Off on a 'Lark...

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by yachtsmanbill, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. mrolds69

    mrolds69 Still restoring!!!

    Wow...static collectors, you an probably get 20.00 for those on ebay and save weight, too. Brake springs look original. It's always fun to look at unmolested stuff.
     
  2. FJM568

    FJM568 Well-Known Member

    If you want a power drum dual reservoir m.c. setup, I would just source it from late 60s early 70s A-body. My grandpa's 69 Cutlass had them.
     
  3. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Yup! Priced them at CrackAuto today. Rebuilt is 22.00 (plus 13.00 for a core) and a new one is 53.00. No "T" fittings tho. All they have is a prop. valve. The T/A splitter is 39.00. A fellow V8 guy has one for half for a used fitting. Needs the frame mount with it. ws
     
  4. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    The new shifter! ws

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  5. woody1640

    woody1640 Well-Known Member

    So what's that shifter have 12" or so of throw? Lol


    Keith
     
  6. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Depends on the range LOL...Just wondering what an LEO would think. I was actually looking at hand gun reproductions (accurate, non-firing jobs) for the true red-neck look. Just tap the barrel and screw on.

    Anyway, spent a few days cleaning and painting parts and such for the Special. Still hafta do the underside, but will now be able to tell where to pick up where I ended. At least it doesnt look like a stripped boneyard carcass anymore. I wanna have the engine bay clean and ready to start fitting the engine/trans in once thats together.

    Bell housing turned out nice with bright zinc chain link fence repair spray and several coats of clear on top of that. Should stay clean and easier to spray was when necessary. Three to four hours a day all ad up. ws

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  7. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Thanks for the idea. I will be adding a Sh*t can to my garage.
     
  8. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Those are 30 gallon vinegar barrels from making pickles. Those and 55 gallon jobs are about $3-5 around here. The dairy farmers use them for udder disinfectant and literally have mountains of them that they hafta pay to haul away. A few years ago I had to build a floating dock for the yacht. That was 30, 55 gallon jobs that I got for $1.00 each. I rented a trailer, and the guy was glad to see them go.

    The $hit cans had the tops cut off and a handle cut in the side for easy handling. Bulletproof. ws

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  9. mrolds69

    mrolds69 Still restoring!!!

    Who's that with the bowler? Oddjob???
     
  10. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    NO JOB... A bl.... ah, never mind LOL....It does keep the gnoggin' warm! ws
     
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  11. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Wow... 6 days; I guess I oughta say something.

    So today, the dual brake T junction block showed up! Thanks PC! Cleaned it up and it looks like new. MC should be here this weekend I hope. Now the clincher: I need a decent pic or pic of the shop book page showing routing of brake tubing from the MC to the T and out to the wheels. The '64 uses 3/16" line to all 4 corners with a single 1/4 from the MC to the T. The dual system uses 3/16 to the frint and a 1/4 to the rear hose AND two 5/16 pieces from the master to the T! I need to route these guys proppa. Sure dont wanna do a hack job where I should EXCEL!

    Got a bunch of stuff cleaned and primed today; it was +12F. Shorts and sandals were the uniform of the day LOL... Not quite, but the shop was toasty. So the car is a time capsule, but Ahnkenatten used some really good resin for embalming AKA GM undercoating. Had to heat the stuff on the crossmember to scrape and wirewheel it clean.

    Found some unobtanium pieces for a pal over on 65GS. Only $1,000,000.00 or maybe a Hurst T handle. Maybe Tuts death mask; Hmmm. Got some springs coming, picking up 15 inch rally wheels tomorrow, and a new rubber booty for the clutch fork is inbound as we speak. Now I hafta light a fire under the machine shops fryin' pan! Oh, ordered a new flywheel too. Thats on U-shiftem page. Take a look. ws

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  12. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Nice new avatar Frank!

    So the parts are stacking up. Its gonna be like building a model when I was a kid, just waiting on the machine shop. Gotta hound them tomorrow. Got a new rubber yesterday, and picked up a really nice set of 15 X 7 chevy rally wheels; 5 wheels, caps and 8 rings for 200.00. I dont see a problem since everyone is gonna see a 1964 "Special" and not know who made it. Theres also a brazillion custom center caps for these guys, CHEAP.

    Cleaning and priming job is better than expected. As always DO NOT TOUCH until the stuff is dry. Its had 2-3 days due to the cold we had. Its 0600 Sunday and already 30+F outside... Even for a couple of days its a respite. Now back to the grind...Oh, BTW, another time capsule find; anyone need this "thing"? LOL. ws

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  13. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Be careful rushing a machine shop,...doesn't end well most often
     
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  14. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    I'll agree with that all day long... it'll just be a curiosity call ha! I want them to drill/install the pilot bearing for me. Rollers aint no good! ws
     
  15. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Got a bunch of stuff painted today with satin black and it looks swell. Pulled the spare 8.2 outa my truck with some help from my Model T pal, and pulled the cover. Its a single spinner 2.73:1 gear. Looks like one to BUILD! The car having a stick may be a 3.23:1 Maybe that one will get the posi.

    Surprised whatcha mite find on a time capsule. Now I have two of these guys and they are IDENTICAL except for a re-enforcement under the alternator swing bolt head where a washer should ride anyway. One is genuine 1964 Buick Fireball V-6 and the other is a non AC 1974 455 part. Hows them apples? Modify yer search parameters. Some pics, and a tour of the Fortress of Solitude :eek:. WATCH THE VIDEO! :D ws



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  16. mrolds69

    mrolds69 Still restoring!!!

    Thanks Bill, your new avatar is cool, too! A little bit retro. Your Buick cave and car look great. Your tool box looks like mine, jammed...stuff on top of stuff. I'm always surprised when somebody says they found a damper and bunch of pulleys in their tool box. Huh? I've got a couple big boxes and they are full. I don't have room for parts in my tool boxes. You're making excellent progress, the groundhog says Spring is soon!
     
  17. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

  18. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mike... so whats your story? Ive been around this stuff forever; mom had a 64 V6 with factory AC, a one year old trade in. Im pretty partial to Buicks. I shouldve been an ODDFELLOW haha. Love to see some pics of yer 64! Those center caps must be unobtanium! 290.00?? Wowee! And about a condition 5.

    Ya know Frank, I have quadruplicates of almost all the hand tools, including a complete set on my boat (in two drawers I might ad!) and can still never manage to find anything. Hmmm. Going out on a junking spree or a road trip, I have a 5 gallon bucket (or two) full of all the incidentals, plus usually a 150 extension cord and some power tools to get heat and that stubborn last bolt out LOL. Even that 5 kw generator gets tossed around including that torpedo propane heater. Sux being old and sux being COLD. Always pick stuff up at garage sales too! ws

    On the caps, these (or similar) may be the way to go:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-New-Chev...ne:6.6L+400Cu.+In.+V8+GAS+Naturally+Aspirated
     
  19. GranSportSedan

    GranSportSedan Taco builder, Burrito expert

    Mike is correct, those caps will go right on the chevy rally wheels
     
  20. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

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