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39 chevy getting new motor.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by harley rider, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. harley rider
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    we drove this car all summer with tpi motor .time for it to go traded our dragcar rolling chasis to pro engine builder for new motor.
     

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  2. harley rider
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    while waiting for motor.pulled all wiring that the previos owner used from 87 iroc .it was nasty .new wiring will probably be rebel wire.lookat this pile of crap I pulled.what a mess!!
     

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  3. harley rider
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    also filling holes in fire wall and floor used for old wiring.
     

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  4. harley rider
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    went to see motor builder today check progress .new Eagle crank installed.cant wait ,but have plenty of work to do untill I get motor. back to the shop for more welding .filling in cowl vent today. and other small holes in fire wall.
     

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  5. harley rider
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    after welding in cowl vent I removed the windshield wiper towers to sand whole area. there is notch cut in the windshield rubber for clearance on the wiper towers.I am now welding in these holes aswell.would hate to have to cut notch in new rubber.anyone else seen this on these cars? I may have some 39 chevy windshield wipers for sale.
     
  6. harley rider
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    fire wall finished and in primer.
     

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  7. harley rider
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    after removing windsheild decided it was agood time to re paint dash and replace nasty peice of oak in gauge panel with walnut. this project is just snowballing . you know how it is while fixing one thing you find two others that need attention.
     

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  8. Snowballing? No way. Your just getting the details worked out in your heads. I'm thinking that puppy is going to scoot.
     
  9. 39ChevyBob
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    Been a while since I had mine apart, but have no notch in my windshield rubber. The towers sit back from the rubber just enough to clear. What exactlyare you welding up? You should have a square or rectangle hole where the wiper tower mounts.
     
  10. harley rider
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    found out it had the wrong windsheild rubber.so i'm not welding in holes for wiper towers.
     
  11. harley rider
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    I dont mind the snow balling. it just cuts into my self imposed deadline.want to be driving it by end of feb.for a car show.I hope it scoots droping about 400 hp under hood.
     
  12. harley rider
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    got frame cleaned and painted.ready to drop in new motor.
     

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  13. harley rider
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    picked up new motor this week end.cant wait to here it run .but I have a lot of work to do before that happens .now I'm thinkin about painting car before dropping in motor.
     

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  14. harley rider
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    check out what I did to these gauges.the gauges I bought were slightly smaller than the ones I took out. just barely covered the holes .the old gauges had the needle sweep acroos top side new ones on the bottom .realized you couldnt see them like that so I angled them up with some pvc pipe.
     

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  15. harley rider
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    got new valve covers today . beets them sheet metal ones.
     

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  16. harley rider
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    Sanding sucks. gettin ready for paint before I install new motor.luckily this car is in good shape only a few minor repairs. just lots of sanding.
     

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  17. F&J
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    Good progress, keep going :)
     
  18. EWalters
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    Ive got a 1940 Chevy pickup I'm working on. I like what you've done with this one!
     
  19. harley rider
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    thanks . goin to body shop tommorow to use a friends paint booth.
     
  20. harley rider
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    built this cross member to replace the hacked up original. makes a lot of clearance for exhaust. welded in nuts for exhaust hangers.this was an after thought after I had painted it.
     

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  21. carsluTT
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    cars looking good, i just pulled the TPI motor out of my project truck also. cant wait to see how this turns out.
     
  22. harley rider
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    I like the TPI motor it may go in some thing else. it just wasnt right for this car.
     
  23. carsluTT
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    i understand, the TPI has been solid for me its just time for something more period correct. i plan to toss the TPI into an FJ-40 thats been under a cover for a few years. deff look forward to update's on your progress.
     
  24. harley rider
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    got fat mat installed. did floor fire wall and cowl.
     

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  25. GaryB
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    looking good,what color you painting it? want to see it done
     
  26. harley rider
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  27. harley rider
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    my paint booth deel fell thru . thats ok i'll do it at home.the wife and I goin to make a temperary paint booth in our shop.started getting some primer shot.been a while since I painted a car kinda rusty.I'll have it down by the time I get to paint.
     

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  28. pinman 39
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    Looking good . Next you'll need to change your name to" 39 Chevy Driver ".LOL
     
  29. harley rider
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    Thats funny ! this is my wifes car so she is "39 chevy driver".
     
  30. sololobo
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    The only time you say no, is when your ask if you have had enough! One thing just leads to another doesn't it! Really looking good bro, a great summer ahead of you cruzin this beauty! Go man Go ~sololobo~
     

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