The "What Did You Work On Today" thread - Page 1577 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans Advertise
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #23641 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2018, 10:56 AM
Too Many Projects's Avatar
Collector of "someday" cars
 

Last journal entry: continued
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 1,767
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,042
Thanked 4,710 Times in 2,606 Posts
I think I got the electric choke operating on the rollback. Seems it was dirty contacts at the cap...keeping my fingers crossed that it WAS that easy.
Got the frame rack transferred onto the trailer and I'll put the new tabs on right after lunch. Already loaded all the tie down straps and ratchets in the cab, so WOW, I may be ready for next week. Just need to top off the engine oil...poor thing leaks badly out the rear seal.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Too Many Projects For This Useful Post:
123pugsy (04-20-2018)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #23642 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2018, 03:44 PM
Too Many Projects's Avatar
Collector of "someday" cars
 

Last journal entry: continued
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 1,767
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,042
Thanked 4,710 Times in 2,606 Posts
I forced myself to work on the Chevelle for a while. When I was helping the bodyman, we were having trouble getting the fenders to fit back to the pillar covers and the body lines to look straight. We put a bunch of washers under the core support to get them to fit. I had welded a repair washer on top of the frame in the front body mount locations and have been wondering if they were causing the front of the body to angle up, causing the fender/core support issue. So today, I removed the bolts from the first 3 sets of mounts, jacked the body up and removed the top bushings from the front mount location, intending to cut 3/16ths off them. Well, they aren't flat under the washer, but tapered, so I cut material off the bottom, and that has a step to hold the bushing in the frame. I used my cut off wheel to score the outside diameter down to the smaller locator size and then cut that off with a utility knife. Then I cut off the step to match. Once that was done, I realized I would need to cut down the center sleeve the same amount or I would gain nothing from reducing the thickness of the bushing... My "imagined" 10 minute job took more like 45, but I got it done and back together. I'm not at a point to put a fender on right now, so won't know if it helped, but it can't have made it any worse.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Too Many Projects For This Useful Post:
123pugsy (04-20-2018), Gearhead Poppa (04-20-2018), idrivejunk (04-20-2018), John long (04-20-2018)
  #23643 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2018, 03:55 PM
123pugsy's Avatar
Purists Hate Me
 
Last wiki edit: Metal shaping
Last journal entry: SEAM SEALER
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Markham,ON
Age: 57
Posts: 3,905
Wiki Edits: 29

Thanks: 7,537
Thanked 3,238 Times in 1,916 Posts
Got the power brakes working after a bunch of idiocy.
Check the Brakes forum for the scoop there.

Oil leak from filter adapter repaired also today. Hopefully it holds until I get the proper new seals from Summit.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to 123pugsy For This Useful Post:
Gearhead Poppa (04-20-2018), idrivejunk (04-20-2018), John long (04-20-2018)
 
  #23644 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2018, 05:18 PM
idrivejunk's Avatar
Grand Prix User
 

Last journal entry: Last look
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NW AR
Age: 53
Posts: 3,711
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4,063
Thanked 4,613 Times in 2,751 Posts
At least you're living the Chevy life, guys. Thats almost as good as Pontiac.

Baldwin Motion was indeed the Corvette stripe inspiration. Man, if you wanna see something you can't un-see do a search and look at the headlights on one. Tails are somehow cool but...

All I got did was make some vertical pieces for between the footwells and that flap thingy from yesterday. Welded one in. Lighting sucked again and the flap will never look just right because the tunnel is not symmetrical. But I'm splitting differences. Harder to make than I thought it would be.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23645 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2018, 05:59 PM
Too Many Projects's Avatar
Collector of "someday" cars
 

Last journal entry: continued
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 1,767
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2,042
Thanked 4,710 Times in 2,606 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Got the power brakes working after a bunch of idiocy.
Check the Brakes forum for the scoop there.
Strange that the booster vendor sent that rubber boot with. I've only seen them on manual masters. All my boosters have an accordion type, plastic dust boot that can breathe.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23646 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2018, 06:45 PM
123pugsy's Avatar
Purists Hate Me
 
Last wiki edit: Metal shaping
Last journal entry: SEAM SEALER
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Markham,ON
Age: 57
Posts: 3,905
Wiki Edits: 29

Thanks: 7,537
Thanked 3,238 Times in 1,916 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Strange that the booster vendor sent that rubber boot with. I've only seen them on manual masters. All my boosters have an accordion type, plastic dust boot that can breathe.


