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  1. Next time :D looks amazing though ;)
     
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  2. 427 sleeper
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    Those wheel's look killer @scotty t! Sucks about the studs, but could'a been a hell of alot worse... It was when it happened to me! :(
     
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  3. Cosmo49
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    1962 261 ci Chevrolet big truck engine. Distributor modification, fuel lines formed, carburetor linkage sorted out, special thermostat housing plumbed to the pump relocation water pump, STILCO oil filter bracket installed. I’m picking up a fitting for the PCV on Monday. Won’t be too much longer. Although, I think I said that two years ago.

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    Thinking about painting the fan 'checkered flag', that would be good for like 10 horsepower at least.
     

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  4. atch
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    That happened on Clarence; roll-back and all.

    I took the uni-lug wheels off after that happened; replaced all of the studs; and put plain steel boneyard wheels on.

    As I said above, I was running uni-lug wheels. I thought that since the lug nuts didn't have an enlarged shaft going down through the wheel that it put tremendous sideways stress on the studs. Afterward I took those wheels off. Currently I'm looking into 5 spoke wheels that aren't uni-lug. b-t-w; mine were ET's and between the washer and the brake drum there was no contact between the wheel and the stud.

    @scotty t - do you have any idea why/how your studs broke?
     
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  5. I haven’t looked at it yet. The wheels are not uni lug tho. Maybe they just cam loose?
     
  6. Yeah i got lucky, could’ve taken the rear quarter off
     
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  7. Cosmo49
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    Flattened copper pipe, drilled holes, bent to shape to ensure fuel line and fuel filter support.

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  8. fastcar1953
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    Trying to put some paint on her nova. IMG_20220926_163343.jpg IMG_20220926_163424.jpg IMG_20220926_163447.jpg IMG_20220926_163507.jpg IMG_20220926_163514.jpg IMG_20220926_163521.jpg IMG_20220926_163538.jpg
     
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  9. bowie
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    Abandoned my 1937 Desoto gas tank that kept pissing rust into the system, and rigged up a Speedway special. Time to rev her up and bang a few gears…. D5F76A5E-7AAF-4A4C-9E85-2DCD4775BCE0.jpeg 094F117A-9C42-4465-BDA5-26DE0921587E.jpeg
     
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  10. Where in the WORLD did you get the fancy battery case and cable ends??

    Ben
     
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  12. fastcar1953
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    I got the rear of truck down 4 inches. Raised the shock mounts 3 1/2 inches. Kickup was raised 2 inches more. 4 inches total. Adjusted springs. Truck rides great now. I do need to change 4 link bar mounts. 153973653_4004677549552400_2598234614343076117_n.jpg IMG_20220926_174903.jpg
     
  13. gene-koning
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    Aluminum slots need to be retorqued a couple of times before they quit loosening up, at least that was the way they were for me back in the day. Every time they were removed, your torqued then down, then in 30- 40 miles, you retorqued them, and repeated it again in another 40 miles. After that last time they seemed OK until the next time you removed them, then you started the process again. Just for luck, I would occasionally check them, and also checked them every spring.
    I think the steel washers kept reseating themselves into the aluminum, making them slightly loose.
     
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  14. alanp561
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    Pretty sure that's a typo there. I think your four-letter word was supposed to be "lust" ;).
     
  15. Maybe a little bit of both…:)
     
  16. Jer Barlow
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    Doin what I do every day, lettern'. This time a '47 AD pick up in almost original form. Looks pretty old donut? Resized_20220926_110540.jpeg Resized_20220923_095601_220877972355948.jpeg Resized_20220926_110540.jpeg Resized_20220923_095601_220877972355948.jpeg
     
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  17. Cosmo49
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    I was going for the ‘TV TEST PATTERN’ and I ended up with ‘CHECKERED FLAGS’.
     
  18. Cosmo49
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    Engine side of fan, small touch up. This is the side that you will be able to see as the front, mostly, will be obscured by the radiator.

    That splotch of paint is done first to 'dam up' the tape edge, then, when you apply the contrasting color (black) you get a crisp, well defined edge.



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  20. Flathead Freddie
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    That's intensely wild !!! 20 hp at least !
    I think you just started something !
    How about a Twilite Zone Air Horn eh !?
     
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  21. Shutter Speed
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    Finally got 1/2 quart of oil in BNGR after a rough summer of back roads.
    Wore me out.
    And a double ration a Grog in myself. Brought me right back!
     
  22. Johnny Gee
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    Started out simple enough. Just needed a 2 bit cup seal for the accelerator pump. Then the unknown surfaced! DB351DCA-4588-4143-81E8-9AE343E14CC9.jpeg
     
  23. Flathead Freddie
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    Can you hold it there doin 80
     
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  24. gimpyshotrods
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    Absolutely!
     
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  25. Moving house after 33 years, never have I done a job so scary.
     
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  26. gimpyshotrods
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    Last night I was working on my non-HAMB-friendly Model A.
     
  27. Johnny Gee
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    Now that there is a juxtaposition.
     
  28. gimpyshotrods
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    What? I work at night all of the time? ;-)
     
  29. Johnny Gee
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    ”When the lights go down in the city. And the sun shines on the bay. Ooh, I want to be there in my city. Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh”
     
  30. gimpyshotrods
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    I miss Journey, from when Journey was not a Journey cover band.
     

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