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10-29-2014 05:49 AM
Too Many Projects Chrome Heavy Duty Fog Light Brackets

I used a hollow threaded stem to mount the lights so the wires come down thru the stem. If you get lights that the wires come out the body, you wouldn't need to do that.

10-29-2014 05:07 AM
matts37chev
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I have mine mounted on the front bumper brackets. Not a fan of them hanging off the headlight either. I have looked at the headlights with turn signals integrated but don't like that no one will see them with the headlights on. We have enough of that on late model cars with the signal right next to the headlight. I find them very difficult to see.



What are those lights mounted on?
Is that a fog light mounting bracket?
10-28-2014 07:30 AM
Trophyman I hated the fender grills that the 39's had, so I cut and filled that, then added flush fit LED's. I also put a flush fit 3rd brake light in.
10-28-2014 05:56 AM
Too Many Projects I have mine mounted on the front bumper brackets. Not a fan of them hanging off the headlight either. I have looked at the headlights with turn signals integrated but don't like that no one will see them with the headlights on. We have enough of that on late model cars with the signal right next to the headlight. I find them very difficult to see.



10-28-2014 05:25 AM
matts37chev What is everyone using for front turn signals?
Are you happy with it?
What would you use/do differently if you are not happy?

My 38 has those square marker/turn signals mounted under the headlight buckets, that everyone used in late 80s.
I really don't like them, and have been looking for, and thinking about, what alternatives I have.

I kind of like the looks of the ones with the led turn signals built into the headlight bulb.
but I don't know anything about them.

Any input?

10-24-2014 09:37 PM
matts37chev you gotta love the 30s, that should be a good looking car when you get to working on it
10-24-2014 06:50 PM
Maximus924 Great progress, chassis looks awesome and the firewall looks great as well.
I have a '39 project of my own that is going to be on the back burner for probably 6 years or so while I work through the line of projects ahead of it. I spent about 3 years off and on looking for a chassis (didn't have a one) and finally found one and snagged it up, so at least when i get to it I have a starting point lol.

here is my tired body, i have a ton of other parts but this is all worth showing at the moment! lol.


Keep up the good work! the lines on the 30's cars were some of the best ever designed!
10-19-2014 09:31 AM
Too Many Projects
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something on the front of the engine makes this terrible growling noise on occasion, and it doesn't seem to be the water pump, alt, or p/s pump.
I need to learn more about roller cam motors,
( i am way behind, and old school in that dept.)
because i am wondering if the cam is walking into the timing cover.
is that possible? Should this motor have a cam button?
The cam is held in place by a retainer plate.

I would suspect the alt bearings, if the noise is a growl. With the engine running, put a long screw driver to your ear and touch the alt housing. You will hear if there is a rough bearing. You can remove the belt and spin it by hand too, if you don't like having the engine running, but the noise may not be as pronounced.
10-19-2014 08:43 AM
matts37chev
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Should be a factory roller block...no worries about zddp in the oil...
something on the front of the engine makes this terrible growling noise on occasion, and it doesn't seem to be the water pump, alt, or p/s pump.
I need to learn more about roller cam motors,
( i am way behind, and old school in that dept.)
because i am wondering if the cam is walking into the timing cover.
is that possible? Should this motor have a cam button?
10-19-2014 08:30 AM
Trophyman Well, you've got half the battle won with your attitude. I have an old 70 Olds station wagon. I've had offers to buy it but it's a nice driver for me. Got nice paint (nothing special) but I don't get all out of shape if someone gets too close to it. IT'S A DRIVER!!

Your 38 is going to be on hellova nice driver!!
10-19-2014 06:40 AM
matts37chev
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Matt,
Not bad!! You don't have much to do, how does the chassis look? I know you said it had a Morrison under it. How old is the build?

Mine just got painted. Still have to color sand, and re-clear again. Then cut and buff to finish. Moving right along.
Yours is looking great, nice work.^^^

I think my new 38 was originally built about 20 years ago.
Then redone with the Art Morrison chassis about 10 years ago.
(According to the receipts)

It has seen lots of miles since then.
it looks great in pics, and blasting down the road.
but it's pretty rough and worn.
It needs lots of stuff freshened up and some tinkering, but it's a good start.
it's going to be a driver, so I don't mine that it's not super nice.
that way no feelings get hurt when you get a scratch or something happens to it
10-18-2014 07:49 PM
Too Many Projects
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looks to be Jan. 07 1988
Should be a factory roller block...no worries about zddp in the oil...

Car looks good in the pics. I would route the heater hoses into a manifold at the firewall to clean that up and provide a seal.
10-18-2014 09:32 AM
Trophyman Matt,
Not bad!! You don't have much to do, how does the chassis look? I know you said it had a Morrison under it. How old is the build?

Mine just got painted. Still have to color sand, and re-clear again. Then cut and buff to finish. Moving right along.
10-17-2014 06:32 PM
matts37chev I finally got around to taking some pics of the 38 as I was poking around trying to figure out what engine it has.
10-17-2014 05:50 PM
matts37chev
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i finally roughly figured out what engine is in my 38

14093638

87-95 350 Car & Truck 2 & 4-bolt Passenger stick 1-piece seal
looks to be Jan. 07 1988
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