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Old 06-18-2018, 04:49 PM
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Have you tried steaming the wrinkles,,,Just a thought.
Wrong year seat frames. I'm going to look for correct frames and see how they fit then...

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Wrong year seat frames. I'm going to look for correct frames and see how they fit then...

Jeez.....you’ve been hit with “Pugsy luck” for sure.
I think I am the one who cursed you.......
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I installed a 180 stat. Takes about 20 minutes to open. I think it may be helping as the upper hose is no longer hard as a rock when running.

I moved the sensor to the thermostat housing thinking the lower temp there would drop the needle on the gauge lower but it doesn’t. I am going to solder a resistor in line with the sending wire.

It drives me absolutely bananas driving around with it above the half way mark.

However, driving in the extreme heat yesterday and it’s fine. It’s probably been fine all along. Just the stupid aftermarket gauge spooking me.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:16 PM
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I found some resistors in my drawer. The package is marked 1/2W, 300 ohms.
When I use my DVOM on it, I cannot get a reading.

Any gurus here?
I understand the 300 ohms but Wth is the 1/2W?
Shouldn’t it read 300 on the 2K scale?
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:37 PM
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Just came in from trying to clean all the parts out of the 55,,it should weigh about a 1000 pounds less when I get the front ,,the trunk had 2 bellhousings 1 original side mount and a aluminum 3 sets of brake and clutch assembly 3 instrument but 1 is a 57set of vortec heads with roller rockers looks to be 2 sets of side trim 1 set belair 1 set 210 a holley carb,4 sets of front engine mounts and trans mounts,,much more,,i have already removed a m21 and a set of camel hump heads earlier,,,i quit for today,,might do the interior tomorrow ,,but have to remove parts up front then remove interior
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Mitch it looks alright to me from here. Reminds me of my DD being a one seater. I swear I just dug for ten minutes hunting helpful images from my wayback 64 project. But nothing.

Pugsy...





I can't run a meter either. In winter it might stay at half.


Feeling a little like I skated by today. I knew Mr Yellow would be in mid-morning and he was. Happy as a preacher at a wedding when he walked up only expecting doors to be on. He decided right then to opt for the high dollar hood hinges with struts. By mid afternoon I had tamed the hood gaps sufficiently to stay out of trouble until the new hinges come in. Gaps are probably above average now. The springs on it are 26 coil and the existing hinges did not present an issue to me. The original Footloose is gonna do headliner and carpet on the '72 in the interim so tomorrow I scoot back over to the grey room, I guess to start tubbing. Right now he has the blue floorless Model A body standing on the firewall so its kinda like a chicken coop.
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Jeez.....you’ve been hit with “Pugsy luck” for sure.
I think I am the one who cursed you.......
Nothing new here, Pugs. I buy basket cases and run into someone else's foolishness with every one. I "thought" the seats in this would be original, since they had nice, reproduction covers on them, but apparently the originals went away and these found their way in. The tracks weren't correct either and the floor brackets had been "modified".
My '66 Chevelle was about the worst case of hackism I've run into yet. I spent the whole first winter I had it un-doing all the PO's butchery. It was absolutely crazy how much time that guy spent re-inventing the wheel to avoid spending a couple hundred dollars to install a Gen V engine correctly...

IDJ, I hope your Chevelle guy springs for the REALLY spendy hinges, because I know 3 people now who bought the less expensive models and are NOT happy with them. The hoods don't open near as far as original and the struts lost enough of their gas after 1 year that they won't hold them up.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:24 PM
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I installed a 180 stat. Takes about 20 minutes to open. I think it may be helping as the upper hose is no longer hard as a rock when running.

I moved the sensor to the thermostat housing thinking the lower temp there would drop the needle on the gauge lower but it doesn’t. I am going to solder a resistor in line with the sending wire.

It drives me absolutely bananas driving around with it above the half way mark.

However, driving in the extreme heat yesterday and it’s fine. It’s probably been fine all along. Just the stupid aftermarket gauge spooking me.
Sounds all too familiar from a year ago, when I thought the 350 in my Impala lost oil pressure. I swapped in the 409 and guess what, it didn't have any oil pressure either... $20 friggen gauge and it was manual too...
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TMP, I heard $600.

You guys can imagine what jobs at the shop are like because its the same as what you're wading through only a half dozen at a time. I just show metal work peeks but its the same struggle. I never decided whether it hurts more working with other peoples money and car or your own. Either way, just enjoy it as old car work while you can.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:57 PM
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If the hinges are from Ring Brothers, they should be good. All I've read about them is top notch. Billet Specialties, not so much anymore. I think my buddies are ebay specials that aren't worth a poop.

Expensive headaches while working with other people's money wouldn't bother me near as much as watching MY bank account disappear...
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Today I got around to digging the old Snapper out of the weeds today with the H Farmall. I'm going to repower it, I had a Snapper Comet years ago that had a 13 HP engine on it and it would mow just as tall of grass and weeds as you wanted to with that thing. Smile I'm thinking it should do fine with a 14 horsepower engine on it. I promised it to my son since he now has a bigger yard and is kind of looking for a riding mower.

I've got an old Snapper looks about exactly like that one. Bought it in 2006 when we moved here, for $300. It had an 8hp Tecumseh that threw the rod though the side of the block one day while I was mowing. I have a 10.3 Briggs on it now. It's a 25" HIGHVAC. I put a mulching kit on it and it will cut anything as long as I don't put the deck lower than 3". Don't rightly know how old it is, But the tires were rotted through the sidewall rubber so I could see the inner tubes. Still held air, but I replaced them any way. Had super narrow tires that aren't made anymore. Curious thing is it doesn't have serial number anywhere. Even had a Snapper dealer look for a number. Replacement factory seat $75. No thanks. With a little work adapted it to take a boat seat. More comfortable anyway and less than half the price. Walmart save.
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If the hinges are from Ring Brothers, they should be good. All I've read about them is top notch. Billet Specialties, not so much anymore. I think my buddies are ebay specials that aren't worth a poop.

Expensive headaches while working with other people's money wouldn't bother me near as much as watching MY bank account disappear...
I'll have to ask which they have in mind. And try not to say "these will work" about the ones on it too many times. I suppose I ought to scratch up a Monday pic or two before its gone.





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Good stuff Idrivejunk!

I was BEAT today at work, fell asleep in the lunch room! And I love my five minute a day plan, that's all I was going to do, clamp the seat riser in to place, that was it. Well, I got it all welded and ground and the front brackets welded in, it's done!

I then went out for a 2+ mile walk! :metal:

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Old 06-19-2018, 06:43 AM
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I'll have to ask which they have in mind. And try not to say "these will work" about the ones on it too many times. I suppose I ought to scratch up a Monday pic or two before its gone.
Might want to mention to someone that inside the turn signals, the curved reflector part, should be either white or silver, don't remember the "correct" color for '72...
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Might want to mention to someone that inside the turn signals, the curved reflector part, should be either white or silver, don't remember the "correct" color for '72...
Done did.

Do you know if blacking out the portion behind the grille is original? So theres not body color peeking out between bezel and grille.

Also, was the lower "bumper filler panel" section of the grille originally body color? I know we'll be doing the blackouts, the body color strip at bottom of grille is a me d'ruther. On screaming zonker yellow anyhow.

So do I draw line in sand and not tub Cat until wheels? Theres rust repair to do.

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