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

  1. I have a pedal for the cause Tony. I think it is a spoon type. I'll have to dig it out and send you some pics.
     
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  2. Roll on my friend. You'll knock it out. Can't wait to see it at Greer. Cool your letting the neighbor kid help. Not many young kids are interested in this old crap. Hope mine will be one day.
     
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  3. Thanks Jason! I heard you scored a cool vertical mill this weekend? :rolleyes:
     
  4. Yes. I'll be able to fly cut my own pistons soon! Hope I didn't jump in front of any of you SFCCers! I've been looking for just the right one for a while and that was it. Guess I'll be in Georgia in two weekends.....
     
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  5. I SMELL SMOKE
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    Your ruining America's youth and corrupting there minds with this hot rod obsession.


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  6. enloe
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    IS PARADISE THIS SATURDAY?
    IF IT IS ARE YOU GOING?
     
  7. Hi Enloe - it is Saturday but I'm on garage lock-down. :D
     
  8. enloe
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    OH TAKE A FURLOUGH FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS:)
     
  9. No time to waste here buddy! Found a bitching cover on eBay listed under boat parts :). $300 and I was the only bidder. This solves the engine mounting issues big time!

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    So its was time to try the oil pump out. Crank crank crank - ta hell :eek: shot 1 quart of oil out the timing cover opening in no time :confused: So it turns out if you are running a Milodon gear drive, you better plug the galleys. The normal cam plate covers these.

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    Finally fixed. Time for dress rehearsal :rolleyes:

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  10. Tyresmoke
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    Stop posting get back to work
     
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  11. tylercrawford
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    Especially since you are skipping Calhoun tony! :D
     
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  12. My, what a good looking mil :cool:
     
  13. 9sectruck
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    Whoa, that front cover is a work of art.:) Never seen one of those before.
     
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  14. fast30coupe
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    Looks badass


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  15. enloe
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    Missed you at Paradise today. We had a good time. there was a twin turbo Ford sedan that got into the wall at the end of the track and messed it up. It didn't hurt it as bad as it could have.
     
  16. tylercrawford
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    Buddy of mine got it on his phone...

     
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  17. enloe
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    YEOWCH! THAT WAS HARD ON THE OLE WALLET:)
     
  18. sch-1
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    "Buddy of mine got it on his phone..."

    That car was built and is owned by a good buddy of mine. The worst part is he had made the front spindles himself. He made them once, he can do it again. That is one trick Hot Rod.
     
  19. That thing was hauling the mail for sure. :)

    Got decent progress this weekend. Saturday was spent on the pedal shafts and bell housing mods. Needed that to be done before mounting the engine. The bell housing was off by .028" which means I needed a .014" offset dowel. Sent out a TXT for parts and Tudor arrived with the correct dowels! Never had a bell housing lines up this close! It is 1/2 the max reading which would be .0025"

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    Made the clutch and brake pedal shafts ....

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    Cut the bell housing to convert from hydraulic to manual and tapped it for a pivot ball thingy. IMG_0902.JPG

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    The lower sheild for the bellhousing made an excellent motor mount - just needs some trimming.

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    Thank God for hippies - they will come and help you on a Sunday :rolleyes: I promised to go to church after the build is done :)
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  20. II FUNNY
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    Are the front tires Moroso? What size are they?
     
  21. Yeah Moroso Drag Special 5.50 x 15 - they look the part. Thanks for your build posts - used them a lot this weekend!
     
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  22. Mac30
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    Paradise was a good time as usual. Hate you had to miss it but glad to see ya got a lot done. The hemi is totally Bitchin with that Thompson cover and the injection!!!
     
  23. II FUNNY
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    No problem...the car is looking good.
     
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  24. Yeah hated to miss it but time is short. Your Desoto will be bitchin soon too ;)
     
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  25. jt306
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    Man that shifter looks killer on that Hightower. Is it an inline or an H pattern?
     
  26. Hey JT its an H pattern. The shift lever is going to need fabricated. I wanted the shifter box farther back but then we can't slide the trans out without removing the box. Johnny Hightower said the rods are set up - don't touch any of that stuff ;) . So we put the box about flush to the tail.
     
  27. flamin-408
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    Great seeing something different being built. I love the old Hemi for sure can't wait to see it running. We had a blast at Paradise Saturday would have been great to see it there testing but i know how it is working on them I jsut did make it there and still not that good but was still fun making people smile and enjoy seeing teh old car. Hoopty Wagon.jpg
     
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  28. enloe
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  29. Voh
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    Dog_patch:

    Can you please explain what exactly was off by 0.028"?
     
  30. Thanks Jimmy! Glad you made it out to run! This should be a fun year, are you going to Rockingham April 11th ?


    Voh - here is a simple article on bellhousing runout.

    http://www.hurst-drivelines.com/?p=658

    Basically if you get a block line honed, the crank is probably up higher in the block, so now the belhousing is centering on a lower spot. They make offset dowels to correct it. I have heard that is can cause missed shifts, but some folks never even check it. My total offset from center was .028 when using straight dowels. Another big deal for a hemi - there is an adapter behind the block, so all the stuff adds up. Its best to check it I think.
     

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