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Old 05-06-2022, 01:06 PM
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I'm glad you kept that 'pipe' gismo that goes across from the bracket you made on top of the frame to a ball on the motor. That 'pipe' takes the problems out of having a vertical rod going from a hanging clutch pedal to the throw-out bearing lever. When your motor mounts get stressed up under torque, that side of the motor and transmission rises, but the cab does not, so either the vertical rod has to get shorter quickly or the clutch will engage abruptly. Kenworth trucks suffered this poor engineering all through the seventies and first part of the eighties. Abrupt take-offs are only good on TV or the movies. Real truckers don't do 'abrupt', well.
Ford had engineered this little pipe gismo to counteract this physics problem. It looks like you were smart enough to realize that.
Keep up the good work. Bang-up Job, ZZ.
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Old 05-06-2022, 07:15 PM
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Hmmm, never even thought about that .. I just used what was on the pickup, figured if it worked there, it'll work here
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Old 05-06-2022, 07:28 PM
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Had the grille shell sandblasted and tried the brass 'plating' thing by heating it and brushing with a brass wire brush. Splashed on some flat brown Tremclad and tomorrow I'll try rubbing it off the lettering - fingers crossed....hopefully it works



Putting together the bones of the cab, I predrilled the flat top plates to screw up into the wood framing of the roof. Looks all square and weird at this point but once the wood goes on and some sheet metal skins get there, it'll start to look more normal - whatever that is....


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Old 05-06-2022, 08:38 PM
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Looks a little wide?
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Old 05-06-2022, 09:35 PM
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Looks a little wide?
Compared to say, a Model A, yes it is at 59" wide. But then the rearend is also wide in comparison to an A. Driving comfort is important 'cause my butt 'aint as skinny as it used to be. Once you subtract the thickness of the walls and the driveshaft tunnel, I still need fairly narrow bucket seats. The Hennway is the same width too - once the fenders and running boards are on, it won't look out of whack.... I think.....
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Old 05-07-2022, 02:32 AM
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man you have some hi speed progress going on there.... Must be great to actually know what yer doing....
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Old 05-07-2022, 08:26 AM
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Old 05-07-2022, 09:33 AM
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zz, I cant read as fast as you build. I know this build will look right, be built right, drive right and not cost an arm and a leg.
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Old 05-07-2022, 10:29 AM
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Thanks guys.

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man you have some hi speed progress going on there.... Must be great to actually know what yer doing....
Don't confuse knowledge with blind ambition... This is all I have going on at the moment and in a couple weeks action will shift to the Packard Gasser for a bit, getting the body on the frame.
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Old 05-07-2022, 10:35 AM
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When the paint was still tacky, I took some QTips dipped in Acetone to rub off the lettering. Paint is more semigloss than flat, but Tremclad usually dulls after a while in the sun - or maybe I used too much hardener?? In my excitement to paint it, I forgot to weld studs on the backside to mount the grille...

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