Nah, it's getting commonplace, these clowns are always sending wrong stuff.
No boot like that so I'll have to be careful if I take the hose to the firewall when cleaning.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23647 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2018, 06:59 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 53 ad3100
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,249
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3,459
Thanked 2,573 Times in 1,609 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
At least you're living the Chevy life, guys. Thats almost as good as Pontiac.

Baldwin Motion was indeed the Corvette stripe inspiration. Man, if you wanna see something you can't un-see do a search and look at the headlights on one. Tails are somehow cool but...

All I got did was make some vertical pieces for between the footwells and that flap thingy from yesterday. Welded one in. Lighting sucked again and the flap will never look just right because the tunnel is not symmetrical. But I'm splitting differences. Harder to make than I thought it would be.
I remember they offered a front clip resemblind a 240Z and the most rediculious rear window treatment..Balwin Motion,,Yemko built sililar cars ,even shared the Stinger nameplate,.Carrol Shelby Royal Pontiac with the Bobcat,,and cant forget Mr Norm in detroit at Grand Spauldind Dodge,,with the Hemi Dart,cant remember what they called it but it was a terrior on the dradstrip,
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	29983361_1792803434116790_6186338863792929956_o b c.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	73.7 KB
ID:	420441  

Last edited by 496CHEVY3100; 04-20-2018 at 07:09 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23648 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2018, 08:06 PM
idrivejunk's Avatar
Grand Prix User
 

Last journal entry: Last look
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NW AR
Age: 53
Posts: 3,711
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4,063
Thanked 4,613 Times in 2,751 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I remember they offered a front clip resemblind a 240Z and the most rediculious rear window treatment..Balwin Motion,,Yemko built sililar cars ,even shared the Stinger nameplate,.Carrol Shelby Royal Pontiac with the Bobcat,,and cant forget Mr Norm in detroit at Grand Spauldind Dodge,,with the Hemi Dart,cant remember what they called it but it was a terrior on the dradstrip,
Yeah they looked Jag-esque to me but it looked like they maybe had firebird tail lights on some. What little I read sounded like Baldwin guaranteed a quarter mile time but may have been more into twisty racing than some of the other dealer conversions which seemed just drag oriented.

One of the first car mag articles I read was about the Hemi Dart.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to idrivejunk For This Useful Post:
496CHEVY3100 (04-20-2018)
  #23649 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2018, 08:15 PM
adantessr's Avatar
'23 T-Bucket Pickup
 
Last wiki edit: Troubleshooting ignition
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Charleston , WV
Age: 67
Posts: 1,693
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 929
Thanked 260 Times in 195 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Why do you have such a similar address? I would change that!

Brian
The name similarity is really not a problem. Most people search by product rather than by business name. I'm working with a website development company, to make my store search friendly, no matter what type of holster you're looking for , my store will be one of the options. I have over 500 holsters listed for sale. Over 1400 products total.

Just like if you are looking for car parts. You try to search as specific as you can.For example , you probably wouldn't google search "carburetor" if you want a "750 cfm Rochester Quadrajet" .


It'll be awesome when the development is completed. Been working on it since November 1st of 2017. It's getting close.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to adantessr For This Useful Post:
MARTINSR (04-20-2018)
  #23650 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2018, 10:05 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 53 ad3100
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,249
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3,459
Thanked 2,573 Times in 1,609 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Yeah they looked Jag-esque to me but it looked like they maybe had firebird tail lights on some. What little I read sounded like Baldwin guaranteed a quarter mile time but may have been more into twisty racing than some of the other dealer conversions which seemed just drag oriented.

