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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1342924 Mon Jan 20 2020 11:15 AM
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Saturday morning I departed home on a 120 mile round trip road trip to a race shop and swap meet. it was a pretty day, the sun shining riding with the windows down enjoying my surroundings when all of a sudden I have hot running water in the cab of the truck.So I had to stop on the side of the road and disconnect the heater, luckily I had 1 gallon of water behind the seat. Back on the road made it to my destination attended the swap meet and headed back home. Cruising at 65 mph turning 2300 rpm with my t5 overdrive. When I made it back home ,stopped to fill the tank with gas and find the brake pedal slowly sinking to the floor. I guess now will be the time to change to the dual cylinder master cylinder. All in all it was still a good day in the sunshine for a nice ride.


Tommy
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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1342930 Mon Jan 20 2020 01:21 PM
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Tommy, nothing like a nice drive in the winter when temps allow windows down. Also great when trouble strikes, and one's prepared.


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
klhansen #1342932 Mon Jan 20 2020 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by klhansen
For final straightening, I pulled out my running board press gizmo. Just about done, except for a bit more finishing hammer work.


Kevin, that's some great work. Hopefully I'll remember your technique when/if I need to do something similar.


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1342948 Mon Jan 20 2020 03:42 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,603
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Assigned machine duties as usual. Throttle shaft clashed with the coolant outlet tube on an LS with a FiTech port injector set up on a 1970 Jimmy(Blazer) mounted on a 2002 Tahoe 4wd chassis. The shaft needed shortened and a new set screw flat milled. Couldn't tap the shaft out of the accelerator cable pulley so bored a 25/64 hole in a 3/4" round stock to fit down over the 3/8 diameter throttle shaft; couldn't press on the end of the shaft as it is weak from the long slot in the center where the throttle plate goes. Used a 9/16 socket as a receiver for the pressed out shaft. Found out the reason the shaft wouldn't tap out is FiTech uses a SECOND set screw on top of the one that locks the cable pulley to the shaft. Needless to say the 55 ton press jut pushed the set screw out the side of the aluminum throttle cable pulley. Milled out the entire damage in the original set screw area, built up with the tig welder, milled surface flat and even with the adjoining surface, then drilled and tapped a new set screw hole. Now a mere two hours later I shortened the throttle shaft and milled a new set screw flat on it. Could only charge the customer for a half hour.

Last edited by coilover; Mon Jan 20 2020 03:50 PM.

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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1342949 Mon Jan 20 2020 03:43 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,737
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
After 3 attempts I finally got the heater controls and heater box to fit into the same space.


Another quality post.


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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1343696 Sun Jan 26 2020 02:24 AM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Got the right side inner cab corner and rocker welded in today. The cab is finally starting to go back together. Was able to remove the bracing across the right side door opening as well once the rocker was in place. Put a little patch on the floor as well.

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Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1343698 Sun Jan 26 2020 02:40 AM
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Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
I got the new gas tank installed and shielded part of the rear wire harness.


Another quality post.


Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1343825 Mon Jan 27 2020 01:57 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 86
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Shop Shark
Replaced the rear wheel seals on my 1949 4400. thanks for the help 3B finding the correct seals 3B!


1949 Chevy 4400 216
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1343840 Mon Jan 27 2020 04:21 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,699
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
I tore down and rebuilt my AD speedometer. I guess the first time around I wasn’t thorough enough. Lubed up and works great...on the drill. We will see how she performs on the 2nd “first drive” when the roads aren’t slush.

Jeez Kevin...you’re brave! Looking good, fella!


In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pictures here [photos.app.goo.gl]

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1343925 Mon Jan 27 2020 09:50 PM
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 162
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Even though it was yesterday, I finished up patching the passenger side floor and toeboard for my '58. Now to do the driver's side, it should be much easier and quicker!


A 28 year old with a soft spot for old stuff!
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1949 Chevy 3100 (In the family since new)
1955.5 Chevy 3100 (Dad's truck)
1958 Chevy 3800 w/ 9 foot bed (Current project)
1959 Chevy Spartan 100 (10400)
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