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Hot Rods Ever notice when you get one thing fixed something else needs attention.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Earlier this week I finally located the rattle under the car and it was temporarily fixed until I get the new parts to do it correctly, at least the rattle is gone.

    Yesterday we got in the sedan to go to the first cruise in this year and the weather was overcast and rather pleasant so I had my window down and Brenda put her hair up and rolled down her window only to here a annoying and rather loud TICK TICK TICK exhaust leak.

    I've had been driving around all winter and with the windows up I didn't hear it but with the passenger window down it's loud.

    So next week I'll replace the gaskets, what have you guys used? anyone had any experience with the copper gaskets or just stick to the conventional gaskets? HRP
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  2. partssaloon
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 448


    I didn't have any luck with copper gaskets, I've had my best luck with the FelPro ones.
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  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,849


    Went for a drive in the T this morning, the fan was making a racket (needs new bushings, and some other stuff to keep oil where it belongs so the bushings will work right). But the other stuff I spent all day yesterday fixing, worked fine.
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  4. luckythirteenagogo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2012
    Posts: 1,263


    I've got a laundry list of problems to sort out on my O/T Mercedes and a few little things on my O/T vette.

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  5. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,724

    from illinois

    Mr gasket header baskets with SMALL bead of ultra copper high heat silicone .....yea , it works !
  6. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,005

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    I’ve used both copper and FelPro exhaust gaskets,prefer the latter.
    Sometimes the tic-tic is just a loose header bolt.;)
  7. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,583

    from Quincy, IL

    for exhaust manifold leaks, a visit to your local machine shop with the manifold(s) for a trip though the surface grinder can help a lot.

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  8. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,410

    from Berry, AL

    I've got some layered aluminum gaskets I picked up somewhere. I actually split them apart and had enough to do two engines. I have used the copper ones, too, with varying degrees of success. First set I bought worked fine on a ot 85 F150 pickup. Next set were too hard, they never would seal.
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  9. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,081


    The world we live in HRP! I think it was Roseanna Roseannadana that said, "If it isn't one thing it's another!"
  10. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,404


    Ya, that's called Hot Roding! :)
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  11. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,762

    from oregon

    Danny, around here that's called the perpetual honey-do list.
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  12. 66gmc
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 552


    Yup, fix one minor problem and suddenly a previously trouble free vehicle thinks its entitled or something.
  13. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,731


    I wish my rod was making strange noises instead of sitting waiting to be worked on. My 2020 has been septic line plugged, hot water heater leaks, dish washer needs maintenance, bees in the attic and the house needs painting. Not to mention yardwork and the mower is overheating, the big tractor has a broken axle and the hydraulics leak, there are still a couple of trees in the south 40 that need to be cut up for firewood. At least with the covid 19 I'm not missing any events that have been cancelled.
  14. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,266

    Jalopy Joker

    the problems always give you an excuse to head out to the garage, and put off the honey do list for another day
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  15. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,011


    I seldom go for a drive but what I don't come back with at least one thing that annoys me. It's seldom anything big, just annoying rattles or something not quite like I like it. It's part old cars and part OCD. :D
  16. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,719

    from norcal

    Fitting fenders, hood and other sheet metal, found a leaking axel seal.
  17. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 679

    3W JOHN

    I did not build my coupe i traded for it and ever since i have had it there was a small bumping sound when cornering, it was real bad on the deuce run when we were in the mountains. last year i pulled the panel between the trunk and the seat to install new speakers and i found a stubby screwdriver, it was rolling from one side of the car to the other and bumping the inside of the body when I went around corners.
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  18. Nope, never noticed that :confused::D
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  19. You need more cam.:rolleyes: That way you won't here all that crap.:p It's a hot rod it supposed to make noises.;)
  20. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,081


    3W John that reminds me of the Ford 302 engine that was given to me. The guy said he thought the oil pump was going so he pulled the engine and replaced it with another one. I asked how he knew. He told me sometimes going around a corner the oil pressure would drop. Long story short I started to pull it apart and when I pulled the intake there laying in the oil galley was a big old wooden handled screw driver! Seems every time he went around a corner it rolled over and blocked the oil return hole. Put it back together and it ran like a champ!
  21. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 899

    from landis n c

    I think every car has it's on honey do li$t and it will always$ co$t you money$$$$$$
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  22. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 978


    I was told years ago by an old boat racer to paint both sides of the copper gaskets with enamel house paint including head gasket and assemble while wet. I haven't tried it but he swore it worked.
  23. Try RemFlex. Available from Summit.

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    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,423


    Is that like the saying, without bad luck he would have no luck at all?
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  25. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 679

    3W JOHN

  26. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 1,094


    An older neighbor of mine, who died quite a few years ago, would always say "If you didn't have anything, you wouldn't have any problems". I think of that quite often when I'm having a pity-party because of things breaking down and not going by my plans.

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  27. Sandgroper
    Joined: Jan 20, 2019
    Posts: 179


    Speedo cable started getting noisy and needle fluttering. Pulled dash to check it and found another rats nest of half assed wiring. Guess more wiring is in my future this winter. :(
  28. You been in my car?

  29. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,255

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

    Yep. Replaced a sticky brake caliper a week ago. Still not finished fixing the brake system.

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  30. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 1,120


    I've done some wiring on my cars that even any self-respecting rat wouldn't nest in:eek:

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