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Rattiac

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2019, 01:49:39 PM »
Walked into the shop and found this.
To quote Harry from Days of thunder.

"This isn't the kind of answer im looking for from you".

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2019, 01:16:33 PM »
It's probably from someone who parked there before you.

I'm still finding parts for my roadster to haul to the new build site. Found the flywheel, lots of bolts, clutch fork. I decided to order a new valve cover that Tom Lowe makes because the ones I planed to modify are just too much work right now, maybe later. Tom's will bolt on, clear the roller rockers, and match the side cover I got from him. No Mercruiser stuff. I'm getting ready to modify and assemble the BW T-86 three speed overdrive transmission. It will have the floor shift top plat from a BW T-90 jeep trans. Next will be the header mods. We need the engine/trans together so we can see how it will relate to chassis and firewall.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2019, 04:14:02 PM »
Rattiac, was your leak something simple?

Sixball, glad your getting it all dug up. If I ever get back on my coupe...gonna have a hell of a time finding everything again.

Well I haven't done much car wise. Finally got my house guest gone. Spent all last week cleaning up all the mess he created. >:(
My buddy Tom started tearing down the '58 Chevy LCF Viking parts truck. He got it down to the chassis lastnight. So he pushed it out to make room for the '95 Chevy 3500HD teardown. He will be using the parts truck Viking chassis to fab/mock up the doaner 3500HD front and rear axel transplants.

He has used the crap out of his ugly Viking since he bought it, but needs upgrade on brakes and other loaded axel stuff like the 19.5" HD wheels. His original wheels are 20" and nobody will fix a flat or even change tires on those old widow maker 2-piece wheels.

Few pics, 1st is old homely "Homer". Truck that will get all the donated items later.
2nd is the parts truck tare down.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 04:16:28 PM by sammons »

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2019, 11:04:09 PM »
Im hoping it's a simple fix. Appears to be Trans fluid. Also have another small coolant leak.

Hopefully I'll get to work on the car in the next few weeks. Been dealing with the stupid idiots about my flooded basement (serv-pro). It's been a process just getting the tear out done.
Had to get LOUD with them about a section of wall that was wet. Claims adjuster said to have them rip it out and they argued with me till my woman came down and screamed tear the fu#*ing wall out.  >:(
They jumped on it so fast. It took only minutes.

Then they claimed the vinyl floor had asbestos. The bathroom was rebuilt in 2012.
According to their test, it was positive.
I was thinking BS , so I had a test done myself.
No asbestos.
2 weeks later they sent the abatement crew who also said NO asbestos here and pulled the floor out easily.

Now im approved for a heloc loan and I can get all new plumbing and a new roof here soon.
Fundage for the car is no more for this year.
 :(
« Last Edit: November 08, 2019, 12:23:17 AM by Rattiac »

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2019, 06:10:46 PM »
Rattiac, Sevpro around here is the sameway! Do a good job at sucking up and drying out the place, but....then seems to come the BS.

My buddy Tom got the cab off the 3500HD this afternoon. Man...there is no built in front crumple zone on these dudes. That big "C" channel front crossmember looks stout.

This truck must have flew under the radar on inspections. No Cat conv, no E-brake cable (at all), many other things over looked. Might have been getting the "Good buddy" inspections!  ;D

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2019, 07:02:10 PM »
The taller radiator support and lower grill spacer both unique to the 3500HD are something to put aside.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2019, 05:34:00 PM »
Picked up a 10lb spool of .035 for the lil Lincoln.
It's all tuned up and ready for work. 8)
Also grabbed some 6011 for the arc. All I had on hand was 7018.
Need to throw a few practice welds down.

Kinda quiet on here, how is everybody doing ?

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