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Old 03-14-2014, 08:46 AM
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I welded extensions to the wheel houses that will weld to the ends of the rockers.




















And a shot of the car rolled over, just because, I'm enjoying the ease of doing things with the rotisserie.........



OMG having that rotisserie is friggin AWESOME!

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even the cross braces are a work of art.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:12 AM
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here's a little of what I've been dealing with this week. It looked way worse on Monday. At least now I can put on shoes.

If you don't have one yet get your self a fabric ankle support sock. Seamless. I think Futuro makes one. I've rolled my ankles half a dozen time during the last 50 years and THAT HURTS!. The sock will help immensely!. Drug store item.

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Got the new short block for the Austin yesterday! First time I've had an engine assembled for a car, as I've always had them machined and then did the assembly myself. They did a beautiful job and it's all balanced, blueprinted, cam degreed in, oil passages reworked, and all new ARP bolts. Just need to put in the oil pump, heads, and externals, and it's ready to go. Pretty painless. It's a 10:1 355 with my heads on it.

Also finished the polishing on the intake after another 4 hrs. Had to block it out again, as the flat areas had a lot of irregular grinding that showed after 1st polishing. It's still not perfect, but good enough for my hotrod. The small irregularities left will be under the carb bowls, so not an issue. Didn't want a "show quality" shine, as it would look out of place on the old Austin's theme.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:55 AM
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That intake is slap dab beautiful

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[QUOTE=Hwyhogg;2193249]Was taking my rear leaf springs off and grinding rivets to replace hangers. I did not intend to take the rear shackles off at all. After I got the front hanger off, the rear seemed to have WAY to much slop. After removing tons of grease and crud, I could access the locking pins. When I finally got the near 60 yr old shackle off, I realized how lucky I got. Thankfully, I didnt have a complete failure. Lesson learned ? DO NOT take lazy shortcuts. Check underneath those nasty globs to actually SEE how good those original parts are. I only intended to replace the front to lower a couple of inches. I assumed the shackles/bushing would last another 58 yrs. ...rookie mistake....learn from it please. See how the bushing wore through and the end was nearly split completely.

Here is a couple of pics of what I found on stuff I had no need to remove. I removed it just to look. No stone left unturned. Take it all apart
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My daughter came out to the garage so I made a video.

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That intake is slap dab beautiful

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Thanks John! Picked up a pair of vacuum secondary Holley 600cfm carbs today to put on it. So I can sell the tunnel ram and twin 450's to get a little funds back.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:22 PM
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Researching motorcycles.....my son thinks he would like a small sport bike for the summers. He initially asked about an used Ninja. They make a 250 but it is carbureted and would need non-oxy fuel. I checked on Honda and they came out with an injected 250 in '12. I found a new one on clearance at a dealer but my son didn't care for the paint scheme. I then checked on new Kawasaki's and they have a 300 now that is injected AND has ABS brakes. Having a front brake that can't lock up on an inexperienced rider is a big plus. We are going to look at one tomorrow morning and have him at least sit on it and see if he really likes leaning forward... So much for a cheap $2500-2800 used bike...

Pugsy....I see you are an old dad, like me. My son will turn 18 in 2 weeks and I'll be 62 in 2 months...
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Pugsy....I see you are an old dad, like me. My son will turn 18 in 2 weeks and I'll be 62 in 2 months...
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Just a year older. My son will be 17 when I'm 62, ha.
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My dad forbid me to own a convertible or a motorcycle when I was a boy. I guess that explains my hobby choices today at the age of almost 69.

I got my passenger side rear foot well almost finished today. with luck I will get them ready to weld in tomorrow.

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Still the rebel, eh...

My Dad forbade me having a car until I was 18 and could put it in my name. He bought me a new 1968 350 Honda instead.
I've gone 1 YEAR without a motorcycle since... I sold the Honda I had in '72 to help pay for my first wedding. Shoulda kept the Honda...
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so today the plan was to prime the rav4 roof, sand it(didn't say block it cause it's a hack job), "sand" the hood I already body worked and primed, and then paint it. I would have pulled it off but like usual, someone else's LAME decision hindered that process. So a couple weeks ago the boss yet again decided to throw a curve at me by getting this red 2k speed primer. I guess a salesmen must have gotten to him again, not that he listens to us or anything. So we get the primer, and it sprays ok. and sands ok....if you don't let it sit!!!! So we then primed a red fender for 34 whatever and it separated later. When I primed that fender I just got done priming the rav 4 hood and used what was left from the red crap and used it as a guide coat for the rav 4. The rav 4 hood sat for two weeks. So today when I went to "sand it" it took me nearly 3 hours to sand it for paint because of that red crap and there's another fender that's still sitting in it!!! So when I was done prepping and ready to mask it was getting to close to 5 and he asked me if I wanted to come in on Saturday. I said yeah but I think my ankle is gonna hurt too bad though. Maybe he can hire the old painter to come sit on his *** for a couple hours, pound on the material so it dies back like a semi gloss, and then go to lunch, come back, and then clock out. I'm working on my tank tomorrow!

Oh and this is getting some mc lovin soon.
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Got the glovebox painted! WHOOO HOOO

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Old 03-14-2014, 09:39 PM
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Still the rebel, eh...

My Dad forbade me having a car until I was 18 and could put it in my name. He bought me a new 1968 350 Honda instead.
I've gone 1 YEAR without a motorcycle since... I sold the Honda I had in '72 to help pay for my first wedding. Shoulda kept the Honda...
LOL, I guess we all are rebels to some extent.

As far as the Honda goes, I think I will just leave that alone.
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