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  1. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 3,094

    goldmountain

    Picked up a couple of nails in a tire on my daily driver. Since I had to go to the tire shop anyway, I had them mount tires on the new wheels I bought for the Austin. Had to stuff them in place to see how they look. Making the suspension pieces should be an interesting try to imagine in 3d ex IMG_1531.JPG ercise.
     
  2. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,950

    LAROKE
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    From the BillyBob Shop log

    August 16th 2021 Was a little bit under the weather over the weekend, probably due to barometric changes of Fred passing by and blowin' the stink off us. I relapsed into lazy for most of the weekend. I did get started with the nailhead crankshaft polishing and ran into pitting of the rear main seal surface. Spent some time pondering the best approach to fixing that problem.

    Beer of the day is Hamburg Brewing Company's Southtown American Style Stout. Background music was LeAnn Rimes Blue.

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  3. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,920

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    Out with the old centre (3.5:1) and in with the new rebuilt centre (4.56:1). New axle seals in morning and back on the ground.
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  4. Fabulous50's
    Joined: Nov 18, 2017
    Posts: 344

    Fabulous50's
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    from Maine

    Using compound has to be one of the most satisfying things to bring back old paint. Now for some wax! 20210815_172806.jpg
     
  5. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,951

    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Hopped in the heap to run to the auto parts. Got down the street, smelled gas. Loose fitting at the fuel pump, which is crammed against the firewall, necessitating a 90 elbow, which needed to go around another turn get where it needs to be. Got most of the way around and snap, broke off, in the fuel pump. Grr. Off came the pump, and fortunately an easy out slammed into the leftover brass got it out. Dug, and dug, through my pile of plumbing fittings that never has the one I need and lo and behold, found another elbow. Got it all back together and made it to the auto parts. They specialize in VWs, couple of nice ones out front.

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  6. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,710

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    from IRELAND

    while you have those wings off dont miss the oppertunity to underseal everything.i payed attention to where the bead rolled around the wire on the wings sealing with seam sealer and sealed up where the wings bolted to the running boards .tried to avoid sharp corners to catch mud /dirt by using seam sealer where necessary and blending away the excess with a damp glove and cloth.
     
  7. brading
    Joined: Sep 9, 2019
    Posts: 433

    brading
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    nunattax it good to see guys coming up with simple but effective ideas, like it.
     
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  8. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,035

    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    Header gasket...again. And again just the right side on the SBC in my '39 coupe. Bolts keep backing out, and I check them about once every couple weeks. I put blue Loctite on the bolts this time, but if that doesn't hold I guess I'll try star washers under the heads.
    My 10 minute gasket change got halted just as I got the old gasket out, as my neighbor walked up and asked for help getting the alternator off his Volvo wagon. Two hours later, after pulling power steering pump, AC compressor, and the belt, I finally got the alternator out. Another hour to put it back together, and then I was able to finish up the '39.
    At least nobody complains about my hotrods, as they know I'll help with their OT cars if they're nice.
     
  9. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,787

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    I went for a test drive this morning, after putting the transmission back together. I had burned up the direct clutch, although it was still shifting and driving ok.

    It works again. I hope it lasts 5000+ miles again. I'm planning to drive it up to Michigan for Drag Week in a few weeks.

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  10. I can relate, currently waiting for a new front pump. 103_1053.JPG
     

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  12. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    Yes. This is the whole unit. I have 3.89 gears in the rear, it works great

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  13. Would love to run one of those in my Model A Vicky but don't think I would have much of a driveshaft. Any idea of the total length of it and that's a 400 correct ?
     
  14. Cranked both cars and moved them outside, I spent about 2 hours mopping up water this morning that Hurricane Fred dumped on us yesterday. :rolleyes: at east we didn't have any real damage. HRP
     
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  15. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
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    Nice to see that it`s not just me who spray on some paint
    on the transmission! IMG_6813.jpeg
     
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  16. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    from Oregon

    Mine was all smoothed and polished out when I bought it from a guy who was switching to a T56. So I left it that way. I usually paint them too.
     
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  17. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    Yes, it's a 400. Overall length is about 44 inches.
     
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  18. OLSKOOL57
    Joined: Feb 14, 2019
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    Just about finished up with cabin insulation on my ‘38 Coupe.
     

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  19. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 491

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    from NC

    Have not gotten much done for a few days, but I did get a nice USA damper. studebaker build 002.JPG
     

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  20. nobby
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 720

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  21. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Reminded myself I should fix the wipers...but, also thankful for the rain that we need.

    Oh, and I found out that a squarebird trunk is big enough to haul a 34 Ford axle complete with the wishbone today.

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  22. natrlgas49
    Joined: Apr 6, 2019
    Posts: 60

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    Fitting the rear floor in my 39 SD today IMG_1050.JPG IMG_1048.JPG
     
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    Fitted my new Carson top . just back from the trim shop.
     
  24. BDUB77
    Joined: Nov 16, 2018
    Posts: 106

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    Made a center shift for a 3 speed Saginaw in my roadster 49BE7130-99F3-4DFC-8055-66A5AB04EB11.jpeg 38D868F6-4E2C-4FEF-ACED-CB7DB9B9D56F.jpeg 781D0E34-E532-4853-BACA-0D6A4FB77A10.jpeg
     
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  25. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,052

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    Fixed the courtesy light in the Merc and found out why the parking brake warning light does not work,the switch is broke and will give me a excuse to go to the junkyard.
     
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  26. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    Cleared the pathway to start making brackets to cram the AC condenser in the front of my first-generation Falcon.

    I have all my shoehorns ready.
     
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  27. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,950

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    From the BillyBob Shop log

    August 19th 2021 Polishing the nailhead crank journals is taking some time. Ops went a little faster once I established a rhythm. Almost finished with the first pass with 800 grit paper.

    My friend, Dave Kerry, asked about run out and offered that he had the v-blocks and precision dial indicator to check it. Decided to take a timeout from the polishing tedium and do an initial check myself.

    Since I don't have v-blocks to support the crankshaft, I oiled main journal one and five bearing halves and installed them in the block, then the crankshaft followed, touching only the two bearing halves. I set up my dial indicator to measure the run out at main journal three. First time I've used the dial indicator and I fumbled around a bit setting it up. It didn't come with instructions.

    Measuring the journal, front and back, resulted in readings of .009 and .0085 inches between low and high points. I haven't researched run out yet and my WAG is that some of this could be due to journal out-of-round. My next step, after polishing operations are complete will be to check all main journals for run out and to mic the high and low points to check out-of-round.

    Beer of the day is Uinta Brewing Company's Sum'r Ale. Background music was Johnny Winter Lone Star Shootout.

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  28. High test 63
    Joined: May 8, 2020
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  29. BDUB77
    Joined: Nov 16, 2018
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    Thank you
     
  30. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 491

    TA DAD
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    from NC

    This truck has been kicking my butt ! but I keep moving forward. Working on the metal under the seats and along the back of the cab. STUDEBAKER BUILD 003.JPG
     

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