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05-26-2015 07:37 PM
Too Many Projects Looks like an early Lokar.

I bought one similar in black for the '38 but haven't installed it.
05-26-2015 07:23 PM
matts37chev I have no idea what brand it is.
Seems to be pretty good.
It's chrome steel.
I even pulled back the carpet a little

05-26-2015 07:03 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
matt any chance of a better photo of your throttle pedal assembly.where did u purchase the rev counter .how cheap is cheap
This pedal is out of a mid 80's S10. I have a Lokar cable to the carb.

05-26-2015 06:34 PM
matts37chev My 38 needed lots of work when I bought it.
(And it still does, but I have been chipping away at it)
But one of the things that kinda bothered me was that the oil and water gauges didn't work.
It kinda made me wonder why, I would sometimes think, "was somebody possibly hiding something"
So as part of the process of trying to chase down the problem with all the gauges, I decided to just start from scratch.
So i ordered new sending units for the oil and water.
Today I installed the new oil sending unit, and what do ya know, the gauge works now.
It popped right up to 60 psi when I started it.
That was a good feeling.
But now for the drum roll on what the oil pressure will be next time I drive it, and get it hood and warm.
05-26-2015 05:21 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
thanks matt.

this morning i started working on the steering wheel resto.cut up a bracket to hold the wheel while im working on it.got it welded up.

the steering column is in primer now.tidied it up a little and put a rubber gromet in the hole where the horn wire comes out and thinking of a grease nipple where the bearing is in the bottom of the column.

my upholsterer is gone on a weeks holidays and will commence the seat next week.got some black vinyl last week and some foam.

gauges arrived back from the states yesterday after a rebuild.off to collect them .the panel with the cutouts was the solid panel till i cut it.over n out
I like the work bench steering column.
Could come in handy for holding other things also, when you are done with the wheel.
05-26-2015 05:12 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
matt any chance of a better photo of your throttle pedal assembly.where did u purchase the rev counter .how cheap is cheap
I bought the tach at the local parts store, but here is the same one for less than I paid
I had to cut and reweld a new tab on the mounting bracket, to put it where I did.
The throttle pedal was in the car when I got it.
I will see if i have a better pic, I don't know what brand it is.
05-26-2015 12:21 AM
nunattax
throttle pedal

matt any chance of a better photo of your throttle pedal assembly.where did u purchase the rev counter .how cheap is cheap
05-25-2015 07:33 PM
matts37chev Spent most of the day working on my sons nissan, but.....
I did get my new cheapie tach mounted.
Now I just need to run a few wires, and I will have RPMs

05-25-2015 08:51 AM
nunattax
panel

thanks matt.the pieces i tapped i made from 3mm mild steel.the others were made from 2mm aluminum .i would have liked 3mm but the guy i get the offcuts was closed sat after dinner and i couldnt wait till mon morning till he opened again.the panel is 3 layers of 2mm stacked on top of one another.i cut the holes on the bottom panel so i wouldnt have to use as much adhesive.i might put a small rivet in it yet.

this morning i started working on the steering wheel resto.cut up a bracket to hold the wheel while im working on it.got it welded up.

the steering column is in primer now.tidied it up a little and put a rubber gromet in the hole where the horn wire comes out and thinking of a grease nipple where the bearing is in the bottom of the column.

my upholsterer is gone on a weeks holidays and will commence the seat next week.got some black vinyl last week and some foam.

gauges arrived back from the states yesterday after a rebuild.off to collect them .the panel with the cutouts was the solid panel till i cut it.over n out
05-25-2015 06:54 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
this panel ate up a lot of time,but ive started so ill finish
made up these two strips which i bonded with seam sealer to the underside of the grill drilled and tapped them so there is no fiddleing about with nuts and bolts now;
That will make your life a lot easier in the long run.
You do some very nice work, and that always takes longer than you think it should.

Are you using the solid panel, not the one with the cut outs, now that you made the strips?
05-25-2015 03:16 AM
nunattax
radiator panel

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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
did some work to the rad panel.in primer so far .what is the normal gap between the grill and the hinge mine is about 5/16 with no shims at the moment
this panel ate up a lot of time,but ive started so ill finish
made up these two strips which i bonded with seam sealer to the underside of the grill drilled and tapped them so there is no fiddleing about with nuts and bolts now;
05-24-2015 10:24 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
did some work to the rad panel.in primer so far .what is the normal gap between the grill and the hinge mine is about 5/16 with no shims at the moment
i will try and look/measure it, in the morning
05-24-2015 02:29 PM
nunattax
rad panel

did some work to the rad panel.in primer so far .what is the normal gap between the grill and the hinge mine is about 5/16 with no shims at the moment
05-24-2015 06:18 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Hey can you take a side view pic of the whole car with the new wheels on it? I would like to see a before and after comparison.
You were going to get one no matter what.
The taller front tires probably won't get here and mounted, until the end of next week.
05-24-2015 05:26 AM
Leakie Hey can you take a side view pic of the whole car with the new wheels on it? I would like to see a before and after comparison.
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