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Today 08:12 AM
timothale
re-using skills

I worked at a company that made electronic products, they used a 16 x 20 inch circuit board (it was a long time ago), the circuit tester used vacuum to suck the board down to make contact with test probes. It wasn't working and the test engineer said they needed another $ 15 K vacuum pump system. I ask the tech if it worked on the other large boards. he said Just fine. I took the fixture in the shop and Ported the vacuum pasageways, In the next meeting I said I just did what you did to a Ford flat head engine. to get it to run faster .
Today 08:12 AM
MARTINSR I decided I MUST get one of those phones so I put a bid on a cheap one on ebay. You can see the spot on the wall where one use to hang. I really need to put one there again (right where a plaque is hanging now) And the funny thing is it has the OLD four pin plug right below it.

You young guys have probably never seen one of these!

Brian
Today 08:01 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Yea the home projects get done first,or should some times I slip,
looking good I like those door ways.
Yeah it has one on the same wall so I went with it. It had a door bell arched cubby as well that I hated to see go but it was right where this pathway was going. The house also has one in the hall way for the phone! Yep boys and girls a house like this in '47 had ONE phone, and this one was in the hallway. I have kept my eyes open for years looking for a dial wall phone to put there but never see them for a price I feel comfortable with. Kills me, I remember seeing them at the thrift stores for a few dollars.....not anymore!

Brian

Today 07:52 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
wow! Nice work there! I have an arch like that and a fireplace mantel just like that in the background.
Thanks Henry, and just like with sheet metal fab if you don't have a few attempts thrown in the scrap pile you aren't doing nice work....LOL Last weekend I made an arch, after standing back and seeing how bad it looked I took the hammer and removed it. Started over with a different plan and got one that is to my liking. It's funny how skills learned with cars is helping me yet at the same time it's KILLING me because houses are FAR from as precise as cars. I have to back off over and over so I don't go overboard. Things like gaps between a patch panel and a quarter on a car, we were just talking about this here making "perfect" butt welds. Joint compound will take car of gaps as large as a door gap on the house!

It's hard to look at things that way after working on cars all my life!

The guys who do this have mad skills I don't and I have to make up for it working harder!

Brian
Yesterday 10:34 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I am not sure when, I think it will be another month or so. My current project is rolling along.

Brian

wow! Nice work there! I have an arch like that and a fireplace mantel just like that in the background.
Yesterday 09:42 PM
496CHEVY3100 Yea the home projects get done first,or should some times I slip,
looking good I like those door ways.
Yesterday 09:23 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Brian are you getting closer to start back on the truck , I am very much wanting to see it with the top chop doors hung with those windows,,that is one thing I wish I had done to my truck ,I really like that ,
I am not sure when, I think it will be another month or so. My current project is rolling along.

Brian

Yesterday 09:19 PM
496CHEVY3100 Pulled my intake off a few minutes ago , I guess I will hire Sherlock Homes to find problem,
Yesterday 07:46 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Makes it easier to get started up in the driveway too! Now I wont end up across the street when I push the clutch in, and start cranking the engine!
Probably will save on the little old lady across the street laundry bill also.

BB
09-19-2014 06:04 PM
496CHEVY3100 Brian are you getting closer to start back on the truck , I am very much wanting to see it with the top chop doors hung with those windows,,that is one thing I wish I had done to my truck ,I really like that ,
09-19-2014 05:59 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
It could fit between the seats, but since it's a 4 speed car, it's better on the left side. It's mostly for starting the car on a hill, so I can push in the clutch, work the throttle, and not start rolling while I'm busy with both hands and both feet.

Have you ever tried a roll control or line lock mounted on the shifter,
09-19-2014 05:12 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
I love them too Brian! My last three cars I've put them in, and I like the extra level of safety the rollbar gives, plus being able to hand my shoulder harnesses from the cross bar too.
There is NOTHING that says "HOTROD" more than climbing over a roll bar brace to get in!

Brian
09-19-2014 05:08 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Damn I Love seeing a roll bar in a car, never had one in my life. I hope to get going soon on my sons Alpine, that will get one.

Brian
I love them too Brian! My last three cars I've put them in, and I like the extra level of safety the rollbar gives, plus being able to hand my shoulder harnesses from the cross bar too.
09-19-2014 05:06 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
It might be if the hydraulic brakes fail...

Looks OK there. Now way to get it between the seats, eh ??
It could fit between the seats, but since it's a 4 speed car, it's better on the left side. It's mostly for starting the car on a hill, so I can push in the clutch, work the throttle, and not start rolling while I'm busy with both hands and both feet.
09-19-2014 05:05 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Decided to address the E brake on my Falcon gasser. I originally tied it into the stock operating handle, which pulls straight back, with no leverage. Haven't been able to set the brake without hauling on it with both hands, and pushing against the floor hard with both feet! Even then it never set well, and the car could roll on a steep incline.
I headed over to the pick n pull this morning, in search of a E brake lever assembly. Found a Ford Aspire E brake that was pretty easy to remove, and sat flat on the floor. I unbolted it, and cut enough of the old brake operating cable to ensure I could mate it to my cables from the 8.8" Ford E brake.
I tried several places to situate it in what would be considered "normal" locations, but none worked well. I finally ended up putting it on the left side of the driver's seat, between the rollbar door bar, and the door. It's easy to reach down left handed to set it, and it's tucked below the rollbar tube, so not snagging my pants on it as I exit the car. Drilled two mounting holes, and a hole for the cable, and bolted it down. Spliced the new E brake cable to the cables on the 8.8" Ford rearend. Adjusted the nut on the end, and then rolled the car down the driveway backwards to see if it stopped. All worked great, and the pull is so much lighter than the factory E brake operator was!
Just need to fab a cover, or sew up a boot to cover the mechanism now, so it looks cleaner.
Damn I Love seeing a roll bar in a car, never had one in my life. I hope to get going soon on my sons Alpine, that will get one.

Brian
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