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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by wheeldog57, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. wheeldog57
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    Yeah right! The new stuff looks out of place. It'll be alot less work to make the new stuff look old than the whole test of car to look new!
     
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  2. wheeldog57
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    I did some horse trading this w/end and I got a much needed two pot intake. So here it is dressed up w/a couple 94s and two of Jere Sheehan's old school air cleaners. Jere sold a motor to a friend and he gave the air cleaners to Mike Bowling who passed them on to me. Prized possessions! 1484523585987.jpg 1484523591643.jpg
     
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  3. Pete
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    Looking good! Appreciate the horse trading Ron.
     
  4. Runnin shine
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    Man you almost have a Hot Rod there, and a cool one to boot.


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  5. wheeldog57
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    Last couple days I got the doors lined up better 1485204568761.jpg 1485204576527.jpg 1485204581884.jpg 1485204587054.jpg what a pain! They will need adjusting when I put the car back down
     
  6. wheeldog57
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    Scored some tires today. I still need 750-16s for the rear but these are neat. Two will go on the front of the roadster 1485399991794.jpg
     
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  7. mike bowling
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    Wow! I guess that turned out OK! Now you've got enough for that coupe you're doing next!!
     
  8. I'm Enjoying this build a lot keep up the great work, iv got a similar one going on too with a 31A coupe/roadster not sure which direction I'm going yet but it used to be a sports coupe started doing the lower patch panels a few weeks ago
    Charlie
     
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  9. What size?
    I may be interested for set up on my build.
     
  10. wheeldog57
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    With the body mostly sorted out, next up is the motor. It had a burned valve and the lifter valley is caked w/sludge. I pulled a few valves and broke guides so I stopped. 1485657506512.jpg 1485657512702.jpg as of now I am going to clean the crap out of the lifter valley and intake ports then clean the pistons and install new rings. The rest of the rotating assembly looks great so it stays. Want to get this running soon so nights and weekends will be busy
     
  11. Mikel50
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  12. That looks like a BLAST! I guess unless you are the one doing it....I too have had a hard time getting valves and guides out. Great project
     
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  13. Mikel50
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    I think you're right .. I haven't tore into my motor yet. I'm sure once I do I'll enjoy every bit of it.



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  14. wheeldog57
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    Took me a couple-and-a-half hours to get most of it out. Plenty of time to think about how I should have dropped it off at the machine shop.
     
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  16. mike bowling
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    Think about the end result, Grasshopper; DSCN1370.JPG DSCN1909.JPG
     
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  17. Fordgasser1
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    from Jersey

    Hey wheeldog...I have a running 59ab you can use if you don't get that thing working..
     
  18. patmanta
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    I know that feeling. Mine was in a similar state and STILL needs more cleaning! The dollar store oven cleaner didn't really cut it for me. I'm going to use some purple degreaser on the next run through. I've still gotta get the old oil pump out and clean the bottom end too.... wanna help? ;)
     
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  19. For cleaning the outside of old motors I have gone to the local carwash that has pressure washers. Boy, that was a mess but got the motor clean.
     
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  20. wheeldog57
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    Thanx George - I am determined to get this going but if I run into trouble, I will call!
     
  21. wheeldog57
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    Hey Pat, I get good results with GUNK engine degreaser. Messy but it works
     
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  22. mike bowling
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    I was in the middle of doing that at a car wash and the attendant came out and said "What the "F" are you doing? Look at this mess!"
    I told him I was washing my car "on the inside, go away".
    Hot water and soap out of that little wand thingy worked pretty good!
    (Since then I discovered steam cabinets. Mucho better)
     
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  23. Mikel50
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    Mike, are you the reason they all have signs now that say NO ENGINE WASHING !


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  24. i guess him and me


    it was a mess
     
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  26. Just remember dishwasher is not jet wash, or remove any parts before any women in you life sees them!
     
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  27. BuiltFerComfort
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    A friend of a friend had a matching avocado colored electric stove and dishwasher in the garage.

    Dishwasher was for parts, stove, with add-on insulation box handled the powdercoat. And the one burner that still worked boiled smaller parts in a huge pot.






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  28. wheeldog57
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    After mucho hours cleaning, it looks pretty good. I need to blow it out some more and clean a bunch of parts. Check the cake-up on the cam cover. 1486852525206.jpg 1486852531957.jpg 1486852537081.jpg
     
  29. wheeldog57
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    Thanx to Ricky at Rayco Machine. He gave me 4 valve assemblies. He also hooked me up with a starter 1486852908429.jpg 1486852913206.jpg 1486852917306.jpg
     
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  30. Mikel50
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    That's looking great ! Huge difference from the previous pictures.


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