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

  1. I am just fine and the drag coupe is even finer.:) Thanks for asking.;) I have a few things to do to her over the winter, looking forward to spring and racing season.
     
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  2. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
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    Took my 29 and it's new motor to breakfast , 15 miles each way. longest trip since transplanting 5.0 everything seems good , pulled the plugs nice = brown color . 5.0 Nov21.jpg
     
  3. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,114

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    I FINALLY got some colour on the body after 15yrs! OEM New Ivory as will be the fenders and hood, roof and trunk will be OEM Pawnee Beige. Underbody is a light texture. Dyna-mat will eventually cover all interior surfaces.
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  4. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
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  5. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
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    We started the motor Saturday as planned ! ran it a couple times and got some heat in it. It sounds really good. Pulled the valve covers off to go back through the valves and all looked good. I am in the process of getting rid of the chrome covers and those awful looking Mr Gasket breathers. So I have been cleaning the inside of the aluminum covers that I hope to use. studebaker build 002.JPG studebaker build 001.JPG studebaker build 005.JPG The transmission seems to work , but on the stands is different than on the ground so we will have to wait on that one.
     
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  6. Karl_William
    Joined: Nov 20, 2021
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    Thought about it.
     
  7. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
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    off topic , but still a sweet looking Caddy !
     
  8. Wow. That looks really nice. Great job.
     
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  9. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
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    I have been in the shop a few times this week. I got my valve covers switched over to the black ones. That looks much better, fits the build. You know - rough - primitive - death trap look ! Added some good 110 gas. We cranked it on some non - ethanol 87 slop. She lights right up with a stock style point dist. Imagine that. gave it a few more cycles of run time. I have never followed the so called cam break in. I just run them as I see fit. I still need to put a light on it but I can't see it anyhow ! so that can wait. Here is a short clip of it running , both in park and in gear at the end.
     
  10. Country Joe
    Joined: Jan 16, 2018
    Posts: 396

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    Mounted a battery box.
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  11. snap'd a couple pics of some stuff down the road,...
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  12. Jack Wagon
    Joined: Sep 9, 2021
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    from Ferguson

    404936DD-C6FD-4A56-95E5-4C4EFF2C0C28.jpeg We just got her license and we’re going for a ride!
     
  13. john W.
    Joined: May 16, 2017
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    cleaned the interior till my back hurt like hell.
    Gathering parts for the 351W swap.

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  14. jeepster
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 698

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    from wisconsin

    Prepped for a long winters nap.
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  15. Pontmerc
    Joined: Jul 13, 2013
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    16379576325477252072178274452766.jpg i paint this, um... 64 330 olds.
    My trucks new powerplant.
    It might be 455.anyway, color is gm qulfstream aqua from 64 pontiac color chart.
     
  16. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
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    I got the drivers side exhaust mounted, plus the tailight panel. Next is getting the brake lights and turn signals in working order. IMG_0023.JPG IMG_0020.JPG IMG_0022.JPG IMG_0028.JPG
     
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  17. TA DAD
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    You mean instead of the wood rim ?
     
  18. Kad60
    Joined: Jul 13, 2021
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    I washed the merc and went for a cruise. IMG_20211128_173652.jpg
     
  19. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
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    Ditched the Holley 94 on the Cabriolet banger. I've done everything and just can't make it loose nasal drip.
    Installed a Stromberg 97 after re-jetting 3 steps down on the mains and two on the power valve from stock.
    Man, I should have done this ago!
    Pulled the 'calibration hill', a 5% grade to 7100' elevation at 55mph at the crest where 47mph best with the 94 and no post nasal drip
     
  20. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
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    I have the exhaust finished up ! no mufflers so it is pretty loud but it does sound good. I might have to go back and add some mufflers but I do not have any on hand so for now we will go with the loud version Also got the dust cover installed on the trans along with the homemade driveshaft loop. IMG_0014 (2).JPG IMG_0007 (2).JPG IMG_0001.JPG
     
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  21. I pulled the rear seat out yesterday so I could remove the CD changer in the trunk and the connection cable. Next up is a new "original look" radio.
     
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  22. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
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    Took front sheet metal off, sent to blaster, spoda get back today. I bought and received the left inner fender from Classic Industries- looks Ok. Don't know why but they were 139.99 for a inner fender where everyone else I checked were about 190.00. Still after tax/ins/shipping ended up being about 175.00, someone cut the left one out with a torch. IMG_3331.JPG IMG_3331.JPG IMG_3332.JPG I am going to fix rust in right one and air deflectors, outer sheet metal- A winter project. Now next step will be getting 2 part epoxy primer on bare parts.
     

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  23. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    Just stick some auger type baffles in the collectors and call it good. Will reduce the volume about 10db, good enough to keep you out of trouble, but still loud enough that you can hear it.
     
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  24. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    Not today, but last night, the wife and I took the coupe out to see the Christmas light displays around here. It was nice, cruising slow with the windows open and the heater warming our toes, taking in all the displays. It's become an annual tradition.
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  25. Dogberg
    Joined: Dec 30, 2017
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    Maybe would be in that earth colour thread but now it gets here. It's my first real paint job and I'm happy with it. It sure helps with all the large body parts off, now it's only the rest to come so to speak. Not today, that would be a lie.. thumbnail_IMG_0920.jpg
     
  26. Chopped up and welded some garnish molding for our '47. Been looking for the wayward rear view mirror for while now; guess I'll have to get another one, usually a surefire way to get a missing part to turn up.

    Sawed up and fit some ABS for the kick panels. Gonna check if Jenny has some scraps of the thinner ABS and try to heat and bend a cover for the heater hoses.

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  27. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
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    Nice job!
     
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  28. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
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    Straightening out the bracket on a Chicago Auto Lamp 151. Hood is in great shape but the bracket was bent and twisted up pretty good. Took hammer and dolly to it and came out decent. Ready to get the rust off and paint.

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  29. Balljoint
    Joined: Dec 3, 2021
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    Nothing, but I did install a tow hitch on a neighbor's Subaru, which will give me a few extra bucks to use on one of the rides I enjoy driving.
     
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  30. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,582

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    from So Cal

    Just did a little cleaning up on the 47 this afternoon, planning on taking it out to a Sunday morning cruise tomorrow, so I wanted to shine her up a little bit. Wiped the paint down, took some windex to the chrome wheels and stainless splash guards, and a whisk broom to the carpets, foot matts and running boards. Eh, it's not a show car, but she's looking sweet to me. Now she's tucked back under her cover until the morning.
     
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