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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Marty Strode, Apr 7, 2024.

  1. Harv
    Joined: Jan 16, 2008
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    Harv
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    from Sydney

    Very, very cool. :cool:

    I run the same Strange steering box and arm in my FED.

    Cheers,
    Harv
     
  2. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
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    Surprised all the work for removable steering mount. I thought usually just welded in place. Do greatly admire your work.
     
  3. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    Mike, you are full of questions, and that’s a good thing. When working on any car, in critical areas, I prefer to have the least amount of things in the way, and that is why it will be removable. Also, since I am setting the car up for me at 5'10" and 175 lbs, it will be far easier to convert it for another driver, by making another crossmember. IMG_20240521_135125277.jpg
     
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  4. Marty Strode
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    Got the bracket fabbed and in place, after a final fit, I will tack it to the cross tube and add 2 gussets. But for now I am going to work on getting the front real wheels and tires ready. IMG_0569.jpg IMG_0568.jpg
     
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  5. Marty Strode
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    Wanting to put a little shine on the outer faces of the front wheels (not @Bandit Billy quality) I was fortunate that my buddy Lonnie Gilbertson's lathe takes the same jaws as mine. Through the years Lonnie has narrowed/widened a lot of wheels, magnesium and aluminum, so he made this special set of jaws to hold them in the lathe safely. He loaned them to me, and I started with some fine/worn out sandpaper on a long board, followed with maroon and gray Scotchbright at 115 RPMs and then some Simichrome polish. They suit me just fine, and won't be a maintenance nightmare. IMG_0570.jpg IMG_0571.jpg IMG_0572.jpg IMG_0573.jpg
     
  6. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
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    Looking good Marty! Not too shiny. As you typed that I was out in the garage running the buffer around my Olds. At least I use a pleasant smelling compound since all of my clothes are covered in it.
     
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  7. AmishMike
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    Sorry if I become pest. Really like your builds. On trip across country was up your way wish I had stopped. Would have left sad when u refused to sell me one of your track roadsters. Have run bunch door cars always dreamed of modern junior feeler. U build
     
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  8. RodStRace
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    It's not just your clothes! :p
     
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  9. RodStRace
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    Marty, truly amazing work.
    I just started a little project and am getting great feedback. What I'm doing is child's play compared to your work, but I'm enjoying the process and the progress I've accomplished. That's good enough for me, but you remain an example myself and others aspire to. Bravo, young man!
     
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  10. Larry Anderson
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    I see the fine China set out for the cats. I know those colors are Ming Dynasty. You’re not fooling me…
     
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  11. Marty Strode
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    Actually those paper bowls probably came from China. Nothing but the best for Louie and Marbles.
     
  12. Marty Strode
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    I could have let you drive one, then you would have really been hooked.
     
  13. AmishMike
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    If I fly out will u let me drive one? I will NOT be bringing it back ( huge smile)
     
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  14. Marty Strode
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    I wouldn't call it amazing, a fella should learn something after doing it 60 years, patience is also your friend. I checked out your T-Bucket reclamation project, lots of helpful feedback and looks like fun.
     
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  15. Marty Strode
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    A friend of mine for 50 years was looking for a Chevy engine to Ford toploader trans bellhousing and his search led him to the HAMB, and he found out that I had a couple Lakewood scatter shields. I was ready to give him one, and mentioned I was going to run a 40 lb wheel in the Dragster. He just happened to have a nice one and a pressure plate to match, so it ended up a swap. It should be simple to add some thick tapped pads to pick up the Ford trans pattern inside, for his application. IMG_0574.jpg
     
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  16. Marty Strode
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  17. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Inspect the windows of the clutch fingers closely as some makes are prone to developing cracks in the cover. A fix was to add "window frame" reinforcing plates around the windows.
     
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  19. GearheadsQCE
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    If AmishMike is driving the dragster, and I'm driving the '29, will you be driving the hauler or the '40?
     
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  20. AmishMike
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    I will drive either rail or RPU. Then leave with track roadster
     
  21. Marty Strode
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    So, If I want something to drive, I had better get started on this one ! IMG_3518.JPG Simca 2.jpg
     
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  22. DDDenny
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    Nice pedal car Marty!
     
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  23. Larry Anderson
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  24. Marty Strode
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    Do you mean the 57 Silver Hawk ? It belonged to my buddy Dave Wallace that was riding along. My brother Jerry painted it RED for him, and he drove it a couple years when we were in Hi-School.
     
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  25. Marty Strode
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    The current phase of the project is getting the caster corrected and mounting the friction shocks. That way when Chris is building the body at the nose section, he will know what he is fitting the body around. I also received some parts I had ordered, a small starter, quick disconnect for the steering and a Girling style master cylinder. Tomorrow, I will pull the engine and saw the excess off the engine plate. IMG_0591.jpg IMG_0592.jpg IMG_0593.jpg IMG_0594.jpg IMG_0601.jpg IMG_0602.jpg IMG_0603.jpg IMG_0598.jpg IMG_0599.jpg IMG_0600.jpg
     
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  26. Larry Anderson
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    Tic Tok Mr Strode. How’s progress going over there on your side of the hill.
     
  27. Marty Strode
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    Not much progress, I have been moving equipment in the main shop, along with a cleanup. I have also been busy helping family, my nephew and I pulled the engine out of the T-Bird Bonneville car, getting ready to sell it in pieces. Lots of really go fast pieces T/F late model Hemi, Lenco, and Winters Extreameliner QC.
     
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  28. Marty Strode
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    Today, I got the steering shaft support, fit and tacked together. Mounting the brake master cylinder is next. IMG_0613.jpg IMG_0614.jpg IMG_0615.jpg IMG_0616.jpg
     
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  29. SilverJimmy
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    Will you post here when and where you’ll be selling all the LSR stuff?
     
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  30. Marty Strode
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    I will PM you with the list, as the stuff is too modern to show here.
     
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