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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #15 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.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #20 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
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #21 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. :)
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2014, 10:18:35 PM »
Sixball, I can't wait to see pictures! That sounds very cool.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #24 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.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2014, 12:54:33 PM »
Spending Sunday afternoon in the garage wiring the 33.  Hope to make some good progress!
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #28 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. ;)
 
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #29 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.
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