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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Wordpress is an extremely versatile platform for doing just about anything - BUT, it depends on how you want your website set up. Are you looking to do daily updates that people can vote on and comment on, or will it be more like a gallery website, where each person has their own collection of images (a la youtube, but for images and video). Just one example of a wordpress-based website with
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Man I wish there were Lakewoods around here, all of the ones still in one piece seem to be coming from the left coast.
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
I love this place, better than an encycleopedia! Thanks guys, I'll take a better look at the ad and hopefully get a few more photos.
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Thanks! Your're right, I've seen that info posted before but forgot about it. Clears it up though, looks like a definite 110 motor.
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
My motor turned out to need more work than I anticipated, so I'm looking for a replacement until I decide what direction I'm going. There's a YM code 110 motor local to me that I'm eying - my question is, what does the HPE (high performance engine) classification consist of, and what's the difference between this 110, and a 110 for an LM?
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Crazy, I wonder if you could adapt that for the street somehow - all you need is a chassis... (:D
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Thanks! Took one head off today, just to check the condition - turns out I have a couple of bent pushrods and tons of carbon buildup. Might have to wind up doing a full rebuild. This might be a good excuse to go with a stronger motor...or a V8 (:D
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Not many photos today, but I got the drivetrain removed last night. Again, a couple of buddies came by to help out. I'll try to get some better photos next time I'm at the shop, probably later today. On the way out...you can also see one of the freshly painted wheel wells: One of the guys helping to position the motor/trans onto a dolly for easy removal: Almost out!
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Thanks! That's the easy solution I was hoping for.
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
I've been doing alot of reading up on suspension and it seems some guys use this control arm bracket to relocate the mouning position of the lower control arms: My stock brackets are cracked and bent, so I figured I'd use it if I could. Clark's seems to say that it's a great improvement for handling, but I know that this bracket keeps the wheels parallel during suspension travel - and I w
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Alright, I was able to run out to get paint and degreaser sooner than I thought, so I spent some time on the car today. I painted the first wheel well with Rustoleum undercoating, and 8 hours later it's still not dry. I'll check it again tomorrow, and if it didn't adhere I'm going back to my original plan of 3M undercoating. Not sure what the issue is. I forgot to take pics of that, I'll post
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Small progress. A few buddies were hanging out at the shop tonight so we spent some time on the Vair. Some of my suspension parts came in today for the rear, so I figured i'd better start sanding down the wheel wells for paint before it goes back together. I used the old standby - wire wheel on a drill: Might be about time to invest in a real dust mask... I started it off but t
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Looks awesome, what paint did you use for the trunk?
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Some things take longer than others, for sure. I have 15-20 hours into prepping the floors already, but taking apart the suspension only took an hour. I do a few hours here and there, it adds up. My office is upstairs, which is the only reason I have any time at all to work on the car - I just take a break during the day or after work and pound on the car a bit to de-stress.
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Spent a few hours on the car the last couple of days. Got through 75% of the interior prep for paint: Still have to do the front floorpans and under the dash: Also started stripping the seam sealer from the trunk. A quart of oil was stored in there and leaked all of the place apparantly, so it'll require some good cleaning: I also took out the headlight buckets to deal
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Thanks guys for the info. Flashpoint, your motor looks awesome but I'm sure it would be out of my price range. I may have to compromise a bit on performance due to cost after doing some research, but I'll look into all of the suggestions above and see if I can have a reasonable performer built within my budget. Thanks!
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Apparently. Had no idea. Does look good though! :)-D
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Alright, you've brought this upon yourselves. Unexpectedly had a few hours to work on the car today, couple of buddies came over to help with the floor too. I don't know what sort of adhesive they used in the 60's, but it's stubborn as hell. We spent hours scraping, sanding, and grinding, and got the rear half of the interior cleaned up and ready for paint: There's only two spot
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Thanks guys! I've been going back and forth about the roof thing. I really like the look of it, but it does have some weight to it. I'll see what I can do about making it removable for the track, maybe put some dzeus fasteners on it or something like that.
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Matt, that reminds me - I forgot to include in my first post that some of you might remember this car from my original thread here. I picked up the car originally in Indiana, and took a road trip with it back home to NY. I've definitely spent a good amount of driving time with this car so it'll be cool to compare the new setup to the old setup once it's back on the road.
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
That's the plan, at least. I finally have the shop space to put a concerted effort into building a street/track car from my '67 - something I've wanted to do since I got the car two years ago. This thread will log my progress (and might also bore the hell out of you, sorry). Towing the car to the new shop: Started by taking apart one side of the rear suspension to see what sort of con
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
I might be able to pick up a V8 coversion setup from someone, but I'm doing preliminary research into getting more power out of the Corvair motor if that deal doesn't go through. I've looked online but haven't found a source for high-po motors - either pre-build or kits. Any advice?
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Thanks guys! I'll look into replacement panels.
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Noticed some bubbling paint near the windshield, figured I'd see what was going on. This is what I found: Now what? I assume this is a structural area - is this a reparable or replaceable piece without tearing the whole car apart?
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Location and pics! Sounds like a cool car.
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Frank, thanks - it's a late model. I assumed the trim helps hold the windshield in, which is why I was looking around for actual rubber molding - the type that actually holds the glass in place on both sides. That's actually irrelevant anyway because I'll be using Urethane like you said, and also race-style clips around the edges. I'll look for a generic T-style rubber weatherstrip, might come
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Hi Guys, are there any options for windshield and rear window trim other than the chrome trim on our cars? Is there a way to use a more modern rubber seal? Just trying to cut down on the amount of chrome pieces on the car and get a cleaner look.
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2 years ago
HotRodKush
Damn, it was taken down - that's where I live. Would have been cool just to take a look.
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4 years ago
HotRodKush
Is that an old Crown kit or a from-scratch setup? Car looks awesome.
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4 years ago
HotRodKush
What are you looking to get for the motor?
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