egg shaped for the slanted panel.

Chopper when I built my '57 I put the optional backup lamps in, it was really nice to see behind while backing up at night. Been running them on everything since. I thought about running the six lamp set up like the road racer vettes use to run, but thought it would be too much for that narrow of a back panel. Dang it's nice to get back to the body stuff :)

I think just four lamps is the perfect touch. I don't exactly know what your old body stuff looked like, but it doesn't look like you lost your touch to me.
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Post by: 62131 on December 12, 2014, 08:46:17 PM
Sammons  I think you nailed it with what you have done.
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Post by: ghost28 on December 12, 2014, 11:06:47 PM
That is really nice looking and great work on fitting. Makes me wish I had a set to put on something.
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Post by: Kiwijeff on December 14, 2014, 12:15:33 AM
Kiwijeff, good to see ya back!   You lucky guy, Christmas in the summer. You can't use the upcoming snow storm to stay away from relatives houses though. ;D

The rest of us are doing this ;)

Thanks, I'm hopefully of a sunny Christmas day. Had to much rain lately.
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Post by: Kiwijeff on December 14, 2014, 12:21:07 AM
I've been busy, been away from here for awhile, but got new log in details now, so back on board, and gearing up for working on the 35, now that our Summers finally here, so I'll be posting on my build thread again.
Today I've had to work, but after getting home, I've been polishing the. Hudson, because tomorrow, I got to drive Santa to a Christmas party/BBQ.
Will get lotsa pics.
Jeff glad to have you back on board.  Be sure to tell Santa how good all your American and Canadian buddies have been.  We're hoping for lots of toys for Christmas :D
Tom
Thanks Tom, I asked Santa to remember the Chevy guys, and he says your all on the top of his list.
Hes a man of few words, but Saint Nick liked the Hudson. Recons I should paint it red.
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Post by: Kiwijeff on December 14, 2014, 12:24:18 AM
I've been busy, been away from here for awhile, but got new log in details now, so back on board, and gearing up for working on the 35, now that our Summers finally here, so I'll be posting on my build thread again.
Today I've had to work, but after getting home, I've been polishing the. Hudson, because tomorrow, I got to drive Santa to a Christmas party/BBQ.
Will get lotsa pics.
     Kiwijeff   since your going to be  that close to the old man drop a personal request for me, I need parts ;D
He said he will try and fit them in his sack..
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Post by: Kiwijeff on December 14, 2014, 12:27:31 AM
Good to see you back, Jeff. You can pick up the slack for some of us since the weather up here is slowing us down a bit.
Thanks, heres a pic of my neighbors Vette. He was out looking for his missing wheel... ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on December 14, 2014, 09:32:13 PM
Nice Jeff, he should loan that to Santa: it's red, has a rack on the back to hold his bag......and it looks like a blast to drive.
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Post by: Kiwijeff on December 14, 2014, 11:46:06 PM
Nice Jeff, he should loan that to Santa: it's red, has a rack on the back to hold his bag......and it looks like a blast to drive.
Your right. I hadn't thought of that. 8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on December 19, 2014, 07:57:43 PM
What I did today. I decided to try and get the brake and clutch pedal mounted and it worked. I used the complete setup from an 1989 camaro, I was even able to locate and drill the mounting holes for the hydraylic clutch lines and set all this in place. I had the seat in the car to check all this for comfort, and went ahead and installed the little shifter from the camaro t 5 transmission. NOT SO GOOD. It hit the seat in 2nd, 4th and reverse and was really low, so I added about 4 inches to the height and bent it over towards the passenger side, and towards the dash a little. Now I like it alot. As Ray used to say on here busy busy.
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Post by: Rattiac on December 19, 2014, 10:01:09 PM

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Rattiac, what is a "mill finish"? I you go with the mill finish do you have to take off the existing roof or can you go over top of it?
If you go with the 49" it sounds like the RV guy can give you some trim to make up the slack, is that right? The pain might be having to modify the hatch. Do you have any pictures?
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The mill finish is the chrome looking stuff (once its buffed) mine came with white so im kinda stuck with that .
I'll be able to make up the slack with this trim . I guess I was being kinda picky .  I'll post pics in my buildthread here soon.
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Post by: ghost28 on December 21, 2014, 07:58:38 PM
I set the gas pedal, and changed the shifter out for taller curved  Hurst indy style shifter handle that a friend had, and I like a lot better. THEN A TON OF WELDING, HAMMERING, etc etc. BORING BUT NEEDED. ::)
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Post by: sammons on December 21, 2014, 09:51:29 PM
Ghost your shifter looks like a reverse tri-5. Looks like it'll clear the seat ok and up where it's needed.  Cut, weld, grind repeat.  ;) looking good.

I got my bear claws installed and the handel mechanism fabricated up. I'm using the Speedway 32-34 F handels w/locks.
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Post by: sammons on December 27, 2014, 01:51:13 PM
My friend Gene up around Topeka sent me this pic last night. '34 3-w, said the old boy wanted the rest of the body work done and primed by January 1st. That would be to tight a deadline for me! He would be a busy boy. Looks like a pretty solid coupe though, he said the rear fenders had been radioused though, too bad.
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Post by: EDNY on December 27, 2014, 03:21:41 PM
My friend Gene up around Topeka sent me this pic last night. '34 3-w, said the old boy wanted the rest of the body work done and primed by January 1st. That would be to tight a deadline for me! He would be a busy boy. Looks like a pretty solid coupe though, he said the rear fenders had been radioused though, too bad.


Great looking project...Looks like the roof is filled?
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Post by: madmike3434 on December 27, 2014, 03:50:49 PM
too bad on the cut up rears, stock fitting 34-35 chev standard series fenders for rear are easily available in fiberglass....steel ones are much more difficult to find.

tell the guy that's wrong rad ornament, its a 35 bird/eagle.  The 34 is so much nicer and even repo'ed by somebody.

mike                8)
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Post by: vette59jdwl on December 27, 2014, 04:09:20 PM
  Well i had a screw up this very day and i need help  HELP PLEASE. I found this 250 i believe its a 62 to 72 anyhow anyway the dang bell housing does not line up with the 32 bell housing mount  what to do any ideas.vette59jdwl
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Post by: EDNY on December 27, 2014, 05:26:03 PM
too bad on the cut up rears, stock fitting 34-35 chev standard series fenders for rear are easily available in fiberglass....steel ones are much more difficult to find.

tell the guy that's wrong rad ornament, its a 35 bird/eagle.  The 34 is so much nicer and even repo'ed by somebody.

mike               

Looks like a 34 ornament...the bird has a neck...the (2) 35 variations don't.  The attached PDF's - can be turned sideways for viewing (or just print them).
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Post by: EDNY on December 27, 2014, 05:32:14 PM
  Well i had a screw up this very day and i need help  HELP PLEASE. I found this 250 i believe its a 62 to 72 anyhow anyway the dang bell housing does not line up with the 32 bell housing mount  what to do any ideas.vette59jdwl

Just to get some ideas out there...can the transmission accept a cross member? If so...maybe an aluminum bell housing to clear? I know you don't want hear hear about a T5 :-\
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Post by: 62131 on December 27, 2014, 05:42:21 PM
I think that's a possible dead line, wonder what kind of primer he will be using?
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Post by: themoose on December 27, 2014, 06:55:48 PM
 
Quote
Well i had a screw up this very day and i need help  HELP PLEASE. I found this 250 i believe its a 62 to 72 anyhow anyway the dang bell housing does not line up with the 32 bell housing mount  what to do any ideas.vette59jdwl

When I built mine I found that the cross member was going to hit the bottom of the bell housing and I toyed with the idea of just getting rid of it because I was boxing the frame and was making another transmission mount that was to the rear of the original cross member . After thinking about I decided that you could never have too much frame bracing with the engine that I was using so I cut the stock member and because I liked the way the original member was rooted into the frame I boxed them in as part of the frame and welded 1/4 inch plates to the stubs where I cut off the cross member. I then made a new lower center piece out of square tubing and added the same plates to each end and drilled holes in each corner and install bolts through the plates  so I can remove the cross member if I ever have to. The only thing that I had to worry about was the scrub line which has an inch to spare. I don't know if something like that will work in your case but I am posting a couple of pictures to give you an idea of how it looks...Not too clear an image but you should be able to see the basic setup.

Moose
Moose
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Post by: madmike3434 on December 27, 2014, 08:03:11 PM
too bad on the cut up rears, stock fitting 34-35 chev standard series fenders for rear are easily available in fiberglass....steel ones are much more difficult to find.

tell the guy that's wrong rad ornament, its a 35 bird/eagle.  The 34 is so much nicer and even repo'ed by somebody.

mike               

Looks like a 34 ornament...the bird has a neck...the (2) 35 variations don't.  The attached PDF's - can be turned sideways for viewing (or just print them).

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Here are pictures of 1934 chev rad ornament , 1935 chev rad ornament and lastly a 1934--1936 Chevrolet pickup or commercial truck  SEAHORSE ORNAMENT.

 A 1933 has the wings straight upwards.



mike          8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on December 27, 2014, 08:33:07 PM
Appears the car has the correct 34 ornament! Same one I have on my 34 3W coupe.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on December 27, 2014, 08:40:35 PM
Well something I did today -car related- was that I took off the right rear tire on my 33 Chevy 5W coupe for at least the 5th time looking for a slow leak.  I have a tire machine and have reseated the tire on every occasion and thought I had it fixed...no luck...after about a week it's flat even after water spraying for bubbles etc.

Today I removed the nut and gasket valve stem..and installed a new one...let's see what happens!
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Post by: vette59jdwl on December 27, 2014, 09:22:18 PM
  Moose I like your idea.What if i could find the bell housing crossmember mount for a 1962 to 1978 chevy half ton truck and make that crossmember fit the 32 chevy. Then it would fit this bell housing and 11 inch flywheel.Anyone know where i can find such a thing  vette59jdwl  thanks
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Post by: madmike3434 on December 28, 2014, 09:27:16 PM
better off to make a brand new crossmember out of 1/8" wall thickness 2" square tubing, like Moose's is showing.

Just putting a cross member from something that doesn't match is no good, especially since it will not have full side frame contact like the Moose's drawn one.   On a part of boxed frame..


do it once , do it right   8)


mike
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Post by: ghost28 on December 28, 2014, 09:56:10 PM
I finished up the roof metal and started to fix anything that's wrong with the grille shell and mounting of the grille insert on the roadster. hey Moose that's a nice crossmember and well thought out.
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Post by: chopper526 on December 28, 2014, 10:19:08 PM
Vette, I think Moose's idea is the best. And I also agree with Madmike: box the frame and make a new crossmember out of square tubing custom fit for your frame.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Rattiac on December 30, 2014, 08:50:19 PM
Went out to the shop cause I was bored and decided it was too cold. Ran back in. ;D
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on December 30, 2014, 09:05:58 PM
I went to the garage today cleaned my heater as it was not burning clean, got that mesh cleaned up and put my exhaust system on. started to install my steering column and linkage hopefully will finish that tomorrow.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on December 30, 2014, 09:25:57 PM
Went out to the shop cause I was bored and decided it was too cold. Ran back in. ;D
That's funny. It's got to cold out side so I moved my wifes car in the shop for awhile just in case we need a warm auto to travel in. I didn't do to much today in the shop, but I did cut up,  reassemble, and installed the running board supports so that they would work with my new design splash aprons, and running boards. I wish I was at the point of installing a steering column. :(
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on December 30, 2014, 10:49:32 PM
  Well i had a screw up this very day and i need help  HELP PLEASE. I found this 250 i believe its a 62 to 72 anyhow anyway the dang bell housing does not line up with the 32 bell housing mount  what to do any ideas.vette59jdwl

What trans are you using? Does it have a mount? The two front motor mounts and a tranny mount are good enough for a 350 they should hold a 250. The 4, 6, and 8 cylinders of that time have the same bell housing pattern and just some trucks had rear engine mounts on them. There are lots of cheap trans mount/cross members out there.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Camaro-Turbo-TH-350-400-Transmission-Cross-Member-1968-1967-1969-/251771857213?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a9ec5a93d&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Camaro-Turbo-TH-350-400-Transmission-Cross-Member-1968-1967-1969-/251771857213?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a9ec5a93d&vxp=mtr)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 01, 2015, 12:01:53 PM
  I think i had a scrooge moment I was trying to cut corners.This old shi#! doesn't cut it when your using more modern parts. I have cut all the old stuff out and am going with side engine mounts just like moose and mike stated and then going to put a cross member on the transmission. I might even get carried away and put side mounts on the bell housing.
I am using a 1983 chevy 250 out of a truck The truck cross member mount an 11 inch flywheel from a 62 to 78 truck along with the bell housing with the bell side mounts also using a 1988 chevy 6 S-10 five speed. I was also going to try and keep the clutch and brake peddle. Right now i think  NO??? because it mounted to the bell housing .But i will have to take another look at that and decipher weather it will work or not.Weather turned NASTY here looks like one of those CANADIAN Northerns has moved in can not see one hundred years  good day for the garage
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on January 01, 2015, 12:22:31 PM
I am planning on using a truck bell housing with mounts on my roadster and I would like to mount the pedals off of it like the stock ones do. It might be easier to mount them on a stamped steel Lakewood unit. Let us know what you figure out.   
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 01, 2015, 01:14:31 PM
 I have the bell like is pictured and what i am dreaming up is to put the mount like is on a 57 chevy truck only just before it goes to the bell housing mount on the drivers side raise it up a tad so i could get the 32 clutch brake peddel to rid on that bracket , that or go to hydraulic clutch and forget all the other crap.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 01, 2015, 01:52:15 PM
   Sixball i found this idea  for you set her up make a bracket off of the bell then use the original clutch arm. Make sure you know the difference between the truck bell and the car bell. will make maters very simple when it comes time to hook up a starter  I figure you have a better chance with the truck bell,only my thought and i am using an 11-3/4 inch flywhell
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: letalley1 on January 01, 2015, 02:46:09 PM
Here's some pictures (during mock up) showing how I kept the original brake and clutch pedals in my '30.  Removed the pedal mount from the bell housing, turned it 180 and built a bracket that bolted to frame and holds the pedals in their original position.  Trans was a Muncie 4 speed, since changed to a  Camaro 5 speed.  Still hang'n in there after 10 years.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 01, 2015, 03:56:54 PM
Letalley1 thats all find and dandy  but i dont see how you cross braced the ckutch brake arm to the transmission or the bell housing in any way  whats with that
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 01, 2015, 05:38:23 PM
OK did you brace the bracket to the frame that holds the master brake cylinder and run that up put a tab on that to hold the ouside of the brake clutch arm assembly that might work  vette59jdwl
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on January 01, 2015, 05:58:08 PM
I love the simplicity of you using the original pedals. What did you do with the Muncie?

 It's snowing again. I went out to the shop and mocked up the parts for the roadster to see if everything bolts up as it should. so far so good, but I don't have any energy today so I sat around looking at it for awhile, then came inside for some lunch and now I'm really needing a nap.    ???
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: munch on January 01, 2015, 06:22:40 PM
Looks great Ghost, you do good work.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on January 01, 2015, 06:38:34 PM
Looks great Ghost, you do good work.
Ditto! Can't wait to see it on wheels in your driveway ;D
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: letalley1 on January 01, 2015, 07:01:59 PM
vette59jdwl  Sorry, pics did not show full story, huh.  Yes tab from MC bracket made it all nice and solid..

Ghost The Muncie went to a friend in need. 

          Ditto Munch and Tom.  Look'n great.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 01, 2015, 07:21:39 PM
Sixball and Myself want to see a more clear version of how you did this.That way we would not get any vibration from the engine or transmission or any of the driveline in our brake or clutch pedal. I think this might be a better setup. Especially with me using a slave cylinder to drive my brake master cylinder in the trunk.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on January 01, 2015, 07:32:38 PM
Looks good Ghost. Thanks for the pictures and ideas Vette and Letalley. Everything gets really tight on that side with steering, brakes, clutch and exhaust. I'm not as concerned with vibration as much as movement in the motor mounts unless I mount it metal to metal.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: letalley1 on January 01, 2015, 08:57:39 PM
Sixball and Myself want to see a more clear version of how you did this.That way we would not get any vibration from the engine or transmission or any of the driveline in our brake or clutch pedal. I think this might be a better setup. Especially with me using a slave cylinder to drive my brake master cylinder in the trunk.

Hey guys,  I'll try to get down more detail on how I did that.  Ill post when get something that's hopefully more clear.  Just remember I'm old and slow and that was put together 10 years ago.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: letalley1 on January 02, 2015, 12:37:10 AM
Here's what I hope is a clearer version of how I kept my original clutch and brake pedals.   (see sketch) 

Clamped clutch & brake pedals solid to toe board in their original holes with pivot arm inserted from left (frame) side and pivot arm mounting surface rotated to front.
Cut and bolted plate to frame then cut and ground angled piece so it would match up to pivot arm mounting surface, had to add small upright piece to get pivot arm at the right level. (see picture)
Cut and fitted straight piece.  Tack welded each piece together as I went along.
Did finish weld on bracket, remounted to frame, drilled and tapped holes and bolted pivot arm to bracket.
Same routine to build frame to MC bracket except I did straight piece first, then angled piece, after finish weld I cut holes and mounted MC.
Transferred plywood pattern (see picture) to 1/8” plate, drilled holes in brake pedal and plate, bolted together for MC push rod.
Cut bracket to fit between pivot arm and MC bracket and welded to MC bracket. (see sketch) 
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 02, 2015, 10:43:09 AM
letalley1 .. That looks like the simplest way to do the job and keep the original brake and clutch pedals. We thank you very much for your input. PS Do you have any more shortcuts in the closet . Sounds like you just might have been doing this a little longer than most of us, But at 70 plus i cant get street rods out of my mind,  I must have been dropped when i was very very young. New Years day I made two bird houses,for the birds of cxourse lol lol  wayner
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: letalley1 on January 02, 2015, 02:22:38 PM
letalley1 .. That looks like the simplest way to do the job and keep the original brake and clutch pedals. We thank you very much for your input. PS Do you have any more shortcuts in the closet . Sounds like you just might have been doing this a little longer than most of us, But at 70 plus i cant get street rods out of my mind,  I must have been dropped when i was very very young. New Years day I made two bird houses,for the birds of cxourse lol lol  wayner

vette59jdw, Thank you and you are very welcome.  Glad I had something to share.  I don't know about shortcuts, but if I see someone looking for ideas I'll try to help if I think I can.  I blame it (my wife calls it "cars on the brain") on my Dad.  He was part owner of an auto parts and machine shop.  He let me help him rebuild an engine on my 10th birthday and like you, I've not been able to get cars off my mind since.  Larry
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on January 02, 2015, 03:26:01 PM
I do not have memories that precede those of being around my dad "helping" him work on cars, trucks, and farm equipment but it was my big brother and his car club friends that turned me into a hot rodder.

Thanks for taking the time to explain your pedal set up. It is so much fun to see how different guys solve the same problems. I really like using existing parts, "junk yard tech". 8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: letalley1 on January 02, 2015, 08:46:13 PM
I do not have memories that precede those of being around my dad "helping" him work on cars, trucks, and farm equipment but it was my big brother and his car club friends that turned me into a hot rodder.

Thanks for taking the time to explain your pedal set up. It is so much fun to see how different guys solve the same problems. I really like using existing parts, "junk yard tech". 8)

You're welcome sixball,  I agree, I really enjoy seeing all the different solutions.  I like that "junk yard tech".  Certainly describes a lot of my work.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on January 03, 2015, 01:08:41 AM
what did I do today..........went to the argon gas supplier a mile away and got yet another full tank to do more TIG welding.  these are the half size tanks about 2 foot tall.  You can only do 2 hours steady welding with these tanks, so I found out today.

Gas sure goes quick at $75 a tank refill.

mike       8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on January 03, 2015, 09:15:22 AM
Well my vacation is about over and I've been n the  garage for several days of it. I was able to get my exhaust system on, steering linkage in along with the column, finally got my doors aligned, put rust proofing in my rocker panels and hopefully I will get the body in epoxy primer as we are suppose to have temperatures into the sixties today. :) :) :)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on January 03, 2015, 09:56:01 AM
60 degrees NICE. it's supposed to snow AGAIN here. I drilled a few holes for mounting the fenders to the frame, then my body said slow down a bit by giving  me a tooth ache from hell, so I don't want to do anything for awhile till I get that fixed.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 03, 2015, 04:51:44 PM
Letally1  Sorry to bother you on such a blistery dirty no good lowdown snowy and windy day ,But are the pictures that you posted of the clutch and brake peddle  not a FURD. and if they are chevy what year..Sixball...I just got in and there is now way that i can do what Letalley1 is stating unless i can turn the clutch arm brake beddle bolt completely around 180 degrees. From what i can see the original bolted to the bell housing and pivoted from there.What is your setup like have you taken any pictures. Vette59jdwl
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on January 03, 2015, 07:54:01 PM
these look like the brake clutch pedals from my 35 chevy I took off the x member.

I have another pair supposedly off a 34 Chevrolet.

Hoping to integrate one of them onto my 35 frame for a 6 speed stick and a 7" booster hooked up to a corvette master.........or listen to my friend and stick an auto in it.  Like my coupe.

mike............................ 8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 03, 2015, 08:01:58 PM
Mike that,s the 32 chevy set-up that attaches to the bell housing In my case i cant use the opriginal bell housing so have to dream up something else.As a matter of fact the new bellhousing has an 11 inch flywheel as apposed to a 9 inch flywheel so the bell may be to large and in the way.If i was building a street rod to GO I would use a 4L85E and put new clusters in it and run a contolable on /Off lock up converter.That of a 700R-4 with the same set up depending on how much rubber you wanted to turn.It would most surely be stronger than any 5 speed that i have heard of....Now a 6 speed would be something else all together..Vette59jdwl
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on January 03, 2015, 09:05:44 PM
Well I got the body in epoxy primer today tomorrow a couple of coats of high build 2k primer, then cold weather is suppose to set in for awhile that's going to slow me down. Will post pictures in my build thread in then next few days as I need to bring it up to date.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Rattiac on January 03, 2015, 10:48:38 PM
Been looking at hood ornaments online.  Found an original and boy its expensive .
Goin in the shop tomorrow to start her up and put a trickle charge on .

Talked to the RV guy yesterday and said the white aluminum would be about $60 but........................ $200 to ship it.
 :o :o :o :o :o :o
I said I can find it elsewhere and local . Only reason I wanted him to get it was he said he could get it cheaper.
Hopefully he can get the trim still .
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on January 04, 2015, 12:29:52 AM
Mike that,s the 32 chevy set-up that attaches to the bell housing In my case i cant use the opriginal bell housing so have to dream up something else.As a matter of fact the new bellhousing has an 11 inch flywheel as apposed to a 9 inch flywheel so the bell may be to large and in the way.If i was building a street rod to GO I would use a 4L85E and put new clusters in it and run a contolable on /Off lock up converter.That of a 700R-4 with the same set up depending on how much rubber you wanted to turn.It would most surely be stronger than any 5 speed that i have heard of....Now a 6 speed would be something else all together..Vette59jdwl

If you want to run a rear gear ratio of 4.11 or higher, the tremec 6 speed stick is way to go, with 5th gear at .82 or .70 and 6th gear at .62 or .50.  These things when buying the magnum version will handle up to 700 HP.  To see what available check out ebay USA and type in tremec T-56 to see all thats available, plus they also make a 5 speed stick.  Most of the late model PRO TOURING type cars are running them for last 10 years.   Viper is 6 speed as is vette and mustang and challenger.
 with regular gears 3.25---3.50 you might be turning 900-1200 rpm in 6th at highway speed with .50 ....6th gear
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: letalley1 on January 04, 2015, 05:43:45 PM
Letally1  Sorry to bother you on such a blistery dirty no good lowdown snowy and windy day ,But are the pictures that you posted of the clutch and brake peddle  not a FURD. and if they are chevy what year..Sixball...I just got in and there is now way that i can do what Letalley1 is stating unless i can turn the clutch arm brake beddle bolt completely around 180 degrees. From what i can see the original bolted to the bell housing and pivoted from there.What is your setup like have you taken any pictures. Vette59jdwl

Vette59jdwl...You're not bothering me.  Sorry for your bdnglsw day. The pedals and the pivot bolt they ride on are 1930 Chevrolet.  You've got it exactly right.  To do what I did, you have to turn the pivot bolt completely around 180 degrees and build a bracket from the frame that the pivot piece bolts to (instead of the bell housing) and positions the pedals where you want them.   Larry
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 04, 2015, 06:43:54 PM
Thanks Larry  I cam to the conclusion that the way6 it was i could not use the bel housing from the 32 because it wouldn't fit the 1983 250 cu in engine and it has an 11 inch flywheel not a 9 inch So the bell housing is much bigger.I came to the conclusion that it all had to come apart and then turn it around  by the way i went on e bay earlier today and there it is that exact setup under parts 1932 chevrolet  5 bucks not bad  ah.It snowed here most of the day then we had a thunderstorm then it got so foggy you could not see the car in the driveway.and then the wind picked up  blew all the fog out  then it started freezing rain again. Crap i wish winter was over NOW and its only the 4th of January. OH well maybe a better day tomorrow  wayner. OH and thanks  Larry
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on January 04, 2015, 07:16:41 PM
wayner, you should consider moving west to whitby.........was a great day not a flake in sight, nor a torontonian .   

 Sun was out, people parading around in thongs and foot wear thongs.  Fired up snow blower and put it back into back yard under its cover.

Even hung around in garage without furnace on and was looking for original pedal assemblies to maybe do a 6 speed tremec t-56 in the roadster.

Made a cardstock pattern for the cowl vent opening to then make a 18 guage filler metal piece so that I can mount the center part of the duvall windshield and begin the whole process of trying to fit the 5 parts together into a windshield system.  That's gonna be fun.


mike................. 8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on January 08, 2015, 10:47:44 PM
Finally managed to get my headlamp buckets mounted.  After a couple of hours of moving them up and down and up and down. :)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 08, 2015, 11:10:38 PM
  MIKE  check out the windshield on a sunbeam tiger see if that would fit the 35 cowl. I do not know how close it would come and yes i have one upstairs in the barn I also have a hartop for one and its all aluminum OH yes i also have the windshild for the sunbeam tiger as well. Now that would be a different critter maybe moose can sketch us up a 35 chevy roadster with a sunbeam tiger windshield lol lol  wayner.Windy here snow blowing and expect 10 centimeters of the white stuff tonight.
   I was talking with Glen Rarick this evening and he has a 1933 chevy deluxe sportsman roadster with every conceivable option and the dang thing has original 400 miles on the odometer
   I am looking for an aluminum intake manifold for a carburator to fit a 305 small block.Thats the intake that has the center 4 holes straight up and down  thanks  wayner
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on January 08, 2015, 11:53:47 PM
The duvall silicon bronze windshield I own is for a 32--35 ford cowl. Its being adapted to my 35 chevy.

I will adapt and overcome it to my chevy

I also have an aluminum windshield header topper that has to be adapted to the duvall.  Its made by the speedway motors duvall supplier in last picture.

mike============= 8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on January 09, 2015, 08:22:41 AM
Finally managed to get my headlamp buckets mounted.  After a couple of hours of moving them up and down and up and down. :)

I like the placement you decided on, just low enough. Some times the little things if not done right will mess with the look of a build.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: chopper526 on January 09, 2015, 08:33:18 AM
Buckets look good, Sammons. Next time tell your red-haired buddy to smile for the picture :)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on January 09, 2015, 10:56:57 AM
Thanks guys.  I was hesitant to post pic of headlamp placement, then I remembered where I was. (Not on the other channel) ;D 

Chopper, he was just sulking.  Every time I go to take a picture, he shows up in the frame (head/tail/etc) I had just chased him from in front again.  >:(
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 09, 2015, 02:10:35 PM
  Mike I think that, that will look awesome,are you placing the windshield wipers in the cowl.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on January 09, 2015, 05:59:23 PM
  Mike I think that, that will look awesome,are you placing the windshield wipers in the cowl.

GOOD QUESTION........I am pretty sure I will drill hole thru windshield frame at the top frame area and use an electric boat motor up there. I already have it in stock.  or I could find a vacuum stock type.  May not be able to mount a wiper at all and just run rain-X on the glass  instead.

mike ........... 8)

Mounting in front of windshield on cowl would be very difficult due to the fact there is a whole complicated THICK  hardwood structure under there and in the way.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on January 09, 2015, 07:10:28 PM
Sammons  did you place the buckets in the conduit holes in the grill shell?  I think they look great there.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on January 09, 2015, 07:22:50 PM
Sammons  did you place the buckets in the conduit holes in the grill shell?  I think they look great there.

Thanks. No, they are actually about 5" above now. I lowered the grill shell down 1" from the original location, then shortened the bottom another 4 1/2". So I welded up the original side holes.

Mike that windshield is looking good!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 10, 2015, 02:09:00 PM
  The wooden structure that is in my 32 is only about one and a half inches thick.so if i found a way to mount the windshield wipers and washers in the blades say of a 90 volkswagen that would work  I really haven't figured out how i am going to do it but would like dual wipers with washers.How have any of you guys coped with windshield washers and wipers  vette59jdwl
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 10, 2015, 02:24:05 PM
Madmkie3434    I think there is not much meat at the top frame of that duval winshield to put anything
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on January 10, 2015, 04:08:02 PM
not really concerned with driving in the rain.  Most roadster owners I know will not drive their cars in rain forecasts.  I got the coupe and it doesn't mind the rain.

Rain-X is the perfect choice for dealing with wet weather, wipe it on and at 30--40 km water just beads up & washes off , just like going thru a car wash.

mike
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on January 10, 2015, 05:16:25 PM
I think your right I sent you a few pics  wayner
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on January 10, 2015, 09:09:56 PM
Madmkie3434    I think there is not much meat at the top frame of that duval winshield to put anything

its about 1 1/8 thick.  The shaft of the electric wiper is only 1/4---5/16 should supply enough room.  I also have an aluminum duvall windshield topper that's fairly thick, I might be able to go thru that.

