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Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith] #860128 Mon Jun 18 2012 06:07 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Darn brake lines. Hmmmm. The morning dew sure leaves a big puddle under there. ACK! Looks like I have a leaking union. So I change that out and, nope, starts dripping even faster! And that union ain't in an easy to get to place, neither! Out comes the whole rear line. Time to make a new one...........

Meanwhile, the power steering side of the block is starting to look like something. I'm even playing with the headers.

Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith] #860857 Thu Jun 21 2012 05:37 AM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Brake leak fixed. Next!!

Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith] #862333 Wed Jun 27 2012 03:59 AM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Work continues on the power steering plumbing. Plans to use the original radiator fell through when I pressure tested it and found too many pinholes. So I'll keep using it for mock up. Some exhaust tubing showed up in the mail. So did the Tuned Port wiring. AND, I'm making a pile of things to go to the chromer. The modified Corvette serpentine system seems like it will work out. AND I think I'm getting close to wiring it all up. I'm thinking of re doing the gauge pod with modern guts. I don't want to plumb a oil pressure tube ( teen horror story ) and I don't want to use the coolant pill tube. I want to use senders.

I know, I know. More pictures. I'll work on that too!

Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith] #862336 Wed Jun 27 2012 04:05 AM
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....you will most definitely like the serpentine system. Looks like your making good progress.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith] #869772 Thu Jul 26 2012 11:31 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Plans, for now, is to do a wood floor in the cab. Gonna need a complete metal tear out but this will do for now.

New pics. http://www.bunchobikes.com/1952suburban5.htm

Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith] #869956 Fri Jul 27 2012 08:08 PM
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Carry on brother. You da man. Sure want to see some of the pics of the build on the wood floor...thanks for sharing.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith] #888438 Wed Oct 10 2012 10:40 AM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
No recent updates. Been helping a buddy restore the 1971 world champion top fuel dragster for his friend who's been diagnosed with ALS. We wanted to get it to the October Hot Rod Reunion but looks like we won't make it. So now we are trying for the World Finals in November. I'm still on track to get the Suburban on the road and running the first quarter of 2013. We wanted to use the Burb as a push car but that won't happen anytime soon. If anyone is interested, I have pics of the dragster!!

Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith] #888443 Wed Oct 10 2012 10:53 AM
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..its admiral of you do to take the time to do this for someone. Yes, I'd like to see a pic. If you can't post here send it to my email address in my profile. Good luck on all your doing.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith] #888480 Wed Oct 10 2012 12:46 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Dragster Pics. Overall goal, get it restored for cackling, not racing. Basically for show.

http://www.bunchobikes.com/schultzandglenn.htm

One of my jobs was to make tank brackets. The goal was to temporarily attach the period tanks without welding on the frame (the frame is still NHRA certified.) Success on the oil tank. Not so much on the nitro tank. I miss measured and the tank sits too far back and too high. Not easy to do this stuff when the dragster is in one county and I'm making brackets in another. Try number 2 coming next..............

The Hemi still needs to be built and dropped in.

I actually have more pics of the other stuff I've been working on. Blower, manifold, injector.

Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith] #888555 Wed Oct 10 2012 07:54 PM
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Thanks and good luck. You can do it.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
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