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  1. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
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    I have a new plan, the tank idea is to heavy, to Rat Rod looking. There is not a lot of solid info that I have found on air cleaner design. I watched one video where they were flow testing a old school velocity stack and there was enough reversion that the stack was floating up off the carb, that was interesting . So back to the drawing board. This is where I am at now. IMG_1107.JPG
     
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  2. woodbox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
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    Nothin much! IMG_20231209_162604.jpg
    Sat on the beach with my girl!
     
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  3. MCjim
    Joined: Jun 4, 2006
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    Broke in the reanimated motor:
     
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  4. PhilA
    Joined: Sep 6, 2018
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    Got the hot electric glue stick out and put some pipe together.
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    Then I made another one. Now there are two.

    Phil
     
  5. That looks safe!:confused: JW
     
  6. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
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    What did I do today FOR my car. Cleaned the bay with the lift and everything in it because of the sandblaster explosion [dumb story] so there was shit [sand, same difference] everywhere. Maybe [hopefully] tomorrow I will get the car moved if it will start, been parked since July as wasn't running great. Great that the grand kid helped as HIS car is getting stored for the winter in one bay.
     
  7. lake_harley
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    Sandblaster explosion?! Please tell that story. Had to be scary.

    I had a 80 Gal. Compressor tank blow up years ago. Ripped the whole side of the tank open and blew a hole through the metal siding wall, bending a purlin. I was standing 4' from it about a minute before it blew. What a noise....people heard it about 1/2 Mi. away.

    Lynn
     
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  8. PhilA
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    There's a couple stands hiding out underneath.
     
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  9. Pontmerc
    Joined: Jul 13, 2013
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    Decided to drive it inside.battery was too low, so younger corporate brother had to spare some electricity. IMG_20231210_131002.jpg
     
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  10. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
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    I am going to build a flat base air cleaner assembly, I want some type of short velocity stack/bowl shaped entry into the carb. throat. I came across this stainless bowl at the antique store and it will become the base for the sheet metal plenum for the ram air system. I also hammer formed/rolled some metal shelving for the air inlets that will go in the front fen IMG_1108.JPG IMG_1109.JPG IMG_1113.JPG ders.
     
  11. TA DAD
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    I got the bowl opened up to fit the carb, I guess I need to remove the serving handles Lol. IMG_1115.JPG
     
  12. TA DAD
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    I made a little progress on the air box . IMG_1119.JPG
     
  13. seb fontana
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    A silent explosion of sand outside of the cabinet due to my thinking if I shake the vacuum it would clean/drop some dust off the filter, sure and knocked the filter off so it blew out everthing, didn't know why it was so hard to see what I was blasting till my teeth got gritty. Yeah I've done worse..
    I did manage to get the car moved; it started with out too much cranking. It idled a little rough till it warmed up and then I heard the blown out exhaust pipe gasket. Took it for a ride around the block and it ran fine, except for the blown gasket noise. I must have been sick that night.
     
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  14. TA DAD
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    I got some welding done on the air box today. IMG_1122.JPG IMG_1123.JPG
     
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  15. 67drake
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    Valve covers on my 260 Mercury are supposed to be orange. Closest I could find was an Allis Chalmers Orange. Sons are kidding me it’s just Chevy orange in a different can, IMG_0171.jpeg IMG_0178.jpeg could be, but….
    Anyway, valve covers got thrown in the parts cleaner, then sandblaster, then tried to keep them warm running them outside for coats of primer and orange. It’s a pain spray painting in the winter in Wisconsin.
     
  16. My past experience living in Wisconsin is that it's a pain to do ANYTHING that doesn't involve a fireplace and recliner during the winter!
    And "Yes Viginia" that IS Chevrolet orange!! Bazinga!
     
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  17. birdman1
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    Made a bracket to mount a slave cylinder on my 1960 Mercury picture at 10
     
  18. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
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    I've found a hooded barbeque works well for small parts. Put it on a low heat, place the parts in it for a while then take them out, spray and put them back in to bake the paint. Switch it off but leave the lid shut for a while.
     
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  19. mgtstumpy
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    Removed the OEM gas tank (11 US gallons, 9 Imp gallons) in my 35 Chevy, overdue to upgrade after nearly 20yrs to a larger capacity Tanks Inc tank (15 US gallon, 12.5 Imp gallons). I should have modified tank when I originally built the car and a PITA on long drives having to stop to fill up. That 2" additional depth should make it better. Contemplating on letting it go to focus on the 46 Olds that's been languishing for far too long! 410602648_7235144416542685_3732018065710945466_n.jpg 410527960_1728219500995188_5768411767807655174_n.jpg
     
  20. The firewall had been torched out years ago, but today I took it a step further and cleaned it up at the same time. The plan is to remove as much factory interior sheet metal as possible.
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  21. mgtstumpy
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    Parked everything up the other day pending Christmas [Family] travels prior to my extended 3mth US road trip starting 1/1/24. I'll definitely be looking for car events and car museum fixes during my odyssey. 409637961_1679305312593345_3760840752546264557_n.jpg
     
  22. TA DAD
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    I picked up some nice 4in. hose for my ram air build, BUT I will be starting over on the air box. I was just not happy with how the other one was going. IMG_1140.JPG IMG_1139.JPG
     
  23. lake_harley
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    I spent several hours whittling this adapter out of a 3/4" inch piece of aluminum plate on my milling machine to replace the original carburetor on a 241 hemi I have that I might use in a future project.

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    It will enable me to replace this tiny stock two barrel carburetor.....



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    With this Holley two barrel which is much larger....


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    It should enable the 241 to breathe a bit easier. I still need to blend the ports in the adapter and the manifold where they meet.

    Lynn
     
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  24. TA DAD
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    IMG_1142.JPG I got a little therapy time in today and rolled a couple inlets for the ram air ! The primered sheet metal on this truck is what Thomas bus used to build buses from. I am now all out of it , so I am waiting on some friends around here to come up with some Lol ! IMG_1143.JPG
     
  25. lake_harley
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    Just to follow up on my carburetor adapter from two posts back I made a decision today and bought a 153 ChevyII/Mercruiser engine to use in my Model A Tudor. It will probably be way less expensive to rebuild, weighs a lot less than the baby hemi, it will fit with room to spare without messing with the firewall and will still move the Model A down the road at highway speeds. I have a 151 Iron Duke in my A Coupe and I'm happy enough with it. I guess I'm just a sucker for small engines since I also have a 215 V8 in my T roadster.

    Lynn
     
  26. Went back to the woodpile and harvested my mock-up block. It’s been home to a few mice over the past 7 years.
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  27. TA DAD
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    So a friend came up with a nice sheet of the metal I needed. So I am now back at the beginning with the air cleaner. IMG_1157.JPG IMG_1154.JPG
     
  28. TA DAD
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    Now to figure out what I am doing ! Lol . But I do have a lot of metal to learn on. Can I shrink and stretch that piece of angle to fit the outside contour of the snorkel and the piece it goes through. Or will I have to make the fit better so I can weld it up without the angle piece. No Tig available and I would have to Mig it . For a old blind guy that keeps getting harder to do.
     
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  29. Men’s meeting at church so what better to drive.

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  30. Adapting a old Enderle injection hat to my 2x4 set up on the blower. Don't flame me to hard, I always wanted one and got it for Christmas. Been working on this since the holiday fabing up a adapter and a air filter that will be hidden inside the hat. Pictures to come later.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2024
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