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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by lodaddyo, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Aaron D.
    Joined: Oct 27, 2015
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    This may shed some light on painting the radiator black.
     
  2. Late to the Party
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    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.
     
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  3. flamingokid
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    You're doing all of the right things,keep up the good work.
     
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  4. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
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    Thanks ! I appreciate it
     
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  5. lodaddyo
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    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. image.jpeg
     
  6. lodaddyo
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    Not much progress lately, i did weld some new brackets on my radiator, which had to come up one inch for fan clearance.
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    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
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    Grille shell mounted. Looks pretty good

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  7. Bored&Stroked
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    Good looking build - glad you worked with Flop - he is the man now isn't he! LOL
     
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  8. lodaddyo
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    thanks man! yeah Tom is a great guy, glad we got together on this project
     
  9. Ryan
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    I'm loving this car.
     
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  10. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
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    Hey man! Thanks alot. You'll be able to check it out at the roundup if everything goes right
     
  11. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
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    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.

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    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
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    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

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    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.

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    Mocked up some 682j guide headlights i got from a buddy

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    My little helper (in high heels) working on my tire.
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  12. john dioli
    Joined: Oct 12, 2012
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    Nice build
     
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  13. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
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    Very cool build! Looks great!
     
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  14. lodaddyo
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    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.
     
  15. Jimmy2car
    Joined: Nov 26, 2003
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    from No. Cal

    Lodad
    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
    Jim
     
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  16. dan@larescorp
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    Did your little helper overhear you talking about installing a nailhead?
     
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  17. lodaddyo
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    Thanks Jim, yeah from what ive read its a pretty powerful little battery. Glad to hear youve had good luck with it
     
  18. lodaddyo
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    Lol, no nailhead talk! She just like to weild that hammer!
     
  19. -Brent-
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    Coming along really well.
     
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  20. lodaddyo
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    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

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  21. Danekejt
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    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.
     
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  22. lodaddyo
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    Haha! Well maybe i should of said ive never done one before. Either it will work or it wont. Ill give it a shot!
     
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  23. treb11
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
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    There is a pretty good thread about shimming a banjo somewhere on here.
     
  24. What a great build keep the updates coming.
     
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  25. Roger53
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
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    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
     
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  26. CURSED GEARS
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    Looks like its going together pretty quick.
    Good stuff.
     
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  27. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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  28. swifty straights
    Joined: Sep 29, 2015
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    LOOKING GREAT! I REALLY LIKE YOUR TASTE! WELL BUILT AND PUT TOGETHER!
     
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  29. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    May be different down here, but I got some from tractor wreckers, and diesel service firms.
     
  30. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    Did I mention, neat car, neat thread, - Thanks
     
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