I will deal with and create something for the wiper to grasp the top of the windshield frame, when the time comes as I get to it.

mike
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on January 11, 2015, 07:53:51 PM
My buddy Tom came over this morning with some 1"x 2"x 1/8" wall rectangular tubing and helped me bend up my "inner grill gaurd". This will get welded to the same tubing that will run under and bolted to the frt crossmember.  My last ditch effort to keep other vehicles out of my engine bay. ::) 
It won't be seen, the grill shell covers it. It also gives me a good attachment point for the ac condenser behind it.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: letalley1 on January 13, 2015, 05:13:53 PM
After I installed dual quads on the SBC in my '30, I found my fingers are too big to get between the carbs to adjust the Idle mixture jet screws on the rear carb.  I found a Torx head bit the right size (T25), cut it in half and super glued the business end into a 1/4 inch box end wrench.  Now I can sync the idle mixture!
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: redsshed77 on January 13, 2015, 05:50:40 PM
i tried to contact autowood restoration again and cant get thru. i talked to him a few weeks ago.tried last week left message and today twice.now his voicemail wont take anymore messages.any idea whats up?or does anyone have a way to contact him?hope all is well.

i also sandblasted my coupe body yesterday........
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on January 19, 2015, 10:21:10 PM
I spent the day installing an electric choke from a afb carb to a edelbrock carb, which worked out fine. Then I started to build the mounts for the 34 chevy aluminum radiator to fit the 26 buick grille shell, It all worked out great except the lower neck on the radiator is on the wrong side for the 401 buick engine.  ???   I'll worry about that later.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on January 19, 2015, 10:38:07 PM
I've been wiring a car for a buddy of mine. I run into a little problem and haven't been able to get it corrected as of yet. Everything is working as it should but when you turn on the parking lights the turn signal indicators illuminate. They are LED style, checked the voltage and I have 2.9 volts. Any suggestion on where to look? :-\ ???
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: EDNY on January 19, 2015, 10:57:59 PM
I've been wiring a car for a buddy of mine. I run into a little problem and haven't been able to get it corrected as of yet. Everything is working as it should but when you turn on the parking lights the turn signal indicators illuminate. They are LED style, checked the voltage and I have 2.9 volts. Any suggestion on where to look? :-\ ???

Watching a Grease Monkey Garage episode they had a similar problem with the Knight Rider trans am build....they finally determined the problem was that each LED light needed it's own separate ground.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on January 19, 2015, 11:04:48 PM
I unloaded that Essex frame I picked up Saturday. It was sure a lot easier to load with two other guys and a crane.  :) The guy also threw in some really nice rear quarters that he said were Chevy roadster. I'm not sure they are Chevy or roadster. The pice above the trunk lid and between the quarters was not a separate piece like in my '26. It is more likely from a coupe. I'll post pictures when I get my camera fixed. He has a pretty big pile of sheet metal I want to go through. There is at least a cowl like mine and maybe some doors, hoods, and radiator shells.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Kiwijeff on January 21, 2015, 04:04:36 AM
My headlights I ordered from Tradspeed turned up the other day, so today I drove around showed em off. I'm real happy with them.
Stainless steel Guides from United Pacific.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on January 21, 2015, 08:25:08 AM
Nice.     Did ya put them on the car first?  :D
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Post by: vette59jdwl on January 21, 2015, 11:33:07 AM
Goast LOL LOL LOL
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Post by: ghost28 on January 21, 2015, 06:50:47 PM
My headlights I ordered from Tradspeed turned up the other day, so today I drove around showed em off. I'm real happy with them.
Stainless steel Guides from United Pacific.


Just kidding. But on the serious side those are really nice. I wonder about the price comparison to OTB?
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Post by: ghost28 on January 21, 2015, 06:55:32 PM
It's cold and snowing, but that didn't stop me from painting my grille insert bloss black, and soaking the dash, and grille shell in k 36 primer. MAN IT REALLY STINKS IN THE SHOP.
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Post by: Rattiac on January 21, 2015, 07:33:09 PM
Last few days Ive been trying my hand at "Annealing Aluminum" for the TD  . I was a bit sketchy at first but once I got the hang of it , seems to be working well .

Grill looks great ghost .
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Post by: Kiwijeff on January 22, 2015, 03:06:34 PM
Ghost, the grilles looking great.
I got my new Guides, but they had the wrong lights in the top. I ordered indicators and park lights in the top, but they were missing indicators.
Got some coming to fix the problem.
I didn't put them on yet, I've also still got to buy lenses and bulbs, as need to be NZ compliant.
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Post by: FATnLOW on January 23, 2015, 05:15:22 PM
Gonna get this one piece floor  in the '33  in the next couple of days........
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Post by: EDNY on January 23, 2015, 06:23:37 PM
Very similar to my 33 construction. Once it was framed I made a floor out of 1/4" aluminum diamond plate that is bolted down. When I'm ready for the road, I'll unbolt the floor and attach a sheet of silver insulation to it then bolt the floor back on.

BTW: Nice work as usual!
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Post by: TFoch on January 23, 2015, 07:29:07 PM
Ghost and FatnLow, nice work!
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Post by: 62131 on January 24, 2015, 07:55:05 PM
I blocked out the body today after five hours my arms started to cramp up, finding the imperfections and fixing them as I go. Waiting on warmer weather to shoot the next coat of primer.
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Post by: sammons on January 24, 2015, 09:41:56 PM
I blocked out the body today after five hours my arms started to cramp up, finding the imperfections and fixing them as I go. Waiting on warmer weather to shoot the next coat of primer.

Keep at it man!  Once again I wish I was at that stage. ;)
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Post by: FATnLOW on January 24, 2015, 09:49:10 PM
Any one  use  POR 15 on their  Frames...If so  cons and pros ...
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Post by: 62131 on January 25, 2015, 08:39:49 AM
Any one  use  POR 15 on their  Frames...If so  cons and pros ...
   I used Rust Bullet on mine looked good but I have found some very small air bubbles on it where I but the second coat on a little to soon. Used por15 on other projects and it looked good just make sure you top coat it if is exposed to sun light.
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Post by: Don Smith on January 25, 2015, 11:01:08 AM
 8)  My 355 has a case of cam erection disability in other words my cam lobs go flat. So out of love for my Hot- Rod I am out in the garage trying to get my wounded sbc going. I just picked up a suburban from Mexico. It was abandoned so I paid the tow bill and drug it home sold what was left and had a free 350 and auto trans. It is a 1992 the newest sbc I ever had.  82,000 miles . Took all the new stuff off am running 190 162 heads and a edelbrock intake, Holley carb and a new HEI I got from Speedway. It is all old school farm truck. Every site I have been on Hates it. I love it!! Don in frost bit fingers Indiana
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Post by: themoose on January 25, 2015, 11:17:28 AM
Don...We like all Chevy's here.When your fingers thaw out post some pictures so we can all enjoy it and welcome aboard.

Moose
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Post by: 62131 on January 25, 2015, 03:17:37 PM
Welcome Don, maybe I shouldn't say this but I'm a Hoosier, also run the  streets of Jeffersonville,IN as a kid moved to Ky. in the early 80's. Let's see what you working on.
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Post by: TFoch on January 25, 2015, 03:38:18 PM
Don,
Welcome to the site.  Lots of good info on here and a good group of guys.
Tom
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Post by: Don Smith on January 25, 2015, 05:32:03 PM
Thank you all for the kind words!!!!!! I am really from Evansville but got relocated to the Region North West Indiana. I been a closet member of the HAMB for 2 years, I love the site but they say my old farm truck is a Rat - Rod but I tried to explain to them that it aint a rat- rod I just build things different than those city slickers. I use it on the farm to haul hay bales and bedding straw to the animals. Oh well I still can go to the frog follies in mine and party not polish chrome. Aint it a hoot!! Thank you again how do I fill out my intro info?? Don in Frost Bite Fingers Indiana 8)
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Post by: FATnLOW on January 25, 2015, 05:40:01 PM
Welcome....to site... Post some photos when you can....... doesn't matter what you have just as long you enjoy driving  it and have fun with it.......
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Post by: EDNY on January 25, 2015, 07:05:53 PM
Welcome Don...you'll find a different atmosphere over here...you don't have to worry about using LED lights or even EFI and getting called a non traditionalist. It's your vehicle..build it the way you want, share your knowledge and seek ours.

Ed
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Post by: Dugeman on January 25, 2015, 07:34:24 PM
Haven't posted in awhile, my last post was about working on my HF beadroller . Well I finally finished it . I used a HF 1/2" low spd. drill motor as power , moved the switch to foot control. I enclosed a few pic's , but have pic's and info on complete fab. if anyone needs it . I do the to help me make garnish moulding for my windows . which I have started.
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Post by: EDNY on January 25, 2015, 09:12:58 PM
Haven't posted in awhile, my last post was about working on my HF beadroller . Well I finally finished it . I used a HF 1/2" low spd. drill motor as power , moved the switch to foot control. I enclosed a few pic's , but have pic's and info on complete fab. if anyone needs it . I do the to help me make garnish moulding for my windows . which I have started.

I like the bead roller conversion...but really like the look of that garnish...nice job.
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Post by: 62131 on January 25, 2015, 10:20:55 PM
Thank you all for the kind words!!!!!! I am really from Evansville but got relocated to the Region North West Indiana. I been a closet member of the HAMB for 2 years, I love the site but they say my old farm truck is a Rat - Rod but I tried to explain to them that it aint a rat- rod I just build things different than those city slickers. I use it on the farm to haul hay bales and bedding straw to the animals. Oh well I still can go to the frog follies in mine and party not polish chrome. Aint it a hoot!! Thank you again how do I fill out my intro info?? Don in Frost Bite Fingers Indiana 8)


 Don I attend the Frog Follies every years it's a great show to attend, it's the one show that I really enjoy every year.
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Post by: 62131 on January 25, 2015, 10:24:53 PM
Haven't posted in awhile, my last post was about working on my HF beadroller . Well I finally finished it . I used a HF 1/2" low spd. drill motor as power , moved the switch to foot control. I enclosed a few pic's , but have pic's and info on complete fab. if anyone needs it . I do the to help me make garnish moulding for my windows . which I have started.

I like the bead roller conversion...but really like the look of that garnish...nice job.


The garnish molding look great, that's good ideal :)
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Post by: ghost28 on January 25, 2015, 11:12:30 PM
Dugeman. I am gonna steal your design since I have a harbor freight roller and a couple of low speed drills laying around. The way my bead roller is now you need a couple of your friends to help when using it for even a small job.
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Post by: sammons on January 26, 2015, 09:28:25 AM
Dugeman, that's a hell of a lot simpler than mine. I went to all the trouble to convert a commercial sewing machine table (and motor) to mine and it still needs a lower gear reduction.
What is your large upper gear diameter?
Nice work on the garnish moldings! !
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Post by: Dugeman on January 26, 2015, 10:57:26 AM
Sammons , what I used was a go cart sprocket I got off e-bay 66 tooth #35 chain , drive is a 16 tooth 5/8 shaft  . It's around 8" and 2" dia. I also welded a 1/2 " deep socket on the drive shaft and a 1/2" allen on a steering wheel to operate it manually when needed
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Post by: sixball on January 26, 2015, 12:08:27 PM
That is really great. I learn a lot more here than on the porn sites. .......Well..... a lot more I can actually use...... :o
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Post by: chopper526 on January 26, 2015, 12:42:25 PM
Dugeman, I know what I am buying next at HF and I am stealing your idea how to power it and make it beefier! ;D
Don, welcome aboard and, again, let's see some pics.
Ghost, that grill looks great!
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Post by: sammons on January 26, 2015, 09:03:50 PM
Thanks Dugeman, mine (v-belt) measures 6.5", bottom 11/16".

Oh, welcome Don, I love this place!  ;D
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Post by: Don Smith on January 27, 2015, 05:53:33 PM
Called around getting a place that sells Brad Penn oil. I Want some assembly lube and break in oil. What in your opinion is a good oil to run in my 350? Also I want your opinion on the best oil filter. I worked on my new 350 till my fingers froze up. Well there is always tomorrow. Think kind thoughts and keep helping fellow Hot- Rodders. Thanks for all your help . Don in Indiana ;D
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Post by: sammons on January 27, 2015, 07:03:34 PM
Don,
I don't know about the others, but I use the Lucas zinc break-in additive and cam lube when I'm breaking in a new one. Then I always put a pint back in every oil change. I myself use a Wix filter (I think the Napa Gold is the same) and a quality oil. Lucas does sell oil for the old style engines with the zinc already added. I think the label said Hot Rod Oil on it, sold in gallons also.

Found it.
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Post by: sixball on January 27, 2015, 08:30:34 PM
Yes, Napa Gold and CarQuest regular filters are Wix. Good choice.
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Post by: TFoch on January 29, 2015, 07:24:12 AM
Dugeman,
Nice work on the bead roller.  I have the same one but have left it like I bought it.  You got me thinking!  Nice work and thanks for posting.

I used Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil in mine.  It has high zinc/phosphorus content.
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Post by: Don Smith on January 29, 2015, 08:03:06 AM
Thanks guys I will be going with wix or napa gold.  And lots of break in lube!! I dont want to tear my essex apart again. Don in Indiana
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Post by: sixball on January 29, 2015, 07:54:20 PM
I went to Harbor Freight to get a truck mounted cherry picker so I could pick up a load of free parts Sunday morning. Although the item was on sale they didn't have any. Wasted the day. They can afford to give stuff away if  they don't have any. I was just trying to get by with only taking my flat bed and not a trailer.
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Post by: Dugeman on January 29, 2015, 08:45:11 PM
Sixball ,  you can go online and check if the HF store has it in stock , might help save you a trip in the future.
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Post by: sixball on January 29, 2015, 10:21:53 PM
Thanks, I've been checking them out on line. I can get the same one a little cheaper but at least you can return the HF ones. I could build one but I don't want to. ;D
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Post by: Dugeman on January 30, 2015, 08:52:01 AM
That always works for me. "I could build it but I don't want to " . I find my day goes so much better when I can do what I want to . Wife doesn't agree with this train of thought .
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Post by: chopper526 on January 30, 2015, 11:10:46 AM
It's always more fun to do what you "want" to instead of what you "have" to, or "should" do ;D
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Post by: 62131 on January 30, 2015, 06:22:29 PM
I have to agree with both of you it's more fun to do what you want when you want but the wife can't always wait ::)
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Post by: ghost28 on January 31, 2015, 12:15:24 AM
I spent the day tearing into a 40 chevy truck project I took on. This thing is nice.
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Post by: ghost28 on January 31, 2015, 01:41:42 PM
Pictures of the 40 chevy truck I am working on. 9 inch ford axle with 4 link and coilovers, mustang 2 front suspension, fully boxed frame, mickey thompsom street radial, with corvette rallys. This truck is gonna be nice.
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Post by: TFoch on January 31, 2015, 02:18:58 PM
Nice ride Ghost.  What are you going to do with it?
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Post by: FATnLOW on January 31, 2015, 03:38:38 PM
    Floor installed...more welding to be done...fit is good....   gap in front due to cowl  is still jacked up...  sorry for bad photo
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Post by: 62131 on January 31, 2015, 04:37:56 PM
Fatnlow,  Your floor looks great, nice tight fit
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Post by: sixball on January 31, 2015, 06:14:08 PM
I had a '40 pickup in the 60s. It had a well built 261 with the side draft carb setup from an early Vette. It was tough to beat from stoplight to stoplight but that was about all it would do.
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Post by: Don Smith on January 31, 2015, 06:42:55 PM
Got to do a couple hours of work on my old farm truck. Got a new cherry picker leveler for pulling and reinstalling my sbc. I am getting ready for the snow storm that is to hit chicago tonite. I want spring please. Don in frost bite Indiana :D
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Post by: themoose on January 31, 2015, 06:54:37 PM
 
Quote
I want spring please. Don in frost bite Indiana (http://rustybowtie.com/Smileys/default/cheesy.gif)

I'm with you Don...Just heard the forecast for my area. They say sixteen more inches coming tomorrow night through Monday. I think it's time to pack up the 32 and head south where I can drive it all year around.
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Post by: ghost28 on January 31, 2015, 08:31:14 PM
Nice ride Ghost.  What are you going to do with it?

 I am gonna finish up the steering for now, then work on getting it drivable, or until the owner says that's enough.

Fatnlow that flooring is really nice. beautiful job.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on January 31, 2015, 10:59:52 PM
Let not say i told you so  SNOW SNOW & MORE SNOW
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Post by: sammons on January 31, 2015, 11:12:33 PM
FATnLOW,
Floor is looking really good!
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Post by: TFoch on February 01, 2015, 07:44:47 AM
    Floor installed...more welding to be done...fit is good....   gap in front due to cowl  is still jacked up...  sorry for bad photo
Nice work getting it to fit.  Not an easy task for a big sheet of metal.
Tom
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Post by: sixball on February 02, 2015, 02:25:44 PM
I went to Reno yesterday a picked up some free Chevy parts. There were two inline engines 1-250 & 1-292, 3 heads, a flywheel , several flex plates, a T50 5 speed, a Saginaw 3 speed, a ring a pinion/carrier, some engine sheet metal, a pair of SBC heads, and 5 16" Ford spoked wheels. My friend is moving and he didn't want to move this stuff. A couple of friends are of other friend are taking some of it. The old '68 flatbed knew it wasn't empty when we came back over the mountain. :o 
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Post by: themoose on February 02, 2015, 03:51:42 PM
Snowing like crazy here in Connecticut so I went into the shop and straightened things up a bit and flipped to Tom's 33 on the calendar...looks great! (http://rustybowtie.com/Smileys/default/wink.gif)

Moose 
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Post by: 62131 on February 02, 2015, 06:02:38 PM
That's what I need to do is clean my shop, I have dust everywhere,
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Post by: vette59jdwl on February 02, 2015, 06:19:23 PM
Moose it has been snowing here for three days so far  and its bloody cold  minus 23 vette59jdwl
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Post by: TFoch on February 02, 2015, 08:59:10 PM
Snowing like crazy here in Connecticut so I went into the shop and straightened things up a bit and flipped to Tom's 33 on the calendar...looks great! (http://rustybowtie.com/Smileys/default/wink.gif)

Moose
Thanks Moose, January is a tough act to follow!  Got 14" of white stuff here :(
Tom
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Post by: EDNY on February 02, 2015, 09:17:50 PM
Snowing like crazy here in Connecticut so I went into the shop and straightened things up a bit and flipped to Tom's 33 on the calendar...looks great! (http://rustybowtie.com/Smileys/default/wink.gif)

Moose
Thanks Moose, January is a tough act to follow!  Got 14" of white stuff here :(
Tom

Well Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicts -6- more weeks of Winter! Hell I wish we only had -6- to go up here!
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Post by: vette59jdwl on February 03, 2015, 09:13:03 AM
We got at least another 8 and its minus 19  dont think i am going anywhere except to turn on NETFLIX  couch potatoe  all day today to bad we cant hibernate like the bears   vette59jdwl
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Post by: themoose on February 03, 2015, 09:38:55 AM
We got at least another 8 and its minus 19  dont think i am going anywhere except to turn on NETFLIX  couch potatoe  all day today to bad we cant hibernate like the bears   vette59jdwl

Even hibernation is not without pitfalls....

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Post by: Dugeman on February 03, 2015, 04:24:55 PM
Well still learning to use my modified HF equipment. Finally got the hang of the shrink er/stretcher . I am in the process of fab. my own garnish moldings . When they are finished I am going to attempt to paint them to look like walnut burl . Searching the web now trying to learn the process " God hates a coward " . Turning 70 in two weeks so I guess you are never to old to learn!
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Post by: FATnLOW on February 03, 2015, 04:33:23 PM
out standing work..like you said never to old to  learn something new..keep us informed on the walnut burl process . I had given that a thought  in doing that,,,might do some research also when it's time for a decision on my project...
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Post by: 62131 on February 03, 2015, 05:30:37 PM
Well still learning to use my modified HF equipment. Finally got the hang of the shrink er/stretcher . I am in the process of fab. my own garnish moldings . When they are finished I am going to attempt to paint them to look like walnut burl . Searching the web now trying to learn the process " God hates a coward " . Turning 70 in two weeks so I guess you are never to old to learn!
     Have you looked at Hydro painting there's several different names for it, there's all types of wood grains available.
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Post by: Dugeman on February 03, 2015, 05:44:22 PM
I have looked into hydro dipping a little , it appears to still be quite expensive .  But I haven't ruled it out.
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Post by: chopper526 on February 03, 2015, 06:28:14 PM
I feel bad about all you guys getting all this snow. So far we have escaped anything really bad, it's just cold.
Dugeman, those moldings look great, I can't wait to see it "wooded up"!
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Post by: vette59jdwl on February 03, 2015, 07:26:55 PM
Dugeman ;;; I was just reading an article, think it was in street rodder all about graining  looked fairelly simple  I will go back and see if i can find the article.  I spent all afternoon on the four wheeler  snowplowed 4 of my neighbours out and the mail box. only got stuck once. suppose to get three inches tonight and 4 inches tomorrow.  vette59jdwl
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Post by: vette59jdwl on February 03, 2015, 07:57:55 PM
Dugeman   http://www..woodgrain.com also https://perfectwoodgrain.com/wood-grain-car-paint-project/ both these sites will fill the bill have  fun  vette59jdwl
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Post by: vette59jdwl on February 03, 2015, 08:16:34 PM
Dugeman  take a look at this  water transfer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DarTJsvbaQk vette 59jdwl
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Post by: Dugeman on February 03, 2015, 09:22:49 PM
vette59jdwl ,Thanks for those sights, I will be checking them out.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on February 03, 2015, 09:29:21 PM
I really like these water transfer systems  I am taking a semi auto load shotgun apart and using a camo pattern seen it done on you tube and that is what got me onto this  vette59jdwl
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Post by: vette59jdwl on February 03, 2015, 09:31:55 PM
something like this feller did to his shotgun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy8A6ZE1qLA
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Post by: 62131 on February 03, 2015, 09:44:12 PM
I have looked into hydro dipping a little , it appears to still be quite expensive .  But I haven't ruled it out.
If you do a little shopping you can find the kits at wholesale prices really not that expensive for what you get.
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Post by: sixball on February 03, 2015, 11:16:04 PM
When I was hanging out in the Mother Lode back in the 60s my friends dad worked for the state parks and one of his special skills was painting wood grain on trim in the old buildings in Columbia State Park. He could do several different patterns including bird's eye maple. He used rags, Q-tips, brushes with bristles stuck together, sponges, news paper, and his fingers and finger nails. We would follow him around just to watch. He worked fast and didn't try to control it too much. When he was done you had to really look close to see that it was paint and not real.
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Post by: ghost28 on February 06, 2015, 10:22:28 AM
I spent the day in the driveway finishing up some welding on the buick front fenders, after I took it all apart to start some of the finish work. I can't wait for the final assembly of this car.

I just wanna ride man, ride
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Post by: TFoch on February 06, 2015, 10:49:08 AM
I spent the day in the driveway finishing up some welding on the buick front fenders, after I took it all apart to start some of the finish work. I can't wait for the final assembly of this car.

I just wanna ride man, ride
I hope you get a video or at least some pictures when you do ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on February 06, 2015, 11:08:17 PM
I didn't do anything to my '32, but I have a '67 Mustang convertible that got some attention today. I tried to take it out for a cruise just after Christmas and it wouldn't start. I was getting fuel to the Edelbrock carb, but not through it. So, today I took off the top of the carb and and it was GUMMED UP! I took each piece apart and sprayed it with carb. cleaner. Put it back together and it started right up and ran great! I don't know how you guys feel about the Edelbrock carbs. but I'll tell you, it was a snap to take apart and clean. It's a very simple carburetor. I have one on my '32 as well and they seem much easier to work on than Hlley's I have had.
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Post by: Kiwijeff on February 08, 2015, 09:47:02 PM
All I got done today was purchase the bulbs and lenses for my new Guide headlights.
As I had waxed the Hudson over weekend, I wanted to keep it dry, and I could see it was going to rain, so tucked the Hudson away in the shed after getting light parts. Rain started about ten minutes later.
Now im just waiting on indicators to arrive from the States, as they didnt come with headlights.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on February 09, 2015, 11:21:14 AM
  You know what they say better late than never.Well last summer i was at a car/truck show in New Hampshire and lo and behold there is my chopped down shorten and shrunk KENWORTH.Yes guys this guy has it all and it is sure worth a look Lights lights and more light  hood ornaments galore hornes grab bars steering wheels the works  take a look www.berubes.com you will not be disappointed   vette59jdwl
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Post by: Kiwijeff on February 09, 2015, 03:42:47 PM
Was the Kenworth the green one in the photos section? That looked cool.
My indicators turned up last night. Got one headlight put together, will get other done later today.
You should a seen my sparkys wife's face when she caught him giving me a 15% discount on the lenses yesterday. She's the bean counter, and customer scarer.
Horrible human, I can't figure out why he let's her work there, as she has scared lots of customers away.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on February 09, 2015, 04:26:07 PM
Yes that green one with the custom paint job and the chrome visor.. And by the way mate , she didn't scare you off now did she.They make these things over in Tenessee google fiberglass kenworths and see what comes up   vette59jdwl also  little peterbuilts
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Post by: Kiwijeff on February 10, 2015, 01:06:52 AM
She doesn't scare me... Much Lol.
I was a fan of these small big rig versions as a young man. There is a model kit made from a Chevy pickup that I built in my teens. I loved it, but my car mates didn't get it.
Recently, I had the chance to get another of these kits, and if I go looking, I'll photograph it. cant remember what its called.
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Post by: ghost28 on February 11, 2015, 07:08:48 PM
I spent the day in the driveway finishing up some welding on the buick front fenders, after I took it all apart to start some of the finish work. I can't wait for the final assembly of this car.

I just wanna ride man, ride
I hope you get a video or at least some pictures when you do ;D
I would love to post a video, but my old man skills are lacking, along with my antique computer is gonna make it hard, hmmm maybe I can ask one of my 2 year old grandaughters for help.
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Post by: sixball on February 13, 2015, 12:03:42 AM
I finished up mounting a Harbor Freight bed mounted crane on my '68 flatbed. I used it to unload a 250 Chevy that was given to me last week. It worked well but it is defiantly another thing I have that I can hurt myself with. :o
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bVVSyR6YEpE/VN4rE7mnh8I/AAAAAAAAHxs/wdgupKx9FVE/s400/100_1687.JPG)
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Post by: ghost28 on February 13, 2015, 07:15:25 PM
If you get anything bigger than that 6 cylinder you might need to install some out riggers.   ::) Nice truck by the way.
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Post by: ghost28 on February 13, 2015, 07:20:45 PM
Completely stripping down a 40 chevy hot rod truck, along with taking the roadster apart is keeping me pretty busy. I really like working an a couple of vehicles at the same time.  :-\   And the shop smells like a paint booth. I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Post by: EDNY on February 13, 2015, 10:20:29 PM
If you get anything bigger than that 6 cylinder you might need to install some out riggers.   ::) Nice truck by the way.

The weather has slowed my "dually project" down...have the driveline done in my barn. It's a 2wd 3500HD...I have another forum for the 3500HD dually's at:  www.3500HD.com

Ed
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Post by: sixball on February 13, 2015, 10:38:34 PM
Actually mine is a poser. It's a '68 C30 camper special. It has coil springs all around. I have a '90 3/4 ton 4X4 Suburban that I got for the running gear to make a 4X4 out of the flatbed but I use it too much to tear it apart. It has a 350 and a TH 400. My old plan included a Turbo/TBI 292 six with a 700R4. I don't think it will happen. ::)
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Post by: sammons on February 14, 2015, 10:28:39 AM
Here was my old work horse '72 heavy C-20, 9' Naphide steel bed, 350-4spd. My dad and uncle bought a bunch of old cars from an old salvage yard and I could haul two at a time, one on the trailer and one on the bed(took driving lights off and had the ol boy lift it up and set down on the bed and on top of the roll bar) We ran three rigs every day for three and a half weeks, 4-5 trips per day. That was a blast!  ;D  Miss that truck! 



Pic 1981         and our old '68 C-30 wrecker we had for 30yrs. 
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Post by: vette59jdwl on February 14, 2015, 01:16:41 PM
Well here i go I have to admit The  toughest truck i have ever had was deffinetely not the fastest. It was a 1973 FORD 3/4 ton F350-4X4 with a low low four speed and a divorced transfer case with 409 front gears and 411 rear gears.With a dana-70 front end and a dana-60 full floating rear end. This thing would go through snow up to the top of the tires with no trouble. But like i said it wasnt fast  just tough  oh yes it had a plain old six cylinder with the smallest rad you ever seen in a truck. The body rotted off it and i found a real good crew cab body which i purchased  I made body mounts and raised it 6 inches cut 27 inches out of the front of the box and 11 inches out of the back of the box and mounted a cap on it  was sort of ahead of its time. And yes i still have the critter.
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Post by: ghost28 on February 14, 2015, 11:17:01 PM
I spent the better part of the day with a friend using a 7 inch grinder and pads, cleaning off the paint and rust off the 40 chevy truck, then hammering out dents in the roof and all around the cab where someone must have jumped or beat on the poor truck. I found that if I used my porta power real slow, and easy to push out the dents, it wasn't so noisey and time consuming to repair the roof. should be able to get it to a point where a thin skim coat of filler will do.
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Post by: ghost28 on February 25, 2015, 09:45:24 PM
I stepped back from the truck the last couple of day to do body work on the buick. You are right sammons it's not to bad, and kinda relaxing.
I have found a heavy fill primer I like, I believe the spelling is upol. This stuff sprays on like liquid body putty. You have to use a 2.0 spray gun tip, and the weight of the can feels like it's loaded with lead compared to other brands. I talked to a friend who is a body man, and he said he useS 80 grit for the initial blocking and then switches to 150 grit and never breaks through. Anyone ever used, or heard of it?
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Post by: 62131 on February 25, 2015, 09:51:46 PM
I've heard of it, never used it. Does it go over bare metal
( self etching) or is it like some of the others it will stick to any substrate?
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Post by: ghost28 on February 25, 2015, 09:55:43 PM
I've heard of it, never used it. Does it go over bare metal
( self etching) or is it like some of the others it will stick to any substrate?
From what the paint supply house told me it is a self etching style primer, and good for all uses.
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Post by: 62131 on February 25, 2015, 10:09:55 PM
Have you looked at a product called  All You Need   it's made by a company named Clausen I've read the spec sheets on it and it sounds to good to be true, self etching, will stick to any substrate, no other primer needed, fills deep scratches, completely moisture proof and there's more benefits other than what I stated just can't remember everything about it.
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Post by: 62131 on February 25, 2015, 10:16:33 PM
Oh   and it has a built in guide coat.
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Post by: ghost28 on February 25, 2015, 10:22:07 PM
Oh yeah I just googled it :o. It does sound to good to be true, but at $498.00 a gallon it's really out of my reach. Thanks. I think I will have to keep using the cheaper brands.
 That's some Jay Leno stuff there.
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Post by: sammons on February 25, 2015, 10:23:54 PM
Oh   and it has a built in guide coat.

