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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by deluxester, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. deluxester
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    Battery shut-off/starter relay/starter switch installed under seat.
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    Added some brake line hangers.
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    And started on the fuel line.
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  2. deluxester
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    I removed the sending unit from the badly rusted original tank and cleaned it up for use on another tank that I picked up from a friend. The replacement tank had been modified for quick-change clearance, and there were some pin holes to patch, but overall much better than the old tank.
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  3. Nick Agius
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    That tank is bitchin!
    Now all it needs is a quick change!
     
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  4. deluxester
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    ...oh, we shall see.
     
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  5. deluxester
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    Found an early Zephyr wheel.
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  6. deluxester
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    ..After some (many hours of) elbow grease and polish compound.
    I can’t do much about the cracks and I can’t bring myself to recast the original bakelite.
    Any ideas?

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  7. redoxide
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    a little filler, something hard like JB weld or maybee Araldite and 2k the entire rim in a shade as close to original as you can have mixed ..
     
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  8. dumprat
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    Epoxy with dye in it would be my choice. Leave as much original as possible and just fill the cracks.
     
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  9. pprather
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    There was a steering wheel repair thread recently. I'll see if I can find it.

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  12. Beanscoot
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    The steering wheel is really nice, and functional.
    After everything else on the car is done, get back to it.
     
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  13. Ziggster
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    Awesome build!
     
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  14. KKrod
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    I would be tempted to run it like it is. Nice coloration in it.
     
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  15. deluxester
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    Fixed! (Not really). I must agree that there is plenty else on the to-do list and I am enjoying the original hand-worn surface as is.. so I jammed some mustard cloth wire in the two gaping cracks for now. CD032583-7E66-4B45-8F17-50B683F0C68B.jpeg
     
  16. deluxester
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    Agree. Thanks
     
  17. deluxester
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    Very helpful info. Thank you. I’m not interested in re-painting the entire wheel after the repair, but I did like the super glue and baking soda idea. I might try that sometime in the future to patch the cracks.
     
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  18. deluxester
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    I cleaned up a beat trim piece and installed the gauge panel. I found a used repop “choke” knob for $10 bucks and patina painted it brown on top the glossy black. It should work for now.
     
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  19. deluxester
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    I think I finally wrapped up the rest of the wiring, ignition and charging. It looks like a spaghetti mess under the tunnel but it was a lot of work for me. I’ll make it pretty later if I discover everything works.

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  20. deluxester
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    6B360B2B-B8AC-4D28-9269-FAC4AF5E0C64.jpeg And finished the fuel line as well..
     
  21. looks like you have a good handle on it all- very cool man! thanks for sharing this progress with all of us
     
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  23. deluxester
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    Thats what my friend said yesterday! I’ll be switching to the stock 32 type clamp and relocate the line to the dimple in the firewall.
     
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  24. HellsHotRods
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    Move the FUEL line to stock firewall location (I have the clamp you need). The brake line brackets are '39-'48 FORD and are dead on period correct for a post war hot rod as this build is. @jimmysweden Do your research, nobody was welding on tabs or running street rod brake lines back on the dry lakes after the war.
     
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  25. jimmysweden
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    I don't need to do any research. for me it was a matter of taste. But of course, Better to nothing say than say it wrong..
     
  26. alchemy
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    I don't mind the 1940 Ford brake hose bracket one bit. Just what they would have used in 1940 to hot rod that little roadster.
     
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  27. 421-6Speed
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    Use the steering wheel the way it is it fits the build and looks great as is.
    I agree, change out the fuel line, the rest of your build is so nice would change out to the original clamp and hole. Also your cut out, I had one like that on my 35 coupe and it was a POS. I'm sure you could find a nice used original.

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  28. deluxester
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    Thanks! I’ll stop by
     
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  29. deluxester
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    Good advice, thank you. Ya, definitely changing that now. To what what cut outs are you referring?
    Nice engine compartment. I dig the bent choke/throttle rods to keep everything parallel and uniform.
     
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  30. deluxester
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    I appreciate the feedback.. its why I’m posting. I’m always learning!
     
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