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Old 02-27-2012, 02:29 PM
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A week ago the power co stopped by and told us they needed to change the pole and transformers because it failed some kind of inspection.
believe it or not ,sunday I went to the shop and started hand sanding, straightening out a hood,made a pot of coffee went to get some coffee about 20 min later and NO COFFEE funny how used we are to all the little things electricity gives us besides lights...
no coffee - means i curl up in a ball and cry

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A few days ago while doing a once over cleanup I found some nerf bars for the front of my '31 that I had forgotten - and installed them today. It took me all of one very ruined 3/16" drill bit even with a coolant and oil to remind me that stainless is tough to drill, worse with a dull bit. Did a Drill Doctor sharpening on the replacement plus the two larger sizes (3/8 & 1/2) I used, no further troubles. I'll eventually post a photo of this minor change.

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I spent most of the day cleaning the shop, moved a couple of cars around to make some room for a little repair project coming in on Wed ,on a 41 Ford P/u that Speedy Bill Smith ( of Speedway Motors fame, )built and drove,,
A friend bought it at auction, I'll post some pictures as soon a s it gets here
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Again, another five minutes, well, about 45. I just got a few things bolted on and some things found going thru parts. I have to tell you, I may not be getting a whole lot done but I am thrilled that SOMETHING is getting done!

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These are the nerfs I said in post 512 above I installed:



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looks good^^^^^^did you have a tube across the front before?
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I have always loved nerf bars, those look very cool on there.

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Didn't have a thing in the front. I bought these during early construction of the car and just plain "lost 'em" mentally as well as physically. They 'appeared' during a rearrangement of my shop.

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Didn't have a thing in the front. I bought these during early construction of the car and just plain "lost 'em" mentally as well as physically. They 'appeared' during a rearrangement of my shop.

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[QUOTE=Irelands child]These are the nerfs I said in post 512 above I installed:
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They look great! I made mine out of rod, but they aren't nice a shiny, just painted with Hammerite. Might get mine chromed some day if I feel rich!
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Ever since I put the new cam in I've basically had almost no brakes! They felt like typical power brakes do when the engine is off. I was afraid the new cam might be too long a duration and create a low vacuum situation, and it did. I tried a vacuum reservoir, but that didn't help.
So today I decided to do something about it. I pulled the Subaru master and removed the power booster. Then I gutted the booster to get the adjustable rod off the back, and the round tipped rod to the master off the front.
I was going to bolt the master to the firewall, but the master and pedal assembly have different patterns on each side of the booster, plus I'd have to rework the brake lines to get them to fit again. Instead I went to the metal yard and got a piece of heavy wall 5"x5" box tubing and cut a couple inches out of the middle of it. After that I welded it back together and made a template for each side to match the firewall and master cylinder. Used a hole saw to open a large hole in the center on each side, then cut the bottom edge at an angle to make better clearance for pulling the valve covers. Once I had things mocked up I measured the distance on the rod and welded a section in the middle to make up what I lost with the power booster gone. This keeps the adjustable rod for pedal height, which is always a good thing to have.
A little paint and some stainless steel hardware and it's back in place. Brakes work great as a manual system, and the pedal ratio is 6 to 1 so shouldn't have to exert a bunch of pressure to lock things up in a panic stop!

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Dave nice bars I considered some myself look great what sort of front end is it you have there?? is it TCI?
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Dave nice bars I considered some myself look great what sort of front end is it you have there?? is it TCI?
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The entire chassis is a TCI Stage 3, my retirement 'present' to myself.

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Built a little cover for the top of my new master cylinder bracket to clean it up. Still need to polish it up a bit.
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Got a couple of hood snout panels taking shape.




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