If you are like me you look at the garage floor each time you pull your hot rod outside to see if there are any leaks that you didn’t notice before. Â Ruby has a small oil leak (don’t they all) and I know where that is coming from. Â The last week or so I noticed a very small drop on anti-freeze on the floor and decided to bring up the topic at the “Office”. Â We have an expert on everything in our group and soon I was handed a pressure tester to diagnosis the problem. Â I have never used one before but they are really a slick tool to have if you have a leak. Â I followed the instructions and could not find the leak in the system. Â I read a little further and tested the radiator cap which was the probable cause. Â The leak down was slow but the tell tale signs were under the cap and on the filler neck tank. Â I have another new one on Lucy so I will install it for the weekend trip and see if that solves the problem. Â The cool caps you purchase today maybe pretty but are not very high in quality. Â Make sure you have at least a 14 pound cap of high quality under that aluminum knurled billet cap or you will experience a leak in a short time.
I am mounting my new pulleys today and forgot to put some Loctite on the threads of the bolt so I am off to NAPA for some blue stuff to keep the bolts in place. Â A new radiator is close to a $1000 bucks today so safety is important. Â Have you ever seen a fan go thru a radiator? Â I had it happen and it is instant junk and makes a grown man cry… (sort of like the surgeon with his knife). Â My foot feels a little better today and I am hobbling around the garage putting some parts together. Â I am very thankful I have a hobby that keeps my mind active and my body moving.
Have a good day!
Maybe it is just me but the Deuce 5 window seems to be more popular than the 3 window. Â People are saving some really rough coupes and that is a good thing.
The rear bumper on a 35-36 delivery is really a rare piece.
The spur gears go in the rear of the Winters V8 case and you need to add the shims to prevent walking with helical cut gears.
I hope to install the rear axle in Andre next week and use Gene’s mock up as a guide. Â Gene is a perfectionist.
Pinkee built this one off sedan to show his skills in building a hot rod. Â I am not sure why they painted it this color as it would have attracted attention in bare metal.
Eric likes Hemi’s and this one is detailed to the max. Â Note all the detail work under the hood.
A very nice clone of the Deuce delivery. Â There is that rear bumper again. Â Wild and they reproduce this one.
Some people go to extreme lengths to show their creativity and skills. Â This is very nice motor mount
If you like fat rags then go to the SAR site and look at the construction photos of this beauty.
Today’s Deuce 5 window coupe ….dreaming!
The HRR is coming up and this is a normal sight in the pits.