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Old 07-22-2015, 07:55 PM
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Continued welding my deck lid skin. 95% done and pleased so far.

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Old 07-22-2015, 09:14 PM
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Got the new mirrors on the Falcon and did some trouble shooting with the horns.

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In addition to work on the travel trailer, I tested a big long Harbor Freight 1/2 inch drive flexbar undoing the lugnutz on the trailer.

It failed the test. The pivot pin fell out and ....

The pin fell out several times , so my son grabbed the thing, put the pin back in, welded the holes up and ground the ends down. Now it works again.

If it fails again, the whole "business end" may get ground down for use as a prybar!
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:01 AM
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Yesterday was one of those "5 minutes" evenings , but I got something done
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:33 PM
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Getting close to my 6 week restriction! A little over one week left, and I can get back to working on my cars again!
Last night was our weekly cruise/drags at Beaches/PIR raceway. My buddy and I arrived early, and my other friend came after work in his '56 Chevy gasser. He pulled in on 7 cylinders, and said he'd lost a cylinder on the road there. I listened to it, and it sounded like the passenger side, so got the tools out, and pulled that valve cover. Sure enough two rockers on #6 cylinder were off the pushrod, and one pushrod was bent; the other almost broken in half.
Looking at the pushrods I noticed the wear mark area,where the go through the head, was corroded badly. The pitting was deep, and he said this engine had bad head gaskets when he bought it used. They got replaced, but appeared the water damaged the pushrods, and they never got replaced. He's had a new set for 3 years, and still hadn't installed them. Duh!
We called the local parts store, which by chance is only a mile away. They had full sets, but no singles. So we went and bought a full set, after checking, and seeing the lifters were still in their holes! Came back and put them in, and all was well. Told him it was time to quit procrastinating, before he ends up stranded, or loses an engine!
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:39 PM
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Cool purchase Brian, I came across a nice falcon the other day but don't know year it is. Can you tell me?

https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/atta...1&d=1437105199

I love Falcons btw.

Later gator
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That's a '62 or '63. Only those two years had the chrome hood trim, and that grille. But the bumper looks odd. The '62-'63 are flat on top, and that one is raised in the middle, and drops down under the headlights. It's also got chrome brows on the fender tips. Maybe a Canadian, or Australian version?
edit-It's right hand drive, so it's an Australian Falcon.

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Removed the interior from my next project today and was welcomed with a rusted out floor and rockers. It's a 57 Dodge Coronet with a dead 325 poly motor that I want to turn into a daily driver. I want to eliminate the torsion bar suspension and cross member so I can make room for the accessories that I'm going to add to the 392 hemi I'll be installing. I will try to do a better job of posting progress than I did with my twin turbo rambler american.

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Removed the interior from my next project today and was welcomed with a rusted out floor and rockers. It's a 57 Dodge Coronet with a dead 325 poly motor that I want to turn into a daily driver. I want to eliminate the torsion bar suspension and cross member so I can make room for the accessories that I'm going to add to the 392 hemi I'll be installing. I will try to do a better job of posting progress than I did with my twin turbo rambler american.

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That is a cool looking car
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:19 PM
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Removed the interior from my next project today and was welcomed with a rusted out floor and rockers. It's a 57 Dodge Coronet with a dead 325 poly motor that I want to turn into a daily driver. I want to eliminate the torsion bar suspension and cross member so I can make room for the accessories that I'm going to add to the 392 hemi I'll be installing. I will try to do a better job of posting progress than I did with my twin turbo rambler American.

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Can you post some "done" pics of the Rambler ?

I've come across some from car shows down there and it is awesome ...
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It's a 57 Dodge Coronet with a dead 325 poly motor that I want to turn into a daily driver.

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Suddenly it's 1960!
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Told him it was time to quit procrastinating, before he ends up stranded, or loses an engine!
Starting next week, he'll quit procrastinating?
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Removed the interior from my next project today and was welcomed with a rusted out floor and rockers. It's a 57 Dodge Coronet with a dead 325 poly motor that I want to turn into a daily driver. I want to eliminate the torsion bar suspension and cross member so I can make room for the accessories that I'm going to add to the 392 hemi I'll be installing. I will try to do a better job of posting progress than I did with my twin turbo rambler american

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Glad to see you back,,last post I saw you were finishind the interior ,don't think I saw a finished picture ,,If was a beautiful car ,where is it now
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Starting next week, he'll quit procrastinating?
Well he's headed to Reno for HAN the first week of August, so he better get it fixed, or pay someone to do it in Reno!
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:21 PM
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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

What did I do? WHAT DID I DO TODAY YOU ASK?

I got TICKED OFF, that's what I did!

My brother bought a Crosley boat engine off some guy on ebay. He won the auction and the guy started screwing with him. That's how that got started, the guy was saying he pulled it off before it ended and yada yada yada, the party got started. He finally agreed to sell it to him and my brother made a deal to have him deliver it to me for $25, he was in a town near by.

So the JERK calls me to set up a time and says in a half hour, ok, I am at work and I can get home in 15 minutes, ok. But a half hour sharp because I have a birthday party of a friend's daughter and will be late for it already but ok. He HAD to come tonight, tomorrow wasn't going to work for him.

Ok, he was an hour and a half late first off, then he had disassembled the entire motor's accessories! The carbs were all disassembled down to the gaskets and screws, starter disassembled, everything disassembled! WHAT IN THE LIVING HELL would make the guy do this?

Then he doesn't have the change that he was suppose to have for my $100, Geeeeeez, I had to run to the store to get it, GEEEEEZ, I wanted to punch this guy, Geeeeez.

Ok, I am enjoying my Guiness I had to buy at the store to get change, and my Giants are winning....I'll be ok.

Brian
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:27 PM
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This is what it looked like on eBay.

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