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

  1. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 5,882

    from Oregon

    I did my usual lately. Peck away at finishing the final filling and sanding to get my build ready for paint.

  2. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 7,137

    jimmy six

    Went to an somewhat off topic high dollar car gathering in Tustin near the old helicopter air base. A few of HAMB friendly cars but I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this 1914 RR .. 918418B2-3CE4-49E1-B475-AE34A8FD3703.jpeg AECEDF5F-4FC0-4330-AD1D-49973457ABB6.jpeg
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  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,871


    Makes me feel like I'm cheating, when i use my lathe to do that kind of stuff. But I'll still keep using the lathe! :)

    Nice work
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  4. It is Sunday and a nice day weather wise at that. So I took the Roadster out to get some fresh air (me too). Drove through a couple of towns, got some gas and went home to do yard work. It felt good to drive the 32. :cool:
    And I did not wear a mask!:oops:

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  5. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
    Posts: 573


    I spent the day cleaning up the area around my parts car. I lifted the body off of it yesterday; well, I tried to lift the body off of it. As I lifted, the rockers collapsed- rusty as hell- so I used some 2x6's to spread the load. The rear came up faster than the front, then all of a sudden the floor broke in half just ahead of the B pillar. There was practically no metal left in the floors. I ended up cutting the A pillar just above the dash, cut the B pillars about 12 inches below the top and lifted off the roof and rear part of the body, then picked up the firewall/dash/ toe boards and set it off to the side.
    So now I can get to work on the chassis- stripping, cleaning, de-funking. This might be the nastiest car I've ever touched, but the parts I need from it are all in good condition so I'm willing to go through the grunge.
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  6. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,766

    pecker head

    F96010A2-60BB-4B81-A538-8CFB0830BC24.jpeg C90F7C91-8C10-434D-A1F9-DF5614A394BE.jpeg 5C10D158-F6FA-4A4C-891C-708282AB9126.jpeg Took Mr. T out this morning, and picked up a hitchhiker, the hardest tire I ever dismounted by hand. Patched tube and tire, put back together.
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  7. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
    Posts: 1,248

    WTF really

    Got the brakes done on the Vette Friday and cleaned up Harley Saturday for a photo opp with her sister Hilda 20200710_155624.jpg 20200710_124036.jpg 20200711_161047.jpg
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  8. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,309

    lumpy 63

    A couple of weeks ago bought a burned up cowl section from a 62 Vette so I could strip it of all the metal dash brackets to replace the missing parts on my 59. Got everything pulled and media blasted and started piecing the 59 dash back together. Good day in my book.:cool:
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  9. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 862


    Good to see you back on the Hamb, Lumpy
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  10. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,650


    Finished polishing an OT late-model, and then gave it to a good friend, down on her luck.

    You cannot have a kid, and a job here, with no transportation.
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  11. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,530


    Dropped a trailer axle on my nose. I was bolting the axle under my car trailer and had it all in place and must have bumped the jack handle and knocked it off the jack. trailer was held up by a chain hoist so it didn't move. Finally got the whole thing together after a 100 mile round trip road trip to get a wheel bearing for it.
    Hauling the Model A to Portland in the morning to it's new owner.
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  12. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,650


    My advice, hire a stunt double. We're all too old to be doing our own stunts.
  13. Something is up with my M20 4-speed, pretty much decided to take the shift boot off to verify adjustment, the side cover may have to come off. Will put it up in the air later when the driveway is not a blast furnace.
  14. My wife and I went to South Mountain Dragway in Boiling Springs, Pa. They had a GREAT nostalgia meet. There was about 10 front engine dragsters, 6 older funny cars, and about 10 flat-head powered roadsters. Plus Willys, and other early cars, both Fords and Chevrolets. There were also 3 champion Drag racers there, too. Bruce Larson, world champion funny car driver, Larry Lombardo, who used to drive Bill Jenkins pro-stocker, and one other guy, but I didn't get his name. Bruce Larson was driving his twin flat-head powered front engine dragster, The former Stan Shopple dragster. Bruce ran a match race against E.J. Kowalski, who was also driving a flat-head powered dragster.
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  15. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,871


    I drove an old car to Tombstone. It's not very far away.

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  16. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 721


    Out before the mid-day heat - also a good strategy to avoid tourists....
  17. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,871


    The stores open at 10, mostly. The garbage truck was making the rounds. I left before 8.
  18. SEAAIRE354
    Joined: Sep 7, 2015
    Posts: 191


    I haven’t been able to make time for my new project but Since I started following the new thread you guys have all inspired me get started. So today I cc’d an industrial 354 head to confirm that the compression ratio stinks. Thanks for the inspiration guys. Hopefully I can keep it going. And it’s 105 cc if anyone cares.

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  19. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,069


    Found it IMG_20200713_193808708.jpeg

    Sent from my moto z4 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  20. Got trans cooler lines on....well idea why the trans shop wouldn’t check the fittings for the lines..started doing the yoga stretch to tighten up the hard one..and the damn fittings I called it a day..this thing keeps fighting know I’m gonna pull the bolt of the bellhousing and pull the dipstick and the crossmember and hopefully be able do get that POS right...arghhggggggg
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  21. Ford is up on stands. Tomorrow early the shift boot comes off to check shifter alignment. Hoping for a loose shifter or busted bushing on one of the shift rods.
  22. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,871

    from Nicasio Ca

    I've gotten about no shop time in this summer. Busy new shop! But today's my birthday so I knocked off early and took the heap out for a spin around town. The flatty ran great, never got over 210 degrees. A good day.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2020
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  23. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,602

    seb fontana
    from ct

  24. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,530


    Hauled the 31 Vic body and frame to it's new keepers. They have serious Hamb friendly plans and I am pretty sure the new owner is a Hamber. First photo with a scenic background (Mt Adams in Wa state In a seriously long time for that old girl. Photo taken a few miles south of Goldendale. A great day even if I didn't get to check out the OT project that I wanted to check on on the way home. Hauling the Vicky to it's new home..jpg
  25. Put together a relay panel so I can use the old 3 wire signal switch on the '48 Lincoln column for the '47. It mounts tucked away down behind the kick panel.
    Made a little bracket to mount an off topic gizmo in the header panel on Mike's '33. IMG_20200715_112626.jpeg IMG_20200715_120537.jpeg

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  26. Got trans cooler lines done, wiring in the engine compartment, neutral safety switch and backup light switch done, all grounds checked, got 3 gallons of 93 octane, and 2 gallons of antifreeze....firing it up and breaking it in on Friday...gonna be a long day...can’t wait to hear it and drive it..
  27. Thought my M20 problem might be side cover related, did some diagnostics and figured all the detents were working. I had another shifter body, so in it went. The old one felt terrible. The new old one adjusted up well and statically a big improvement. Will take it for a ride tomorrow.
  28. Spent all day trying to build a part I found on line for $10.99.
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  29. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,617

    from Michigan

    Cool, LOT.
    Is this the falcon you got almost exactly two years ago?

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