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  1. chessterd5
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    Nah, he's just jealous! Lol.
    I hope to start working on mine again soon. It's only taken a lifetime. ☺
     
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  2. J. A. Miller
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    "It happens" - Forrest G.
     
  3. Wat_Tyler
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    Thank you!!! Yes, he's jealous. He may also fear that the car is better looking than he is, too.

    Got some work in on the gray car. Damn Sam, it's a metric shittonne of rust. More siezed stuff than you can shake a stick at. Even the carb has frozen linkage. It's marinating in Diesel Sauce as I type this. Most dismantling has been done with a grinder and a reciprocating saw at this point.

    Speaking of, I wager the engine is stuck. Any anti-stick recipes out there???
     
  4. chessterd5
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    I would pull the spark plugs and start squirting a mixture of ATF and marvel mystery oil into the cylinders and let it sit.
    Then turn it over by hand with a breaker bar Slowly both directions with the spark plugs OUT. That may free things up to move and with the spark plugs OUT, it will push the excess out without hydrolocking the pistons.
     
  5. Wat_Tyler
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    Yeah, plugs out, like a compression test. Being as it's a flathead and vertical (straight 8), I was wondering about the Secret Sauce running down an open exhaust valve. I was thinking about pulling the head, since it's going to come off at some point anyway.

    Someone suggested half diesel and half ATF, and someone else suggested half ATF and half acetone. I'm using that in my still-stuck engine. Four and Eight won't give it up. Makes me begin to wonder if it's something mechanical, but we'll see, I reckon.

    I need to take-n-post more pictures.
     
  6. Budget36
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    Guys on FordBarn swear by a mixture of Acetone and ATF. I’m convinced too ( but never tried it) because Mr Google brought up the best penetrating concoctions, WD40, PB Blaster, etc and the afore mention mix. Acetone and ATF won out. Just what I recall, again never had to try it. But see what Google turns up for you.
     
  7. Wat_Tyler
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    I'm down with ATF-n-acetone.

    And patience . . . .

    No, wait, I lied. :D
     
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  8. Budget36
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    Well, if ya pour it out on rolling papers and… oh wait. @hotrodjack33 has to take it from here…
     
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  9. hotrodjack33
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    LOL...finally a subject that I'm well versed in:D
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    Effing Jack
     
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  11. Wat_Tyler
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    64718332074__9FEC198D-725D-4B34-B1DA-F4B6F79914F7.jpg Silly feckers.

    I knew I liked it here for some reason or another.

    BTW, Fred the Barn Cat sez hello.
     
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  12. Wat_Tyler
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    Parts cars is trying to kick my hindparts on the demo bits. Between that and being all manner of busy at work, it's taking longer than it has a right to. :rolleyes:
     
  13. chessterd5
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    Anything new?
     
  14. Wat_Tyler
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    Good lord, man, yes!!! Wat has put some miles on the tow vehicle (need to get a better one next truck purchase) and have hauled home lots for Fred to peruse.

    I'll reply with more later, and pictures, too.

    Anything new with you???
     
  15. chessterd5
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    Not really.
    I have done some work on the front axle and I am planning out the steering.
     
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  16. Wat_Tyler
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    Cool. Have fun and be careful.

    I had a chance to score a rare one, which means I'm kind of obligated to the Gods of Rarity to keep pretty much to original specs. It's a 1947 Packard 2125, which is to say that it's the Custom Super Clipper Club Sedan (two-door). "They" say - you know "they", right? - that there are maybe 20 of these things remaining., and maybe not quite that many. Called a "gentleman's hot rod" by some, it was likely the fastest car outta Detroit in 1947. I like that, and I like the way it looks, and it's going to be some work, but I have assembled enough parts to put it together. And enough left over to build a (couple of, maybe) warmed-over coupe on the short wheelbase.

    Work has moved me a couple of states away, and this isn't on a definite time-frame, so it's likely to be awhile before I can get much going. But I did bring a correct big engine home with me to begin to figure out how to build these monsters.

    Here's the big boy all loaded in Indiana and ready to head for Points South:
     

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  17. chessterd5
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    Oh! That's nice! Me like!
     
  18. Wat_Tyler
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    Thank you!!! Me, too, obviously enough. A guy I met this summer was selling an "accumulation" of 1947s and he did like the Godfather - he made me an offer I don't refuse. So I took some money from my kid's inheritance and squandered it on 74-year-old cars. All of which need help. Some more than others. The landlady and Fred are watching out for the coven of cars while I'm over here on this assignment.

    Last week, my son made partner at the accounting firm where he works, so he's not going to need a nickel from Dear Ol' Dad.
     
  19. chessterd5
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  20. Wat_Tyler
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    I am kind of using this new work assignment as a small break from cars. I'm doing some research and pondering which route I want to take with which car. I want one of them to be a driver, first off. This I feel.
     
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  21. TrailerTrashToo
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    Excellent plan!
     
  22. Wat_Tyler
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    Thanks. It'll have to do until something else comes along . . . .
     
  23. chessterd5
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  24. A local hot rodder once told me if you keep working on it until it's perfect, you'll never get to drive it. Sage advice.
     
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  26. chessterd5
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    Thanks. The hard part was that all I have is a welder, a grinder, and some hand tools. I had to build the doors piece by piece in the door jambs as a jig.
     
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  28. manyolcars
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    I think guys like the junkier cars because they can imagine what they would do to fix it the way they want it
     
  29. sololobo
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    My hotrod heydays were mid 50's to the early 70's. All our stuff was junkyard builds and way cool. I am still so stuck on traditional styles I have to be careful not to say caustic things about the new big-wheeled and rat-rodded stuff of today.
     
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  30. chessterd5
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