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Forum: The "BS" Lounge 02-14-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4,996
Views: 754,305
Posted By 8literbeater
Godzilla

I just finished crawling all over the new Ford Godzilla 7.3 V8 pushrod gas engine. It's been a rumor for quite a while. I can verify that it is real.

It looks like a GM pushrod engine. Go...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 06-06-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 524,358
Posted By 8literbeater
In all seriousness, from someone that is really...

In all seriousness, from someone that is really not a fan of snakes; what is the reason for killing a rat snake? Do they have any negative impact on anything whatsoever?
Forum: Builds! 04-28-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 183,350
Posted By 8literbeater
It turns out that I work with a guy that...

It turns out that I work with a guy that owns/races a sprint car with an LS. He's one of the special project mechanics in the research shop at work. He knows the LS through and through. I can ask him...
Forum: Builds! 04-04-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 25,554
Posted By 8literbeater
Don't worry about blowing up. Oxygen is not...

Don't worry about blowing up. Oxygen is not flammable.

If your gas supplier doesn't even label bottles, I'd really be considering my options for gas suppliers. Or are they maybe mislabled?
...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 03-28-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,930
Views: 962,954
Posted By 8literbeater
It says "custom truck built by CUSTOM AUTO BODY...

It says "custom truck built by CUSTOM AUTO BODY Canton, Ohio" on the toolbox door on the side.
Forum: Builds! 03-28-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 25,554
Posted By 8literbeater
I like the black mirrors too. Those clutch...

I like the black mirrors too.

Those clutch head screws are hard to get out. I welded nuts onto mine, and they also came out really well. I replaced them with stainless screws to hopefully...
Forum: Builds! 03-10-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 100,954
Posted By 8literbeater
Thanks everybody!

Thanks everybody!
Forum: Builds! 03-06-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 100,954
Posted By 8literbeater
Haha YES! Well here's what I've got. I was...

Haha YES!

Well here's what I've got. I was at this point five days ago, but I've just been thinking about it.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/8literbeater/20180301_004256.jpg...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 03-06-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9,866
Views: 1,410,620
Posted By 8literbeater
"Hey they're speeding! Shoot 'em!" Shoot first,...

"Hey they're speeding! Shoot 'em!"
Shoot first, ask questions later...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 03-06-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4,930
Views: 962,954
Posted By 8literbeater
I must've checked out that Delahaye 20 times. ...

I must've checked out that Delahaye 20 times. It's just so smooth. https://newatlas.com/the-outrageous-1949-delahaye-175-s-saoutchik-roadster/15949/
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 03-04-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By 8literbeater
I've got some pictures, but I'm not sure how to...

I've got some pictures, but I'm not sure how to post them since my photobucket is full, and they don't seem to be worth using anymore.
Forum: Builds! 03-02-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 100,954
Posted By 8literbeater
Each page needs some pictures. This is 1/2 in...

Each page needs some pictures.
This is 1/2 in rod. I brought the end down to 5/16, and bumped the cone shaped area up to almost 3/4, and tapered it to a point....
Forum: Builds! 03-02-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 100,954
Posted By 8literbeater
Well... You could knock me over with a feather. ...

Well... You could knock me over with a feather. I'm flattered. Each step is taking five times longer than it needs to, since I'm still figuring it out.
Forum: Builds! 02-28-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 100,954
Posted By 8literbeater
I have a plan. I thought about using set screws,...

I have a plan. I thought about using set screws, I thought about hooks, but I was trying to think of something less refined. I decided to try something a little bit ehh, unnecessary. I hope it...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 02-25-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4,996
Views: 754,305
Posted By 8literbeater
I went to the races today and watched John Force...

I went to the races today and watched John Force crash. That guy does everything with extra flair. He went to the hospital. I hope he's okay.
...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 02-23-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4,930
Views: 962,954
Posted By 8literbeater
How about a cool video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyT073WNUwI

Part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UB4jxD1cEs


https://goldkingmineghosttown.com/index.php/news/
Forum: Car shows! 02-23-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,928
Posted By 8literbeater
https://www.facebook.com/events/1480421705386045/...

https://www.facebook.com/events/1480421705386045/

So far there are 127 people committed to going, and about 1000 maybes.
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 02-11-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By 8literbeater
Hey thanks everybody!

Hey thanks everybody!
Forum: Builds! 02-05-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 100,954
Posted By 8literbeater
They're getting closer. I'm not sure how I want...

They're getting closer. I'm not sure how I want to attach the bezel yet.
Forum: Builds! 02-05-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 100,954
Posted By 8literbeater
Thanks Skip. There's more. I used some other flat...

Thanks Skip. There's more. I used some other flat stock, 7/16 I think, to make flanges for the lenses to seal against. I brazed them on using silicon bronze wire and a TIG torch. This was my first...
Forum: Builds! 02-05-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 100,954
Posted By 8literbeater
Lots of work today. I made bezels to hold the...

Lots of work today. I made bezels to hold the lenses. I took some 1/8 by 1 inch flat steel, and cut it to 16.5 inches. I heated it and bent it into a circle, and forge welded the ends together. Then...
Forum: Builds! 02-01-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 100,954
Posted By 8literbeater
No, but I did consider a brassiere! ...

No, but I did consider a brassiere!

Actually, my little girl that will be two next week, walked through the garage and spotted one of these. She picked it up, and put it on her head like a hat. ...
Forum: Builds! 02-01-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,701
Posted By 8literbeater
Food for thought: Max allowable crankshaft main...

Food for thought: Max allowable crankshaft main bearing runout is usually about 0.004" and bearing clearance is supposed to be 0.0020" to 0.0025". Be sure that whatever coupling method you use...
Forum: Builds! 01-29-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 100,954
Posted By 8literbeater
I'm getting closer. One of them is riveted. ...

I'm getting closer. One of them is riveted. Once I get both of them riveted, I'll move on to the rim for the lens, and lens attachment. I'm not sure how that's going to be yet.

I had to learn...
Forum: Builds! 01-24-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 100,954
Posted By 8literbeater
Hey thanks. We only did one project (a...

Hey thanks. We only did one project (a ladle/spoon) that required shaping sheet metal and planishing. I learned more than I expected to on that, and I was glad it was done so that I didn't have to...
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