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  1. '56 150
    Joined: Jan 23, 2011
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    '56 150
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    Took the Chevy for a spin.[​IMG]
     
  2. Stock Racer
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
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    Tonight it's cam bearings for my 327 build
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  3. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    This afternoon I drilled and tapped a multi-pattern hub for my wheel building jig.

    I can now do 4-1/2”, 4-3/4", 5", 5-1/2", and 10-1/4" on 5.
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  4. e1956v
    Joined: Sep 29, 2009
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    After pulling the windshield frame off last month to replace the gasket between the frame and the body. I tore apart the rest of the interior, seats are already at the upholstery shop so I removed the seat frames to get them cleaned up. Also ripped out what was left of the carpet and began the task of scraping 65 years of fumunda off the floors for the new carpet to go in. Got the new door panels last month so it should be ready to leak water on the new carpet come spring . IMG_0922.JPG IMG_0923.JPG IMG_0925.JPG IMG_0926.JPG IMG_0927.JPG IMG_0928.JPG


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    Should I rush your rush job or the rush job I was rushing when you rushed in?
     
  5. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
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    My teenage son and daughter got the engine compartment masked and painted on the 60 Pontiac Catalina. It wasn’t a professional job by any means but they did pretty good for a first time effort! IMG_4070.JPG


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  6. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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    Removed this speedo from a very rough 55 Ford 2 door wagon for my Sunliner if I can not get the original repaired thumbnail.jpeg .
     
  7. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,687

    Blues4U
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    from So Cal

    Took the hot rod out to a local show this afternoon, it was a nice small group. Here's some of the more HAMB friendly cars in attendance. 20210116_165028b.jpg 20210116_165056b.jpg 20210116_165105b.jpg 20210116_160905b.jpg 20210116_160912b.jpg 20210116_161039b.jpg 20210116_161218b.jpg 20210116_161242b.jpg 20210116_161307b.jpg 20210116_161319b.jpg 20210116_161329b.jpg 20210116_161355b.jpg 20210116_161404b.jpg 20210116_161428b.jpg 20210116_161619b.jpg 20210116_161626b.jpg 20210116_161604b.jpg 20210116_161714b.jpg 20210116_161755b.jpg 20210116_164406b.jpg 20210116_165138b.jpg 20210116_165145b.jpg 20210116_165200b.jpg 20210116_165207b.jpg
     
  8. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    I put the wheel building jig together, and got started on the first of 3-pairs of wheels.

    Just need to true and weld this one. PXL_20210117_025337127.jpeg PXL_20210117_025621216.jpeg

    I am considering adding an eyelet to take a ram from my port-a-power. Wheels ring loud when hammered, and I am prone to headaches.
     
  9. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 928

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    I used a new tool to me. A shrinking disc on the right quarter of the '55. That wheel is pretty cool and the quarter is almost ready for finish work.
     
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  10. FRANK GRELLE
    Joined: Oct 15, 2018
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    After spending the last few weeks swamping in a steering column , redoing some dash wiring ,and adding a better stereo, to my 54 Chevy the damn turn signal switch gave up, so swapped in a new one, and set up my lighted eyeball shifter! :)
    1992 got the shifter in after a battle with it (2).jpg 1989.jpg
     
  11. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Going to try a get together Sunday in Cypress. Cars and Motorcycles.... we shall see.
     
  12. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    Got a line on a nice 60s lark steering wheel. I read on the internets that they have 3/4" column shaft. Does anyone know if this is true?

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  13. gimpyshotrods
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    It took me a while to get the hang of it, and I am still perfecting my technique, but there is little like bumping out a stretch dent, and then making it vanish!
     
  14. gimpyshotrods
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    I believe so, but I cannot remember what is at the top, in terms of how the wheel interfaces with the shaft.
     
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  15. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
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    Resprayed the doors and hood. Acrylic enamel makes the floor slip resistant. Now i can put the mirrors on, door panels, and send this mother home! Resized_20210117_145834_9682.jpeg Resized_20210117_145819_2181.jpeg
     
  16. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    I have an 80s ford column with a 3/4" shaft so hopefully I can get it on without to much trouble.
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  17. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Now that I've fixed the front seal leak (he thought, wishfully), I gave everything from the firewall forward a bath. Time for some relaxing cosmetic detailing while I wait for new tie rod ends, cap and rotor and belt to arrive.

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  18. Dynamite looking machine


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  19. Finally got going on the Faux 32 project. Its just put together loosely but it's a start. IMG_0388.jpg
     
  20. jockeyshift41
    Joined: Mar 23, 2020
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    from Florida

    Pulled off rear fenders, wire wheeled frame and applied rust neutralizer. [​IMG][​IMG]


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  21. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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    Finally fired up the the Cad 390 the other day. It has an offy 3 duece intake with adaptors I machined to fit early small base 2GC'S to it. The engine fired up and the cam break in went fine but it had idle issues. Today I pulled all the carbs and did some drill work on the primary carb idle circuit and lapped the butterflies on the secondary carbs. Runs and idles like a champ now:D
     
  22. 31hotrodguy
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    Hey Colin, what no video!?


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  23. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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  24. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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    I saw the video and that thing sounds awesome!
     
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  25. Stock Racer
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
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    Painted the block for my 62 Chevy 327 build. Then, thanks to a couple HAMBer's dangling a carrot in front of a jackass, I waisted some time chopping the marble out of the rattle can. It's like Crackerjack, a prize in every can. lol IMG_2517.jpg IMG_2518.jpg IMG_2519.jpg
     
  26. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    Got the second wheel of the pair together.

    Still perfecting the truing process. I keep going past where I want it, back and forth, over and over. With a lighter tap, the hoop doesn't shift.

    I'm stopping for the day, before I go nuts. PXL_20210119_010418138.jpeg

    EDIT: Went back at it with a different hammer.

    Got them to within 0.005", and welded them up.

    EDIT 2: I just noticed that the hubcap lip is a different depth between these two centers. I will need to go through my center pile, to see if I have a match. I want the customer to have matching wheels.
     
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  27. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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    Installed a new fuel tank and sender in the '64 Sport Fury. Man, that inlet fuel grommet is tight!
     
  28. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    from So Cal

    Probably just takes a developed touch, and once you get it it will be easy.
     
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  29. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    Blues4U
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    from So Cal

    Fixed the choke on the Model A today. Not the best weather for setting the acting point for a choke, was t-shirt, shorts and flip flops weather (in the 80's), I'll probably have to fine tune it a couple of times when the temps drop down again, but at least it's functional now.
     
  30. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    Trying to make sense of chaos in the garage,
    rearranging cabinets, clearing work surfaces, hung a $10 wall cabinet and threw some stickers at it..

    In other words, not much.

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