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Old 01-05-2018, 10:59 PM
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Outside or working on late model crap at work I have been trying to fix Marge's voltage regulator or what ever the problem is that is making it light the dash light. I have to have a phone call with my brother to see if we can nail it.

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Outside or working on late model crap at work I have been trying to fix Marge's voltage regulator or what ever the problem is that is making it light the dash light. I have to have a phone call with my brother to see if we can nail it.

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much needed trip out of town to take the kids to The Monterey Bay Aquarium and stay the night in Santa Cruz. My daughter wanted this more than an expensive Birthday party so the whole family gets presents! Thanks, Aliza! Can't wait to start my new job. Only 5 minutes away and plan on working lots of overtime to empty the lot. I know why there's a huge shortage of body men. It's because no good shops have the time to baby sit you and only the strong survive that LONG due paying period. There's 2-3 schools and tech schools that teach auto body and one being Wyo Tech. There should not be a shortage of techs but people quit and don't make it. I don't feel sorry for the Wyo tech kids who are in debt and quitting cause they were "promised" job placement. They are quitters in my eyes.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:43 AM
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Wahoo......first section of "bricks" set.
Hopefully can have them grouted soon so I can get the throne reinstalled.
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Wahoo......first section of "bricks" set.
Hopefully can have them grouted soon so I can get the throne reinstalled.
Every king needs his throne and that one will be especially nice with the heat blowing up right on it in the winter...
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Outside or working on late model crap at work I have been trying to fix Marge's voltage regulator or what ever the problem is that is making it light the dash light. I have to have a phone call with my brother to see if we can nail it.

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Start the engine leave at idle,remove the ground cable if it stays running your regulator is bad,,,If it dies it is your generator..



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I have seen several latley but none are finished,,thought about SS braided ii
lines and a Flaming River SS extendable and colapsible shaft,,that is what i used on my 53 in case of a crask,might help a little,

When I get " A Round To It " I'll post a pic of how my corvair steering box is set up. It'd be real easy to go rack and pinion from what I have now. Probably a week of four hour days is all. Got to consider I'm 65 ya know.
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:06 PM
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I have seen several latley but none are finished,,thought about SS braided ii
lines and a Flaming River SS extendable and collapsible shaft,,that is what i used on my 53 in case of a crash, might help a little,
As long as the shaft is free to move as the axle compresses and then extends again. The length of the shaft changes with axle movement. I don't know anything about Flaming Rivers collapsible, but I was told a GM column with the plastic retainer broken will work as needed.
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When I get " A Round To It " I'll post a pic of how my corvair steering box is set up. It'd be real easy to go rack and pinion from what I have now. Probably a week of four hour days is all. Got to consider I'm 65 ya know.

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As long as the shaft is free to move as the axle compresses and then extends again. The length of the shaft changes with axle movement. I don't know anything about Flaming Rivers collapsible, but I was told a GM column with the plastic retainer broken will work as needed.

that is what was in my 53 chevy when i bought i,,i replaced it just for looks ,it worked fine the flaming river extends and collapes only about 4 in,,
might not be enough but i want to keep the looks as close to original as possible,,the 55 truck is 100% original ,i will be installing my 292 and probably a 5 speed in it ,,not really a rat rod ,,just unrestored look.
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David, apparently the 4" travel is enough, according to the guy I got my straight axle from. He was converting the truck he took it out of to power rack with a tube axle. You just need to have the travel centered at ride height. He said it didn't move a lot, but without the shaft moving the bump steer was horrible...
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Dang, I missed a lot of posts over the last week. Pugsy and Timothale, you guys are artists. I wish I had the skill and patience to work with wood, but when I make a mistake, I can't weld more back on and correct it...

I made progress on the Mustang at work last week. The tunnel cover is welded in and ready for seam sealer. I think standard carpet will still fit decent and no one will know the shape has been modified.



Next was to hang the pedals again so I could get the booster/master mounted and plumbed in. The bushing for the clutch pedal was badly worn, so I procured a replacement from Scott Drake.



In trying to use the mounting bracket and hard lines to the distribution block provided in the "kit", I ended up calling Master Power Brake about how this went together and was informed they ,indeed, didn't work well and most people moved the block to the firewall or inner skirt. OK, so why did we pay for a "kit" that all I used out of it was the distribution block ??? I located the block on the skirt where I was able to use the original front brake hard lines and then hand formed the connecting lines from the master. This new copper alloy brake line is the best thing since sliced bread. I had to cut the line to the rear and make a new connection, but I ran it in the original location and tied in with the union you see at the firewall. Ended up being a decently neat install, but took way longer than if it were a "bolt in kit"...



After I had all the brake stuff made, I removed the master to facilitate install of the clutch shaft and steering column. That is a "busy", crowded corner of the compartment.



The aforementioned kit did come with a back bleed syringe for bench bleeding the master. It did seem to work well, but you need to push the plunger slowly or there will be fluid all over the place, when it squirts out the small intake hole in the bowl...I usually learn these things by doing it wrong...



And the final product, after a 5 hour day. Almost looks like it belongs there.

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On the home front, I took in a friends '66 Chevelle for some pan work last week. It needs 2 panels and the body mounts in the trunk and floor brace repair in the passenger compartment. After banging around to knock all the rust and crud loose, it needed an inner wheel house section too.

As usual, the repro pan came up a bit short at the wheel house.





While I was modifying the pan, my buddy, John, fixed the inner house and sent a pic to the owner...



Then we proceeded to remove the "junk" and get ready for surgery.





Need to make a new flange to weld back too.

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Wahoo......first section of "bricks" set.
Hopefully can have them grouted soon so I can get the throne reinstalled.
After I remodeled my bathroom the best move I made was getting a handycrapped throne. Its a lot taller. it makes the old toilets seem like sitting on a hole. I Love it. Right about now I wish I had gotten a heated seat for the dam thing though. Its cold out.
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After I remodeled my bathroom the best move I made was getting a handycrapped throne. Its a lot taller. it makes the old toilets seem like sitting on a hole. I Love it. Right about now I wish I had gotten a heated seat for the dam thing though. Its cold out.
All my thrones are ADA height.
I'd like em a bit higher still, but the wife and kids wouldn't appreciate their feet dangling high above the floor...ha...
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