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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

    Actually shot a tiny bit of paint today. Spindles are done! And so it begins. Hoping to get my hands on the light green tomorrow for the engine, trans and a few of the other small pieces. Pretty excited.

    SPark

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  2. mcsfabrication
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    Very nice!
     
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  3. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    Made some parts shiny today.
    SPark

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

    Engine is assembled! Have to touch up a few bolt heads and forgot to paint the coil bracket but other than that it’s ready to drop into the chassis when I get it back.

    Headed to another cancer treatment Wednesday and wanted it together before then. Never know what shape I’ll be in when I get done with one of those. So far, so good with this treatment.

    SPark

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  5. Paint looks great! Glad your treatments are going well, too!
     
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  6. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    Had a new ARP oil pump driveshaft (compare to the stocker on the right), new Melling oil pump, new pickup tube (to fit the front sump pan) and an ARP oil pan stud kit so decided to put them to use on this one.

    Also started building plug wires. Took 90* boots on the left side and 135* boots on the right side to get the wires headed the right direction and still clear the headers. Need to stare at them a while before I make the final length cuts and terminate them. Want to make sure it's what I want before I cut them too short!

    SPark

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  7. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    Spent the rest of the afternoon getting the tranny ready. Installed the deep TCI aluminum pan and extended sump, got the brackets on to make the Lokar shifter work and added a Lokar dip stick tube. Have the special flex plate that adapts the 50oz imbalance 5.0 engine to the earlier C4 converter and a set of ARP flex plate bolts ready to go, too. Getting closer all the time!
    SPark

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  8. Looking good! I like the engine color - something you don’t see every day.
     
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  9. Stogy
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    X2...great stuff @LM14
     
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  10. swifty
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    Engine looks great. It is really good to see something other than SBC being used in builds. I gather that the spacer on the heads is so you can run the early style valve covers? I'll have to go back and re-read your build as I've missed a couple of pages.
     
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  11. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    from Iowa

    The old '64 covers are so short they won't clear the roller rockers and poly locks. Only needed about a half inch but had these on hand from a past build. Just used a stud conversion kit.

    SPark

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  12. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    LM14
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    Spent the last couple days welding the exhaust. Had it tacked, just needed to finish it up. Used stainless wire and it welded pretty nice. Ground the welds, sanded and finished with Scotch Brite for a satin finish.

    Had my 2nd Avastin infusion Wednesday. Little tired but otherwise doing good it seems. At least able to work a few hours at a time then take a little rest before going back to work on the car. Eating/drinking good again, things tasting almost normal. Even drank a Pepsi again! Been doing more running around and getting out a lot more compared to previously.

    SPark

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  13. LM14
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    It’s the little things that take time.

    Drilled all the set screw dimples in the steering shaft, cleaned everything up, primer and paint is on!

    Reworked a set of Billet Specifically dash knobs to fit my headlight and heater controls. Headlight fits straight out of the package. Heater knob took some time with the Dremel to make a 3/16 hole into a 1/4” -2/3 round hole. Took my time and snuck up on a nice tight fit. These kind of mimic the ‘41 Ford hubcaps and the air cleaner to keep the theme going.

    SPark

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  14. Looking good! Stay strong, I’m sure there are lots of us sending you our prayers and thoughts.
     
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  15. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    More of the little things. Got the steering shaft put together. Done!

    Spent all morning grinding, sanding and shaping the brake pedal. Pretty rough to start with (forgot to take a “before” picture). Rounded all the sharp edges with a nice radius, sanded all 4 sides of the beam down, bead blasted, sanded, sanded some more, primed and painted. Done!

    Put all the tranny cooler lines back together after paint. The part between the flex line and radiator connections will have to wait until the engine and radiator are in their final locations. May still need to shorten and re-flare the hard lines on those 2.

    Pretty much have all the small stuff painted and ready to go. Waiting on the painter with the frame and other parts he has.

    SPark

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  16. kursplat
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  17. I started over with page one, post one and read this non-stop.

    Not only have you managed to build a nice car with your enviable skills, you did it while battling the health issues thrown at you.

    The inspiration is your perseverance, in spite of your physical hardships! A lot of us would have pulled down the door, retreated to the recliner, and said woe is me.

    Well done, Sir! We can all learn from you. Hoping for your continued improvement.
     
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  18. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    Thank you. I strongly considered the "sit in the recliner and waste away" option but it's just not how I do things. Glad you like the build.

    Was at the painter's shop yesterday, sounds like some color will go on next week! Maybe start priming Monday if things go well. Hoping to get back on this thing, I've done about all I can do until I get my painted parts back.

    SPark
     
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  19. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    LM14
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    Couple days working on the firewall. Filled all the voids in the fiberglass, fixed a few low spots and trued up all the edges. My damned AFIB is back as of last night so it's sand 10 minutes, breath and get blood back into my muscles and joints for an hour or so. This will be 2 months of fun getting that reset! Firewall came out good though.

    Sent the "T" project to it's new home so I have more room now.

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  20. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    More firewall work, mostly the hood lace area and the rain gutter behind it. Drilling out pin holes and filling with kitty hair. Hopefully the last day of this operation. Lack of oxygen to the muscles really slows a guy down!

    On the other front, primer is flying on parts getting ready for color.

    SPark

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