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Forum: Builds! Today, 11:20 AM
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Posted By donsrods
This one is the end of the line, Bob. Time for...

This one is the end of the line, Bob. Time for me to maybe just go to my shop to tinker, but no more builds for me. At 75, it is not the fun it once was, and the body isn't as flexible as it once...
Forum: Builds! Today, 12:42 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Tonight Dan and I drilled the final hole in the...

Tonight Dan and I drilled the final hole in the bed of the rpu, and then blew it all apart so I can take the framework to the powdercoater maybe Monday, and while it is there I can start prepping the...
Forum: Builds! 10-23-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 527
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks, this place has always been special to me....

Thanks, this place has always been special to me. Tripper has gone out of his way to make a very clean, fun site for all of us, and the membership here is the best. You could not hand pick better...
Forum: Builds! 10-23-2020, 05:48 PM
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Posted By donsrods
We didn't get much done today, we just got...

We didn't get much done today, we just got started and Dan got a phone call to go play a gig tonight, so he had to go. But there is very little left to do, so we should be able to finish the bed up...
Forum: Builds! 10-21-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 527
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks guys for the compliments and also for the...

Thanks guys for the compliments and also for the jet size advice. I am going to start slightly smaller and work down from there.
Forum: Builds! 10-21-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 527
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Posted By donsrods
Thanks for all the nice words, guys. I have ...

Thanks for all the nice words, guys. I have to admit that I like it too. Not like one of those high dollar "Gabe" Hollywood upholstery jobs, but it will be serviceable and kinda old school. ...
Forum: Builds! 10-20-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Today George finally came by and dropped off all...

Today George finally came by and dropped off all my interior panels , except for the carpeting (he forgot those). After he left, I got everything installed and I am very happy with the outcome. ...
Forum: Builds! 10-19-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Well, George cancelled again tonight because he...

Well, George cancelled again tonight because he says he is having trouble getting a glue that will stick to the aluminum panels I gave him. He finally found one that seems to work, and he sent me...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 10-19-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By donsrods
When I worked at a body shop, we cleaned every...

When I worked at a body shop, we cleaned every window on every car leaving with 000 fine steel wool. It removed overspray, scratches, etc. You would think it would scratch glass, but it is so fine...
Forum: Builds! 10-19-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Even though George was not coming last night, Dan...

Even though George was not coming last night, Dan and I went to the shop anyway and worked on a couple of small items just to get them out of the way.

Dan finished up the bottom mounts for the...
Forum: Builds! 10-18-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
George just called and wants to meet tomorrow...

George just called and wants to meet tomorrow instead of today. He is not quite done, and I really do not need the upholstery this second anyway.

So................to be continued !
Forum: Builds! 10-18-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
George, my upholstery guy, called and he is...

George, my upholstery guy, called and he is delivering the rest of my interior tonight at 7 pm. Can't wait to see it, and from the nice job he did on the seat, it should be fine. I'm not looking...
Forum: Builds! 10-18-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
I agree, I have had great luck and service with...

I agree, I have had great luck and service with all three of those auto parts suppliers. I am also amazed how fast stuff comes after you order it. Usually a couple of days and it is at your door.
...
Forum: Builds! 10-16-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Yep. And since the virus has hit they are...

Yep. And since the virus has hit they are scrambling to get any kind of workers they can get to show up. It is that way from fast food restaurants to places like this.

But Monday I will be on...
Forum: Builds! 10-16-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Haha, the haunting of my rpu continues, sort of. ...

Haha, the haunting of my rpu continues, sort of. Every day I check my bank balance because I have been hacked a few times, and today when I checked it there were TWO charges on there from Pep Boys...
Forum: Builds! 10-15-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 527
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Posted By donsrods
Well, at least one new carb, OI. The end two...

Well, at least one new carb, OI. The end two seem fine, but the center carb has always been suspect, it is a different model for some reason than the other two, although I ordered exactly the same...
Forum: Builds! 10-15-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Thanks to all of you, it was nice to have help to...

Thanks to all of you, it was nice to have help to bounce ideas off of during all of this.

Ya know, I feel pretty dumb, this engine could not have been a more simple one, everything brand new, a...
Forum: Builds! 10-14-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Ok, I will cut right to the chase. Today I...

Ok, I will cut right to the chase. Today I installed the last few pieces and got to fire up the car with the new intake setup on it, and it started and ran GREAT !!! (insert smiley face here)
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Forum: Builds! 10-13-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Today my intake showed up so I went to the shop...

Today my intake showed up so I went to the shop to install it. I REALLY took my time putting it on, and I torqued it down in 5 steps of 5 pounds each, just to be sure I did it right. Then I...
Forum: Builds! 10-13-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Thanks guys, I really think this has to fix the...

Thanks guys, I really think this has to fix the problem. A single four barrel is so easy compared to trying to set up these multi carb setups.

I just got the notification that the new intake is...
Forum: Builds! 10-12-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Thanks, Mac. Yep, Dr C, that Mexico part did...

Thanks, Mac.

Yep, Dr C, that Mexico part did have me wondering too. But my son Don has a suburban that he uses to haul his boat and other things, and it has a GM crate motor in it with about...
Forum: Builds! 10-12-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Sorry to keep posting all this info, but I...

Sorry to keep posting all this info, but I figure, if someone else ever has a similar problem it might save them some time.

Ok, I just called Edelbrock and he said he feels the 1205s3 gaskets I...
Forum: Builds! 10-12-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
I just got off the phone with the tech guy at...

I just got off the phone with the tech guy at FelPro, he said to install the gaskets with the bead of silicone toward the intake side, like I had done.

I also told him about the oil wicking I am...
Forum: Builds! 10-11-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 95,981
Posted By donsrods
Love the color combination, Bob. Really brings...

Love the color combination, Bob. Really brings out the louvered trunk lid well.
Forum: Builds! 10-11-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 37,494
Posted By donsrods
Haha, Bob, if this intake wasn't a gift from my...

Haha, Bob, if this intake wasn't a gift from my sons, I would probably do the same thing you did. The setup looks cool, but I am not sure what you need to do to make it run right.

I mentioned in...
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