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Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! Today, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By MercuryMac
Good point OI, you don't want drill bits that are...

Good point OI, you don't want drill bits that are too cheap and soft, but you don't want them too hard and brittle either.
I have pretty good luck sharpening bits on the grinder, not perfect though.
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! Yesterday, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 129
Posted By MercuryMac
This is only an opinion, but it's a loud one....

This is only an opinion, but it's a loud one. You'll be a way happier with the expensive bits. You get what you pay for, in any tools. If you drill small pilot holes and use cutting fluid, you'll be...
Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 58,890
Posted By MercuryMac
Kenny, OI showed a reconstructed 'Poly into a...

Kenny, OI showed a reconstructed 'Poly into a Hemi', but the later Polys had evolved enough that they couldn't be easily changed back to a Hemi. My Poly [318] is almost the last of them so it has...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-20-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By MercuryMac
Would the four door cars have been made in the...

Would the four door cars have been made in the Murray factory, so that's why they are different?
Forum: Builds! 01-20-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 58,890
Posted By MercuryMac
You guys are going to be shocked to learn that I...

You guys are going to be shocked to learn that I sat on a five gallon pail beside my new motor and imagineered some weird stuff. You've heard that Chrysler made their first V-8 as a Hemi, and then...
Forum: Builds! 01-20-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 27,346
Posted By MercuryMac
Bob, I meant to tell you about our learning...

Bob, I meant to tell you about our learning experience with no cross-member between the motor mounts. My brother and I put a 396 in a '56 Ford truck when we were kids. We just made the mounts to the...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-20-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By MercuryMac
If he gets the Hemmings Motor News magazine and...

If he gets the Hemmings Motor News magazine and goes through it he'll get a good idea of pricing. I think that's a '30 Model A, [no body crease in front of the door hinges] and it just has an oval...
Forum: Builds! 01-19-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,935
Posted By MercuryMac
Wow, heavy duty, and I'm glad to see that you...

Wow, heavy duty, and I'm glad to see that you made the cross-member removable. You'll like that down the road when you have to remove the trans for some reason. Good show.
Forum: Builds! 01-16-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 58,890
Posted By MercuryMac
I worked on the motor today. Parts had to be...

I worked on the motor today. Parts had to be cleaned and maybe painted and bolts had to be found. I threw in a Dodge Brothers emblem for your pleasure.
Forum: Builds! 01-16-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 55,992
Posted By MercuryMac
I sure like your steering column to dash...

I sure like your steering column to dash clamp/bracket.
Forum: Tractors 01-15-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 84,091
Posted By MercuryMac
I got a few little things done today. The input...

I got a few little things done today. The input hose to the hydraulic pump needed a swivel and a forty-five* elbow, plus going from ORB #8 to 1/2" pipe. There was no extra room in there but I found...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-15-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 31,607
Posted By MercuryMac
A few months ago, Earthman generously put up some...

A few months ago, Earthman generously put up some prize money for this poetry contest. He sent it to me. I was to get something 'hotroddy' with it. I bought some tools. Two hole saws and a driver....
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-15-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 31,607
Posted By MercuryMac
You guys, my memory is getting old I guess. Today...

You guys, my memory is getting old I guess. Today I remembered some more details on the 'Joy in the Super Bee' story. One night, fifty years ago, Joy took her earrings off in my car. --- They're...
Forum: Electrical... Talk & Q&A! 01-14-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By MercuryMac
I don't know what diameter your housings are, but...

I don't know what diameter your housings are, but big truck taillights are probably four inches. There are bulb and lens ones and seal beam ones. They come in red, amber, and clear. They might do the...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-14-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 31,607
Posted By MercuryMac
Thank You for the poems, Gentlemen. And thank...

Thank You for the poems, Gentlemen.
And thank you for reading into my poem the same thing I did. It'll be a memory I keep.
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-14-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 31,607
Posted By MercuryMac
Ya Small, even though I was a way too tame for...

Ya Small, even though I was a way too tame for her, I must have had some redeeming qualities.
About fifteen years ago I met her daughter, a tall girl with dirty blonde hair. She seemed to know more...
Forum: Builds! 01-13-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 58,890
Posted By MercuryMac
Smallfoot, there is a very small percentage of...

Smallfoot, there is a very small percentage of people that are happy with 'ratrods' so if I sent out all my cards looking like that, I'd get some 'return to sender' letters. [ddd[ddd It's a little...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-13-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 31,607
Posted By MercuryMac
A long time ago, I was sitting in my car outside...

A long time ago, I was sitting in my car outside of a country dance hall, dreaming of, and a wee bit scared of girls. That night I met up with a future girl friend, Joy. I wrote this poem about the...
Forum: Builds! 01-13-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 58,890
Posted By MercuryMac
I rolled the Dodge Brothers truck outside for a...

I rolled the Dodge Brothers truck outside for a few days, or maybe a week, three months ago. And thar she sits, neglected. But I've still been thinking of it now and then. The motor was in town...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-13-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 31,607
Posted By MercuryMac
Well said, Smallfoot.

Well said, Smallfoot.
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 01-12-2022, 02:23 PM
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Posted By MercuryMac
Dutch, [cl[cl[ddd;):D:D

Dutch, [cl[cl[ddd;):D:D
Forum: Builds! 01-11-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,935
Posted By MercuryMac
I second that. It's better to put that...

I second that.
It's better to put that shoulder strap anchor in now than much later when the interior is done and you think of seat belts at that late date.
Good show.
Forum: Builds! 01-10-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,935
Posted By MercuryMac
Old Stuff, I have been planning for this truck to...

Old Stuff, I have been planning for this truck to pull a trailer for a while but there are complications.
The old fellow that sold me the truck was not happy when I mentioned 'hotrod' in our...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-10-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 31,607
Posted By MercuryMac
Smallfoot, thank you for pointing out something...

Smallfoot, thank you for pointing out something that most people don't think about. Bob, builds cars just to be building, and not for any momentous future driving or selling experience. There may be...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-09-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 31,607
Posted By MercuryMac
Saskatoon Project With the truck and...

Saskatoon Project

With the truck and trailer, I headed out
And Sheesh, a long, long ways from home.
There was a project for sale in Saskatoon,
And I’d talked to the seller on the phone.

I’d...
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