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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by lodaddyo, Sep 17, 2016.
This may shed some light on painting the radiator black.
Aaron -- The discussion was about powder coating radiators, not painting them. Radiator manufacturers say that if you paint a radiator, you should use a very light coat of paint, so that you don't insulate the radiator from the air surrounding it. Insulating the radiator from the air around it reduces the amount of heat the radiator can transfer to the air, which is what cools the coolant inside. Powder coating is about 10 times as thick as a good layer of paint, so that's a bunch of insulation.
You're doing all of the right things,keep up the good work.
Thanks ! I appreciate it
Working on fuel lines this morning. Been to every auto parts store in this town. No "ford nut" carb fittings. I figured our local napa would have it. No dice.
Not much progress lately, i did weld some new brackets on my radiator, which had to come up one inch for fan clearance.
Ordered some lower hoses from AULIZ here on the hamb. Had to trim an inch off the ends but they worked perfect to make the connection
Grille shell mounted. Looks pretty good
Good looking build - glad you worked with Flop - he is the man now isn't he! LOL
thanks man! yeah Tom is a great guy, glad we got together on this project
I'm loving this car.
Hey man! Thanks alot. You'll be able to check it out at the roundup if everything goes right
Made a little progress lately. Ive been hunting for a 33/34 front wishbone for my suspension. I knew the 35 i had wasnt gonna work fo what i needed. I was lucky enough to track down one here locally. Made the deal and went picked it up.
Got it installed on the axle and put it all back under th car. Fabbed up a bracket off my f-1 trans crossmember to mount the ball. Ill finish welding it when i pull the body back off
Had to drop the steering arms to clear the wishbone to run the tie rod underneath. Not sure if i did this the right way but i took measurements and scribed some lines on the backingplates and made sure everything lined back up
When i put the front axle back together i used a super low reverse eye front spring. Hard to tell in the pic but it lowered the front a good bit.
Mocked up some 682j guide headlights i got from a buddy
My little helper (in high heels) working on my tire.
Very cool build! Looks great!
thanks guys! the plan Wednesday when I get off of work is to pull the 35 banjo out and start tearing it down for a rebuild. Got a new set of 3.54's to put in it. also gonna order a reverse eye main rear spring to get the rear down just a hair.
You're going to love that Odyssey battery.
I've had the same one in my 32 for almost 5
years & love it. Starts my big flathead just fine
Did your little helper overhear you talking about installing a nailhead?
Thanks Jim, yeah from what ive read its a pretty powerful little battery. Glad to hear youve had good luck with it
Lol, no nailhead talk! She just like to weild that hammer!
Coming along really well.
Got the banjo pulled out and tore down. It was a 4.11 r&p. Axle seals and carrier bearing races knocked out and i pressed the pinion out of the housing. I didnt get a picture of the contraption i used to press the pinion out. Put a little heat on it and she popped right out. Axles and spider gears look really good. Gonna clean it all up and start setting up the 3.54's tomorrow. No idea what im doing but i have the service manual to help me out
ok quote, "No idea what im doing" and yet it will be masterful. I have legitly "No idea what im doing" I would have a picture of broken shit on the table, with screw drivers sticking out of the wall an inch deep.
Haha! Well maybe i should of said ive never done one before. Either it will work or it wont. Ill give it a shot!
There is a pretty good thread about shimming a banjo somewhere on here.
What a great build keep the updates coming.
Great build ya have going and had the same help from my grand kids this summer. Keep the pis's coming. And we had some of the white stuff today! Roger
Looks like its going together pretty quick.
Every detail is looking very good.
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LOOKING GREAT! I REALLY LIKE YOUR TASTE! WELL BUILT AND PUT TOGETHER!
May be different down here, but I got some from tractor wreckers, and diesel service firms.
Did I mention, neat car, neat thread, - Thanks
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