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

  1. Brought the mig welder home. Tomorrow the torches follow suit. :eek: But before fire and sparks, I need to run about 12' of service for mig. It's nice when service is just outside of garage. :)
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    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,855


    From the BillyBob Shop log

    May 7th 2020 Putting the trim back in the upper cab. The current screws I took out were self-tapping Phillips head screws that damaged the original threads and they won't accept the black clutchhead screws from Bowtie Bits. Fixing the threads for the clutchhead screws is a bridge too far. Change of plans. We are using the Phillips screws and moving on.

    The existing cab windlace is like new and I'm keeping that. Deerslayer's builder, Tony, added several items that his wife, Joy, fabricated. She made the deerskin steering wheel cover that I kept until it wore thru. She also made the boots for the shift and parking brake levers and a firewall cover too. I think I see her handiwork in the windlace as well. It is cloth backed vinyl wrapped around what appears to be cotton clothesline and machine stitched. It's quality.

    The trim pieces are a little rusty and I need to find a matching paint for touch-up. Pondered that while i sipped on the beer of the day, Bent River Brewing Co's Daytrotter Pale Horse Pale Ale.

  3. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,876

    pecker head

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  4. mnjeff
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 98


    4541D6D1-AC51-497F-B65A-8E5012418416.jpeg 513530C6-8362-413A-A4E2-EEE3E7A70DCD.jpeg A9E797B0-8C3B-4E83-BDB5-3C25E759CFC1.jpeg BA9B57E0-3B95-42D6-8494-51CA85137399.jpeg It was Paint Your Wagon Wednesday, used Eastwood satin black on my 41Willys pickup....Looks OK for an amateur...Gonna be my last whole vehicle project, Even though I am careful, I don’t want to be around the chemicals anymore. Long day, but still fun!
  5. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 919


    Put together a list and shipped it off to Hilborn to start installing the stack injection on my Model A
  6. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,398

    from Oregon

    :p I dream about mine being that messy.
  7. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,398

    from Oregon

    Packing and shipping parts the last couple of days.
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  8. Pass The Torch
    Joined: May 18, 2018
    Posts: 730

    Pass The Torch


    While it’s far from roadworthy, I had to take her out and get a few pic’s. First time it’s moved under it’s own power since ‘75-ish. Huge milestone.

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  9. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 919


  10. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,417

    Gary Addcox

    Very classy, understated, ride. Really like it !
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  11. BDUB77
    Joined: Nov 16, 2018
    Posts: 87


    Worked on floors. Test fitted the new dash for some inspiration [​IMG]

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    First let me apologize for helping to mess up the old "what did you do today." I saw some of the other posts and put up some of my iron work I had done on my house. So here we go. Going to Little River/Academy this weekend to a nostalgia race with the stude. Washed the car for the first time in I don't know how long, aired up tires and charged the battery. Forgot how nice it looked clean. IMG_20200507_182730801_HDR~3.jpg IMG_20200507_210413948~2.jpg
  13. Nothing....stuck in hotel in NJ for 14 day quarantine. This is day 4!!! Will attend training afterwards in preparation for upcoming deployment. What I’d give to just go outside and smell the exhaust of a hotrod running rich.
  14. Picked up a parts truck from a buddy that owns a salvage in town. I think I need one of these big fork lifts to move stuff around at the house. :rolleyes: I have never loaded a vehicle on the trailer so easy!

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  15. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,089


    Today I installed a compete 4-wheel disc brake conversion on a swingaxle VW beetle.

    The shoes, drums, and wheel cylinders were all unrecoverable, and it was actually cheaper to upgrade, rather than recreate. It stops alarmingly well now.

    Then completely disassembled a pair of Edelbrock carburetors. Removed all of the choke mechanicals, milled off the choke housings, tapped and plugged all unused holes. After doing a surgical-quality cleaning, I converted them for boost referencing, via one of my custom 6-71 adapters.
  16. Is this how the term "power parking" came into being?

  17. I'll pre-post just in case I electrocute myself while running new service in the garage.
  18. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 472


    Got up, went to work. You know the type, essential! I did test fit my slicks last night though.
  19. sliceddeuce
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
    Posts: 2,982


    Removed the distributor from the Chevy engine in my '34 Ford and replaced the bushings. Then I put the dist. Back in and guess what? The engine started and ran smoothly . Damndest things happen when you have a clue as to what you are doing.
  20. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,047


    Sold a box of Winfield carburetor parts here on the HAMB, bought, stained, and installed more trim on the garage. Feels good

    Last edited: May 9, 2020
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  21. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,089


    Today I flipped the internal gears in my Gold Track differential, so they would function properly, with a reverse ring-and-pinion.

    I tried to safety wire the bolts, but gave up, after repeatedly stabbing my fingers with the wire.

    Tomorrow is another day.
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  22. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 2,116

    j hansen

    A reminder why the old thread was locked! Skärmavbild 2020-05-09 kl. 07.59.39.png
    Last edited: May 9, 2020
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  23. Rodsports
    Joined: Sep 24, 2018
    Posts: 25


    Slim38, awesome choice Mate, that 49 is gorgeous.

    I finished putting the roadster back together, washed it, drove it down to get the roadworthy (first drive in about 4 months) and fell love again. All the hours of work forgotten in a 10 minute drive. How great are flatheads.
    Last edited: May 9, 2020
  24. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,089


    Slow day today.

    I cleaned my workspace.

    Then, I dug out my pair of Grand National hubs, with Chevy passenger car pattern, spun out the 5/8" coarse studs, and replaced them with stepped studs, at 1/2 fine.

    Street wheels, on stock car hubs.
    Joined: Apr 28, 2020
    Posts: 100


    I packaged up and shipped a few parts for some fellow Hamb ers. Then cleaned out the trunk on my 55, and cleaning out my garage to get ready for the 312 to come to it's new home.

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  26. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,382

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

    After a long work week of 7am to 11pm days, I finally got a couple hours of garage time yesterday. First startup of the year, burped the air out of the cooling system, and checked for leaks. No leaks, and the new thermostat actually works, unlike the old one. Seeing the temp cycle between about 190 and 200 (180F stat), where the old one would go from cold to 240, then drop to 210 and stay there (195F stat, probably 1974 vintage stock). Pressure tested, and no leaks there either.

    But I’ve got gas all over the place. Banjo fitting at the carb is leaking, again. Tightened it up, but either it’s still seeping, or the front bowl gasket is. Either way, I’ve got work to do. Bought a rebuild kit, carb comes off today.

    Having a bit of an attack of while-I’m-at-it. The fuel pump to carb line is scabbed together from the remains of a stock steel line, a filter, rubber hose, and a bunch of hose clamps. Thinking about re-doing that with steel and eliminating the rubber lines.

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  27. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 460

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    @Rodsports Thanks. My 38 flathead ford is headed to your part of the world.
  28. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,942

    from Minnesota

    Spent the day up until now (2:40 pm) chasing rumors. Old truck at a farm here...old car behind building there. Bought nothing but if you don't chase the rumors you don't get the finds. Did run across a pair of 1938 Ford moredoors that may yield some trinkets. In negotiations on those.
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  29. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,072

    from norcal

  30. I'm still kicking and now I can weld. More garage set up today at girlfriends house. Moved lighting around for better work condition's at night. Prior all loose 32 pieces went to work with me but no more. It's time to work on the vehicle it's self.
    2 weeks ago

    Cab off now and resting on it's back over the bed section to install wood blocking to underside. But before that I need to make a template of chassis (aftermarket) bolt holes for cab to mount to. They don't line with the cab for crap.


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