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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2019, 10:03:37 AM »
Nice.
I've thought about using aluminum, but I would have to just go with plain, no fancy tools.
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Nothing fancy as tools go, a 3M scotchbrite circular disc held in a cheap drill press spun about 500-1500 rpm pressed flat to the surface, I use WD-40 as a wetting/lubricant and free hand away, I use a sharpie to mark some rough lines to follow and over lap each circle to cover the entire surface. Easy peasy.

 
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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2019, 02:48:30 PM »
My little pony got new rear booties today.





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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2019, 09:34:15 PM »
Looking really sharp wrastu!
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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2019, 11:13:57 PM »
Thanks all for the compliments and encouragement.

Got the C4 valve body out, it is going to Montana to converted to reverse pattern manual shift. Getting new output yoke seal and new u-joints also.

Was replacing the windshield seal/rubber the other day using the string method and got down to the last 3 inches and CRACK. Gonna have a local guy who does a lot of custom and hot rod glass order me a new one and put it in. The other was hazing up on the corners pretty bad anyway, and had permanent marks in the glass from the windshield wipers anyway.

Gonna slow a bit for a couple to three weeks, Wife is having surgery and I will be playing nurse to her.

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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2019, 07:56:22 PM »
Bumpers back from powder coat, first time they were a little to light of a shade of gray, this time they are as close as they are gonna be. My powder coat guy is real good with his want to please the customer, he did the bumpers over no charge, and built it up a bit to hide some of the pitting, it will be fine for a driver.

Put my home made air dam on the front and that's about it for the front.....time to finish the rear bumper.

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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2019, 01:59:34 AM »
Spent the evening working on converting my stock automatic floor shifter to something that will work better with the manual reverse pattern.

I wanted to keep the factory type linkage for the trans instead of changing to a cable that would be real close to the header on the drivers side, and new shifters cost a bundle, so I modified mine to the point I am happy with the way it turned out.

Till have yet to make the pull up lever attachment for the release bar and find a shift knob I like.
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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2019, 12:51:49 PM »
Well finally got the door panels mounted.

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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2019, 12:59:34 PM »
Too cheap to buy a deep pan for the trans, so I made an extension and some line holders for the fuel and trans cooling lines.







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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2019, 01:12:04 PM »
Got my home adapted ford floor shifter in, it has reverse lock out and uses the detents from n to 3rd gear, reverse pattern manual valve body now.
Friend of mine made a factory looking cover out of some aluminum scrap, looks enough like the original, but just enough that you look twice and realize it isn't. Had to grind new shift notches, should work ok for now.





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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2019, 01:14:38 PM »
Had to make a coolant overflow/reserve tank, just because I could.

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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2019, 01:57:37 PM »
Looking good!!!

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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2019, 09:41:42 PM »
Mileage, what mileage? 

When I get asked about millage I tell them I GET 1000 SMILES PER MILE!

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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2019, 11:04:32 PM »
Nothing fancy as tools go, a 3M scotchbrite circular disc held in a cheap drill press spun about 500-1500 rpm pressed flat to the surface, I use WD-40 as a wetting/lubricant and free hand away, I use a sharpie to mark some rough lines to follow and over lap each circle to cover the entire surface. Easy peasy.

 

Thanks. Sounds simple enough that even I can do it.
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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2019, 11:31:31 PM »
Thanks. Sounds simple enough that even I can do it.
Russ

Hint/Tip: the nicer (shinier) finish you have before you start jeweling more prismatic the results will be, and a light touch is all that is needed. Test pieces are a good idea.

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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2019, 12:23:07 AM »
Thanks again.
Appreciate the help.
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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2019, 07:29:48 AM »
Mileage, what mileage? 

When I get asked about millage I tell them I GET 1000 SMILES PER MILE!

Sometimes it is how many traffic violations per tank full ::)
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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2019, 11:59:04 AM »
Well mostly done for the winter mods, have a smaller carb on the way, need to paint the hood yet, and front end alignment tomorrow hopefully.

But the Old Pony got to got out and stretch her legs around the block and test out the manual valve body.

Still needs a bath, but here she is for this season anyway.











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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2019, 02:23:07 PM »
This little car just keeps surprising me. Took off the valve covers to clean them up some and when removed look what I found!

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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #48 on: April 13, 2019, 08:33:32 PM »
Well it cooling system was having a hard time keeping up so it all came off, but before hand I bought a high volume pump, aluminum radiator, and took it all apart. During disassembly I found the thermostat bypass tube at the thermostat filled with silicone, half the old thermostat blocked by silicone, and the block coolant passages from the water pump half closed off with silicone.

So it is safe to say the previous owner loved applying way too much silicone. But since I had the new parts I went to install them and found the lower drivers side bolt for the block inlet port wouldn't tighten up. D*mn stripped bolt hole. So off comes the timing cover to helicoil or step up to a 3/8 bolt from a 5/16.

What did I find? The bolt had at one time been way over tightened or something had caused the area there to crack all the way through the wall between the coolant passage and the timing chain area. It was smothered in......SILICO NE! After getting it all cleaned up it was clear that the chunk of block could come loose and fall in to the timing gear drive, it was still attached but clearly a problem, the chunk was about 2/3 the size of a golf ball.

Well what to do? New block, take it apart and re-use the parts? Another engine?

NAW, I remembered I had one stick of Certanium 707 from years ago. (Used it for welding Hastelloy C276 and 316 Stainless together) Took the grinder and notched it after knocking off the Arc welding flux on the rod, and used my TIG to weld it up after pre-heating the block as much as I could. Used a grinding disc to smooth it down as best as I could, used a carbide 4 flute angled chamfer bit in a drill to flare the bolt hole and took a little longer bolt, turned the head off and tapped it in the hole and welded around the bolt in the chamfer to make it a stud now.

The thought is if the piece cracks or breaks off there will be leak but the chunk won't end up the timing gear drive as it will be attached to the stud. The weld should hold as it only holds the timing cover and water pump on, it ain't pretty, but now I get to silicone up that area.

I didn't have any proper cast iron rod but have used Certanium 707 in the past on cast iron and never had  problem, and the area will heat and cool uniformly with rest of the block, and isn't exposed to cool air like a manifold would be. Guess this winters project is a to build another engine. 

Will post some pics after it is all together, my welding sucks on this repair and I ain't showing it off.
 
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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2019, 04:47:02 PM »
Added a cheapo gilmer drive for the alt and water pump.

Bought some vinyl lettering, will get some pics of that now that the board is back up.

Scored a great deal on an Offy 360 turbo thrust tunnel ram, setting up a couple QFT 450's for it, making my linkage and planning the fuel lines for also.

Picked up a Trick Flow Stage 2 cam, some hyd rollers, next gonna get some new alum heads, and thinking real hard about either 3+1 toploader imposter or maybe a T5 or WCT5.

Put some tunes in a couple weeks ago, had to do the 70/80's 6x9's across the rear package tray, added an amp and a sub.

Picked up a stock hood, gonna need to put a scoop on it for the tunnel ram and didn't want to try and adapt the current fiberglass hood in case I go back to a single 4bbl, and a glass hood with a molded in scoop is over 600 delivered.
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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2019, 05:42:56 PM »
Made some air filter bases and tops for the tunnel ram and carbs

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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #53 on: June 22, 2019, 06:15:17 PM »
For what it's worth, I made a blog type page with pics of projects (bikes and cars) of mine and some of my co-conspirators.

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Re: New member with Project
« Reply #54 on: July 10, 2019, 03:58:38 AM »
Nice work, Sir! Looking great so far.
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