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

  1. Andy, If you hit the "full image " button just before you post, your pictures will be bigger............Don. 20200812_171511.jpg
  2. Made some progress on the 56 floors.
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  3. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
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  4. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,310

    lumpy 63

    Came home after work and even though its 97 degrees on the patio I finished fitting the T bolt hood bump to the hacked 59 Vette hood, Looks totally bitchin:D
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  5. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 863


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  6. Trans cooler lines done...No idea why NPD would sell em without a double flare, the fittings my neighbor made worked awesome..this was so easy and took care of the leaks.. F1567F80-E7B3-44B2-8854-AB99D44701D8.jpeg
  7. Bolted intake (283 SBC) and realized that kick down cable bracket (Turbo 350) is a 4 barrel type. So a replacement 2 barrel type is on it's way.
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    Joined: Jan 30, 2014
    Posts: 346


    Finally got out the new sewing machine and my red metalflake vinyl. Gotta get in some practice before tackling the interior in the 55' Stude. Maybe I will finally remember to get some photos to put up. IMG_20200813_104439119.jpg IMG_20200812_174454040.jpg Diamond pattern was a lot of work. Between attaching batting and a layer of cloth, then the layout and sewing, it ate up some time. Nice to be able to work on something on the car and not be out in 100 degree heat.
  9. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 1,317


    Found out why this monster was stumbling when I would nail it, the cheap Chinese shift light was causing the distributor to brake up. On a whim I pulled the wire from the distributor, took it for a ride to my favorite spot and she jumped up and took off like a big block should..

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  10. High test 63
    Joined: May 8, 2020
    Posts: 150

    High test 63

    IMG_20200815_131400316.jpg getting parts rounded up for a new engine for my roadster.
    Here is my buddy polishing the crank.
  11. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,341


    never enough room is there
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  12. oldpl8s
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,392


    Built an anvil base from 4x4s and truss rods
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  13. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
    Posts: 1,248

    WTF really

    Set the engine and trans in the chassis 20200812_160938.jpg 20200812_160924.jpg 20200811_170924.jpg
  14. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 2,779

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    Well momma bought me a set of valve covers for my birthday, so i pulled the covers off of her motor and set mine on it, been a tough day so far :D now it's back to taping :rolleyes: 20200816_115947.jpg
  15. Use scrim backed/sew foam. WAY easier.
    Joined: Jan 30, 2014
    Posts: 346


    Nobody in town had any. But I can order some online for my next project. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll take all I can get. First time doing this.
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  17. Rode around in a side by side UTV in the African Sahel. Not kidding.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2020
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  18. Pretty much finished the welding on the floors, a couple of tacke on the under floor bracing and a coat of H/F bedliner and lift the body off the frame one more time to tighten up some chassis parts. Then on to the next task.

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  19. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 7,194

    jimmy six

    Decided to install the “50-60’s retro tach I’d bought a few years ago. I didn’t want to screw up the column turn signal wire cover and was able to do it. No reason, just wanted to do it, and yes at idle the generator light is either on or flickering. F37976CE-EA8D-45DC-9D01-FFB4D54CFD93.jpeg
  20. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,014


    Moved old Buicks around the property. Luckily it was only a 102 today! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  21. High test 63
    Joined: May 8, 2020
    Posts: 150

    High test 63

    IMG_20200818_171852683_HDR.jpg picked up the fresh block for my new roadster motor!
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  22. High test 63
    Joined: May 8, 2020
    Posts: 150

    High test 63

    IMG_20200818_113034627_HDR.jpg also picked up the cam kit i ordered from the local napa store. Box says "made in USA". Open that up and the solid lifter boxes inside say "made in China"!
  23. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,318

    from Missouri

    Bored out and drilled this smaller and lighter pulley for a 4 bolt harmonic damper going on a 467 inch F.E.
  24. Cut the rusted out spare tire well out of the 56 wagon, It had been kind of hacked with pop rivitd, sheet metal amd fiberglass over rust. Going to cover the cargo area with some diamond plate aluminum and convert the back seat area into more cargo space, when I'm done the car will only have seating for two.
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  25. I decided I needed to get lunch at the local drive-in today. I'm sitting there enjoying the delicious food when a car pulls in and the driver gives me a thumbs up. Normally not anything to comment about, but...….

    This person was driving a Hybird car. So it got me to thinking, why would a tree hugger go to a drive-in? Why would they give a thumbs up to a dinosaur burning 57 Chevy? I mean there is nothing wrong with either life style, it just seems odd to me somehow.
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  26. Are you sure it was his thumb?:D
  27. Maybe he had one when he was in finishing school!:rolleyes::p
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  28. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,882

    from Nicasio Ca

    Maybe he was commenting on the delicious food.:)
  29. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,736

    from Minnesota

    Bid and won this rear end assembly on a local online auction. Pics didn’t show much, all wide angle. Imagine my surprise when I rolled in to pick it up

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  30. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,221


    77F4C4B0-C5C5-4683-983D-F4DC233B5368.jpeg Went to visit Dad after work...

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