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08-12-2014 05:34 PM you worry too much
Old punkn out new punkn in.
In stead of putting the axels in, thought I'd square up the rear end.
I thought it was put in without drilling new holes in the pads.
But I plumb bobbed the axel on both sides and it's right on.
At least square with the frame rails. I do get the slightest wonder,
since the back is square, it's time for front end alignment.
Get the shop to do that, thats not something I need to learn.
Tomorrow I'll be on the freeway checking RPM and the speedo.


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08-11-2014 10:32 PM sweaty in Seattle
Being a native, when the weather hits 80, I slow down.
When it gets to 90, I hibernate. It was 92 at 2pm when i quit.
How can people live in Ariz. or Texas?
HA HA just remembering the morning I pulled the motor
it was 21 degrees. Now it's 96*.
Yesterday got in a little bondo and paint.
Was going to swap out the rear gears today.
Wanted to hit the drag strip with this new cam and the 4:11's
but looks like thunderstorms for wednesday.
Should have started earlier. Got the axles out.
First one out with the brake drum on backwards.
Had to make the super fancy axel puller for the other.
Drill two holes, weld one 3/8 bolt.
Got good news, new bearings and all drum parts, was wondering
if the rear end was cobbled together like the rest.


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08-07-2014 05:38 PM We sprang in to action
After reading up on reinstalling these hood springs, and getting mine on.
I have to say I doubt anyone would wrap a chain around their
fist and stretch these springs 4 inches. Even bolted to the floor.
I did notice the wimpy springs on my buddies 49 Ford, but thought
they weren't original.
The stack of washers didn't stretch it out far enough.
Made a tool, pipe and washers, worked fine.
It does cause a racket when the hood is lowered.
Gave the front and rear windows the hose test.
Believe it or don't I finally got things sealed up
I think.
The springs had to go from 11 1/2 to 15 1/2 inches.


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08-06-2014 04:49 PM she got dressed for a date
Yup a date with winter
Spent a couple more hours on sealing front and rear glass.
Need to work on the trunk some more, and new rubber for
all 4 vent windows.
also have to conjure up some kind of a tool for the hood springs.


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08-05-2014 05:36 PM what the cop didn't see
put on the bits and pieces that make it go.
Cranked once and it coughed, crank again and varoooom.
Let it run at high idle per instructions.
Sure like this cam, cut the noise in half. Responsive down low.
So I got a coke and a bag of fries and went cruising.
City cop in a sneaker black charger, pulled me over and wrote it up.
But he didn't take the time to walk out front, he could have written some more.
Guess he was too full of himself.


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