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Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! Today, 12:09 PM
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Posted By MercuryMac
Snopro, What you need to do, is you need to get...

Snopro, What you need to do, is you need to get in the lineup for ownership, ------- behind me.

A possible quiz answer; a cabriolet has solid windshield posts and window glass in the doors, where...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By MercuryMac
You may relish the excess heat, the flying parts,...

You may relish the excess heat, the flying parts, the flying gravel, and the noise, [which hasn't been addressed yet], but your wife or girlfriend will NOT. Don't cheap out before you've finished...
Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 12:16 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 19,509
Posted By MercuryMac
Well, I got the passenger side apart 'pic one'...

Well, I got the passenger side apart 'pic one' and cleaned up. Then I put it back together and put a big 36" pipe-wrench on the axle and twisted it a wee bit. Actually, I didn't need that big of a...
Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 12:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,294
Posted By MercuryMac
Not the top of the springs, but where the bottom...

Not the top of the springs, but where the bottom of the springs fit on the axle housing. I've drawn a red circle around the saddle in the picture. I tried to put a black dot just beside the hole in...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 05-24-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By MercuryMac
Yes Redi, all of the bends are home built. I made...

Yes Redi, all of the bends are home built. I made a few modifications to the pipe bender. One was the flatiron 'U' hold-downs. They helped by not putting kinks in the top side of the tube.
As I said...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 05-24-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 368,561
Posted By MercuryMac
I put a ball valve in the heater hose without any...

I put a ball valve in the heater hose without any other valves, on all of my big trucks and one tractor. You'd be surprized at how much hot antifreeze circulates in the heater with only one hose shut...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 05-23-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By MercuryMac
I have a Princess Auto pipe bender, which should...

I have a Princess Auto pipe bender, which should be the same as a Harbour Freight one. Pipe OD is a different size than tube OD, so that's one reason the exhaust tube crinkles. I filled my whole...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 05-23-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By MercuryMac
Nice haul Bama, I'm pretty sure you'll use it....

Nice haul Bama, I'm pretty sure you'll use it. Mine is just like Soltz's, and I use it quite a lot, sometimes.
Forum: Builds! 05-23-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,294
Posted By MercuryMac
Gunner, could you hog out the 'centre bolt head'...

Gunner, could you hog out the 'centre bolt head' holes in the two axle housing saddles, a quarter of an inch outwards.
Forum: Builds! 05-22-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 19,509
Posted By MercuryMac
Rather than rely on a reasonable looking 86 year...

Rather than rely on a reasonable looking 86 year old brake line between the front wheels I bought a new line and installed it. It feels better already. Then after scouting around for some wedge shims...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 05-22-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By MercuryMac
There are a lot of things I like about that car....

There are a lot of things I like about that car. It's probably a '56, it's a hardtop, it's chopped, it has a standard transmission, and it has 'I think' an FE. All good stuff. I don't care for the...
Forum: Builds! 05-22-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 91,514
Posted By MercuryMac
Skull, ya gotta know, I wanted to believe you,...

Skull, ya gotta know, I wanted to believe you, but, boy, without pictures, I just couldn't.[ddd[ddd. But now, well, YES. [cl[cl.
Forum: Builds! 05-22-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 758
Posted By MercuryMac
OI, I'm with you on 'feeding off the younger guys...

OI, I'm with you on 'feeding off the younger guys enthusiasm'. When some of my nephews started coming around and showing and interest in old cars, I got cranked up a wee bit.
The younger guys fed...
Forum: Tractors 05-21-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By MercuryMac
Guys, every time I wear my pirates hat on a...

Guys, every time I wear my pirates hat on a tractor I get confused signals and end up not being very swashbuckling with the cutlass.
Forum: Builds! 05-21-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 91,514
Posted By MercuryMac
Ya, Skull, right on this very forum, I've heard...

Ya, Skull, right on this very forum, I've heard 'pictures or it didn't happen'.
Forum: Builds! 05-21-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 758
Posted By MercuryMac
Snopro, yes, that's a '56 Dodge box with nice...

Snopro, yes, that's a '56 Dodge box with nice tailgate. The tailgate has a blank space where the name usually goes, perfect for a 'make' swap.
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself! 05-21-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By MercuryMac
Hi and welcome to Undead Sleds, from northern...

Hi and welcome to Undead Sleds, from northern Alberta. Ya, we like pictures.
Forum: Builds! 05-16-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 19,509
Posted By MercuryMac
Joe, that was an accidental metaphor, but ya, it...

Joe, that was an accidental metaphor, but ya, it could apply to quite a few things in life.
Anyway, I didn't do much on the truck today, more tractory things. I traded a bunch of John Deere tractor...
Forum: Builds! 05-15-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 19,509
Posted By MercuryMac
Thank you guys for cheering me on. Today I...

Thank you guys for cheering me on.
Today I tackled a weird dilemma. There's a downside to running into trees and buildings to stop a truck, when you actually should have fixed the brakes. Sometimes...
Forum: Builds! 05-14-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 19,509
Posted By MercuryMac
I roared to town today and picked up the bushings...

I roared to town today and picked up the bushings that my gung-ho parts guy ordered in. Two of the dimensions are right on them, the ID, and OD, but they are a little long. I'll have to cut them...
Forum: Builds! 05-14-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 758
Posted By MercuryMac
OI, I'm watching you on this one as I am secretly...

OI, I'm watching you on this one as I am secretly build a '56 International with a nephew. He inherited it in pieces and then got his Grandmothers Dodge car. We've changed plans a few times now and...
Forum: Builds! 05-14-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 85,534
Posted By MercuryMac
I'm glad you looked after yourself in time. That...

I'm glad you looked after yourself in time. That was a good lesson for all of us.
Thank you, and get well soon.
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 05-14-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 947,923
Posted By MercuryMac
The 'big and little' tires and the less severe...

The 'big and little' tires and the less severe chop make all the difference in the proportions. Good eyes, guys.
Forum: Builds! 05-12-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 19,509
Posted By MercuryMac
After another day in town, yesterday, I think I...

After another day in town, yesterday, I think I have some bushings ordered in. It was neat to deal with a guy who was gung-ho and found the parts for me, I think.
There is still lots to do on the...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 05-12-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By MercuryMac
I'll underline what Snopro said.

I'll underline what Snopro said.
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