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

  1. flux capacitor
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
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    Finished rubbing out some more 30 year old lacquer...... just a little more shoreline beige to go & the roof. Dad’s getting new skins put on tomorrow “tires were over 15 yr old” n showing slight dry rot checking , so why chance it. Getting ready to drive to Springfield Mo. NSRA Saturday. Few more late nights after work to go ..... Flux 2052BDB3-FFAE-475E-A8AF-68D7F4EA269F.jpeg CD38F1FF-2385-4D55-809A-7ABB090C6F52.jpeg
     
  2. Rodders
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
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    Put turn singles in the 32
     
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  3. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
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    I finally got all my Studebakers home that I bought last week, first one the 50 4dr , went pretty good . Returned the following day for the second one , it didn't go so well at first, 3 out of four of the brakes where stuck, so I drug it around a bit ...nothing ...looked at it awhile didn't feel like tearing into it then I remembered the owner saying something about being ok to use what ever tools if needed, so I looked around and found the perfect tool for the job...it worked so well I used it on the third car ,even though its brakes were not stuck,the next day it just made thing alot easier...and now I have four.. 20190518_145918.jpeg 20190518_145842.jpeg 20190519_125752.jpeg 15579341617271377394232805337800.jpeg IMG_20171130_225400.jpeg

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  4. I need to stay off Craigslist!
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  5. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
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    Man...I hear that....that's how them Studebakers found me.
    Several nights of them keeping me up looking at there ad ,telling me that I need them , because they have no place to go , after a few nights of that then they pull the old trick telling me if I don't get them now they are going to the crusher....crap ... I couldn't let that happen and it was only $750 for all ...so I give in.....now the fu`"``*(&# tell me they weren't being crushed......wow I do need off there ...if I'm thinking the cars are talking to me..

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  6. More time in the garage just piddling around with flooring. Therapeutic, especially while listening to the Royals beat up on the Cardinals in a rare mid-week day game. The Cards get their chance for payback tonight in a split doubleheader. Yesterday's matchup was postponed, thanks to all of us suffering waves of storms here in the Midwest. Oops, that's the sound of rain returning. Goody! More time to spend in the garage.
     
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  7. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    No photos but with the wife help I replaced the complete speedometer cable I got from Rusty @Speedometer Service and the replacement nylon speedo gear holder from Texas Industrial Electric to modernize after installing the Explorer 8.8 in my 56 Victoria. With the adapter the speed ratio gear box I bought from Art Carr is a very tight fit with the new cable on the floor board. Raining here so no test today. If it becomes a problem I'll get a 90 degree into the trans and them put the gear box on it. I hate going thru so many devices and I'll see if the 90 can be made with the correction factor built in as they say I have choices. Modernizing old cars is sure a pain when your 75 and crawling under them.
     
  8. JWL115C
    Joined: Jan 28, 2010
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    On Tuesday night I got my model of the #12 Ferrari 312T F1 (1975 championship car) off the shelf and placed it on display on the old radio. Then we rented and watched Rush to honor the passing of Niki Lauda.
     
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  9. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
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    from sweden

    Finally found them...1949 Plymouth bumpers.Not so easy in Sweden! Skärmavbild 2019-05-23 kl. 18.27.37.png Skärmavbild 2019-05-23 kl. 18.26.59.png
    I think they will look good on my Dodge.
     
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  10. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    Brought my spindles with me to work today. Hopefully I can get one of the guys to help me ream them out a little bit so i can get things together this weekend.
     
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  11. Stock Racer
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
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    Tore down the 4-Speed I blew up in my O.T. Drag Car. What you see in the pic used to be first gear. IMG_0800.jpg
     
  12. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 596

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    Due to the nonstop on slot of rain and flooding here the last 3 weeks, I had to mow instead of any work/play on hotrod. Only one day of any kind of time to catch up with the forest of grass.
     
