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Old 10-28-2017, 05:29 PM
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I hit the bricks today big time.....killer work.......
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:25 PM
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I've been busy

I've been busy, but nothing worth a picture until now.

The mounting of the alternator on my T-bucket doesn't allow for any adjustment. I was running a belt 5/8" shorter and burnt up the bearing on the water pump. New belt is loose after it broke in and alternator is against the frame. My solution. Belt tensioner. It's for a 98 5.7 Vortec in a Silverado. Same as the engine. Not sure if I'll be able to show the detail after installation. It will bolt to the front of the cylinder head.

Nothing fancy , like what you guys do, but I'm proud of it none the less. Made entirely from 1/8" plate. Nuts welded on the back. I don't have a MIG or TIG , just D/C stick welder , this is 3/32" 7018.
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Still running mine with both wires hooked to ignition in fuse panel under hood . Don't know that I'll ever replace the sensor, bad back excuse .
I thought a lot about doing that, but decided to just replace the sensor. Not a hard job once the steering shaft boot popped out of the firewall. Once that happened, the shaft collapsed easily and the sensor came on out.

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I've been busy, but nothing worth a picture until now.

The mounting of the alternator on my T-bucket doesn't allow for any adjustment. I was running a belt 5/8" shorter and burnt up the bearing on the water pump. New belt is loose after it broke in and alternator is against the frame. My solution. Belt tensioner. It's for a 98 5.7 Vortec in a Silverado. Same as the engine. Not sure if I'll be able to show the detail after installation. It will bolt to the front of the cylinder head.

Nothing fancy , like what you guys do, but I'm proud of it none the less. Made entirely from 1/8" plate. Nuts welded on the back. I don't have a MIG or TIG , just D/C stick welder , this is 3/32" 7018.
Looks like it should work great,,do you think the paint on the roller will effect the belt,
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Looks like it should work great,,do you think the paint on the roller will effect the belt,
I agree, looks good.

The paint won't last too long there. The worst thing will be the pink hue on the outside of the belt, ha.....that is, if it's spray bomb stuff.
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The owner of the '71 Chevelle abandoned project I took in 4 weeks ago came over yesterday and we got it running and put all the sheet metal back on. I have a number of detail items to do before I can return it this week, but it's come a long way in 4 weeks.







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I really like the 71 Chevelle SS,,my brother bought one new it was a SS with a BBC 402,instead of a 454 so the SS emblems were all that were on it,,the color was Orange with white stripes ,interior and white vinyl top,,i personally didn't like the white top,

But he didn't buy it to please me
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The owner of the '71 Chevelle abandoned project I took in 4 weeks ago came over yesterday and we got it running and put all the sheet metal back on. I have a number of detail items to do before I can return it this week, but it's come a long way in 4 weeks.







What I started with...





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The Chevelle turned out really great ,,have you done anything on the 66 lately.
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The Chevelle turned out really great ,,have you done anything on the 66 lately.
The '66 body is at the painters for initial body work and epoxy primer. The firewall and inner wheel houses are painted. He should be wanting me to bring the body back this week to put on the chassis for final fit before paint...
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Looks like it should work great,,do you think the paint on the roller will effect the belt,

Ha Ha , Got you on that , didn't I ? There is masking tape on the pulley. Paint still wet when I took the picture . :
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:35 PM
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I agree, looks good.

The paint won't last too long there. The worst thing will be the pink hue on the outside of the belt, ha.....that is, if it's spray bomb stuff.
Ha Ha , Got you on that , didn't I ? There is masking tape on the pulley. Paint still wet when I took the picture . :
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I have been under the weather now for almost three weeks. I am finally getting over it the last few days and haven't wanted to get out side at all because I just don't want the funky to come back! Well today I planned on getting out to the garage for a little bit....and then came the clogged sewer. I got a bracke made for my hat to hold the light, and then went under the house. DAMN that's a work out, holy crap, between crawling dragging your body like a friggin Marine then laying on your back with your hands up blood draining out of your arms geez it's like a friggin work out at the gym!

And if you are wondering why I have that other light on my head it's because the battery went dead on the other on while under there. THANK GOODNESS I bought the one that is on my head now. Climbing out is a MUTHA.

But I got it done, WHOO HOOO!

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I have been under the weather now for almost three weeks. I am finally getting over it the last few days and haven't wanted to get out side at all because I just don't want the funky to come back! Well today I planned on getting out to the garage for a little bit....and then came the clogged sewer. I got a bracke made for my hat to hold the light, and then went under the house. DAMN that's a work out, holy crap, between crawling dragging your body like a friggin Marine then laying on your back with your hands up blood draining out of your arms geez it's like a friggin work out at the gym!

And if you are wondering why I have that other light on my head it's because the battery went dead on the other on while under there. THANK GOODNESS I bought the one that is on my head now. Climbing out is a MUTHA.

But I got it done, WHOO HOOO!

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Lowe's has some awesome headlamps with elastic straps at the checkout counter. I never use a trouble light anymore.
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I have been under the weather now for almost three weeks. I am finally getting over it the last few days and haven't wanted to get out side at all because I just don't want the funky to come back! Well today I planned on getting out to the garage for a little bit....and then came the clogged sewer. I got a bracke made for my hat to hold the light, and then went under the house. DAMN that's a work out, holy crap, between crawling dragging your body like a friggin Marine then laying on your back with your hands up blood draining out of your arms geez it's like a friggin work out at the gym!

And if you are wondering why I have that other light on my head it's because the battery went dead on the other on while under there. THANK GOODNESS I bought the one that is on my head now. Climbing out is a MUTHA.

But I got it done, WHOO HOOO!

Brian

I use the headlamp for most things ,under dash and under hood,i bought 4 at home depot 3for $10,,which works fair use 1 aa battery, and 1 really good one for $19.95 uses 4 AAA ,it is a little to bright have to keep it turned down,,and the batterys are in a case on the rear of the head ,don't keet sliding down,,
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...and then came the clogged sewer. I got a bracke made for my hat to hold the light, and then went under the house. DAMN that's a work out, holy crap, between crawling dragging your body like a friggin Marine then laying on your back with your hands up blood draining out of your arms geez it's like a friggin work out at the gym!
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Crawling under the house to work on plumbing just sounds SO DAMNED weird to us who have our plumbing in basements, or 6 ft underground to prevent freezing...
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