I think sombody is pulling your leg.lol   ;)

I did like ghost and pulled off from the dash/console (it was giving me a head ache!!!!!)  I pulled off the right door to remove the paint/surface rust. I don't have to think when i'm doing body work!
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Post by: ghost28 on February 25, 2015, 10:26:03 PM
Oh   and it has a built in guide coat.

I think sombody is pulling your leg.lol   ;)

I did like ghost and pulled off from the dash/console (it was giving me a head ache!!!!!)  I pulled off the right door to remove the paint/surface rust. I don't have to think when i'm doing body work!
It really does state it has a built in guide coat.
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Post by: 62131 on February 25, 2015, 10:29:15 PM
Oh yeah I just googled it :o. It does sound to good to be true, but at $498.00 a gallon it's really out of my reach. Thanks. I think I will have to keep using the cheaper brands.
 That's some Jay Leno stuff there.
  It's on Ebay for $139.00 Gal 498.00 is crazy 
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Post by: ghost28 on February 25, 2015, 10:34:05 PM
Oh yeah I just googled it :o. It does sound to good to be true, but at $498.00 a gallon it's really out of my reach. Thanks. I think I will have to keep using the cheaper brands.
 That's some Jay Leno stuff there.
  It's on Ebay for $139.00 Gal 498.00 is crazy
That's a whole lot better price. Especially since I can get a new 2.0 gun, the Upol primer, catalyst, and a gallon of reducer for around $200.00
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Post by: sammons on February 25, 2015, 10:36:22 PM
The only way I can see a "built in guide coat" would be if the outer layer dried darker/lighter.  Kind of doubt it.
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Post by: ghost28 on February 25, 2015, 10:38:31 PM
  I don't have to think when i'm doing body work!
[/quote] HEHE.
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Post by: sammons on February 25, 2015, 10:42:49 PM
Give me a beer some dk grey lacquer primer and a long block, i'm a happy camper ;D  (or use to be) no thinking involved. ;D ;D  ;D


Oh, and some rock and roll on the radio!! (Loud)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on February 25, 2015, 10:45:00 PM
Oh yeah I just googled it :o. It does sound to good to be true, but at $498.00 a gallon it's really out of my reach. Thanks. I think I will have to keep using the cheaper brands.
 That's some Jay Leno stuff there.
  It's on Ebay for $139.00 Gal 498.00 is crazy
That $498.00 was for a case of 4 gal.
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Post by: 62131 on February 25, 2015, 10:46:55 PM
The only way I can see a "built in guide coat" would be if the outer layer dried darker/lighter.  Kind of doubt it.
I've used their z-glas filler and it has a built in guide coat and that's exactly what it does dries darker and sands a lighter color
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Post by: ghost28 on February 25, 2015, 10:49:55 PM
Give me a beer some dk grey lacquer primer and a long block, i'm a happy camper ;D  (or use to be) no thinking involved. ;D ;D  ;D


Oh, and some rock and roll on the radio!! (Loud)
Well when you describe it like that it don't sound like to bad of a time, but I still like  fabrication and metal work a little better.
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Post by: sammons on February 25, 2015, 10:50:30 PM
The old dk grey primer would leave "tree rings" over high/ low spots. So I guess that would be similar. No more tree rings, you new you were close.

Ghost, I use to. Know days my brain goes on Holiday too much and find my self getting a head ache (probably over thinking simple things)
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Post by: 62131 on February 25, 2015, 10:53:12 PM
The old dk grey primer would leave "tree rings" over high/ low spots. So I guess that would be similar. No more tree rings, you new you were close.
Same concept, just newer technology :) With Clausen products  I guess you strip it fix it fill it if needed and shoot with A-U-Need block it paint it when you get ready :) :)
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Post by: ghost28 on February 25, 2015, 11:05:14 PM
 [/quote]  It's on Ebay for $139.00 Gal 498.00 is crazy
[/quote] That $498.00 was for a case of 4 gal.
[/quote]  :-[ That sounds better and gets it down to a more decent $125.00 a gallon. I might give it a try in the future.
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Post by: madmike3434 on February 25, 2015, 11:12:58 PM
Too me a GUIDE COAT with primer is when you spray a coat or 2 of lets say red or grey, leave it sit for a day for the thinners to evaporate out of the primer.

Then the guide coat becomes a darker primer, in this case we used to use black lacquer primer dusted on or a coat over top.  A black primer lacquer spray bomb can be used also.   

Then using a longish 12-15" file board with 180 grit paper & cross hatch the panel.  Everything low with stay black, everything high will go to red primer right away.  That's your guide coat. Shows you with the low spots ( black ) what needs to be tapped up or filled with spot putty to raise it too the height of the high spots. 

  A lot of times on vary minor low spots its difficult to actually feel with your hands the imperfections , but your eyes cannot be tricked .  In stead of spot putty either single or hardener mixed,  one could also use the high build primer to also fill those low spots. Simply dust a coat of black primer over it all and repeat the process.

mike...................... 8)/size]
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Post by: 62131 on February 26, 2015, 07:28:22 AM
Too me a GUIDE COAT with primer is when you spray a coat or 2 of lets say red or grey, leave it sit for a day for the thinners to evaporate out of the primer.

Then the guide coat becomes a darker primer, in this case we used to use black lacquer primer dusted on or a coat over top.  A black primer lacquer spray bomb can be used also.   

Then using a longish 12-15" file board with 180 grit paper & cross hatch the panel.  Everything low with stay black, everything high will go to red primer right away.  That's your guide coat. Shows you with the low spots ( black ) what needs to be tapped up or filled with spot putty to raise it too the height of the high spots. 

  A lot of times on vary minor low spots its difficult to actually feel with your hands the imperfections , but your eyes cannot be tricked .  In stead of spot putty either single or hardener mixed,  one could also use the high build primer to also fill those low spots. Simply dust a coat of black primer over it all and repeat the process.

mike...................... 8)/size]

I was told All--Need was developed to reduce the number of steps doing it the conventional way and to save on material cost :)
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Post by: ghost28 on February 26, 2015, 08:54:28 AM
[   [/quote] I was told All--Need was developed to reduce the number of steps doing it the conventional way and to save on material cost :)
[/quote] I'm all for reducing the steps. I'm sure this upol product will do the same thing, and it will fill those pesky low spots very easily and at $80.00 a gallon with the catalyst included. The price is right for me to try it.
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Post by: chopper526 on February 26, 2015, 09:09:09 AM
Give me a beer some dk grey lacquer primer and a long block, i'm a happy camper ;D  (or use to be) no thinking involved. ;D ;D  ;D


Oh, and some rock and roll on the radio!! (Loud)

That was a long time ago, you are having flashbacks!  I went to a Sherwin williams auto paint store a few years ago and asked about lacquer paint and the kid behind the counter  just looked at me funny.
I was going to try the primer/filler from Eastwood because it was in my price range and got good reviews, but I am going to look into the All U Need and Upol before I make a decision. I was hoping to be in primer before the winter, now I am hoping to get it done as soon as the weather breaks.
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Post by: sammons on February 26, 2015, 09:36:29 AM
Lol, chopper I wish I could live in a flashback world. ;D
It's still availible, however I'm not sure it sands the same. I ordered this in last winter to try, wasn't impressed. Just shot my front frame horns with it. Now I have lost it somewhere. My buddy give me his remainder of Evercoat primer that he used on his wrecker, it did work really well and sanded nice. Little over 3/4 left so i'll use it.
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Post by: chopper526 on February 26, 2015, 10:10:01 AM
Lol, chopper I wish I could live in a flashback world. ;D
It's still availible, however I'm not sure it sands the same. I ordered this in last winter to try, wasn't impressed. Just shot my front frame horns with it. Now I have lost it somewhere. My buddy give me his remainder of Evercoat primer that he used on his wrecker, it did work really well and sanded nice. Little over 3/4 left so i'll use it.

Amen, Sammons! I wish I could still fit into my bellbottoms and I had the guts to ask out Debbie Smith ;D
OK, that's good to hear about the Evercoat if I decide to go that way. Thanks!
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Post by: madmike3434 on February 26, 2015, 12:51:53 PM
NOTE.......most of the newest primers *** acid etch*** the metal surface and lay on some material to sand.  I have it from eastwood have not tried it yet.

Nitrocellulose lacquer primer and acrylic primer should not be mixed or sprayed over each other.  Same applies to the nitro paint and the acrylic paint, so says HIBERNIA AUTO RESTORATIONS.

mike................... 8)
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Post by: 62131 on February 26, 2015, 04:51:10 PM
I put two coats of black epoxy primer on my 32 after taking it down to bare metal then put on a good coat black dtm primer blocked that lightly and then put on two good coats of  gray high build primer and just got that blocked out. The reason for the two different colors of primers is if I block thru the gray to the black that will tell me that I have a high spot and I know to stop so that I don't break the surface of my epoxy primer. I'm waiting on a little warmer weather to bump out my low spots or add a little filer then another couple coats of gray high build primer and back to blocking. The only reason I didn't try the All-U-Need is that I already my black and gray primer fro another project. I will try it on my next project because I can see where it would save time and money. :) ;)
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Post by: Kiwijeff on March 01, 2015, 01:15:30 AM
My day was a great Sunday, spent in the sun. Figured I'd share a few pics to brighten up your guys day.
First I had an hour and a half at work for a consult, so we won't talk about that, cause Sundays should be a day of relaxation.
Then I called around to see my buddy, Bazz. Skeeta  turned up in his 34 Ford that he imported a few years ago from the States. He also owns the blue 28 Chevy Roadster that I may have showed here, if not, I'll have to rectify that!
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Post by: Kiwijeff on March 01, 2015, 01:20:42 AM
Then the kid came home from her Fathers, and I took her down the beach, to see if the tide was right for a swim. It was perfect, so shot home to grab her wet suit and boogie board.
Had a great swim, then took a few pics from inside the Hudson.
Hope they brighten up yalls day.
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Post by: Kiwijeff on March 01, 2015, 01:23:17 AM
Last few, mostly same as the others.
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Post by: themoose on March 01, 2015, 06:36:51 AM
Hey Jeff...I don't know if you brightened my day or made me jealous. We're supposed to get six or seven more inches of snow here today so your fun in the sun pictures look really inviting. That's a great looking PU by the way.

Moose 
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Post by: chopper526 on March 01, 2015, 06:40:41 AM
OK, Kiwijeff, I am jealous, but we'll get our turn soon enough!
I am heading to Atlantic City with two of my brothers. They have a car auction/show/swap meet every year around this time. We have been going to it every year since 1983. After the show we hit the casino, have dinner and lose a couple bucks. We have seen alot of changes over the years as you can imagine. I remember a 1967 Shelby smallblock in show condition, they were asking an unheard of price of $9,000.!!!! My nephew, who my brother once bought toy cars at the show for, now flys out from L.A. to join us, although he won't make it this year. Next year my son will be 21, and although he is not really a car guy, he is looking forward to hanging out with dad and two of his Uncles.
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Post by: 62131 on March 01, 2015, 08:06:47 AM
Kiwijeff I won't lie I'm jealous I'm tried of this white stuff. We should be in the 60's here and we still  have snow on the ground and temps in the low 20's and high's in the 30"s but the warm weather coming. For what I did today I cut the center of my dash out and put a flat panel in and made some support brackets for my 38.



 
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Post by: TFoch on March 01, 2015, 08:48:14 AM
Nice pics Jeff!  I'm jealous, I was going to back the 33 out of the garage and let it run for a bit but it's only 7° here this morning with more snow on the way >:(
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Post by: ghost28 on March 01, 2015, 09:51:07 AM
You are a sick individual Jeff. Although it's not as bad as some parts of the country, but we are now getting our share of the cold and snow. I just thank God I have some projects to work on in the shop to keep me busy, although it would be nice to open the doors once in awhile. That is a nice little truck, and your beaches look great.
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Post by: Kiwijeff on March 01, 2015, 04:24:48 PM
Its starting to cool off here, and our Summers coming to an end.
So you guys will all be enjoying your Summer,  while I'm freezing my ass off.
I do enjoy sitting by the fire, looking at American car shows, all out in the sun.
It brightens up my day anyway.
While it doesn't snow next to the sea where I am, its only two hours to the ski fields, but I suck at skiing, and hate snow as much as you guys.
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Post by: sixball on March 01, 2015, 05:32:22 PM
We got 5-6" of snow the last day or two but I heard that on the phone from the guy who is taking care of our place. We are on the coast in Ventura. Pretty nice here. 8)
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Post by: Kiwijeff on March 04, 2015, 02:59:39 PM
Its been raining here for last 3 days. We haven't had any for weeks, so plants are all going nuts.
The only car stuff I've done this week, is cyber rodding, and I took the Hot Rod out yesterday for a wee drive to the shop.
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Post by: chopper526 on March 04, 2015, 05:49:42 PM
Raining all day, and is in the 40's I think, supposed to turn to snow and get up to 8 inches tonight. Anyway, I have been working on the interior panels for my coupe.
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Post by: 62131 on March 04, 2015, 07:53:23 PM
I haven't been able to work in the garage since Saturday as I got a piece of metal in my eye and had to have it removed. Lesson learned wear your safety glasses as it was not any fun having it removed. :'( :-[ We are suppose to get 8-12 more inches of snow tonight. :o This is very unusual for us to get this type of weather.
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Post by: themoose on March 04, 2015, 08:24:39 PM
I hope you feeling OK..I've learned that lesson the hard way myself. On the bright side you can try looking at the snow with only your good eye..Maybe it will appear to be only 4 to 6 inches ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on March 04, 2015, 08:32:42 PM
I too have learned that lesson................twice :-\
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Post by: FATnLOW on March 04, 2015, 08:43:37 PM
Stayed in today as  it sleeted. rained and snowed today and not to forget the wind...it was bitterly cold. But got some work done yesterday on passenger door...maybe this weekend I can get something accomplished
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Post by: madmike3434 on March 04, 2015, 09:12:31 PM
been looking at this used 2003 Z06 bad banana yellow corvette $25,000 6 speed.  Today I went over and asked salesman to let me get into the car,  to see how easy it is to get a 6--3 1/2"  240 pound man in and out of it.

Tilt was down so that made it tough, seat wasn't all the way back, that made it even tougher, had large work boots on.  That's a no no trying to get feet into a very confined area with work boots.

Got in with difficulty and got out with difficulty.  Going back tomorrow with running shoes on and make sure steering wheel, seat and other stuff in position before I load myself into this crazy bad banana yellow plastic fantastic.

  May end up with road test if I can get in and out of the thing.

mike             8)
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Post by: chopper526 on March 04, 2015, 10:00:16 PM
Good luck, Mike. You need something to zip around in this summer and pick up chicks 8)
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Post by: 62131 on March 04, 2015, 10:08:29 PM
Yeah Mike good luck with your fantastic plastic banana ;)
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Post by: vette59jdwl on March 05, 2015, 11:06:03 AM
Mike that is a great car I had an 03 back in 04 the 03 was the anniversary corvette Let me say this about that. do not i repeat do not pound on it from the get go and do not pound on it when it is wet out.The first time i dropped the hammer on ours was the first time out of the drive way,it did a doughnut and started back in to the yard.That thing was scary,when you were not use to it,and driving it  you drove like 1000 feet down the road. When passing you did it quick and you aimed it or else. This is the car that i pulled the tear drop to just over one hundred miles an hour.I wanted to make sure it was road worthy before i gave it to her. PS will post pic when we get home   vette59jdwl
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Post by: madmike3434 on March 05, 2015, 03:56:56 PM
sooooooooooooooo what your saying is this Z06 bad banana can be tricky to drive with deviations for too heavy a foot on loud pedal.

Sounds like something I can lose 6-9 points off license in a week or two, pile up some lawyer $$$$$ for their time and get some old coot in black robes behind a big wood desk, giving me the skunk eye for exceeding certain local limits of noise and speed and here in Ontario STUNT DRIVING , =  when exceeding 50 Km = 30 mph over the limit.  Automatic suspension of said license, bad banana gets impounded and license plates removed.    With possibility of car getting crushed for STUNT DRIVING.   Sounds right up my alley  ??

mike          8)
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Post by: 62131 on March 05, 2015, 04:26:38 PM
sooooooooooooooo what your saying is this Z06 bad banana can be tricky to drive with deviations for too heavy a foot on loud pedal.

Sounds like something I can lose 6-9 points off license in a week or two, pile up some lawyer $$$$$ for their time and get some old coot in black robes behind a big wood desk, giving me the skunk eye for exceeding certain local limits of noise and speed and here in Ontario STUNT DRIVING , =  when exceeding 50 Km = 30 mph over the limit.  Automatic suspension of said license, bad banana gets impounded and license plates removed.    With possibility of car getting crushed for STUNT DRIVING.   Sounds right up my alley  ??

mike          8)
  Harsh punishment for having a little fun :)
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Post by: ghost28 on March 05, 2015, 07:11:06 PM
 
   Automatic suspension of said license, bad banana gets impounded and license plates removed.    With possibility of car getting crushed for STUNT DRIVING.   Sounds right up my alley  ??

mike        [/quote] OUCH. that's sound pretty severe, must be some serious stunt driving
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Post by: vette59jdwl on March 05, 2015, 07:33:51 PM
I just fell off the side of the bed.All was well ,until Kevin came along  holly shi#! he said did you take off the traction control.  DAH  .  What the hang does that do. Lock the traction control and try that same move again. Holly crap man I could burn up two sticky tires real quick and they don't come cheap  vette59jdwl
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Post by: 62131 on March 05, 2015, 07:38:40 PM
Traction control who needs it, I discovered the switch on my trucks dash during the last snow storm we had.
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Post by: ghost28 on March 05, 2015, 07:41:22 PM
Traction control.  Sounds like that would take the fun right out of it.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on March 05, 2015, 07:44:38 PM
I am not to sure of your truck but with 680 hp and the traction control off and a heavy foot  your just looking to get to heaven that much faster. I use to think my 5.3 supercharged silverado lowrider was quick. it was like it was in park compared to this 03 corvette. and Now Kevin has gone out and got himself one of those camero ltz convertibles,it has the paddle shifter on the steering wheel and traction lock. wait till he gets home and this old boy lights that up lol lol  wayner   vette59jdwl
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 05, 2015, 07:47:57 PM
Sounds like somebody might be going to have a little or a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on March 05, 2015, 08:26:17 PM

   Automatic suspension of said license, bad banana gets impounded and license plates removed.    With possibility of car getting crushed for STUNT DRIVING.   Sounds right up my alley  ??

mike       
OUCH. that's sound pretty severe, must be some serious stunt driving
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That's what they call it in the ONTARIO DRIVING LAWS,  STUNT DRIVING, exceeding the posted speed limit by over 50 kilometers or about 30-35 mph.

Can get you a nite in jail, impounding of your offending vehicle, appearance before a black robed hairball who wants to empty your RRSP of all its $$$$. Possible crushing of your vehicle into a pile of square block all done legally. 
Lots of clowns have been caught doing 200 ++ KPH = 120 MPH .

That's the law, not sure if they totally enforce it or just lay on the max fine of $10,000 .  They are proposing $1000 fine for distracted driving, using cell phone or texting while driving.  Hell oughta throw them in jail for 3 days too .  People will just not stop talking on phone while driving.

mike                    8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: chopper526 on March 05, 2015, 08:39:31 PM
 Can get you a nite in jail, impounding of your offending vehicle, appearance before a black robed hairball who wants to empty your RRSP of all its $$$$. Possible crushing of your vehicle into a pile of square block all done legally. 
Lots of clowns have been caught doing 200 ++ KPH = 120 MPH .

mike                    8)
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Let's just hope you never have to learn from your own experience, Mike
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on March 05, 2015, 09:33:02 PM
I got kicked off the internet 3 times tonight hears the way i see this
Dodge challenger scat pack 707 hp with six speed standard or 8 speed auto
Camero zlt turboed 750 hp
Corvette 650 hp
Mustang with 600 hp Rouch pack
Cadillac CT6 640 horses
 Is there something wrong with me or are we trying to kill ourselves
1932 chevy roadster 100 hp and wire wheels  lol lol    vette59jdwl
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 05, 2015, 09:35:02 PM
I got kicked off the internet 3 times tonight hears the way i see this
Dodge challenger scat pack 707 hp with six speed standard or 8 speed auto
Camero zlt turboed 750 hp
Corvette 650 hp
Mustang with 600 hp Rouch pack
Cadillac CT6 640 horses
 Is there something wrong with me or are we trying to kill ourselves
1932 chevy roadster 100 hp and wire wheels  lol lol    vette59jdwl
It appears you like to have sufficient HP around you or you have a need for speed ;)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on March 06, 2015, 12:20:33 AM
Can get you a nite in jail, impounding of your offending vehicle, appearance before a black robed hairball who wants to empty your RRSP of all its $$$$. Possible crushing of your vehicle into a pile of square block all done legally. 
Lots of clowns have been caught doing 200 ++ KPH = 120 MPH .Let's just hope you never have to learn from your own experience, Mike


mike                    8)
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Actually I did exceed the more than 50 km ( 35 mph ) over rule once.  I was going 57 over in my 1991 cutlass supreme Intl. 3.4 DOHC 4 door sedan on way home from hobby store in the big smoke Toronto.   Just cruising along in middle lane when I get lit up from behind, quickly look at digital speedo, ouch 155 KM, about 85 mph or 55 km over the limit of 100 = ( 60 mph ).  Cop tells me no idea how much fine is, I gotta go to traffic court on a set day.

So I pack $2000 into wallet to pay any fine they might throw at me on the day I am to appear.  I get there and observe whats going on as many cases of speeding are dealt with.  I notice the prosecutor talking to judge and these people who were doing 201 km in a 100 zone, a whole bunch in the 190's and the 180's , 170's, 160's , apparently have agreed to plead quilty with prosecutor to 149 kph, huuum, 149 is only 4 demerit points as opposed to 6 for 150 and above.

So finally I get called up and prosecutor says to me how do I plead, "I say I agree to speeding at 149 km ).  Prosecutor says to me, you and I did not talk, I  said " want same deal as other people before me ".  I obviously caught him off guard.

Next thing I know the little hairball judge in his glorious black robes and grey goatee decides he wants to question me.. Do you need your license to get to work, no your honour I am retired ( 49 years old in 1994 ) .  Do you need time to pay any fine.....no your honour I can pay cash today, this throws the hairball judge for a loop , as everybody has been pleading , almost shedding tears for time to pay or looking to get another court day 6 months away.

Judge nails me for $250 fine and 4 points, this was back in 1994.

That's not the first time I was driving the 1991 cutlass 3.4 DOHC at high speed.  Day I bought it was doing 187 km on way home with it from dealership and as I went flying by some guy in middle lane,  I looked at speedo and discovered the digital reading was 187 km.  That car was so smooth, so lacking in wind noise, there was no sensation of speed.

So that ends my tales of adventures with MIKEY.  Laws have changed since then and you can get seriously fined up to $10G .   But if I buy that Z06 2003 vette the bad banana 2, ya never know what can happen under a full moon ?????

mike           8)

Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: FATnLOW on March 09, 2015, 08:23:17 PM
 Finished welding up  40 holes in the fire wall, spent 2 afternoons doing this ... Then  I'll move on to the rear fenders and install my new fiberglass ones...may put the '33 fenders on E-bay along with some other parts..try to re-coop some  $$$..Hopefully  by the end of the Month I'll have my mock up motor in so I can work on the steering...It never ends   :P
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on March 09, 2015, 09:17:23 PM
Finished welding up  40 holes in the fire wall, spent 2 afternoons doing this ... Then  I'll move on to the rear fenders and install my new fiberglass ones...may put the '33 fenders on E-bay along with some other parts..try to re-coop some  $$$..Hopefully  by the end of the Month I'll have my mock up motor in so I can work on the steering...It never ends   :P

1933 Chevrolet master steel rear fenders if any good can command a good $$$$$$ and more

mike
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on March 09, 2015, 09:20:02 PM

 Finished welding up  40 holes in the fire wall, spent 2 afternoons doing this ... Then  I'll move on to the rear fenders and install my new fiberglass ones...may :P

did you gas weld, gas wire mig, straight no gas mig or TIG the fillers  ??

Any pictures of how it turned out and any problems with distortion on the welds.

I got this coming up to do myself

mike   8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: chopper526 on March 09, 2015, 09:33:18 PM
Finished welding up  40 holes in the fire wall, spent 2 afternoons doing this ... Then  I'll move on to the rear fenders and install my new fiberglass ones...may put the '33 fenders on E-bay along with some other parts..try to re-coop some  $$$..Hopefully  by the end of the Month I'll have my mock up motor in so I can work on the steering...It never ends   :P

Never ending is half the fun......I think :o Although I want to finish this one so I can find another one to start.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: FATnLOW on March 09, 2015, 11:54:36 PM
Used mig  wire welder  ..worked from 1 side to the other  top to bottom,,,rotating  to  the areas where I welded, Used fender washers  in holes that I could use them on and regular washers in other holes,,, ground down washers to fit the holes, on smaller holes  , I got the wife to back up my holes that need welded with  brass stock  that I had  clamped with a pair of vise grips,  No distortion of the firewall... fire wall has good metal, When finished with grinding of the areas that need it I will spread All Metal Filler
  on the plugged areas, then  use bondo to level the fire wall out.

MADMIKE,3434.....,Fenders do need straighting , but they don't have any holes or rips...Looks like a few guys on the VCCA are looking for fenders,,,and again they are all steel and are repairable so if a guy is dead set on steel  these might be the ones. and again I haven't seen very many rear  fenders come up for sale
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 10, 2015, 08:52:46 AM
Finished welding up  40 holes in the fire wall, spent 2 afternoons doing this ... Then  I'll move on to the rear fenders and install my new fiberglass ones...may put the '33 fenders on E-bay along with some other parts..try to re-coop some  $$$..Hopefully  by the end of the Month I'll have my mock up motor in so I can work on the steering...It never ends   :P

 You are getting after it. I know about firewall holes. I just filled about 30 just the other day, and I also had to replace a spot on the back of a 40 chevy truck cab. 12 inches by 24 inches. I am still working on that one, slowly welding and grinding.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 10, 2015, 07:11:29 PM

 Finished welding up  40 holes in the fire wall, spent 2 afternoons doing this ... Then  I'll move on to the rear fenders and install my new fiberglass ones...may :P
Madmike when I did my 38 I  cut plugs a little smaller in diameter than the hole to be filled, took a magnet to hold it in place so that I could get a couple tack welds on it to hold it in place. After I got them tacked into place went back and mig welded them up slowly to minimize warping of surrounding sheet metal.

did you gas weld, gas wire mig, straight no gas mig or TIG the fillers  ??

Any pictures of how it turned out and any problems with distortion on the welds.

I got this coming up to do myself

mike   8)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 16, 2015, 08:54:29 AM

 I hope every ones weekend was good for them.
 Yesterday was not productive. It started out looking good, but a few friends came over and it became a gab fest in the shop, discussing what I should do to my projects and other things.  ??? I get bored with to much gab and not enough action I guess. It kinda felt like a lawn chair car show.  ;D This week should be more productive I hope.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: FATnLOW on March 16, 2015, 09:28:28 AM
 This week end ..Worked on fire wall ,kick panel mounting and door to cowl strengthing,,,Painted inside fire wall with POR 15
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: chopper526 on March 17, 2015, 06:47:51 PM
Ghost, I wish I could get some of my buddies over when I'm working on the car. I open up my garage doors as an invitation....I work with the crickets. Of all the guys I grew up with working on cars, going to the drags, etc. I am the only one that stuck with it.

FATnLOW, that floor looks solid, and looks like plenty of leg room.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 17, 2015, 08:02:16 PM
Ghost, I wish I could get some of my buddies over when I'm working on the car. I open up my garage doors as an invitation....I work with the crickets. Of all the guys I grew up with working on cars, going to the drags, etc. I am the only one that stuck with it.

 I would come over and hang out with ya.

 Oh. I agree it's nice to have company once in awhile, especially when most of my friends will jump in and help when needed. I took a 55 chevy 4 door in for a wiring job. I am putting in my 16th EZ wiring kit in this one. I really like those kits for two reasons, there really inexpensive, and they are really easy to install. I have never had a car burn down yet.  ???.  A guy that lives in the area is a little challenged, but is always willing to help and learn. And there is always a helping hand needed.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 17, 2015, 08:18:26 PM
Yes me to a I need motivation right about now, I guess I have the winter blues and winters over. I know spring is right around the corner can't get motivated. :(
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: chopper526 on March 17, 2015, 08:27:52 PM
Ghost, I wish I could get some of my buddies over when I'm working on the car. I open up my garage doors as an invitation....I work with the crickets. Of all the guys I grew up with working on cars, going to the drags, etc. I am the only one that stuck with it.

 I would come over and hang out with ya.

 Oh. I agree it's nice to have company once in awhile, especially when most of my friends will jump in and help when needed. I took a 55 chevy 4 door in for a wiring job. I am putting in my 16th EZ wiring kit in this one. I really like those kits for two reasons, there really inexpensive, and they are really easy to install. I have never had a car burn down yet.  ???.  A guy that lives in the area is a little challenged, but is always willing to help and learn. And there is always a helping hand needed.

