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Old 08-20-2013, 07:29 PM
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I can find out what day they will be selling the insurance cars in Marietta ga ,there is an auction every month on the cars that insurance co paid off on and the usually sell for nearly nothing for salvege vehicles ,NO TITLE and can ever get one considered total,,the rebuildable vehicles bring a little more but you would not need the title to do what you want,,a friend bought a 2003 low mileage Silverado for 1500 a couple weeks ago with a 5.3 LS hit hard in rear ,so All running gear is good ,he is putting it in a 52 chevy pu ,engine trans and rear gas tank and interior so he came out good

I think the auction is once a month,i know you are not ready just yet but some thing to keep in the back of your mind

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Old 08-20-2013, 07:33 PM
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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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If you have a particular year(s) in mind, start checking the salvage/rebuilder yards for one that has been hit in the rear or side and totalled. You can pick up a complete vehicle for about the same as a drop out drivetrain from a wrecking yard. A 5 speed isn't going to be easy to find and probably only in a base or "work" truck.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:18 PM
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If you have a particular year(s) in mind, start checking the salvage/rebuilder yards for one that has been hit in the rear or side and totalled. You can pick up a complete vehicle for about the same as a drop out drivetrain from a wrecking yard. A 5 speed isn't going to be easy to find and probably only in a base or "work" truck.


To find a 5 speed it might be easier to pick up a Camaro or GTO as lots came with 5 or 6 speed / My Camaro has a 6 speed I enjoy driving it .
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:22 PM
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To find a 5 speed it might be easier to pick up a Camaro or GTO as lots came with 5 or 6 speed / My Camaro has a 6 speed I enjoy driving it .
From what I have seen the Camaros have the shifter way further back than the 1/2 ton trucks. It is still premature but down the road I may be asking you guys where to look.

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Old 08-20-2013, 08:31 PM
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From what I have seen the Camaros have the shifter way further back than the 1/2 ton trucks. It is still premature but down the road I may be asking you guys where to look.

John

I think the reason the shifter sits back is the engine sit way back also ,on my Camaro what would be the distributor if it had one would sit 16 to 18 inches back under fire wall, I also have a 89 Silverado with a 5.7 and a 5 speed I was thinking it might set a little to far forward ,would be hard to tell ,down the road when you need I will measure it for you or you are welcome to measure both and see if it is what you need.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:36 PM
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I think the reason the shifter sits back is the engine sit way back also ,on my Camaro what would be the distributor if it had one would sit 16 to 18 inches back under fire wall, I also have a 89 Silverado with a 5.7 and a 5 speed I was thinking it might set a little to far forward ,would be hard to tell ,down the road when you need I will measure it for you or you are welcome to measure both and see if it is what you need.
Any chance you are planning to total the Silverado in the next year or so?

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I did a couple last minute checks on the Falcon before the drags this weekend. First time down the strip, and it's the annual Billetproof Hotrod Eruption Drags at Toutle, Wa., so a great event to have it's first run! After that I washed up the Austin for Beaches Wed. night, as it's not been cleaned since the road trip up the Gorge a couple weeks ago. We're camping out at the track Sat. night, and sleeping in the back of my Suburban. Should be test and tune Sat., and runs all day Sunday.
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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.

John
Bummer is I HAVE to get out of bed, darn this making a living crap gets in the way of everything. I worked 11 hours today as we are short handed and I am BUSHED. After waking in the middle of the night for no good reason and not being able to get back to sleep for a few hours that is NOT what I needed. No garage tonight.

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The old man is on vacation and it's just me on the body side for this week. 100+ the last two days and what fricken boils my blood is the laziness and lack of respect for the job from the new painter. One of those guys where you better just forget about all the good things in that first month and judge him by his actions after the honeymoon, cause he's getting lazier and lazier. I must have went to the paint dept 4-5 times today and each time the painter was sitting behind a car texting. Every time I looked out our bay over to his he was either not to be seen or was sitting on his arse texting. The old man said the same thing. It's irritating going to work putting in your best efforts when you have people like this on your team.

