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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pocket Nick, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Blues4U
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    Very nice! There's like 3 Track T threads going on right now, all of them are outstanding. Great job!
     
  2. Bitchin' ... thank you !! More pics' when able please.
     
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    I managed to come up with a way to install the pristine surplus aircraft seat belts he brought me, these were mandatory in order for his daughter to take rides in her grandpas car per her mother. No argument there.
     
  4. gimpyshotrods
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    I am glad that those did not go missing. So cool.
     
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    Took a temp reading after driving back from good guys, are we in the acceptable range. I feel it's ok, even though it's higher than I anticipated.
     
  6. anthony myrick
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    that's a big YeeHaa!!!!
     
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  7. gimpyshotrods
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    A few pictures of it at Goodguys:
    The office.
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    The business end. 1955 270 Super Red Ram Hemi.
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    Three by two.
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    No hope for traction.
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    Nick.
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    Me (Brian).
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    Hella tight, yo!
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  8. So there was a problem with oil puking out of the breather on the quick change. My solution was to make an air/oil separator out of some aluminum tube and solid stock. I machined some end plugs with a step so they fit snug inside the tube. I also machined a bevel on the caps and tube and welded them up.

    Some quick work with a pipe tap made it so I could put some hose barbs on it and topped it off with a clamp on valve cover breather filter. The idea is to let oil settle in the mini tank and allow hot air to vent. When it cools down the suction will draw the oil back into the axle. It's only a small bit of oil but it makes a huge mess when it sprays everywhere while driving. Hopefully it will be better, haven't tested it yet.

    Total cost was an hour and a half working and welding with the scrap aluminum and 22 bucks for the filter. Hose barbs were just laying around. Summit wants over 90 bucks for the same thing. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1465602851.913576.jpg
     
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  9. gimpyshotrods
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    Looks good!
     
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  10. dentisaurus
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    neat car, love that chassis details
     
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  11. gimpyshotrods
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    I am glad that you like it!

    At least on this one, you can see a lot of the details. Most of my work, nobody ever sees (or remembers to give me credit for).:(
     
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  12. The37Kid
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    WOW! What cool looking car, love the chassis detail. Thanks for posting all the photos. Bob
     
  13. gimpyshotrods
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    Bob, are you in the CSRA by any chance?
     
  14. The37Kid
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    No, but I'm friends with a lot of CSRA members, and would need a "Finished" car to be a jacket wearing member, something that just won't be happening in my lifetime. They are a year away from their 50th anniversary, pulled some great deals out of their swap meets over the years. Going to the Fathers Day event in a few weeks. Bob
     
  15. What PSI in the rear rubber. Looks like an overdose for the weight, but I could be wrong.

    All nice work in the car.
     

  16. It was at 35 just for sitting in the garage to keep flat spots from developing then I dropped it down to 26.
     
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  17. gimpyshotrods
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    My brother is CSRA.
     
  18. Before: ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1465846115.710431.jpg

    After:
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1465846131.922202.jpg
     
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  19. Sean just sent me these pictures of a custom shift knob hand made by his friend Jeter Case of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It features Sean's fathers initials at the base and his nick name initials on the top. He even integrated the Lokar mechanism so I can just bolt it on and not risk ruining it tryin to do it myself. Pretty neat, and gets rid of the generic Lokar knob. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1465878828.825639.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1465878837.825133.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1465878845.258188.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1465878853.474753.jpg
     
  20. gimpyshotrods
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  21. gimpyshotrods
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    I am very proud to have had a role in this legacy project!
     
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  22. Yes I raised it just a tad to level the top of the frame to the top of the front axle. New rear spring and shackles are on order.
     
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  23. TigerFan
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    I'd love to see more pictures. Tell us about how you designed and set up the rear of the chassis as well, please.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  24. gimpyshotrods
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    Posts #5 and #9 have most of my good picture of the chassis.

    That should tell most of the tale. I can answer questions about the remainder.
     
  25. TigerFan
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    Was your choice in curving the kick up in the back as opposed to using a "Z" purely cosmetic? How high is it?
     
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  26. gimpyshotrods
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    Pure aesthetics. It is 16".
     
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  27. Trucker Jim
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    Cool shifter

    Jim
     
  28. Stogy
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    @Pocket Nick, @gimpyshotrods is there any chance you could reup the x'd pics-and add a couple of finished shots of this incredible Hotrod...sounded like and may still be an emotional project...

    Gimpy your quite a force...and Nick you also are quite a master at getting things right too...

    This being only a couple of pages shouldn't be to much to make right IF the pics are still around...

    Builds like this never get old...thanks for sharing it...;)
     
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  29. gimpyshotrods
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    Here are some of the missing photos.
     

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  30. gimpyshotrods
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    And some more.
     

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