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Old 06-06-2013, 07:32 PM
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Plugged away on Rusty today. Was pleased to see how solid the A pillar was but I had to trim it almost to the lower hinge. There is a box structure inside it that must have saved it. I will have to rebuild the box too though.

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What I've been working on this morning and for the last 3 &#@%$#@ weeks is getting the new 2bbl and electric choke kit installed on the '62 Fairlane, plus fabricating a return spring bracket and, even tho I can crank it, the freaking idle is always too fast and I'm about ready to set fire to the S.O.B.

No matter what I have done, I still get the fast idle and when I back the cold idle screw off, it dies.

Maybe I should take up quilting or Whoreteeculture
Not trying to run your business .it sounds like you have a bad vacumn leak ,intake gasket carb gasket .or simple as a vacumn hose cracked or off.
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Yea it is a ZZ4 Fat man ,Pete & Jake ,Imported leather,, but that is what SHE wanted,pro built and paint don't match ,now the guys have to fix mistakes ,,sound familiar.
Hmmm where have I heard that before
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a couple tear downs including the huge ford van I'm doing a uni side on. Being in a hot van scraping out butyl tape from the side glass (joy x3) is exciting stuff. not sure about your technique with butyl tape but when it gets all stretchy and taffy like I just spin my scraper tool to collect it and huff and puff about it being on my tool later. Anywho, the floor and braces are all good but a corner of the outer wheel house needs to be pushed out and a vertical brace needs to be swapped out. I thought this was a train wreck but it just looks deceiving. when I really got a good look at it today it won't be that much of a task, plus we're not getting a saw zawed side with a million spot welds to cut out. So this van had some dead roses in it and a wrapped up towel that was taped together. The office guy saw me holding it as I was clearing the back to take out the carpet and he asked me what I was doing with the dead man's pillow. It's a van that hauls dead bodies-yuk! Tomorrow the aftermarket GR blah blah porsche bumper goes back on so I'll have pics of that tomorrow. It was a nightmare to get right and one of those bumpers where you better handle 4-5 issues each time you take the bumper off or you will cause issues by mocking it up too many times.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:24 AM
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Henry, one of the tricks to butyl tape removal is to stick it to it's self. It is a pain in the butt no matter how you look at it. But if you pull off some and using that lump of butyl stick to the next piece and it will often pull off then just keep moving. It is tedious but I have found it to make more sense than any other way of removal.

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Plugged away on Rusty today. Was pleased to see how solid the A pillar was but I had to trim it almost to the lower hinge. There is a box structure inside it that must have saved it. I will have to rebuild the box too though.

John

One piece at a time, you could rebuild the Titanic if you wanted, just one piece at a time! You are doing fine John!

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Holy cow, some earth shattering stuff tonight! I actually worked for the very first time on my truck in 15 years. I found the rear cab mount fixed nuts out in the cab and ran a tap thru the threads and found a few bolts to bolt them in, WHOO HOOO. It may not seem like much but it was a blast for me to do anything on that truck. I have been working very hard at work, put in 11 hours "today" (now that it's 3:30 in the morning this was yesterday) and I pushed myself to go out for my five minutes and I was happy to get this done. But then I couldn't stop and I got a bunch done out in my wrecking yard too to straighten up my project parts, all is good in MARTINSR land....well except being up at 3am unable to sleep!

I love working on the old stuff, FORGET reproduction parts! I loath using repro parts I love the history of the original stuff. Like these fuses, how cool is that to put these fuses in your vintage car?

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Old 06-07-2013, 01:42 PM
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Yea it is a ZZ4 Fat man ,Pete & Jake ,Imported leather,, but that is what SHE wanted,pro built and paint don't match ,now the guys have to fix mistakes ,,sound familiar.

I should have said ,the guys in the shop have to fix ,,some one else mistake.
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Henry, one of the tricks to butyl tape removal is to stick it to it's self. It is a pain in the butt no matter how you look at it. But if you pull off some and using that lump of butyl stick to the next piece and it will often pull off then just keep moving. It is tedious but I have found it to make more sense than any other way of removal.

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yeah, I do that afterwards when cleaning it up. I was talking about when you're slicing into it and pull the tool out and it stretches and is ready to droop everywhere.
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Brian ,I don't know if you want to sell the fuses.but there was a show on tv called Lowrider or lowriddin .but the man who hosted the show buys old mostly Chevrolet items ,he pays rediculious prices he paid 500 for an ash tray for a 48 chevy .(in the box )makes a big differene in price like yours..my guess he probably has a web site.
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I sandblasted the brackets and spacers I ordered, ready for a coat of POR. I know, I know, what am I thinking using the POR, but these are for my truck and I don't really care. Just swapping over to serpentine and some vintage air. I hit them on one side today. Just got to flip them over and hit the other side in the morning.

Donor brackets, pulleys and water pump I blasted and painted last weekend.
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Went with a buddy today to pick n pull to get him a 8.8" Explorer 3.73 LS for his '69 Nova gasser project. We got one pulled pretty quickly, and then found a pair of nice old buckets to also pull. Stopped and got a battery for my Falcon, and mounted the box in the trunk. Didn't get anything else done, and headed to the local burger barn cruise tonight.
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Welcome back Pugs. Missed ya buddy,

Welllll. I didn't ever make it to the basement. Took Barb to the Doctor and on the way the complete dash on my GM van died. everything just froze in time. The A/C also went hot. This car has the deluxe computerized dash too. When we got home I spent an hour surfing the web looking for possible answers, After all that I checked the owners manual for a fuse for the ICU.

My heart jumped for joy when I saw that fuse number 8 was instrument/AC. One fuse equals cold air and gauges.

Since I saved us so much money it seemed only right and fitting that I go buy a Plasma Cutter. Whaa Hooo as Brian would say. It should be here Wednesday or Thursday.
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Good for you John,,That is one of the best investments I have made I had a snap on 110v but when I started building and selling utility $ car trailors I traded up to a 220 v snap on ,,an overkill ,wish I had my 110 back you can use it anywhere.

just a note it is made by Century ,Sears and many others sell the same machine even sane part number Much Much cheaper
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I bought an import but it is 50amp and rated to cut 1/2 inch. Imwill never need more than 1/4. There were 135 review and something like 115 were 5 star so hopefully it will do the job. Lordy, Lordy, All it nas to do is cut rust.

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