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madmike3435

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #90 on: April 11, 2016, 08:18:35 PM »
picture I posted of my 35 coupe in da weeds is now running a kugel IFS.  Could not find the old pictures of the coupe with the beam axle , but it sat that low.

The guy I sold the axle too still has it, was going to use it on a 27 ford coupe with quarter elliptical springs and changed mind.

below is link to page for center hood hinge

http://www.rootlieb.com/hood-hardware.html

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #91 on: September 20, 2018, 10:42:41 AM »
so I had a bunch of projects jump in front of this one....   Im finally getting my butt back in gear...

I need some help from this forum   Im going to post some updates and questions that can hopefully lead me where I need to be.

I will make a list of ALL the parts actually on the car and what it needs . 



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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #92 on: September 20, 2018, 01:44:21 PM »
We're here for you :D
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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #93 on: September 20, 2018, 03:39:39 PM »
All ears.....and eyes 
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #94 on: September 20, 2018, 07:30:43 PM »
Let's see what you got or need

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #95 on: September 20, 2018, 08:36:53 PM »
Chevy roadsters are my favorite! Maybe you'll inspire me.
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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #96 on: September 21, 2018, 10:40:38 AM »
Dropped axle from syd  " 3" 54" Axle / Spindles/ arms "
Front springs are rebuilt and have dropped spindles from speedway,  have 6 degree caster shims... may be too much have to check the actual angle it is at now .  Might need softer shims OR put the original shackles back on . Might be too much caster again, not sure yet.

1955 (supposedly) 1/2 ton truck column,  frame notched to keep column straight.   
Question being , the pitman has a flat groove and only goes on one way,  wondering what I need to do for the DRAG LINK.

Running a late model 305 with world class T5  ,  motor mounts and trans mount are done .
 Have pedal assembly installed/ welded  for hydraulic clutch / brakes , this should be straight forward, pedals are chopped and clamped to find the right position ... I pretty much have this situation under control.

I want to run DISC brakes in the front but retain the 6 lug,  I will need conversion kit for 50's Chevy Truck ... again this should be straight forward , going to kick the wheels out even more but I'm going to have to accept what ever turns out at this point.

Rear end is 70's Truck 3.55 posi .   Probably needs axle clips replaced , a little in out play... should be straight forward






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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #97 on: September 21, 2018, 05:30:55 PM »
not sure if you can buy the right drag pitman arm, but what people do is to cut everything away except the SPLINED AREA.  Make a new pitman arm , align to right location and mark with soap stone and fit the cut out part , over the cast part , where the spline is.  1/4" or 3/8 plate would be ideal.  Use high powered arc welder with nickel silver rod.

I think 54" wide axle is too wide, 49--50" is more normal.  You can get disc brake kits for 49--54 passenger car spindles, also corvette 53--62 .  TOO wide a front end looks funny and awkward .

1960--70's builds like yours used mustang steering box mounted upside down so pitman arm was outside the frame.  Box mounted to a plate that either welded to frame or bolted.  Pete and Jakes pioneered that system.

Drag link arm box to front wheel........1" steel pipe , 1/4" wall , with 1/2" hole in it to drill out and tap for a spherical rod end .  Use larger washer to cover the spherical rod end ball section.  Same also used on steering arm front wheel.  Preferred rod end size is 5/8 hole and thread.

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #98 on: September 21, 2018, 05:46:34 PM »
such great information Madmike  , interpreting every single thing you say is a task as im not a pro scratch rod builder as a lot of you guys here

so with the column / steering wheel centered ( the best I can that is )  Is it ok if the pitman arm is Not straight up and down? Looking at everything from the side of the car , the pitman arm is about 5 oclock . 


I need to get some steering action first things first.   Pedals are getting ironed out as we speak so that's a PLUS . 

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #99 on: September 22, 2018, 08:23:20 AM »
steering arm should be straight up and down, that way you have same turning radius going left or right.

Measure straight wheel over to the frame to see how far it turns then do other side .  Now turn the wheel maximum and see what you get for each side.  Then make a decision as to whether you are okay with it or want to fix it ?

Non of us here are pro-builders that I am aware of, we are just like you with more experience because we have done it before.

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