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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Okiedoker, Sep 30, 2014.
Wish you could make it this year.....It's gonna be a nail biter!lol
I am certainly no Ford motor builder...but how did you know what length pushrods to order,did you preaasemble the engine?
That's the fun part:
I need to get the heads today,drive an hour back home,measure for the correct pushrod length,then order them and either have them overnighted to us,or,if we're out of time,have them sent to the track,and install them there...lol
There is no way in HELL that I am gonna give up Tom
Forgot to mention,lots of places stock sbf pushrods in increments of .050",so they should be shelf items.
I kew that I was just curious about the prods.... Ya better get those wrenches smoking!!!
For any of the local fellas - what's the closest parts store (odds n ends stuff, you know, just in case)? Did some searches, didn't come up with much, maybe I'm missin' it. Thanks.
Rockford oO Reilys and advance auto. And a Napa in Oregon
Excellent, thanks man!
Your welcome. See you there sat. Will be in the car show
Geez... 4 years ago we were the double dog dared idiots who came from 16 hours north. Folks never thought we would make the trek and everyone freaked out when we did... now there's half a dozen intrepid travelers coming 30+ from clear across the country. You guys are my heroes... I hope the pin map is back up this year. I love seeing where folks have come from to be there.
I can't help but notice the distinct lack of the folks complaining about coming from 3 or 4 hours away... or demanding tow money... those arguments don't seem very defensible these days... That's an amazing pat on the back for the event.
The Meltdown clock is ticking down very very fast... 14 of us in 4 vehicles, 1 trailer carrying 2 race cars are leaving 7:00 pm CST Wednesday night with the intent of being at the gate for the opening Thursday afternoon. Drive safe folks...
Hot Rod Shop in Rockford,...@ Alpine and Charles at 4455Charles
ph. 815-227-5424 ...closed Sundays.? I think.
Stop at Competition Products on yer way thru Wisconson....I dunno if they stock yer parts....they might be worth a try. Have you dealt with them?
I haven't,but I have seen their ad in magazines years ago.
Thanks for the heads up on that,Man!
No problem... they are mainly chevy stuff but have been getting bigger and better....
Loading all of my shit up this evening and leaving out at 6am tomorrow morning! Leaving a good bit early so in case this chevy motorhome decides to act up. Hope to meet all of you in the next few days
That Chevy will git you there AND back MANY times old son!!!! Ya better speak gently about it.... after all....a chevy is a mans best friend!!!
Looking forward to meeting you and getting a look at the Falcon.You really hit it outta the park with that car.....It looks so perfect.
Open until noon on Saturdays and closed Sundays. But owner (Stan) is a good guy and I'm sure that he would support after-hour emergencies.
Ready to roll!
With a bit of fiddl'n, that photo would look right out of the 60's.
The only thing better would be a shot of it going down the interstate hooked to a tow bar.
Smith Brothers Pushrods, Bend Oregon
That's some good looking hair you've got there Tony.
Leaving dark and early on Thursday, 600+ miles. Now I just have to get through another day and a half of work before I can leave...
That makes fer a LOOOONG day anna half donut!!!
YER STILL MY HERO SCOUTTY!!!!
Jim that rig looks Great! Seeing all the work you fellas have completed in the last few months really makes me feel like a loser for not getting my car done. There is always next year. Drive safe everyone, can't wait to see the show!
Well all the fab work is done now just build some carbs
...if someone can do this in sepia-tone, it'd be awesome...
How about this Rusty1
You better get busy man time is running out lol And Scott hope progress is coming along today can't wait to see the shaker run I'm loading the Willys this evening guess ill see how she runs in a few days
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