Register now to get rid of these ads!

Technical What did you do with your car today? * NEW*

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

  1. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,967

    jimmy six
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Went to a Picnic 800 of my closest hot rod friends and about 500 cars. Missed on the $2500 50/50. Photos don’t mean much it’s tough to get high enough. Tri-tip, beans, potato salad, & roll. 35AA2750-6349-473C-91C0-8D6032CD996B.jpeg 3FAFD964-4E6D-445D-AA89-6640C18DEA99.jpeg 5F3ABE95-E8A1-4C31-A343-356515CC8905.jpeg 4B1BDF39-FEF4-4C79-88AA-1F010C8621FC.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2021
  2. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,480

    dana barlow
    Member
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Rained nearly all day,so did what I had been putting off,now that I had the parts (new mount) just hanging around for a few weeks for my black 28A.
    I worked in the shop ,replace my hot rods tranny tailshaft rubber mount.
    I really should of turned on the shop AC,but low on $ and that it should not take long,stopped me from being smart.
    It was hot as hell,so I opened the big door,nope wind n rain made that way to cool off shop the wrong thing.
    Did get it done,after fooling around for 2 hr. on what should of been a 20 min. job. I had to take a shower after an a nap !
    I don't take in my age on timing thinking,79YO ,I should though,but it go the other way to my head thinking I'm as good as I was @ 30 .
    Pic from a better day. in shop 1.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2021
    billybones, Dave Mc, Blues4U and 17 others like this.
  3. Lil32
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
    Posts: 2,217

    Lil32
    Member

    having trouble with a brand MSD getting spark to new coil,rod will to fire
    mate has taken away for testing,he is thinking module
     
  4. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,262

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    Me???.... Looked at it and smiled....:):D:)
     
  5. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,434

    David Gersic
    Member
    from DeKalb, IL

    Replaced the starter. It tried to strand me yesterday, and we can’t be having that.
     
  6. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,950

    LAROKE
    Member

    From the BillyBob Shop log

    September 21st 2021 Two of the nailhead valves were stuck and were left to soak a bit with application of Kroil penetrating oil. Got one free by heating the valve guide with MAP torch and quenching with Kroil but the other bad boy wouldn't budge and the only effect was setting the work bench on fire . . . twice. Then . . . the torch valve lit up! Torch valve engulfed in flames, I rushed to the head and submerged it in the toilet. Damn!

    Eighty-sixed the torch assembly and attempted to order a new one. These things have increased a couple of orders of complexity since I last bought one. They have everything short of Bluetooth now. Research is required. Groan. This is beginning to look like one of my epic struggles.

    Put a chunk of heater hose over the stubborn valve and guide to dam up more penetrating oil where it needs to work. Give it a couple of whacks with the brass hammer every now and then. Maybe it will loosen up. Beer of the day was Clown Shoes Beer Mango American Kolsch. Background music was Grateful Dead American Beauty.

    [​IMG]
     
    High test 63, blowby, Deuces and 9 others like this.
  7. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 492

    TA DAD
    Member
    from NC

    It is ready, valves are adjusted. I used the last of my 20 yr old Kendall 50w lol. My son built the trans for me about a year ago. Primed the oil system and all is well !

    studebaker build 001.JPG studebaker build 002.JPG
     
  8. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 1,246

    X-cpe

    Have you tried squirting the bottom end of the guide through the port. Also after tapping down on the valve you might give the head of the valve a couple of taps in case it moved a .001.
     
    LAROKE likes this.
  9. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,950

    LAROKE
    Member

    Thanx, I'll do that.
     
    dana barlow and lothiandon1940 like this.
  10. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,950

    LAROKE
    Member

    From the BillyBob Shop log

    September 23rd 2021 James Rick on FB suggested induction heat and I have a weakness for shiny new specialty tools. I researched and ordered a Bolt Buster induction heater to try on the stubborn stuck valve guide.

    The Bolt Buster arrived and I read the manual, all of two pages with six additional pages of lawyer CYA. This is a nifty tool! It heated the top 3/8" of the valve guide cherry red in less than fifteen seconds. Valve still doesn't move yet with brass hammer persuasion but we'll keep at it. FB buddy Kenneth Crenwelge said he'd have it in the hydraulic press by now but I don't have a press . . . yet.

    I'll try Acetone/ATF soakings in lieu of the Kroil when my acetone shipment gets here. Beer of the day was Adelbert's Brewery's Scratchin' Hippo Amber Ale. Background music was Jerry Lee Lewis Last Man Standing.

    [​IMG]
     
    Deuces, Budget36, Dave Mc and 7 others like this.
  11. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,967

    jimmy six
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Installed the body and cleaned up a lot. Had the battery on charge for 4hours on the 2 amp setting. Ready for the parachute too. Probably going to start it tomorrow if I can find my “y” connection pipe and the muffler setup as to not bother the neighbors. Saturday might be better. El Mirage is at the end of October and I’m hopeful this it for my driving and the car for that matter. A man must know his limits..
    98FC1468-AFC5-45C1-8FCC-D4F3CACB10A5.jpeg
     
    Dogberg, Deuces, Budget36 and 12 others like this.
  12. ken bogren
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
    Posts: 931

    ken bogren
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Sold my 61 f100 unibody.
     
