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03-19-2017 08:44 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Damn that looks nice!

Brian
It looks damn nice to us but imagine John's grin. Ear to ear I bet

Its beautiful, John. Very nice. Hope you get to feeling like yourself all the way soon. Dadgum flu will drain a guy's want-to right fast. Can't wait to see that chassis bear some weight and feel some wind.
03-19-2017 06:21 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
2 years....
Really ?? that means I lost a whole year somewhere.....good gawd how time flies the older you get..
03-19-2017 05:14 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
He is rather sassy for a guy who hasn't worked on his for over a year, eh ??
2 years....
03-18-2017 09:41 PM
MARTINSR Damn that looks nice!

Brian
03-18-2017 08:32 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Sweet.

What's with the bandage?
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
You are a troublemaker aren't ya?

Since I still had the leg brace on the frame rail I thought I would bandage the tires. Call it preventive maintenance. :

John
He is rather sassy for a guy who hasn't worked on his for over a year, eh ??
03-18-2017 04:59 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Sweet.

What's with the bandage?
You are a troublemaker aren't ya?

Since I still had the leg brace on the frame rail I thought I would bandage the tires. Call it preventive maintenance. :

John
03-18-2017 04:50 PM
123pugsy Sweet.

What's with the bandage?
03-18-2017 04:41 PM
John long The chassis saw the light of day today for the first time with wheels and tires. The guys at Newstalgia Wheels went over and above for me last week. They checked each wheel for runout while they were mounting them. I really appriciate that as well as their great attitude. One 6" wheel is just enough out I have marked it to be the spare. It is round but has just a few thousands of side to side run out.

This is the first I have lifted a finger since I came down with the flue 10 days ago. Nasty stuff.

With luck, maybe I can get the engine out of the donor car soon.

John




03-08-2017 07:43 PM
John long Dropped my wheels off at Newstalgia Wheels today. Excited to be getting this close to a rolling chassis.

John
03-07-2017 05:52 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I have bought a lot of tires from Home - Discount Tire Direct

I have Cooper Cobra Radial GT's on 2 of my cars from there.

When you get your tires, swing on up and I'll throw them on and computer spin balance for you...
Thanks Buddy. You the man! :-))))

John
03-07-2017 05:12 PM
Too Many Projects I have bought a lot of tires from Home - Discount Tire Direct

I have Cooper Cobra Radial GT's on 2 of my cars from there.

When you get your tires, swing on up and I'll throw them on and computer spin balance for you...
03-07-2017 05:06 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I don't have my '54 here to test fit a tire/wheel combo for you. The pic is, as you probably guessed, my '38 and it doesn't have a very wide space up in the fenderwell either.

The issue you experienced with Coker is why I have my own mounting and balancing machines. I got really tired of hearing shops tell me they couldn't TOUCH a tire more than 10 years old because of OSHA BS. They wouldn't even take an old tire off that was deflated when I offered to buy a new tire from them !!!
That really is rediculous. Maybe the Donald will fix it???.........probably not........

I mounted my rear wheels today. As I had measured and predicted, the outside measurement on the wheels is 67 1/4. The factory 5" wheels are 65 to outside of rims. it looks to me like I am going to slide through here with room for about one inch tire bulge on each side and 1/2 inch for axle movement. The Jury is still out on clearance for the skirts.

I guess I will order tires tomorrow.

John
03-07-2017 03:33 PM
Too Many Projects I don't have my '54 here to test fit a tire/wheel combo for you. The pic is, as you probably guessed, my '38 and it doesn't have a very wide space up in the fenderwell either.

The issue you experienced with Coker is why I have my own mounting and balancing machines. I got really tired of hearing shops tell me they couldn't TOUCH a tire more than 10 years old because of OSHA BS. They wouldn't even take an old tire off that was deflated when I offered to buy a new tire from them !!!
03-07-2017 01:19 PM
John long The problem would be my low fender well. It has to travel up into and behind the fenderwell lip. Also, I want to be able to run flush mounted skirts.

I called Coker today about mounting tires for me and they blew me off. They told me they would sell me tires to carry out the door but would not mount them to my new wheels since I had not bought them from there.

Seems pretty sad to me. I suspect their attitude is the reason I live in the same town and have never done business with them.

John
03-07-2017 12:39 PM
Too Many Projects 255/60 on 8" AR wheel...don't remember the backspace.



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