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Old 08-18-2013, 09:15 PM
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I love my 419 dollar plasma cutter. It is right up there with sliced bread and secks. Well, you get the idea.

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Hmmm.......I've never tried sliced bread with secks. Does it matter if it's whole wheat or white....

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Old 08-18-2013, 09:38 PM
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Worked on the surf board today..LOL

We don't have a lot of really old surfers here for some reason,
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:30 PM
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Hmmm.......I've never tried sliced bread with secks. Does it matter if it's whole wheat or white....
It really doesn't matter. Either way, the worst I ever had was wonderfull.



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Worked on the surf board today..LOL

We don't have a lot of really old surfers here for some reason,
I think I understand why.

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Old 08-18-2013, 11:06 PM
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So tonight I broke out the jewelers torch and had at it. The re-learning curve is a steep mutha! I haven't welded something like that in 30+ years and haven't gas welded at all in about 20. So I did quite a few tacks before I realized that they were brittle, too much oxygen damn it. But it is shaping up pretty good. Got some lumpies and waves but I'll be able to work them out. It's staying pretty nice actually taking my time and keeping it under control.

My camera has taken a dump so this is as good as it gets.

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:49 AM
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Hmmm.......I've never tried sliced bread with secks. Does it matter if it's whole wheat or white....
REALLY???? Man you gotta try it.fresh baked bread is best.....we call it a sandwich of love....carefull though, too much and theres a chance of a yeast infection....
.nuttin says lovin like bread in the oven...
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:34 AM
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So tonight I broke out the jewelers torch and had at it. The re-learning curve is a steep mutha! I haven't welded something like that in 30+ years and haven't gas welded at all in about 20. So I did quite a few tacks before I realized that they were brittle, too much oxygen damn it. But it is shaping up pretty good. Got some lumpies and waves but I'll be able to work them out. It's staying pretty nice actually taking my time and keeping it under control.

My camera has taken a dump so this is as good as it gets.

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Fantastic! It is good to see it coming together. Please fix the camera though

I know we are selfish but we need to see this......

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Old 08-19-2013, 08:16 AM
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I woke up this morning with a very sick feeling.....I used mig wire as filler rod. Is this going to cause me trouble with those welds? I don't know, is this the reason I found them to be brittle? I felt that when I corrected my flame it was ok, but is it? I need to do some home work on this, yeow! I could hate to have to cut that out, but such is life.

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In talking to my adviser at work I feel ok now about my welds using he MIG wire.
My big issue now is to define my glasses, goggles, hammer and dolly, welding technique. I can not believe how friggin blind I have gotten, HOLY CRAP! I switched from my bifocals to prescription reading glasses to store bought magnification reading glasses back to the bifocals, CRAP. With the bifocals I had to put the goggles down over my nose so I could view it properly! With the store bought I had to get literally 6 inches away! And then I was taking it all off every time to planish the weld. So tonight I am going to try to planish with the goggles on, get a little more light on the subject or something. But man, this is the biggest problem with the gas welding so far.

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Today was a bust as far as the '53 goes. 15 minutes or so making the flange that goes on the LH rocker box that the outer rocker panel connects to.

The weather was absolutely perfect for the Sonic cruise tonight. Barb went with me and that was the icing on the cake. Good night.

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Today was a bust as far as the '53 goes. 15 minutes or so making the flange that goes on the LH rocker box that the outer rocker panel connects to.

The weather was absolutely perfect for the Sonic cruise tonight. Barb went with me and that was the icing on the cake. Good night.

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Hmmmm..... that's strange, Barb was here all night....

Amazing how 2 patient women that put up with US types have the same name too....
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I honestly wonder some times. I am out in the garage making noise and my sweet wife comes out stands there until I see her because I couldn't hear here calling me and tells me my dinner is ready. I am telling you, I am blessed.

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Amen Brian? Those of us who are blessed with good health, loving families, and are able to play with our toys are unbelievably blessed.

Life is good and God's grace is incomprehensible. Every day is a gift.

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Wow, am I beat. Today was a roadster day. I pulled the intake and ran the valves. If I had lay down and turn the engine by hand one more time I believe I would just have to stay on the floor. Flatheads are usually very quiet engines but I had set my valves a little looser than they needed. So I reset them today. Tomorrow I am going to replace the float seat, accelerator pump and set the floats in the WCFB. Then imstall a phenolic spacer under it and block off the heat risers.

This is all based on the assumption I can get out of the bed.

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If all else fails ,Holley makes an EFI , tune it and forget it ,but I am guessing you like carbs,
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If all else fails ,Holley makes an EFI , tune it and forget it ,but I am guessing you like carbs,
I would not be interested in putting EFI on the flathead but I am seriously considering an LM7 or other injected truck engine in the '53 Chevy I don't have the fear of the technology that I had a few years ago. It would be cool to come up with a pick up truck with 5 speed and be able to buy the whole drop out including alt, starter, PS pump, AC compressor, computer, harness etc.

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