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Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 141
Posted By bob w
Somebody will correct me if I'm wrong. I believe...

Somebody will correct me if I'm wrong. I believe some Chevy engines were installed from the factory angled to the rear. The intake manifolds were designed with the carb mount level with the engine...
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! Yesterday, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 141
Posted By bob w
And I generally use level engine and level...

And I generally use level engine and level pinion. Depends on the build. If the elevation difference between the engine and rear end is too great (That included angle again) then I start tilting...
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 141
Posted By bob w
I use "equal and opposite" angles. However the...

I use "equal and opposite" angles. However the included angle in a given u-joint should not exceed a certain number, which I can't remember. (maybe 5 degrees from straight through???)
Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,628
Posted By bob w
No bump steer when the wheels are in the air.[cl

No bump steer when the wheels are in the air.[cl
Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,712
Posted By bob w
My oh my, that's a pretty car. A repeat customer...

My oh my, that's a pretty car. A repeat customer speaks well of your work.
Forum: Builds! 11-26-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,628
Posted By bob w
Don't feel bad, zz, but it looks pro-built.[cl

Don't feel bad, zz, but it looks pro-built.[cl
Forum: Builds! 11-26-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 28,341
Posted By bob w
Ya know Couper, if your hot rod doesn't work out,...

Ya know Couper, if your hot rod doesn't work out, you'll have a lot of us to blame.:D[ddd:D
Forum: Builds! 11-26-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 71,379
Posted By bob w
All the credit to Titus for helping out the old...

All the credit to Titus for helping out the old guy.

Finally completed the header to muffler pipes. I was determined to not buy any more pipe. That's why the one side is made up of 14 pieces.
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-25-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 310
Posted By bob w
For almost 25 years I've used a Lincoln SP-175...

For almost 25 years I've used a Lincoln SP-175 Plus. A 220 volt machine. Replaced the sheath once. No other work other than cleaning. I use .030" wire for everything. Used to use my Miller stick for...
Forum: Builds! 11-25-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 71,379
Posted By bob w
Thanks for your support, guys. It means a lot. ...

Thanks for your support, guys. It means a lot.

Here's a story I must tell:

Tuesday the power window in my minivan went down and would not come up. Lots of bad noises. Called the dealer and the...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 11-25-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5,074
Views: 905,445
Posted By bob w
You guys got me thinking. Here's some of my...

You guys got me thinking. Here's some of my childhood possessions: A slingshot made from a tree branch and inner tube rubber. A raft made from dead fall logs. A cap pistol. A steel hoop and a "T"...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-25-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 538,172
Posted By bob w
The builder hid the fact that it is a Bug body...

The builder hid the fact that it is a Bug body quite well.
Forum: Builds! 11-25-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,020
Posted By bob w
Gotta use up that fossil fuel before it is...

Gotta use up that fossil fuel before it is banned.:eek:
Forum: Builds! 11-25-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 28,341
Posted By bob w
I'm impressed that a person with your skill set...

I'm impressed that a person with your skill set is willing to ask questions and take advice from others. You will end up with a fine hot rod.[cl
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 11-24-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By bob w
There's a lot to give thanks for. Happy...

There's a lot to give thanks for. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 11-23-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5,074
Views: 905,445
Posted By bob w
E-man, my how times, and prices have changed.

E-man, my how times, and prices have changed.
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-23-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By bob w
The red ones.

The red ones.
Forum: Engine Q&A! 11-23-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,125
Posted By bob w
Not too long, Mav. I'm glad.

Not too long, Mav. I'm glad.
Forum: Builds! 11-23-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 440,092
Posted By bob w
Wise folks don't have time to feel sorry for...

Wise folks don't have time to feel sorry for themselves. Too many adventures and challenges ahead.

Last visit to the Doc I said, "Just help me have 10 more good years." His jaw dropped.
I'll be...
Forum: Builds! 11-23-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,020
Posted By bob w
It's called the "debugging" process.

It's called the "debugging" process.
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-23-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,252
Posted By bob w
A solar panel on the roof of a car probably...

A solar panel on the roof of a car probably wouldn't run the heater motor. An intuitive statement not backed up with facts. I don't care enough to research it.

I'm working on a tiny nuclear...
Forum: Builds! 11-22-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,545
Posted By bob w
Snopro, I've built two roadsters with quarter...

Snopro, I've built two roadsters with quarter elliptics in front. On this one I'll stick with the design Chevrolet provided. Just put a different axle on it.
The bolts came out fairly easily and the...
Forum: Builds! 11-22-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 440,092
Posted By bob w
Torchie, that's the best advice I've heard in a...

Torchie, that's the best advice I've heard in a long time. [cl

"It's a great life if you don't weaken."

My story was like organ donation, but different.:eek:
Forum: Builds! 11-22-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 440,092
Posted By bob w
I was waiting for that question, Skip. He took it...

I was waiting for that question, Skip. He took it to the leg shop and had it reworked to fit him.
I thought is was a bizarre story and couldn't help telling it.
Forum: Builds! 11-22-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,545
Posted By bob w
Bingo! must have been used for a farm trailer....

Bingo! must have been used for a farm trailer. Interesting the spindles are swapped side to side. As a car it had cross link steering. Not very common back then.
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