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General Discussion / Re: Quiet Board / Spring chores
« Last post by chetbrz on May 15, 2019, 04:51:51 PM »
Wow you have been very busy.  The fabricated hood and grill look Great !!  Where exactly is the radiator.  Is it behind the motor or behind the driver?   In any case.., will it get good air flow in the rear ?  It looks like it would be fun to drive.   What other cars have come and gone?  My second question is how do you find the time ?

Impressed,  Chet…
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General Discussion / Re: Quiet Board / Spring chores
« Last post by abradney on May 14, 2019, 04:00:01 PM »
Well, while my 30u is still down at the upholstery shop i've had a few cars come and go, however I decided to scratch build another roadster this year, started with a 1930 ford chassis and dropped a 351 Windsor in it. Popped on a steel bucket, fabbed the hood/grill and slowly working through the essentials.  Rear mounting the radiator was a challenge but I think it'll be worth it.
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Things you are looking for. / Re: Door sills
« Last post by abradney on May 14, 2019, 03:55:58 PM »
The total was $275 including shipping (not sure why it went up $25 but couldn't argue), had to mail in a check, he doesn't do "any of that fancy electronic payment stuff"
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General Discussion / Re: Quiet Board / Spring chores
« Last post by racertb on May 13, 2019, 11:54:41 PM »
So far, so good!  Keep us posted on your progress.
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Things you are looking for. / Re: Door sills
« Last post by chetbrz on May 13, 2019, 05:51:43 PM »

Looks great !!!  I might need to have this done, just not even close yet.

Very Nice !!!

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Things you are looking for. / Re: Door sills
« Last post by abradney on May 13, 2019, 04:09:20 PM »
Just received this pic from Don over at the door sills place, they look purdy!!
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General Discussion / Re: The Prodigal Son returns.
« Last post by chetbrz on May 11, 2019, 11:39:27 PM »
Worked on the motor a little today.  I have about 4 hours of runtime so I decided to redo the valve adjustment and install the newly rebuilt RT08 carburetor.  Had some minor issues with the rebuild so as usual I took it apart and re-did the float setting and fixed some leaks.  After I got everything setup and no leaks with the electric fuel pump.., I tried to start the engine.  Oh no, it just wouldn't start.  I was about ready to reinstall the old carb when I realized I didn't have the make shift ignition switch turned on.  My Bad !!  Once on.., the engine fired right up.  I ran it for about an hour with the carb set as lean as possible.  Without the cables hooked up I had to use a tie wrap to keep the chock arm in position for a stable idle stop.

Below is a link to some MP4 video.

http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/images/MVI_1392.MP4

I guess back to body work...  Chet...
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General Discussion / Quiet Board / Spring chores
« Last post by chetbrz on May 07, 2019, 06:03:14 PM »
Everything comes alive in the spring including work and projects.  The garden absorbs a large chunk of time especially with the level of rain we have been getting.  Cutting the grass twice a week here is becoming par for the course. 

I haven't settled into a good car project week yet, but I have been able to keep focused on breaking in the engine.  I hope to redo the valve adjustment this week.  It has loosened up a bite since startup, cam transition tap until the engine gets hot.   Will install the newly rebuilt RT-08 carb now that it seems the engine is running OK.

Chipping away a tiny bit at a time,  Chet...

Hopefully things are going well for everyone else.  Fingers crossed.
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General Discussion / Re: The Prodigal Son returns.
« Last post by chetbrz on April 26, 2019, 05:05:03 PM »
Sounds awesome!

Thanks,  Ted

Ran a little over an hour yesterday and the valve tap quieted down. Oil pressure with vacuum port plugged was at 34psi at idle.  Adjusted spring to allow closer to 45 at high rpm. Only hitting 40 but adjustment was set to lower value from the first try before fixing oil circulation issues.

Looking good now.   Second time’s the charm.
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General Discussion / Re: The Prodigal Son returns.
« Last post by racertb on April 26, 2019, 04:31:06 PM »
Sounds awesome!
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