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  1. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
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    Built the motor mounts for my coupe this past weekend. Was going to run the Hurst mount, but didn’t want to have to run additional bell housing mounts, so went with side mounts using early Ford style pads.
     

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

    Started back on assembling a motor that I was building about a year ago. Since I sold the vehicle it was going in, we are now buttoning it up for my 16-year-old sons car. We got the timing cover and pan on after the pic. Just need to prep a set of heads and we are about done. Notice my sons safety shoes...

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  3. Wait until he drops a cylinder head on his toes...he'll learn! Remember Dad, he's at that "invincible" age, and safety shoes ain't cool.
     
  4. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,139

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    from ct

    I found where wire #120 on the fuse block goes to by scrutinizing my wiring diagram and then checking in the car, Horn relay. Success!
     
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  5. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 1,246

    X-cpe

    Have you thought about making an extension for the handle. It can be made at any angle from the existing handle as long as it moves the hand grip area further away from the pivot point.
     
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  6. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    from Alberta

    A balmy sunny 59 F day so I’m out putting some kilometres on the RPU.
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  7. I put about 90 miles on the big Chrysler convertible yesterday in about the same temperatures…with the top down of course.
     
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  8. A 2 B
    Joined: Dec 2, 2015
    Posts: 187

    A 2 B

    DSC06940.JPG I came to the conclusion that it made no sense having running boards on a channeled A. It made it too hard to get in and out of the car. Decided to eliminate them. I made up a set of rocker panels that will resemble 32 frame rails and configured the fenders to fit. More to do before the lead work but the end result can be visualized. A bit different and seems to compliment the narrowed front fenders. This car is deceiving in the pics. I am 5'10" and the roof is at armpit height. If I decide to chop it will only be 2" and will be the last thing I do before paint. DSC06933.JPG
     
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  9. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,950

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    That's a good idea. I might try that. The last time I tried to use it, a friend lent me his professional tool which worked for me. I compared the two, side-by-side, and was puzzled by the reduced leverage geometry of the newer types.
     
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    Started out the day stressed about life, decided to drive the Fargo to work as some stress relief. Mission accomplished.
     
  11. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
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    So great to finally meet you and check out your projects. I can't wait to put those brakes to work on the front of the roadster!
     
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  12. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    from So Cal

    Good decision
     
  13. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Primered my shoes. Got some on the car too. Then went to the annual church rummage sale, bought a dwell tach and a shift knob for $5. 20210916_170652.jpg 20210916_134120.jpg
     
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  14. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    Today I knocked out a quick EGR block off plate for my Falcon.

    The previous one leaked a little.
     

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  15. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
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    I cut a extra timing line on the balancer next to the factory zero top dead center . It's set at 10 degrees before top dead center. I run 20-24 degrees initial since I removed the vacuum advance and screwed down the points plate to the distributor frame. This also gives the ignition a solid ground and really helps stabilize the points. So when I set the timing using the 10 degree line to 14 degrees, I actually have 24 degrees initial. This really aids in setting the timing.. This gives the engine a solid feel at idle without the vacuum advance moving the timing up and down. I can run my idle down to 500 rpm in drive without any stalling.

    Its paying attention to small details like this that give the engine smooth, positive, feel..

    When I swap in the 1962 Delco dual point distributor with the Vertex Z-6 Capacitive Discharge box.. I will have a nice, stable, powerful ignition..
     
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  16. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    Just a friendly reminder when you're disconnecting your 100' air hose use two hands and don't put your face over the air compressor.
     
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  17. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
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    Finally got my speedo corrected to within 1 mph of what the GPS says. Next is to get the steering wheel centered to where the turn signal switch is happy
     
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  18. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    It's the little things that drive a man crazy.

    I must have my wheel correct!
     
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  19. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    I need to do that. My ignition timing is controlled by non-traditional means.

    My timing mark is almost always obscured by the water pump, nowhere near the tab.
     
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  20. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
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    LOL It only took me three years to do this one..
     
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  21. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
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    Started running brake lines, all the while sitting there making "Vrooom, vroom" noises.:) 20210918_144057.jpg
     
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  22. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    DOOOOOIUBLE PUMPEEEEEER
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  23. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Took the wife out for breakfast. First drive that wasn't a test drive! I did adjust the carbs though..

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  24. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
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    I have and still use the same dwell/tach - bought it new in the late 1970s. Don’t have a shift knob like that one though. Good day for you.

    John
     
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  25. chromedRAT
    Joined: Mar 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,730

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    Put a new transmission in the T truck last night (my little boy worked the jack- he's a good hand) and drove the hell out of it today.
     
  26. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,434

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    from DeKalb, IL

    Drove about an hour south to the only place I could find that had CO2/argon MIG gas in stock. Seems to be a shortage of gas now for some reason.

    Since it was an evening trip through the cornfields, and it’s harvest time, I also killed a shitload of bugs. At times it looked like a Star Wars movie with the headlights reflecting off all the bugs.

    Guess I’m washing the car tomorrow. Maybe I’ll also get back to the project I needed the MIG gas for.
     
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  27. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
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    from NC

    Is this a test ? dual line - single accelerator pump vacuum secondaries.
     
  28. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
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    TA DAD
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    from NC

    How does it go ? " I get by with a little help from my friends " my push rods were to long , so after getting 5 different length ones from a couple buddies I ordered a set that will get me where I want to be on the valve tip ( I hope ) checked TDC . I gave the heads one more bath and set them in place only to find that the springs won't allow me on one bolt. So now to find a couple bolts to solve that issue. studebaker build 003.JPG studebaker build 007.JPG studebaker build 005.JPG
     
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  29. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
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    Aw, c'mon man. You're gonna break his heart like that. You should have PM'd him with that answer;)
     
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  30. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    I'm just so devastated I don't know how I'll carry on with this lie
     
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