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What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« 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.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1 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!
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #2 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. 

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #4 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

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #5 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?
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #7 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!
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #9 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

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #10 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 :)
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #13 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

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #14 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)
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