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Projects The bucket of ugly! A de-uglifying thread...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by need louvers ?, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. nobux
    Joined: Oct 19, 2002
    Posts: 641


    I rolled my bucket out today in order to clean up the garage. I only get about a half hour a day to work on it, so picking up after myself ends up low on the list.

    I've got the rear brakes plumbed, but I have to refigure the front rubber hose mounts. They hit the wishbones when the suspension moves.


    Last edited: Sep 7, 2015
  2. I tipped the frame mount at an angle so the hoses aim uphill made a big difference.
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  3. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,395

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Nice front end.,clean n neat! Check your shackle angle though,in photo looks a little too low,if you have 45* or real close its good,if not use a panhard bar or make outside shackle mount a little wider=remove washers an or remove some metal from"T"so they bolt up closer to wing making them wider. Low shackles are something that adds to getting deathwabble so just ideas if your low on angle.
  4. nobux
    Joined: Oct 19, 2002
    Posts: 641


    Thanks for the pictures, Rich! I'll try bending the brackets.

    Where did you find the spring - behind bat wings on your front end?
  5. This was at a show I was at on Sunday, new take on the Fad T theme. The injector stacks are fake items over a Holley 4 bbl. JW
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  6. Used a pair of '37 up wishbone yokes and some 3/8" plate, set up an axle on a plate so it was level and at the right caster, set the yokes to angle in accordance to frame width and hairpin length, the put the wings on so they were vertical and the clevis holes were straight up and down. Then made the spring eyes (bolt and bushed DOM tube) angled to be parallel with the axle. Made an extra set (other than final welding, shaping, & clean-up) as long as I had it set-up.
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  7. Big Daddy Don Garlits used to sell those fake injector stacks. Worked on my T till 3 am Monday morning trying to thrash it back together for the NTBA Western nationals here in town this week, but it wasn't to Babbit, NO Bucket! (Sorry about the fuzzy pics....there "might" have been 50w on the camera lens! It's hard to do all that solo at 2am!) Bearing clearance was .004"-.005", and OH so close to spinning! Got lucky I decided to check them ALL before I buttoned it up! Bad news is the Cranks turned .030 on the one close by can get those bearings in anytime soon, Good news is the Bearings are virtually identical to 440 / 426 bearings except for the little notch pictured, which I believe oils the cylinder wall below the piston (it's only on the outside rod bolt). I also believe a couple of min. with a triangle file will fix that little discrepancy! Have a bearing on the way from Summit, hopefully it will be here tomorrow or early Friday. Let the trash begin! IMG_20150907_220955.jpg IMG_20150907_213437.jpg
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  8. Bearings on the truck to be delivered today.
    Bearings on the truck to be delivered today.
    Bearings on the truck to be delivered today.
    WHERE IS THIS F'ing UPS TRUCK?!?!?!? ;)
    Their usually here by now.....I got work to do!

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  9. Hope they turn up soon !! JW
  10. Thanks, Jw.
    Parts are here!
    Parts are here!
    Parts are here!
    Time to thrash!
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  11. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,109

    A Boner

    Anyone see pic's of Chips orange T on Instagram yet.
  12. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,103

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Say it isn't so. Surely we deserve to see any such pictures here first.

    Unless Chip has abandoned us. :)
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  13. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,154

    Dick Stevens

    If it is now sporting an orange paint job, someone needs to get pictures posted on here! :cool: ASAP :p
  14. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 6,002


    I haven't seen any and I just went and looked.
  15. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
    Posts: 777


    It aint orange yet on recent pics on facebook.
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  16. It wasn't orange last Sunday...
  17. Come on Chip, give us an update.:D JW
  18. JBurt
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 190


    I would guess they were spyin' the one behind the black deuce on his last Facebook post.
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  19. This isn't Chip's T:
  20. Chip's is still as we know it.
  21. And here's our hero with his new orange "roadster". Photos by Phil Razzi.
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  22. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 6,002


    ^^^With oriental hood ornament!^^^
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  23. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,587

    from Denmark

  24. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 36,920


    We should declare Chip MIA in this thread of HIS. Abandoned us for that new fangled facebook :eek:
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  25. Tim_with_a_T
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,062


    It's been a while since we updated the thread. I don't have a whole lot to add, but I will post what I've been up to, with the expectation of you guys doing the same!

    Paul (Kiwi Tinbender) is fixing my attempt to fit my radiator shell to the radiator by taking the best pieces from two shells and piecing them together. It fits SO much better than what I had going on!!!



    He also had a '34 Ford hood he just louvered to show off. It looks awesome!!!

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  26. Tim_with_a_T
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,062


    I have also been tinkering with my new found obsession of Twin Blue Stewart Warners. I'm almost 100% positive I'll be unable to afford a tach or speedometer, so I am improvising. I found a decent deal on a used reproduction Wings speedometer, which was damaged in shipping, which I ended up getting refunded for, so it was a good opportunity to experiment. Here's what I'm trying to mimic:


    Here's what I got:


    Here's where I'm at after cutting down the needle, stripping the finish, and turning the center. Now after a few decades of Photoshop work and some screen printing of sorts, I think I'll have a convincing copy. Kinda fun to play with.

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  27. Have just chucked a set of halogen lights in the T so I can see where I'm going at night and I have been playing with a new toy I picked up recently, its outside the scope of this forum, suffice to say its a early seventies muscle car. I'll see if it makes an appearance next time I post a pic of the T.:oops::D
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  28. Tim_with_a_T
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,062


    My latest project was to clean and organize my tiny garage. Now that it's clean, I can destroy it again.


    I started drilling my axle, and although it is taking forever, it's turning out great. I got halfway yesterday.



    What's everyone else been up to!?!
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  29. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,604

    steel rebel
    Member Emeritus

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    Not sure if you caught my thread "Banjo leaking" but it is out rebuilt and ready to go back in when my back stops hurting. Yes I pulled something loading it to take down to Mike who rebuilt it.

    Last edited: Sep 28, 2015
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