Ghost, do you have your own business or just doing it to keep busy or a hobby?
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Post by: sammons on March 17, 2015, 08:42:05 PM
Yes me to a I need motivation right about now, I guess I have the winter blues and winters over. I know spring is right around the corner can't get motivated. :(


That's my problem right now. I did manage to get to the shop today to dig out more parts. We are having some crazy wheather here. It was 90° here yesterday,  today it bearly hit 50°. >:(   I didn't get anything done Sun/Mon cause old inspector #3 had his shoulder go out, spent it keeping him down and comfy, today he's on the mend and up.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 17, 2015, 08:59:40 PM
   
Ghost, do you have your own business or just doing it to keep busy or a hobby?
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 Naw. just a hobby shop at my home, but some of my friends will tell someone about me when they hear of a need like wiring and such. I used to do a lot of custom work. Top chopping, suicide doors. It was all word of mouth because of some of the cars I had built, most had some sort of custom treatment done to them.
AHHH To live it all again it was a little fun, and I guess it still is.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 17, 2015, 09:07:38 PM
 
That's my problem right now. I did manage to get to the shop today to dig out more parts. We are having some crazy wheather here. It was 90° here yesterday,  today it bearly hit 50°. >:(   I didn't get anything done Sun/Mon cause old inspector #3 had his shoulder go out, spent it keeping him down and comfy, today he's on the mend and up.
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Yeah it was cooler here today also, but it did get to around 60 degrees, and those are the days I will be wishing for in a month or so, cuz even tho my joints feel better when it gets warmer, but when it gets to hot is when I slow down. I hope the inspector is gonna be allright. Good friends are hard to come by.
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Post by: chopper526 on March 17, 2015, 09:12:49 PM
I know what you mean. Every day when I drive home from work I go past the Sunoco gas station I worked at form 1975 to 1995. Now it's a Sunoco mini-mart. If those walls could talk. The nights and days I spent there learning and working on cars, hanging out with my buddies........

My wife keeps telling me to retire and just start doing light repair work for friends and family and see where it leads, I don't quite have the guts yet.

Sammons, my best to inspector #3.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on March 17, 2015, 10:30:43 PM
Ghost, Chopper, thanks.  Couldn't find him while ago, but heard him growling. He had ventured down to the basement living room and was rolling around upside down with his favorite ball. Guess he is doing pretty good now!   :) Sure had me scared sunday night though, sure wish they didn't have to get old so fast.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on March 18, 2015, 07:07:47 AM
Glad to hear Old Inspector #3 is doing well.  I think he deserves an extra treat or two :D
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 18, 2015, 09:45:27 PM
I had a good productive day today. Most of it was spent working on a 55 chevy 4 door complete rewire. I was able to get the fuse block mounted, all the front part of the car is finished and tied up, then started on the rear of the car, I will finish that tomorrow hopefully, and then start on the dash and collumn areas. I think the interior portion is the hardest part because of the tight spaces. That is why I am saving it for last.  :(
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: chopper526 on March 21, 2015, 04:46:44 PM
I continued working on my interior, finish fitting all the panels. It's a pain because it's just install, mark, remove, trim, repeat. I used a little bondo on a couple rough edges and it holds well. I am also fitting in the window trim that I chopped down. I decided to go with plastic door panel clips to hold the panels in place, that will give it a clean look and you won't see any trim screws. I ordered them off ebay, by the time they come in I hope to have all the panels fitting properly. Then I will drill and install the clips, and if everything lays well it is on to spraying a final coat of primer. My goal is to have the car done, more or less, by the end of June.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: chopper526 on March 21, 2015, 06:43:12 PM
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I was told All--Need was developed to reduce the number of steps doing it the conventional way and to save on material cost :)
[/quote] I'm all for reducing the steps. I'm sure this upol product will do the same thing, and it will fill those pesky low spots very easily and at $80.00 a gallon with the catalyst included. The price is right for me to try it.
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I did a bunch of internet research and I'm pretty sure I am going to try thr U-Pol primer/filler. The All-U-Need looks good too, but the U-pol is about 30 or 40 bucks cheaper and pretty much does the same thing, I think. Anybody want to chime in before I make the investment? I'm no painter, or bodyman, so I am all ears.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on March 21, 2015, 07:01:03 PM
Wish I could give you some advise on the product, but i've never tried either. Now that i'm no longer doing it professionaly (for the warrenty) I don't have to use the high dollar PpG/Dupont, etc. stuff so....... i'll be watching to see what and how well the less expensive stuff works for myself!  ;D
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: chopper526 on March 21, 2015, 07:39:18 PM
Thanks, Sammons, I was hoping you would chime in with some words of wisdom :( Whatever I choose, I'll let you know how I make out.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 21, 2015, 11:19:43 PM
I haven't tried it yet. but a couple of friends and a profesional painter I know swear that it's there new best friend. It sounds like you have your plans laid out for your car.
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Post by: 62131 on March 22, 2015, 08:44:54 AM
I would suggest if your going to take it down to bare metal and put it in epoxy primer use a different color than your high primer as this will aid in finding your high spots
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 22, 2015, 08:51:22 AM
I went to the spring swap meet in Louisville Ky. This week end picked up a few goodies for my cars.  Ran into a few of my high school buddies, it was good to see them. One of them just purchased a Ford popular out of Texas it was almost a rust free car.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on March 22, 2015, 01:54:18 PM
Cleaning up our project spare parts corner down at the shop today. My buddy Tom is going to build storage shelves for our engine/tranny stash with shelves above and a loft for more. Anyway, I haven't heard that any of you guys building '57 chevy projects, but I forgot I had all kinds of odd ball parts left.  If anyone is looking for any particular part, give me a holler!  I'm going back down later to rebox stuff and I tend not to notice (just pack) unless i'm looking for something in particular.

With the availability of most tri-5 parts(repro parts)i'm sure some won't be worth the hassell/shipping.     Misc. Small trim, a deck lid or two, HT rear qtr glass assy L&R, heater parts, misc.dash/column parts, overdrive 3spd tranny (I had two, can't find one yet) maybe either '57 or '59 (had both)
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Post by: sammons on March 22, 2015, 06:25:51 PM
Holy crap what a mess. Got down the first layer, starting to find more chrome trim than I thought. Threw a bunch of stuff away, 3/4's through one wall now. I'm sure i'll find more as we progress. I found my two 440 mopars at the bottom, haven't seen them in many years.lol and my old mini lathe.

Found a cool speed handle 4-socket lug wrench
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Post by: Rattiac on March 22, 2015, 06:36:55 PM
Somewhat made a dent in cleaning the garage. Put all my sockets and wrenches back in the toolbox.
Only missing 4 sockets.  ???
This is what happens doing multiple projects over the last few years .
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 22, 2015, 08:14:03 PM
Somewhat made a dent in cleaning the garage. Put all my sockets and wrenches back in the toolbox.
Only missing 4 sockets.  ???
This is what happens doing multiple projects over the last few years .

That seems to happen, I've lost a 17mm 6pt combination wrench somewhere while working on my sons Ranger truck. Hate to buy just a single wrench as they are cheaper by the set.  :(
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 22, 2015, 08:32:55 PM
Sammons I don't know why you are cleaning up. SHEESH.  ::) I guess I'm glad my shop is a smaller one, that way I don't hide thing to easily. I did finish up for the most part the wiring on the 55 chevy.
I have on problem when I hit the brakes the  both dash turn signal indicators light up. The signals still work.  I have never had this problem before.  ANY IDEAS?
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 22, 2015, 08:49:58 PM
Sammons I don't know why you are cleaning up. SHEESH.  ::) I guess I'm glad my shop is a smaller one, that way I don't hide thing to easily. I did finish up for the most part the wiring on the 55 chevy.
I have on problem when I hit the brakes the  both dash turn signal indicators light up. The signals still work.  I have never had this problem before.  ANY IDEAS?

Going from memory here, your turn signal indicators should be connected to your front signals circuits. I think it's the  blue wires that's on the connector on the steering column. I don't remember which one is which, If it's a GM style.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 22, 2015, 09:03:41 PM
It's the original 55 chevy collumn. It has 7 wires from it with the horn wire being on of them.
 
lt blue... left front lamp.
 
pink... left rear lamp

dk blue... right front lamp

purple... right rear lamp

white .. stop lamp switch

yellow... flasher
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 22, 2015, 09:09:30 PM
Then indicators should hook to the lt blue and the dk blue respectfully. Your 12v signal for your brake lights is at the brake switch and does not inter the column until the brake switch is made.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on March 22, 2015, 09:14:11 PM
Ghost I have run onto that problem before. I can't remember on what (GM though) .  Sitting here trying to think, seems it may have been a ground problem feeding back to the turn indicator lamps. Runs in my mind when they came on (stepping on the brakes) they didn't show up really bright like they normally would when flashing. I'll let you know if i remember for sure.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 22, 2015, 09:14:56 PM
Thanks that helps, and gives me another area to look for my mistake. I bet that will take care of it.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 22, 2015, 09:20:50 PM
 
Thanks.There the same brightness as the flashers, but when the signal goes on they act just like the brake lights. The signal cancels out the constant light and starts flashing  ???
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 22, 2015, 09:38:15 PM
The pink and purple wire is you rear running lights or tail lights. The yellow wire just carries the 12v signal from the flasher to make them flash and your turn signal switch just selects which one. The white wire comes from the brake switch and carries the 12v signal to the brake lights when the brake switch is made. The black wire is your horn and all it does is ground the horn relay when the horn button is pushed.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 22, 2015, 09:46:46 PM
I am pretty sure you gave me the answer. I had the front and rear lamps wired together at the collumn,and the other wires from the loom doing the same thing.
DUH. I should know better than do stupid stuff like that. :-[  Thd good news is I didn't burn anything down,and I am pretty sure he didn't want to see the brakes lights from the drivers seat.  ::)  OOOPS
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on March 23, 2015, 06:21:37 PM
Thanks 62132.
After you reminding me about the wires it all came back to me. I fixed my mistake this morning and alls well in the neighborhood.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 23, 2015, 07:27:31 PM
Glad you got it fixed, sometimes you just need another set of eyes to see you thru a opportunity :) 
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: FATnLOW on March 28, 2015, 09:00:42 PM
progress on the 33
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Rattiac on March 30, 2015, 08:30:44 PM
Pulled it out of the garage and took it for a drive. Right front tire must have been a few pounds low cause turning left was a bitch. While it was out I cleaned and swept that side of the garage. Still alot left to clean though (summer project) .
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Post by: Dugeman on March 30, 2015, 09:03:24 PM
FatnLow ,  the window frames look really good . Nice Job.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on March 30, 2015, 09:10:44 PM
yes nice job, big difference between the before and after shots
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Post by: ghost28 on March 30, 2015, 11:21:52 PM
Nice. I love the smell of new wood, and the shine of new paint.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: chopper526 on March 31, 2015, 06:32:17 PM
FATnLOW, woodwork looks real nice, like 62131 says, big difference between beforwe and after.
What did I do car related? I am going to cash in on part of my birthday present and order primer for my car before my wife changes her mind ;)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: themoose on April 01, 2015, 11:32:04 AM
 
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I am going to cash in on part of my birthday present and order primer for my car before my wife changes her mind (http://rustybowtie.com/Smileys/default/wink.gif)

Now whenever does a  wife change her mind??? :)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: chopper526 on April 01, 2015, 05:05:22 PM
She just saw the online receipt and said "You're not getting more parts are you?" :-\
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 62131 on April 01, 2015, 06:47:09 PM
Just tell her she will enjoy these parts as they will make a big difference in the way the car will look ;)
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Post by: FATnLOW on April 01, 2015, 08:58:15 PM
gutted the drivers door ...removed  the sound deadener and cleaned up the inside of the door , adding steel supports in the door and gonna POR 15 the inside of the door  ..not replacing the wood  frame on the door ...still is pretty solid so got a piece of oak to replace the  wood  that has all the handles on it....looking for all the window channel and vent window rubber and what ever else is needed....NSRA Southwest National are next week so told Mommy to get her check book ready....looking to come back with all the goodies needed to put the doors back together....After doors are done  hope to separate the frame from the body and get the frame done..trying  to get it running by July of this year...if all goes well
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Post by: chopper526 on April 01, 2015, 09:39:32 PM
Sounds like a plan FATnLOW. Good luck and keep us posted with some pics.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 01, 2015, 11:32:55 PM
Since last friday I painted a hood, bumper, and fender for a toyota ciena van.  :-[ Glad that's done.
 I also built three individual pieces to repair the front cab corner that was missing on a 40 chevy truck. and today I started to install new front fender eyebrows on a 55 chevy sedan. I like the chevy work the best.  :D
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Post by: FATnLOW on April 01, 2015, 11:39:48 PM
Ghost,, I agree with you on working on Chevys,,built a 40 ford pickup and it kicked my arse...It seems that the metal is thicker and more solid on the old chevys

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Post by: TFoch on April 02, 2015, 07:11:15 AM
FatnLow have fun at the Southwest Nats. Hope you get all your pieces to get it on the road for July.  Sounds like you have it all under control.
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Post by: 62131 on April 02, 2015, 07:41:42 AM
Fatnlow hope you can find everything you will need to get your project along. Ghost I wish I had your energy you get so much done in a short period of time :)
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Post by: 62131 on April 02, 2015, 07:49:12 AM
I finally got the tubular arms on, the new larger drilled and vented rotors, new calibers and brake lines on the front of my 38 all that is left is to bleed the brakes do a little cleaning underneath the car then get the front end aligned and I should be ready for summer :)
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Post by: FATnLOW on April 02, 2015, 08:25:54 AM
62131..What was the final length on your springs?
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Post by: FATnLOW on April 11, 2015, 08:36:08 PM
Went to the Nats, Friday... to buy some parts...Boy was I disappointed I had a list of 14 vendors to check out  and get various items but  only 4 out of my 14 were there..... Very sad,this Nationals has really gone down, Talked to a few vendors and they said they had second thoughts about coming back, they were also disappointed on the turn out on a Friday and their sales were really down. On line sales have taken their toll  on the   vendors..so I  guess I"ll be hooked up on the computer ordering parts, But I really like looking at the parts and getting my questions answered
   One thing was evident,there were  lot  of street rodders  in the age bracket of late 50's to early 70's
Guess these times ,the younger generation can't afford or have no interest in the hobby...

Got my glove box door repaired and installed, had to  weld the hinge round stock and used a 1/4'' brake line clamp for the hinge clamp....also used  shrinkwrap around the round hinge to take some of the slack up before  installing the clamp

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Post by: madmike3434 on April 11, 2015, 09:36:26 PM
looks like you got the clamps and alignment on the glove box door gaps too the dash panel , perfect  !!!

mike ........... 8)
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Post by: TFoch on April 11, 2015, 09:56:40 PM
FATnLOW like the dash.  Glove box door looks good.  I spent a little time in the garage working on mounting my exterior door handles.  Got the passenger one mounted.  It was nice to have my Dad down in the garage supervising from his rocking chair.  He's had some health issues recently.
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Post by: 62131 on April 12, 2015, 07:41:18 AM
Fatnlow your dash looks great the door fit is very nice, The final length of the front springs was 12.5" I'm going to pick up a set of 350lb stock length springs at the Street Ron Nationals in Knoxville and give that a try in a few weeks.
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Post by: chopper526 on April 12, 2015, 09:47:00 AM
FATnLOW, dash and glove box look good. Smart thinking using shrinkwrap.
Tom, hope your Dad's ok.
My primer was delivered this week. They delivered it at my back door, that was my first clue something was wrong. The box was seeping primer from the bottom. I opened the box and, you guessed it, the can was leaking from somewhere. The can was stuck solid in the box and all wrapped up, it's a total loss. So, I sent the company a message (I bought it off ebay) and we will see where we go from here :-\   The weather is cooperative to day, so I am on my way out to the garage now to work on the interior a little and move things around to get ready to prime the car.........as soon as I get the primer situation squared away.
On a lighter note, I was going to work on my car yesterday afternoon. Instead I taught my son how to ride a bike and tie his shoes. Much better than working on a car  :)
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Post by: TFoch on April 12, 2015, 08:10:00 PM
Thanks Chopper Dad is doing better.  He did come down and "supervise" today.
Still working on getting the door handles in the car.  I like what FATnLOW did with replacing the wood but I'm going to use metal.  I guess my metal skills are better than my wood skills.  My hats off to you FATnLOW.
The weather was finally spring like so I took the "Hot Rod" stroller I made for my granddaughter a while back to my son's house.  Got to take my grandson out for a ride.  He loved it and hated to get out of it.  My granddaughter loved helping out.
Oh yeah I did back the 33 out of the garage and fire it up.  Still too much snow with salt melting along the side of the road go for a ride.
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Post by: sammons on April 12, 2015, 08:17:58 PM
Cool Tom, looks like they are both having fun  :)
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Post by: 62131 on April 12, 2015, 08:41:40 PM
Yes looks like they are having a blast :)
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Post by: ghost28 on April 12, 2015, 11:30:36 PM
Good looking kids Tom. The smiles on there faces tell it all.
Thanks for posting.
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Post by: chopper526 on April 13, 2015, 10:56:39 AM
Great, Tom! I hope to make one of those strollers one day.........but not for a little while ::)
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Post by: ghost28 on April 14, 2015, 07:12:19 AM
I have been working on the 40 chevy truck cab, patching all the damage, and installing new eyebrows on some 55 chevy fenders. Man those are tough if they are rusted out on the underside, because you have to make a piece for that spot, since the standard brow doesn't wrap all the way under to the headlight.
 I do have a dilema of sorts. I have bought the paint for my roadster all though a cheap single stage paint. Grey and silver. A buddy has some really nice base coat clear coat paint that he is not going to use on his project and has offered it to me. FREE. The colors are champagne, and a really pretty orangish red color.  A gallon of each. If I use it I would paint the body the champagne, and the fenders, boards, and splash aprons the redish color. The original grey colors would keep the car in the hotrod range,  and I feel the bright colors would put the car in the streetrod range I don't mind either way.

OPINIONS ARE WELCOME GUYS  :-\  :-\
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Post by: chopper526 on April 14, 2015, 08:26:39 AM
Ghost, that's a nice dilemma to be in :). I guess it really depends on the look you are going for. If it's hotrod, like you said, you go with the grey/silver; streetrod, you go with the champagne/orange. Personally, from what I saw of your roadster, I would go with the silver. Maybe a photoshop..............? hint, hint :)
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Post by: madmike3434 on April 14, 2015, 09:37:04 AM
Couple of days ago I broke my bond with GM, threw hands up in the air and said no more GM products will I buy.

Went out and found myself a super low mileage  5000 miles = 8056 km , 2014 Chrysler 300 SRT8 6.4 litre ( 392 hemi ) 470 hp / 470 torque,  loaded.  Silver grey, baseball glove toffee colored leather interior.  Its got technology stuff out the whazoo.   Going to take me a few days and a thick owners users manual to figure it all out.

mike lynch
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Post by: vette59jdwl on April 14, 2015, 09:46:34 AM
Mike i can not believe you left the rank of the CHEVROLET>But you made a great choice.I think your going to enjoy this car a lot more than you would a 3013 corvette  especially if it was that sickly yellow that they chose to paint the 2013.Ours was a Burgandy coloured ragtop.If i had not sold it i probably would not be here today lol lol  vette59jdwl
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Post by: sammons on April 14, 2015, 09:49:25 AM
Ghost I would have it photoshoped like Chopper said before making any decision.  If your buddies paint is a professional grade name brand, I hope it comes with base coat stabilizer/activator and the clear coat and activator/reducer. All that stuff could cost a substantial amount of $$$$. Some say you can topcoat (clear) with a universal cear coat, but I have always been concerned about true compatability between chemicals/brands.   If that orange/redish color is what I think, its a beautiful color. I worked on a '34 Ford 3W coupe that the guy painted that color. Very good looking car when finished. :)
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Post by: sixball on April 14, 2015, 12:19:18 PM
 Ghost, I've posted this before but it's still true. Paint can not ruin a car but it can ruin it's looks. So many nice cars are spoiled by the wrong paint. Photoshop is so much easier than sandpaper. Be sure before you fill the spray gun. No matter what the paint cost all that really matters is how it looks. In my opinion you car is so unusual that it doesn't need unusual paint. Simple and tasteful would fine.
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Post by: themoose on April 14, 2015, 12:31:58 PM
Ghost ...If you want you can post a picture that you like and I'll see if I can give you an idea of how it would look with Photoshop. If you have the color chips or paint codes post them as well

Moose
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Post by: madmike3434 on April 14, 2015, 05:34:03 PM
Mike i can not believe you left the rank of the CHEVROLET>But you made a great choice.I think your going to enjoy this car a lot more than you would a 3013 corvette  especially if it was that sickly yellow that they chose to paint the 2013.Ours was a Burgandy coloured ragtop.If i had not sold it i probably would not be here today lol lol  vette59jdwl

WAS NOT THAT HARD OF A CHOICE TO MAKE AS I HAVE HAD SOME REAL SLUGS FROM GENEROUS MOTORS.....1975 EL CAMINO SS 454....THING RUSTED OUT QUARTERS BED AND DOORS BY 1980.   1976 OLDS DELTA 88 ROYALE 455 VELOUR INTERIOR, JUST A HORRENDOUS GAS GUZZLER, WORSE THAN 454.

1988 CORSICA , GREAT CAR LODED WITH EVERY OPTION, EXCEPT THE V6, COULD NOT PASS ANYBODY HEADING NORTH WITHOUT TURNING AIR OFF AND BACKING OFF 50 YARDS TO TAKE A RUN AT GUY IN FRONT OF ME AS THE OTHER CAR PASSED AS IT WAS COMING AT US.

1991 CUTLASS SUPREME INTERNATIONAL v6 3.4 dohc GREAT CAR, EVERY OPTION,  HURT TO PUT IT TO DEATH AT 255,000 KM FROM RUST, BUT BAD DESIGN IN REAR DISCS MAJOR PROBLEMS THAT NEVER GOT SORTED BY GM, PLUS WENT THRU 11 ALTERNATORS AND ITS 5 1/2 HOURS TO RE AND RE IT.

LASTLY MY 1996 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SSE-I 3.8 SUPERCHARGED LASTED 305,000 KM BOUGHT AT 14,000 KM 6 MONTHS OLD.  CAR RUSTED IN WAYS I COULD NEVER IMAGINE WHEN VIEWED UNDERNEATHE.  SHAME TO SCRAP IT, BUT GOTTA BE DONE ITS NOW UNSAFE.  AND IT STILL LOOKS LIKE NEW !!!!!!!

POWER 14 WAY LEATHER SEATS ARE COMING OUT TO BE USED IN 35 ROADSTER.

LETS HOPE THE SRT 300 WORKS OUT BETTER THAN THE GM STUFF RUST WISE,  EVEN THO I HAVE USED KROWN RUST CONTROL SYSTEM.  MAYBE WINTERING IT IN FLORIDA IS THE ANSWER TO LASTING.

MIKE LYNCH
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Post by: 62131 on April 14, 2015, 06:14:53 PM
Ghost why don't you post the colors so that we can see the color combination so can see how they compliment each other :)
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Post by: chopper526 on April 14, 2015, 06:55:10 PM
Got my U-Pol primer last week. Here's what I found when I opened the box!
Vendor was good about it, he just said send a few pictures so he can make a claim with Fed-Ex. I'm still getting things ready so no big deal, this will just set me back a couple weeks......I hope.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 14, 2015, 07:05:08 PM
Ghost I would have it photoshoped like Chopper said before making any decision.  If your buddies paint is a professional grade name brand, I hope it comes with base coat stabilizer/activator and the clear coat and activator/reducer. All that stuff could cost a substantial amount of $$$$. Some say you can topcoat (clear) with a universal cear coat, but I have always been concerned about true compatability between chemicals/brands.   If that orange/redish color is what I think, its a beautiful color. I worked on a '34 Ford 3W coupe that the guy painted that color. Very good looking car when finished. :)
I am not sure if it's just the paint or the whole shabang. You are right it could get costly if I am needing everything else. That would weigh heavily on any decision. I'm thinking I like my original siver and charcoal colors for this car. Here are the colors for the most part, but the red has just a little more orange in it, but not a whole lot. Moose if you could put the lighter color on top and the orange red on the fenders, splash aprons and boards on this black picture???? Leave the tan top on it.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 14, 2015, 07:11:28 PM
Chopper. Did that paint come in a plastic tub?  If it did no wonder it opened up.
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Post by: 62131 on April 14, 2015, 07:28:29 PM
Chopper that's a mess it looks like they should have packed it in peanuts or something to absorb the impacts of being shipped. :( :o
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Post by: sammons on April 14, 2015, 09:05:44 PM
Ghost, this is close to the color I was referring too when you said orange/red. Is yours similar?
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Post by: ghost28 on April 14, 2015, 09:32:05 PM
Yeah sammons. That's pretty close to the color.
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Post by: 62131 on April 14, 2015, 09:46:05 PM
That color looks great with black accents
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Post by: chopper526 on April 15, 2015, 08:13:35 PM
Chopper. Did that paint come in a plastic tub?  If it did no wonder it opened up.

No, Ghost, it was a metal can and lid. They must have been playing soccer with the box. The lid was partially opened and "THIS END UP" obviously doesn't mean anything to Fed-Ex. Anyway, the vendor couldn't be any nicer. I sent them the pictures and they sent me a message that they were sorry and were sending me out another gallon today.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 16, 2015, 09:00:35 AM
Ghost,  In my opinion you car is so unusual that it doesn't need unusual paint. Simple and tasteful would fine.

I  took your words to heart, and decided that the bright colors were not my style for this car. I have decided to paint the whole car a simple metalic grey color. I mixed both gallons of the silver metalic and charcoal metalic together and got a real nice mid grey metalic color. A bit boring, but so am I.  I will post a picture of a couple of parts I painted yesterday.
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Post by: themoose on April 16, 2015, 09:46:40 AM
Ghost...Here's a couple of versions. The images are kind of low resolution so I can't get too much detail but you should get some idea. I like the single color myself.
Moose
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Post by: sixball on April 16, 2015, 12:24:03 PM
Ghost,  In my opinion you car is so unusual that it doesn't need unusual paint. Simple and tasteful would fine.

I  took your words to heart, and decided that the bright colors were not my style for this car. I have decided to paint the whole car a simple metalic grey color. I mixed both gallons of the silver metalic and charcoal metalic together and got a real nice mid grey metalic color. A bit boring, but so am I.  I will post a picture of a couple of parts I painted yesterday.

Oh sure, Blame me if people think it's boring. ::)  I think you made a good choice. The car is classy the simple paint will allow people to see that. If someone is funny they don't have to dress like a clown. :o
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Post by: TFoch on April 16, 2015, 12:30:49 PM
I agree with Sixball.  I think simple will bring out what the Buick already has.  With the Nailhead under the hood it is a Hot Rod :)
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Post by: ghost28 on April 16, 2015, 01:20:41 PM
Thanks moose. I agree if I was going to use those paints it would have to be the champagne color all by itself. Thanks again.
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Post by: 62131 on April 16, 2015, 02:58:34 PM
I think the solid color would also be the best choice.
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Post by: chopper526 on April 16, 2015, 05:19:57 PM
I think that grey is gonna make it look mean >:( in a cool 8) way
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Post by: 62131 on April 16, 2015, 09:06:05 PM
I finally got the 38 off the jack stands and back it out of the garage and gave it a good bath to remove the winters dust that was on her. Monday I will be taking it in to have the front end aligned where I changed the control arms over to the tubular and putting on the 11" dia. rotors.
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Post by: EDNY on April 16, 2015, 10:56:18 PM
I finally got the 38 off the jack stands and back it out of the garage and gave it a good bath to remove the winters dust that was on her. Monday I will be taking it in to have the front end aligned where I changed the control arms over to the tubular and putting on the 11" dia. rotors.

Let me ask you...what did you wind up with springs up front? Mustang II coils?...how tall or how many coils?  Also- we have the 11" brake kit...looks like we will need at least a 16" wheel to clear the calipers..which I didn't install yet.
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Post by: 62131 on April 17, 2015, 06:55:42 AM
They are mustang II coil springs weight unknown 12" long going to install 350lb rated springs 15" wheels will clear fine, larger selection of 16" tires though
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Post by: chopper526 on April 17, 2015, 05:36:40 PM
My primer came today. The company I ordered from is Auto Body Toolmart. I don't know if anyone else has ever used them, but they treated me great and they are FAST! When the first gallon leaked out and I sent them pictures it only took 3 days to get the replacement paint. Very customer friendly. They also sent me a catalog and the prices are pretty reasonable/competetive.
I also hit H.F. today and bought a bunch of stuff  (clear plastic sheeting, tape, strainers and a primer gun) to get ready to prime the car. Hope to get to it in a week or two. Fingers crossed.
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Post by: sammons on April 18, 2015, 08:51:12 PM
Taken a break from the coupe, cleaning up my old shop. Doing upgrades and some new equipment, reorganization.  Tom, my buddie I sold the shop to is giving me back one of my old compressors (60gal horiz) so i'm taking it to the house. My little one there could never keep up anyway. So now we have two new 20.4 cfm 80 gallon jobs. No running out of air now! Getting ready for a new parts storage area to the left, below will be engine storage with a shelf above for all the tranny's,  a loft above that for smaller parts. We are tired of not being able to digout (or find) the motors etc. Then all new wiring, this is where our other buddy comes in. He's an electrition.

I'm sure glad I sold it to him cheap and get to stay. He is doing all the things I wanted to but didn't have time when I was doing business,  and didn't have the money after I closed. Sprayed some simple green on the wall and hosed the 50yrs of primer dust off. Amazing how well that worked. Maybe next week i'll get back to the coupe ;D
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Post by: 62131 on April 19, 2015, 08:32:43 AM
Taken a break from the coupe, cleaning up my old shop. Doing upgrades and some new equipment, reorganization.  Tom, my buddie I sold the shop to is giving me back one of my old compressors (60gal horiz) so i'm taking it to the house. My little one there could never keep up anyway. So now we have two new 20.4 cfm 80 gallon jobs. No running out of air now! Getting ready for a new parts storage area to the left, below will be engine storage with a shelf above for all the tranny's,  a loft above that for smaller parts. We are tired of not being able to digout (or find) the motors etc. Then all new wiring, this is where our other buddy comes in. He's an electrition.

