Register now to get rid of these ads!

Technical What did you do today? * NEW*

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

  1. Not so much today, but all week. Built a wooden citric acid tank out of pine 1x8 lumber and lined it with visqueen to derust the parts that were 40 to 48 inches. Rear window moldings, dash rail, rear seat riser parts, and a rear body pan.

    4ft parts.jpg

    4ft tank.jpg
  2. Sealed the trunk lid for my '47; it will be nice to get the thing out of the middle of the garage and back on the car.
    lid sealed (Medium).jpg
    ct1932ford, LAROKE, chop job and 2 others like this.
  3. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,143

    Marty Strode

    Tack welded the frame together for an English Wheel, more braces to add before welding. IMG_5506.JPG IMG_5507.JPG
  4. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,839

    Kiwi 4d

    Used my good buddy Murray’s vintage circle cutter , works a treat. The shroud looks like it will work . the white is just zinc the metal conditioner upset.
    5F2BA437-5378-40E5-BB02-A7BD34D0D9B3.jpeg A4BEA249-CB37-42CA-9DAE-E92177466953.jpeg 4A82673F-D72E-444C-9F5B-14862CE22BFB.jpeg
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2020
  5. Unique Rustorations
    Joined: Nov 15, 2018
    Posts: 412

    Unique Rustorations

    Finally got the asphalt parking lot done for the shop. Only took a year! They did a great job thou. All I’ve done since October 2018 is build this shop and I’m ready to get back to cars. Prolly 6 months left of work inside. Randy

    IMG_9858.JPG IMG_9868.JPG

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
    ct1932ford, mctim64, slim38 and 8 others like this.
  6. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,309

    lumpy 63

    Did a bunch of Holley carb tuning today on an off topic 1st gen Camaro with a big small block. Fired up an sbc on the run stand for a couple of my High School buddy's early 60s Chris Craft cabin cruiser. Lastly my pal Bob asked me if I had an oil pan for my 59 Vette project...I said no and he went into his storage unit and brought out an NOS Vette trap door pan still in the box . Also an NOS HP oil pump and pickup, with the receipt from 1985. Good day in my book:cool:
  7. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,126

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    Put new guides and springs in a 59AB, then started cleaning up the heads
    Chappy 20200926_110015.jpg 20200926_110032.jpg 20200925_201645.jpg 20200925_201630.jpg
  8. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,649

    j hansen
    from sweden

  9. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 253

    TA DAD
    from NC

    studebaker build 001.JPG studebaker build 001.JPG I finished my gas pedal, and got all the flex out of the firewall with a piece of 10 ga.

    Attached Files:

    ct1932ford, chop job, Lil32 and 2 others like this.
  10. One of the things I didn't do a good job of planning on room for on the 56 wagon was the throttle and shift linkage, got the throttle linkage figured out today with one of Speedway's pedal and cable kits. DSCF5313.JPG DSCF5314.JPG DSCF5315.JPG
  11. Hauled the trunk lid up to the shop and installed it; it even still fit. Planned to work on a new latch set-up (wasn't happy how the one from 5 or 6 years ago worked); but I left the box with the trunk gasket & bumpers along with the latch sitting by door at home. Guess it will be later in the week. IMG_20200928_135439.jpeg

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
    ct1932ford, j hansen, LAROKE and 3 others like this.
  12. Drove my little '27 T with the new Flathead to a class win at RPM nationals! That's a pretty good day for me. ;)
    Marc Gewertz photos

    IMG_0550s.jpg 2020RPM_0960MGLead2s.jpg 2020RPM_1037MGLead.JPG 20200926_160058.jpg
  13. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,126

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    Made a repair part for 59ab oil pan dipstick tube mount on the plasma table... I saved the template if anyone has a need.
    Chappy 20200928_201518.jpg 20200928_201540.jpg
    ct1932ford, 40two, jchev1953 and 9 others like this.
  14. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,731


    From the BillyBob Shop log

    September 29th 2020 Scored another hard-to-find nailhead part. Fellow who goes by "Gear-Drive" has cast a hand full of 264-322 nailhead 4-71 blower manifolds and I managed to snag one. I'm gambling this to be the easiest path to mounting the Latham supercharger. My two Lathams came with small block Chevy manifold adapters. I'm guessing I can adapt the Latham to the blower manifold with some aluminum plate when the time arrives to mock it up.

