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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Dog_Patch, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. southcross2631
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    Used a friends trailer a couple of years ago to deliver a car from Fl. to Mn and as soon as I got into Mn.
    stopped for gas and saw a wobbling wheel. Took the wheel off at an Advance Auto parts parking lot and they did not have what I needed ,but there was a trailer sales place a mile up the road who had everything .
    the guy I borrowed the trailer from told me that the bearings were just packed so I did not check them as I usually do on any trailer I use. I pulled the rest of the wheels and they were all dry. A guy saw me working on the trailer and gave me his phone number and told me that if I needed help he had a complete machine shop at his farm a few miles away. Car guys usually offer assistance wherever you are.
    Lesson learned never leave on a trip without checking the bearings yourself.
     
  2. I plan to keep them out of the path of things under pressure from now on.

    They don't get alot of attention so it wasn't all bad.

    Last of the trailer fail pics - the bearings were all repacked this winter - the root of the failure was a pothole I think. The shoes came loose and were laying on the drum when I pulled the drum off. I didn't get a pic of the way they were, but here's the shoes I cut off.
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    Anyway - we got to see HotRod Walt play on Friday night and then went over to Paradise for some test and tune.
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    The big surprise was a visit by our long lost brother who moved to Ecuador - that and the 46 Ford that used to belong to @Tudor now belongs to Russ.

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    And to top it off - I broke the 4th gear in the Jerico. Its not really broke - messed up the dog ring and it won't go into 4th under power. Joe's gonna fix it.
     
  3. dirty old man
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    Well Damn! All sorts of news there, thx. But the most important news was omitted: Have you fixed the off the line bog?????
     
  4. glrbird
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    That yellow 55 looks like something that has been around a long time.
     
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  5. Higgy's Henry
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    Biggest surprise in all those pics is the hockey game on TV at the bar!! Didn't know you guys knew what hockey was!!
     
  6. catdad49
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    I was going to ask what the crew chief thought about the mishap, well? Did she ask how you were before she started chuckling?! Hockey!!
     
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  7. YES bog is gone!! Gene Adams and I had a few phone calls during the week and he had notes from when he flowed my setup last fall. Somehow the pill size wasn't in the discussion back then. I was on a 105 pill and bogging - but the plug color was ok. Gene said to stop looking at plugs because 1/8 mile is not enough to color them - or they should look like new still - if they color in 1/8 you're rich. So he had a chart and told me to go to 165 pill from my 105! That's a big jump and I'm a chicken when it comes to lean - so we put in a 150. Tim rode shotgun and held the wide band on a pass and it was reading 14.5.
    Gene said that I need to make a pass, lean the pill - if its faster - lean it again until it slows down then backup. That was the plan until 4th gear broke. No more bog off the line.

    We were shooting chipmunks last night - that's why I didn't have my phone - damn things have eaten the wires in both trucks and now the golf cart. Shot 3 squirrels and 3 chipmunks. This is war.

    That came from Hot Rod Ranch. Not sure the history but its got lots of love marks.

    Is that what that was? No one could figure it out. Score was so low we quit watching it.

    Yeah not a lot of sympathy just laughing.
     
  8. Wow a Chuck sighting and resurrection of the 46 you had a busy weekend.
     
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  9. dirty old man
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    Best way to get rid of chipmunks is cats that stay outside mostly and are kept slightly hungry. Used to have female cat that would catch them and bring them to the door to show them to me! She lived to be 17 yrs. old and the last couple of years she sorta would doze off to sleep while watching and waiting for chipmunks to pop outta their hole, LOL!
    Glad the car is running better, 14.5 sounds just a tad on the lean side to an uninformed old fart like me. What reading are you shooting for?
    You're correct, my temp gauge trick prolly wouldn't have caught the failure of brake shoe retainers like you had, but it's still an early warning on wheel bearigs.
     
  10. Bad Banana
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    Reading between the lines I think you are saying you are at 14.5:1 air fuel? If so, that is pretty lean on acceleration. 14.7 is steady cruise but accel you want to be more like 12:1 on gas.

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  11. Yeah probably right - the test and tune Fridays have not been good this year. Hope to use the AFR at Piedmont.
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  12. You’ve got some ‘splaining to do Holmes.


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  13. See if this works
     
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  14. Hang'emHigh
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    And remember the AFR is the average of the 4 cylinders on that bank. One cylinder may be a little lean or rich. Reading plugs is still the best "look" in the cylinder. The gauge will get you close. The AFR gauges are a wonderful tuning aid over your ear and ET slip alone!
     
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  16. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    Cinderella story :)
     
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    Cinderella is now a pumpkin. Killed a bunch of chipmunks thinking they were guilty parties ooops
     
  18. dirty old man
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    At least you got the little bastard:cool:
     
  19. southcross2631
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    I was going to say, that looks a lot like a rat and not a chipmunk. If you saw one then ten of his cousin's are lurking in the bushes. Time for some traps and D-Con.
     
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  20. saltflats
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    When did the Chevy's move in your neighborhood? :D
     
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  21. Never spent much time in Georgia but I sure don't remember any chipmunks with hairless tails, and that are nocturnal? Of course I have lead a pretty sheltered life. Ours out here look more like Alvin and Theodore.
    That looks more like one of those wire insulation eating rodents we have called pack rats. But as they say, "toe-may-toe" or "tow-ma-tow". They all eat the same! Best of luck making them all go away. pack rat.JPG
     
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  22. pigfluxer
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    I want to comment,however I washed my hands with bong water.
     
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  23. Hang'emHigh
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    Saw 2 dead rats on the way to see Mom on Sunday. Been probably 20 years since the last time I saw a road killed rat. Must be a population boom this year. Our wiring chewers come in the extra large size, named Punxsutawney Phil. Guess folks would be upset if his head exploded before he could foretell the weather forecast. :D
     
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  24. Higgy's Henry
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    They need to shoot that over sized rat, His call on winter this year was waaaay off!!
     
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  25. hog mtn dave
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    Looks like a roof rat. It's tail is longer than its body. The big traditional style rat traps and some peanut butter will work on them.
     
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  26. dirty old man
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    More fun to shoot them:D
     
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  27. Yeah I had a feeling the damage was from a rat but whatever it was didn't step in the glue traps and wouldn't go into the box traps - so the chipmunks and squirrels were suspects. Then we were in the shed looking for a rat nest and the damn thing was sitting up high just watching us - boom!

    And to keep with the car subject
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  28. enloe
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    from east , tn.

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