I'm sure glad I sold it to him cheap and get to stay. He is doing all the things I wanted to but didn't have time when I was doing business,  and didn't have the money after I closed. Sprayed some simple green on the wall and hosed the 50yrs of primer dust off. Amazing how well that worked. Maybe next week i'll get back to the coupe ;D


With those new compressors setting there be sure to use a good air dryer. There's one made by SMC that does a great job and is not to expensive they have them in different sizes, with automatic drains and the element is good for two years, I have one on my air system at the location I hook my spray gun to  eliminate the moisture. They are called AMG dryers. 
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Post by: Don Smith on April 20, 2015, 07:59:16 PM
I got my rear view mirrors mounted on my doors today, got a package from e- bay it was my lug nuts and washers for my new to me SST chrome Jonny go faster wheels. Know I gotta polish them. It is back to cold weather here so I gotta get out my warm coat and carry on. Don in N. W. Indiana
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Post by: FATnLOW on April 22, 2015, 08:00:36 PM
Sand the doors and body,,,and the wife was the boss 8)
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Post by: TFoch on April 22, 2015, 08:09:19 PM
Wow that metal looks like it's in great shape :D
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Post by: ghost28 on April 26, 2015, 07:55:07 PM
Back and forth, back and forth   :-\. I did get the two tone paints from my buddy, and the colors are great, and not so orange as I thought. It is almost identical to the 34 chevy in the picture. It came with a gallon of the catalyst and two quarts of the two colors, mixed 1 to 1 it's  enough to make a gallon of each. He is looking for the clear coat, but if he doesn't find it, clear coat is not too expensive. Most of my cars have been in grey primer, so a little more class might not hurt with this one.  I know I know. I have been confused about the colors.
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Post by: TFoch on April 26, 2015, 09:13:31 PM
Got out in the garage and started to lay out a radiator shroud for the 33.  The engine sits real low in the chassis and with the mechanical fan only sucking air through the lower 1/3 third of the radiator it works great going down the road.  It always ran at 180° down the road but in traffic or getting into a car show it gets hot.  Time to fix that.
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Post by: 62131 on April 26, 2015, 09:26:10 PM
Well I also made it to the garage yesterday and today. Washed and waxed the 38 got her all cleaned up for the Street Rod Nationals in Knoxville Tn. next weekend.  Put another good heavy coat of high build primer on the 32 cleaned the garage before and after shooting the primer. But do I ever need to clean my work bench up that's another half day worth of work. 
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Post by: vette59jdwl on April 27, 2015, 11:07:42 AM
TFosh better late than never hang in one of those electric fans or two on the backside of the rad make it so the one in the middle of the rad will come on manually.That way you can leave it on all the time or shut it off.works for me. vette59jdwl
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Post by: TFoch on April 28, 2015, 07:04:19 AM
I thought about electric fans but prefer to stick with mechanical if I can.  I was going to try the zip riser like Chopper and might still use it if the shroud doesn't help but I think it will.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on April 28, 2015, 01:56:40 PM
Has anyone on this site used wetter water in their automobiles vette59jdwl
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Post by: sammons on April 28, 2015, 08:39:01 PM
Vette59, dad use to use something similar in the old dirt track cars in the late 60's.  You mixed it with distilled water only, it did work. I don't remember the brand, but it was in a quart can with white and gold colors.  There are some of the guy's around here using the Redline-water wetter in their dirt cars. They say it makes about a -10° differance, but again just mixing with distilled water only.

Still cleaning up, we did get some insulation and tin put up. Now it's time to stand somewalls up and build the loft.  Hopefully i'll get the coupe back down there yet this week so I can pull the body and rebuild the suspension.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 29, 2015, 08:45:16 AM
sammons. That's a nice size shop. Is that your old business shop? I have been following along reading about your compressors, and modifications to it. nicely done.
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Post by: sammons on April 29, 2015, 11:23:26 AM
Ghost, yes that's my old bodyshop.( 3,600 sq ft) Up through the mid 80's there was 3 bodymen/ 2 mechanics. That's probably why I get claustrophobic working out of my 500sq ft home garage! Lol ;)
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Post by: vette59jdwl on April 29, 2015, 11:24:04 AM
Sammons  We used wetter water on deep rooted fires. and it really worked.What we use to do as a demo was to pile up two piles of mattresses ten hi and dump a five gallon pail of water on the top matresses it would go through about five matresses.Then we would mix wetter water in the exact same five gallon pail and pour it on the next pile and it would be wet right clean through all ten matresses. It also absorbes more heat than ordinary water. I have yet to try any experimentations using 50% water and antifreeze and add wetter water.I am a firm believer in the movement of air two electric fans on one rad one on constantly and one on a switch for when you get stuck in traffic.I am also a great fan of the electric water pump.Also a great fan of an automatic transmission temperature gage and an axillary cooler with an electric fan
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Post by: sammons on April 29, 2015, 11:43:39 AM
Vette, it's amazing the amount of people that don't understand heat kills automatic transmissions. I never had room for all the other temp gauges I wanted.
I'm holding off ordering a external tranny cooler for now because I hope to find all the extra parts to put in a 4-spd yet.
Me and electric stuff never get along. I have the worst luck, even buying the top notch stuff. I can't believe i'm putting in power windows.
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Post by: chopper526 on April 29, 2015, 05:40:38 PM
I am using wetter water (or some other brand, I don't remember) in my coupe now. It definitely made a difference, about 5 degrees. That doesn't sound like alot, but I am happy with the drop.
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Post by: chopper526 on April 29, 2015, 06:08:26 PM
Here's what I have been up to. I taped off my end garage bay to use as a paintbooth. I am disassembling the coupe and doing last minute bodywork and masking off. Hopefully I am going to shoot the primer tomorrow or Friday. Fingers crossed the weather holds out :)

Sorry, for some reason some pictures post on their side. I don't know why.
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Post by: TFoch on April 29, 2015, 08:15:15 PM
Looking good Chopper!  Post the updates in your build thread so we can see the progress from what you started with.  It's come a long way ;D
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Post by: vette59jdwl on April 29, 2015, 09:28:31 PM
Chopper i dont believe you are putting in electric window winders either  why ever for dont you believe in a hand crank OOOPS i dont have a hand crank in a roadster now do i  lol vette59jdwl.Did you fellows realize that a 54/54/54 corvette was a real roadster lol lol vette59jdwl
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Post by: ghost28 on April 29, 2015, 09:35:31 PM
It sounds like everyone is getting there energy back.  8) I am getting mine back finally. I spent most of the afternoon blocking off the k36 primer off the Buick. I am gonna try to shoot some grey Upol primer tomorrow and see how I like it. This stuff in the can is thick, I stuck a screwdriver in it, and  it stood straight up and didn't tip over very quick.  I might have to reduce it more than recomended since I haven't bought a big needle gun yet. We will see.
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Post by: 62131 on April 29, 2015, 09:47:55 PM
ghost I just looked up the spec sheets on the Upol primer and it says if your using it for high build mix 4:1  use a #2 tip, if you mix it 4:1:1 use a 1.4-1.7 tip and mixing 4:1:2 use a 1.3-1.4 tip :)
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Post by: ghost28 on April 29, 2015, 09:51:05 PM
ghost I just looked up the spec sheets on the Upol primer and it says if your using it for high build mix 4:1  use a #2 tip, if you mix it 4:1:1 use a 1.4-1.7 tip and mixing 4:1:2 use a 1.3-1.4 tip :)
 
Great.... thanks.
Since I am gonna mix it 4-1-1 on the first go around I should be good to go with my guns.
The 4-1-2 mix is supposed to lay down like glass, and act as a seal coat. Of course that would be with someone other than me shooting it.  :-[
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Post by: 62131 on April 29, 2015, 09:55:31 PM
Hey its only primer so what if you get a run or two they will sand out just a little more work. It's good coverage is what needed ;)
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Post by: ghost28 on April 29, 2015, 10:00:51 PM
We all need a little pep rally. Thanks. I believe it will be fine and fun progress.
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Post by: 62131 on April 29, 2015, 10:12:58 PM
It's exciting to see it one color, it seems like you accomplish a lot in a short period of time. I've put on two coats of gray high build tonight. Will post pictures shortly. I do it this way so that when I block sand if I have any high spots the black will come to the surface and I know to stop and give that area some attention by bumping the metal down.   
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Post by: chopper526 on April 29, 2015, 10:13:34 PM
Ghost, I picked up a siphon feed #2 needle gun at H.F. for about 25 bucks. I figure it has to be good, at least, for the  primer.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 30, 2015, 09:10:32 AM
Chopper that gun should work fine, but it most likely give a lot of dust since it isn't a high pressure, low volume gun. So wear a mask to protect your lungs. We need you around here.  :'(
 On another note. I turned on iron man last night and realized the colors of his suit is darn close to the colors I have picked out for my car. Maybe a personalized plate is in order.  ::)
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Post by: chopper526 on April 30, 2015, 06:09:29 PM
It was in the upper 60's today with low humidity and light wind out of the north..........smells like it's time to paint. 8)
And that's what I did today.
I shot an entire gallon of the U-pol beige primer filler in my homemade paintbooth. I put on between 3 and five coats, depending on the area. It took me about 3 hours start to finish and I'll tell you, unless the paint all flakes off in a year, I am sold on the U-pol. It took me a little time to set the gun and get used to it, but it went on great. It goes on so thick it is hard to get it to run, although I managed to get a few. Anyway, it looks great, I will try to post a picture.
Ghost, I will never paint without a mask........again, but, it created very little overspray, I think the paint just drops onto the car ;D
I can see it now "IRON-1"
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Post by: vette59jdwl on April 30, 2015, 06:34:29 PM
Chopper 526 sound like a bang on job  time for a beer or two or maybe even three  vette59jdwl
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Post by: 62131 on April 30, 2015, 07:38:01 PM
Chopper let us know how it sands, it sounds like it might be a product I look at for my next project ;D
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Post by: FATnLOW on April 30, 2015, 08:18:30 PM
, I am sold on the U-pol. It took me a little time to set the gun and get used to it, but it went on great. It goes on so thick it is hard to get it to run, although I managed to get a few. Anyway, it looks great, I will try to post a picture.

 Chopper ....What size was the nozzle on your paint/primer gun???   

 I seen where you said #2  gun    2mm  Nozzel??
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Post by: 62131 on April 30, 2015, 08:38:18 PM
Is it a primer filler? 
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Post by: chopper526 on April 30, 2015, 09:22:19 PM
, I am sold on the U-pol. It took me a little time to set the gun and get used to it, but it went on great. It goes on so thick it is hard to get it to run, although I managed to get a few. Anyway, it looks great, I will try to post a picture.

 Chopper ....What size was the nozzle on your paint/primer gun???   

 I seen where you said #2  gun    2mm  Nozzel??

Yes, sorry I wasn't clear, 2mm nozzle. After a while the paint did start to cake up on the tip of the nozzle, so you just have to keep it clean as you go along.
Yes, it is a primer filler. It is very thick out of the can, as Ghost said earlier.
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Post by: ghost28 on April 30, 2015, 10:08:58 PM
Chopper let us know how it sands, it sounds like it might be a product I look at for my next project ;D
I learned about it from a friend that does finish work on some pretty nice high end cars. He is doing a hemi powered 41 willys coupenow, and stated Upol Is his new best friend. He did say that with a heavy coat you could actually start the blocking process with 80 grit and work up from there. I might try that since I have a lot of blocking to do. Chopper. I am looking forward to some pictures of your car in the lighter color.
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Post by: chopper526 on April 30, 2015, 10:50:12 PM
Here's some photos of how the paint turned out. Like I said, I am very happy.
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Post by: logride on May 01, 2015, 01:17:11 AM
Looking good!
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Post by: TFoch on May 01, 2015, 07:07:23 AM
Nice work Chopper!
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Post by: sammons on May 01, 2015, 08:21:45 AM
Dang Chopper, I thought I missed alot of stuff when I read your post" here's how the paint turned out". I thought I would log in and see a shiny yellow car! 
Looks good anyway. You fellas really must have got your motovation back. ;D

I did manage to get the 'ol Vette fired up, a quick wash and short cruise to get the carb gaskets soaked back up. The front secondary carb was seeping a little until I drove it several miles. All good now. ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on May 01, 2015, 11:27:08 AM
I went to the garage to see how the paint set up. It's been less than 24 hours and that paint is hard as a rock! Even the few runs and drips I have, I can't gouge my fingernail into. This U-Pol stuff is good. I could start sanding it now if I wanted to. I might try a small section just to see if it sands as easily as they say. I think this is good stuff.
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Post by: ghost28 on May 01, 2015, 07:35:59 PM
That looks great, and it will be a great base color for the shiney yellow. If  you happen to break through the Upol. You can always give it a quick squirt with a  yellow colored seal coat before the final coat of shiney.
I had planned to shoot a good coat of primer on the Buick yesterday, but some house duties came up, so I thought I would shoot it today, but alas it was cold and rainy. It will have to wait. :(
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Post by: FATnLOW on May 02, 2015, 04:02:29 PM
Covered all that bare metal today.. Got motivated didn't want body to get any rust on it...
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Post by: TFoch on May 02, 2015, 04:28:28 PM
Looks like a bunch of you are getting your motivation back!  Looking good FATnLOW!  We finally had some good weather here in New Hampshire.  It hit 70° today so after spending the morning removing the wheels and tires and polishing them and the front suspension, got them back on.  Decided to go for a short ride and put some fresh gas in it.  Felt great to finally get it out.
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Post by: FATnLOW on May 02, 2015, 04:59:46 PM
Tom..Weather has been great here, glad you had the weather on your side and was able  to go crusin'.  Hope to have the 33 running by July..and be able to hit the streets
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Post by: ghost28 on May 02, 2015, 06:37:44 PM
You guys are getting after it. I spent the day getting concrete bags and setting some curved forms for a small retaining walls right off our back deck. The concrete is finished. I guess she is tired of the mud the grand daughters are tracking in and want to fill that area with rocks they can throw.  ::) HEHE
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Post by: Dugeman on May 02, 2015, 09:19:26 PM
Chopper Great Job ! Have you decided on the final color yet ?
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Post by: 62131 on May 03, 2015, 08:09:16 PM
Arrived home  today from the Street Rod Nationals. We had a great time show was a little down with about 2100 registered cars. The number of vendors was down also from previous years which is a shame.  I guess the internet is hurting their business to.  Here are a few pictures of some cars leaving the show.
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Post by: 62131 on May 03, 2015, 08:13:24 PM
Here's a few more.
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Post by: 62131 on May 03, 2015, 08:17:42 PM
Here's a few more, trying not to duplicate any.
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Post by: TFoch on May 03, 2015, 09:08:14 PM
Thanks for the pic 62131.  Too bad the attendance was down.  You wouldn't think so with gas prices down.  It was a beautiful day in NH.  Put 45 miles on the 33.  Put a big smile on my face :D
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Post by: madmike3434 on May 03, 2015, 10:43:54 PM
before gas prices went nuts a couple of years ago, any idea of what attendance # of cars was in prior years. ???

I went to nats south in 98 and I think there was around 4500 cars there.

mike lynch
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Post by: 62131 on May 04, 2015, 07:53:18 AM
before gas prices went nuts a couple of years ago, any idea of what attendance # of cars was in prior years. ???

I went to nats south in 98 and I think there was around 4500 cars there.

mike lynch

I don't have any ideal how many was there last year. I've attended this show for the last five years and it seems to keep getting smaller.
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Post by: FATnLOW on May 04, 2015, 08:00:34 AM
6213.... I attended the  Street Rod National in  OKC..and was disappointed,  in the vendor area...those I needed to purchase parts and visit with did not attend.  It appears the younger generation has no interest in  old cars.
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Post by: chopper526 on May 04, 2015, 11:30:02 AM
Chopper Great Job ! Have you decided on the final color yet ?

Thanks, Dugeman. I like the beige primer, so I am about 99% sure I am going with yellow. Any thoughts?
Are you going to ATCO May 31st?
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Post by: munch on May 04, 2015, 02:28:18 PM
I drove the 30 to my brother to put a roof on his shop.  It was about 100 miles round trip.  Today I can barely walk.  Not from the car, it did great.  That dang roof almost killed me. ;D
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Post by: Rattiac on May 04, 2015, 08:24:46 PM
Replaced the 2 fuel filters on the car . One had some shavings from the gas tank rebuild . Took it for a drive across town , then once home I checked the filters again. So far they look clean. I'll porbably swap em' out again before winter hits. Yes im paranoid . ;D
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Post by: TFoch on May 05, 2015, 07:11:20 AM
Took my granddaughter for the first ride of the year and stopped at a local park so she could play a bit.  I know a lot of younger kids aren't interested but one of the boys playing there actually came over and asked me how old my car was.  He was definitely interested and had a few other questions.  He told me he liked the way it sat real low.  I guess there is still some hope for the hobby out there.  I made sure I took the time to answer all his questions.
Oh and my granddaughter really enjoyed her ride :D
Tom
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Post by: ghost28 on May 05, 2015, 08:57:40 AM
I spent yesterday while it was raining all day stripping the 40 chevy truck project down to the bare frame, and seperated the body from it. The frame is on it's edge and the body is on rollers so I can do more body work on it. I did mount the front tires on the wheels for the buick, and put all 4 of them on the chassis. Now it's a true roller frame.  8)
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Post by: ghost28 on May 06, 2015, 08:29:55 AM
Up date from the other day. After mounting up the wheels and tires on the buick, I noticed my exhaust tube curve was way below the scrub line coming off the header collectors that shoot straight down. In other words I screwed up. I decided the only way to fix the problem was to drill a 2 1/4 inch hole through both collectors and add another header flange facing the rear of the car. it worked real well. Now I have to redo the exhast a little and add a cap to the bottom of the collector. This way I can open the headers If I want and not have to drop the exhaust

I will try to post another picture of the finished project.
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Post by: sammons on May 06, 2015, 08:55:49 AM
Ghost at least you caught it now, and you've got to like easy open headers. ;D

I still haven't got back to the coupe yet. Trying to give my buddy a hand when I can on the shop, (getting the build materials cleared out of my way also). We got the walls nailed together and stood up lastnight. Maybe next week i'll be back on the coupe.
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Post by: FATnLOW on May 06, 2015, 09:13:26 AM
          Sammons.....I'll take that  " supervision "  job .. I believe that chair will fit me.. ;D
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Post by: sammons on May 06, 2015, 07:16:22 PM
FATnLOW that is a nice chair, very comfy. Yep that's what I'm demoted down too for sure.lol   Doing layout, and holding down 2x4s with my foot so he can hit them with the nail gun. I'm sure we could find another chair for ya! ;D
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Post by: Rattiac on May 06, 2015, 09:28:47 PM
Went to a carshow . After an hour it started to rain a bit but all the painted cars bailed early. Nothing but ratrods stayed for a bit more. We aint scared . Drove home in the rain and got to try out my windshield wiper  8) .
Also received a box from the fed-ex guy yesterday . Shhhh dont tell my woman .
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Post by: TFoch on May 09, 2015, 06:55:52 PM
Took the 33 out for a ride and stopped at a cruise night at the local Advanced Auto Parts.  I was surrounded by new Mustangs :o  But here are a few of the other cars that were there.
Tom
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Post by: TFoch on May 09, 2015, 06:57:18 PM
Three more.
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Post by: sammons on May 09, 2015, 07:16:47 PM
Nice Tom, I like that Camero.   

Well they arent Chevy's,  but i'm a Winged Warrior fan so...... my brother was at the Warbird Museum in Paso Robles Ca today and sent me this pic.
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Post by: TFoch on May 09, 2015, 07:53:52 PM
Sammons that's a cool pic!
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Post by: 62131 on May 10, 2015, 07:31:21 AM
Good morning to all, hope everybody arrived at their destination safe if they traveled to see their mothers on this mothers day weekend. Give her a big hug tell her you love her.  I know she will appreciate it. And let's take a few moments and think of the ones who's mothers have past as they have lost something very special.
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Post by: Rattiac on May 13, 2015, 01:01:53 AM
Yesterday I took the 32 for a drive with my woman then after a bit I pulled over and let her drive.
I think she's starting to like it . 8)

Took it to work today and stopped at my engine builder to order me up some gaskets to fix my oil leak.
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Post by: themoose on May 13, 2015, 08:42:11 AM
Better watch out,before you know it you'll have to build one for the wife ;)
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Post by: ghost28 on May 13, 2015, 08:56:27 AM
Yesterday I took the 32 for a drive with my woman then after a bit I pulled over and let her drive.
I think she's starting to like it . 8)

Took it to work today and stopped at my engine builder to order me up some gaskets to fix my oil leak.
Nice. I better stop screwing around or I will never get mine on the road.
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Post by: ghost28 on May 16, 2015, 05:36:48 PM
I did get a little primer shot today on the 40 chevy truck cab I am working on.
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Post by: 62131 on May 16, 2015, 07:49:25 PM
Ghost have you ever tried mixing a little acetone in your primer?
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Post by: ghost28 on May 16, 2015, 08:47:49 PM
Ghost have you ever tried mixing a little acetone in your primer?
Naw never have. What would that do for the primer?
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Post by: 62131 on May 16, 2015, 09:25:11 PM
It will slow down the dying time and let it lay down really smooth. The next time you spray some primer add a little acetone and try it on scrap panel or something and see how it does.
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Post by: chopper526 on May 18, 2015, 09:31:50 AM
I don't have any pictures to post, but all last week and this weekend I have been blocking out my coupe. This is probably not the best/fastest system, but it has worked for me in the past: I put on a dry guidecoat then I take a 12" and a 6" paint stick and wrap in in 220 grit paper. Then I just start cross-hatching at abbout 60 degrees in all directions. When I get it nice and flat I switch to 320- repeat and then again with 500. I think that will be smooth enough to spray the topcoat, what do you think?
My fenders, gas tank cover and grill shell are fiberglass. I used to like fiberglass....what a nightmare!! Waves and pinholes like you can't imagine. I probably have close to 20 hours in those parts alone. Patience, I think, is the key.
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Post by: ghost28 on May 18, 2015, 09:58:24 AM
Chopper. What was the mix you used on spraying the UPOL?
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Post by: 62131 on May 18, 2015, 05:36:56 PM
I don't have any pictures to post, but all last week and this weekend I have been blocking out my coupe. This is probably not the best/fastest system, but it has worked for me in the past: I put on a dry guidecoat then I take a 12" and a 6" paint stick and wrap in in 220 grit paper. Then I just start cross-hatching at abbout 60 degrees in all directions. When I get it nice and flat I switch to 320- repeat and then again with 500. I think that will be smooth enough to spray the topcoat, what do you think?
My fenders, gas tank cover and grill shell are fiberglass. I used to like fiberglass....what a nightmare!! Waves and pinholes like you can't imagine. I probably have close to 20 hours in those parts alone. Patience, I think, is the key.
 

Chopper526  I guess everybody has their own way but I always start with 180 grit to get it flat then switch to a 220 then to 320 then shoot a sealer coat,  then before applying color scuff the sealer coat with a red scotch brite pad. which is equal to 500 grit smooth  :) :)
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Post by: chopper526 on May 18, 2015, 06:17:55 PM
Chopper. What was the mix you used on spraying the UPOL?

Ghost, I used 3:1
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Post by: FATnLOW on May 18, 2015, 07:07:34 PM
Been trying to work on my steering......But doing my civic duty  on Jury Duty  for 2 to 3 weeks
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Post by: Rattiac on May 18, 2015, 08:28:31 PM
Got my gasket kit today to fix my major oil leak. Its raining, so yard work is out .
Yay , I can work on the car.  ;D
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Post by: Rattiac on May 19, 2015, 12:42:27 AM
Put some oil dye in and found my leak . Just where I suspected .
Cleaned the windshield and added Rain-X .
While I was there , I decided to pull my wiper arm and bend it in a different spot. Took a few times to re-attach the damn thing but now it has pressure on the windshield like it should.  8)
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Post by: sammons on May 19, 2015, 08:09:51 PM
Dang, got a phone call at 8:00 am this morning.  My old machinist friend was out in the garage early,( using his table saw) and cut off his index, middle, and the end of his 3rd finger and mangled his thumb. Not a good way to start your day.  :( They grafted some skin back on his thumb, but they don't know how much nerve damage yet. My freind and I went over late this afternoon to clean up for him and his wife. Got the clorox out did a lot of cleaning (especialy the table saw) and I finally found the missing finger tip.

Still working on the building and not my car, but I believe next week (I hope)

Y'all be carefull out there!
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Post by: 62131 on May 19, 2015, 09:22:23 PM
Yesterday I cleaned my garage, then I hung my drivers door to check the fit. I guess I need to do some bracing inside the doors and figure out how I'm going to install my power window kit.
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Post by: TFoch on May 20, 2015, 07:07:38 AM
Sammons, sorry to hear about your friends accident.  Hope it all heals without complications.
Tom
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Post by: ghost28 on May 20, 2015, 08:07:52 AM
Ouch sammons that's tragic about your friend. I don't know how I would manage. good on you for helping them.
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Post by: sixball on May 20, 2015, 04:04:01 PM
Sammons, Sorry about your friend. We all get careless sometimes but we usually get away with it. It only takes once. Sometimes we just forget how powerful our tool are. They do things our hands can not and our hands can't even slow them down. Too bad someone has to pay such a terrible price. I'm glad he has friends like you. A friend of mine shot himself a few months ago and I cleaned up the mess for his brother. Not as bad as I thought it would be.
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Post by: 62131 on May 20, 2015, 06:24:30 PM
Sammons really sorry to here about your friend hope all turns out well.
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Post by: madmike3434 on May 20, 2015, 08:05:57 PM
holy crap, just reading about that table saw accident made me cringe !!!!!!!!!!!!


mike
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Post by: chopper526 on May 21, 2015, 11:49:47 AM
Sammons, tell your buddy we wish him luck.
I've just been sanding :-\
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Post by: sammons on May 21, 2015, 02:29:43 PM
 Thanks fellas! Yep, and with power equipment you loose track of your concentration for a split second,  things can go real bad real quick. At 82 years old, i'm sure you let your gaurd down from time to time, especially if it's a tool you have used for years on end.

I feel real fortunate that he befriended me in my late teens, and has taught me alot over the years (just wish I remebered it all). Allways willing to lend his skills, knowledge and tools. Although my fingers are all screwed up, I still can't imagine being without them.

Hopefully he will get through this terrible ordeal with out any complications and won't get him down to much.
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Post by: TFoch on May 22, 2015, 07:20:32 PM
My daughter is a 3rd grade teacher.  I had the day off today so I drove the 33 to her school for a show and tell with her class.  There are 18 boys and girls in her class and they came out to the parking lot to check out my car.  Every one got a turn to sit in it.  They had some very good questions.  One boy asked me what it had for a carburetor!  A girl asked me what happens if it rains (I still don't have a top on it).  I told her I get wet ;D  When it was time to go back to class they asked if they could watch it drive away.  As I fired it up and drove past them I got a huge cheer.  Every one had a great time.
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Post by: ghost28 on May 22, 2015, 07:30:05 PM
That sounds like a good time for all Tom, including yourself. Ain't hotrods fun?
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Post by: 62131 on May 22, 2015, 07:38:40 PM
And Tom drove off with a big smile on his face, feeling good I'm sure I know I would have :)
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Post by: TFoch on May 22, 2015, 07:49:56 PM
And Tom drove off with a big smile on his face, feeling good I'm sure I know I would have :)
Oh yeah, I was surprised at how interested they were.
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Post by: themoose on May 22, 2015, 07:51:11 PM
That's a memory that will stay with those kids...And YOU for the for the rest of your lives. Good stuff Tom!
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Post by: sixball on May 23, 2015, 01:30:30 AM
That is cool Tom. I'm a retired elementary school teacher, one of the reasons I so screwed up, but now they would freak out just seeing the gun rack in my old pickup.
Once at a show in Reno where most cars had the "Do Not Touch unless ......" signs displaced a little kid climbed up to sit beside me on the tailgate of my beater pickup. His mother began to scold him and I complemented his taste. He played in the bed for quite a while feeding his toy horse on pieces oh hay he found in the bed and was very respectful. His mother got a break from worrying, he got a place to be a kid, the truck got to serve a purpose, and I got to be a cool old guy. :) I know why people get pissy about having their beautiful cars touched, I'm here for you. ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on May 25, 2015, 05:13:16 PM
Very cool, Tom......I guess a burnout would have been a no, no ::)
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Post by: Rattiac on June 01, 2015, 08:45:36 PM
Washed the oily mess off the engine . Looks much better and smells better too.
Also cleaned the white-walls , they are blingin now  :o
My woman also appreciates the clean engine , now I dont come home smelling like car .  :)
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Post by: TFoch on June 02, 2015, 07:02:35 AM
Washed the oily mess off the engine . Looks much better and smells better too.
Also cleaned the white-walls , they are blingin now  :o
My woman also appreciates the clean engine , now I dont come home smelling like car .  :)
Sounds like your car is now environmentally friendly ;D
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Post by: munch on June 02, 2015, 10:27:21 AM
Thanks fellas! Yep, and with power equipment you loose track of your concentration for a split second,  things can go real bad real quick. At 82 years old, i'm sure you let your gaurd down from time to time, especially if it's a tool you have used for years on end.

I feel real fortunate that he befriended me in my late teens, and has taught me alot over the years (just wish I remebered it all). Allways willing to lend his skills, knowledge and tools. Although my fingers are all screwed up, I still can't imagine being without them.

Hopefully he will get through this terrible ordeal with out any complications and won't get him down to much.
  Sammons,

Sorry about your friend, table saws can be unforgiving.  I have done a lot of woodworking and ran my thumb into the blade one morning.  I don't know where my mind was.  It was first thing in the morning.  I was lucky though, two trips to the ER for IVs and just scare tissue.

I pray he will be fine, and at that age I applaud him for still going.
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Post by: sammons on June 02, 2015, 01:18:16 PM
Thanks munch, glad you didn't loose any digits!  My grandad did the same as you, back in '73. He always was saftey aware, and felt ashamed that it happened to him. He told all us grand kids that's what happens when you don't stay focused.

'ol John's wife called me sunday afternoon,  said he was back out in the garage working again. She asked me what to do, should she make him sell off his equipment or not. I told her that would kill him quick if he couldn't build things anymore. ;)
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Post by: munch on June 02, 2015, 02:51:11 PM
Thanks munch, glad you didn't loose any digits!  My grandad did the same as you, back in '73. He always was saftey aware, and felt ashamed that it happened to him. He told all us grand kids that's what happens when you don't stay focused.

'ol John's wife called me sunday afternoon,  said he was back out in the garage working again. She asked me what to do, should she make him sell off his equipment or not. I told her that would kill him quick if he couldn't build things anymore. ;)
  Sammons,

I say go for it, I hope I'm that way when I reach his age.  If I am so fortunate...

