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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Johnny Sparkle, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. VonWegener
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    The Serial Number of your South Bend is stamped into the bed under the Tail Stock. 20 Years ago South Bend still had parts and was able to tell you where the lathe was delivered first. Mine was shipped to Frank Kurtis Race Cars. Made sense as I bought it from the estate of a former Kurtis employee.
     
  2. Old Rod
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    Still planning to stop by. No longer live in TH. You still live down by
    the bandaid place? After reading all this I may have liked you better
    as Inkorect! After listening to news good move on change of employment!
     
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  3. BJR
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    I could fee my arteries slamming shut just reading this!:D
     
  4. Blue One
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    Hey! Wake up it's update time. :D
    We need to know what else to not do. :D
     
  5. Rckt98
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    I will second that. Could do with a good laugh.
     
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  6. The37Kid
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    DSCF6619.JPG Maybe fireworks will get his attention..............
     
  7. Amazing and inspiring thread! Psychological kick in the a.s and makes me feel not alone... :)
     
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  8. gene-koning
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    OK Rocky, I know I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I'm looking at the shape of your frame, and I'm imagining where the motor would be located, and I simply can't see how "the front of the motor being 3/4" closer to the right frame rail then the back of the engine.." isn't correct. I would think the front of the motor is closer to the left frame then the rear of the motor is as well, since the frame is wider at the back then it is at the front. I can't wait to see how you "fix" this.

    I too am having a difficult time moving forward with my current project. I'm too cheap to buy a wiring harness, so I'm just cleaning up an old unmolested harness from a donor truck. Well, it was unmolested before I started...Gene
     

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  9. scotts52
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    Enjoying this thread. I hope to build my 34 Dodge coupe someday and this is inspirational.
     
  10. Gavin Tittle
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    Header idea? god knows those pipes are a fair assessment of my train of though during a project.
    Holy Headers.jpg
     
  11. WillemVelde
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    Wow, what a build. I hope my girlfriend will never read this. She will constantly say, that guy is just like you. Never sticking to one project car....
     
  12. '51 Norm
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    If those header primaries are equal length then all is good.
     
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  13. I meant the center line of the motor was 3/4" off center of the frame up front of the engine compared to the rear of the engine. It's fixed now.
     
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  14. Baumi
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    Well thought out! That thing this guy tried to disguise as a horn, is not! It is an airpump to manually cool the header tubes in a well calculated spot. The hot expanded gases cool down on this cooled spot and shrink , they build vacuum in the headers and therefore help scavange spent gases from the engine...what a genius !!! Probably worth a 50 hp per side.

    Ask Carl Sagan, he ´ll probably nod and agree.
     
  15. Johnny Sparkle
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    I came back for the fireworks.

    Yeah. So I bought a thing. Definitely what I need to help me focus. For sure. It'll just be a real quick project...

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  16. '51 Norm
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    I'm sure glad that I've never gotten side tracked....by anything.....ever.
    At least not so far today.
     
  17. WillemVelde
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    We heard that before :)
     
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  18. flynbrian48
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  19. flynbrian48
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    I had one of those things, which made it not so exciting to go out in the shop and work on my T'bird. Then I got rid of the thing and built several other things, and still didn't work on the 'bird. Now, 12 years later, the bird still isn't done, and I got another thing. Now I'm close to retiring, so I can finally finish the 'bird. Or, I could work on the '63 Riviera, so that's another thing. Hit it with a hammer. IMG_1437.JPG IMG_3214.JPG 26731719_10215900573929874_62562354409401805_n.jpg
     
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  20. deathrowdave
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    I have one of those things now also , I while ago I had a few of those things . You will love the FXR , it handles like a dream and it’s a Shovelhead ! They are all but gone anymore , strange , but I guess most new over seas to a new home . Just be safe , they are a bit more dangerous that the other project . Good Luck


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  21. Johnny Sparkle
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    I think the problem may be that you don't have a wide enough variety of hammers. You gotta spice it up that 'bird with more hammers when possible.

    I'm really having a hard time getting over how awful the FXR looks. It has a great personality though...
     
  22. flynbrian48
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    Needs more skulls.
     
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  23. unclescooby
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    I'm really having a hard time getting over how awful the FXR looks. It has a great personality though...[/QUOTE

    I learned something about ugly motorcycles in college. Just turn out the lights and ride it. Everybody goes home happy. No wait, that wasn’t motorcycles at all.
     
  24. I thought that was just dirt, nope it's skulls

    Once you beat the ugly off of it ,,,I'm sure you will.
     
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  25. patmanta
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    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

    Iron Cross EVERYTHING.
     
  26. She's got a great personality, a butter face and summer teeth.
     
  27. A "have one of those" story....

    At the time in my life I was just about finished with a divorce.
    I rode my bike up to the local watering hole and the best rib joint in town. While I was getting the bike parked 2 couples were walking over to check it out. The one guys says " wow that's a really nice Harley. It Sounds awesome what is it?" I said "it's a 98 inch shovel head." So then he say to me "I could have had one of those (pointing to my bike) but instead I got one of these" as he's putting his arm around his very beautiful new bride. She was smoking hot too!!

    I said "you know what ?? , I had ONE of those, ( pointing to his woman) now one of those (pointing to my Bike) and now I have as many of those (point again to his woman) as I want. Funny how that works out ain't it? "
     
  28. Gavin Tittle
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    Exactly! Sometimes you have a bender and a welder but not a cutter I suppose


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  29. atch
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    ...staring at the screen while tapping foot gently...
     
  30. ...glancing at watch...looking around.
     

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