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Forum: Builds! 04-17-2022, 08:36 AM
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Posted By charliebob
CLR says it can be used on chrome and stainless....

CLR says it can be used on chrome and stainless. After all it is a bathroom cleaner. I havenít noticed any problems

A brass pot scrubber might leave scratches. CLR is easy to apply with a random...
Forum: Builds! 04-15-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 11,641
Posted By charliebob
Here is a link to experiments I did a while back....

Here is a link to experiments I did a while back.

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=38490

FWIW, My preference would be to initially go over it with CLR with a medium Scotch bride...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 11-11-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,310
Posted By charliebob
Hey Bamamav, Here is one on the other side...

Hey Bamamav,

Here is one on the other side of Alabama. It's slightly outside your suggested range for pics, but in the fat fendered transition years!

I call it the Fracking Truck, so named...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 02-15-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,560
Posted By charliebob
tanksinc.com has a wide selection of tanks,...

tanksinc.com has a wide selection of tanks, including some universal tanks in various shapes.

They are a good source for tank dimensions to find what might fit your application, even if you don't...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-04-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,336
Posted By charliebob
The best explanation of the Satchell design that...

The best explanation of the Satchell design that I have seen is in the book Chassis Engineering by Herb Adams.
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-02-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,336
Posted By charliebob
That arrangement is known as a Satchell link...

That arrangement is known as a Satchell link suspension. Suspension experts (which I am not!) claim that it is the best of the 4 links for handling, but it is not common because of packaging problems...
Forum: Tech Tips! 01-05-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,455
Posted By charliebob
Just another update. Here is the second...

Just another update. Here is the second experiment after 180 days outside. I'm amazed at how well FF holds up.
Forum: Tech Tips! 11-15-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,455
Posted By charliebob
Here is an update, with pics of the first...

Here is an update, with pics of the first experiment after 140 days, and the second experiment after 90 days. Third pic is of Ospho after 105 days.

All have been outside from day 1.
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 09-12-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 172,557
Posted By charliebob
Door lettering is original, 1956.

Door lettering is original, 1956.
Forum: Tech Tips! 09-03-2020, 06:51 AM
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Views: 18,455
Posted By charliebob
Here are results of a second experiment. ...

Here are results of a second experiment.

Initial treatments were CLR, Nothing, and Ospho (phosphoric acid), L to R in the first pic. This was followed 12 days later with Fluid Film (FF) applied...
Forum: Tech Tips! 08-21-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,455
Posted By charliebob
Thanks. I am aware of Gibbs oil and many other...

Thanks. I am aware of Gibbs oil and many other suggestions for patina preservation, but I'm not interested in a large experiment.

Just passing along what I learned from my limited test.
Forum: Tech Tips! 08-20-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,455
Posted By charliebob
Patina preservation experiment

Thought some of you might be interested in an experiment comparing PB Blaster (PBB) and Fluid Film (FF), a lanolin based product, for preservation of patina.

Treatments were applied to original...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 07-23-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 67,655
Posted By charliebob
Here is an oldie. Notice the team in back!

Here is an oldie. Notice the team in back!
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 03-08-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,428
Posted By charliebob
Yep, we have definitely had a monsoon season in...

Yep, we have definitely had a monsoon season in Alabama, and it looks like it may not be over.
Forum: Product Reviews! 10-22-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,641
Posted By charliebob
Long ago I also learned to sharpen drill bits by...

Long ago I also learned to sharpen drill bits by hand, but increasingly shaky hands and poorer eyesight led me to buy a Drill Doctor. I have sharpened many bits with the DD and have been very pleased...
Forum: Builds! 10-06-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 33,465
Posted By charliebob
I used a Dana/Spicer yoke, # 3-4-2111-1 for 1350...

I used a Dana/Spicer yoke, # 3-4-2111-1 for 1350 (GM type) U-joint, with an XJ40 diff, and shortened the nose of the Jag pinion. Fit perfect for my application. but please check yoke specs if you are...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 08-25-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,188
Posted By charliebob
Rear gear ratio would be equivalent to 2.05 with...

Rear gear ratio would be equivalent to 2.05 with a 1:1 non-overdrive trans.

2.05 = 3.08/1.5
Forum: Builds! 08-01-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,853
Posted By charliebob
Thanks, Annamel. Yes, I have an English...

Thanks, Annamel.

Yes, I have an English wheel. I got the anvils years ago before they became so pricey, and made a frame with scrap steel that I had.

For this project, I only used the wheel...
Forum: Builds! 08-01-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,853
Posted By charliebob
Thanks, Torchie. Glad that you found a frame for...

Thanks, Torchie. Glad that you found a frame for your project, and now have a working compressor.
Forum: Builds! 07-31-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,853
Posted By charliebob
Time to buckle up! Installed seat belts...

Time to buckle up!

Installed seat belts from a 1996 Infiniti I35 in the PlyMutt. Belts were gifted to me by a gear head friend, and had been laying around for some time.

The belts were...
Forum: Builds! 07-08-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,853
Posted By charliebob
The PC-7 was about the right stiffness. Much...

The PC-7 was about the right stiffness. Much firmer than bondo, but not too much so. This is the first time I have repaired a wheel. Found out about the product via a Google search.

If it will...
Forum: Builds! 07-08-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,853
Posted By charliebob
Thanks for the likes on the steering wheel...

Thanks for the likes on the steering wheel downsize. I really like the art deco interior of the Plymouth, and am trying to keep the original look as much as possible.
Forum: Builds! 07-06-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,853
Posted By charliebob
Finished the plumbing. Finally! Really liked...

Finished the plumbing. Finally!

Really liked the original steering wheel, except for its diameter. So, I cut down the diameter and re-welded the ring. Most of the plastic was broken or missing or...
Forum: Builds! 07-02-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 124,080
Posted By charliebob
Giant sweat glands, lots of ice water, don't get...

Giant sweat glands, lots of ice water, don't get in a hurry.

Heat index of 41C today. I saw a dog chasing a cat ... and they were both walking!
Forum: Builds! 06-29-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 48,459
Posted By charliebob
Great engine choice. I have seen pics of a few...

Great engine choice. I have seen pics of a few Lexus V8s, but never a Beemer. [cl[cl[cl
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