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Old 05-14-2017, 11:38 PM
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Thanks, guys.

The regulators are an excellent find. Like Torchie said, when you find them, they're always "stripped". Now we have a few and a good pair, we'll probably dissect a bad one to see what the major malfunction or weakness is.

I'm also pleased to find and buy the fenders for my car... any others I've found are overpriced, needing more work than the pair I have, or both.

Torchie: I have mocked a big block in my '38 and though real estate is definitely an issue, I know it will 'horn in there without sacrificing the firewall. (Like Btard, I'm big, tall and want to keep as much interior space as possible.)

So, we have the small block mounts dropped and set back as far as we think can get away with. (They're only welded across the top and will pry off, if we need to move them again.)

Next, we started working on the chassis. We measured it six ways from Sunday and found it square, straight and level. This came as something of a surprise to both of us, being 79 years old and suffering the structural "compromises" its seen along the way. We also found the frame lacking any notable corrosion or damage, aside from the hatchet job mentioned previously. Its condition, otherwise, did not come a surprise given our original inspection of the car, but a pleasure to see and confirm with the body removed. What I mean by that, is, the steel is in amazingly good condition and scrapes clean (in most places) with a razor blade and/or some brushing. We're confident it will withstand many more years of use and abuse and we started building on the foundation...





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Old 05-15-2017, 03:35 AM
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Great road trip you had, and the frame is looking really good.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:48 AM
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Good job on the frame!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:40 AM
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Good job on the frame!!!!!!!!!!!
Getting serious now.

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Old 05-15-2017, 05:02 PM
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Anticpatin some twist and shout???
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:11 PM
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Great road trip you had, and the frame is looking really good.
We were just outside Martensville... next day they had two tornadoes touch down... so our timing was good!

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Thank you. It has a long way to go, but it's a good start.

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Anticpatin some twist and shout???
Less twist, more shout.

I'm having connection issues. I'll find the problem and continue when I have it sorted out...

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Connection issue solved and moving forward.

We were at the point where the trans mount needed to be placed, but were a little ahead of ourselves because we didn't have ride height determined. We figured ride height next, which took us back to the front suspension.

We knew the grafted MII needed its welding cleaned up and didn't think much further than that... until we found ride height and measured the critical angles. It was true to wheelbase and "square", but installed wrong... the spring "hats" were level at ride height and the cross member negative 3.5, which eliminates anti-dive, forces negative caster and makes a wheel alignment impossible.

So, we cut the cross member out... carefully, because we intend to keep it...



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It's a treat to see you building something after all these years Dr C.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:51 AM
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:42 PM
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Thanks, eman and smallfoot. It's been a treat to "be in your company".

A couple more pics of the surgery...





... plenty of grinder dust and a split-handle BFH, but we got 'er out of there.

We cleaned up the nasty frame notch and started the "refit". The cross member needed to lay back 7 degrees from where it was. This made it necessary to raise the cross member an inch, so we notched it...






... nasty lookin' deal, I know, but since these photos were taken, it's been cleaned it up and and the notch properly "capped". We ground off the previous welds, filled the cuts and holes, smoothed the whole mess down and placed the cross member correctly.

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