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

  1. Called the vendor to see if my pushrods were ready.
  2. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 714


    Those are definitely days that you want to forget!
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    Joined: Jul 20, 2016
    Posts: 382


    Put the windshield in my '27T. Gotta get to the DMV to see about a VIN number.
  4. Pulled the new Dewitts radiator I installed 2 weekends ago. Got the lower clamp cocked when installing the 1st time and she leaked. A C1 Corvette isn't as easy to change a radiator as you'd think.

    z Corvette radiator 2nd time 2.jpg
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  5. JJ’s66
    Joined: Apr 28, 2019
    Posts: 16


    Looking for a new rental as the property we are currently in is being sold not fun.

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  6. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,600

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Tried to head south to Red Deer for the spring swap meet.
    Clear dry roads in the city quickly turned to ice and snow covered highway at Leduc.

    Cars smashed into each other and rolled in the ditch.
    The further south it got worse :(

    Driving 40 mph or less didn’t appeal to me so I turned around and headed home. :(
    So much for the swap meet.

    Welcome to spring in Alberta :D
    By next Friday we’ll be up to 20C again :D

    I’m going out to clean up my garage and get ready for the next phase of wiring my RPU, the dash. :cool:
    Last edited: May 4, 2019
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  7. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 714


    Sorry you couldn't make it to the swap meet. But, you can keep that weather up there thank you.
    Last edited: May 5, 2019
  8. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,772


    nothing hotrod related .......yet!
  9. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 806

    lumpy 63

    Installed a Nova front clip on my buddy Steve's 49 Olds, Turned out bitchin :D Thanks again to fellow Hamber Marty Strode for pics and tips!
  10. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
    Posts: 1,064

    WTF really

    So my dad was driving his 56 Thunderbird Thursday a bam a hubcap flew off. He went back and searched and searched with no avail. He was really bummed. I went to the redneck rumble today and BAM found him 2 really cheap. It really made my day to see him smile when I brought them to him. And I also found a really nice hood top for my 34 pickup.
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  11. LOF
    Hold the F
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  12. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 325


    2019 05 04 Flat tire.jpg
    Munched up a tire out on I-10, Texas Canyon (between Willcox and Benson, AZ). I did not feel a thing at 75 MPH, just heard the wap-wap-wap noise. Got lucky and found a relatively flat spot at the end of the guardrail. I had all the right tools, so the tire change went well (at age 74, slow, but no problems). I do have AAA and a cell phone, but, not the patience to wait for AAA to come out that far.

    NOTE: Truck is off-topic, but this view is a 1052 Bell Telephone System service bed.
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  13. Fitnessguy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2015
    Posts: 1,197


    Took the coupe to its first show. Some pretty good cars there including this survivor 57 fuelie loaded with a ton of options.
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  14. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,772


    fitted the rubber hood corners.purchased about 4 years ago,found and lost them plenty times.put them somewhere safe and couldn't locate them.well I finally fitted them today.the holes in the hood sides needed to be drilled out to 1/4 in so the arrow heads would fit in.
  15. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,427


    To install shallower oil pan I had to raise engine mount brackets to get new pan high enough to clear crossmember. So, also have to change pinion angle. Alter firewall a bit. This has turned into a bit more work than expected.

    Attached Files:

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  16. Not today, but drove up to Walker Smith Speed Shop (@-JoeSmith- ) and picked up some parts for the Tudor. super happy!


    Hit him up...he's sellin' out!!!!
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  17. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,461


    image.jpeg Put on new wheels/tires on my 31 sedan delivery.
    Last edited: May 6, 2019
  18. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 890


    5399AEA9-767B-4BA4-AA7D-6A4DD23E8B21.jpeg I took the ‘58 to a show and enjoyed a very relaxing Sunday...
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  19. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,211

    Ron Brown

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  20. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,461


    Me too !
  21. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 640


    took these off and
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    put these on.
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  22. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,255

    anthony myrick
    from al

    5 students passed their ASE exams today
  23. flux capacitor
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
    Posts: 655

    flux capacitor

    Took 1/2 day off & finally got to wrap up replacing my dad’s 55 hardtop’s 30yr old cracked & swollen fan Belts & hoses after throughly flushing & cleaning the cooling system 3 times. Last month was the entire fuel system & I mean everything from stem to stern is fresh. All steel tubing save only a few inches of rubber line to allow engine to frame movement. Went back with simple 2 line pump & rebuilt the carb too. Getting it road ready & next will be tires as they look new but are 15 years old, ohh & lastly all rubber brake hoses . As they say a ounce of prevention ......... Except it feels like 500 lbs ......... nobody wants to be the guy on the side of the road. Even though we all have. Flux
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  24. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 42,700


    finished repairing the brakes on the new 51 Hudson, and took it for a little drive.

    first drive.jpg
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  25. I had an issue with my pricey stainless hard lines interfering with my pricey sideways linkage on my Henry J engine so today I spent a few hours bending, rebending, unbending, cussing, prying and configuring until it succumbed into place.
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  26. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,546

    from Iowa

    Ran down to the painter's and picked up some parts he was done with.

    Stopped to check on the progress of the Trostle modified we're restoring, waiting on some parts to show up still. Talked cars

    Stopped at my tranny guy's shop and confirmed the fluid I need. Talked cars.

    Ordered a case of Type F tranny fluid at the parts store (they only had 2 bottles in stock).

    Laid on my back on the floor under the coupe and sanded on the bottoms of the floors. Shot some hi build there after sanding. Filled some imperfections in the floor with kitty hair (glass body). Talked to the wife and she bitched me out for breathing dust, again.

    Made a PCV line for the engine on the coupe.

    Slow day!
  27. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,327


    Wasted a couple of hours fabricating a carb stud. It functions okay but damn it's ugly. Got a good idea of how to make the next one..... BUY IT from a vendor!
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  28. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 5,121

    Bandit Billy

    With the hood on? :eek: I don't know enough swear words to try that.
  29. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 714


    Nothing, I was tired and lazy. But, I did read what everyone else had done.....
  30. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,327


    I SWEAR I'm gonna seal up some leaks around the windshield and backglass today. Been putting it off too long and risking rain every day. It's only a stop gap anyway, but needs to get done to keep the interior more or less dry until I get new gaskets and a new windshield. Previous Owner decided all of the roof rail rubber was superfluous and yanked it out. Dumbass. Driving it next fall/winter is gonna be interesting.

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