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Technical Car guy? Could you do this crap and sleep at night?

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Lloyd's paint & glass, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

    Member Emeritus

    Actually, the is a BEARING KIT for the idler arm assembly; it's often referred to as "the poor mans power steering", for the Tr-Five Chevrolet cars. It is strictly aftermarket, and sold through all the Tri-Five Chevrolet vendors and on E-Bay. It replaces those bushings and rubber grommets, etc, and really tightens up the steering. Look into it; it's much better than the stock pieces; it even comes with COTTER pins. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
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  2. Ah a buddy gave me new bushings. The car has power steering so I'm gonna go with them. Thanks for the info :D
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  3. Tri-power37
    Joined: Feb 10, 2019
    Posts: 510


    Actually a little known fact about the inventor of the kotter pin he was originally a teacher in Brooklyn and he taught a bunch of kids called the sweat hogs.

    Now the inventor of the carter pin (often mistaken for kotter pin) was also a former president of the United States
  4. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 5,075

    from Ioway

  5. Truck,,,,LMAO,,,,,I almost started coughing,,I was laughing so hard !

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  6. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 5,075

    from Ioway

    Sorry! Take a shot of Bourbon, if your Doc approves... Should help.
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  7. Yeah i peed a little bit on that one lol
  8. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,548


    Looks to me that the cable tie is being used as a butt connector (someone may be taking the name "cable tie" too seriously.) That HAS to be a great power flowing connection. LOL! Gene
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  9. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,302


    If it gets you home on a rainy wintery night, so be it.
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  10. Warpspeed
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
    Posts: 532


    Haha yes absolutely correct mate.
    But Americans are a whole different race of people with their own very odd language.
    This is a cotter pin in the English or Aussie world:

    cotter pin.jpg

    And this is a clevis pin:
    And this is a split pin:
    split pin_.jpg
    Not to be confused with your wife's, bobby pin.
    bobby pin.jpg
    Kind of the same thing but not recommended for critical areas of holding hot rods together.
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  11. realsteeler
    Joined: Mar 30, 2012
    Posts: 38


    Starter motor jammed in a Willys Jeep way out in the boonies. Jeep stuck in the mud sort of so could not rock it loose. Had to unbolt from bell housing with a pair of detonator pliers! Took a while!!
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  12. This thread makes me wonder if there has ever been a "what's the craziest thing you've done to get your car home" kind of thread. I wouldn't even consider this a shade-tree kind of job. It's just shady.
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  13. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 5,075

    from Ioway

    Something something about riding mopeds, and fat chicks.
  14. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,519


    I bought an OT SUV and the guy who had it before me rigged the power line to subs just like that at the frame (with some loose electric tape) and had it zipp-tied to the fuel line all the way to the back....with no fuse
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  15. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
    Posts: 1,347

    427 sleeper

    Yessir! They're both fun to ride, just don't let your friend's catch you on one!
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  16. One of my customers buys his daughter a Pinto, around 1979. It ran poorly and I forget what prompted taking off the valve cover. It had a carefully cut and folded piece of bed spread lining the valve cover... to quiet down the noisy as hell valve train. He was able to get his $$ back on the deal.
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  17. LOL when we were in high school the wife and I were about 60 miles from home and the radiator top tank in the Merc sprung a leak. We were near a park with a public restroom. I was getting water and mrs beaner goes into the bath room. Then she comes out and wants my pocket knife. Back in she goes and returns with a wad of widow putty. We packed it in the leak loosened the radiator cap and drove it home.
  18. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 1,246


    Was that when you knew you had a keeper?
  19. michaelvz51
    Joined: May 24, 2011
    Posts: 726

    from So Cal
    1. HAMB Merc Club

    2011-05-23 Mercury Original 2.jpg
    Ok people, I'm jumping on the bandwagon here...……….Here are some pics of people who should never be allowed to even purchase body filler products! This is a pic of my car when I bought it. 2013-09-28 (1) Mercury Passenger Side Rear Quarter progress 2 .JPG
    Look carefully at the lower rear quarter panel! They put a piece of straight Sheetmetal in and filled it with body filler up to 1" thick-I keep this as a trophy in my shop. 2013-10-12 (1) Driver Fender Bondo Strip.JPG
    Peeling off the 1/2" thick body filler on the front passenger fender. The good news was that under all this body filler was good Sheetmetal-thank goodness. 2013-10-26 Driver Side Headlight French Bondo Removal (2).JPG
    I know, lets French in the headlights using 54' Merc headlight rings but wait I can't weld, so...…….
    let's body filler it in place...……………..
    I hope no one loses their meal after seeing these but I had to share 2019-09-26 Paint at Home 1 .jpg
    After 7 hard years of metal work, lead work and some body filler for the minor imperfections, finally got it back and have been adding the chrome etc., you can see more details on my project thread "My 51 Kustom Merc".
  20. Body filler glue! That's some good stuff brother :D it isn't that hard, nor does it take that much longer to do it right.
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  21. No somewhere between when she just showed up with Donuts and white coveralls on Saturday morning to help me tune for Sunday and when I scooted my Norton out from under her leaving a stoplight (a week later) and when I returned she jumped on and said, "Guess I better hold on better" (that was our first real date) was when I decided that. LOL

    We actually pooled our funds and bought that Merc from an old farmer 2 weeks after our first date.
  22. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 1,246


    Gypsy in the parking lot, "Hey man, I can fix that for you cheap. Then all you have to do is sand it down and get it painted"
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  23. That's a good woman right there!! I've got one of those too, she'd rather be at the drag races than bath and body lol ;)
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  24. AldeanFan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2014
    Posts: 749


    Everyone knows when you’re laying filler more than an inch thick the first inch has to be fibreglass kitty hair.

    Pretty sure I saw one of the bondo monkeys on tv mix a can of filler in a paint shaker and spread it on a roof using a 4’ strip of metal.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  25. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,329

    from oregon

    Now that you have opened that door Bob...........
    I worked with a guy that was a real tightwad, he bought a P/&t@ real cheap, it ran terrible, found out it had a flat cam.
    One hot summer day we're sitting having lunch near the big open roll up door and the guy pulls in, wheels a welder over, pulls the cam cover off, lays a welding blanket over the area and welds up the flat cam lobes then "machines" it with a grinder.:eek:
    We all gave him the biggest laugh and he says it's ok, I protected it from grinder grit.:confused:
    This was on a half hour lunch break.
  26. Custom grind cams are the best cams lmao!
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  27. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,951

    from Nicasio Ca

  28. I see this stuff everyday...I do vehicle pre-purchase inspections.
  29. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 7,215

    Member you remember Zippy the PinHead?
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  30. I bet you get some good laughs :D
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