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

  1. Scruffy49
    Joined: Sep 23, 2018
    Posts: 29

    Scruffy49

    Spent the morning taking a friend in for cardiac MRI.

    OT truck burned a full quart of oil in 80 mile round trip.

    Measured for my hodge podge power train in the 49 B1b. Not sure how the 49 stomp starter, bellhousing/crossmember will work on the 57 engine and 92 transmission. Might have to reactivate on the Pilot House forum. 218 flywheel on a 230 crank doesn’t let the starter properly engage.
     
  2. I've got them now on my head and it is NOT fun at all. :mad: Wish I had gotten a shingles shot so maybe it wouldn't have happened or at least it would not be so bad.
     
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  3. Yeah, I put that shot off too. I hope you are seeing a doc if its on your head. If they get into your eye it can blind you, got to be careful.
     
  4. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,334

    topher5150
    Member

    sitting here trying to figure out how to put a square peg in a round hold
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  5. Yup, it's dangerous to your vision. Both the doctor and the eye doctor are keeping me full of meds and watching /checking for any new problems. Thanks for your concern Don as it's much appreciated.
     
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  6. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,779

    TagMan
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    I block sanded all day, just like I've done every day for the last several weeks. Getting to the end........I hope
     
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  7. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 41,951

    squirrel
    Member

    I finished assembling the Corvair engine, and got it back in the car. And went for a drive. It's quieter now.

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  8. Thanks Guys for the notes of reassurance. I had to go back to the ER today, but at least it has everyone in motion. No waiting, they ran me right in and took excellent care of me.
    I guess my lesson is, just because a person has two rare disorders, there is no reason that you can't get a third.
    I get a lot of encouragement by watching the progress of the accomplishments other members are making.
    Bob
     
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  9. Went to put a couple pieces together; only two of the nine fastener holes lined up. Elongated four that had to match the anchors in the rear panel; but I still had to drill out one hole for the inner panel, even after removing the D nuts.
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  10. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 6,978

    junkyardjeff
    Member

    About ready to change a carb spacer on one of my cars,I bought one of those plastic spacers for my truck but it has a exhaust port for the EGR that I think will melt the spacer so I am taking the aluminum spacer off my custom 500 since that intake does not have that exhaust port and installing the plastic spacer on it and my truck will get the aluminum spacer.
     
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  11. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 673

    lumpy 63
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    Spent half the day installing the freshly rebuilt torqueflite in the 4x4 Dodge Cummins we use as our tow vehicle for the Hot Rod Reunion.....Doesnt shift out of low:mad: Hopefully the builder can figure it out Monday...The clocks ticking for Bakersfieldo_O
     
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  12. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 41,951

    squirrel
    Member

    Worked on this with my brother. Now I'm driving it home, 75 miles. Wish me luck. IMG_20181006_155809.jpeg

    Sent from my Trimline
     
  13. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,569

    Sheep Dip
    Member
    from Central Ca

    Just in time for Halloween!
     
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  14. bymanr
    Joined: Nov 12, 2008
    Posts: 37

    bymanr
    Member

    Drove Model A to last Cars and Coffee for the year this morning. IMG_9194.JPG
     
  15. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,132

    Pinstriper40
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    Somebody else must've gotten something done today. I got the front axle out of my F100 and taken apart so i can get it dropped. Tony Llama supervised. What did you do? 20181007_151111.jpg 20181007_131522_HDR.jpg
     
  16. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 4,742

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    IMG_20181007_112152813.jpg IMG_20181007_112145774_HDR.jpg IMG_20181007_111935602_HDR.jpg IMG_20181007_111807375_HDR.jpg IMG_20181007_111738078.jpg IMG_20181007_111752590_HDR.jpg
    Yesterday, actually. Apple Harvest festival, some nice cars showed up.
     
  17. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 4,742

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  18. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 850

    UNSHINED 2
    Member

    Wish I had taken a photo, but nay....i learned how to weld aluminum with Oxy-Acetylene---- got all the GOOD pointers to help the learning curve go quicker.....

    And......set the valves on my YBlock....
     
  19. BLACK STUDE
    Joined: Jan 30, 2014
    Posts: 302

    BLACK STUDE
    Member

    IMG_20181006_152959447.jpg IMG_20181008_143850674.jpg IMG_20181008_152516894.jpg Buttoning up the pieced together engine for the stude so I can go race in Bowling Green in a couple weeks. Aluminum heads off the new broke 455 going on the old tried and true 430. Hoping for some low elevens. Old setup went 11.70's/11.80's. New heads probably flow about 80 cfm more than the old ones. Who knows, just as long as I can go have some fun. Been a long year.
     
  20. I've had a few of those, takes a long time to get through.
    I sanded the filler on the firewall today, now my back is shot 20181008_174354.jpg 20181008_174416.jpg
     
  21. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 673

    lumpy 63
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    Adjusted the valves on my buddy Butch's 41 willys , pulled the blower and retorqued the intake in preparation for Ca Hot Rod reunion. Changed the oil and checked out my daily driver 56 PU for the drive to Bakersfield. And last but not least fired up a cool little 289 on the test stand for my buddy Marks 32 3 window. It was a good day:D
     
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  22. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 574

    alanp561
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Got the 48 front axle more or less in place after I stretched the side rails
    on the Model
    A frame and
    built a new front crossmember. Now I can move to the back end and locate the rear axle.
     

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  23. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 769

    Black_Sheep
    Member

    It was cold and clear this morning so I drove the '58 to a swap meet. The snow started about the time I got there so I walked the swap and headed home...

     
  24. Nicholas Coe
    Joined: Jul 5, 2017
    Posts: 398

    Nicholas Coe
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    from Tontitown

    Unfortunately I have no mechanical ability but here's what I have hung up today! Put a few unused parts on the wall..... IMG_20181014_234039.jpeg IMG_20181014_234055.jpeg IMG_20181014_234219.jpeg

    Sent from my Pixel XL using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  25. :mad: Painting the interior of my house today :mad:
     
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  26. I am supposed to take it easy, so I removed two tires with minor bead leaks, cleaned and painted the rims, and reinstalled the tires. This caused me to catch holy crap from my wife and son because I am supposed to be on useless duties.. At least I felt that I accomplished something.
    Bob.
     
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  27. BLACK STUDE
    Joined: Jan 30, 2014
    Posts: 302

    BLACK STUDE
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    Finished installing the new/old engine (old 430 w/ new aluminum heads) IMG_20181011_183037548.jpg and new converter in the stude. Never had a serious converter in this car, until now..... Brake stalled to 3200 in the driveway. Might not mph worth a crap, but I bet the launch is gonna be a hoot.
     
  28. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
    Posts: 1,043

    WTF really
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    A little organizing. 20181016_170004.jpg 20181016_165943.jpg
     

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