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Projects Progress on Rocky's 34 coupe..last update 8/16/18

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rocky, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. We'll see, Scott.
    Hanging the motor to install flywheel/clutch. I was able to get an 11" disc up inside but I'm greedy...I want to use my 11.75" disc that came with my pressure plate but it needs a little trim.....center hub hits the back of the crank and it's too fat to get up in the hole. If I trim/grind 3/16ths [marked in red] off the hub it'll fit. Mrs Rocky is sleeping up in the bedroom [above the garage] so this noisy job will have to wait 'till tomorrow but I most definitely see light at the end of the tunnel!
    To be continued: 34enginehangin.jpg 34clutchdisc.jpg
     
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  2. Clutch problem solved, motor/trans in the chassis. Notice clutch and brake pedals are sticking up in the photo. They're working perfectly! I was afraid I may have gotten the pedal ratio wrong for the clutch but I can work it with only hand power...works as it should and smoothly. Same with brakes. I also replaced some brake lines I wasn't happy with and made some front motor mount "insulators".
    Uh, I totally trashed the little garage to the max [worked 10 hours] and now Mrs Rocky wants me to spend Sunday with her. Guess I'll clean up my mess Monday.Oh, and my Girling park brake caliper [the one on the ear end pinion] leaks. I'll be looking for a rebuild kit for it soon.
    34reassembly1.jpg 34reassembly2.jpg
     
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  3. Baumi
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    Great work as always Rocky! Looks like you are making good progress! This will be a mean coupe
     
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  4. Tim
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    I hear it rumbling away in my head already :)
     
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  5. MMM1693
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    you can just feel it coming
     
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  6. Jeez Rocky....just another old guy playing with his Lincoln Logs.

    There's the pot calling the kettle black,,,,huh?

    Looking like a REAL hot rod.
     
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  7. bobkentourage.jpg Jeeze Charlie. It almost feels like the boys are over at my garage cheering me on. A good feeling.
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  8. corncobcoupe
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    Just between us Mods..... no special treatment....don't put a IFS on it or else a delete of the whole 9 year build !!! :eek:

    Plus only on yours if you bag it / don't take a picture / don't show anybody or tell anybody...... or it's gonzo...:)

    Have to bust em' on ya.
    Bwhaaa Rock... funny of course :D

    Keep going....HAMB drags...remember.
     
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  9. Well, Cob......I guess I'm gonna have to change all my plans. I was planning to send off to Morrison to get one of their chassis with wiggly suspension on both ends and swap the body off for a 'glass 3 window. Got an LS motor and 4L65 for it to go with the fully independent billet 9" third member. Should I go with imported leather or "gunny sack" interior?

    Yo Mama!
     
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  11. corncobcoupe
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    Interior ..... rope belts with milk crates.

    To the rest of our fellow HAMB members, Mods have to cut loose with each other once and a while.
     
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  12. yup...Cob is the tall one with the yellow hat. corcobcoupehemibuy_2001.jpg
     
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  13. alchemy
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    The goofy looking one? Who's the other goofy looking one? ;)
     
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  14. Tim
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    You know, just because.
     
  15. Jeff....I shall not dignify that question with an answer...
    Tim...thanks for the old video. Hope to hear it running again soon.
     
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  16. flamedabone
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    The giggle at the end gets me....


    See you in August, -Abone.
     
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  17. Cruised down to Speedway and scored a 2.25" exhaust "kit" with 90, 45 degree bends and 4, 48 inch straight pieces. Nice stuff. Got the driver's side done as far as the muffler. Glad I have a cut-off saw. I mig welded all the joints except the ones I need to install/remove the system. Not sure what I'm gonna do about tail pipes but a pair of megaphones are not out of the question. Always liked that look. Behold............ 34exhaust.jpg
     
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  18. Mufflers are a pair of old Edelbrock RPM series chambered stainless mufflers. 34mufflers.jpg
     
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  19. corncobcoupe
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    Rock - mufflers... take 5 minutes and listen to the music...drums !!!!!
    It fits.
    Keep going.......

     
  20. You guys are having way too much fun.:D;)
     
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  21. Yeah, it's true.
     
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  22. Tim
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    I can actually hear you saying “behold” haha super stoked on this thing coming to life man
     
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  24. OK, I took Sunday off to spend with Mrs Rocky and to work on my house...springtime stuff, you know like spending over $130 for lawn fertilizer, weed 'N feed, crabgrass preventer, leaf bags etc etc etc...but Saturday I got the other side of the exhaust done from the engine to the mufflers...and I ordered one of those long driveshaft slip yokes from Summit. Yeah, I blew it when I measured for my driveshaft so now I need that long slip yoke. Sigh....a 60 dollar mistake. Better to catch it now than blow off the extension housing of my muncie trans.
    ....and I found the top leaf of my front spring, now that I've got the front spring all ground, wirebrushed, painted and installed. That's ok....I really need to make up a 1" spacer between the crossmember and the spring. It sits just a leetle bit too low in front.
    34exhaust3.jpg
     
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  25. GordonC
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    Rocky I feel your pain on the driveshaft. I "may" have gotten my drive shaft an 1/8" too long so I may have to see if I can have that much taken off the end of the yoke for some relief. Not sure as I just got the car running and haven't been out on the road yet.
     
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  26. If my new yoke is too long I'm just going to use my chop saw to get the desired length. No biggy.
     
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  27. flamedabone
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    When you order the wrong parts, the yokes on you.

    -Abone.
     
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  28. atch
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    ouch! That one hurt.
     
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  29. Groan.
     
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  30. Mrs Rocky left to have lunch with the girls and I went out to the garage to make up muffler hangers. I used what I had lying around...some new shock mount rubbers, a hunk of 3/16ths I found on the street one day and after measuring, welding, drilling and eyeballing, VIOLA! I had made 1 of 4 hangers. It's solid but not too solid as to transmit vibrations into the car. Only 3 more to do and the 1st only took me about 4 hours!
    Afterward I realized I hadn't gotten dressed...I did all this shit in my shorts, slippers and a T-shirt.....yes, it was my "beater" 1st generation black hamb shirt. 34mufflerhanger.jpg
     
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