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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by j hansen, May 3, 2020.

  1. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,880

    from So Cal

    A little sanding and black paint and it will look great!
  2. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,608

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Went to PC for pre Op check, came home and mowed lawn. Spent two hours looking for a foot pedal switch, sat on my belt sander for ten years, gave up. Made one out of wood and a micro switch. Ain't pretty but it will work. Only took 3 hrs:rolleyes:.
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  3. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
    Posts: 1,248

    WTF really

    Out with the old. In with the new. 20200526_175322.jpg 20200527_164508.jpg
  4. Got a tempory bumper on since the 40 came with the tow bar stubs. Just need to protect that grill and the bumpers not bad - pretty sure the brackets are tweaked. 20200527_190616.jpg
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  5. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,768


    Gave up trying to use a sprung vice as a sheet metal brake; picked up a 30" jobbie from harbor freight. Will have to make some extra pressure plates for short bends. I even tried to build one last spring, but it was a miserable failure!
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  6. Did some heads and finished cleaning up the engine for the 56 wagon, waiting on the engine kit and gaskets.
  7. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,656


    Today I pulled the lower control arms off of my Falcon, and replaced them with ones that eliminate the strut-rods.

    At 4" closer to the ground, I was getting bind, before hitting the bump-stops.
  8. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,876

    Bandit Billy

    I dropped my bumpers and guards off at the chrome shop and the brackets off at the powder coater. I got a few more trips to the plater to make but I was fortunate, he needs a refi on his house. :cool: I just love my job!
  9. buzz4041
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 278

    from Texas

    Got the C4 squirted with color. 1 more IMG_1310.JPG piece off the list
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  10. 2bubbas
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 609


    Took a ride- bought a Duke's Dog- 100_3781.JPG
  11. Neb Hillbilly
    Joined: Dec 20, 2019
    Posts: 337

    Neb Hillbilly

    There is one in the car trunk still too. The horsepower with it is just so easy. I assume this is similar to a coke addiction.

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  12. Neb Hillbilly
    Joined: Dec 20, 2019
    Posts: 337

    Neb Hillbilly

    I don't sell the ones Needs the carb cleaned then it will ping ping ping to happiness. Still need a better pipe to match my Paul Turner ported cylinder

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  13. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,342


    Found out they cancelled HERSHEY, now I have to live on the memories of the past 50. My general mood has changed since New Years Day 2020.
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  14. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 524

    from Alabama

    Went for a mile walk-in the heat and humidity of lower Alabama then sat in my recliner with my iPad and ordered a bunch of parts.
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  15. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 2,727

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    Lmao glad i didn't post that stuff....
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    Joined: Jan 30, 2014
    Posts: 346


    Getting the hot rod ready one more time. We chickened out and didn't go to the nostalgia race at Little River in early May. Going to San Antonio this Saturday. Gonna see how fast this old STUDE will go. IMG_20200528_174610951_HDR.jpg
  17. Finished up the cylinder heads and started assembling the block.
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  18. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,871

    from Nicasio Ca

    Well, since no one has apparently done squat lately I'll bore you with my carb scoops one last time, I promise (hold the applause). They are done, finito, installed. Had to figure out how to mount them, wasn't about to machine up bases and not crazy about the way the repop frog mouths mount with a screw jammed into the side of the carb. So, I pop riveted hose clamps inside. Then had to clean up the areas I carved on and give them another round at the buffer.

    What got me going on these again was a recent thread on the perils of not running filters. I checked out the frog mouth filters, pretty small. So I have put some foam filters in these much bigger. Granted not good filters but I don't put a lot of miles on. Debated spraying some filter oil on 'em.

    Start and Finished.
  19. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,300


    Went to a swap meet. Picked up some trim rings and old hubcaps.
  20. Went to a local cruise night in the 56 about an hour away and then took 3 teenage boys to ride go carts. They learned that this old guy might be a better driver than they gave him credit... :p
  21. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,872


    I adjusted the bands on a Model T.
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  22. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
    Posts: 272

    Greg Rogers

  23. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
    Posts: 272

    Greg Rogers

    They look really cool! I sure like the idea of using non automotive stuff on neat cars. Good thinking!
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  24. Laying out a little project this AM; instead of brushing the Dykem, I thought I would use the spray can my father-in-law gave me a couple months ago. Sprayed out a little odd; looked at the can and found it expired in '69; over 50 years ago. Surprised it even sprayed at all.
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    Last edited: Jun 1, 2020
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  25. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,871

    from Nicasio Ca

    Wow, 50 years.. I have had some luck putting air in old spray cans with a blow gun.

    Thanks! Yeah I enjoy the creativity. Speaking of which, today I finally made some straps to hold my front end in the open position, instead of my usual jack stand under the grill method. I may switch to nylon straps, but for now I found an old leather belt, already has holes in it for adjustment.

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  26. Reassembled the 351W for the 56 Ford Wagon
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  27. southerncad
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 745


    Got some paint and Valve covers on the new engine that's going in my '49, yeah, gotta' put the rest of the stuff on it I know. . . Gettin'Close.jpg
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  28. oldsfrench
    Joined: Jan 26, 2018
    Posts: 241

    from France

    Not today but yesterday had a good time with friends
    Here in France the virus keep all of us at home
    We wase not allowed to drive our cars
    It was the first day to meet my buddys since 3 monthts
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2020
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  29. oldsfrench
    Joined: Jan 26, 2018
    Posts: 241

    from France

  30. Bought a lot of junk at an Estate on line auction with no preview. Hope the $6 power washer is a go cause I need one. Won the bid on some 40 standard stuff - the center piece is not perfect buy says made in the USA....maybe the heater is 39/40....oh a banjo cap was on a shelve also. 20200603_180202.jpg 20200603_180922.jpg 20200603_182224.jpg 20200603_180202.jpg 20200603_180922.jpg 20200603_182224.jpg 20200603_180202.jpg 20200603_180202.jpg 20200603_180202.jpg 20200603_180202.jpg 20200603_180922.jpg 20200603_182224.jpg
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