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Old 05-08-2014, 08:52 AM
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Tonight I thought I would start on changing my control arm on the Rambler. Well, it was so damn easy (I Love this car) I was done with the whole project in about an hour and a half. The control arm on the left is from the car the one on the right is the used one I got from my parts car. YES there is NO rubber bushing left! Geeee, ya think this is the cause of my hotrod death wobble? I also tightened up the steering box a little.

It drives like a dream now!

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It? It? It? Now you are calling Marge "It"??

I am sure "It" appreciates the tender love and care.

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Old 05-08-2014, 09:20 AM
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LOL, believe me John, I would never let Marge hear me calling her "it". I pat her gently on the dash all the time thanking her for what she does for me. And of course apologizing for driving that topless slut with the red dress sometimes instead of her. And holy crap does she drive better! On the way to work today there is a section of road that is ripe for the death wobble and she took it like a friggin new car.

We are ready for the autocross events at the next Goodguys!

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Old 05-08-2014, 09:27 AM
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Tonight I thought I would start on changing my control arm on the Rambler. Well, it was so damn easy (I Love this car) I was done with the whole project in about an hour and a half. The control arm on the left is from the car the one on the right is the used one I got from my parts car. YES there is NO rubber bushing left! Geeee, ya think this is the cause of my hotrod death wobble? I also tightened up the steering box a little.

It drives like a dream now!

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go cart suspension?
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:41 AM
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It is VERY different than any other car. And AMC used it up into the seventies. But it is very different. This is what it looks like. The coil spring sits on top of the "trunnion" and goes up into the fender apron like a late model mcpherson strut. But each of the upper and lower control arms are made of two pieces, one on each side sandwiching the lower trunion, and the shock and back to the lower control arm shaft on the bottom and the upper trunion on the top and back to the upper control arm shaft. The spindle fits into the trunions top and bottom. Very odd, very odd.

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It's going to look great! Something you might consider is making the concole door out of metal. It would have a better feel to it rather than wood and you could color match it to the dash or do some imaging on it. Just a thought.

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The Console door is ABS plastic covered in vinyl it and the drink holders are from a 90 Chevy SS pickup ,miss read the first time.
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It is VERY different than any other car. And AMC used it up into the seventies. But it is very different. This is what it looks like. The coil spring sits on top of the "trunnion" and goes up into the fender apron like a late model mcpherson strut. But each of the upper and lower control arms are made of two pieces, one on each side sandwiching the lower trunion, and the shock and back to the lower control arm shaft on the bottom and the upper trunion on the top and back to the upper control arm shaft. The spindle fits into the trunions top and bottom. Very odd, very odd.

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Looks better than the tubular and Mustang 2 every one seems to be using these days.
very similar to my Vette
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Some of "daddy's toys" came in the mail. Can't wait to try out these tuck pucks. But before I do that I will get some scrap metal from the sheet metal place and make a welding table and something to pound metal on and a mount for these tuck pucks. Should be a fun weekend. Only worry is that this bat is bamboo composite. Not sure how it will hold up.
If anything I can go to the swapmeet and get a real wood bat this weekend and I will still learn something about how sturdy the handle into the head is if perhaps the wood doesn't hold up. If the wood AND head comes flying off than it will be a true loss.

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Old 05-09-2014, 04:39 AM
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Some of "daddy's toys" came in the mail. Can't wait to try out these tuck pucks. But before I do that I will get some scrap metal from the sheet metal place and make a welding table and something to pound metal on and a mount for these tuck pucks. Should be a fun weekend. Only worry is that this bat is bamboo composite. Not sure how it will hold up.
If anything I can go to the swapmeet and get a real wood bat this weekend and I will still learn something about how sturdy the handle into the head is if perhaps the wood doesn't hold up. If the wood AND head comes flying off than it will be a true loss.

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I find the round handle made from the bat allows the mallet to spin. I grabbed a handle from HD and it made a world of difference.

Don't be afraid of using the ball end of a BIG ball-peen hammer on the sand bag or over a hollow to stretch metal real quick.
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Some of "daddy's toys" came in the mail. Can't wait to try out these tuck pucks. But before I do that I will get some scrap metal from the sheet metal place and make a welding table and something to pound metal on and a mount for these tuck pucks. Should be a fun weekend. Only worry is that this bat is bamboo composite. Not sure how it will hold up.
If anything I can go to the swapmeet and get a real wood bat this weekend and I will still learn something about how sturdy the handle into the head is if perhaps the wood doesn't hold up. If the wood AND head comes flying off than it will be a true loss.

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Where are you getting your steel from? I've been getting most of my steel in Yuba city but they don't have scraps. Everything is treated the same By the pound or foot. I've just started buying from Del Paso pipe and steel, better prices but everything comes in 20' lengths. I normally over buy so I have left over material but if i'm buying quantity it all adds up. We do have some steel here in Grass Valley but it's real expensive .

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Metal Mart in Rancho Cordova. They have tons of scrap. Even a bunch of aluminum scrap from machinists. They do charge by the pound for most scrap though but also have set prices for items. Half the warehouse is scrap it seems. Huge section of it. Here's an ad on Craigslist. I was sold to the fact they are open on Saturday.

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I find the round handle made from the bat allows the mallet to spin. I grabbed a handle from HD and it made a world of difference.

Don't be afraid of using the ball end of a BIG ball-peen hammer on the sand bag or over a hollow to stretch metal real quick.
I got a cheap ball peen just for that. Will probably grind the heads here and there but when I went to test it I realized my bowl just didn't allow the metal to give a fold so I got tired of working on the stump and got the tuck pucks.
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I have an amazing metal place near me "Naylor steel". Naylor Steel
From scrap odd pieces like the 2" thick 18" round piece you see behind the vice in this video.



To 20 pieces of 2" x1/8 tubing cut to length, they are AWSOME!

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We cant buy from recyclers around here they are sending everything to china ,Steel ,Aluninum and Copper ,,I guess they have to have the copper to make more Ammo ,they pat Preimum prices,
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,Thought I would post this if anyone is interested replaced distrubitor so timing is not set correct ,i will do that after it gets upohlstrey finished ,should start today..

Cant get video to play ,Wrong picture showing .!!!

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,Thought I would post this if anyone is interested replaced distrubitor so timing is not set correct ,i will do that after it gets upohlstrey finished ,should start today..

Cant get video to play ,Wrong picture showing .!!!

I will try again.
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