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My partner and I are still working on the altered roadster chassis and hoping to finish up the roll cage Monday. Gotta get the inspector to cert the thing so we can be ready to race this summer. Seems like I've been welding on this thing forever. At least it has wheels on it now. That old beat up Bantam body is laying out in the yard lookin pretty sad. It's next on the list. I guess this beats workin for a living.

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[IMG]I'm waiting for the steel roadster body to arrive
So I can then set my engine and tranny angles and weld notor and tranny mounts in. (The rad is apparantly at the shop waiting for pickup)

Tires were recently mounted on the rims

Roadster body (rumbleseat) should be here In July...


I am currently working on swapping an s-10 (T5) tailshaft onto a mustang T5. Problem is that its winter here and the garage is not heated so ....


Mostly working on the website (adding more photo albums) when the mercury drops below zero.


There's always something to do.....

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I got sick of the snow plows ripping my mail box apart every snow storm. So, I took a new mailbox, and mounted onto a 1" thick cast iron sewer grate, then welded that onto a steel pipe, which is bent at an easy 90 degree angle. That is inserted into another pipe which is in the ground. Then I put a telephone pole 4' into the ground, installed 4 BIG reflectors, and sawed it off at the level of the mailbox. If the plow takes out my telephone pole, and then hits my mailbox, then it will swivel out of the way. I'd love to be there to see what happens when a snow plow hits a telephone pole. If he hits it, Ill post some pics.
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Im working on wiring my 60 GMC and hoping to get the brakes on it soon.
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Working on getting the dragster engine back together. Had .001 honed out of the main saddles so i could get .0025 main clearance. Since a .001 os X bearing was used. i cant get anymore clearance and the main saddle was a little tight.
got a new cam for it since the old one was totally wrong for alcohol as it ws designed for a 3200 lb gas door car. And the fact that it was installed at 4 adv made it a dead player over 6500. Getting the fuel system flowed so i will know what the pressures are( cant afford a data recorder).And my brother is stretching the chassis and building a new body.
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Continued... I'm also working on a charging/slow to start when hot problem on my Olds too. That's what great about cars, the older they are the more stuff pops up to keep you busy!
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:49 PM
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re: What's everyone doing in the Garage?

I'm doing absolutely nothing in my garage and its really starting to get me down. Currently working on my buddies 52 Chevy pick-up. He's been working on it on and off now for over 16 years ( keep in mind 3 kids and 2 relocations later) and as I bought my 62 impala the bug bit him hard to get back out there and wrench. It's coming along great, getting ready to set the cab back on the chassis and hoping by early next week to finish off replacing the bed floor and hopefully at least getting it to move on its own power. Then I can finally get back to work replacing the quarters on mine but wait, my friend called me and needs his el camino painted as well as his wifes maxima. I think I have finally archived a level of niceness thats gonna be with me for 15 years until I finally get back in my garage and work on the 62. Kevin
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I'd love to be there to see what happens when a snow plow hits a telephone pole. If he hits it, Ill post some pics.[/QUOTE]

You'll be getting your picture posted too. Placing the post there is probably, no, most likely, illegal. Even if no one hits it, you could still be charged with public endangerment. I'm no expert on law, but an uncle learned all about this after building a stand out of railroad track
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In the process of transplanting a 4.6 liter 32 valve DOHC into my T bucket and still have a lot to do. Right now I'm trying to finish up polishing the blower and it's a real drag. Seems like the more I sand and smooth, the more I have to do. I originally planned on powder coating it wrinkle black, but figured it would need to be smoothed to powder coat anyway. Once I started smoothing, I got the bright idea I could polish it up nice. Still have fuel lines, coolant lines, wiring harness, computer programming, not to mention many little detail items to do.
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Hmm...major plans are on the back burner. I got this crazy idea to drive mine to the supernats in TN in May. I am just trying to get all the bugs worked out of it for now. It looks rough, but thats half the fun!

Thursday my master cylinder decided to release the brake fluid. Its always something. LOL Maybe its time for a power brake upgrade?




It now has some used tires, and a new battery. I put halogen sealed beams in last week. It has a tailpipe now too. I have the poly liners ordered (for the springs). I will remove a few leaves so it rides a little better when they come in. I have new wiper arms and blades ordered. I want to install front and rear sway bars if I can match some...umm.....recycled.... parts up.

I have the step plates to install. The list gets longer every day.
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I got sick of the snow plows ripping my mail box apart every snow storm. So, I took a new mailbox, and mounted onto a 1" thick cast iron sewer grate, then welded that onto a steel pipe, which is bent at an easy 90 degree angle. That is inserted into another pipe which is in the ground. Then I put a telephone pole 4' into the ground, installed 4 BIG reflectors, and sawed it off at the level of the mailbox. If the plow takes out my telephone pole, and then hits my mailbox, then it will swivel out of the way. I'd love to be there to see what happens when a snow plow hits a telephone pole. If he hits it, Ill post some pics.
that's a good one... you might have to help the snow plow driver out of his rig once it wraps itself around your pole... i think he might be doing it on purpose though... does it happen to all the houses on your block? or just yours?

i actually was able to blast my engine bay and passenger door jambs and got them primed... looks like it is paint this coming weekend...
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I couldn't find a gas tank to fit my Rambler, so I'm making my own! The stock tank is only 22" from front to back and only 7" deep in front, 4" in back. Closest fit I could find was a mid 70's Nova at 24". Most that were just 20"-22" were 9"-10" deep. 8" and 5" would have been almost an inch deeper than the stock tank, but would have worked without danger of dragging the ground.

I know how to make duct work, and started to make the tank with ends seamed like duct (folded over and crimped). Then I planned on adding some tack welds or rivets (through the folded seams) and using some tank sealer just to make sure. I'd thought about soldering the seams too.

Well, the local rod shop, who got the sheet steel for me and let me use their shear to cut and brake to bend it up, talked me into using 18 gauge steel and welding. I still bent flanges on the end so there would be lap instead of butt welds. I should have stuck with 20 gauge (which is as thick as the original tank) or 22 gauge and built as planned. I'd be done by now! I have a flux core wire welder, no bottle. I really need to get a bottle!! Filling in the pin holes has been quite a chore. Weld, grind, check for pin holes, weld, grind, check for pin holes (damn, there's STILL a few), weld, grind, some of these suckers just WON'T weld over (probably contaminated with slag)!!

Wel, I'm going to go back and try soldering the noticeable holes instead of welding and grinding a couple more times (and still having $%^%^## pin holes!). Then I'm using some tank sealer on the ends. The result should still be a nice tank that won't leak, unlike the original now. It leaks when full. I'm soldering in the pickup and vent tubes. I think an added EFI return line is leaking -- didn't want to solder or weld on a used tank, so I epoxied it. It's been in there for a couple years, I think vibration may have broke it loose. That or the sending unit seal has gone bad.
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In the process of transplanting a 4.6 liter 32 valve DOHC into my T bucket and still have a lot to do. Right now I'm trying to finish up polishing the blower and it's a real drag. Seems like the more I sand and smooth, the more I have to do. I originally planned on powder coating it wrinkle black, but figured it would need to be smoothed to powder coat anyway. Once I started smoothing, I got the bright idea I could polish it up nice. Still have fuel lines, coolant lines, wiring harness, computer programming, not to mention many little detail items to do.
YeeeeHaw......sounds like a nice package. Let's see more pics
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Thanks fitzwell,

Just click on my journal and theres pictures. BTW, I gave up polishing yesterday and powdercoated the blower case with the wrinkle black. I think it looks pretty cool. ( I'll post a pic later) I can always swap the case out for a polished one later if I want.
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