|Yesterday 11:57 PM|
No Henry, I am just modifying them.
|Yesterday 11:29 PM|
I was frugal today. I was wondering what I would use to couple the 1/2 round bar pedal linkage to each end. I had a couple a light weight heims but ditched that idea for something simplier and frugal.
I dug in the scrap box again and came out with two pieces of 1/8 steel plate each about 3 inches by 4 inches. I drilled a hole in one end of each and rounded the corners. Next I will cut a 1/8" slot about a inch deep in the end of the 1/2" rod. I will slide the plate into the slot and weld it. I will be able to set the bar attachment position on the pedals to ensure enough travel.
Back to the scrap bin tomorrow for a couple of more pieces of plate to do the other ends.
No photos today I left the phone in the house.
|Yesterday 10:17 PM|
you fab those fenders up?
I didn't do much today but finally edited a video of an old job I helped on. I can't wait to edit a metal fab one once my bike is done. Anywho, here's the video
|Yesterday 10:10 PM|
I got the front fender trimmed down to more closely match the rear on my brothers fenders.
|Yesterday 06:00 PM|
We need to change the name of this thread. Between making our own headers, using junk frame for shrinker/stretcher stand, and making lowering blocks out of scrap steel we are all pretty frugal. How about "What did you do frugal today!"
They say everyone lives on a bidget. Some are just tighter than others.
I finished my lowering blocks this afternoon and also tested a '56 Buick fuel gauge for a friend. He was pleased to find it was good. Just needs a sender.
|Yesterday 01:42 PM|
You noticed on each stand the device mounted can be removed with 2 bolts, this allows for utility as I can bolt anything to the stands.
Thanks for the compliments!!
|Yesterday 12:06 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
I unloaded it from the truck last week too...
|Yesterday 11:59 AM|
|Too Many Projects||
I am actually looking at this set
Not really wanting to build my own, especially from scratch, but $7-900 for built headers isn't going to happen... I have a question about these on a 348-409 site to see if anyone has insight on the show cars set.
|Yesterday 11:26 AM|
Chevrolet 348-409 Exhaust Flange - Hells Gate Hot Rods
|Yesterday 11:10 AM|
|Too Many Projects||
I had a guy interested in my '62 Impala SS a week ago, but he decided he didn't want it, so the 409 will get dropped in there this summer. The big hangup with that is exhaust...HOLLY CRAP they want a fortune for headers or large bore manifolds !!!
|Yesterday 10:38 AM|
|02-24-2017 09:51 PM|
Tell us more on the 348/409, so cool.
|02-24-2017 09:30 PM|
started on this after lunch. Still waiting for the glass guy but I can work around it for now.
this is how it looks like when you use a mini belt sander to grind the welds. Way better than using a cut off wheel. They prep for welds really nicely too with the fiber belt. Just a nice rectangle of bare metal. For plug welds I use a mini blaster but around the hole or for spot welding nothing is cleaner than a mini belt sander.
|02-24-2017 08:10 PM|
|rdobbs77||Other than work today, been talking to a good friend online off and on for a few hours about a vacuum adaptor to only be used for a vacuum gauge and drilling and tapping into my carb spacer to place it there (edit: since i don't have such a port on carb or intake). One of those small things i missed the ball on when i built the motor.|
|02-24-2017 05:34 PM|
I thought I was going to wrap up the shrink stretch stand today but My eyes move faster than the body can keep up.
I got a lot done and just have to finish up the pedal linkage and make a pedal pad. All in all I am pleased with it so far. I like the fact this thing is kinda heavy and that helps keep things steady.
One un foreseen problem was the fact I picked up a couple of shackles to weld to the machine arms and when I broke them open I realized they were stainless. I can not do stainless so another trip back to the store tomorrow.
Here are a couple of pictures showing where I am.
Pic 1 This is where the stand is at the moment. I have springs to hold up the pedals when finished.
Pic 2 A few pedal details
pic 3 Some assembly required
pic 4 top rod and attachment.
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