  13. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,010

    choptop40
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    reading members post and daydreaming...actually very relaxing...
     
    Budget36, LAROKE and Lil32 like this.
  14. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,950

    LAROKE
    Member

    From the BillyBob Shop log

    September 24th 2021 Time to quit pussy-footin' around. Having decided to replace the valves and, not getting any progress with many taps from the brass hammer, I resolved to heat up the stuck valve guide cherry red again and give it one forceful whack with my twelve pound sledge.

    Gave it more than one whack and got movement. Only it was the guide and not the valve that moved. Heated it up again but because of the new, lower position, the valve stem went cherry red, not the guide. Should have stopped and thought about that but I didn't. The next whack bent the valve and broke the guide.

    Just damn! Screwed the pooch. This is the same head with the twisted off stud. It's becoming my nemesis. Some deep ponder mode thinking is in order. Beer of the day was Clown Shoes Beer Space Cupcake India Pale Ale. Background music was The Eagles Desperado.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Sorry for your struggle.:(
     
  16. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,950

    LAROKE
    Member

    Thanx but it's all good. It's the journey, not the destination that matters.
     
    Deuces, 40two, High test 63 and 3 others like this.
  17. .Your pragmatism is admirable.:)
     
    Deuces and Joe Blow like this.
  18. ERguitar
    Joined: Aug 26, 2018
    Posts: 143

    ERguitar
    Member

    "Beer of the day was Clown Shoes Beer Space Cupcake India Pale Ale."

    Damn man, try saying that three times fast ( or after a few). Fortunately it sounds like you had already decided to replace the valves so maybe not as painful as it could have been.
     
    Deuces and LAROKE like this.
  19. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,449

    Elcohaulic
    Member

    I started planning some sort of heater for the cab of my el Camino.. I've been noticing I get to use my car a lot longer into the end of the year, once the salt comes out the car goes in the garage for upgrades and repairs..

    I was going to get some of that copper pipe with those thin aluminum heat sink... Then run it to the engines water heater supply and returns. I'll put a gate valve on it and have it secured under the dash or firewall..
     
    Deuces and High test 63 like this.
  20. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,967

    jimmy six
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Decided to try my sons dirt engine carb. We both have 14-1 compression. It’s bigger than the one I’ve run for 20 years but I feel I need to try a change I’ll start it this weekend. We still have a month until the El Mirage meet. 39ABDC18-1002-40E8-898A-51B063BDBE3E.jpeg
     
    Dogberg, Deuces, Blues4U and 10 others like this.
  21. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 496

    slim38
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Went to our local fall festival. Didn't get pics of all the cars but I did get the people's choice. Who would a thought. Lol. Most of the cars were gone when I we snapped the pic. IMG_7089.jpg
     
  22. CycleTech
    Joined: Oct 24, 2020
    Posts: 36

    CycleTech
    Member

    Knocked some of the parade car look off the Coupe. Now to drop it a few inches.
    thumbnail (11).jpeg thumbnail (9).jpeg
     
  23. Jkmar73
    Joined: Dec 1, 2013
    Posts: 52

    Jkmar73
    Member
    from Tulare, CA

    Got the motor and tranny installed. Now looking at how to run wires and hoses cleanly. 22103DD2-CD1E-4A25-BA64-6514B30F9A94.jpeg
     
    Deuces, jimmy six, Hamtown Al and 6 others like this.

  24. I wudda thunk that (I LOVE that car!!!!!), but...JMHO... ditch the skirts and show off your tidy whities.
     
    Hamtown Al and slim38 like this.
  25. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 496

    slim38
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

  26. Lone Star Mopar
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 3,150

    Lone Star Mopar
    Member

    Started to replace old PS hoses, that led to replacing the old pump too. Then cut that ugly alt bracket, might as well blast the old crappy chrome off the alternator. Repaint everything and put it back together. Cleaned up some wiring while I'm waiting on alt brushes and threw on some new belts too. This was going to be a half hour simple project.. Good times.
     

    Attached Files:

  27. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,951

    blowby
    Member
    from Nicasio Ca

    Drove the old Vette to breakfast. That was fun. Then drove the 'new' Vette to auto body class and sanded. Not as fun.

    20210925_085526.jpg 20210925_090440.jpg 20210925_131658.jpg
     
  28. slim38 likes this.
  29. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 492

    TA DAD
    Member
    from NC

    I got this pile on it's feet so we can get the motor installed. I pulled a couple strings to see where things stand and found the rear axle a 1/4 inch out of square. I took the shock plates off and it is now within about 1/32 so I have to work on that. Plus working on the front to get the toe kinda close. The right side is good but the left side I have to knock back apart to adjust the end out about an inch. studebaker build 019.JPG
     
    Dogberg, blowby, Max Gearhead and 4 others like this.
  30. High test 63
    Joined: May 8, 2020
    Posts: 248

    High test 63
    Member

    Damn, Jimmy Six, that is a bad ass machine!... But im sure you know that!
    Lol
     
    jimmy six and j hansen like this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.