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

  1. Last edited: Dec 14, 2019
  2. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,601


    Hooked up the new heater core and hopefully sealed up the windshield leaks. Maybe some new tires this payday.
  3. toml24
    Joined: Sep 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,467


    I had some laser work on my right eye today, to "fill-in some holes". I was told Wednesday I had a bad cataract in my left eye, requiring surgery in the near future. Everything can be fixed, the good doctors say. Soon, I will be able to see just exactly how many windows a '32 Ford sedan really does have.
  4. Made a cart to roll my pickup project around on. Saves my back and allows me to work outside. Weather permitting C2B3718D-FF3B-45CE-8077-BAB6778542C1.jpeg
  5. Got a phone call a guy wanting a rebuildable 289 ford short block core. So I went to our other place and dug one out and brought it home. complete engine. I pulled it apart. it had 66 rail rocker heads and a C5 block. Got it all stripped down and on the engine hoist ready for him to come get it tomorrow. Not to bad condition for a engine that been setting for about 30 years.
  6. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,053

    lumpy 63

    Tuned up a buddy's Henry J , has an sbc in it. Changed the fuel regulator on Bobs 34 3 window. After that went and looked at a 55 Chevy 4dr wagon with power everything , most optioned 55 wagon Iv'e ever seen. Sadly the floors were really bad and the owner wanted a little too much. Still a good day in my book:cool:
  7. 61Cruiser
    Joined: Dec 5, 2013
    Posts: 83


    Chin up, you’ll be home and recuperating before you know it.

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    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 948


    Tried to make 8 slots in a piece of tool steel .022 deep by .1287 +/- .0001
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    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 1,486


    Scored some needed stuff. $200 and they're full! 20191214_190407.jpg
  10. 4 pedals
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 634

    4 pedals
    from Nor Cal

    Cleaned the surfaces and removed the valve springs from a set of heads I'm going to use soon. New valve springs are on order. Got rid of 2 coffee cans worth of crap. Put new wire in the welder. Cleaned and organized a drawer in my tool box, gave my son some stuff I'm not going to use. Drank beer.

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  11. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,034

    jimmy six

    Planning my escape. Actually only 3 nights in the hospital and 3 before I figured out I’m no so tough. Got to stay out of the garage for a short time and we’ve postponed a trip to see our daughter’s family... Karol Miller stop on the way home. There will be 2 of us disappointed with that..... View attachment 4512751
  12. I tried my other new alternator mount and had some interference with it too, so I ordered a small alternator and will have to wait to see if it fits or not.


    Then I tried making a Christmas tree out of some wheels from my stash but I just couldn't get that last one on, to many shapes and size variations to work, would've been cool with those Christmas lights reflecting on it though.

  13. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,320

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    The good news is I managed to test my pal's theory that running the car in reverse on jack stands for awhile might help. I did that for over 15 minutes. Decided to change the trans fluid, too. Trans fluid looked good... almost just like the new fluid. Jack stands are easy when using a lift.;):D
    The bad news is the transmission is still not shifting as it should... bummer!! :eek:
    It is not coming out of first until about 3,500 rpm. Haven't gotten on enough open roadway to test 3,500 rpm in second!:eek::D:D
    Got another tip from another pal that I'll look into soon. He thinks something plastic governing the shifts might have broken in the transmission.
  14. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,765


    Installed new headers yesterday. DSCF7638.JPG DSCF7639.JPG DSCF7643.JPG
  15. Installed new belts. On the garage CD changer. A guy gotta have some music. Forgot to take photos, so you will have to take my word.

  16. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 16,436


    I'm building a replacement engine for a friend, who who finally wore out the one in his truck.

    I had everything in stock, except the belts.

    He's going through a rough patch, so this one is on me. He could use a break in his bad luck.
  17. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 4,194

    Marty Strode

    I have had this 4' X 8' chalkboard for nearly 30 years, tried to give it away, even thought about taking it to the dump. I finally prepared a spot to put it up, now I won't have to draw lines on the floor. It's my 50's era Cad Cam design center. IMG_3665.JPG
  18. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 1,016

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    Hang in there brother, don't do like i did and go straight to the Mexican restaurant lol. I'm on a 10lb weight restriction until after Christmas. I weigh 300lbs so how am i supposed to go take a shit! Don't be surprised if your shoulders start hurting, weird side effect but it's a real thing. Guess i got 2 weeks to lay here and post on the hamb:)
  19. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,531

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Too close on the tree to give up now, c clamps, vice grips on back side?
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  20. Heated up my crow bar. Hate when this happens.

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  21. Sold a 289 ford short block. Kinda wanted to keep it. However ive had it 30 years and haven't looked at it for 25 years. Ive got three more in the hoard. Fed the wood stove and played with the grandsons. Its a cold wet dreary day. All the livestock & poultry where glad to see me when I fed them.
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  23. You go man. That's great

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  24. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 1,016

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    You're a good man gimpy
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  25. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,003


    The Flame Thrower coil I ordered from Speedway arrived late yesterday. I really did not need it, finding that my persistent miss was because the coil wire was just laying in cap and not really pushed down, and I had a FT coil in it from day one, but this one being new and shiny looks good. That allowed me to put the plug wire covers back also (Hemi motor) and the new dual quad air cleaner as well.
    Also made a few other minor adjustments just because I wanted to listen to the Seahawks kick butt on the Panthers.:D GGGGo Hawks.:D
  26. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 2,613


    I extended my HF Cherry picker so I didn't have to get the forklift out with the stinger.

    I also gave my hood latch to the shop that put a windshield in my daily.

    The brick was free, the noise was loud. The feeling was exhilarating.
  27. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,059


    I finished building the rear axle for the Tot-Rod and gave it a test fit. I also got some pieces for the steering cut down and ready for welding. It was a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon... 8DEA8544-D53E-4988-962C-02D8626612F7.jpeg A786DEA1-6510-4D6F-AD63-4DA0CF7C4F72.jpeg 68A2B5F5-2589-4DF9-B0B1-8FE88770FD0C.jpeg 97DE08E2-14EE-409F-95D4-3DD592B5F020.jpeg
  28. More insulation and false work,
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    Busted my ass this weekend. 16 hrs worth today mostly on the ground. Yesterday was up 17 feet and back down about 321 times.
    I can’t do any shop work in here right now it’s such a jumbled mix. I’m pretty sure if a tornado came thru it would probably put some stuff back. You can kinda see some of my Vicky back there.
    I’ve got 14 pieces of insulation cut and ready to hang. When that’s up (hopefully tomorrow) I’ll be officially 1/2 done. Then I can shove everything over to the other side and work on insulating the other 1/2.
  29. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,565


    Well, it snowed last night, usually get fluff, but got six inches of ugly wet stuff, so most of the day plowing my driveway, my neighbours, and my other neighbours, my john deere 322 gets quite the workout. Poor old girl was made in 84, runs and runs, ten years I've had it, cuts my grass all summer, plows all winter. Stared at my dodge some more, tomorrow gonna mount the column.
  30. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,499


    We suspect you are making good use of your time.


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