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Projects My '32 5 Window Project - Done and Cruising!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LM14, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    LM14
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    from Iowa

    Passed the 800 mile mark! No issues so far.

    Swapped the Pete and Jake front shocks for a set of Bilsteins. They are a bit shorter and got rid of a lot of my noise and rattles. After putting a zip tie around the shock shaft it was clear that the front shocks were bottoming out a lot. The new, shorter shocks fixed that problem.

    Put the "new" Quick Fuels 450 cfm carb on. Had to up the jets a little, drop the power valve a few steps and sort out the choke but it's working great. Previous owner ran it on one trip and didn't like it because it was a bit small (he had it on a 350 Chevy). Seems perfect for my little 302. The E-303 cam forced the power valve change. PO also had the choke locked out so I'm sneaking up on a better setting for getting it back working. All in all it seems to be a good fit.

    Have a friend that restored a gas station a few years ago. I shot all his elevations and helped with some of the engineering and design elements to return the station to it's former glory. Spent a lot of time out there on that project. Slipped out today and took a few pictures. He saw them and asked for permission to use the first picture on the front of his new tourism brochure.

    Headed to Good Guys in Des Moines Saturday, stop by and say hi if you are in the area!

    SPark

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  2. Nicholas Coe
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    Great pictures! I love the old service station. It looks fantastic. Have fun!

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  3. loudbang
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    Great news everything coming together nicely. Enjoy the trip. :)
     
  4. Nice! Very nice!


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  5. stanlow69
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    On long drives, do your legs and body start to ache.
     
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  6. LM14
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    The longest drive I've done in a day is 135 miles and no problems so far. I'm too busy smiling to notice any pain! Seat is very comfortable and I have been playing with the angle of the seat back. Have plenty of room in the car and I'm only 5'-10" tall. So far, so good!
    SPark
     
  7. figure8
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    Hope to see you at the Deuce area on Saturday. I'm also looking for door weatherstripping and something to seal the windshield better. Hope to look at other 5 windows and also check with vendors. My medium cabernet red 5w should be there. You went way further than I did in the fit and finish department. Can't wait to see your car.
     
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  8. stanlow69
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    Looking at the position of your seat, it appears more level. (Maybe it`s just the camera angle). Front to rear. It needs to be kicked up in the front. Add a spacer on your front bolts. Experiment a little. You need more support on the bottom of your legs. Just look at your seat in your daily driver. Just a suggestion if it is uncomfortable when driving longer distances. Car looks good and have fun. IMG_20200701_0001.jpg
     
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  9. stanlow69
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  10. Comfort. My lower cushion had a good size bolster on front edge. On long drives I put a folded hand towel under my knee (unless it's raining). That helps with leg fatigue.

    Phil
     
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  11. alchemy
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    My 32 sedan has stock seats and they are nice and cushy, but don't provide any side support. I roll a towel into a cylinder and place it in the crack between the seats so my leg has a side rest during long drives. It's the closest thing I have to cruise control.
     
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  12. Those newest pics are bitchin'!! Perfect!
     
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  13. 1-SHOT
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    Re read the whole 25 pages today and loved it, your attention to detail is spot on. I think this project is what kept you going and should be a inspiration to all the people who say I’ll get to it some day. By the way what front suspension did you put under the Unicab ? Thanks frank
     
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  14. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    It is an Industrial Chassis kit that uses Dodge Dakota or D150 pieces. Very nice kit that is currently not in production. Rumor has it that it will be available again.

    Thanks for the kind words,
    SPark
     
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  15. LM14
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    Drove the car to Des Moines today for Good Guys. Good trip. Can check that off my bucket list.

    Had a rattle leaving that sounded like a lug nut in a hub cap. Pulled the hub cap off and is was the dust cap. They have always fit bad, need to find a better fitting cap. Also melted a silicone muffler hanger insulator. Might have to rethink that idea. They are from Stainless Works but there is absolutely no air movement around them. Will swap it out and see if a new one is better, the one that melted had some damage from welding it in place during mock-up.

    Mechanically it was great. Started right up hot or cold. Water temps stayed between 195-210 all day long. Even a slow cruise thru the grounds only got it up to 220 and it stayed there. The minute I hit the road it dropped to 200 and stayed there the next 2 hours heading home. Oil pressure 50 hot going down the highway. Drops to 35-40 at idle after 2 hours on the road. Pretty happy with those numbers.

    Driving wise, it is fun. A little choppy on the highway. Mostly 65MPH 4 lane. Ran between 65-70 all the way. No bump steer, no shimmy, no concerns. Opening the cowl vent and back window kept the temps nice out on the highway.

    Good group of deuces there. Took a few pictures for everyone. Maybe you will recognize a few of them!

    SPark

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  16. killbilly
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    Steve..the car looks fantastic...glad you had a good trip....i see pics of Chris's yellow coupe....is that Jeff's sedan next to it?...wish I could have made it...
     
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  17. killbilly
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    And did you guys have any kind of meet and greet this year?
     
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  18. figure8
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    As you can see from LM14’s pictures the deuces were all social distanced and I would guess about 1/2 as many as last year. His car looks even better in person.


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  19. LM14
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    Yes, that's Jeff's sedan. sitting next to Chris's coupe.
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  20. Blue One
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    I had an issue with the exhaust hanger grommets in high temperature blue silicone holding my Porter mufflers one on each end melting in close quarters on my 26 RPU.

    After replacing them twice I gave up and got out some brass stock for my lathe and made a set that won’t melt.

    The installed picture is on the rear muffler hanger, the front one is about 1” away from the muffler so closer.


    They work perfectly and they don’t melt :cool:

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  21. LM14
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    Thanks for the tip, looks like we're heading for the mill. Mine sits almost right against the muffler at one spot on each side. The one at the very end seems fine, gets more air flow and exhaust has cooled a lot by then. Appreciate the tip and pictures!
    SPark
     
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  22. Blue One
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    You’re welcome. I still have the silicone grommets right near the back of my tail pipes and yes they are cooler back there.

    Mufflers tend to get really hot and when they’re in tight places those hanger grommets are done.

    I tried in vain to find some with a higher temperature rating so I solved it my way.

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