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Forum: Builds! Today, 01:13 PM
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Posted By donsrods
Thank you. Well, I have decided to try to...

Thank you.

Well, I have decided to try to get the bad running situation figured out because I am close to getting this thing on the road. It should run like a new car, the engine is a crate...
Forum: Builds! 09-26-2020, 11:59 PM
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks. Just having my sons to do this stuff...

Thanks. Just having my sons to do this stuff with is the best part of my life, Old Iron. There have been some things in my life that I have really messed up, but having them was absolutely the best...
Forum: Builds! 09-25-2020, 11:45 PM
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Posted By donsrods
The list of things to do are getting shorter, and...

The list of things to do are getting shorter, and the jobs are getting somewhat easier. Today Dan worked on modifying the bed stake pockets to fit the bed and I worked on making the rest of the...
Forum: Builds! 09-24-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By donsrods
Same with other engines too, Doc, like...

Same with other engines too, Doc, like Oldsmobiles. I gave up on the 394 Olds I was going to use in my rpu because I had a fortune in it and it still needed rebuilt a second time. SBC may be...
Forum: Builds! 09-23-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By donsrods
For comparison, here are a couple of pictures of...

For comparison, here are a couple of pictures of a 46-48 frame we have.
Forum: Builds! 09-23-2020, 11:54 AM
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Posted By donsrods
That frame looks like it dates somewhere between...

That frame looks like it dates somewhere between 1940 and 48. Post more pictures and we might be able to ID it better for you. 1939 was last year for floor shift and this one is column shift.
Forum: Builds! 09-20-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 380
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks guys. It feels really like the finish...

Thanks guys. It feels really like the finish line is in sight after all these years.

Torchie, the only miles on those slicks was when I pulled them off of this car and put them on my 27 to run...
Forum: Builds! 09-19-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 380
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Posted By donsrods
That's a good way to figure the strength of the...

That's a good way to figure the strength of the ones you need to get, OI. I used the old method, I bought 20 pounders, and they were too weak, so I took them back and swapped them out for two 40...
Forum: Builds! 09-19-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 380
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Posted By donsrods
Bill, I hadn't heard of them either, but my son...

Bill, I hadn't heard of them either, but my son found them somehow on the net. He says they make them in a lot of different sizes and some even lock, and are used on race cars a lot to remove things...
Forum: Builds! 09-19-2020, 12:48 AM
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Posted By donsrods
Last night I made up the aluminum door panel for...

Last night I made up the aluminum door panel for the passenger side, so now that only leaves the two panels behind the doors and the two in the kick panel area to make up before I can give them to...
Forum: Builds! 09-16-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
Thanks, guys. I took the last couple of days off...

Thanks, guys. I took the last couple of days off from working on the car, it has been too darn hot to even think about going to the shop. But we are getting some rain today from the passing...
Forum: Builds! 09-13-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 105
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Posted By donsrods
Well, actually, Soltz, you are asking the wrong...

Well, actually, Soltz, you are asking the wrong crowd. WE ARE ALL NUTS ON HERE ! lol. Would we be playing with these things if we were sane ?

But I do like the look of your rod, different is...
Forum: Builds! 09-12-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
No, I was in Pa in 1960. Maybe my engine just...

No, I was in Pa in 1960. Maybe my engine just has low compression and can be cranked regardless of the timing ! lol

Today Dan and I worked on the bed some more. We are down to making the...
Forum: Builds! 09-10-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
Me too, soltz. I have always been able to...

Me too, soltz. I have always been able to advance a distributor until the engine struggles to crank over, then I retard it a bit and listen to how it sounds, and then set it to stay there.

But...
Forum: Builds! 09-09-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
Thanks for that info, OI. But what is weird is,...

Thanks for that info, OI. But what is weird is, we have done all the normal things, we pulled that valve cover, turned the engine over with no plugs in it with a rachet, watched the valves opening...
Forum: Builds! 09-08-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
Thanks guys, much appreciated. Today I had to...

Thanks guys, much appreciated. Today I had to run to the local steel supply house and pick up some steel for the tonneau cover framework. On the way home I stopped at the hardware store and...
Forum: Builds! 09-07-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 380
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks guys. Best part is, I won't have to be...

Thanks guys. Best part is, I won't have to be sitting on folded up towels any more ! lol

Now we just have to make up the aluminum door panels so he can roll and pleat those to match.
Forum: Builds! 09-07-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
Today Dan was off work for the holiday, so we...

Today Dan was off work for the holiday, so we went to the shop and did some more work on the lid for the bed. We also aligned the doors a little more, and they now close with just a click and fit...
Forum: Builds! 09-06-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
You're welcome. These bodies are basically just...

You're welcome. These bodies are basically just a skin held in place with some sort of framework, sometimes steel, sometimes wood, or both together. When that framework either rusts or rots away...
Forum: Builds! 09-05-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
Ok, OI, those are pretty good pictures, and from...

Ok, OI, those are pretty good pictures, and from what I can see it looks like the inner structure ( most of it wood) has gone away, leaving only sheet metal that has no strength to retain it's shape....
Forum: Builds! 09-05-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
Good. I am having a hard time envisioning what...

Good. I am having a hard time envisioning what might be out of line there. One good thing, these bodies are pretty simple so they are not too hard to put back in shape.

Is the floor cut out of...
Forum: Builds! 09-05-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
Hmmm, not sure what is up with that OI. Can you...

Hmmm, not sure what is up with that OI. Can you post some pictures of the areas that are not lining up ? Did the car have some damage or something else that caused it to get out of shape ?

It...
Forum: Builds! 09-05-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
Thanks, guys. Today before Dan got to the shop...

Thanks, guys. Today before Dan got to the shop I worked on installing the door hardware, like the strikers, latches, and the Suicide Door safety latches. We had it all lined up before we painted...
Forum: Builds! 09-04-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
Thanks Torchie. I have to admit that I am...

Thanks Torchie. I have to admit that I am starting to like this one a lot.
Forum: Builds! 09-03-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,184
Posted By donsrods
Thanks for the suggestions, guys, and thanks Dr C...

Thanks for the suggestions, guys, and thanks Dr C for the picture. I think that is my problem, I found a second timing tab that came with my engine on my parts shelf, and for some reason I used this...
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