I would be lost without my tools, just wish I could work on cars as well as I Can wood.
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Post by: Kiwijeff on June 04, 2015, 11:19:04 PM
Ran a chainsaw down my finger once, not much fun.
Finally bolted up my new headlights, and was not real happy to find my sparky had sold me two different lenses, and a blue tipped bulb, and a white tipped one. More mucking around, but that's part of the game.
Also found one stalk is a centre metre higher than the other. That's an easy fix.
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Post by: EDNY on June 05, 2015, 06:51:01 AM
Looks great..love those guide style lights.
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Post by: TFoch on June 05, 2015, 07:20:49 AM
Nice choice on the headlights Jeff!  Stay warm down there ;D
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Post by: ghost28 on June 05, 2015, 07:55:22 AM
Hey Kiwi. I was wondering where ya been. those are my favorite lights especially with the turn signals on them.
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Post by: themoose on June 05, 2015, 09:10:21 AM
Jeff..Those lights fit the car perfectly...Looks great. I won't even ask about the finger VS chainsaw outcome :(
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Post by: chopper526 on June 05, 2015, 01:16:59 PM
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Post by: Kiwijeff on June 06, 2015, 07:06:30 PM
Those lights cost me $550 kiwi just for the buckets, lenses and bulbs another $200, and sparky wants another $200 to wire em up.
I could have got chrome Guides for $400, but went with stainless, due to our high rainfall, and close proximity to the sea.
Won't be no rust here.
Got the fire cranked up, its a wet Sunday today.
Just looked at my finger, and all the scars from chainsaw are gone, but it was 30 years ago.  ;)

Chopper, Speedway should ship for free permanently, especially overseas. Its the postage that kills it for me. Good tipoff.
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Post by: sammons on June 07, 2015, 08:23:01 AM
Waiting for more parts to show up, so I thought I had better get my old Champion Pneumatic 2-stage 60gal.compressor moved from the shop to the house. Couldn't take it down there all nasty looking. Two trips to the car wash and some fresh paint got it looking good again. The air filter(intake) was never worth a crap, so by chance the housing was the same size as a 4 barrel Q-jet. Thought I'd try my old '70 Pontiac 400 dual snorkel.  ;D

Got the oil changed and 220 vlt ran over to it, (the attic was hot yesterday) so i'll get the wires hooked up this morning. The ID plates are all brass on this thing, looks like it's a 1957 model. We've had it 45yrs and just replaced the electric motor in '71, and has painted many a hot rod! Hope it's got another 20 yrs left in it!
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Post by: TFoch on June 07, 2015, 08:51:40 AM
That air cleaner looks real cool on there, nice work.
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Post by: themoose on June 07, 2015, 08:58:53 AM
So where's the pinstriping? ??? ??? :D
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Post by: sammons on June 07, 2015, 10:08:38 AM
Well got it wired in, didn't fry myself ;D    I can't belive how quiet it is with the car air filter on it, and built 150psi in just under 5mins.

Moose, I can't believe dad didn't have it all pin striped up. He striped everything else up in the shop. I thought about lettering the shop name and pin stripes also, but I haven't done that in over a decade now, and I can't hold the brush anymore. :-\ (I never was much good at it anyway.)
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Post by: ghost28 on June 07, 2015, 10:35:47 AM
Sammons. They don't make em like that anymore. It's a good job to keep it nice , it should last a lot longer...John
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Post by: 62131 on June 08, 2015, 07:42:14 AM
Nice transformation looks new, air filter is a nice touch.  ;)
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Post by: sixball on June 08, 2015, 12:56:58 PM
I went out to put my engine together and found that the timing gears I was going to use didn't like each other. I'm sure the steel crank gear would have beat the aluminum cam gear into shape in a few miles but what the heck I got a new Cloyes set for $45. It should be here tomorrow. :)
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Post by: chopper526 on June 08, 2015, 05:53:54 PM
Waiting for more parts to show up, so I thought I had better get my old Champion Pneumatic 2-stage 60gal.compressor moved from the shop to the house. Couldn't take it down there all nasty looking. Two trips to the car wash and some fresh paint got it looking good again. The air filter(intake) was never worth a crap, so by chance the housing was the same size as a 4 barrel Q-jet. Thought I'd try my old '70 Pontiac 400 dual snorkel.  ;D

Got the oil changed and 220 vlt ran over to it, (the attic was hot yesterday) so i'll get the wires hooked up this morning. The ID plates are all brass on this thing, looks like it's a 1957 model. We've had it 45yrs and just replaced the electric motor in '71, and has painted many a hot rod! Hope it's got another 20 yrs left in it!


Very sharp! Summit, Speedway, JEGS...............kind of sums it up.
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Post by: chopper526 on June 08, 2015, 06:16:33 PM
No big deal, just lamenting............. I have been sanding my car, off and on,  for the last two weeks. Blocking it out getting ready for paint. I started out dry sanding with 220, then 320/500, whichever I had handy. Now I am wet sanding the car with 600. I have gone around it twice and I am a little paranoid. I either find spots that need to be "touched up" or I never feel like it's good enough. I have sanded so much my fingers are shiny and it's hard to pick up pieces of paper.  I think I have to just paint it or soon I am going to be sanding it down to bare metal. Push me over the edge!!! :-\
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Post by: sammons on June 08, 2015, 06:27:16 PM
Chopper, that's just the way it goes. If you try for perfect, you will be there a long time. If your going bright Yellow, just make sure you don't leave any deep sratches, (the sun will shadow on them) Don't be too paranoid about it, usually you will be the only one that knows where the bad spots are. ;)  I did't have any finger prints left for decades from all the sanding!

Started out the day just wanting to clean up my old Binks siphon feed paint gun, getting ready for more primer in a little while. Decided to paint my white old metal cabnet red. I had to take it down to make room for the old compressor.  Got my HVLP gun out because I didn't have much Case/IH red left to do it. I couldn't hold thet darn unbalanced top heavy thing even with both hands (i've never liked them anyway >:( ) so I just grabbed the ol Binks, worked great but......... I don't know how you guys get away from bugs painting outside.lol  Everytime I try it, (and know better) 30mins later it's full of gnats and other flying critters!  :(  Good thing it's just an old beat up cabnet. ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on June 08, 2015, 06:41:43 PM
Chopper, that's just the way it goes. If you try for perfect, you will be there a long time. If your going bright Yellow, just make sure you don't leave any deep sratches, (the sun will shadow on them) Don't be too paranoid about it, usually you will be the only one that knows where the bad spots are. ;)  I did't have any finger prints left for decades from all the sanding!

Started out the day just wanting to clean up my old Binks siphon feed paint gun, getting ready for more primer in a little while. Decided to paint my white old metal cabnet red. I had to take it down to make room for the old compressor.  Got my HVLP gun out because I didn't have much Case/IH red left to do it. I couldn't hold thet darn unbalanced top heavy thing even with both hands (i've never liked them anyway >:( ) so I just grabbed the ol Binks, worked great but......... I don't know how you guys get away from bugs painting outside.lol  Everytime I try it, (and know better) 30mins later it's full of gnats and other flying critters!  :(  Good thing it's just an old beat up cabnet. ;D

I hope my car comes out as good as that cabinet.....minus the bugs ;D
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Post by: 62131 on June 08, 2015, 07:11:06 PM
Chopper, that's just the way it goes. If you try for perfect, you will be there a long time. If your going bright Yellow, just make sure you don't leave any deep sratches, (the sun will shadow on them) Don't be too paranoid about it, usually you will be the only one that knows where the bad spots are. ;)  I did't have any finger prints left for decades from all the sanding!

Started out the day just wanting to clean up my old Binks siphon feed paint gun, getting ready for more primer in a little while. Decided to paint my white old metal cabnet red. I had to take it down to make room for the old compressor.  Got my HVLP gun out because I didn't have much Case/IH red left to do it. I couldn't hold thet darn unbalanced top heavy thing even with both hands (i've never liked them anyway >:( ) so I just grabbed the ol Binks, worked great but......... I don't know how you guys get away from bugs painting outside.lol  Everytime I try it, (and know better) 30mins later it's full of gnats and other flying critters!  :(  Good thing it's just an old beat up cabnet. ;D

Just spray it early AM after a heavy dew with no rain in site finish early let paint set up then push it inside.
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Post by: ghost28 on June 08, 2015, 07:19:20 PM
That good advice on trying for the perfect paint job. I have pretty much decided that there will be spots on my car that the perfectionist will pick apart, but the way I look at it is most of my cars have been in primer and fun to drive, so actual shiney color will be a new thing for me. If it comes out too nice I will probably scratch it to make me feel better about driving it. 

A buddy of mine painted his car real early in the morning above his grass that needed to be mowed. After he moved everything insede he mowed his grass to get rid of the red over spray. Worked great
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Post by: chopper526 on June 08, 2015, 08:29:09 PM
Thanks guys, good advice. I'm going to paint my car inside, less chance of dust and bugs. I know what you mean, Ghost, I really don't want a perfect paintjob, I'll be afraid to drive it. I just know I have to shoot for perfection, that way I'll wind up with mediocre ???
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Post by: sammons on June 08, 2015, 10:50:54 PM
Everytime I straightened and painted one for my uncle, he would come in while I was blocking. He would walk around it, get a good look, and say "just paint it". I would tell him there was still a wave down there, and he would just reply "if someone gets down there close enough to see that, i'll kick their butt!" Followed by" don't get it too nice, i'll be afraid to drive it".  ;D
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Post by: Kiwijeff on June 09, 2015, 05:25:37 PM
When I painted the Hudson, I sprayed it gloss black, over all the lumps, bumps and imperfections.
You all know the rule about gloss black, how every panel needs to be perfect.
I purposely did this, just so I can tell the picky types, that rules are meant to be broken.
I don't take it to shows, I drive it, and don't stop anywhere for to long. Haha.
Its a ten footer for sure.
Also it was only ever meant to last a year, so I could do proper body work the next Winter, and spray it better, but had it 3 years now, and just keep driving it.
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Post by: chopper526 on June 09, 2015, 07:21:52 PM
I thought about painting my car black, but I knew that if it wasn't perfect I would not be happy with it and all the imperfections would be staring at me every time I looked at it. I'm not really critical of other people's work, but I beat myself up sometimes. And, although my car isn't a "showcar" I want it as good as I can get it.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on June 09, 2015, 09:21:51 PM
Chopper  go practice on a heap of junk----ok not junk but some other body panel when you have it dried go over it with 1000 wet sand and then when that is done hit it with the buffer  if its not cutting it use a little compound and put the buffer to it again,then when you have it and a smile on your face shoot it with a coat of clear whooo? shoot another coat of clear  oh oh a few wrinkles buff that out and shoot another coat of clear  you never dought yourself man  you do it till you get it right  and with black  no one is going to believe you shot that.  vette 59jdwl
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Post by: 62131 on June 09, 2015, 09:42:10 PM
Chopper  go practice on a heap of junk----ok not junk but some other body panel when you have it dried go over it with 1000 wet sand and then when that is done hit it with the buffer  if its not cutting it use a little compound and put the buffer to it again,then when you have it and a smile on your face shoot it with a coat of clear whooo? shoot another coat of clear  oh oh a few wrinkles buff that out and shoot another coat of clear  you never dought yourself man  you do it till you get it right  and with black  no one is going to believe you shot that.  vette 59jdwl

Chopper   With what I seen you accomplish with your car over the last two years I've been on this site it looks like you can accomplish the finish you will be happy with.
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Post by: madmike3434 on June 10, 2015, 12:47:31 PM
CHOPPER, doing bodywork is not magic.  Trick is to get the panel straight as possible before applying bondo or primers.

 Lets use a door as an example.  Okay any filler has been applied and sanded, you still feel , using your hand slowly over the panel, that its not straight. But whats high and whats low, it can be confusing to us amateurs.

First primer the door with red oxide colour primer, then using a 15--18" file board with 180 grit sand paper, DIAGONALLY sand the panel starting in one corner and going all the way up to the door body molding and then back down again. NOTE---the board file starts even with the bottom of the door and goes diagonally from there across the panel bottom to top.  Do the whole panel on the angle then come back and do the panel in the other direction on the angle.  Now use air blower or wide 4" nylon brush and remove the dust from the surface.

What do you see ?????????? are there any areas that have not been touched with the sand paper, those areas are low and will have to be lightly tapped from behind with body hammer to raise up.  Go over the panel again with the board file and see what your getting in a result. 

Can you apply another coat of high build primer or can you just go to spot putty at this point.........your call.  This is a theoretical system.  Lets say you have more depth than you want.......apply the spot putty and let dry thoroughly.

Now that its dry, take your board file and sand diagonally first 3-4 strokes one way then 3-4 strokes the other way, keep going until that lower area surface has been raised up and it looks like your getting close or maybe its perfect now ????

Okay get red oxide primer out again, apply a few coats . When dry back to the crosshatch sanding method, couple passes and look to see what the surface of the primer is showing you again...........any untouched areas where the low was?
Okay you got it , finish file X boarding the surface.

Now to test your skills, your going to get your BLACK PRIMER and spray the surface with one LIGHT COAT and when dry and fresh sheet of 180 on file board, cross hatch the panel until nothing black remains, because if it does, the panel area is still low and back to either more black primer or spot putty.

Okay ya nailed it, it feels straight, primer shows it is straight, but this is final test, THE EYE BALL TEST.

Take a roll around table head outside to a brick wall.  Wipe panel down until clean then WET THE PANEL. Using the brick wall, very carefully look for distortions by using the brick wall to find them.

This is what I did to my 35 chevy coupe in 1980 using black nitrocellulose lacquer to get a flawless body .  Theres a lot more preparation after getting the low spots out to get it ready for paint.

mike lynch

 
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Post by: chopper526 on June 10, 2015, 06:34:11 PM
Thanks, Mike! And thanks, all you guys for the great advice. I've done a little bodywork and paint in my day, but I'm always ready to listen. I'll try some of these tips. I will say that I think the body is just about there. I have a few little hiccups that I found that I have to address, but I am shooting to paint it this weekend.........We'll see. ::) Thanks again, guys!!!!!
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Post by: ghost28 on June 10, 2015, 11:14:21 PM
Chopper. You give me encouragement in knowing I'm not alone in this paint endeavor.
Good luck man....John
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Post by: Rattiac on June 11, 2015, 12:03:55 AM
Replacing the rear leafspring bushings. Luckily I have a nieghbor that works at a spring shop.
I got one all ready to put new bushing in just have to do some trimming .
The hard part is getting the old stuff out .
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Post by: ghost28 on June 11, 2015, 08:30:03 AM
Replacing the rear leafspring bushings. Luckily I have a nieghbor that works at a spring shop.
I got one all ready to put new bushing in just have to do some trimming .
The hard part is getting the old stuff out .
That sounds like a job. I have pushed them out in the past using my vise, and some well placed sockets. If that don't work them out heat them up and they will slide out easily.
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Post by: chopper526 on June 11, 2015, 03:35:04 PM
Replacing the rear leafspring bushings. Luckily I have a nieghbor that works at a spring shop.
I got one all ready to put new bushing in just have to do some trimming .
The hard part is getting the old stuff out .

Rattiac, if you are talking about the brass bushings, I really had no problem with those. However, rubber bushings are a major p.i.t.a., at least they were for me. I could get the bushing in the eye, but then I couldn't get the bolt through the bushing. If I tried it the other way, I could get the bolt in the bushing but couldn't get the bushing in the eye. Which makes me ask this question: has anyone used urethane bushings?
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Post by: TFoch on June 11, 2015, 08:09:13 PM
Had a nice day here in New Hampshire so when I got home from work I got in the 33 and went to pick up my 3 year old granddaughter at her day care.  I asked her what she wanted to do.  "Go for an ice cream and go to Ronnie's"  Ronnie's is New England Rod Shop, run by my high school friend Ron Gagnon.  As we drove off all the kids gathered at the window to watch us leave.  So after we drove to the ice cream place and shared an ice cream we drove to Ronnie's.  He lets her sit in any hot rod she wants to and she takes advantage of it.  She sat in a 33 Ford and asked him where the pedals were.  Not in there yet.  Left Ronnie's and on the way home she was almost ready for a nap after all the fresh air.  Had a great night!
Tom
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Post by: ghost28 on June 11, 2015, 08:20:52 PM
Way to go Tom. A future hotrodder in the making.
I got the lawn tractor out today, and all my grandaughters have to take turns riding and helping with the mowing. But what they really like the most is when the mowing is finished they get to say ready, set, go, then we take off real fast and roar through the back yard. I hope I don't break an axle.  ;D
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Post by: chopper526 on June 11, 2015, 08:34:51 PM
Tom, it sounds like you and Ghost had a great day. School's over for my boys and they took advantage of it by sleeping till noon!
I sanded the coupe for another four hours. I'm done, already. I've had enough. I cry uncle!! Tomorrow I have a few more spots to touch up, then I am cleaning out the garage, taping the car off and hopefully painting it early Saturday morning .............................hopefully.
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Post by: TFoch on June 11, 2015, 08:39:55 PM
Chopper,
I'm sure it'll come out great!  The boys will be proud to cruise in it.  You don't want to have a trailer queen!
Tom
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Post by: Kiwijeff on June 11, 2015, 11:18:56 PM
Tom, I know what you mean about all the kids watching.
When I pick up my five year old flatmate from school, all the kids are watching, wishing they were riding in it. Some Moms tell me their kids love the hot rod, and one even told his Mom he's going to own it one day. She said to him, "you mean you will own one like it", to which he replied, "no, I'm going to have that one", meaning mine.

Windy day today. I finally got around to loading pics onto a PC for Six ball, but run outa time to post em. Won't be long now, got busy weekend ahead, so it'll be only a matter of days.
Dropped the ball a bit on this.
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Post by: madmike3434 on June 12, 2015, 02:28:27 AM
Tom, it sounds like you and Ghost had a great day. School's over for my boys and they took advantage of it by sleeping till noon!
I sanded the coupe for another four hours. I'm done, already. I've had enough. I cry uncle!! Tomorrow I have a few more spots to touch up, then I am cleaning out the garage, taping the car off and hopefully painting it early Saturday morning .............................hopefully.

The difference between a so so finish on a car is the amount of time you take to get it right.  Throwing your hands up in the air is a French thing, an American thing is to knuckle down  and not quit.  You know that if you slip shod the prep and miss a few spots your eyes will go right to those spots everytime you look at the car or wash or wax it.  Whats the hurry, there is still 2 1/2 months of summer left !!!

mike
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Post by: EDNY on June 12, 2015, 06:31:09 AM
Been working on my son's 37 and keeping my eyes open for the two escaped convicts. We are about twenty miles north of the prison and right on the Canadian border.  There is $100,000.00 reward for info leading to their arrests.
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Post by: TFoch on June 12, 2015, 07:06:15 AM
Been working on my son's 37 and keeping my eyes open for the two escaped convicts. We are about twenty miles north of the prison and right on the Canadian border.  There is $100,000.00 reward for info leading to their arrests.
$100,000 would buy a lot of Chevy parts :D
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Post by: 62131 on June 12, 2015, 07:13:10 AM
I've seen that on the news, keep your eyes opened and your doors locked and your weapon loaded.
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Post by: themoose on June 12, 2015, 08:58:24 AM
Ed...This must bring back memories of your old job.
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Post by: EDNY on June 12, 2015, 12:04:52 PM
Ed...This must bring back memories of your old job.

Yes Sir...the last escapee I dealt got shot between the eyes about 10 miles from here. BTW: I was a guard at Attica Prison for 3 years  in the early 70's.
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Post by: vette59jdwl on June 12, 2015, 12:28:26 PM
Chopper  don't forget to wet down the floor  we do not want something stupid happening like wind coming through the door and blowing dust on that fresh paint
vette59jdwl
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Post by: vette59jdwl on June 12, 2015, 12:36:30 PM
Ed  if memory serves me right didnt you use to have or do have a lot to do with GMC & Chevrolet  2,4 engines  did they have a silent chain timing chain thanks  vette59jdwl
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Post by: EDNY on June 12, 2015, 04:39:14 PM
Ed  if memory serves me right didnt you use to have or do have a lot to do with GMC & Chevrolet  2,4 engines  did they have a silent chain timing chain thanks  vette59jdwl

Probably not..but I'm looking a 1995 S10 2.2 engine right now and it does not have a silent chain.
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Post by: 62131 on June 12, 2015, 06:29:53 PM
Tom, it sounds like you and Ghost had a great day. School's over for my boys and they took advantage of it by sleeping till noon!
I sanded the coupe for another four hours. I'm done, already. I've had enough. I cry uncle!! Tomorrow I have a few more spots to touch up, then I am cleaning out the garage, taping the car off and hopefully painting it early Saturday morning .............................hopefully.
  Chopper the earlier the better bugs can't fly if there's moisture on their wings, and as vette said keep the floor wet. Good Luck make sure you post those before and after pictures.
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Post by: chopper526 on June 12, 2015, 06:47:52 PM
Thanks for the input, guys. I am on target for tomorrow, but I still have to mask everything off and I have one little spot on the door frame to sand out, so I will probably be painting closer to noon. That's not what I wanted, but I think I will be OK. I put a dehumidifier in the garage and left the door open between the house and garage so some cool air would flow into the garage. I'm jumping out of my skin to do this!
Will do on the wet floor and the pictures;)
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Post by: sammons on June 12, 2015, 06:59:23 PM
Ahh, the tape up, wipe down and shoot. Take out the wipe down part and that was what I enjoyed most!   ;D

Have a beer and get after it. ;)  Best of luck too you for tomorrow man, enjoy!
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Post by: Dugeman on June 13, 2015, 10:19:34 AM
Good Luck Chopper !!!!
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Post by: TFoch on June 13, 2015, 11:45:20 AM
Go for it Chopper!  Can't wait to see the outcome.  I'm sure it'll look great!
Tom
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Post by: sammons on June 13, 2015, 08:32:06 PM
Wonder if Chopper has a bright Yeller coupe yet?  :) Just anxiously waiting!!
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Post by: ghost28 on June 13, 2015, 09:02:02 PM
I wonder if he got any of that bright yellow on him? I sure hope he took time for pictures.
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Post by: sammons on June 13, 2015, 09:13:18 PM
I'm sure he did! That Yellow overspray is terrible, gets all over the place. ;D
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Post by: ghost28 on June 13, 2015, 09:26:29 PM
From what I understand if it's not fogging it's not spraying rignt. Correct me if I'm wrong?
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Post by: sammons on June 13, 2015, 09:46:14 PM
Well Ghost that's the way I did it. If I were laying down a really nice job, you couldn't see anything past 30 foot except light. ;D  At least with a conventional siphone gun,( my favorite type)
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Post by: Rattiac on June 14, 2015, 01:40:52 AM
I got alot of work to do before the rat-run next weekend. Finish the rear bushings (rubber), Hook up the E-brake cables, Install my stage 8 locking bolts on the headers (I was going to remove and paint them) but my D.D. "support rig" decided to kill its upper radiator hose today. Oh and print out maps and pack for the trip .
Also show my woman how to drive hauling a trailer before leaving .

I need a clone .  :o
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Post by: 62131 on June 14, 2015, 07:25:52 AM
I wonder if he got any of that bright yellow on him? I sure hope he took time for pictures.
He might have come out looking like a banana if he fogged up the garage and not using any type of exhaust fan. :D
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Post by: 62131 on June 14, 2015, 06:15:36 PM
I got alot of work to do before the rat-run next weekend. Finish the rear bushings (rubber), Hook up the E-brake cables, Install my stage 8 locking bolts on the headers (I was going to remove and paint them) but my D.D. "support rig" decided to kill its upper radiator hose today. Oh and print out maps and pack for the trip .
Also show my woman how to drive hauling a trailer before leaving .

I need a clone .  :o

You are going to be one busy man this week, I'm catching up on my yard work not getting to go to the garage much.
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Post by: sammons on June 14, 2015, 07:58:15 PM
Ratiac I hope all goes well on your trip next weekend.  I need 3 clones(lf they would back date 10 yrs ago  :-\) to get done with everything i'm trying to do!

I hope Chopper didn't get overcome by the paint fumes  ???
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Post by: vette59jdwl on June 14, 2015, 08:55:19 PM
Lets give him 24 hours and a box of beer  then we will put out an all points bulliten or call 911  chopper are you ok.Did you suck in a lot of paint fog or has the cat got your toungue  vette59jdwl
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Post by: 62131 on June 14, 2015, 09:03:04 PM
Hope Chopper is ok, I would have thought he would have posted us some pictures by now, hope he hasn't run into any trouble.
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Post by: TFoch on June 14, 2015, 09:05:11 PM
Took my daughter out for a ride.  We stopped at a local mall that had room with no cars around so she could try to drive it.  She did a great job.  So she asked to go for a longer ride and to her surprise when we got to a back road I like to drive, I pulled over and gave her the drivers seat.  She had a blast driving the 33 out on the back roads of New Hampshire!  Glad to have her enjoy the car as much as I do!
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Post by: vette59jdwl on June 14, 2015, 09:13:59 PM
TFOSH there are no words just memories  thats how it is and thats how it should be.PS do you know of that white 1932 chevy roadster thats down your way  and by the way I do love your 33  vette59jdwl
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Post by: TFoch on June 14, 2015, 09:29:27 PM
Thanks vette it was a great moment us!  She really likes taking rides in it and being the first one to drive the car other than me meant a lot to her and I.
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Post by: themoose on June 14, 2015, 09:57:59 PM
Sounds like a great time. I'll have to let my daughter give mine a go when I get enough courage.  ;)
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Post by: Rattiac on June 14, 2015, 11:09:06 PM
I got alot of work to do before the rat-run next weekend. Finish the rear bushings (rubber), Hook up the E-brake cables, Install my stage 8 locking bolts on the headers (I was going to remove and paint them) but my D.D. "support rig" decided to kill its upper radiator hose today. Oh and print out maps and pack for the trip .
Also show my woman how to drive hauling a trailer before leaving .

I need a clone .  :o

You are going to be one busy man this week, I'm catching up on my yard work not getting to go to the garage much.

Well I should be doing some of that in the backyard but I figure nobody will see it and can get away with it for another week. I'll spray some weedkiller tomorrow. That should help .

Today I knocked out both the radiator hoses on the DD but burping the system was different than im used to . That was a learning experience .

Tomorrow back to the car .
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Post by: ghost28 on June 15, 2015, 08:16:20 PM
I divided my time this weekend, but for the most part it was fix and repair around the house. Saturday morn I sprayed the rear section of the 40 chevy cab with 2 pots of thick primer.. that was it for car stuff.  :( The roof of the grandkids playhouse was in bad shape so new plywood yesterday and shingles today. Then I got an early fathers day gift from my wife. A new chainsaw, so we spent this afternoon trimming all the trees around the place, so she got what she wanted tree trimming, and I got what I wanted, a new toy.  8)
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Post by: 62131 on June 15, 2015, 08:37:23 PM
Ghost  I understand the new toy but it came with a little extra:  WORK  that's no fun but I understand ;) I bought a new bar and chain for my saw Saturday so I no what's in my future :( :(
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Post by: ghost28 on June 15, 2015, 08:52:39 PM
Ghost  I understand the new toy but it came with a little extra:  WORK  that's no fun but I understand ;) I bought a new bar and chain for my saw Saturday so I no what's in my future :( :(
Well hopefully the work will be short lived, and the toy will last forever. Wait a minute when ever you use this toy. It becomes work. SNEAKY WOMEN.  Well I guess it's better than a hand saw.
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Post by: sammons on June 15, 2015, 09:01:53 PM
I need to do a lot of tree trimming,  but that's not going to happen anymore. I doubt I could even start a chainsaw anyway.

I spent the day running new wiring in the shop while it was reasonably cool out. I thought I would get done earlier so I could replace the rotten valve stem on the vette. Rubber just ain't any good anymore, seems like 5yrs it cracks up.
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Post by: 62131 on June 15, 2015, 09:21:27 PM
Ghost  I understand the new toy but it came with a little extra:  WORK  that's no fun but I understand ;) I bought a new bar and chain for my saw Saturday so I no what's in my future :( :(
Well hopefully the work will be short lived, and the toy will last forever. Wait a minute when ever you use this toy. It becomes work. SNEAKY WOMEN.  Well I guess it's better than a hand saw.

