The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nunattax, Aug 31, 2015.
stella artois? good beer but I expected to see something else.
good beer is right you dont miss much.it the loss leader at my local supermarket.i could pay double for a lesser beer.that one was for winding down at the end of the evening
still winding down!
insulated passenger door panel.,added two extra screws at the front and one at the rear.recovered the hole around the lock lever.plan is to get a piece turned to imitate the other side they will never know ill soon forget about it.maybe start paint tomorrow
no painting today too cold.gave the tacho a trial run.bracketry is on the light side and doesnt like to fit on a trad column.could end up making my own brackets
thats another time consuming project i didnt think id be doing.it looked sweet in the jegs catalogue.!!
nothing good comes easy
you got that right.the brackets are suited to a bigger diameter tube.ive a lovely plain clamp thats been soaking in marine clean for weeks.would need a weld though but be worth the effort.wheres the camera. id need to pull the column and slide it up from the bottom.
One step forward, two steps backwards....
HOW MUCH ?....3 shillings a gallon ,robbery
went looking for the history on the pump,but the guy wasnt at home .will call again
on my spin today i expected the tacho to be vibrating but it looked fine for the present could try wiring it up.
I love those signs! I'm a big advertising collector. Especially Irish stuff!
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went spinning today
You live in a beautiful and interesting country. Our trip there was wonderful. Meeting you really made it a fun trip. Building a hot rod here can be difficult at times but it is a walk in the park when you compare that to building one in Ireland. I enjoy reading about your build and how you solve the various mechanical problems. I hope you find time to sit down and have an adult beverage from time to time.
thanx bud where theres a will there s a way.twas fun meeting you as well.chris
wheel bearings sounded like work today so i continued with the second door stencil.took a tracing from my sign and had it photocopied then enlarged x4.was interested in keeping the proportions correct.old logo it has changed a little over the years.we will do the older one. this time i will use the compass and blade to cut the stencil. ATTACH=full]5034077[/ATTACH]
continued with the Firestone logo . i had it photocopied and enlarged 10%.found a script on the net similar to the one on my sign.saved me tracing it. had that printed in a few sizes.when i offered up i decided to stretch the print by 5mm between each letter getting nearer the mark.a little more photocopying tomorrow.drilled and tapped two more screws into the lockrail just in front of the lock.much more solid this time .dont want it cracking again.these extra screws should dissapear once its all painted
Ahh man I was thinking the F stood for Fawker not Firestone
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ha ha ha bubba herself said why are you putting ferrari on it!!!
im not expecting the door panel to crack again.not 100% original but small improvments will preserve the panel. a few dots of Loctite 222 will save the day.
moving on.enlarged the script x 10%.thats stuck to the masking tape.the shield was annoying me it didnt look right.checked it and one side of the top was 3/8"longer than the other.ill be correcting that when i cut.now just have to locate the centre of the new curve so i can cut the curve with my new compass and blade for a clean cut.like to get most miles per shilling on the bottom but that means taking a tracing and a little photocopying.
You're getting good at this! Nice work!
thanx man its easier second time around ,im enjoying it.!!
calculated where the centre i needed was .drew the curve with my carpenters compass and a fine tipped biro and cut freehand with a scalpel..cutting 2 layers of tape steadied the scalpel and gave a clean cut.started cutting out the script but my back called it a day need to move to the kitchen table where else.its quiet there today DIXIE died today at the vets with a twisted stomach a common problem with german shepherds.rock on DIXIE.!
Sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose a loved pet.
tough indeed,but he had a great life.
sorry to hear about Dixie
thanx man, short life pity we didnt breed him that was planned but covid put a stop to that chris
Sorry about your dog.
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thanx keith he was from a show line very handsome,but fragile healthwise. killed with kindness maybe.
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