|10-04-2005 10:37 AM|
I can see a bunch of gearheads that would proudly display clocks like that on the walls of thier garage or rumpus room ... if they can get it approved by the war dept.
My ex-boss started a collection of engine parts that had suffered "catastrophic failures" and had them cleaned up, bronzed, and mounted on oak plaques as "trophys" ... which he gave to staff as awards for years of service etc. Neat idea, I thought.
When I first started out in parts, a fellow partsman and I had come up with the idea to paint a dipstick with gold rattle-can paint. We presented it as "The Golden Dipstick" to the mechanic of the month in our repair shop.
|10-04-2005 07:50 AM|
I found this thing under our barn when we moved into our house. Its been sitting out back for at least 2 years since we moved here. It was a little bit rusty, but I polished it up all purdy and mated it with a clock. This one is definitly going on ebay. Just because owning a clock that says ford on it would upset the chevy gods.
|10-03-2005 07:51 AM|
Thanks guys, Im gonna put this one up on ebay later today. If your interested PM me.
I haven't had the chance to make another one, Ill post a new one out of an old Ford baby moon hubcap that I found and polished up.
|10-01-2005 01:25 AM|
|RCastle||Pretty cool.May have to barter with you.|
|10-01-2005 12:09 AM|
|09-30-2005 09:36 PM|
|grouch||I like the 2nd one better even though the hands are harder to see in the picture. Are those holes near the center suitable for marking the hours?|
|09-30-2005 10:12 AM|
Just finished my second one. This time its flat black with a silver metallic bowtie. Im going to sell this one on ebay this time. So be sure to watch for it in the next few days.
I have a couple more ideas for some really cool stuff next. One of them is gonna be a clock, that will be more of an old classic look that ya'll might like better. The other is gonna be a motorized wall decoration.
|09-29-2005 02:06 PM|
|BooWFO||Cool I like it.|
|09-29-2005 01:09 PM|
|Camarofiend73||That is sweeet! I was thinking about doing the same thing with a Top Fuel clutch disc that was signed by Cory Mac back in '98.|
|09-29-2005 07:52 AM|
Thanks guys, yeah yeah sorry about the mixup it is a flexplate. It just seems everywhere I go someone calls it the flywheel. oh well, It might actually be better to get a "real" flywheel and polish it up and turn it into a clock. I have another flexplate like it that isnt cracked that I probably wont use for the engine that I could turn into another clock. Ya'll think I should sell one on ebay? And because its so heavy like poncho said, I haven't hung up it yet because I can't find a place for it.
|09-28-2005 11:06 PM|
|09-28-2005 08:06 PM|
|09-28-2005 07:07 PM|
|poncho62||You are gonna need more than a regular anchor to hang it on the wall.......probably weights 10 pounds|
|09-28-2005 03:03 PM|
Very cool, that is a "flex plate", not a "flywheel" which is from a manual trans though. Some burnt and cracked aluminum flywheel would be really cool.
I had a fool wheel cover and a clock I was going to "mate" but never got around to it.
Those clocks could be put in all kinds of things.
|09-28-2005 02:48 PM|
|Henry Highrise||Its about time somebody figured out something to do with those old flywheels! Good job!|
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