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05-15-2012 08:01 PM 1930u Steering work complete
Back in the fall I bought my steering hardware. I found a great deal on a couple of Unisteer (made in Ohio), polished stainless U-joints, a D-shaft and a Flaming River, support bearing. I got everything for $100. The U-joints are huge and are re-build able. I had previously laid out the column opening in the firewall and steering shaft angle, so I knew going in that the components would work fine.

Finished everything up tonight and it worked out great.



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05-13-2012 06:13 PM 1930u on to the steering
I have to re-set and shim the body and do some final alignment work on the steering column in order to connect everything up to the Vega steering box. Found a great deal on some polished stainless steering joints and the D shaft. Should be easier than the headers.


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05-13-2012 06:07 PM 1930u 392 Headers Complete
I haven't been working to much on the Plymouth but I did finish up the headers. The header work was really way outside my skill set but I made it through. Geez what a job.


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04-10-2012 08:54 PM 1930u Headers and Side Pipes
Forgot to add the sample mock up ring pictures.


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04-10-2012 07:01 PM 1930u Headers and Side Pipes
I was successful converting the big block Chevy headers to 392 hemi headers. I have one side done and it was not easy. Hopefully now that I been through it once the left side will be easier. I hope! It would have been much easier to work with mild steel instead of stainless but Im glad I did the stainless. The collector O.D. is 4.550. I could not find a side pipe tube or any stainless tube with a 4.550 I.D., so I made them out of 20 gauge mirror finish stainless sheet stock. I wanted a slip fit like Corvette Header side pipes.

The pictures show a few sample rings rolled to fit the collector just to make sure they would butt up for welding and also slip over the collectors. I sure didnt want to ruin the stainless sheet, so it took awhile to get it right.

I thought a 4 sheet roller would do the job but it would only shape the sheet to a 180. From there I was off to find someone that had a 3 sheet roller. The 3 hand roller did the job perfectly. Now I have to weld them up. I will also add that I still cant tig weld worth a hoot but grinding and polishing makes it all pretty.





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