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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1115555 Sat Jul 25 2015 01:28 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 3,543
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Gas Pumper
That is great news Mike! I know how its like sweating bullets on that initial run. I can't wait until I can take mine out. I am probably a good two years away from an actual drive.


Deve

1950 Chevy 3100 Deluxe Cab
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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1115574 Sat Jul 25 2015 03:12 AM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 273
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Shop Shark
I'm fixing years of repairs done by other people. Things like riveted on patches. Bolted on hunks of metal for who knows what. The radiator was tied on with bailing wire on one corner. I was having fun. It was good to be off on a Friday.

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1115734 Sun Jul 26 2015 03:08 AM
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Posts: 273
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Shop Shark
I got the front fenders lined up and tightened down.

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1115738 Sun Jul 26 2015 04:05 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,029
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Master Gabster
Now that is a handful. Congrads...


Jim

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information does not arise by chance”

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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1115805 Sun Jul 26 2015 07:02 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,036
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Shop Shark
I sealed my gas tank with the KBS Coatings Tank Seal Kit. The kit includes cleaner, etching solution and sealant as well as gloves and stir sticks. It was a 2 day process which included overnight drying. Very pleased with the results. I used an Eastwood tank seal kit on a prior project and this sealant is much easier to use.

I had a very clean tank to begin with. 2 years ago I inspected the tank, cleaned out varnish, then cleaned out any rust with muriatic acid, rinsed, dried and then filled with gas. After 2 years it had minimal traces of rust.

Yesterday I rinsed with Dawn dish detergent, water, then the KBS system products. Sealant was added today. Check my 7/25 and 7/26/15 BLOG entries for the photos.
A view inside the tank.

Last edited by Lugnutz; Sun Jul 26 2015 07:04 PM.
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1115822 Sun Jul 26 2015 08:31 PM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,354
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Shop Shark
Wired up the starter,Alternator and bolted down the 2 barrel. Distributor install is next followed by the new shocks. Getting close to putting the front clip back on. Why is it these things always take forever?


Weeds

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1115889 Mon Jul 27 2015 01:19 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 240
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Shop Shark
Not as much this weekend as planned (at least on the truck - many house items completed).
- Cleaned and contrast painted serial numbers on the trans & the engine
- Put a heater control valve in the cooling system, set-up as a bypass for now until I'm certain the block is clean (valve is just cracked open)
- cleaned and painted linkages in preparation for engine install


1947 3100 Advanced Design

Never, never, never, never give up. - Churchill
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1115980 Mon Jul 27 2015 02:56 PM
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,255
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Shop Shark
I did NOT get the small rear window installed in my 55.2 TF over the past 7 days & 15+ attempts.

It is by far the most frustrating thing I've attempted on my truck so far. It was 97 degrees & humid, so we put the headlight covers/doors on. Then I went out with the chainsaw & cut up a 3 ft diameter maple tree. Pictures

We all "cool off" in our own ways...
Brad


Wrench Fetcher, PhD
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1115985 Mon Jul 27 2015 03:14 PM
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Posts: 722
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Shop Shark
Hi Brad, I tried installing my small back glass on my '59 too. There's not much info on "how to" online. I also had a new windshield so feeling defeated with zero experience working against me, I called an old fellow at a local glass company who came to my house and we installed both glasses together.
One thing I was doing wrong was trying to install the back glass with the seal and locking bead already on it...NOPE.
This guy made it look easy and had it in place in no time.
Install seal to the Cab first, Rope-in the glass, install locking bead (special tool required). BAM! Less than 10 minutes.
Good luck Bolter Brother,
Jerry


1959 Chevy Apache 3200 Stepside
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"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." ~ George Bernard Shaw
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1115986 Mon Jul 27 2015 03:27 PM
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Posts: 722
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Shop Shark
261 Round two! After rebuilding a near factory new 261 for my '59, I had an oil pump failure that cause a bearing spin. Result, out comes my new but damaged engine... (crank damage on #2 Connecting Rod). eek
I had the Crank reworked, put in new Main, Rod and even Cam Bearings and replaced the problematic Oil Pump.
With recommendations from some great Stovebolters, I hooked up a set of gauges to monitor the engine running on the Dolly.
Everything's good to go! I hope to have it installed soon.
Jerry


1959 Chevy Apache 3200 Stepside
In the Stovebolt Gallery
Restoration Journal on Facebook

"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." ~ George Bernard Shaw
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