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  1. UNSHINED 2
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    @Max Gearhead see how nice that mount cup turned out after 2 days in the Evaporust...? Been sitting on the bench 2 days and no flash rust either!
     
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  2. Hamtown Al
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    IMG_4398.JPG I determined that the new starter that came on the car was still good but there seems to be a problem in the circuit from the key to the starter.:eek:
    I hooked up a temporary bypass switch and the car starts fine!;):)
    Took it for its first extended drive and filled it with high test.:eek::D
    A cruiser for sure.:)
    Now to get it painted... what color do you want?
    I'm thinking burgundy.;) Black cloth interior.:)
    Did I mention it will be for sale?:D:D
     
  3. 39WILLZ
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    Bolted a few more shiny bits to my Panel image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  4. Sold a very rough 65 chevy 2 dr htp. It went to Kentucky. I had bought that heap on E bay just looking at the pictures. Not one of my best buys. I barely broke even. But it is gone!!!
     

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  5. Hamtown Al
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    IMG_4399.JPG Took the car on a much longer test run and got up to highway speeds. Even tested passing gear!:eek:
    Runs great and rides good. Looked it over in the sun with my body guy and it still looked good. Only real thing we found was a slight dent in hood so I'm leaving it with him tomorrow to fix that and tweak a few other spots. Then off to get it painted.;):) I cleaned the rear bumper for the first time and it looks good... actually better than I thought it was!:)
    The big Buick idles with two fours very smoothly at less than 500 rpm according to the tach... actually closer to 300 rpm!:D
     
  6. .................So, did you decide on a color, Al........I like the idea of Burgundy.:)
     
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  7. Hamtown Al
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    I think it is straight enough to be black but think Burgundy might standout better in a sea of black ones.
    Standout better to sell!!;):D:D
     
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  8. barryvanhook
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    Recharged the a/c in the 49 and repositioned the door panel upholstery in the 49 so it’s covered by the window moldings.
     
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  9. WB69
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    Real job today. Did a little mushroom hunting this evening.
     
  10. Ron Brown
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    Uhh....played video golf
     
  11. oldsfrench
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    from France

  12. 62rebel
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    Checking through some boat battery boxes (Dad's favorite storage idea) and found some parts I -KNEW- were still somewhere in the shed.... along with enough hardware to assemble a car from scratch. Spent about an hour picking through it and gave up, it's all good enough to keep. Even found a correct windsor coil bracket so I can put the coil back where it belongs. Being a packrat has it's benefits.
     
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  13. BLACK STUDE
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    Adapted my 55 Stude horn button center to the center on the Buick sport wheel that is going on the Stude to replace the red IMG_20190419_181407114~2.jpg IMG_20190419_181558746~2.jpg metalflake wheel that has developed cracks and started leaking brown gook.
     
  14. Moon50F3
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    Well, it was Sunday, but....got up to 72 so I went out and painted a few small things I’ve been messing with. For spray bomb, this stuff is some really nice paint.
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  15. All I got done was replacing a faulty temperature controlled electric fan switch on my '37. It lasted 36 miles.

    Well, I contributed to the bottom line of Anheuser Busch some, too.
     
  16. pecker head
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    4D1CD391-F5EA-4D74-9066-090110E47D7F.jpeg Loaded some junk to take to Pate Swapmeet
     
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  17. alanp561
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    '87 Camaro Black Cherry Pearl will definitely stand out in a sea of black ones:)
     
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  18. WB69
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    I use John Deere and VanSickle implement paint on a lot of different parts. Especially those exposed to harder elements or useage. If it'll stay on tractors without chipping it'll handle a lot of where and what I use it for.
     
  19. Ordered a steering column and soldered speaker wires.
     
  20. Ebbsspeed
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    I picked a couple pounds of morels, now working on my son's boat motor.
     
  21. AngleDrive
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    Broke the belt on my trusty Jet lathe. To change belt you need to disassemble spindle head. Found this neat adjustable belt.
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    I have extra to replace other belt when the time comes. Did not have to remove any parts to install belt.
     
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  22. Truckdoctor Andy
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    Van Sickle is fine paint. We use it exclusively on our tractors. It flows out nicely and has a great shine, even after a couple of years.


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  23. Spent another few hours in the garage trying to fabricate a better floorboard for my truck. Stalled by running out of Dremel disks needed to cut the 18-gauge sheetmetal, but the latest attempt is looking better than the last three versions, which all were too half-ass for even my low standards.
     
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  24. jimmy six
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    Completed the 8.8 Explorer rear into our 56 Victoria with 11" drums from an F-150. Took over a week and fought me all the way. Wife helped the brake bleed and E-brake testing. Front discs next image.jpeg . IMG_2009.JPG
     
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  25. seb fontana
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    from ct

    Went in hospital today for inspection as my recent EKG didn't turn out good..They went in through my right wrist..Surgeon found that the stent that was put in 9 years ago in the left artery was totally blocked..He said I didn't have a heart attack because the right artery had built some new vessels [or something to that effect] to make up for the blockage..Who'da thought? Got to see the Cardiologist to find out if if there is a plan; roto root or something else...
     
  26. Dick Stevens
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    Good luck with that, hopefully they can fix that without open heart surgery!
     
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  27. UNSHINED 2
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    20190423_203334.jpg 20190423_203445.jpg 20190423_204137.jpg Today I finished up the Cheater Slick Yo-Yo Shift Knob. Now to find a shinier shift lever!
     
  28. Previous page I said I couldn't find the oil leak and was going to light off the blower motor, well that was a bust thanks to a stuck gyrater in the fuel pump. Once I had the pump working again I fired it up and went for a local drive and found my oil leak, looks like the blower and intake are coming off...ugh
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  29. UNSHINED 2
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    ^^^^^No rest for the Wicked^^^^^
     
  30. OLSKOOL57
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    Still working on my new front suspension for my 57’ Chevy. Spent about 5 hrs. In garage today. Moving slow, but moving.
     
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