They are sneaky creatures, they have us figured out,  I've gave up a long time trying to figure them out.  I don't believe it can be done.  :D :D
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Post by: EDNY on June 17, 2015, 10:16:03 AM
Put in a "low bid" for a towns 2002 Chevy 3500 dually dump truck.  About 70K 6.6 Duramax and Allison auto, 4X4 and mason dump. It wouldn't pass inspection (bad frame),,,just got a call ...it's mine.  So either I have a farm dump or a bunch of parts for sale.  Could build a dually 4X4 ratrod?
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Post by: madmike3434 on June 17, 2015, 10:19:13 AM
I see some welding and fabrication on a dually frame coming up, better than parting it out ????????

mike
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Post by: Dugeman on June 17, 2015, 10:56:07 AM
Hey I think we need to send out a missing Chopper alert. He may have painted something he shouldn't have , and his wife gave him a time out ?
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Post by: vette59jdwl on June 17, 2015, 11:38:04 AM
ED  cut the frame extend it and put on one of those JORDAN  Sliders and you will have yourself one hell of a car hauler  would be right up your alley  vette59jdwl
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Post by: EDNY on June 17, 2015, 12:26:26 PM
ED  cut the frame extend it and put on one of those JORDAN  Sliders and you will have yourself one hell of a car hauler  would be right up your alley  vette59jdwl

Did that once already ..years ago.  I want a quick flip or keep it for the farm.
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Post by: TFoch on June 17, 2015, 12:39:57 PM
Hey I think we need to send out a missing Chopper alert. He may have painted something he shouldn't have , and his wife gave him a time out ?
Or she has him painting the house while he's at it ;D
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Post by: Rattiac on June 18, 2015, 12:44:10 AM
Alright. I have one bushing done and the other torn down ( just gotta pop the head of the bolt out of the shackle) its soaked in PB now . My arms are tinggley from the buzz gun. I took a few things off my list cause of time restraints. Im cool with just the bushings and header bolts for now.
Its hot season now, so things in the car world here shut down for a month or two .
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Post by: Kiwijeff on June 18, 2015, 12:57:49 AM
I lost my compressor last night, or rather my buddy took it to do a paint job on a bus. I don't really need it at present, but it feels like my right arm has been cut off. It'll be back in a week, but I think I'll miss it some.  ;)
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Post by: chopper526 on June 19, 2015, 10:38:15 AM
I'm sorry, guys. I am here alive and well. I painted the car and it turned out pretty good. I took a bunch of pictures but I am having a hard time transferring them from my phone. When I started painting the car it seemed to be going ok, but I saw there was a lot of overspray causing a lot of orange peel and rough texture in the paint. Of course, novice that I am, I just kept on painting, thinking that it was my inexperience causing the problem. It was not until the last cup of paint that I realized that the pressure IN the gun was too low. I had the knob turned in too low. I also ran out of paint and was not able to paint the fenders trunk lid or grill shell. Again, I didn't realize how much yellow paint it takes to give good coverage. There are also a few spots that look "thin". So, I ordered more paint, and I am waiting for that. Still, I am happy with the way it turned out. Very little contaminants in the paint and no runs. Then, to top it off, I went on vacation two days after I painted the car, so that's why I have been out of touch. I am down Wildwood, NJ until next Thursday. Then I am going home and paint the trunk lid etc. and put the car back together on Friday and hopefully, take it to the Philadelphia Modifiers picnic on Saturday.
Anyway, sorry for running on, and thanks for all the interest ad encouragement. I am very happy with the way the car turned out, still some spots to touch up and lots of sanding and buffing ;D
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Post by: sammons on June 19, 2015, 01:39:07 PM
Chopper i'm glad you are still amoung us anyway! ;D   Pending on the gun type (HVLP or Sihpon feed) pressures are a lot different. Almost sounds like the reducer was too hot for the weather, causing it to dry too fast and not let the overspray melt in? If I can be of any help, just ask. ;)

P.S. are you using single stage or base/clear?
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Post by: FATnLOW on June 19, 2015, 02:02:10 PM
Went out this morning and worked on filling the roof hole, got it cut down to size and had to take out 13 inches and welded  it  back together...still working on the front to lay down a bit better....
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Post by: chopper526 on June 19, 2015, 06:41:20 PM
Chopper i'm glad you are still amoung us anyway! ;D   Pending on the gun type (HVLP or Sihpon feed) pressures are a lot different. Almost sounds like the reducer was too hot for the weather, causing it to dry too fast and not let the overspray melt in? If I can be of any help, just ask. ;)

P.S. are you using single stage or base/clear?
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Post by: chopper526 on June 19, 2015, 06:52:12 PM
I am using single stage in an HVLP gun. You may be right, I didn't use any reducer just the paint and hardener, 3:1 mix, it was about 80 degrees with a bit high humidity. Maybe I will try a 3:1:1? What do you think?
FatnLow, that roof looks pretty sweet to me. What did you use for a donor?
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Post by: sammons on June 19, 2015, 08:27:05 PM
Chopper a 3:1:1 sounds about right. Get your self some mid temp (80 degree range, if it's around that out side) reducer. You can thin the mix more as you go if needed. Just play with it a bit. Pending on brand of paint, I have shot straight like that before, but I heated the paint and it was 100 out. I generally used mid temp all summer, but I painted fast and heavy (I liked to watch it puddle behind gun).


FATnLOW that's really looking good!  ;D
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Post by: FATnLOW on June 20, 2015, 10:08:54 PM
Completed the welding  of the 2 pieces ...had to take some length out of the top.  Worked on getting the front to  lay down correctly.... finally got it to the point that I'm ready to weld it in....   gonna be a long process..don't want to warp  the top and create more work......

I mis-stated the year on the top in a  previous post ..... It  is from a  2001  Jeep  Grand Cherokee
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Post by: ghost28 on June 23, 2015, 08:32:48 AM
Wife and daughters pretty much shut my shop down with a load of sale items from 4 homes for this weekend garage sale.  :(  I hope it's worth it for them. I should be able to get some small stuff acomplished.  :'(
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Post by: 62131 on June 23, 2015, 05:29:05 PM
Ghost  You might want to check and make sure there's no price stickers on your tools and extra parts you have laying around.
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Post by: ghost28 on June 23, 2015, 08:55:06 PM
Ghost  You might want to check and make sure there's no price stickers on your tools and extra parts you have laying around.
  They are all afraid of electricity. So maybe an electric fence is in order around my stuff.
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Post by: ghost28 on June 24, 2015, 06:37:07 PM
Working around all the garage sale stuff I was able to body work the running boards, splash aprons that go above the boards, and the rear fenders. Then used up the rest of my primer and gave them all a good soaking.
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Post by: Dugeman on June 24, 2015, 09:22:20 PM
Spent some time in the garage lately. Got the window garnish moldings fabbed and in primer. Installed new interior panels ,carpet ,shifter and steering wheel. Fabricated new hood , added new wheels for a different look. Just swapped out the dual quads for a tri power set-up . I am in the process of finishing installing power windows . Passenger window and back window are finished , working on driver side now. You know when your old ,  you have to try to stay active !
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Post by: Dugeman on June 24, 2015, 09:26:17 PM
Just a couple more pictures.
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Post by: EDNY on June 24, 2015, 09:57:32 PM
Great job..looks great & mean!
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Post by: ghost28 on June 24, 2015, 11:01:55 PM
Spent some time in the garage lately.  Yes you have been busy in the garage. I realy like those wheels, they look good on the car.
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Post by: 62131 on June 25, 2015, 06:36:26 AM
For someone who thinks he's old sure got a lot done ;)
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Post by: TFoch on June 25, 2015, 07:23:02 AM
Nice work!  The interior is coming along great!  I like the plumbing work you did on the carbs, nice and clean.  You've got to get some good shots of the car for the calendar next year :D  I love the stance.
Tom
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Post by: sammons on June 25, 2015, 04:12:13 PM
Dugeman, I wish I had that much energy! Your getting after it. Hood looks good too.
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Post by: Dugeman on June 25, 2015, 04:19:39 PM
Thanks guys . I'll tell ya for a little car, there sure is a lot of stuff to do on it.
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Post by: chopper526 on June 28, 2015, 09:12:52 AM
Dugeman, you are kicking but on that car! It looks great! I am still on vacation, but I  went back up to the city on wednesday to finish painting my coupe and to get it ready to take to the modifiers picnic. So i mask the whole car off so i can touch up a few spots and, what the hell, I painted the whole car over! It turned out much better using a 3:1:1 mix. It flowed great. I put the car back together on Friday and took it out for a spin. It ran great. Then yesterday, the day of the picnic, it rained :-\  I went to the picnic without my car and still had a great time, and at least the car is painted now. Thanks for the advice, sammons. I will get pictures posted Asap but right now I am sending this on my phone and I don't know what the heck I am !oing.
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Post by: sammons on June 28, 2015, 01:05:15 PM
Good going Chopper. I'm really glad you re-shot the whole thing again, and it flowed out good for you. :D  It can be really tricky to spot-in fresh single stage without  problems, and ending up spending more time fixing it.

Anxiously waiting to see pics!

Looks like the flag counter says the Chinese are rapidly catching up with the Canadians?
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Post by: 62131 on June 28, 2015, 04:35:19 PM
Chopper:   I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Post by: Rattiac on June 28, 2015, 06:14:11 PM
Wow Dugeman that looks really good .
I wish mine looks finished like that one day. Got alot of wood to get rid of.

Went to a carshow yesterday and it was really hot. Time to put it away for a month or 2.
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Post by: Dugeman on June 28, 2015, 08:20:53 PM
Chopper , dying to see your car in color !
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Post by: Rattiac on July 02, 2015, 11:41:45 PM
Had some idiot back into my DD this morning. Didnt even turn his head to see who was behind him.
 >:( >:( >:(
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Post by: sixball on July 03, 2015, 01:22:21 AM
Just one of the reasons he Castle Doctrine now apples to your car in Nevada.

I was headed up the hill to Virginia City to meet Tom Foch and his wife when my pickup quit. No sputter, no miss just quit. I called my buddy and while he was on the way I started checking stuff. There was fuel so I began checking electrical. I had juice to the coil. When Vic arrived we used a screwdriver to check for fire to a plug. I did the checking while Vic turned the engine over. It fired right up.  :o I started up the road and it quit in 1/4 mile. >:( We coasted and towed it to our local watering hole and took Vic's car to meet Tom. We had a couple of beers and a nice visit. Great people! :) After Tom and Elaine left Vic and I headed back to the pickup. It fired and I headed home 4 miles away. I made it 3 3/4 miles then it quit again. We were through the gate and I didn't want to too up the tow strap again. We sat on the running board, drank a beer, and listened to the birds settling in for the night. After the pickup had time to cool it started and I made the last mad dash home. It is for sure ignition and due to heat.  :-\ I'm thinking coil but might be the ignition module in the Mallory Unilite. At least we're home. :)   
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Post by: 62131 on July 03, 2015, 07:08:12 AM
Sixball you are probably on the right track as I have a Unilite ignition system in my 38 and had the same problem. After going thru several coils and miles of frustration I called Mallory and talked with an engineer there. I was using a coil with a internal resistor which created a lot of heat and I was laying the coil in horizontal position instead  of  vertical. The coil would heat up and oil would leak out saturate the coil wire and cause misfires or no spark at all. I went back to the external resistor mounted the coil in a vertical position and the problem went away.  If you are putting 12+ volts to your module then there is a possibility it is damaged, you have to have that one ohm resistor in the circuit.
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Post by: TFoch on July 03, 2015, 03:52:44 PM
Had a great time meeting up with Sixball in Virginia City to have a couple of beers.  Cool guy, great stories and a nice little western town.  Too bad I didn't get to check out the truck :(  I'm glad you and Vic were able to get it back home.  Maybe next time my wife and I are out this way we'll check it out.  Thanks for the hospitality!
Tom
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Post by: EDNY on July 03, 2015, 05:58:13 PM
Consider the ignition module also...the Chinese  got their hands on everything...if a Delco will work..I'd go that route with a good supply of thermo grease.
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Post by: sixball on July 04, 2015, 11:38:34 AM
Thanks for the thoughts. I'm in The Peoples Republic right now but will head home tomorrow. I actually have a grade-neice who is marrying a guy and they don't have any kids yet. Quite a rare event around here. I'll get back to the pickup next week.

Tom thanks, I enjoyed it. Even the breakdown was no big deal. It would have been tough coming home from Bonneville 3 miles at a time. :o
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Post by: Rattiac on July 04, 2015, 04:39:33 PM
Working on a 02 ford focus/ Trying to change out the (vss) vehicle speed sensor.
I hate front wheel drive cars  >:( .
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Post by: TFoch on July 05, 2015, 07:40:37 PM
Just got back from vacation.  First thing I did today was take my Dad for a ride in the Chevy.  He really likes getting out in the car.  We took our usual drive around Mt Uncanoonuc in Goffstown NH.  Had a fun ride!
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Post by: sammons on July 06, 2015, 02:00:51 PM
Tom i'm glad you had a good time and made it back safe.  It's good to hear you make time to take your dad out cruising!  ;)

I got my upper A arms stripped friday, tweeked my wrist and shoulder doing it. Took the rest of the weekend off to heal. This morning I tried tackling the lowers, got all but the cross shafts and bushings out. Tweeked wrist again, so I had to go ask for help.  :-\  I went down to my mechanic buddy's shop, he dropped everything and did it for me. It took him 25mins to drive them out. I would never have been able to have gotten them out. I think the vibrations from the air chisel is what kicked my butt!

I may have mentioned that the Vette I tore down for this project had the frame bent and a poor attempt to fix it. The guys who tried apparently couldn't get enough positive camber out of it so they tried bending the crossmember with a porta power, and didn't know how to do that! All they managed to do was bend the upper cross bars. ::)
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Post by: EDNY on July 06, 2015, 04:24:26 PM
Sammons are those C3 vette arms? If so,  I have an extra set...

uppers, lowers, spindles. steering rack etc

Ed
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Post by: chopper526 on July 06, 2015, 06:29:19 PM
OK, guys. I got my hands on a real computer and I can finally post a few pictures of my car. Here's a couple after I primed it with the Upol primer and a couple after I painted it with the Eastwood single stage.
Sammons, that's what friends are for. :)
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Post by: chopper526 on July 06, 2015, 06:32:02 PM
Here's one more after I put it back together. I will say, it still really needs to be sanded and buffed after all the initial problems I had painting it, but I don't mind, It still think it turned out great. Thanks for all you guys help and encouragement!
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Post by: FATnLOW on July 06, 2015, 06:39:27 PM
looks really  good..you must be feeling really satisfied doing it all yourself....way to go
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Post by: FATnLOW on July 06, 2015, 06:45:05 PM
Took a break on welding the top in..... and installed a steering column  I had layin around until I get my new chrome one..
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Post by: chopper526 on July 06, 2015, 07:02:40 PM
That column looks like it was made to order!
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Post by: 62131 on July 06, 2015, 07:13:48 PM
Hey Chopper we all have been waiting for the unveiling of your car, looks great   way to go
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Post by: themoose on July 06, 2015, 07:37:42 PM
chopper...Thats one fine looking hot rod. It's a real eye pleaser.
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Post by: TFoch on July 06, 2015, 07:43:54 PM
Chopper looks great, nice work!

FATnLOW the column fits perfect, great job!
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Post by: sammons on July 06, 2015, 09:50:25 PM
Sammons are those C3 vette arms? If so,  I have an extra set...

uppers, lowers, spindles. steering rack etc

Ed

Ed it is a C3,(77).  Thanks, i'll keep that in mind. All I needed was a new power ram and it came in last saturday. I got my Prothane Total Suspension kit in this afternoon, so as soon as I get all the front components cleaned and painted I can start reassembling.  ;D

Chooper, looking real good there!  :)
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Post by: TFoch on July 10, 2015, 08:43:49 PM
Went to a couple cruise nights and here's what I saw.
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Post by: TFoch on July 10, 2015, 08:45:38 PM
Few more.
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Post by: ghost28 on July 11, 2015, 10:27:24 AM
Here's one more after I put it back together. I will say, it still really needs to be sanded and buffed after all the initial problems I had painting it, but I don't mind, It still think it turned out great. Thanks for all you guys help and encouragement!

Chopper. That yellow really looks good. It will push me to get mine in color. Nice job
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Post by: Rattiac on July 11, 2015, 02:59:08 PM
Is it bad that im already thinking of another project.  :o
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Post by: sammons on July 11, 2015, 04:08:01 PM
Is it bad that im already thinking of another project.  :o

Not at all!  You're a young man with drive, build all you can while you can. :)

And if somebody offers you more money than it's worth to you......sell them!
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Post by: TFoch on July 11, 2015, 05:30:57 PM
Is it bad that im already thinking of another project.  :o
One can never have enough projects!
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Post by: Dugeman on July 11, 2015, 09:01:21 PM
Chopper, the car looks great . good work . I find that doing things yourself helps get rid of most of your old curse words so you can start building a new supply. You will find that any critics you run into usually can't do sh*t for themselves. Again nice job .
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Post by: ghost28 on July 12, 2015, 09:44:50 AM
Is it bad that im already thinking of another project.  :o
Someones got to save all these old cars. Think of it as doing a service.  ;D
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Post by: Kiwijeff on July 12, 2015, 11:41:39 PM
Just jumped on and checked out Choppers paint job. Nice work Sir.

Got some time on Sunday to strip the Chevy down, so I can start sorting chassis. Threw my 28 Hudson together for fun, so it was a great day.
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Post by: Kiwijeff on July 12, 2015, 11:44:26 PM
More...

Last pic 28 Hudson gearbox. Check out the size of that clutch!
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Post by: chopper526 on July 13, 2015, 10:48:38 AM
Thanks for all the encouragement and compliments, guys. KiwiJeff, looks like you have a lot to work with there. Is the weather cooperating with you?
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Post by: themoose on July 13, 2015, 01:12:21 PM
Jeff...Looks like you having a lot of fun playing with your toys!!!! ;)
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Post by: Rattiac on July 13, 2015, 11:31:24 PM
Is it bad that im already thinking of another project.  :o

Not at all!  You're a young man with drive, build all you can while you can. :)

And if somebody offers you more money than it's worth to you......sell them!

While being sick the last few days. Ive had a gear starting to turn in my head . Not good.
I thought id never think of selling the 32 but if it was the right amount and they could do the sheetmetal work better than I could. Its a possibilty .
For some time now I have been wanting to build a bigger teardrop(5x8) and sell my 4x8 but Im gonna finish up the galley (hopefully)  this winter and maybe it'll sell next spring .
And then I really want to build a madmax style rig. (Shouldnt have gone to see that twice)
Was thinkin about snatching up this old semi truck cab from a neighbor and doing something with that but then........... I want 4-wheel-drive too.
After seeing this cool 74 J20 Jeep truck on the road a few days ago.
THE LIGHBULB WENT ON.
A Jeep truck with a camper on the back that would look like a tanker. A V8, stacks behind the cab, hidden hatch , rusty mean bumper , pissed off look that no-one wants to get near in traffic. :o
Maybe its the Ny-quil talkin , maybe not .
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Post by: sammons on July 14, 2015, 08:36:07 AM
Rattiac you need to build the Landmaster from Damnation Alley('77).lol  It meets most of your needs, big 8 wheel drive (and 4 in reserve), camper, boat and enough room for a 4/wheeler in the back!  I told dad when I was young I wanted to build it, he told me I was nutz. I would still like to have a WW2 Studebaker 6X and a half track. Just because! ;D


In case you've never seen it.

Kiwijeff, looks like you're having fun regardless of the cold. At least I don't see any snow!  :)
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Post by: sammons on July 14, 2015, 12:52:04 PM
Whew!! Almost had a catastrophe, just took my rusty spindel bolts out to give them a quick 3min soak in the acid. Rinsed them and laid them on the a/c unit (next to the back door) to open the door and it kicked on, dropping a lock washer into the blade and slinging it inside the unit. :o  I shut it off to inspect damage and retrieve the washer. Got real lucky, doesn't seem to have cut any condenser coils (yet), just nicked it. :-\

Here is a quick three min dip on rusty bolts.
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Post by: FATnLOW on July 14, 2015, 06:54:53 PM
  Seems like luck was on your side today...  You method of cleaning items seems easy and does a fantastic  job
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Post by: sixball on July 14, 2015, 10:57:49 PM
Rattiac, A few hours ago I saw the truck for you. We are on our way to Texas and drove through Ely, Nevada where there in a late 50s-early 60s Studebaker 3/4 ton 4X4 flatbed sitting in a bunch of other old stuff. I should have taken a picture. Stude 4X4s with either the 259 or 289 V8s are tough rigs.
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Post by: madmike3434 on July 15, 2015, 12:52:40 PM
got my new Dayton wire wheels their classic 3 in 15 x 5 and 15 x 8 chrome plated from speedway motors.  Did not want chrome plated ,  wanted them raw to paint or powder coated.  Also wanted the rears in 18 x 8. 

But during a conversation with Dayton wire wheels late week , the classic wheel has been discontinued due to tooling problems with the center hub.  BIG TIME PANIC, my dream of getting these just threw me into total upset. 

I remembered seeing them listed on ebay with speedway motors on buy it now, so I telephoned them to confirm they had the wheels I needed in stock and placed my order.  They arrived Tuesday and I spent this morning getting them mounted and center balanced on the new general altimax tires 185 x 60 x 15 for fronts and 235 x 70 x 15 for the rears.   These I ordered on telephone from tire rack as the sizes and type were no longer available here.

I have the backs on the car , but I have to wait for the 7/16 special Dayton lug nuts for the fronts. 

what I wanted was the green ones, but got the chrome plated ones instead.

What differenciates the Dayton classic wire from the standard McLean, wheelsmith, wheel vintques is the center hub and how small it is making the rear spokes much longer and making the wheel much more open looking, when compared to the  wheel vintiques ** beige ** Cadillac 49--55 style./size]
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Post by: sammons on July 15, 2015, 01:05:40 PM
The green ones do look nice Mike. Good looking wires. ;)

I have some fellas looking for '67-72 chevy pu doors and another looking for tri 5 deck lids. So I had my friend Tom go out to the farm with me to gather them up. Had 5 doors left and 3 trunks. Hadn't seen them in 10+ yrs, took me a while to find them in theshelter belt. Somebody popped all the vent windows, but I had the windows rolled down so saved so door glass. :-\      I decided to do a test hit on one deck lid, seem to remember the acid not effecting the paint or primer so I give it a shot. Test went good so I pulled the emblem and sprayed it down, waited a few mins for the smoke to clear, then scrubbed a little with a dish sponge/scour pad and hosed it off. Not bad at all, now the fella can get a good look. :D
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Post by: sixball on July 16, 2015, 12:59:58 AM
 I am driving a car but not an Rusty one.  ;D This is day 2 in our Hajj to Tecca.  ::)  We left Beaver, Utah  this morning and went to Bryce Canyon. It is beautiful! I could not stop taking pictures. From there we headed east on Highway 12 and drove for hours through the most breathtaking landscape I have ever seen and I've spent my life in the West. Lots of trips from Texas to California through all the western states except Washington and Oregon. Today we saw vast sandstone cliffs and canyons, pine & juniper forest, the biggest and thickest Quaking aspen groves ever. There was beautiful farms fitted into the the whole thing. We had flash floods, mud slides, water falls, hail and snow. We finally got to Blanding, Utah in time to rest up for tomorrow. I was so over whelmed with scenery I just quit taking pictures. They are just not acquit.
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Post by: Kiwijeff on July 16, 2015, 03:45:29 AM
Its been raining here for the last few days, so its a little warmer. We get either cold n sunny, or wet n warm for our Winters on the West Coast.
Six ball, great pic.
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Post by: TFoch on July 16, 2015, 07:07:16 AM
Great picture Sixball.  That's exactly why I love taking my vacations out west.  New England has some beauty of it's own but such different landscapes out there.  Bryce and Zion are coming up next on my list ;D
Tom
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Post by: Dugeman on July 16, 2015, 09:31:36 AM
Man , that photo is a perfect example of America the Beautiful !
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Post by: sixball on July 16, 2015, 10:11:29 AM
Man, I'm telling you, I grew up on a Ranch/farm on the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon. Our family was deeply connected to that place. I have seen lots of the West but what we saw yesterday damn near left me speechless. But then you know me. ;D

Off to Mesa Verde, Later. Tom let me help with your plans.
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Post by: TFoch on July 16, 2015, 12:45:42 PM
Went to Mesa Verde last year.  Amazing park.  Enjoy!
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Post by: sixball on July 17, 2015, 01:13:26 AM
We were there when the boys were small.
Loooong day! Blanding, Utah to Santa Rosa, New Mexico with Hovenweep cliff Dwellings and Mesa Verde thrown in for fun. The last picture is of my new Mesa Verde friend. I darn need stepped on him. You get away from home and you let your guard down.
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Amarillo by morning!
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Post by: sammons on July 17, 2015, 01:31:29 PM
Sixball, cool pics. Been a long time since I was there. Looks like your new friend was telling you to call first before dropping in.lol ;D    Sometimes the scenery is a bit distracting. (Done that before). Have a safe trip.
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Post by: chopper526 on July 17, 2015, 02:55:09 PM
Very cool pics. The closest I have ever been to a rattlesnake was behind glass at the zoo. ::)
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Post by: sixball on July 18, 2015, 08:52:29 AM
We made it to Amarillo safely yesterday in time to pick up our son at the airport. He got bumped from his flight so he'll be here today. Long angry story. >:(
Chopper, I've killed 3 in the last month at home. If you want I'll send you one. Two of those were found by one of the dogs within days of completing a $75 "Rattle Snake Avoidance" class. The second one bit her. That's the 3rd time for her.
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Post by: TFoch on July 18, 2015, 09:03:23 AM
Chopper I see you've changed your avatar.  Looks great ;D
Sixball glad you made it safe and sound.
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Post by: ghost28 on July 18, 2015, 11:28:21 AM
Snakes  I don't like at all. I have been cutting on the 40 chevy truck frame. I made it into a short bed length by taking out 10 and 1/2 inches of metal. I then fish plated the interior of the frame for stability, and slid it back together leaving a 1/4 inch gap to weld up. I did this so I could get a good penetration with the weld. It's now 113 and 1/5 inches and ready for a short bed which should look better. I didn't take but these 2 pictures, sorry.  :-[
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Post by: FATnLOW on July 18, 2015, 04:40:51 PM
Spent the morning installing bucket seats that I've had for a long time.. in the '33......After positioning  them several times  to get clearance at the doors and between seats and worked on one  seat track that didn't move freely, Finished  the install about noon and called it quits. Getting hot here about  108 with the heat Index..no A/c  just fans in the garage...should have built a shop when we bought our lake house ,but this is the last build I'm doing
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Post by: Dugeman on July 18, 2015, 07:39:26 PM
Ghost that's some nice looking welding .
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Post by: ghost28 on July 18, 2015, 11:14:17 PM
Ghost that's some nice looking welding .
Thanks Dugeman.
 I went to a car show friday night and got razzed about not having my car done. SOO, I decided to spend the day getting the body ready for paint no matter what. SAND SAND SAND.  I got it good enough for my standards which are really low, so I decided to paint all the jams so I could install the doors, trunk, cowl vent, and so on. WELLLL I got a bit carried away and painted the whole damn body. Everything except the grille shell and dash. I dumped 1/2 a gallon on it. Oh yeah by the way. I changed the color again....I'm so confused.  :-[  ,but there is no going back now. I will try to get some pic's of it tomorrow
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Post by: chopper526 on July 20, 2015, 05:50:58 PM
Can't wait to see those pictures, Ghost! What is fish plating?
Sixball, what do you do when your dog gets bit?
Thanks, Tom.
Let's see those seats, FATnLOW............heat is no excuse ;D
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Post by: sixball on July 20, 2015, 11:07:19 PM
[quote Sixball, what do you do when your dog gets bit? [/quote]

Spend a lot of money! The three bites last summer were over $1,000 each. The last one was only $400 because of some immunity and a two shot treatment. It's really crazy I have had dogs bitten that I did nothing for except clead the wound and they did fine. Sometime the snake will not inject venom.

Made it to Santa Fe tonight. I saw a not so rusty Bow Tie in Amarillo.
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Post by: 62131 on July 21, 2015, 06:38:08 AM
Sixball    that's some nice yard art.
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Post by: FATnLOW on July 21, 2015, 08:53:35 AM
That truck  looks  better than some of the builds I started out with... Would make a nice build  for some one



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Post by: sixball on July 21, 2015, 10:29:08 AM
This one was pretty much all there. It would be a great ranch truck. I love the cast aluminum headlight mounts All 4 were perfect. They are in front of a motel near the airport on I40. They've been there for years though some parts have obviously been pilfered.
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Headed for Kingman, long haul not much site seeing.
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Post by: ghost28 on July 21, 2015, 10:28:07 PM
Those are some savable trucks. I would like to have the hood, grille, and hood top from the half a truck.
I found the door handles for the buick and decided to retro fit them to the new bear claw latches. After some modifications to the latches, handles, and my language, I finally got them working together, but they are touch sensitive, meaning a very slight 1/4 inch movement opens the doors.I have taken them apart again and painted the handles with a spray chrome, and as soon as they cure I will clearcoat them for a silver look.
 I did install the trunk lid back on the car, and it still fits good. whew  :o  I had to make some adjustable rubber stops for the lid to rest on using some 51 ford hood items in my inventory.
So far so good.
pictures to follow.
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Post by: sixball on July 22, 2015, 12:22:47 AM
Ugh, Made it from Santa Fe, NM to Kingman, AZ. 531 miles. The estimate was 7 hr 43 min. That's if you go 75 the whole way and don't stop for gas, food, flats and tire repair. We did them all. It took a little over 10 hours. The flat was on I 40 a few miles out of Santa Fe. It had rained most of the night and the shoulder was muddy. My wife insisted on calling AAA. Over an hour to get there so I started getting the stuff out to change the tire and two New Mexico State Troopers pulled up. The three of us made short work of the change with them doing most of it. Really great guys. In fact we have dealt with some really nice people this whole trip. We'll be home tomorrow night. 
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Post by: sixball on July 23, 2015, 12:38:34 AM
Home again, home again……. Here is a link to more pictures. I didn't take many on he way home until today. Be careful there are Fords. ::)
 https://picasaweb.google.com/sixpics/TexsTrip2015?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNCknYOSosi1Xg&feat=directlink (https://picasaweb.google.com/sixpics/TexsTrip2015?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNCknYOSosi1Xg&feat=directlink)
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Post by: Rattiac on July 24, 2015, 05:30:35 PM
What great trip Sixball. Thanks for sharing with us your pics. Looks like you've been to a few places we have traveled in the last year or 2 and a few places we havent yet. Which im looking forward to.
After being to Moab 5X, exploring trails east,west, north & south . We have started making our way more southwest each time.
Our plan for the next trip is to knock-off the last 2 National Parks off our list (Bryce & Zions).
Then explore a bit of Nevada the next year. Still havent got the desert out of my system yet.
Not sure it will ever be but my woman wants to go north (way north) one day. May have to build a new rig for that series of explorings. All in good time .
I was reading a trip report about the ghost-town of  Bodie, California. Looks interesting .
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Post by: Kiwijeff on July 25, 2015, 09:00:36 PM
Thanks Sixball, great pics.
Good way to perk up my wet Sunday. :)
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Post by: sixball on July 27, 2015, 10:41:45 PM
Thanks, I'm glad you like them.
Bodie? I was first there in 1967. You could still go into many of the buildings then. My friend and I slept in one of the old houses. Some where I have pictures from the inside. Later some friends that worked for the state helped put the town in"the state of arrested decay". A married couple, also friends, were the first and last year round rangers that were allowed to spend two winters. Evidently one was enough. Bodie is at a little over 8,000'. Winter there can be tough. My wife and I spent our first anniversary there on August 2,1970. The canvas water bag froze solid! I love Bodie!
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 28, 2015, 10:58:35 AM
Sixball  It looks lovely but i don't think i would love to live there.Last year the wife and i were in California and we decided to take a bit of a twist in out route came up to sicisors cal and went up and across the mountains to Oatman az just for the hoot of it ,twisted mountain roads with no guard rails drop offs 1200 feet  drove down through a gold mind right through the middle of it.came out at Kingman az  nice spot great camp grounds even a place to bed your horses.great trip  vette59jdwl
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Post by: sixball on July 28, 2015, 12:41:56 PM
On one of our many trips from TX to CA as a kid we got to the place outside of Oatman where the road drops down the steep canuon to the Colorado River just at twilight. My dad said,"I hate driving at this time of day. It's so dark you need the lifts but it's so light they don't help much." As a terrified little prairie kid I suggested that we pull over until it got darker. ;D
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 28, 2015, 10:34:32 PM
Sixball  That is the only road in North America that i have pushed my siloverado lowrider to the point i could in actuality see the shadows of my tail-lights when i went around a corner. Now i know there are a lot of guys out here in cyber space that have no idea what i am saying and have never seen corners like these.I mean 95 degree corners around a mountain top one lane blacktop if that's fair to call it that.I sure am glad i never saw anyone coming the other way.And i was being chased by a beer truck the driver of which had no fear.But a hopless chance of keeping up with our low rider.I have had 50 years of drifting and speed does not bother me one bit of course my vehicles are always in top notch condition I leave nothing to chance.What a ride  vette59jdwl
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Post by: sixball on July 29, 2015, 12:15:22 AM
My favorite thing to do with a car is drive it. I prefer road trips to racing new places are preferred and no destination is necessary. :)
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Post by: vette59jdwl on July 29, 2015, 11:27:45 AM
sixball i could not agree more.We are located at the Eastern Basin of Lake Ontario and wehen we decide to go the compass reads WEST by the way i am searching for rear fenders for a 32 chevrolet car or 33 chevrolet truck.Have a good day AH   vette59jdwl
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Post by: Rattiac on July 29, 2015, 08:48:18 PM
That sounds cool about Bodie, Sixball. Id love to see it one day. A few years ago when I picked up my teardrop , some guys introduced me to winter camping and have been hooked since.
No bugs, no people and no bicylist's. Of course its best done in the desert . Around here most of the mountain stuff is shut down.

