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Projects 1950's Tube Frame Sports Car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jebbesen, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. jebbesen
    Joined: Aug 18, 2015
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    I've been dealing with some alignment issues getting the trans ready to go back on. I stuck a Ford hogshead on to check alignment and found .040 total runout.
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    Not hard to figure out why the guy who built it said it never shifted real well! I made some offset dowel pins to correct it but haven't installed them yet.
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  2. jebbesen
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    With the offset dowels I got the hole in the hogshead to swing about 0.008 total indicated runout (0.004 centerline difference between trans and crank). I know it should be a little less but it's WAY better than it was at 0.042! I drilled the bolt holes oversize to allow the dowels to move the trans down. When I have the engine out for a rebuild I'll fix it for good. The shims sticking out from under the bell are stainless Harley cam shims to take up the face run out of the adapter plate. You can see the numbers written in Sharpie next to each bolt hole in the adapter pic. Next I need to rebuild the back axle so I can determine my torque tube length.
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  3. jebbesen
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    I found a repop Isky firewall tag. It's the current address rather than the old Inglewood one but most people won't notice. Plus it's where my cam would have actually been ground in '77. IMG_20190904_223231~2.jpg
     
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  4. jebbesen
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    Spent a bunch of time fixing the photobucket hosted photos earlier on in this thread. Still have a few to fix but most of the early ones are back and embedded. There should be a special place in hell for both the greedy folks at Photobucket who have destroyed untold collective knowledge online this week and the lawmakers that allow stuff like that. Watermarking was bad enough but now obscuring all the photos is BS. How many members here who have passed on can't go back and fix their threads? So the rest of us just lose all that helpful info. OK, got that off my chest.
     
  5. jebbesen
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    Here is a photo I snapped of a possible body idea... 46 Buick front fenders might be a starting point. IMG_20190629_165136.jpg IMG_20190629_165117.jpg Obviously they'd sit a little higher and the wheel well would have to be moved a bit.
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  6. Fabber McGee
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    Some of the blame needs to go to the person who posts for being in a hurry and not loading the originals and some also to the people that set up this site.
    I frequent another forum, Shop Floor Talk, that is also powered by this same V whatever it is system and they will not allow photos from a secondary source for just this reason. The photos disappear and the knowledge is gone.
     
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  7. Fabber McGee
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    Good looking fender, do you have both sides?
     
  8. Fabber McGee
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    Haha, I too have a few of those red polka dot welding caps... in a similar state of wear.
     
  9. jebbesen
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    Yeah these days I agree with you but 4-5 yrs ago there was not the option of embedding the photos. I'd be ok with them making the change going forward but not obscuring photos from the past when they touted themselves as a free hosting site.
     
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  10. jebbesen
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    Yeah have both sides and the pieces off the doors that flow with the fenders. I plan to use those pieces set in further so it has a sort of early Kurtis look.

    I love the Kromer hats!
     
  11. woodbutcher
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    :D Very interesting thread.Very good fab work too.Thank you for posting.I`ll saddle up and go along for the ride.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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