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Hot Rods What update's or repairs to your hot rod will you do over the winter?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Gray Ford
    Joined: Oct 18, 2008
    Posts: 491

    Gray Ford
    from Illinois

    Well , after all, it is a "SMALL" block....:rolleyes:
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  2. SBC in the middle BBF nearest to the camera! :D HRP
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  3. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,275


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  4. LOL you guys crack me up :D Thanks I needed that

    From left to right
    301 Poly slated for the T you can see stacked in pieces
    327 sbc going in. It's the original engine out of Dad's 65 Chevelle.
    350 pontiac coming out. (@HOTRODPRIMER sorry your answer is incorrect :cool:) which has a crack in the block, weeping coolant onto the starter.

    And just peeking around the 327 is the front suspension from a 71 C-10 to upgrade my son's 61 to disk brakes

    I need a bigger garage:oops:
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  5. I was just playing of the visual image of big and small,btw,I have been wrong in the past so no big deal! :D HRP
  6. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    Just about finished with my 63 Impala nut & bolt frame off restoration not much more to do. Plan on heading to our vacation home in the Florida Pan Handle to enjoy the warmer weather, sun shine, relaxing and do a lot of fishing. Not going to spend this winter underneath a car.
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  7. ahshoe
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
    Posts: 797


    Plan on finishing the interior on my avatar car and bump up the rear from a 3.00 to a 3.80.....then do wiring on my "61 Starliner
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  8. Sounds like you have a plan,Fishing is something I need to do again,it's been many a year since I wet a hook. HRP

  9. Winter of 2014 and 2015 was brutal working on the car. 2016 I was recuperating from heart surgery but managed to do odds and ends on the car. I can work in the cold somewhat.
  10. Old age ain't for sissy's ! :rolleyes: HRP
  11. mrspeedyt
    Joined: Sep 26, 2009
    Posts: 607


    maybe finish sanding the 41 cad sedan down to bare metal. even rust improves the overall look of that poor car. had been a total mismatch of colors ever since before i got it in '85. it was a parts car for a restored convertible.
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  12. My plan this "winter" (well, technically fall and early winter) is to get the flathead in my avatar fired up for the first time in... 50+ years.

    ..and it will fire up when I assemble my Model A. It's currently in boxes on a shelf. I have 2 months of my self-imposed deadline, and the truck is 2000 miles away. Wish me luck!
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  13. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,275


    ice fishing.jpg
    we manage to get some fishing done up here too
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  14. Koz
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,320


    Starting to finally get caught up and on a decent schedule. My roadster is at about 75% for what seems like forever. Time to at least get it on the road, tagged and inspected. It's been so long I should just start a new build thread after all the changes it's been through. This pic was taken ages ago with the Chevy in there yet. 001.JPG
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  15. 2bubbas
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 614


    King Pins and alignment on the 46 Ford Coupe- 100_1403.JPG
    A quieter exhaust on the 61 Chevy Biscayne- 100_0943.JPG
  16. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,161


    True. After all, it kills you.
    *Mouse control is now at the top of the list*

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  17. Service the wheel bearings & and move the seat back to get some more leg room in the Roadster.
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  18. Get the firewall steering box, front shock mounts, head lights, clutch and brake pedals, installed in the A. (some of it, any of it)
  19. patzfab
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 157

    from Canada

    090BFBEA-942A-48C6-85BF-E1607CE5AC4B.jpeg I am hoping to build a new chassis for my A Cabriolet. This time a 32 frame and use all of what I have, but leave off the fenders. Go hi-boy style for a while. Just for kicks for my 70th year.
    You can see the start on the floor behind this one I just finished putting a P&J x member into.
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  20. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 941

    from landis n c

    Reroute the wires on my tach that is mounted next to my rear view mirrow. Need to hide them a little bit better. Also a front end alignment and under carrage clean up. Whew!! That 's enough for a 73 yo hotrodder..........
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  21. Danny Brown
    Joined: Apr 26, 2016
    Posts: 166

    Danny Brown

    Junior dragster upgrade with new 7.90 engine and new splined rear axle. Buy an enclosed trailer! I went trailer shopping today.
  22. dartracer
    Joined: Apr 18, 2009
    Posts: 243


    A little clutch growl last time I drove it, so I need to tear into that. And do some paint touch ups on the roof.
  23. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,404


    Its too cold to work on old cars in the winter. Just drive them and work on them in better weather
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  24. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,918


    Still trying to figure out what this "win-ter" thing is.
  25. 41GASSER
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 188


  26. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 970


    Think I really need to install that gas gauge sending unit...


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  27. panicmike
    Joined: Mar 31, 2015
    Posts: 11


  28. panicmike
    Joined: Mar 31, 2015
    Posts: 11


  29. scott34
    Joined: Oct 8, 2017
    Posts: 15


    The soft roof on my 34 four door ford is done and I think I will put a roof skin from another car on top .
    Tack it in place cover it in similar vinyl type material and put the trim ring over top of the seam so it all looks original and a future owner could put it back to original if they wanted to .
    Anyone have a suggestion of what to use to fill the hole

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  30. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,048


    Last run of the year this weekend for me, 1,100 round trip, then the Model A goes under the knife. Out comes the 327 and I am finally going to get that 392 Hemi installed.

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