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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1378379 Thu Sep 24 2020 11:42 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 4,165
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Got both door patches welded in and the driver's door welds ground off. I used a skim coat of JB Weld over the small pits in the weld rather than grinding more metal away. Not super smooth, but should be good for the lower interior of the doors. Used a little JB Weld where the door skin had rotted away where it bends over to the interior just for a little more help there. I suppose I could have welded on a new piece on the skin, but...

Next task is to hammer the dents out of the hood.

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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 #1378771 Mon Sep 28 2020 12:50 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 447
G
'Bolter
Got my recently rebuilt (by me) 292 fired up for the first time! Super awesome... first time building an engine, held good oil pressure, ran strong, really didn't have to adjust the timing at all (yet)... havent driven it, just fired it up for 20 minutes. Do have a substantial leak on the valve cover I need to fix... but should be able to get that done!

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1379581 Mon Oct 05 2020 02:34 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 4,165
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Took a break from sheet metal and painting. Today pulled the engine & tranny from the chassis. Found some interesting things when disconnecting the u-joint. It was severely worn with lots of slop in the journals, there was no lock on the bolts, and they were barely tight. There was evidence inside the torque tube ball that told me the u-joint had blown up before. Just got a repair kit on order.

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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 #1379974 Thu Oct 08 2020 12:39 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 148
M
'Bolter
I put a Clifford intake and a Holley 390 4 barrel carb on my 250 6 cylinder last fall. We finally got the carb adjusted this past week so that it drives nicely. I also recently swapped the 3 speed transmission for a 5 speed out of an S10 pickup. What a difference. Looking forward to driving it this Saturday in the Hot Rod Hundred cruise here in St. Louis.


Mike Kelley
1966 Chevy C10 SWB - 250 L6/S10 T5
2002 Chevy Ext 1500 4x4

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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
Mike K #1380013 Thu Oct 08 2020 06:47 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 447
G
'Bolter
Originally Posted by Mike K
I put a Clifford intake and a Holley 390 4 barrel carb on my 250 6 cylinder last fall. We finally got the carb adjusted this past week so that it drives nicely. I also recently swapped the 3 speed transmission for a 5 speed out of an S10 pickup. What a difference. Looking forward to driving it this Saturday in the Hot Rod Hundred cruise here in St. Louis.

I'd like to make that swap (5speed) eventually. Already have that clifford but went with 12bolts converted 4-brl 750cfm to 3-brl 560cfm carb

Got my valve cover painted/reinstalled - hopefully fixed the oil leak from the valve cover - flattened it out a bit around the bolt holes

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1380074 Fri Oct 09 2020 04:07 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 4,165
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Removed the axles from the chassis today. Found that the rear springs were too worn to reuse. They had been patched together and one of the u-bolts had a coarse thread patch welded to the fine thread u-bolt.Held for probably 40+ years. So have a bigger pile of scrap metal. I'm going to offer the rear springs for knife making material in the freebie section of craigslist up here. Front springs are OK to reuse with new bushings and shackles. Getting the frame fixed up for the blaster. Last item is to patch the radiator support mount holes on the front crossmember.

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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 #1380784 Thu Oct 15 2020 12:28 AM
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 44
P
'Bolter
I took the collision insurance off my 1959 truck today after removing the seat and transporting the seat 135 miles to the upholstery shop. Despite taking the truck off the road now I am happy because I finally got a spot at the upholstery shop to get the seat done. I have performed all mechanical, body and paint work myself except installing the front and rear glass and now the upholstery. Weather is turning here towards winter so I am not really losing much driving time. [img]http://[/img][img]http://IMG_1577.JPG[/img]

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1959 Apache 31
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1380826 Thu Oct 15 2020 10:56 AM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 556
O
'Bolter
I put a coat of wax on my 49 but still need to clean the wheels and tires today. My brother in-law is going with me to a big car show tomorrow at our local 4-H Center. With the rise in Covid-19 we'll just park the truck, sit, and watch all the cars and trucks go by. Suppose to be 63 degrees and sunny.

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"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1381215 Sat Oct 17 2020 11:02 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,143
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Went backwards today... Managed to drop the newly rebuilt ($150) generator while attempting to reinstall it. Broke off one of the connecting poles as well as crack the case when it fell 3 feet onto concrete.

Finally found the Snap-On ratchet in the grass after launching it in rage...

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John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1381218 Sat Oct 17 2020 11:36 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,189
Bubba
Would you please post the magic words you used to keep from destroying something, and that calmed you down enough to clear headedly move "forward"?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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