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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Daniels Auto Repair, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,318


    Gauges came in and I got them installed over the last couple nights. Actually I got them last week but the temp gauge slipped out of my hand and the face of the brand new gauge shattered on the ground. So I had to order another one. Sucks. After cleaning up some awful wiring under the hood, and trying to hole saw these things in, I got them installed.

    Honestly, I’m pretty dissatisfied with these Moon gauges. They were expensive as hell, damn near $500 (without counting the one I broke). If you read the installation guide, it tell you that the oil pressure gauge is not linear, and that halfway between 0 and 25 isn’t 12.5, it’s actually 20. How stupid. So I spent $500 on gauges so I can guess what my oil pressure is? I could do that without gauges. Also, for some stupid reason, the way the gauges are backlit is different, so 2 gauges have the standard light from around the sides, and 2 have the whole top of the face illuminated, which looks stupid. These are manufactured by Classic Instruments, and I think Moon needs to go back to Autometer, like the ones I’ve had in my 57 for years that have operated flawlessly. Nothing I can do now I guess.

    Wheels came in and will get mounted Saturday. At that point, this project is as done as it is going to be. Let’s see if this wounded engine can last the rest of the season. IMG_2805.JPG IMG_2816.JPG 58673992621__4910C842-EBB4-4DDC-9F28-A9EE9C38AD64.JPG

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  2. Went to the Sharp County Commissioner of State Lands Tax Forfet Auction. Bought Three acres of land on a paved state highway with a creek running along one side. Paid $2500. If its not Redeemed in 10 business days we will own it.
  3. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,148

    jimmy six

    Finished up today and put in on the road for testing and setting the adjustable proportioning valve. Thankful I have an Eastwood double flare tool, no more screwed up flares. After bleeding and checking every fittings tight I had to tighten at least 1/2 of them again. With the wife pushing down on the pedal with both feet for 1 minute I still had a leak at the passenger caliper..system works great without power assist. Glad I bought it; it's a true 4 piston , not a single with a floater. Any questions I had were answered quickly by real humans at Wilwood. They were great and got to me to the correct parts for what I wanted. IMG_0651.JPG IMG_0655.JPG
  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,929

    Jalopy Joker

    went to a guys estate sale this morning, near Sacramento, '40 Plymouth stuff, Ford flathead, and more - current thread going 20190808_091106.jpg 20190808_092759.jpg 20190808_091142.jpg 20190808_091148.jpg
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  5. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,508


    i bought vintage n.o.s RAC tri guages on #bay for 30.00 bucks. Lots of good deals on there if youre patient..rather have 70s vintage n.o.s than the cheapo new stuff..Just sayin...
  6. NWRustyJunk
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
    Posts: 278


    Got the side pipes on the ol' Chevy. Driver's side went on easy, passenger's side was kind of a pain!
  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,929

    Jalopy Joker

    yesterday, on way home from estate sale near Sacramento saw this clean '55 Chevy heading East - likely heading to Reno for Hot August Nites, or maybe Bonneville - sorry for terrible pic, doing 75 in traffic 20190808_095857 (2).jpg
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  8. oldpl8s
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,298


    Visited my motor before my buddy put it back in my Airflow. my35-mill-1.jpg my35-mill-2.jpg
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    A whole week of moving crap, unpacking,
    Still not done but 20 pallets got unloaded.
    22 pallets makes a 53’ semi
    West end of the shop..
    east side is a tad messy and
  10. One more for scale
    Plenty of room up there
  11. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,066

    lumpy 63

    Came home from a long ass day at work ... Couldn't just sit on my ass even though it's still pretty hot and humid here. Went into the garage and installed the kingpins and spindles on the dropped axle I got for the 58 chevy PU from Nostalgia Sids. After that got my stuff together to make the haul to AZ to visit Mopacltd so we can pick up the blown sbc for his Brothers 49 Olds.
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  12. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,071


  13. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,318


    Finally got my wheels from Wheel Vintiques and got them mounted by the local shop. Swapped off the ‘54 Buick Skylark wire wheels for these chrome reverse with spider caps. MUCH better, less old man, more attitude. The fronts took a little clearancing of the hub to fit, but overall not bad. Now, just a good cleaning and this one is done until the winter. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  14. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,362

    j hansen
    from sweden

    Trying to make the -49 Plymouth bumper fit the -48 Dodge. Skärmavbild 2019-08-11 kl. 16.04.59.png
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  15. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 1,794

    ramblin dan

    Had to fill and patch DSC00647.JPG a hole in my new hot tub lid I just paid 500 bucks for because some f##king opossum decided it looked delicious.
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  16. thehazguy
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,794


    Went racing Friday night. Ran the number in round 1 but bad reaction time cost me the race. 57-ID at night.jpg
  17. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,243


