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    While it's stripped, paint the back side of the...

    While it's stripped, paint the back side of the dash white. Makes it a lot easier to see when doing your wiring later.
  2. I disagree with Vall a little bit on the short...

    I disagree with Vall a little bit on the short springs not making much difference. If you hold a yardstick by the ends you can flex it pretty easy, but if you hold it at the "0" end and the 1 ft....
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    The parts store I deliver for has a customer that...

    The parts store I deliver for has a customer that swears by Kilmat, but I think they are a dealer and sell it to home builders, too, so obviously they're going to praise it. I've only used the...
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    That's what gets me when I see a project car for...

    That's what gets me when I see a project car for sale and they say "all the hard work done". Seems like it's the finish work and details are the most tedious and expensive.
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    Thanks, Vall.

    Thanks, Vall.
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    Oops. Posted in the wrong place. The fenders...

    Oops. Posted in the wrong place. The fenders appear to have been radiused for slicks.
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    Latest Gasser Traction

    Suppose he's ready for dirt drags?
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    Just a picture I ran across

    I got my '36 out of cold storage yesterday. It was a warm but windy ride. I mentioned it and my old '49 in Vall's Plymouth update post and just happened to see I had a picture of them both in front...
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    The tail lights look like '41-'48 Chevy car...

    The tail lights look like '41-'48 Chevy car lights. I've used them on the '49 Chevy and '36 Ford pickups I've done.
  10. Thread: Rear Tires

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    I'm using 29X12.5X15 Hoosier Pro Streets on my...

    I'm using 29X12.5X15 Hoosier Pro Streets on my Henry J.
  11. Thread: Mr. B

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    I run into the guy once in a while that claims to...

    I run into the guy once in a while that claims to have built the engine and he is very full of himself. He claims it ran fine until the owner swapped different heads on it. I don't remember what...
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    I've read that on rear end housings that aren't...

    I've read that on rear end housings that aren't quite straight, some people heat just the "long" side and quench it with wet rags to shrink it. I don' know if it really works or if it would on the...
  13. Thread: Mr. B

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    Mr. B

    This picture showed up on the HAMB tonight. When I was a teenager, my Dad bought a car from a small lot owned by Bud Graham and this Ranchero was sitting in the back row without an engine. I asked a...
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    Just my opinion, but a lot of older cars,...

    Just my opinion, but a lot of older cars, including my Henry J, have too much shock angle. I just re-located my upper shock mounts to stand the shocks up straighter and after 1 short test drive, I...
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    At the swap meet in Des Moines, an Oldsmobile...

    At the swap meet in Des Moines, an Oldsmobile club had a booth set up and were offering a free roll of toilet paper to any new members who signed up. Big crowd. One vender, who was selling sandpaper...
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    All indoors, Mario.

    All indoors, Mario.
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    Still mostly sane in Iowa. A swap meet at the...

    Still mostly sane in Iowa. A swap meet at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines tomorrow is still on and I'm planning to go. http://www.wildwade.com/
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    Some good 700R4 info here, too,Vall....

    Some good 700R4 info here, too,Vall.
    http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/techinfo/700R4p1.html

    I think I used 11 qts. of fluid in mine.
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    A picture of the new 3rd brake light I put on.

    A picture of the new 3rd brake light I put on.
  20. Thread: Hey, Mario

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    Hey, Mario

    Need a new project?https://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/pts/d/cedar-rapids-1977-mgb/7043106874.html
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    When the store I work at sold Continental hoses,...

    When the store I work at sold Continental hoses, they had some radiator hoses with only a 90* bend and they were a lot tighter bend than I've seen in other brands. We sell Gates now and they have a...
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    I got the bump stops off the net somewhere, for...

    I got the bump stops off the net somewhere, for 4X4s. They have slots molded through them so they're pretty resilient. If you look close, you can see I spaced them down after the collision between...
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    The rear of my car is noticeably more compliant...

    The rear of my car is noticeably more compliant over road dips than the front so I decided to try changing the shock angle and see if it is better balanced. The pic shows the shock where I relocated...
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    I wondered how you would come out trying to bend...

    I wondered how you would come out trying to bend that 1" tube. I used 7/8 OD 14 gage tube and thought it was all my 3/4 bender and I could handle.
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    I scratched up the chrome on my grille surround...

    I scratched up the chrome on my grille surround with coarse emery cloth. glass beaded the pits at a friends shop, etch primed, filler primed, sanded, filled pits with catalyzed spot filler, primed...
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