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  13. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
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    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    For a while today, I had 36 Fords coming and going!
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    Then I took the madam to late lunch in the cabriolet and she loved it... as always!
    Lot of fun with the old Ford today. Started to rain on the way back so I wheeled into the big carport that was attached to a funeral home! Nobody complained but my wife asked me not to try to wake the dead by blipping the throttle a few times under the carport! I respectfully let the Ford idle out of the carport and eased on back out to the highway.
     
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  14. Yesterday I went bargain hunting. I bought Two riding lawnmowers , three chainsaws, 9 mower tires and wheels and two bycycles for $200. today my grandsons and I worked on the chainsaws. drained the state gas cleaned the tank and carb and we got one saw running. also drained the stale gas from the riding mowers. Todays gas goes bad very quick. You cant leave gas in your small engines over winter.
     
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  15. I have a few 4 speeds. However my 55 chevy will continue to use the old 318 three speeds. I got a pile of them and it don't make me cry when I tear one up.
     
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  16. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    Yeaaaaahhhhhh so that didn't really work the way I wanted. I quit before I got a chance to f things up.
    I called the axle place but they want $80. Maybe I can get a hand reamer from Grainger it something

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  17. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
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    Have you tasted any gas lately, by accident of course, it's nothing like the old stuff and I mean the stuff from the pumps ,not old rotten gas tanks, I don't have a habit of drinking gas but it used to be if you got a mouth full of gasoline while siphoning it would gag you ,burn your throat, get a pounding head ache and about puke, that's what I did anyways, a while back I couldn't find the clear hose I had for doing that if needed, I normally would just pressurize the tank to get it to go ...but I was out of reach of my compressor so I used a non clear hose and of course got a big mouth full of gas and expecting what usually happens when I would do that ....nothing ,no gagging, no nothing, it didn't taste good ,but nothing like it used to. Not that I was disappointed, just saying.
    Don't Drink gas and drive or smoke....

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  18. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
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    Got my seat mounts made and my seats bolted into my Morris Gasser.
     
  19. 4speed411
    Joined: Jun 8, 2013
    Posts: 159

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    Got the Hot Rod ready for Beatersville Show..... IMG_20190523_200225201.jpg
     
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  20. Managed to destroy the speedometer in my 48 Ford while I was trying to fix it. Oh well, it was bad before I started so I am not really out anything since I still have to find another speedometer.
     
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  21. There is a guy I often watch on U tube Mustie 1 or something. anyhow he gets non running stuff mostly one cyls and gets them running and back in service. He has gas that he uses to start engines. Stated its Racing Gas and cost $10 a gallon. I buy some ethanol free gas to run my small engines. We had the good stuff back in the sixties. The teratill lead would build up on the spark plugs. change plugs every 10,000 miles.
     
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  22. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    from Oregon

    Nice cache of parts. The neighbor has one , I think a 1953 . Just painted it last year Red and silver. SBC 327 withfuel injection.
     
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  23. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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  24. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
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  25. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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    Disassembled the new heads for the 377 , took the springs to my friends shop to test the spring pressure's , They tested weaker than advertised so I had him check the springs I bought as back ups...Dead nuts:D
     
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  26. I have, for MANY years wanted a early '30's truck. (Partial to that body style because a '30 Ford 5 window couple was my first hot rod.) Well..... I drug one home today! The extra cool things are that it is also is a 1930....AND....... it's a Chevy! Loved pulling it home behind my '58! IMG_6624.JPG
     
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  27. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    A bird got trapped in the garage today and both my cars were sitting there uncovered. Guess what I got to do...
     
  28. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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    kill a mockingbird?
     
  29. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
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    Time for a wash job! :D
     
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  30. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    from Iowa

    Just like every other day for the last month or so, I sanded. Sanded and sanded some more. I also took a break to mow since it wasn't raining but it's supposed to every day for the next week. Mow when you can, sand when not mowing, that's life around here lately.
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