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Old 10-30-2017, 05:36 PM
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Got new float bowl gaskets and accelerator pumps for the Holley and installed them. NO leaks this time. cleaned up the wiring with zip ties, installed the battery tray and called the under hood good.





After another 1 1/2 hours of shimming, moving and bending parts I got the hood half way decent. Most of the sheet metal is aftermarket, so there's only so much I can do without slicing and dicing for fit.



Tomorrow should be the last day I work on it. Need to tie up some leftover things underneath and bleed the brakes.

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Old 10-30-2017, 06:17 PM
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I don't knoooow..... I think he might be planning on putting a cool "little" ford motor in it.
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Pretty certain that is destined for Freddy the Falcon.
That'll be the day... when Marge gets zoomy. His son's 67 Falcon has a V8 swap brewing, IIRC. I was thinking of the red 65 Buick GS convertible that Senour Martin Brian keeps stashed somewhere. Regional plumbing differences are suprising, my plumber buddy from Shreveport was alarmed by how they plumb here, for example. I sure hope Brian didn't catch a relapse of underweatheritis. I recognized the look he had in the pic with the spelunking hat... shoulders down about where elbows are on a good day.

I shucked the braces around the 59 Catalina job's wheelwells, there's still trunk stuff hanging by a thread. I did zap up one quicky brace (that I believe can stay) so the old girl can rest easy tonight.

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Old 10-30-2017, 06:23 PM
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Well, it's a clean slate, man, build what you want.
I would be standing there asking myself "what the fugg did I get myself into ??"...
Aha! See, thats the thing.... alls I done was keep coming to the shop to do bodywork like always. Then one day, the task was this. I had nothing to do with the getting into it.

Edit: Oh, and the 71 looks mighty fine, you done good. Chevy lover.
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:58 PM
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Aha! See, thats the thing.... alls I done was keep coming to the shop to do bodywork like always. Then one day, the task was this. I had nothing to do with the getting into it.

Edit: Oh, and the 71 looks mighty fine, you done good. Chevy lover.
Thanks, I do have OCD...Obsessive Chevy Disorder...
AND, I sold the '38 sedan today, so I have more paint money.
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Got new float bowl gaskets and accelerator pumps for the Holley and installed them. NO leaks this time. cleaned up the wiring with zip ties, installed the battery tray and called the under hood good.





After another 1 1/2 hours of shimming, moving and bending parts I got the hood half way decent. Most of the sheet metal is aftermarket, so there's only so much I can do without slicing and dicing for fit.



Tomorrow should be the last day I work on it. Need to tie up some leftover things underneath and bleed the brakes.
Gotta love the Holleys..simplest and easy to build carb on the market, they are all I run ,but leaning toward Fuel injection since the Plug and play wiring kits are avalible
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I didn't have a drain to clean so I got out in the garage and tacked the patch panel in place. WHOOO HOOOOO!

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I didn't have a drain to clean so I got out in the garage and tacked the patch panel in place. WHOOO HOOOOO!

Brian
Theres a 53 Chevy truck build in the teardown phase up at work. Looks like Bryan Footloose is gonna tackle it. Probably nothing fancy and its a decent specimen. I realize this pisses you off of course, but would it also interest you to see the occasional (relatively speaking) progress on it?

ssshhhhhhh 53 Chevy lovers.... lets see what the Buick man says
You have probably already seen it with a flat tire in an outdoor background
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Theres a 53 Chevy truck build in the teardown phase up at work. Looks like Bryan Footloose is gonna tackle it. Probably nothing fancy and its a decent specimen. I realize this pisses you off of course, but would it also interest you to see the occasional (relatively speaking) progress on it?

ssshhhhhhh 53 Chevy lovers.... lets see what the Buick man says
You have probably already seen it with a flat tire in an outdoor background
Hell yes I would like to see it.


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Old 10-30-2017, 09:32 PM
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Thats a ten four good buddy.
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Old 10-31-2017, 04:07 AM
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Tim and Christine came for the weekend. Tim helped me trial fit the hood sunday before they left.

Today I started taking the front apart to make front fender mounts and get these pieces in epoxy.

Thanks Tim!

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But... but... where's our peek? Did it fit right like it used to?

I have been making a floor brace for over the axle on the '59. Slices across one side of 14 ga 1x2" rectangular tubing and bending by using the frame rack as the stationary object. There's a perfect spot in the rack for that and I can space my slices as needed then bend by hand / shoulder. It's working but ain't beautiful. Fortunately theres no need for that on these. Decent looking will do. This is my first experiment and I believe the piece is usable. Of course the trick is to make a twin for it. This job won't be too bad after all!

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so about a month or month and a half ago i separated my collar bone and shoulder.
anyways i redid the suspension on my bike , and it was really friggen nice out the other day so i just couldnt resist going out to try out the new suspension.
im able to ride/push the bike alot harder now , even being injured ( not supposed to get back on the bike for atleast another 4-6 months ) im way faster now , then witht he old suspension and not being hurt

couple more tweaks to the suspension and the bike will be race ready atleast in that dept. engine still needs to come out of the bike for an off season over haul, and my planned upgrades should add about 15+ hp

race season starts in january
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[QUOTE=123pugsy;4340490]Agreed....thank gawd we don't need to suffer like Brian.[/QUOTE

I'm from as far north as you can get in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. That's north of Wisconsin BTW. Frost line is 48" below ground level. No graveside services in the winter. My dad died December 17 , 1972. We weren't able to inter his remains until May.
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[QUOTE=idrivejunk;4342266]But... but... where's our peek? Did it fit right like it used to?.............

............][/kQUOTE]

LOL. I didn't want anyone to see it. The hood is about 1/4 inch longer than the fenders.

I suspect that the fenders have pulled in a little from welding in the patches.

That's why we check it, huh.

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[QUOTE=John long;4342594][QUOTE=idrivejunk;4342266]But... but... where's our peek? Did it fit right like it used to?.............

............][/kQUOTE]

LOL. I didn't want anyone to see it. The hood is about 1/4 inch longer than the fenders.

I suspect that the fenders have pulled in a little from welding in the patches.

That's why we check it, huh.

John

Do you need to borrow my fender stretcher ? Sorry , this is no time for joking.
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