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Caveman tech - building a bellhousing for a flathead cadillac

Discussion in 'Tech Archive' started by zibo, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Vergil
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    Super great job zibo, my hat off to you and thanks for sharing.

    Vergil
  2. 60srailjob
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    GREAT post thanks for sharing ........I am filed it to my email
  3. Schwartz Inc.
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    Wow great work zibo !! I also must aplaude your tenacity most people would have never even atempted this project !!
  4. zibo
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    Thanks guys!
    It's really wasn't difficult, just time consuming...

    Drewfus, the engine is a similar green already,
    and I had that paint stashed away..I'm a spray-can junkie!
    The camera makes it look turquoise its not as bad as the pix...
    TP
  5. careyohio
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    This is the kind of stuff I love !!!!!!
    Great job !!!!!!
  6. Rex Schimmer
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    Hell of a deal, you take a guy with some good common sense, some good fab capabilities and an idea and turn him loose! What do you get a truely great looking and functioning part!! Great JOB!!!!!

    Rex
  7. InjectorTim
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    Two thumbs up!
  8. gas pumper
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    Alpine Green. I used to buy it by the quart in Centari. Gives it an industrial look.

    Great job. wait. Fantastic job.
    .015 across the face woulda been OK. Even better now that it's fixed.

    Frank
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    Awesome tech! Great job!!!
  10. hoop
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    hoop Member

    wow , I am amazed. Great work!
  11. 1950ChevySuburban
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    Completely amazing work! Why the clutch arm though, instead of adapting a GM one to fit? Just wondering...........


    Got my Tech week vote!
  12. D-Russ
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    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)
    2. A.V.R.G.
    3. The HEAPS - Old Dominion

    Wow, I'm blown away.
  13. zibo
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    First thanks for the vote(s)!

    Second, cause i didn't have a GM one!
    I had the original caddy one but I misplaced it,
    but it also didn't fit the muncie/saginaw throwout bearing anyway.

    [​IMG]
    This is a version available online that I thought to copy,
    uses a heim joint in that pivot slot.
    I like the leverage adjustability, but too hi-tech for this caveman!

    TP
  14. kustombuilder
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    kustombuilder Member

    impressive. very impressive!
  15. flynbrian48
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    WOW!!! Great example of what can be done with simple tools and imagination. Very ispirational for me to make my work better.

    Brian
  16. ST. 515
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    ST. 515 Member

    Great fab work!!!

    -Saint
  17. sodbuster
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    You had my vote.........and you are doing the building yourself......and fabbing everything with minimal tools......Cool......and I sorta' listen to your "music" while traveling on Sirius radio.

    Chris

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