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Hot Rods My 41 Chevy P/U Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by swade41, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
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    Dooley
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    from Buffalo NY

    looks great
     
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  2. Frame work done and it tilts smoothly 20160831_172425.jpg 20160831_172352.jpg
     
  3. After a 23 year lapse I took this rig on it's maiden voyage and made it back home too. The convertor seems loose, spinning more rpms than it should mathematically at 45-50mph but the temperature was good in the 180-190 range.
    It sure sets you back in the seat when you nail it at 50mph ! 20160905_191640.jpg 20160905_191700.jpg
     
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  4. Dooley
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    Dooley
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    from Buffalo NY

    Bad Ass!
    truck looks really nice, bet it moves really good too
     
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  6. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
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    much better now inmo the early chevy pu s to the art deco model are the best looking pu s ever
     
  7. I took the truck to my pacemaker reading this morning, it looks small when compared to modern trucks, got the "click" at the solenoid 45 minutes later when it was time to leave. This is the second time now, cables all look good, battery fully charged and only puts out 14 volts on the gauge after the jump. I'm going to take the NAPA starter from the Henry J and put it on and wait and see what happens, I currently have a mini starter on this thing.
    I've also hit a couple cruise nights with it with temps creeping to the 210 mark while stuck in traffic, seems to drive fine other than the loose convertor, power brakes work too. The exhaust hits hard and people look when it comes rolling by, they seem to like that engine as much as I do when the front is tilted forward....lol truckVA.jpg truckdrive.jpg truckcruise.jpg
     
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  9. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
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    from USA

    boolya
    translation ---> bad@$$
     
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  10. I took out the weeping plastic flat bottom fuel cell and replaced it with an aluminum cell with a sump and bigger AN fittings. As always these projects turn into more work than expected like cutting the bed floor, cutting and dropping rear frame crossmember, cutting rear bed cross seal for AN fitting clearanc, making new hold down straps and making new lines up. 20170215_141937.jpg 20170215_142302.jpg 20170219_172335.jpg 20170228_170941.jpg 20170310_163515.jpg 20170418_154647.jpg
     
  11. I also had another annoying problem with the lower V groove pulley the lower blower pulley was bolted to. It was hand drilled and drilled a little off center at that, you could see a little Getty up in the V belt and only assume blower belt had one too.
    The Blower Shop hooked me up with the correct pulley which was also a little smaller which should speed up my water pump, bonus. All back together and comptimplating changing that torque convertor now. 20170421_133940.jpg 20170419_152154.jpg 20170419_152318.jpg
     
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  12. Procrastination is over, time to tackle the loose as a goose green FB_IMG_1496323583168.jpg FB_IMG_1496323590017.jpg FB_IMG_1496323599593.jpg FB_IMG_1496323617027.jpg FB_IMG_1496323627298.jpg convertor !
    I figure a little a day shouldn't beat me up to bad, over a 3 day period I got it out and felt pretty good, 2 days later I'm at the chiropractor, si joint and floating rib out of place...lol
    It turns out the convertor was spragless, no anti-ballooning plate, torch brazed with one fin practically burnt in half and the fins almost straight. No wonder it didn't work to good on the street with shifts like mush ! I had a new one built by Competition Transmission a local racer owned shop, he reviewed the dyno sheets and delivered the product yesterday.
    Now to reverse the procedure and see if it can better transfer the 750+ ft lbs of torque on this beast.
     
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  13. 20160814_164347_zpsm3kgnyba.jpg 20170919_135417.jpg FB_IMG_1507745769135.jpg FB_IMG_1507745779709.jpg FB_IMG_1507745795600.jpg FB_IMG_1507745822516.jpg Smoothing the fenders of the headlight bucket indentations, coming up with a compound curve backer was a bit of a challenge.
     
  14. I hate body work but stuck with it to finish them off, pretty happy with it. 20171004_144754.jpg 20171009_131519.jpg 20171009_131529.jpg 20171009_131556.jpg
     
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  15. Cut open the surfer scoop and reformed that too to hold two 6x3 filters and sit just right out of the hood. FB_IMG_1507746487427.jpg FB_IMG_1507746496236.jpg FB_IMG_1507746503367.jpg FB_IMG_1507746509030.jpg FB_IMG_1507746516164.jpg FB_IMG_1507746522907.jpg FB_IMG_1507746533492.jpg FB_IMG_1507746538719.jpg FB_IMG_1507746560346.jpg
     
  16. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
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    Dooley
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    from Buffalo NY

    looks good, getting good with the glass,,,lol
     
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  17. One more little section to make, filling in part of the hole that I cut for the other scoops. 20171010_180042.jpg 20171010_180113.jpg
     
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  18. Dooley
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    Dooley
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    from Buffalo NY

    looking very sharp coming together nice!
     
  19. Glassed in and ready for filler, oh the joy of body work..lol 20171013_171804.jpg
     
  20. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
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    Dooley
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    from Buffalo NY

    Will you go tiger hair then filler?
     
  21. Short strand (Nice and waterproof), then gold 20171014_115534.jpg 20171014_115602.jpg
     
  22. Dooley
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    Dooley
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    from Buffalo NY

    Nice
    I used both and they work good when I redid my rumble lid
     
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  23. Painted the fenders and gave it a bath, I would like to go hidden headlights on this thing, really like the look. 20171022_180726.jpg 20171022_180734.jpg 20171022_180807.jpg
     
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  24. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
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    Dooley
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    from Buffalo NY

    Damn...like it
     
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