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

  1. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 11,259

    jimmy six

    Out for a drive twice today with 1 hour stop at home.... not a drop out of anywhere on the trans. Speedo quit, bummer, found square drive to the gear drive reducer on the trans sheered off. Had to use on when I changed the rear gears from 3.21 to 2.74 and already had the highest nylon gear. 2 on order Texas Industrial Electric in San Antonio where it was made.
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  2. My order of radiator sacrificial anodes came in, got them from a marine supply place, nice to pay $6 with free shipping instead of $12 and $10 shipping from Summit. Got 5 for $29.95, not bad. Took the Ford in for the annual inspection, cost me $10. I drove less than 2000 miles in the past year.
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  3. Jokester
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 568


    Installed a Juliano's top kit on my avatar 34 Chevy coupe. I had drilled the holes over a year ago, so it was mostly just riveting. I did one on a sedan about 30 years ago. This time it seemed to hurt my hands more. Still a great product. Relatively easy install.


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  4. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,403

    from Nicasio Ca

    Do they attach to anything or just plop 'em in? Who did you order from?
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  5. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,669

    Ron Brown

    Sorting nuts, bolts and washers.....a friends dad just passed and he’s cleaning out his garage and he has no use for them. Probably 200 lbs of assorted items. I’ll gladly take them.

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  6. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
    Posts: 720


    Got the seat belts and sound deadener in the Model A. Giddyup.

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  8. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,643

    from So Cal

    I assume they replace the drain valve in the bottom tank?
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  9. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,509

    lumpy 63

    Got up at O dark thirty went to work all suited up for Covid. Did the routine temp check and questions . Did my 8 hrs , thankfull to be back at work. Came home painted my Granddaughters Schwinn Stingray frame and ordered some parts for the 59 Vette. :cool:
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  10. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
    Posts: 1,272

    WTF really

    Took Hilda for a ride today. Stopped in the big downtown of jasper. 20200801_183440.jpg
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  11. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 962


    Lumpy, you ain't old enough to have a grand daughter!
  12. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,509

    lumpy 63

  13. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,245


    Drove from Dayton Ohio to Cleveland Ohio to pick up a 62 Galaxie automatic trans just to get the torque converter since I could not get one locally,I think its a one year and one engine only part since it was the last year for the Y block and the first year for the green dot trans. On the way up the tires on the front of the truck could not handle the trip and the factory jack was froze up and my spare even though it held air had two nails in it so a new pair of cheap tires went on so I would not have to abort the mission since I was half way there.
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  14. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 11,259

    jimmy six

    Wife and I escaped from the house for 6 hours on a drive just to get away. Passing thru Pasadena on the way home we stopped at Blair’s Speed Shop. The 40 Chevrolet we have was built by Don in 1962 for Noel Melovich. Not positive if it was in this spot but close enough. AC3F79CF-538C-45FA-8172-B6CA7C8D102B.jpeg 94E00792-5133-4C56-BBE4-3C24EFA331CB.jpeg D9074DFB-7A04-4044-807E-E8A2855F0204.jpeg
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  15. Got some work done on the bed today.. Drilled holes and mounted front panel, added brace for wood..Then cut wood and fit, fabbed a rear crossmember that was missing to hang the gate. Dont know if maybe worth the $60 for a after market one still need to do some more work to hang gate correctly(I am a cheap basterd). Next is the big gap between bed and crossmember when gate is open..

  16. Wanderlust
    Joined: Oct 27, 2019
    Posts: 494


    F6054E27-8CBC-46DE-BA28-60B3265A62CF.jpeg Not much since it’s so freaking hot
  17. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,840

    Marty Strode

    Lately,I have been having trouble welding aluminum with my Lincoln Tig, that I bought in '76. So, today I re-set the points in the Hi-Frequency unit, they were .005 too wide. Another change I made was a switch to 2% Lanthanated Tungsten. After trying a quick sample, rather than a contaminated weld, it's nice and clean. I also ran some steel samples, and it produced a very sano weld as well. IMG_5220.JPG
  18. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 31,069


    No photo for show and tell but I got the roll over bar and winch mounted on my car trailer. Now I can at least go after a project car without figuring that I'll have to spend half the afternoon dragging it on the trailer with the come along.
  19. Moved the body back in to the shop and started fitting it to the frame with the new running gear.
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  20. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,499

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    Cleaned, installed new gaskets, set up and painted the ‘32 box for my ‘29 on ‘32 rails project. I got it installed and filled with gear oil and ran it back and forth a few times. No pictures other than this.


    I’m really trying to get this car going, I have a bad case of roadsteritus and really want it going.

    Let’s hope tomorrow brings another step in the right direction...
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  21. Lil'Alb
    Joined: Sep 22, 2013
    Posts: 238

    from brier, wa

    Put some "close enough" green paint to cover my repairs on the 34 pickup IMG_1596485560394.jpg cab sub rails. It'll be time to throw it on the frame in a day or two. Then I can mount the radiator and fire up the flatty for the first time!
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  22. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,840

    Marty Strode

    Worked on something special, welded up the torque tube for an early 20's Indy Car. IMG_5230.JPG IMG_5233.JPG
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  23. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 16,179

    from oregon

    Went for a walk in the cool woods with my wife and dog.
    Stopped at Wendys for a smoothie.
    Came home and finished a "honey do".
    Now it's nap time.

  24. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 11,308

    from Missouri

    I cashed in 190# of beer and soda cans. :)
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  25. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,245


    Broke in the fresh 390 in the Merc and it did not fly apart so a good day.
  26. Picked up a 57 Buick grille for my 57 wagon....
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  27. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,740


    Was going to work on the car today, but this whole job searching thing during a pandemic has got me stressed I was afraid I'd start beating the damn thing with a hammer

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  28. jaxx
    Joined: Mar 22, 2008
    Posts: 401


    welded the bungs in the split wishbone of the 28 axle I have for the RPU - started my headlight / friction shock brackets - Final feeling up to doing some work on the project - Cancer suck - Jaxx
  29. Got the body squared up on the mounts and checked clearances, then started piecing the floor tunnel back together.
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  30. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,245


    Got the charging system working in the Merc,one of these days I will start by doing the tests instead of replacing parts but I had them in stock. If I would have just done the isolation tests I would have known what was wrong right away and it was the new looking voltage regulator.

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