One of the first car mag articles I read was about the Hemi Dart.
I dont remember if it was Hot Rod ,Car Craft ir who,,but i saw an article in the Mag and a couple weeks later i saw one run at Paradise Drag strip in Calhoun Ga,,

one thing that struck me as odd was the NEW test vehicle that dodge sent them had slots on the rear and Crager S/S on the front . Very cheao inside just a set of light weight Van seats with No adjustments,,i gues you had to drill more holes if you wanted it somewhere else.

Dodge gave some to racers ,i think Dick Landy or some big name got that one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23651 (permalink)  
Old 04-21-2018, 08:13 AM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 53 ad3100
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,249
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3,459
Thanked 2,573 Times in 1,609 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
Man, I feel so sorry for my friends who have so many tools they don't have room to store them. So sad, so sad.

John

Never too many tools...always need another 10mm and 9/16 that are missing..lol..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Sockets b.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	121.3 KB
ID:	420545  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23652 (permalink)  
Old 04-21-2018, 08:36 AM
123pugsy's Avatar
Purists Hate Me
 
Last wiki edit: Metal shaping
Last journal entry: SEAM SEALER
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Markham,ON
Age: 57
Posts: 3,905
Wiki Edits: 29

Thanks: 7,537
Thanked 3,238 Times in 1,916 Posts
The AC is blowing 34 out the center vents now....life is good.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to 123pugsy For This Useful Post:
John long (04-21-2018)
  #23653 (permalink)  
Old 04-21-2018, 09:22 AM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 73
Posts: 4,675
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5,449
Thanked 7,769 Times in 4,040 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Never too many tools...always need another 10mm and 9/16 that are missing..lol..
LOL, It's funny you said that. I mentioned to a friend yesterday, the only thing I am missing out of my origional tool set is one socket. He said "it must be your 10mm". It's not but it is my 9/16 6point 1/2" drive!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
The AC is blowing 34 out the center vents now....life is good.....
Congratulations! It can't be any better than that!

John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to John long For This Useful Post:
123pugsy (04-21-2018), 496CHEVY3100 (04-21-2018)
  #23654 (permalink)  
Old 04-21-2018, 09:26 AM
idrivejunk's Avatar
Grand Prix User
 

Last journal entry: Last look
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NW AR
Age: 53
Posts: 3,711
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4,063
Thanked 4,613 Times in 2,751 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I dont remember if it was Hot Rod ,Car Craft ir who,,but i saw an article in the Mag and a couple weeks later i saw one run at Paradise Drag strip in Calhoun Ga,,

one thing that struck me as odd was the NEW test vehicle that dodge sent them had slots on the rear and Crager S/S on the front . Very cheao inside just a set of light weight Van seats with No adjustments,,i gues you had to drill more holes if you wanted it somewhere else.

Dodge gave some to racers ,i think Dick Landy or some big name got that one.
My understanding was they would have shipped them with no wheels if they could have. That they came with plain tiny wheels and tires knowing they were only useful for unloading from transport. So what you saw was probably whatever was had at the time by the person being paid for the article. I reckon. I don't know. I recall seeing a pic of what looked like seat belt as a window regulator strap that buckled to the door shell.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23655 (permalink)  
Old 04-21-2018, 12:34 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Rogers, AR
Posts: 207
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 49
Thanked 156 Times in 137 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
My "imagined" 10 minute job took more like 45, but I got it done and back together.
My dad always told me there was no such thing as a 10 minute job
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Tags
build thread, projects

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 12 (4 members and 8 guests)
496CHEVY3100, Rip VW, Pats55
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hahaha Remember that "Hemi in a Camaro" thread... Crazy Mopar Guy Hotrodding Basics 16 11-07-2015 04:26 AM
Another engine "tick" diagnosis thread....(long) ForceFed86 Engine 2 04-09-2011 03:54 PM
Increase thread title "preview" time cboy Hotrodders Site Suggestions and Help 16 07-03-2008 08:45 PM
MuscleCarKid_1991 "Senior Project" thread: Dumped Jon Engine 2 03-22-2008 08:01 PM
"Trial fitting parts" thread vs. paint thickness rcurrier44 Body - Exterior 3 01-26-2005 05:24 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.