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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by j hansen, May 3, 2020.

  1. Managed to get the freshly painted glove box door on without messing it up. For some reason, had to elongate the holes in the right side of the hinge to get it square in the dash. Didn't fit like it did when I snagged it out of a '41 at French Lake 20 odd years ago. Who knows.

    Soaked the NOS latch gizmo in brake cleaner to get all the gummy dried up lube out of it and lubed it with a little 3 in 1 oil. Went in and worked nice.

    Frankenstein'd a light on Mike's welding hood. The LEDs cast a wide light and helped some; but I wonder if a regular head lamp would focus the light on the weld better. Will be the next idea I'll try to help these old eyeballs.

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  2. Stock Racer
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
    Posts: 940

    Stock Racer

    Reconditioned a couple cheap swap meet intakes. I probably have more time in them then they are worth but I enjoy doing it. Didn't enjoy the pipe nipple that broke off flush, that got a little interesting. One of them is headed for my 32 Plymouth.
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  3. fordflambe
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 567


    Fitting new rear fenders and gas tank splash apron on my 31' Chevy.

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  4. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 820

    TA DAD
    from NC

    I finished wiring the headlights and they work, so that is a good thing ! Just have to un plug two connectors to pull the front end off. 029.JPG 030.JPG 031.JPG View attachment 5561227
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  5. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 820

    TA DAD
    from NC

    I fixed a tare in the other fender and keeping this truck IMG_0762.JPG IMG_0761.JPG IMG_0766.JPG IMG_0767.JPG IMG_0768.JPG being a one man operation I put together some pieces to allow one person to R & R the front sheet metal.
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  6. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 3,275

    j hansen

  7. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,580


    Just closed on my new 2 house property so now the fun begins again..,, oversize 2 car garage , 1 acre so plenty of parking , a full basement and full attic for storage...... A20B6B3D-70AC-4C68-9DED-515F01514EB3.jpeg
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  8. Installed the vintage 2x4 blower adapter I got after looking for one of these for 7 years. Installed the rebuilt 600 cfm carbs with old spacers, all polished. Need to finish fabricating the fuel psi regulator bracket and linkage. WIN_20221105_16_19_02_Pro.jpg
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  9. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 3,006


    Got the evapo-rust in the gas tank, I have a can of red-kote..... Hey what's that on my tank looks like old J B weld IMG_20221105_153720857.jpg
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  10. Looking good; just gotta love a pretty C4B.
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  11. I picked up a Kilduff lightning rods shifter for the 41, I spent the weekend disassembling, cleaning, stripping black powdercoat, polishing aluminum, reassembling and adjusting.
    I'm happy how it turned out and was happy to use some Rocket 10 spokes as trade fodder, since I had no use for those.

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  12. Stock Racer
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
    Posts: 940

    Stock Racer

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  13. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,525

    from Michigan

    Making some decisions before I start cutting up this '26 Dodge 4dr.

    Measure, measure, measure.
    Think about it for a while.
    Measure, measure, measure.
    Think about it...

    Gotta think in 3D
    Be the metal! :confused: :eek: o_O
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  14. I run the same shifter in the coupe. Works great, I think you will really like shifting the unit. They are very well made and very tough. Brian Kilduff told me if I break it shifting, he would give me a new one.
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  15. T. Turtle
    Joined: May 20, 2018
    Posts: 318

    T. Turtle

    Not today but last week and not very exciting - I finished prepping the shifter tower and painted it gloss black. It's now ready to be assembled with the Chevelle autobox rubber gaiter. Traced an electrical problem with the horn to the steering column but could not do much about it as I do not have the correct steering puller which is now on order (Mercury Comet Caliente steering wheels are no longer 3 a dollar so I'm not going to risk it with a BFH). Once that appears I could find out what the problem is and sort out the (not) self-cancelling blinkers, and then it's done for the winter (I need to bleed old brake fluid and change diff oil but see no point in doing it now as car won't be driven until the spring).
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    Joined: Dec 19, 2015
    Posts: 288

    from Canada

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  17. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,390


    Took the Sunliner out for the first road test after the cam change fiasco,the trans is now shifting as it should with the stock cam but will have to see what will happen since some metal has went through it but seems fine now. Will do another oil change after about 50 miles.
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    Moved the truck outside to rearrange some stuff today. Took the opportunity to listen to the not stock camshaft happy dance.
    Put it back inside beside it’s younger sibling.
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    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 1,180


    I just got thru putting a new set of spark plug wires, with RAJAH clips, on the 50. So I took it to run a few errands. Worked good and I had fun!
  20. Began the process of changing from cowl steering to cross steer. Removed all the old steering equipment and started to sort out all the new locations and particulars. Installing a 525 Saginaw and there is little room left for it so it will be tight and most likely require my headers to be altered. One step at a time. Picked up some cold rolled 3/4 shaft and a chunk of 1 3/4 tubing for the mast. Boy prices are really through the roof these days!
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  21. Started a 2" channel on the Vicky project just because I'm not a huge highboy fan and am kinda splitting the difference. It being on a 32 pinched frame does make thing interesting, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Extra attention to the bottom inside of the "A" pillars and doors is necessary for clearance. Rear wheel openings will also need to be raised, just the price you pay for a vision IMG_0832.JPG IMG_0834.JPG IMG_0833.JPG .
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  22. I spent some quality drive-time with it. Had a few errands to do, the weather was nice, I was in no hurry.... It's funny how spending an hour or so behind the wheel can turn an ordinary day into a great day!
  23. Did a little mock-up today for motivation ! Tons of hours of metal work begin next week. IMG_0875.JPG IMG_0874.JPG IMG_0873.JPG IMG_0876.JPG
  24. Last week I found some helmets for my 3x2 setup, those arrived looking like baked potatoes but looked much better on the carbs, hopefully I can make time to rebuild these carbs over the winter.
    Speaking of winter, 77 inches of snow and my snowblower broke it's transmission halfway through this morning ....ugh

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  25. You folks are getting pounded out there, setting all kinds of records. Good luck with the repair on the snowblower. The Helmets look good! Stay inside and polish em up!
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  26. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 4,102

    pecker head

    44495E14-BAD5-4423-A57E-F323A93FF9F7.jpeg 073AE4B4-3B5B-4D9A-95C6-579AD1DC8EAF.jpeg I put a battery and some fresh gas in the Peckerhead coop today, then changed to a 195 thermostat for a warmer heater.
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  27. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 820

    TA DAD
    from NC

    I have had this Accel dual point apart for some time and cleaned ready to assemble. It uses a couple ball bearings to hold the shaft stable and I polished those to a slip fit to make future servicing easier. I have no instructions on setting the advance and no success looking online for some. So I did a little measuring and ended up putting it back like it was at 13 degrees. You are offered four different settings based on where you insert the allen screw 10,13,14,17
    One other concern was what lube to use on the needle thrust washers, I ended up going with my old stand by White Lithium ( what I use of lifters also )
    The Accel points are easily disassembled for service so that is next on the list. The truck runs great with the reworked stock distributor with Mallory points but the Tach drive Accel will add to the cool factor with a nice Moroso cable drive tach ! IMG_0771.JPG IMG_0773.JPG IMG_0772.JPG
  28. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 820

    TA DAD
    from NC

    Finished the distributor rebuild, but the truck is running so good with the one in it and the plan is Dec. 3rd track day so I am not changing it now. The next step over the winter is a cage! Or I have been thinking about selling it. IMG_0774.JPG IMG_0775.JPG IMG_0777.JPG

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