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Old 06-21-2013, 08:45 PM
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Those all are great looking tri 5 wagons, but I am partial to the '57 gasser wagon!

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Old 06-21-2013, 08:50 PM
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Went to the tire store this morning and had the front tires replaced on the front. The sidewalls were horribly age checked and scary!
Then I went to my buddy's down the street and built the rollbar for his '69 Nova gasser project. We got it all done, and he just needs to shoot paint to finish it. In the near future we're pulling the front suspension, and rear axle to put a straight axle and another Explorer rear axle in it too.
Headed to the oldies but goodies drags tomorrow morning!
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:10 PM
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I got my washer back together with a new tub seal and it works like a charm!


On the truck, did some prep on getting the inside of the door ready for primer and dug thru all my paint and primer to find one go use.

Tomorrow morning it will be done and ready to weld back together.

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Old 06-21-2013, 10:28 PM
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Sitting there watching the Giants game I have decided I won't be priming it tomorrow. This primer is old and thickened up. I am going to throw it away and wait for my epoxy primer to get here. Even if it is on the inside of the door, I am going to put some good stuff there. Goodness knows I have other things to do on the cab, I think I will remove the inner cab panel around the windows. I plan on enlarging the rear window so I will get started on that.


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Bypass Fitting

Maybe I'm in denial, as this bypass fitting is currently the least of my worries ... but it was bothering the perfectionist in me.

I had been using the bypass hose listed as the stock one for my engine, but it didn't work real well with my Air Gap intake. I tried to modify it a bit, then wrapped it in a uni-coil to prevent it from kinking. The result was less than "elegant".

So I searched through several parts catalogs, and did find one with a 45 in the NAPA Temp Control (Everco) catalog. This and a short peice of 3/4" silicone heater hose, and we're good to go!

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Old 06-22-2013, 11:26 AM
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New steering stabilizer

SoCal steering stabilizer on the T-bucket crapped out and I didn't want to replace it with the same thing. It is the same as a VW bug steering stabilizer shock. So I purchased a steering shock online for $42.oo, which is made to fit a '79 Ford Bronco. Made a bracket to weld to the front axle and while I was digging through my assorted treasures came across this old west coast mirror C.B. antenna mount that worked perfect for the tie rod end of the shock. That bracket had been laying around for 18 years. No more shimmy @ 45 to 50 mph.
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Maybe I'm in denial, as this bypass fitting is currently the least of my worries ... but it was bothering the perfectionist in me.

I had been using the bypass hose listed as the stock one for my engine, but it didn't work real well with my Air Gap intake. I tried to modify it a bit, then wrapped it in a uni-coil to prevent it from kinking. The result was less than "elegant".

So I searched through several parts catalogs, and did find one with a 45 in the NAPA Temp Control (Everco) catalog. This and a short peice of 3/4" silicone heater hose, and we're good to go!

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I am the same way : If it don't look good, it can't stay.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:43 PM
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Working on cleaning up after the severe storm last night... Lost a tree in the back yard and washed out part of my driveway. Pics later. We're running on a generator as we lost at 8:30 last night when the wind hit.

I did go to Back to the 50's yesterday and took 128 pics... I'll start a new thread for that. I haven't gotten them up loaded to Photobucket yet. I got pics of gassers, (71BB427) converts (John L) and AD Chev trucks for Brian. He's gonna go nuts when he sees the one with a top chop...
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:54 PM
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SoCal steering stabilizer on the T-bucket crapped out and I didn't want to replace it with the same thing. It is the same as a VW bug steering stabilizer shock. So I purchased a steering shock online for $42.oo, which is made to fit a '79 Ford Bronco. Made a bracket to weld to the front axle and while I was digging through my assorted treasures came across this old west coast mirror C.B. antenna mount that worked perfect for the tie rod end of the shock. That bracket had been laying around for 18 years. No more shimmy @ 45 to 50 mph.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:08 PM
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Working on cleaning up after the severe storm last night... Lost a tree in the back yard and washed out part of my driveway. Pics later. We're running on a generator as we lost at 8:30 last night when the wind hit.

I did go to Back to the 50's yesterday and took 128 pics... I'll start a new thread for that. I haven't gotten them up loaded to Photobucket yet. I got pics of gassers, (71BB427) converts (John L) and AD Chev trucks for Brian. He's gonna go nuts when he sees the one with a top chop...
we knew you were a good man.

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My neighbor and I took our annual trip to the old time drags in Woodburn. And like every year, we filled our tanks to do the annual "what mileage do we get" routine. We went 96 miles with our Austin gassers, and he used 5 gal. for just under 19 mpg with a 350 Chevy 4 brl., and I used 4.4 gal. for just under 22 mpg with my 327 Chevy tunnel rammed twin Holley 450's! Both cars have 3.73 gears, and no overdrive, so we were pretty pleased!
His mileage was exactly what he had last year, but mine improved almost 5 mpg! I added a MSD 6AL box, new 2.02 heads, and a milder cam since last year, so it seems to have really helped. Runs better cruising at 65 mph too! Regular economy cars!
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Chalk up another one for the 327.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:12 PM
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Chalk up another one for the 327.
Thanks David! It just keeps rolling along, and impressing me!
PS-I got the replacement pulley for the Falcon's BBC today too!
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Working on cleaning up after the severe storm last night... Lost a tree in the back yard and washed out part of my driveway. Pics later. We're running on a generator as we lost at 8:30 last night when the wind hit.

I did go to Back to the 50's yesterday and took 128 pics... I'll start a new thread for that. I haven't gotten them up loaded to Photobucket yet. I got pics of gassers, (71BB427) converts (John L) and AD Chev trucks for Brian. He's gonna go nuts when he sees the one with a top chop...
I'm waiting.....whats more important that your crapper is working or I see a chopped truck...huh?


Just kidding, hope all is well with your storm. I don't want to tell you how nice it's been around here.

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I'm waiting.....whats more important that your crapper is working or I see a chopped truck...huh?


Just kidding, hope all is well with your storm. I don't want to tell you how nice it's been around here.

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Yeah, or pics of gassers!
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