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  1. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 1,189


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  2. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
    Posts: 572


    Spent the day wiring up and plumbing my new air compressor- the old one went tits up right in the middle of a project (of course!). I finally broke down and bought a big vertical tank rig with enough volume to paint and run air tools; I can actually try my hand at painting! I've always had to make do with small compressors that required frequent breaks to let the compressor catch up when using air tools- no more of that!!
    Yeah, I'm a little excited, a new air compressor is a major event these days..... I don't get out much, lol.
  3. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 1,189


    With the help of @harley jim , I solved a couple of problem's that have been destroying my sleep for weeks. Namely, how to make my radiator and grille shell fit and how to mount them. I laminated 3 pieces of 1" foam insulation board and formed it into the same size and shape as a 65-66 Mustang radiator. Grille shell is 49 OT Oliver. I like the Oliver 'cause it looks aerodynamic and the Mustang radiator cause it fits inside the shell just right. The grille shell will look really good with 3/8" vertical tubes formed to fit it's rounded shape. Think of it as a poor man's track nose;) imagejpeg_0 (1).jpg 20200913_174043.jpg
  4. Jeff J
    Joined: Mar 15, 2007
    Posts: 950

    Jeff J

    Finishing up on the A/c in the 65 chev truck . Ran the defr Chevy frame 015.JPG Chevy frame 017.JPG Trucks 013.JPG oster tubes and vent tubes behind the dash Got the new glove box in ! truck 001.JPG
  5. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,309

    lumpy 63

    Pulled the engine out of my 59 Vette project today. Turned out to be a 57 283 block punched out to 301, had big pop up pistons and 1970 double hump heads with 2.02 valves. When I pulled the pushrods I could see pipe cleaners stuffed in em:D The other guys in the shop had never seen that before.I explained this was done back in the day to restrict oil to the top end.It also had a huge home made deep sump pan that was pretty crude. Good day in my book.
  6. Helped Club brother dial in timing and carb on his 427 CSX Cobra
    Then proceeded to not only accidentally snap off the clear float level indicator, but after removing and installing front float bowl, stripped one of the upper retaining bolts
    Ugh! [​IMG]

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  7. dirt car
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 148

    dirt car
    from nebraska

    Procrastinated for some time but finally convinced my 76 year old body to drill the 15 rivets out of a junk wide 5 Ford rim to provide a center take along in the search for suitable wider 15"-16"-18" donor hoops, I was shocked it took just shy of 35 min. Glad to give suggestions & tips to anyone wanting to do the same . Be safe everyone, Ron Baker
  8. railcarmover
    Joined: Apr 30, 2017
    Posts: 502


    Counted gear teeth...
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  9. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,879

    from So Cal

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  10. thehazguy
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,805


    Won the N-3 Nostalgic class at Island Dragway's 60th anniversary meet. My brother and my nephew were there to help, watch and enjoy the win with me. Family "Rocks" Be safe everyone. 60 ID trophy.jpg 60 ID winners circle.jpg
  11. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,316


  12. junkyardgenius
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 798

    from Kernow

    Started making up a throttle linkage..

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  13. Caprice89
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
    Posts: 250


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  14. Started making a Carson top for my roadster. IMG_3853.JPG

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  15. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 388

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Lowered the ass end of my 49. FedEx showed up with the kit and I literally had it all put together in about 40 minutes. Hadn't even torqued it yet but had to get it out to go pick up my son at school. 20200914_160152.jpg
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2020
  16. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 254

    TA DAD
    from NC

    Started on trans cooler lines STUDEBAKER BUILD 006.JPG

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  17. High test 63
    Joined: May 8, 2020
    Posts: 145

    High test 63

    I found out about a guy with a garage full of chevy parts for sale... I managed a little bit of bottom feeding... IMG_20200913_155537941.jpg
    Joined: Jan 30, 2014
    Posts: 346


    IMG_20200915_121349703~3.jpg Finished one cover, slipped it over the seat to get a look. Should snug up a bit after the seat foam is in place. Happy with it for a first shot at this upholstery stuff. The old Studebaker might not be the fastest, but it will look good trying.
  19. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,221


    Out running errands tonight and I spotted a nice 55 wagon with it’s hood up at the BP. It was still there on my return trip so I wheeled in to offer help. It turned out to be a long time acquaintance in a new to him '55 Chevy wagon. The ground cable was loose so it was a quick fix. 119708578_3235014756535983_952320039040771969_o.jpg The 55 was pretty cool, once Steve sorts out a few things it’ll make a nice cruiser...
  20. Departed
    Joined: Dec 20, 2010
    Posts: 155

    from Canada

    EBD25007-9BF9-4F5B-A64C-D3B92DC5A074.jpg IMG_0843.JPG

    I rebuilt a distributor for the Goose. She runs good now!! Watch out here I come !!!!

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  21. Departed
    Joined: Dec 20, 2010
    Posts: 155

    from Canada

    Fired up this old mill today.. havnt run in a decade, fired right up on the first crank!!! IMG_0871.JPG

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  22. Came across some measurements on the Ford Barn for the back panel a while back; finally made one yesterday. Now just need to pull and paint it.
    IMG_20200915_143926 (Medium).jpg
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  23. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,731


    From the BillyBob Shop log

    September 17th 2020 Had a false start on getting my ambition back. It's a process. My deep ponder mode ruminations tell me that one day of work in the shop is an anomaly, three continuous days, a pattern, six days a trend, twelve days a habit and twenty-four days a discipline.

    On Labor Day, the daily heat wave temperature dropped a couple of degrees, just enuf to jump start garage activity again.

    Found a vertex magneto for the nailhead build and bought it as a birthday present to myself. I've been looking for one of these for a few years now. I was beginning to fear Tommy Ivo had used them all up. This thing was new in the box. A couple of bronze gears were included as well.

  24. Made a gizmo to set the serrated hinge pins without having to pound on the hinge and chance moving them or cracking the paint. Actually worked quite well.
    pin tool 1.jpg pin tool 2.jpg
  25. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,118


    Squirted some paint on the fixit to the rear fender belonging to the Vicky IMG_20200917_091150172_HDR.jpeg

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  26. PhilA
    Joined: Sep 6, 2018
    Posts: 798


    All I did was look upward, but tonight the sky was interesting, louvered!

    Is it a sign?

  27. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 524

    from Alabama

    Well last couple days been dealing with aftermath of Hurricane Sally in coastal Alabama. Worked on generator to get it going after sitting (my fault for not starting it more often) then hooking up cords to various parts of house. Then helping elderly neighbor with tree fallen on house and keeping his generator running and full of gas. Trees down everywhere. But life is good and thankful wife and I or none of neighbors were hurt. Have a lot of clean up to do but have a way to cook, refrigerator running for a cold beer after working, no A/C but fan running. Nothing like the sound of generators in the wee hours and probably a week plus without electricity. But this too shall pass! The price you pay for not shoveling snow.
  28. Filled the gas tank in my '50 for the 10th time this summer. I should check to see how many miles I've gone. :)
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  29. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 388

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Built some battery cables for my 49 to replace the crappy ones that were on it. I used welding lead cable and brass ends. Fires off beautifully everytime now. 20200908_153823.jpg
  30. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,260

    from KY, AZ

    Prepping the gas tank for installation 3DF48427-2E47-491E-AE84-A176DEF747E6.jpg

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