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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Can you send the crank back? It would be a bummer to have to buy new rods.
    Bob
     
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  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    they're taking care of it.
     
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  3. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
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    Can't believe Jim hasn't cranked up his SouthBend and be cutting new journals by now!

    Heck of a job you are doing, I'm guessing I'm one of 3 million pulling for ya!
     
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  4. Ralphies54
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    They say you can fix anything with Duct-Tape, can't you just wrap some around the crank journals till the size is right and keep this build moving forward.:rolleyes: Ralphie
     
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  5. flatheadpete
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    Man you're haulin' ass on this build. I'm sure everyone can't wait to see/hear it fire up!
     
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  6. Nostrebor
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    I thought you were supposed to run them a bit loose to get more revs?:D

    No step for a stepper! You seem to be compartmenting tasks, so if one trips you have others. It keeps things moving forward regardless. The progress is stunning... thanks for sharing with us.
     
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  7. It's almost going to suck once the build is done. Sure following what you do with the car will be just as cool, but I'm really enjoying this build.
     
  8. VANDENPLAS
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    Hey Jim, at first I was a little sad you were cutting up such a nice fish !

    But this thing is so clean and proper it looks like your doing a concourse restoration instead of building an altered !!

    I love it can’t wait to see the finished product
     
  9. ididntdoit1960
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    LOL Ralph - remember when Amos did that on the way home from Maine after that motor Frank sold him kicked a rod
     
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  10. Ralphies54
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    Geez, The good ol days.
     
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  11. Jim-"not my problem to fix".
     
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  12. squirrel
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    Nope, not my problem to fix, a new one is on the way already!
     
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  13. Runnin shine
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    And 32- thirty whatever Fords dangling out the rear?


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  14. Runnin shine
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    I hope he keeps us along like racerX does.


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    Last edited: Aug 18, 2018
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  15. squirrel
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    I expect I'll be working on this thing a long time after it's "done"...

    painted doors this morning, working on the collector for the street exhaust.

    header05.jpg doors12.jpg
     
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  16. Saw this for sale on FB (for comparison) Drag car only, blown injected 468 BBC.
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  17. Mike Colemire
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    Jim, you'd better patent those header collectors, that has got to be a first. You are doing one really nice job on this, going to be really cool.
     
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  18. choptop40
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    Go squirrel go..
     
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  19. Squirrel, you and I have the same brand of paint booth.;):rolleyes:
     
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  20. squirrel
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    the bug content is proportional to how much it rained the night before.
     
  21. 64 DODGE 440
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    The color being painted can have an effect on the number of bugs attracted too. Did an apple green motorcycle tank one time and it was black with gnats in a couple of minutes. All you can do is let it dry and sand them off at the knees.
     
  22. flatford39
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    I have the same spray booth as well. that is what wet sanding and buffing is for.
     
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  23. I think you're just out of the range for the biggest undersize set...
     
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  24. khead47
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    ^^^^^^^^^ Traditional fix is shoe leather !
     
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  25. dirty old man
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    Once again the good old HAMB's handy/dandy subscription notification service dropped me out:(
    But I've enjoyed catching back up and amazed at the progress:cool:
     
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  26. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    I've been working on the front end support...and getting the steel fenders ready to put on the car, since I doubt I'm gonna have time right now to make the fiberglass fenders. Lots of work, not much visible progress.

    progress10.jpg
     
  27. Gotgas
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    Damn man, it is really coming together!
     
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  28. noboD
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    Squirrel is actually fooling us. It took him the last 4 years to build this car. He's using time lapsed photography and mirrors to convince us he can get this done.
     
  29. big john d
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    also use Gods spray booth
     
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  30. 1934coupe
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    I gotta figure out how to do that!

    Pat
     

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