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Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 12-04-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 104
Posted By MercuryMac
Coup, I am really glad I finally put a vacuum...

Coup, I am really glad I finally put a vacuum power brake system in my 55 Merc pickup. It has discs on the front and drums on the back. You don't have to push those pads very far onto the discs, but...
Forum: Builds! 12-04-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 21,673
Posted By MercuryMac
Bob, I was over a friends place today for a visit...

Bob, I was over a friends place today for a visit and his son came into the shop to work and visit. The subject got around to old cars. Here's the sons car; a Hupmobile. He is putting it back...
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 12-01-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By MercuryMac
I read and reread your statement, Coup, and I...

I read and reread your statement, Coup, and I think your angles are excellent. Your friend might be confusing the pinion angle numbers somewhat. The most you should ever have for U-joint angles is...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 12-01-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 1,369,470
Posted By MercuryMac
Snopro, right in your back yard, there's a guy...

Snopro, right in your back yard, there's a guy making a three window coupe out of 36 sedan. He's the shop foreman in the So-Cal shop in Spruce Grove.
Forum: Tractors 11-30-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 74,367
Posted By MercuryMac
During a 'town-day', I scoured the back room of...

During a 'town-day', I scoured the back room of our Napa store in the rad hose section and finally bought a 2" hose that had a few weird bends in it. I needed a bunch of weird shaped connectors for...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 11-30-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 1,369,470
Posted By MercuryMac
I'm with you Bob, I like a five window coupe...

I'm with you Bob, I like a five window coupe maybe a little better than a three window. That change-over is an awful lot of work and he's doing a very nice job of it.
Forum: Title Q&A 11-30-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By MercuryMac
All DMVs in every state and province are...

All DMVs in every state and province are different --- and the same. They all have different rules and hoops you have to jump through, but they all make you appreciate how nice enemas are.
Forum: Builds! 11-29-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 21,673
Posted By MercuryMac
Wire wheels are the cat's meow, Bob, don't you...

Wire wheels are the cat's meow, Bob, don't you know.
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 11-28-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By MercuryMac
I've tried and tried to order one, but can't get...

I've tried and tried to order one, but can't get through the ordering process. ARRRH.
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-28-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By MercuryMac
Could you use body filler or JB Weld to fill in...

Could you use body filler or JB Weld to fill in the cracks of the knobs and then sand them back to the right shape and paint them?
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-28-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By MercuryMac
Good eye, Bob, it's sad when one of our group...

Good eye, Bob, it's sad when one of our group disappears. The good news is that sometimes there's sightings of them alive and well.
Thanks Bob.
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 11-27-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By MercuryMac
Bob, I can't correct you when you're right all of...

Bob, I can't correct you when you're right all of the time. Some motors have their carb bosses at three degrees so when the motor is tipped back the carb sits level. Of course, flathead fords with...
Forum: Builds! 11-27-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,867
Posted By MercuryMac
Here's my opinion, ZZ, if the draglink is nearly...

Here's my opinion, ZZ, if the draglink is nearly horizontal, the tinie-weinie bumpsteer is very small and easily corrected with the steering wheel. It's only when the draglink is at a big angle that...
Forum: Builds! 11-27-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,318
Posted By MercuryMac
My first thought was the same as Snopro's. If you...

My first thought was the same as Snopro's. If you look into the future a wee bit and plan ahead, you never have to steer your wheels to full lock.
But, the customer is always right, so carry on,...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 11-26-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By MercuryMac
I'm thankful for my family's and my own pretty...

I'm thankful for my family's and my own pretty good health.
Also, my slight advantage of good optimism and the ability to see and understand reality. When you understand reality, you can predict the...
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 11-26-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By MercuryMac
Your kid was right, the transmission output shaft...

Your kid was right, the transmission output shaft has to be parallel to the pinion shaft, and that's what you have now. Good show.
A side note is, make sure the shafts are parallel side to side...
Forum: Tractors 11-26-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 74,367
Posted By MercuryMac
Ya Guys, I get quite a bit of happiness out of...

Ya Guys, I get quite a bit of happiness out of solving mechanical problems, but sometimes when the problem is still winning I get worn down.
Anyhow, I got some more little things done. I took the...
Forum: Tractors 11-25-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 74,367
Posted By MercuryMac
I'm working away on a bracket for the...

I'm working away on a bracket for the air-cleaner. It's coming along, though slowly. There is just enough room between the gas tank and the engine for the cleaner, and the intake has to be relatively...
Forum: Builds! 11-25-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,205
Posted By MercuryMac
Coup, I can only offer opinions as I have not had...

Coup, I can only offer opinions as I have not had to do a front axle like yours yet. I wouldn't weld the x-member in just yet. You could probably pull the axle six or seven degrees of caster with the...
Forum: Builds! 11-25-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,867
Posted By MercuryMac
Go man go, ZZ. I have been using solid wire mig...

Go man go, ZZ.
I have been using solid wire mig for a few years, but my welder is old and I think it hesitates electrically quite often. This makes me look like an even poorer welder than I really...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 11-24-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 912,077
Posted By MercuryMac
I want to highlight what Dutch said. ...

I want to highlight what Dutch said.
"Devaluation is crazy but the things people think they need is nothing less imo"
If you use the dollar for your yardstick of value, you will get depressed and...
Forum: Builds! 11-23-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,867
Posted By MercuryMac
Holey Moley, ZZ, you're going to town on this...

Holey Moley, ZZ, you're going to town on this one. [cl[cl[cl
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-23-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 540,685
Posted By MercuryMac
E-man, it was the top picture that caught my eye....

E-man, it was the top picture that caught my eye. Cool. Imagine what Torchie could do with that. It looks like that car hood fits nicely on that era of cab. Cool.
Forum: Builds! 11-22-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,495
Posted By MercuryMac
I sure like that red on the dash.

I sure like that red on the dash.
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-22-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,481
Posted By MercuryMac
I had to chuckle at myself, Snopro, when you used...

I had to chuckle at myself, Snopro, when you used the term 'boyish idea'. In my early teens, I had 'boyish' dreams of inventing perpetual motion or something close to it, but by the time I was in...
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