Other than that, The Judge is coming along nice but the car owners are sharkies and trying to get over on us. Told us a car was blasted and epoxied...maybe, but how long ago??? We had to re-strip the whole car and we warned him of the cost of doing an endura bumper so he says he had it done for $500. We sent it back and came back with the cracks just sanded out and sand in the cracks. They never even blew it off to realize they were still there. All they did was mud it and add a cheap primer trying to tell us to use a flexible primer. SMH. So we stripped it with 180 and gave it back to them again. I guess they never said a word to us this last time, just picked up the bumper and dropped off a center brace. Instead of crying and trying to restore a car just to sell they should be happy cause I took care of the biggest rust concern for FREE but you can never satisfy those types. They're just out to get it better than the best but paying as least as possible. I warned them about these guys early on.

Been also fixing some dents at work. Yesterday I fixed the quarter on a PT cruiser and the focus was on the body line. You can have it less perfect elsewhere but you better work out that body line good cause you don't want to keep spreading near/on a line cause it's a tedious area. So I was spreading around it sort of after ensuring there was definitive areas that would poke thru the filler being level and not having to recreate it with bondo. Both quarters worked well and you can never tell. I'll get up some pics by fri.

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Old 08-21-2013, 08:09 PM
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Spent today going through the WCFB carb on the 36 roadster. I also put a couple of 1972 pennies in the heat risers. While I had it apart I polished the aluminum and cleaned the motor up. Got it together tonight and drove it around the block so I am good to go for the Cleveland Cruise In Saturday.

It has been a good day but boy, I am beat.

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Old 08-21-2013, 08:52 PM
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Spent today going through the WCFB carb on the 36 roadster. I also put a couple of 1972 pennies in the heat risers. While I had it apart I polished the aluminum and cleaned the motor up. Got it together tonight and drove it around the block so I am good to go for the Cleveland Cruise In Saturday.

It has been a good day but boy, I am beat.

John

Good for you John,i never had any doubts
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yesterday and today I stripped the front and backs of the L/R doors on the GTO Judge, rust morted the back sides and finished mudding the top on one door. Looks like tomorrow I'll be done and the only major thing left is the Endura bumper. We had the sharks pick it up but they dropped it off again this morning and wanted us to mock it up first...whatever that means. I take it they know somewhere on the side is gonna get shaved down, revealing their crap work and cracks left behind. They basically tried to hide a bunch of crap under primer before on this bumper. SMH My boss doesn't even want to give it back now. He says just fix it since these cheap skates have gotten away with so much already. No need to let the bumper fail cause some scammers are too cheap to fix it right, when we've fixed all the surface rust for free. Now nothing will fail (fingers crossed).
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Again a long day at work that kicked my butt. So my hot rod fun was watching a great DVD on sheetmetal fabrication. I did a little review of it that is posted in body forum. Yep, this was well worth watching.

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We need to see this "work"....
Doesn't do them justice....the game shots are the good ones. I'll post a few of those when the season starts
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'66 Mopar owner finally brought the car so I could install the engine trans , convertor and posi rear!! About time this thing is a Rat Rod !!! Or as I would say it's going to be a STREET SLEEPER! 383 block (397 cu inch) forged steel crank, BIG purple cam, balanced reciprocating assembly, 906 heads, forged pistons, 10.5/1 compression, 850 cfm reworked Holley, Mopar ram intake, Hooker 2 inch primary long tube tuned competition 3 1/2 inch collector headers, 3000 stall, 410 posi, etc, cramped in a rusty, dent ridden ugly body with a ragged hole cut in the hood for the air cleaner and nice rims!!!! LOL Customers finishing the rest himself in real RAT ROD fashion (functional but not quite finnished LOL)

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