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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Aaron D., Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Car looks good! Crazy days/nights moving... I went through that recently. Sounds like a good thing for you though. Good luck!
     
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  2. Aaron D.
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    Thanks bread
    She's ready to head West!
     
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  3. Aaron D.
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    Just a quick video to let you guys know what's going on. More videos coming soon.
     
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  4. baspinall
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    Glad to here the move went well Aaron.
     
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  5. greaser
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    Great to hear from you, Aaron. Glad all went well with the move, and congrats on your retirement!
    Looking forward to your updates.
     
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  6. Tim
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    Man I’m way behind, looks like your still making progress though!
     
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  7. 48fordnut
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    Hi Aaron, Could you give me some details on the fan set up/ I have a 8ba eng that I am using early water pumps and heads on, with a 3 carb intake. I need a set up similar to yours. Great work.Glad you're setteled.
    jim
     
  8. Aaron D.
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    Hi Jim, I cut the original fan mount and used the part that holds the fan shaft. I then welded a plate to the part. I set the fan as low as possible, then drilled the mounting hole. I will probably add a couple gussets for strength before I paint it.
    [​IMG][​IMG]


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  9. Aaron D.
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    A little steering wheel restoration action. Some older footage, some new footage.
     
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  11. Blues4U
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    How did you protect the trim rings? Did you mask them off?
     
  12. Aaron D.
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    Yep, 3M blue fine line tape.


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  13. So Cal Brian B
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    Glad to hear the move went smoothly. I'm amazed that you are up and running so quickly after a such a major life event. Congratulations on the retirement!!

    Brian B
     
  14. Aaron D.
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    Thanks Walt and Brian.
    Here is how I put my steering components together. Hope it sheds some light on some of the components.
     
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  15. 51box
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    Nice work man, it’s cool watching you tackle all the aspects of the build
     
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  17. Still really liking the video updates! Not knocking the rest of the build threads but the videos just provide so much detail. Thanks for taking the time to make and edit them!
     
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  18. Aaron D.
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    Thanks brEad
    Installing taillights and working on the windshield frame.
     
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  19. 48fordnut
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    Awesome as always with the work Aaron.
     
  20. DaveyJonez
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    Hi Aaron: nice job! Quick question- What was the issue with the cam bearings?? Wrong bearings or issue w/ the block??

    Keep up the great work


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  21. Like your taillights. I used the same ones on a vintage style teardrop trailer I built for my brother. You might want to paint the inside of the housing white as they aren’t real bright in the daylight sometimes. (Supposedly white is brighter than silver which is what I used.) I’m jealous of the old lens, too.
     
  22. Aaron D.
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    Hi Davey, the machinist told me he found a burr on the rear bearing. He said he burnished the burr out. The cam turned freely when I got it back from him.
     
  23. Aaron D.
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    Hmmm, maybe i'll do that, thanks brEad.
     
  24. Aaron D.
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    Alright guys, getting some of the smaller but necessary things done. Next will be the engine reinstalled.
     
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  25. Another excellent update!
     
  26. barrnone50
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    Looking good !! Tank and connections came out super clean.. Thanks for the videos great learning experience..
     
  27. So Cal Brian B
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    Making progress!! Thanks for another informative video!!

    Brian B
     
  28. Aaron D.
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    Thanks guys. Today I put the motor back in and worked on fabricating an adjustable clutch pedal return stop. Little steps forward!
    Aaron
     
  29. Aaron D.
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    Lengthened and bent to fit the 1939 torque rods and finished up the clutch pedal return stop.[​IMG]


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  30. Aaron D.
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    Got some more work done on the Coupe. Getting closer everyday!
     
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