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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 48fordnut, May 16, 2017.

  1. 48F/N
    What a thread! I went back and read it start to finish.

    You are an inspiration to this old (72) slacker who finds it easy at times (now) to get my dauber in the dirt, moping around and letting little things turn in to big things.

    From now on, you're my old guy hero! You're getting her done! Damn the torpedoes!
    Any forward progress is PROGRESS! You're building a bitchin' roadster.

    Keep looking up. God knows you, and what you can handle, and will give you the strength and means to do it!

    I need to get off my butt!
     
  2. 48fordnut
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    Thank you For some Heart felt advice. Thanks for taking the time to read. LOL.

    Just came from the shop taking pics of stuff to sell. It's 99 degrees in the shop.I worked about a hour this am , told wife that I was going to be inside today. Tomorrow is another day.

    You are right about God. He will call me when he needs me.

    Thanks,

    jim
     
  3. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Jim, Bill and Owen, you guys did a great job of pulling together and getting some assembly work done.

    Jim, car is looking good and the flathead looks great. I’m glad those guys are close enough to help out, I wish I was closer than a 1000 miles away.

    Keep moving forward, car is looking great.

    Cliff Ramsdell
     
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    The engagement of the cowl to the subrails. It's about 1'' from being seated on the rails . Had to share the engagement. LOL
    Left side1.jpg Rt side 1.jpg
     
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    Love it. Keep up the great work.
     
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    Had to get the hammer out today. 105 heat index, 101 temp. Not much work done . Does this point get welded?
    ATTACH=full]4341142[/ATTACH] Cowl to subframe connection 3.jpg Frame to subrail connection1.jpg
     

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  7. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Way to go Jim, it’s looking great. I don’t envy you with the weather like that.

    I can’t answer you about the weld but just wanted to chime in that you are doing a great job brother.

    Stay cool,
    Cliff Ramsdell
     
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  8. OFT
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    DSCN6333.JPG
    Looks like your missing part of tab. Riveted to subrail. This is on my '29 AA that I've owned for close to 50 years and know it is stock, well body wise-lol
     
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    I can see the place on mine where the bolt, or rivet would have passed thru.
    Picture is great OFT.

    thanks,

    jim
     
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    Got the heads back from the shop after milling .050 .Looks perfect to me. Now to get them installed. Looks like a shadow on the rt side.
    heads after milling .050.jpg
     
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    Moved the inside of the shop around .Now all is under cover. Have a bit more space to work on the 28.
    Tomorrow the heads go on, as well as the cowl back on the subrails.
     
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    Well not the tomorrow I envisioned but progress. I have moved the 28 inside and have a better build space. Lots of work, and junk thrown away. Now to find my crank pulley.
    Looks like there will be a problem with the water neck on the right side.
    eng mock up 1.jpg eng mock up 2.jpg eng mock up 3.jpg Moved roadster 1.jpg
     
  13. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Jim,
    That generator bracket looks to be for an early generator and not the 49/53 setup

    Cliff
     
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    Must be 59a .didn't know any diff. I have 2:(

    Thanks for the tip.

    thanks,

    jim
     
  15. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Jim,
    If you run an early generator and water pumps you’ll just need to get the generator eliminator lined up.

    Are you going to run a fan on the front of the eliminator?

    Cliff
     
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    Yes on the fan. Still looking for the crank pulley.

    Thanks,

    jim
     
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    Better inst pic.!.jpg eng 10.jpg eng 12.jpg added some other pics, and a better inst cluster pic. Who says cleaning the shop is a chore. Found the electrical temp gauge and the inst panel in a 25 or so year old box. Now I need another temp gauge and a oil press gauge. this is different from my original plan to run the 2 5/8 gauges.
    I think I might be plugging the hole for the 8ba water pumps and using the early style pumps. Do you plug the hole in the top side of the block ,or just the one in the ft side of the block?

    Thanks,

    jim
     
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    Been a busy week with a physical and wife appointments. I have freed up some time by having the ft lawn maintained by some one else. I still have the mid and back yd to do.

    Here are a couple of pics that I am proud of. The sub rails and cowl are mated. Bolts in and secured. The sill plates I had to put in place because they looked so good.
    Have decided to use the early pumps on the 8cm block.Still need a pipe plug for the left side of the block.
    This is the pulley that came with some other junk I acquired. I think I can use it by cutting off the front part of the pulley. It is wide belt.

    I know baby steps ,but it is moving fwd.

    Thanks for looking.

    jim
     
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    Don't know what happened to pics. But here they are again july 20, 19.jpg Right Side Cowl 2.jpg Left side Cowl1.jpg Rt side water pump installed.jpg
    Crank pulley is all the way back now. Have to use a ziz wheel tomorrow to cut the ft pulley off.

    Thanks,

    jim
     
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    23 july roadster pic.jpg B pillar 23 july.jpg
    Trying to get a handle on the B pillar mount. It's been a monkey and football deal.

    Thanks for looking.

    jim
     
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    Everything looks great Jim, nice and clean assembly.
     
  22. Go Jim go!! Great progress. I'm jealous!!
     
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    Thanks everybody for pushing me on.

    jim
     
  24. WTF really
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    Sounds like you need a bigger hammer. Looks great. Keep up the good work.
     
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  25. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Jim,
    She’s looking great. Your killing it as a one man show. Keep up the great job.

    Cliff Ramsdell
     
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    My computer has been down for a week. I have a new to me operating system that is not user friendly.( Took me 15 min trying to get here)

    Hopefully I can get it going.

    Thanks Cliff and Aaron and all others.
     
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    july 20, 19.jpg

    darn I did it. This is just a test. I have been working on getting some pics loaded. More later.

    thanks,

    jim
     
  28. WTF really
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    Wow you are doing a awesome job. One big step there for sure.
     
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    20190803_131341.jpg 20190803_131326.jpg
    Eng as it stands now.

    Firewall stripped and getting ready for paint.

    Thanks for looking.

    jim
     
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    20190807_104315.jpg

    Rt side torqued
     
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