I love watching the sport of drifting but ya gotta have the power to do it. During winter I find a good parking lot and do some drifting with freinds. Goofing around and such. We used to hang onto a hood of a car and have them go in reverse then spin it around . Fun but cold as ya get sprayed with powder .  :o

As for car related things ..... I ordered a new shifter knob and some wall decor for the shop , also preparing for Halloween. The kids seemed to like last years exhibit .


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Post by: ghost28 on July 29, 2015, 09:59:56 PM
I decided to try my hand at making interior panels for the buick. I used a plastic upholstery panel that is 1/8th inch thick, smooth on one side and leather textures on the other side. On the extreme curve portion at the rear of the cab I used a drive shaft and propane torch the heat the plastic so it would bend and keep the shape when cooled.
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Post by: ghost28 on July 29, 2015, 10:15:00 PM
Using the torch I was able to make a step in the plastic to conform to an uneven mounting surface.
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Post by: FATnLOW on July 29, 2015, 11:24:49 PM
looking  good... I also have used that material for panels..
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Post by: sammons on July 29, 2015, 11:33:20 PM
That looks like it worked out real nice Ghost. Where did you get that material?

Spent all day looking for the power steering bracket set up. I know I have a set, but with all the shuffling of parts and crap down at the shop I just can't find them. So I went back down to get the header alt bracket, (i know i have at least 3 sets) couldn't even find that. Went around town stoping at everybodys garage in town, nope everyvthing to new. Spent 2hrs at the local salvage yard going thru his bins. Found a lower alt bracket, the good old 4blade X fan blade, and an upper alt arm. He just gave them to me. The search continues tomorrow. :-\

Chevy used this set up along time, they should be everywhere.
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Post by: TFoch on July 30, 2015, 07:07:49 AM
John nice work on the panels.  I have to get something like that done on mine.  Keep the pictures coming.
Tom
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Post by: Dugeman on July 30, 2015, 08:26:21 AM
Ghost , nice work on the interior panels. I used the same material on my coupe . I used a heat gun to soften it , I used it as a backing for my upholstery
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Post by: ghost28 on July 30, 2015, 07:43:25 PM
That looks like it worked out real nice Ghost. Where did you get that material?

 
I got the panels from a friend, and he got them from a place called western auto upholstery. I believe at 41st and steel here in the denver area. I am gonna need one more small sheet of it.

 
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Post by: chopper526 on July 31, 2015, 12:10:44 PM
I am finishing up sanding and sanding and sanding and buffing and buffing and buffing. :P But I couldn't be happier. Don't get too close, but I will call it a "5 footer". Soon, on to the interior.

Sorry, I can't get these damned pictures turned right!!
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Post by: themoose on July 31, 2015, 12:59:14 PM
Chopper...Looks way better than a 5 Footer to me. Great job!!!!...I turned the picture for you
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Post by: sammons on July 31, 2015, 01:06:27 PM
Looks smooth as glass man! :) ain't it fun.  ;) just take your time, don't need a burn thru now. Definitely gonna need shades on a sunny day.lol  8)
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Post by: madmike3434 on July 31, 2015, 01:57:37 PM
I zoomed on your picture and looks much better than a five footer, I don't see anything , looks good to me.

Today spent couple of hours taking pictures of 1934-1935 chev std series running boards and metal backing plates for the rubber covering. Fellow in new Zealand is interested for his 34 3 w coupe .

mike lynch
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Post by: FATnLOW on July 31, 2015, 02:02:23 PM
NO Runs....No Drips....No Errors... Looks better than a 5 footer  couldn't see anything wrong.......  Good job
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Post by: chopper526 on July 31, 2015, 02:09:40 PM
Thanks, guys. Maybe I just know the imperfections. I'll get it outside this weekend and take some pictures.

Thanks for the "flip", Moose!
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Post by: Dugeman on July 31, 2015, 03:26:21 PM
Chopper, anyone who would look for imperfections and point them out is an A**hole and their opinions don’t count! Great job!
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Post by: madmike3434 on July 31, 2015, 04:06:39 PM
Thanks, guys. Maybe I just know the imperfections. I'll get it outside this weekend and take some pictures.

Like I said some time ago, it takes a lot of hours to get all imperfections out. Its extremely frustrating work.  Even with the best techniques , eyes and hands, stuff still gets by.  Which you soon discover first time you hand wash the car.

Problem with imperfection free, you go to the cruise nite and spend it guarding your car against possible pop spills or mustard from a hot dog. You sweat every bug that gets impaled on your fenders or rad shell.

Is it worth the grief and potential high blood pressure............NO

mike lynch       8)
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Post by: FATnLOW on July 31, 2015, 04:32:39 PM
  Cooler day today  87 degrees  ..  first day  less than 105-110 degrees with heat index... Went out and removed seats, dash ,steering  column, and  put in seam sealer on  roof cross braces   for the front and back..
  Trying to get  little  items that need to be done ,so I can  remove the body from the frame and get it to the sand blaster,
then  do the frame.....  more frame boxing, then fuel and brake lines and fuel tank...Put it together and take it apart.. but still enjoying the work....
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Post by: 62131 on July 31, 2015, 07:33:02 PM
Chopper your car looks really nice, you should be proud of what you have accomplished. As far as the imperfection most people won't even see them you did it you just know where they are. Great job.
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Post by: ghost28 on July 31, 2015, 11:03:37 PM
Choppper your car and the color look great. If I buffed my buick out the imperfections in my so called body work would stand out even more. From what I see your car is a lot more detailed than mine. I just got tired of not having a car under my butt. I might go over mine and clean up the body for a repaint after I have worn out a couple sets of tires. GREAT JOB.
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Post by: Kiwijeff on August 01, 2015, 12:28:17 AM
Great to see everyone's busy.
I spent a good part of my day dragging an old 23 Essex outer its resting place of 30 years.
What fun, good to be a part of saving it, the new owner was a great guy, and he owns a 22 Essex Roadster that's never been restored, and a 30 straight eight Hudson.
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Post by: Rattiac on August 01, 2015, 10:39:29 PM
Well. Look at that . The 100th page  8).
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Post by: sixball on August 02, 2015, 12:37:05 AM
An extra Essex engine? That looks nice. I bet the new owner was happy.
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Post by: 62131 on August 02, 2015, 05:35:43 PM
The humidity has dropped some and It's some what easier to get out into the garage and work. I've been mounting my radiator in my 32 grill shell.   
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 02, 2015, 08:11:29 PM
62131  That is going to be one sweet ass ride when your finished  LOOKIN GOOOOOD  vette59jdwl
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Post by: Kyburbn on August 03, 2015, 11:24:58 AM
My parts should be here today to rebuild my Carter RX-O carb for my '27 Chevy.
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Post by: sixball on August 03, 2015, 11:54:57 AM
I hope I can pick up mu new coil today for the '53 and I also hope that is why it quits running when it warms up. >:(
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 03, 2015, 12:23:20 PM
Sixball    Make sure when you put the coil in it is sitting upright Maybe a bracket so it can sit on the firewall would look ok   vette59jdwl
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Post by: sixball on August 03, 2015, 10:22:50 PM
It sits upright but away from the engine might help. I was able to pick it up so I'll try to install it tomorrow.
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Post by: ghost28 on August 03, 2015, 10:33:02 PM
You guys are getting stuff done. I have to find a place to mount the coil on the buick, and the firewall might be th answer.  I finished up the rear upholstery board today and started installing the wire harness. The fuse block is mounted and the wires are routed to there locations, front, rear, and cab areas.  I like wiring.   ;D
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Post by: Rattiac on August 04, 2015, 12:28:14 AM
My new shifter knob came in today . Gotta put some threads in it but all I can say is;
"This thing is evil"
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Post by: 62131 on August 04, 2015, 06:33:15 AM
I took the time to go over the 38 to get it ready for the Street Rod National's in Louisville this coming weekend. It's always a great time hope to get the rest of my parts needed to finish up the 32.
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Post by: TFoch on August 04, 2015, 07:05:13 AM
I took the time to go over the 38 to get it ready for the Street Rod National's in Louisville this coming weekend. It's always a great time hope to get the rest of my parts needed to finish up the 32.
Have fun and take lots of pictures!
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Post by: sixball on August 04, 2015, 12:54:06 PM
Hot August Nights kicked off in Virginia City last week end. I couldn't make it up there, it's just 7 miles. :o Now it's in full swing in Reno and I'll go up for a full day and evening on Friday. Mostly the swap meet. The cars are so pretty they make me sad. :( ::) I'll take the '53 if I get off my butt today. :D
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Post by: chopper526 on August 04, 2015, 07:36:48 PM
Everybody seems to be involved in their projects, it's good to see. It's a great feeling, ain't it? 
I finished up sanding and buffing my coupe. Tomorrow I am going to wax it. It is far from perfect, but since it's a light color it hides alot of the imperfections, like orange peel and some fish-eye, very well. I am going to drive it as-is for the rest of the summer and maybe do a couple spots over this  winter. But all in all I couldn't be happier.
Rattiac, let's see this shifter knob.
Kyburbn, did I miss the pictures of your '27?
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Post by: chopper526 on August 04, 2015, 07:40:04 PM
Here's a couple more ;D
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Post by: TFoch on August 04, 2015, 08:17:42 PM
Looks awesome Chopper! Love your choice of color.  Fits the car perfect.
Tom
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Post by: EDNY on August 04, 2015, 08:44:09 PM
Outstanding....just watched American Graffiti a couple days ago.....different makes but same great look ;)
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Post by: themoose on August 04, 2015, 08:45:58 PM
That's a real attention getter chopper...Looks great!!!!!
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Post by: FATnLOW on August 04, 2015, 08:51:46 PM
Looks good Chopper......I know you are enjoying Cruisin'  ...
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Post by: madmike3434 on August 04, 2015, 09:47:21 PM
spent a few hours on the computer trying to track down DAVID SCEARCE of Danville VA.  That was his local in 1983.

He has or has a 35 Chevrolet phaeton I would like to inquire about purchasing ????  David would be 75 now and possibly not in same town city, anybody know him and can connect me with him.  Telephone system's doesn't get me help to search for him.

mike350@rogers.com   contact me

thanks
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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 04, 2015, 10:04:35 PM
Mike did you try 411.com   vette59jdwl

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Post by: vette59jdwl on August 04, 2015, 10:21:43 PM
MIKE I FOUND HIM FOR YOU HIS NUMBER IS 434 822 0583 AND HE IS AT 412 BERKSHIRE DRIVE DANVILLE VA 24541-5606  VETTE59JDWL
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Post by: madmike3434 on August 04, 2015, 10:48:18 PM
WAYNE thank you, went the 411 route and got told there was no david scearce in Danville va, 2 times with diff operators.

will give david a call tomorrow morning  as its 10.45 pm now.

saw the address you supply on a website or link on the name.

thank you..................mike
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Post by: ghost28 on August 04, 2015, 11:02:07 PM
Chopper your car looks great, and it's so shiney . I really like the decal in your window.
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Post by: Kyburbn on August 05, 2015, 08:59:21 AM
After reading through the posts about wood in our old cars I had to go inspect the wood in my '27 thoroughly knowing that the door on the driver's side doesn't line up very good and my thoughts were that the wood was rotted. After checking it out..........it looks like a couple of screws have pulled out and the wood is not rotted.  I hope to drill out the old holes, glue in new wood dowels and then screw it back together.  Before it is all over with I am sure i will need to do this in multiple areas to straighten up this 88 year old wood.  It is cool having a new toy and learning something new about it each day!
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Post by: madmike3434 on August 05, 2015, 09:44:37 AM
your doors could have two diff types of screws  holding the metal to the wood.

Wood screws with auger type  threads for screwing into wood.

 The other would , might be a machine thread screw that goes into a T head on the other side.  The T head has a washer with tube with threads inside that at that time was nailed to the wood.  Today they are available at home depot , except instead of nails , the part has 3-4 sharp teeth that dig into the wood, stopping it from spinning .

Or you could drill right thru and use a washer and threaded bolt and nylock with washer on back.
correction its called a T NUT

mike lynch          8)
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Post by: Kyburbn on August 05, 2015, 04:09:11 PM
Good suggestions!
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Post by: chopper526 on August 05, 2015, 06:24:46 PM
Chopper your car looks great, and it's so shiney . I really like the decal in your window.

Thanks, Ghost. It is kind of shiney, but still has some orange peel in spots that I am almost afraid to sand out for fear of sanding through the topcoat. The decal is something that caught my eye on ebay. I remember the old speed shops and hobby shops carrying all kind of decals like this back in the 60's and 70's. Since the "theme" I was kind of shooting for in my car is mid-late 60's I thought the decal was a nice touch. Anyway, my boys think it's cool 8)
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Post by: TFoch on August 06, 2015, 09:15:41 PM
Took a 45 mile one way ride to Dover NH for a cruise night at a place called Hot Rod City with my daughter.  It's a converted National Guard Amory made into a guys strip mall.  There's a custom restoration shop, a 50's diner, a guitar shop, a Harley shop and a British Bike shop.  Every Thursday they have a cruise night.  We had a great night and enjoyed the ride in the 33.  Here are a few pics.
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Post by: TFoch on August 06, 2015, 09:17:08 PM
Few more
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Post by: TFoch on August 06, 2015, 09:18:37 PM
Few more
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Post by: TFoch on August 06, 2015, 09:23:48 PM
The best part was on our way home we had to drive past where my daughter's wedding was held a year ago.  I didn't get to drive her to the wedding in the 33 as we had both hoped for.  We finally got to take the picture we wanted to take on her wedding day!  Had a great night :)
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Post by: FATnLOW on August 06, 2015, 09:41:28 PM
Thanks for posting... Can't wait to get to do what you have been doing...  cruise nights and plain just driving around and meeting people
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Post by: ghost28 on August 06, 2015, 09:46:58 PM
Looks like a great show with lots of bowties. Thanks.
 
I spent the day removing the axle and drilling new perch pin holes for mounting the leaf spring, through a 29 ford front axle, just to soften the ride a bit. it's all done and gone back to it's owner.
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Post by: TFoch on August 06, 2015, 09:49:51 PM
Thanks for posting... Can't wait to get to do what you have been doing...  cruise nights and plain just driving around and meeting people
I feel guilty you guys are all getting stuff done on yours and I'm just having fun driving mine :)
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Post by: chopper526 on August 06, 2015, 11:51:33 PM
Looks like a great time, Tom, especially getting to spend that time with your daughter.
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Post by: ghost28 on August 07, 2015, 08:39:53 AM
 I feel guilty you guys are all getting stuff done on yours and I'm just having fun driving mine :)
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 Yeah right . You feel guilty. HAHA
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Post by: Kiwijeff on August 08, 2015, 02:00:21 AM
 Can you feel guilty, and be sporting a grin from ear to ear?  :D ;)
Good to see no ones letting the dust settle.
I went out a brought a V8 this week.
Its English, and was built in Japan. The poor old Hudson hasn't been out all week, and I'm now supporting the oil companies, pouring my cash into a four wheel drive V8s gas tank!
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Post by: sammons on August 08, 2015, 09:47:29 AM
Tom i'm glad you and your daughter finally got the pic you wanted and enjoyed the day.
Feel guilty, you paid you dues as other's cruised while you were building.lol  ;)
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Post by: chopper526 on August 08, 2015, 05:48:39 PM
I entered my coupe in a car show today that is sponsored by a local car club every year. There were over 300 cars entered, a very nice event, and a great group of people. My youngest (10) son went with me, he especially liked the trucks and a "transformer" Camaro. Lots of Bowties (none rusty, though :)). My wife and two of our other boys met up with us a little later. The weather was awesome, in the low 80's. We checked out  the cars and had some lunch. Although my oldest son couldn't make it, it was a great day with the family.
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Post by: chopper526 on August 08, 2015, 05:51:58 PM
Here's a couple more pic's.
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Post by: sixball on August 08, 2015, 08:20:14 PM
I went to the swap meet at Hot August Nights yesterday. It was a big disappointment, less than 1/2 the size it was just a couple of years ago. I didn't find anything I wanted. We went to the cruse in Victorian Square. It was great with lots of nice cars and people. There was a really good band playing great old songs. Several friends had a late dinner at the Nugget. I didn't get back home till around 2AM.  :o I didn't do much today. I have pictures on my phone if I can figure out how to put them here.
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Post by: 62131 on August 09, 2015, 05:44:12 PM
I returned home today after four days at the street rod Nationals in Louisville Ky. I talked to several Bowtie owners there and invited them to check out The Rusty Bowtie. Maybe some new members. I'll post some pictures here in a little while I'm beat. 
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Post by: Rattiac on August 09, 2015, 07:54:10 PM
Finally got the woman's car for sale online. Haven't had any calls yet but hopefully it sells soon.  :)
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Post by: chopper526 on August 11, 2015, 11:34:17 AM
After the car show for the rest of the weekend, now that I am done with bodywork and paint overspray for a while, it was time to start cleaning up the garage. I had put my Mustang up on the lift and covered it with plastic to avoid the overspray from when I painted the coupe. I am not going to show you pictures of me cleaning my garage, but I will show you pictures of my two cars. I am very proud of them, even though neither is perfect........or quite finished. ;)
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Post by: TFoch on August 11, 2015, 12:18:29 PM
Good looking pair :)  Does your wife have to park her car outside?
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Post by: EDNY on August 11, 2015, 12:49:20 PM
Bet you get that good feeling seeing YOUR TOYS parked in YOUR YARD!  A great feeling watching the heads turn as the dreamers drive by.
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Post by: themoose on August 11, 2015, 02:01:24 PM
chopper, blue and yellow are complementary in the RGB color model so its no wonder that your two cars play so well together...Great looking pair of toys!!!
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Post by: EDNY on August 11, 2015, 06:23:21 PM
Got my son's 37 sedan running, driving and stopping with the 95 Camaro Z28 LT1 driveline...turned it over to him last week. He just sent me a picture of it with his new wheels. Needs to finish lights wiring,  single stage paint and some interior work, but exhaust is done and sounds great. I included a picture of the engine I took before turning the car over to him

Now I have a choice..work on the house siding or work on my 33 Chevy and sleep in the barn :o

P.S. I re-installed the stock fender tank filler...he's removing the 80's gas door conversion on the side.

Oh Yeah:  62131 those headlights are from the parts you sent me.
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Post by: FATnLOW on August 11, 2015, 07:13:05 PM
good looking 37...motor is super..
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Post by: TFoch on August 11, 2015, 07:45:01 PM
Good looking 37! Nice work ;D  I hope he enjoys it.
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Post by: 62131 on August 11, 2015, 08:13:33 PM
Got my son's 37 sedan running, driving and stopping with the 95 Camaro Z28 LT1 driveline...turned it over to him last week. He just sent me a picture of it with his new wheels. Needs to finish lights wiring,  single stage paint and some interior work, but exhaust is done and sounds great. I included a picture of the engine I took before turning the car over to him

Now I have a choice..work on the house siding or work on my 33 Chevy and sleep in the barn :o

P.S. I re-installed the stock fender tank filler...he's removing the 80's gas door conversion on the side.

Oh Yeah:  62131 those headlights are from the parts you sent me.

Hey the car looks great, I believe the trim rings really finished it off.  ;)
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Post by: ghost28 on August 11, 2015, 10:45:44 PM
Choper your cars are really nice. I would have a hard time deciding which one to drive. Ed that 37 is awful nice I would have had a hard time giving it up.

 I have been working on finishing up all the little details of the wiring job for the roadster.I figured out where I wanted my interior lighting it will be under the dash on both kick panels, barely visible except for the light. I installed door buttons and wired up the headlight switch for the grounding to light them up.  I most likely will install the dome light in the top so it can be removable with the top, along with the third brake light. I also installed the clutch pedal sensor so you need to depress the clutch to start it.  Back up lighting is wired.   A bunch of busy work.
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Post by: Rattiac on August 11, 2015, 10:48:28 PM
Contemplating selling the original drivetrain to the 32'
I don't think I'm gonna ever use it and if it can go to someone that needs it. Why not.?
Want to start downsizing all the clutter in the shop.
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Post by: chopper526 on August 12, 2015, 08:25:24 AM
Car looks great, Ed.......do the siding, you'll be happier in long run. ;)
Rattiac, if you sell that drivetrain that could free up some cash for your project ;D
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Post by: themoose on August 12, 2015, 08:46:16 AM
The 37 looks great Ed...As I've said before ,I think the 37,38 body style was one to the nicest GM ever made.
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Post by: sammons on August 12, 2015, 10:41:09 AM
Ed that is really sharp! I love the look of that front end. ;)

Chopper, I like your Mustang. Is it a California Special or did you put scoop and rear spoiler on? I built my '66 similar, but it was not really a covertable.
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Post by: munch on August 12, 2015, 01:19:25 PM
Got my son's 37 sedan running, driving and stopping with the 95 Camaro Z28 LT1 driveline...turned it over to him last week. He just sent me a picture of it with his new wheels. Needs to finish lights wiring,  single stage paint and some interior work, but exhaust is done and sounds great. I included a picture of the engine I took before turning the car over to him

Now I have a choice..work on the house siding or work on my 33 Chevy and sleep in the barn :o

P.S. I re-installed the stock fender tank filler...he's removing the 80's gas door conversion on the side.

Oh Yeah:  62131 those headlights are from the parts you sent me.
  Ed,

I love your son's 37, great body style.  I'll bet he is having a ball.  How about the frame?  Is it stock?
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Post by: chopper526 on August 12, 2015, 02:26:03 PM
Ed that is really sharp! I love the look of that front end. ;)

Chopper, I like your Mustang. Is it a California Special or did you put scoop and rear spoiler on? I built my '66 similar, but it was not really a covertable.

No, Sammons, it's just a plain Jane Mustang. I bought it back in 1976, it was all original. In about 1980 I rebuilt the drivetrain, interior and bodywork, MAACO painted it. I put the scoops and spoiler on because I liked the Shelby look. Since then I have just done a few upgrades, but I am thinking about tearing it down to the frame and doing it all over.
Here's the sad/funny part of my story: in 1985 a guy I worked with wanted to sell me a 1968 Shelby GT500KR, 4 speed for $7,000. The car needed nothing. I passed on the car because, as I told him,  "I already have a Mustang".  What a DOPE I was! Another friend of mine wound up buying it for $6,000.
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Post by: EDNY on August 12, 2015, 02:54:43 PM
Got my son's 37 sedan running, driving and stopping with the 95 Camaro Z28 LT1 driveline...turned it over to him last week. He just sent me a picture of it with his new wheels. Needs to finish lights wiring,  single stage paint and some interior work, but exhaust is done and sounds great. I included a picture of the engine I took before turning the car over to him

Now I have a choice..work on the house siding or work on my 33 Chevy and sleep in the barn :o

P.S. I re-installed the stock fender tank filler...he's removing the 80's gas door conversion on the side.

Oh Yeah:  62131 those headlights are from the parts you sent me.
  Ed,

I love your son's 37, great body style.  I'll bet he is having a ball.  How about the frame?  Is it stock?

Didn't separate the body from frame but did install a Mustang II with 11" rotor kit up front and a 95 Blazer (59") drum brake posi rear axle bolted to the 1.75 to 2.5" leaf spring conversion I made on the rear. Tried to use a 2001 Blazer rear axle with disc brakes..but the calipers either hit the frame or leaf springs..a disc axle would work with a four link.
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Post by: munch on August 12, 2015, 03:53:17 PM
Got my son's 37 sedan running, driving and stopping with the 95 Camaro Z28 LT1 driveline...turned it over to him last week. He just sent me a picture of it with his new wheels. Needs to finish lights wiring,  single stage paint and some interior work, but exhaust is done and sounds great. I included a picture of the engine I took before turning the car over to him

Now I have a choice..work on the house siding or work on my 33 Chevy and sleep in the barn :o

P.S. I re-installed the stock fender tank filler...he's removing the 80's gas door conversion on the side.

Oh Yeah:  62131 those headlights are from the parts you sent me.
  Ed,  Thank, I love that car...

I love your son's 37, great body style.  I'll bet he is having a ball.  How about the frame?  Is it stock?

Didn't separate the body from frame but did install a Mustang II with 11" rotor kit up front and a 95 Blazer (59") drum brake posi rear axle bolted to the 1.75 to 2.5" leaf spring conversion I made on the rear. Tried to use a 2001 Blazer rear axle with disc brakes..but the calipers either hit the frame or leaf springs..a disc axle would work with a four link.
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Post by: Rattiac on August 12, 2015, 10:33:17 PM
Rattiac, if you sell that drivetrain that could free up some cash for your project ;D
Ya think Id have any luck selling it.?
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Post by: chopper526 on August 14, 2015, 03:15:19 PM
R$attiac, try the VCCA website, I think that would be a good start......or you could try listing your stuff on The Rusty Bowtie ::)
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Post by: EDNY on August 14, 2015, 05:00:08 PM
R$attiac, try the VCCA website, I think that would be a good start......or you could try listing your stuff on The Rusty Bowtie ::)

Put them on all of them including the HAMB.
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Post by: FATnLOW on August 15, 2015, 05:48:13 PM
 A few photos at a local show
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Post by: FATnLOW on August 15, 2015, 05:50:31 PM
More pics...
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Post by: FATnLOW on August 15, 2015, 05:53:23 PM
A few more...
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Post by: 62131 on August 15, 2015, 06:58:46 PM
Those are some nice rides.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: ghost28 on August 15, 2015, 07:53:07 PM
I just got back from the George town hill climb, and will be going back for years to come. The event started in 1953 and 54 and didn't happen again until about 3 years ago. I didn't think there were that many 32 fords and earlier still out there in rustic hotrod condition.   quite a few chevies were running the hill and some fords with straight chevy sixes in them. I didn't take my camera, but I have some pics on my phone that I will post later.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on August 15, 2015, 08:10:54 PM
I have been reading about it. I bet it will grow into more than a week-end event. At least the hill will be there every year unlike Bonneville. My plans for my roadster would fit except my engine is too new. The '62 153 Chevy four is too new but I have a '50 331  speed  Caddy with a Lasalle 3 that could climb a hill. ::)
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on August 16, 2015, 10:20:09 AM
FATnLOW  That 1954 BUICK is one lovely automobile  I have a buddy in CUBA that has one except his is green.The last time i talked with him he was putting it on service as a TAXI to service the masses   vette59jdwl
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: Rattiac on August 16, 2015, 06:38:25 PM
Today I sent in for a membership to the Lincoln Highway Association . ;D
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on August 17, 2015, 01:20:34 PM
I should do that too. The second alignment comes through here. There are lots of early pieces of it around. The Lincoln Highway has a very interesting history and often gets lost to 66.
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: 28chevyguy on August 29, 2015, 01:31:49 PM
edit , totally erased my initial post ....  was scatterbrained , anyway im trying to figure out if this is too low already , because the frame is still up on jacks and the weight isnt on the springs yet,  its going to be lower than this for sure .  the rear will have to come way down . ..  i kinda wanted a little low but not crazy , what yall think ?
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: vette59jdwl on August 29, 2015, 06:21:10 PM
28 ChevyGuy  Its got a tad further to go like maybe a foot or so  lol lol vette59jdwl
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: TFoch on August 29, 2015, 08:45:58 PM
Judging by how my car sits I think yours is a little higher.  Might have to come down a bit.
Tom
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sixball on August 29, 2015, 09:34:48 PM
It is really hard to tell if the weight is not on the springs. It's a tough call between getting the wheel up into the fender and still not rub(much). ::)

I have been chasing and ignition problem for a month. It fires up and runs great for several miles and then quits. If it sits for a while it'll go again for a while. It has a Unilite that has bee there since 2008. I checked the plugs, changed the module, coil, ballast resistor, and the wires to the coil and distributor. Remembering a previous post here I disconnected the tach. Nothing changed. I retested everything. Today I put a stock distributer and coil back in with new cap, rotor, points and condenser. Tomorrow I make a test run.

On one of the times I was stopped by the road a couple of friends stopped to help. While I was in the cab turning the engine over so they could check for spark they switched a couple of wires and it fried the resistor and module. I've done the rest by myself. ;D
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: sammons on August 29, 2015, 09:46:05 PM
28chevy, it's not crazy low in pic. I agree with sixball, get the weight on it (bonce it good) and have another look.

Sixball hope that cures your problem, been there too many times myself. Damn aggravating!  (And usually something stupid simple in the end)  :-\
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
Post by: madmike3434 on August 29, 2015, 10:04:59 PM
you have a fairly tall and wide tire on the front of the car, that could hinder fender clearance until you get it on the ground and post a picture.

,mike
Title: Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
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