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what i have been doing during isolation

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what i have been doing during isolation

Post by prairiehotrodder » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:23 am

Isolation is actually fairly normal to me. We already home school our children and run a home based business. I pulled my race car into the shop a week ago and built a light weight rad support that takes about 14 - 15 pounds off the front. It also moves the rad forward about 1 inch which gives me more room to work on the motor and have clearance for my electric fans. I'm real happy with it so far. I also built a better mount and bolted on the aluminum trans cooler you see.
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Now i just have to build stand-offs for my hood pins.

I also took the time to put my new comp cams roller rockers on and get my engine running after a long winter. I take the rockers off every winter to help conserve the valve springs. I also re-jetted the carbs back down because i had richened them 2 jet sizes last fall but it didn't seem to help.

Also if anyone is interested in the laser cut alternator bracket that i sell, there is a picture of it modified for use with an electric water pump.

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Re: what i have been doing during isolation

Post by prairiehotrodder » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:45 am

another thing i have been doing is getting rid of every single self-tapping screw on my car. I have come to the conclusion that self-tapping screws do not belong on a race car for any reason. They always come loose and will eventually fall out. Not a good thing to be falling on a race track !!! It should be an NHRA rule.
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Re: what i have been doing during isolation

Post by MadBill » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:35 pm

Maybe a dab of gorilla snot on each one during installation?
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Post by Kevin Johnson » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:38 am

MadBill wrote:
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Maybe a dab of gorilla snot on each one during installation?
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Re: what i have been doing during isolation

Post by MadBill » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:47 pm

Hmmm, Kevin. That stuff's not the gooey yellow weatherstrip adhesive I associate with the name... :-k
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Post by Kevin Johnson » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:05 pm

MadBill wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:47 pm
Hmmm, Kevin. That stuff's not the gooey yellow weatherstrip adhesive I associate with the name... :-k
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Re: what i have been doing during isolation

Post by MadBill » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:43 pm

THAT'S what I'm talking about! =D>
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Post by Kevin Johnson » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:45 pm

MadBill wrote:
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THAT'S what I'm talking about! =D>
You don't get my Dad's British humour. :lol:

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Post by gunt » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:21 pm

Good title , not sure if i'm wrecking your post or not but here's what i'm at , no engines yet guts setting up equipment

leveling up mill and lathe , i was looking around the workshop for something cheap and handy for this , so the vw cv joints , the tread is on the inside / it will take the weight / and fine tread .

also moved a valve grinder up to 240v motors without oil feeds , hope the pictures work
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Re: what i have been doing during isolation

Post by prairiehotrodder » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:42 pm

good to see some ingenuity !! Anyone else have a cool project they want to show off ?

The plague has caused a boom in some industries and a bust in others. I've been selling parts quite well. People have the time, they are bored, gas is cheap, and they aren't spending money on lots of other entertainment.
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Post by gunt » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:11 am

i have a bout 2 years of work in front of me , so if i could get this all set up i have no problem with the lock down continuing :D

it would be nice to work in peace

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Re: what i have been doing during isolation

Post by prairiehotrodder » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:03 pm

got my new front bumper on, what do you think ?
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Post by prairiehotrodder » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:04 pm

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Re: what i have been doing during isolation

Post by F-BIRD'88 » Tue May 12, 2020 6:40 am

Interesting to read your post report on the effect of your new spankin front spoiler.

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