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General Discussion / Re: Temperature Check
« Last post by chetbrz on May 01, 2021, 07:26:44 PM »
Upper and lower radiator temps looking great.
Engine flange temp after a long run, perfect.

Ted your leaf springs are looking good, you’re all set for 2021.

 :) :) :)
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General Discussion / Re: Temperature Check
« Last post by racertb on May 01, 2021, 03:37:57 PM »
Looks to be cooling the way it should.  Are you running with a thermostat? 

No thermostat.
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General Discussion / Re: Temperature Check
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on May 01, 2021, 02:11:26 PM »
Looks to be cooling the way it should.  Are you running with a thermostat? 
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General Discussion / Temperature Check
« Last post by racertb on May 01, 2021, 01:22:43 PM »
Had the car out at a local Cars and Coffee this morning and took for a nice ride afterward.  I decided for first time ever to check the temperature of the motor using an infrared temp gun that I recently purchased to use on the truck project I'm working on.  I found this gun to be fairly accurate after comparing the readings to a reliable aftermarket temp gauge used on the truck.  When I got back to the garage, I left the car idling at operating temp while taking a few readings.  Please see the attached pics of readings at various spots.  Let me know your thoughts and what temps you're running if you've ever measured them.  Thanks!
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General Discussion / Update on Springs
« Last post by racertb on May 01, 2021, 01:12:13 PM »
Took the car out for the first time in a few months (been working on the 51 Dodge truck) and she ran great.  I forgot that I had placed some rubber "insulators" I made at each helper spring shackle and had oiled up the springs.  They look much better now and she rode nice and quiet!
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General Discussion / Re: Just checking
« Last post by chetbrz on April 29, 2021, 09:43:41 PM »
Could not get at an edge of alum to mic . But ss is .030 to .034 or 21 gauge on corner of side where flat . I believe you have ss .

Tom, I think that confirms it.  Not much difference between o.028 and o.030.  +- .005
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General Discussion / Re: Just checking
« Last post by Articifer Tom on April 29, 2021, 09:25:49 PM »
Could not get at an edge of alum to mic . But ss is .030 to .034 or 21 gauge on corner of side where flat . I believe you have ss .
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General Discussion / Re: Just checking
« Last post by chetbrz on April 29, 2021, 05:41:35 PM »
The aluminum trim on my car looks to be 0.055 if that helps.  I think that is 15 or 16 gauge

Thanks for the info. I think the trim is stainless steel.  Next to check if the running boards mount to the car.  Unfortunately lawn work tomorrow.
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General Discussion / Re: Just checking
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on April 29, 2021, 05:29:05 PM »
The aluminum trim on my car looks to be 0.055 if that helps.  I think that is 15 or 16 gauge
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General Discussion / Re: Just checking
« Last post by chetbrz on April 29, 2021, 09:52:05 AM »
Hi Tom,

On both the kick panel side and the outside edge trim I measure 0.028 which is 23 gauge steel or maybe 24 gauge 0.024.  Either way pretty thin but strong and heavy.  I cut a divot on the back end edge with a file.  Shinny metal throughout.  I think its stainless.  The brownish areas in the pictures might be from the garage florescent lights.., in reality dull flat steel color.  I think deeper polishing might correct the blotchy look.   

What is the gauge of the aluminum, Any suggestions ?
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