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12-04-2011 07:34 PM 1930u 392 Headers
There are few manufacturers for early Hemi headers. Hot Heads and Sanderson make them for hot rods but no longer make them in stainless. Theyíre also very symmetrical which is definitely not where I come from. Otherwise you can find all sorts of block huggers from over seas. Iíve also mocked up a set from old junk mild steel headers I had laying around and kind of liked them but I donít want coated or chrome headers. After already making the stainless flanges and thinking on this for months I decided to buy a set of stainless big block chevy dragster headers.

Hereís a couple pictures of them. Basically Iím going to cut them up and hope I can make them work out. I guess time will tell.




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11-27-2011 01:22 PM 1930u Brake Proportioning Valve
I've been on a Hot Rod sabbatical due to many home projects, summer heat and extended vacations. Not to mention my regular job duties but now that winter is coming on I plan to spend many weekends in the shop. I actually went out there today uncovered the chassis and worked on the brake lines a bit. I really just have a few things to do before I put the body back on for the final body work. Today I installed a adjustable proportioning valve for the rear brakes. Only worked a couple hours but got a lot done. The AN fittings and 37 degree flaring tool worked out great.



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07-18-2011 07:26 PM 1930u- T10 Problem
When I was fitting the Hydraulic Throwout Bearing I discovered my front bearing retainer had been broken and machined off. I ordered a new one from the Gear Box. Should be here any day now.


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07-04-2011 08:25 PM 1930u- T-10 Trans
Over the weekend I went over the tranny. It's a 1969 cast iron over the counter purchase T-10. I'm rebuilding the shifter now and waiting on the shifter lever bushing to arrive.


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07-02-2011 10:09 PM Trans Adapter Problem
As I continue to finish a variety of work so that I can reinstall the body I continue to have issues. Today I was pulling the trans off to do some detail work and to install new shift lever bushing and adjust the shifter. I noticed before unbolting the trans that it wasn't flush against the bell housing and the bolts were snugged up.

I measured the gap and it was just over .125" or 1/8". After pulling everything apart I discovered the trans had a pilot problem. The tapered portion of input splines were right up against the pilot bearing. I'm using a Hot Heads Hemi to Chevy trans adapter and their special flywheel with integral roller pilot bearing. $600.00 worth of parts. Needless to say after checking everything I couldn't find a problem ,other than the machining was off a bit causing the flywheel and pilot bearing to be to close to the trans. The only way to fix it was to change to a traditional pilot bushing and machine it off, or make shims to go between the trans and bell housing.

I made the shims and it worked out fine. So far every adapter part that I have bought from Hot Heads has had some sort of problem. You think for the cost of this stuff it would fit a little better.




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