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  • Originally posted by skyway View Post
    Looking GOOD; and your 3 point turn kinda reminds me of that Ferrari footage from a couple of weeks ago!
    With the camera, manual steering, no driver's door, three speed and two cars that are never there, I was busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest!

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    • yeah, I'm thinking that R2 would have a JT in the serial#

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      • Worked on getting this aftermarket ignition switch mounted instead of flopping around having to use two hands to start the car.

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        Using the motorcycle front sprocket lock washer, I modified the teeth enough to get the ignition switch held in place.

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        The teeth are bent so they grip the back of the fiberglass dash opening to keep the switch from spinning.

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        I think I need to flatten the washer a bit more as the locking nut sticks out too far, not flush. For now, I can work with it so I can drive the car out before I set it and my garage on fire from it shorting out on something.


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        • The exhaust heat valve didn't even remotely seem like it was opening. At the risk of having cold running problems or the choke not coming off soon enough, I took it out.

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          I put some MAPP gas heat on it to test it.

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          It does work, just didn't seem to be on my car.

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          I put in a spacer I had from the wrong header pipes.

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          Exhaust is very even now and with our mild winters, it shouldn't be a problem.

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          • This was posted on my thread in my motorcycle forum
            Chickasha Fall Swap Meet

            Last edited by Topper2011; 10-19-2019, 05:06 PM.

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              • Merry Christmas everyone!

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                • Since everyone wanted to sleep in, I wanted to be a little productive. My fittings came in for the oil filter bracket.

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                  I removed the toilet filter canister to make some room and clean up the engine compartment.

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                  I wanted to clear this spot for the future a/c unit.

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                  It literally took me a couple of hour to mount this as I had to bend the lines to fit my application, much shorter than the previous owner's car.

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                  Not the most elegant job, but it's done.

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                  • I think it runs just a bit better than the first video I posted.

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                    • Had some time in yesterday morning to finally pull off the lower trim to the rocker panel.

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                      Glad I bought those spare ones.

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                      • https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2020/0...useum-is-here/

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                        • It's been awhile since I've worked on the car. It's been cold and rainy and I've been lazy, but did do a bit.



                          My floor pan equipment, thanks to Craigslist free ad and Costco.



                          Chalking out the floor to be removed

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                          My Costco supplied tracing paper.

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                          Waiting on the new blades for my eBay metal shears to start cutting the floor.​

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                          • The eBay metal shear needed new blades and I also got them on eBay.

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                            These fit a number of shears.

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                            Wow! This cuts like butter. I don't think the die grinder, rip saw or air saw could have cut this 18ga sheet faster or cleaner. Everyone that works metal should have one of these.

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                            Total cut time, about a minute.

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ID:	1818090 Wanted to try out the new welder on the 18ga to see what setting I should be on.

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                              Still using the flux core for now. Hoping it will be cleaner with the gas. Bad news that my new Lincoln helmet isn't working right, so I went back to my cheap Century.



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                              • Roland, you will love using the gas with the MIG. It makes sooooo much cleaner welds!
                                Paul
                                Winston-Salem, NC
                                Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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