  15. sidewayzz69
    Joined: Aug 9, 2020
    Posts: 28

    from Western,ky


    Attached Files:

  16. sidewayzz69
    Joined: Aug 9, 2020
    Posts: 28

    from Western,ky

  17. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 7,115

    jimmy six

    Getting ready for October El Mirage I started my Roadster for a final check out. Had it running for 20 or so minutes then decided to try a video for here on the HAMB on my phone. Quiet because of neighbors with small children. There were 2 cameras for the long run which I’ll get my son to post on Facebook “Car 49” his race car site. No leaks, good temp, 0il pressure, etc.. just to load up and go. Couldn’t find the video, so here’s a photo. 701AF73B-AB78-4D78-A8EC-E289FE5029D3.jpeg
  18. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,143

    Marty Strode

    Drove my Simca, well not really, just steered it to a new storage location. All at once, I was 8 years old, again. Simca 1.jpg
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2020
  19. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,777

    from oregon

    Vroom Vroom
    Hamtown Al likes this.
    Joined: Jan 30, 2014
    Posts: 346


    After 23 yrs. of racing the 55' stude, I finally installed a fuel pressure gauge where I could see it. Added a slosh tube to the carb and reset float levels. Also added a deep groove pulley on the alternator. Last time out to Alamo IMG_20201001_174631506.jpg IMG_20201001_172127405.jpg , had to go hunt down the belt after every pass. Gonna go test it all out Friday night at Alamo. If it all works, go back and race Saturday.
  21. Blasted about 4 or 5 coats of paint off the trunk supports and painted them yesterday; made a shoulder bolt out of a brake pedal eccentric and put them on today. They seem to work well; but I was wondering if anyone has made some sorta "just in case" lock for them.
    IMG_20201001_142035 (Medium).jpg
    ct1932ford, j hansen and Lil32 like this.
  22. I did little easy maintenance on the old '55 Chevy. Checked the tire pressure and added a little PS fluid and a little brake fluid. Pulled on belts and changed oil and greased stuff.

    We're getting ready for the St. Louis Hot Rod 100 Oct. 10, which will be about 500 miles before we get back. Nothing major but an exercise in preventive maintenance.
    firstinsteele likes this.
  23. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
    Posts: 1,247

    WTF really

    Finish the floor today. Thank goodness carpet covers it lol. 20201001_171035.jpg 20201001_171057.jpg
  24. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,309

    lumpy 63

    Worked on the engine I'm building for the 59 Vette. Degreed the roller cam , cut the timing pointer off a hashed 65 hi po timing cover and welded it on a nice cover after setting TDC. Waiting on the new spiro locks and can finish the shortblock.
  25. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,152

    from ohio

    Drove 6 hours home from Fall Carlisle and went to my 3 grandsons motocross races. Tomorrow I will go back to the motorcycle races and then look through my goodies I bought at Carlisle and see how much of the stuff I got is worth bringing home:rolleyes:
  26. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,534


    Pulled the better version of a Hurst 3 speed shifter out of a 66 Galaxie convertible to replace the cheap and sloppy Indy version that is in my custom 500,I am spoiled with that battery powered sawzall that made cutting the floor out so much easier since it was sunk to the frame and no way was I going to jack it up and get it from under the car.
    David Gersic and Algoma56 like this.
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,735

    from IDAHO

    I Went To The Park And Waxed The Plumbing Truck... DSCN4724.JPG
    ct1932ford, rod1, Hamtown Al and 8 others like this.
    Joined: Oct 15, 2018
    Posts: 56


    I am recovering from the trip to Rumble in the Country, yesterday,But i still want to go hang in the garage with my that bad?
    ct1932ford and Blues4U like this.
  29. patrick20
    Joined: Sep 6, 2018
    Posts: 30


    I moved my whole shop to a new location. (Over the past 10 days, not just today.) Thank you guys so much for your support! Please continue to like, share and subscribe on YouTube!

    ct1932ford, Lil32 and TrailerTrashToo like this.
  30. Went and did some family pictures and cruised home in the convertible with my 16 year old daughter driving, made me smile.

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!


Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.