    Working on my o/t truck,the TPS went bad and caused a very high idle and wonky trans shifts and then no shift at all. While I was in there I replaced the used coolant sensor I put in last winter and installed a new thermostat since the gasket was leaking,this will be my last vehicle with a computer controlled trans and will be looking for a nice mid to late 70s truck to replace it. If it would have been a wiring or computer issue I would have parted this truck out and would be looking at that 72 F250 I seen on Facebook market place instead of being on here but I am looking for one that does not run so I can put in a o/d trans and do some brake upgrades before I start to drive it.
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  18. I put a rearend in my recliner.
    Now Im on a test drive

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    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,327

    from IDAHO

    I Took Photos Of A Friends Coupe That He Decided To Sell.. DSCN2581.JPG
  20. Caprice89
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
    Posts: 196


    Finished the Dynamat on my Paneltruck, so it can go to the upholstery guy tomorrow.
    Race against the clock.

    Sent from my hand held online shouting device.
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  21. RMONTY
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 1,493


    Called my son last night and asked for some help with yard work. i have about 2 acres that needed mowed, trimmed, weedeated, and a bunch of lumber that needed stacked up from my recent shop addition project. He said "What time?" I said "Be here at first light! It's going to get real hot real quick!"

    I'll be damned if he didn't roll into the driveway @ 6:15 this morning. I was shocked! Usually when he says he will be here at 6:30, he means PM, not AM. We tag teamed the push mower, walk behind weedeater, and the Zero turn and at 8:30, after we moved my project cars around, he says "What else do you want to get done while I am here?" I told him that was all I needed, thank you for the help, I love you, handed him a $20 for gas money, and told him I would knock $50 off the $800 he owes me. Lol!! I would just as soon get help from him than have him pay me back. He has 4 kids and a wife he is trying to keep fed and clothed, and he just dumped a ton of money on back to school clothes for 2 of the kids. It's all good! It's already hot out there!

    I will finish my day out here in the air conditioned shop building out a wing wall between the old shop and new shop, and running a new circuit with 8 ga wire for my welders. And then take the G/F out to dinner at Red Lobster or somewhere nice!

    Trenton, TX
    Sunday 11:00 AM
    °F | °C
    Precipitation: 0%
    Humidity: 46%
    Wind: 12 mph
  22. AngleDrive
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 711

    from Florida

    Fitted 36 passenger dash in 33 pick em up.
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  23. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,243


    Going to look at a parts truck for another o/t project.
  24. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,423

    Ron Brown

    Granddaughter wanted me to clean up the tricycle built her years ago. Wants to make a wallhanger in garage/shop of theirs. She was the envy of every five yo boy on the block. IMG_1674.JPG IMG_1675.JPG IMG_1676.JPG IMG_1671.JPG

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  25. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,929

    Jalopy Joker

    went to small monthly local car show , Roseville, CA 20190811_093750.jpg 20190811_093334.jpg 20190811_094339.jpg 20190811_105754.jpg
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  26. yesterday went to a car show, an auction and a big cruz nite ,'s some pics from all..
    polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 001.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 006.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 007.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 012.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 014.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 021.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 022.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 024.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 025.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 029.jpg fport road sale 8-10-19 30 pont 005.jpg fport road sale 8-10-19 30 pont 016.jpg fport road sale 8-10-19 30 pont 030.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 040.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 046.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 047.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 051.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 069.jpg polo show, fport cruz 8-10-19 067.jpg .
  27. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 967

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    Put a set of Porter mufflers on the 30 today, got rid of the crap part store mufflers and side exits the PO put on it.
    Redid the whole exhaust from the headers back...what a difference it makes.
    Fortunately, my supervisors were all about safety
  28. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,066

    lumpy 63

    Drove back from Yarnell AZ today with the Blown SBC strapped on the utility trailer behind Bobs suv. It was fun to watch people slow down next to it and take pictures. It was freakin hilarious when we crossed the boarder into Ca and rolled through the fruit and veggie check point ... The young gal at the checkpoint looked at us and then the trailer, She just smiled real big and waved us through:D
  29. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 769


    Yesterday and today I pressure washed the '48 Ford coupe I bought recently and I have finally started tearing into. I had the entire interior out, engine out and front clip removed to get to things better and spent about 2 1/2 hours total on it. I have never seen such thick caked on grease and other grime in my life. Some previous owner must have loved to use a grease gun!

    To say it was a filthy job would be an understatement. Downside of it all is that I found more rusted out areas to repair than I first thought it had. At least now working on it will be a bit nicer since everything is a lot cleaner!

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  30. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 789


    Lumpy, you forgot the Road Kill sign when you left.
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