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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Piewagn, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Piewagn
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    Scored THEE set of tail lights I REALLY wanted! The Del Ray lamps would’ve been nice....but THESE are stuck in my memory from childhood! Hmm... I wonder why they’re so scarce and EVERY set that I found listed were ALWAYS sold before I could buy them....Well, no longer....these are practically spotless! Thanks for stoppin’ by fellas!!! Adjustments.JPG


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  2. Vic Walter
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    Those are boss tail lights !!, what are they off of ?
     
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  3. Piewagn
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    42-48 Buick Roadmaster....
     
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  4. Piewagn
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    Ready for the pressure washer!
    Was in a running driving car when it came out....fairly low miles with brandy new clutch and pressure plate! IMG_0008.JPG


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  5. Piewagn
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    Hmm.....from some investigating....the flywheel has been lightened also! I'm kinda thinkin' this thing may have been bored out as well. It did belong to an old hotrodder......we'll see when the heads come off!
     
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  6. loudbang
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    Whew you had me worried in the first post that you were just going to plop it in there as is. I should have known that you wouldn't do that. ;)
     
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  7. Piewagn
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    Another task off the checklist....
    Cleaned up and ready to prep for paint! Thanks for hangin’ with me fellas!! IMG_0019.JPG IMG_0020.JPG IMG_0021.JPG IMG_0022.JPG


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  8. Piewagn
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    Nah....heads and intake are comin' off and I'll go from there.....It had a fresh set of plugs too....oil is clean and clear. It looks like it's been taken care of. But, if there's any indication, ie cylinder ridge/scores, then it's coming completely apart.
     
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  9. Apache Albert
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    God, I love before and after pictures of engines getting their first bath. Keep it commin!
    I may have missed it but what engine is that? I'm not too familiar with older engines.... yet:p
    Albert
     
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  10. Piewagn
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    Cylinders look good! Still has crosshatching! This thing is clean inside....heads came off with minimal effort...so it’s been into close to being put out of service for engine swap....the guy I got it from went with a big block.... Adjustments.JPG


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  11. Piewagn
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    Uh huh..... I knew it! .040” over!!
    Kinda makes up for all the BS I went and will go through!!
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  12. Piewagn
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    It’s also been ported and has the adjustable tappets!
    Hmm...what are the odds it’s got some type of performance cam in it?
    All those years ago I purchased this little gem CHEAP on a whim without anything to put it in....who’da thought...Thanks for hangin’ out fellas!! IMG_0031.JPG


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  13. Piewagn
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    59AB Flathead.....she's a gem!!
     
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  14. Aaron D.
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    Excellent


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  15. Mart
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    The motor looks like it's in great condition. I wish I could find 'em like that.
     
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  16. Piewagn
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    Thanks Aaron!!
     
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  17. Piewagn
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    There you are Mart! ....
    It really is. I got to talkin' to one of the truck drivers that drops off containers one morning and inevitably it lead to Hotrods and cars. Said he knew a guy that just went big block in his Ford and had a flatty for sale....cheap. I said what the hell and just bought it and stashed it at work.....that was almost 10 years ago and I had nothing to put it in. I thought maybe my Tudor, but my Pop liked what I did with flat 4. Came upon the coupe almost the same way; it came up in conversation and here we are!! Thanks for checkin' in Mart....love your input!
     
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  18. Piewagn
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    Until I can afford another set of heads, these will do just fine! They’ve been milled quite a bit, so I’m assuming the comp ratio has been increased. Not sure how much though.....but with everything that’s been done to this engine, I’m sure it’ll be just fine!!
    Thanks for hanging’ out fellas! IMG_0046.JPG IMG_0047.JPG


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    They look way better after they’ve dried.... Adjustments.JPG


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    I’ll get a picture of the other head tomorrow....there’s even more milled off of that one!! IMG_0035.JPG IMG_0036.JPG


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  21. Piewagn
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    Waiting on parts to finish brakes and engine gaskets, so I decided to make my front shock mounts today. Gathered some scrap and went to work....still have to finish them up, but they’re practically finished...
    Hope you all had a good day fellas....thanks for hangin’ out! IMG_0054.JPG Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG IMG_0057.JPG Adjustments.JPG


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  22. Piewagn
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    Got one finished up....I’ll be painting these with the cast blast as well for some contrast on the frame and suspension..... Adjustments.JPG


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  23. Dick Stevens
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    You missed some weld splatter :rolleyes:
     
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  24. Piewagn
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    Finish the brake line routing....just need to move or make new brackets....I’ll probably just make new ones.....thanks for flyin’ by fellas! IMG_0065.JPG IMG_0069.JPG IMG_0067.JPG IMG_0068.JPG


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  25. Aaron D.
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    Nice job on the front shock mounts!
     
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  26. Piewagn
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    Thanks Aaron! Was cruisin' through your build thread, wish I knew you youtubed the diff job, it woulda been quite helpful when I did mine.....great job!!
     
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  27. Piewagn
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    :D:p Damn.....goin' blind in my old age.....thanks for the chuckle Dick....:D:D:D
     
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  28. Piewagn
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    Shock mounts complete and painted with Cast Blast....
    Came out pretty good....plus I saved myself a few bucks too for some OTHER goodies! Adjustments.JPG


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    Brake lines complete! On to the engine and getting that into place...I’m curious to get a basic idea of ride height.....leaving for Virginia tomorrow for my niece’s wedding....that means DAYS away from the coupe! Returning Tuesday....maybe I’ll spot some nice crap along the way and piss the Wife off...
    Talk soon fellas! IMG_0079.JPG Adjustments.JPG IMG_0084.JPG IMG_0085.JPG


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  30. Piewagn
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    Picked up crappy spare lenses for my Super Roadmaster brake lamp assemblies.....faded and bleached out....I had an idea and hit it with the Red Dykem.....whaddya think? Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG


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