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Old 03-11-2012, 09:09 AM
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Are you like me and when something goes like that all you can think of is the time it has freed up for another project?

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:15 AM
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I was looking for a way to get linkage from my stock 49 chevy p/u shifter arm to the 700r4 yesterday and while walking through the junk yard I found it. I came across a toronado and noticed the shifter cable! I wish I had brought more tools with me so I could grab the brackets as well but I'll fab those so no biggy. There was a 55 caddy in there too!
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:33 AM
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I had a simple rod going from my original shifter in my 1948 Chevy truck going to the TH400, can't see why you can't do the same.

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:45 AM
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I had a simple rod going from my original shifter in my 1948 Chevy truck going to the TH400, can't see why you can't do the same.

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Hi Brian, I could but I wanted it to be different and have a little "cool" appeal.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:15 PM
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Hi Brian, I could but I wanted it to be different and have a little "cool" appeal.

Can't argue with "cool appeal" logic.

Well, I got the two stripped lug nuts off in about three minutes. I guess my brother in law's mechanic has a $10,000.00 per hour labour rate.

Got the front and rear pads and rotors changed on his Magnum.
Knocking on the rotor loosened up some rust inside the front passenger side hub and it fell into the bearings. Had to take it all apart, wash it out, pack it with grease and good to go.

No hot rod work done today either.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:06 PM
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Are you like me and when something goes like that all you can think of is the time it has freed up for another project?

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I have a 47 international also that is unfinished, but my wife and I went for a ride over in ohio and found a yard full of oldies. we are going back on a week day an talk to the man who is selling it all. I'll try to get pics.
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Thursday, I drove my freshly done 66 Elky to an alignment shop.
Had to stop halfway there and disconnect the speedometer.
Thing was just howling.

Friday----pick car up from alignment shop and drove back to the body shop.
When I dropped my car off on Thursday, the shop owner sent me back to the body shop in a customer's Merc--(one of his guys backed into it), so I could retrieve my pickup and go back to work. Picking up the Elky on Friday, the body shop owner called me and asked if I had left yet----he was bringing the repaired Merc back and needed a ride back to the body shop.

Anyway---nice quiet ride--car ran great--and virtually dead silent at cruise.

Saturday---geared up to remove the dash in the 66 again to replace that speedo-----now the car won't start-----have no clue at this point as it had been fine for over 2 months without a battery drain.
Dropped dash----called it a day

Sunday-----back to the hospital to get the strings holding my finger together removed----------still sore (remember the previous incident with the jack stands?). Finger doing well , but I am still a bit hampered by it.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:46 PM
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Sounds awesome Bryan, "Dead silent at cruise" I have to laugh because my Rambler is everything but dead silent anytime.

I spent just about the whole day out in the garage, you'd thought I would be done with it but all I can remember doing is polishing the windshield mouldings and installing them, detailing the rocker mouldings and installing them and installing the mirror on the door. Geeeez it seems like I should have gotten more done. I am still happy as a clam, it's getting closer and closer. When I was a young buck I would have marathoned it for the next couple of weeks and have it completely done for the Goodguys in Pleasanton. Now, I'll just drive my Rambler.

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I am still working on rototillers
but I am at least putting one back together now, instead of taking them apart
I got all the seals replaced on the one tiller
and the mounting housing and pulleys switched on the engines
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:56 PM
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Matt, you are going to swap out all those levers for Billit right?

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:17 PM
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Matt, you are going to swap out all those levers for Billit right?

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they have a custom exhaust and that is the only modifications that can be done, due to restrictions/requirements for the class she is tilling in
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:34 PM
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LOLOLOLOLOL, no really, LOLOLOLOLOL

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Sounds awesome Bryan, "Dead silent at cruise" I have to laugh because my Rambler is everything but dead silent anytime.

I spent just about the whole day out in the garage, you'd thought I would be done with it but all I can remember doing is polishing the windshield mouldings and installing them, detailing the rocker mouldings and installing them and installing the mirror on the door. Geeeez it seems like I should have gotten more done. I am still happy as a clam, it's getting closer and closer. When I was a young buck I would have marathoned it for the next couple of weeks and have it completely done for the Goodguys in Pleasanton. Now, I'll just drive my Rambler.

Brian
I don't know why we call them last minute details when their more like last hour details. All those little things take forever, and course we're never really done anyways. I am trying to get my 49 ready to drive to Pleasanton this month. Better than my caravan
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I don't know why we call them last minute details when their more like last hour details. All those little things take forever, and course we're never really done anyways. I am trying to get my 49 ready to drive to Pleasanton this month. Better than my caravan
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Yeah I got to thinking about it and every thing I touched had a wrinkle to overcome. I still need to go back and see if I can fix one area of the windshield moulding that isn't fitting well.

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Old 03-12-2012, 09:26 AM
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they have a custom exhaust and that is the only modifications that can be done, due to restrictions/requirements for the class she is tilling in
I thought that looked like a custom exhaust system when I first saw it. And if I'm not mistaken, that custom " colour " that you are using, is Rustoleum Regal Red. Good choice .
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