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Forum: Buick Nailheads! 12-07-2019, 01:17 PM
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Posted By MercuryMac
Very few people in the world can have complex...

Very few people in the world can have complex dreams and then make those dreams come true. You are in that unique few, and that's why you're a hotrod builder. Keep on tinkering.
Forum: Builds! 12-07-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 81,773
Posted By MercuryMac
My mistake, Doc. It is Buckshy. I know him as...

My mistake, Doc. It is Buckshy. I know him as Steve, so don't read his plates much.
He was making a falcon wagon 'sleeper' when I was there the other day. It has new 14" steel wheels, 'one inch wide...
Forum: Builds! 12-07-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,473
Posted By MercuryMac
You amaze me every day, Bob. That dash is 'the...

You amaze me every day, Bob. That dash is 'the cats meow'.
Don't ever quit this hobby.
Forum: Builds! 12-06-2019, 11:45 PM
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Views: 81,773
Posted By MercuryMac
Yes Doc, Buckshot is Steve Rutherford, the head...

Yes Doc, Buckshot is Steve Rutherford, the head dude. He has a brother that races a bit and a son James that races too.
Forum: Builds! 12-05-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,355
Posted By MercuryMac
You are worrying about your eye for perspective....

You are worrying about your eye for perspective. I'm here to tell you, you got it. This 'Concept 2' is aces, man. Carry on.
Forum: Builds! 12-05-2019, 09:28 PM
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Views: 81,773
Posted By MercuryMac
Buckshot is a welder, a machinist, a racer, and a...

Buckshot is a welder, a machinist, a racer, and a builder of things. I think his opinions are golden. The racing guys don't have that little springy strip in between the fibre plates. Those are the...
Forum: Builds! 12-05-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 81,773
Posted By MercuryMac
Here's a picture of my chalky clutch disc. Doc....

Here's a picture of my chalky clutch disc.
Doc. I took my disc to my friend, Buckshot, and he put it on the lathe. He explained to me about the springy strip between the two fibre discs and that...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 12-04-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By MercuryMac
Sam Fear, you touched on the real, hidden...

Sam Fear, you touched on the real, hidden problem. Phones take your fingers or thumbs away from driving. That's a bit of a problem. BUT nobody worries about taking your brain, [concentration] away...
Forum: Builds! 12-04-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 81,773
Posted By MercuryMac
OK, OI. but now you're scaring me a wee bit. I...

OK, OI. but now you're scaring me a wee bit. I thought putting anything on the lathe was the answer.
Forum: Builds! 12-04-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 43,148
Posted By MercuryMac
ZZ, I did the same thing you are proposing on my...

ZZ, I did the same thing you are proposing on my '36, for all of the same reasons. I still like the effect after five years. Go for it, man.
Forum: Builds! 12-03-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 81,773
Posted By MercuryMac
Doc, I secretly was worried about the smoothness...

Doc, I secretly was worried about the smoothness of the friction disc, too. Even though I argued with you and said I don't need a new disc, this one's almost new, I took it out and set it up in my...
Forum: Builds! 12-03-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 81,773
Posted By MercuryMac
Just a new pressure plate, Doc, as the friction...

Just a new pressure plate, Doc, as the friction disc is almost new and unique. It is a T-5 Chev disc. I haven't tested the disc to see if it is uneven, yet. The flywheel was turned on a lathe and...
Forum: Builds! 12-02-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 81,773
Posted By MercuryMac
The clutch on this motor 'kinda' jingles when...

The clutch on this motor 'kinda' jingles when engaged and it only quiets down when I ride the clutch pedal. When the pressure plate is squashing the friction disc the three fingers are all loose so...
Forum: Builds! 12-02-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,253
Posted By MercuryMac
Bill, the truck is tucked away in the machine...

Bill, the truck is tucked away in the machine shed for now. I dug a Poly 318 Dodge motor and New Process 435 trans, out of my stash and it's sitting on the shop floor. Tonight my 4-H kids come...
Forum: Builds! 12-01-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,253
Posted By MercuryMac
Thank you, guys. I'm a bit of a story teller. All...

Thank you, guys. I'm a bit of a story teller. All of you should come over here for a visit to see if this stuff is true or am I just sitting in my big chair making it up, [of course, nobody could...
Forum: Builds! 11-30-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,253
Posted By MercuryMac
Well, we went to watch the play 'The Grapes of...

Well, we went to watch the play 'The Grapes of Wrath' last night, and Snopro, I hardly thought about the removal of the truck at all. At least it didn't ruin the show for me. The truck performed like...
Forum: Builds! 11-30-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 81,773
Posted By MercuryMac
There probably won't be a video of the running...

There probably won't be a video of the running 'cammed' flathead, not because I'm a selfish guy, but because I'm a dinosaur computer operator. Mrs. Mac is better at it than I am, but still can't...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-28-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,935
Posted By MercuryMac
Yes SC., we have many dang fine craftsmen on this...

Yes SC., we have many dang fine craftsmen on this forum to watch and learn from. I salute all of you.
Some people don't appreciate a pile of scrap iron or parts, but we as creators need 'material...
Forum: Builds! 11-26-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 41,194
Posted By MercuryMac
Doc, outsmarting metal is intriguing. You are...

Doc, outsmarting metal is intriguing. You are certainly doing it. I can't wait to see the video of you with the shrinking disc, as I have been wanting one for a while now.
Keep on tinkering.
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-26-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By MercuryMac
Thanks guys. I've rolled it under the truck on...

Thanks guys. I've rolled it under the truck on the hoist, but I haven't actually tried it out. The bragging...., I mean a full report will follow.
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-25-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By MercuryMac
New shop tool; jack.

A few years ago I bought part of a transmission jack at a swap-meet. It was a really good deal. A while after I got it home, I realized that a good deal is getting something of value for cheap. Part...
Forum: Builds! 11-23-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,473
Posted By MercuryMac
Bob, you're making a car; a dang fine car. Ninety...

Bob, you're making a car; a dang fine car. Ninety nine percent of the population couldn't do what you do; couldn't harrow what you plow. So don't judge yourself so harshly.
Keep up the good work;...
Forum: Tractors 11-18-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 24,830
Posted By MercuryMac
A couple of weeks ago my old grass seed buyer...

A couple of weeks ago my old grass seed buyer phoned and said he was finally selling his fathers farm. Would I be interested in any old tractors? They were mostly Minneapolis-Molines. Would I be...
Forum: Builds! 11-18-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 81,773
Posted By MercuryMac
The redone distributer is in the truck and timed....

The redone distributer is in the truck and timed. The truck started right up, so I set it at 12* advance. It sounded to be a little more advanced than when I just time it by ear, but with the three...
Forum: Chevy Engines 11-16-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By MercuryMac
I have long known that I'm a 'unique valve cover'...

I have long known that I'm a 'unique valve cover' sorta guy. You have made my day with your choice of motors. Thank you.
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