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Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 06-14-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
I don't think, I know. The weight of a...

I don't think, I know.

The weight of a complete vehicle coupled with a working suspension will bend a flat piece of 3/8 plate like BUTTER.

Scale it down for an example - Take a flat strip of...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 06-12-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
The other problem I am seeing here is the perch...

The other problem I am seeing here is the perch design. Where the spring mounts is just a flat piece of plate, and presents a major weak point. The way it is currently constructed will flex under...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 06-11-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Ooooh... No worky. :eek: Honest advice? ...

Ooooh... No worky. :eek:

Honest advice? Keep your juice spindles and go to a spring over or spring behind axle setup. Those later setups just aren't meant to be used like that. Sorry to be the...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 06-08-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
That thing just won't die... :confused:

That thing just won't die... :confused:
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 05-29-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
And still ugly. :D I can certainly...

And still ugly. :D



I can certainly appreciate improvements, but they have to be actual improvements - not novelty ideas that don't deliver. I have driven a bunch of 4 bar cars, and there...
Forum: Builds! 05-28-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Got the reground cam back from Isky. +7...

Got the reground cam back from Isky.

+7 degrees duration, +.002 lift over stock. [ddd
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 05-28-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Four bar front? Disc brakes? Airbags? ...

Four bar front? Disc brakes? Airbags?

You're calling the wrong guy. Let me know when it's a hot rod question. ;)
Forum: Builds! 05-20-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Another work session in yesterday, but not much...

Another work session in yesterday, but not much that was photo-worthy. :p

The roll bar was approved for TROG so we finish welded it. Got the front lever shocks sorted out. Picked up the...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 05-17-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
It's funny - I've never met a heavily tattooed...

It's funny - I've never met a heavily tattooed person who cared in the least if anyone else was tattooed or not, or thought less of anyone without tattoos because of that simple fact, but met a whole...
Forum: Tech Tips! 05-16-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,350
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
It's the only thing that freed up the stuck...

It's the only thing that freed up the stuck torsion bar adjusters on my '58. Keep a squirt bottle full in the shop at all times!
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 05-14-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
This can be a unknown source of severe...

This can be a unknown source of severe frustration when dealing with rear brakes! Even a hose that looks OK on the outside can be deteriorated internally, and allow severe fluctuations in pressure. ...
Forum: Builds! 04-30-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Thanks, and that's not my biggest one! Haha. ...

Thanks, and that's not my biggest one! Haha. Years spent as a truck equipment mechanic netted me some big tools... :p
Forum: Builds! 04-29-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Sunday’s work session got the wishbones on both...

Sunday’s work session got the wishbones on both ends anchored, steering arms modified, rear lever shocks adapted, seat mounted and roll bar mocked up. Chugging along on all this while the engine is...
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 04-29-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Not the best picture, but zero tubing in this...

Not the best picture, but zero tubing in this Model A Roadster floor...
Forum: Electrical... Talk & Q&A! 04-29-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,947
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Glad to see everyone suggesting a new harness. ...

Glad to see everyone suggesting a new harness. Sage advice!

Better to spend some money and have a reliable car you don't have to worry about getting you home, or worse yet winding up as a...
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 04-29-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
A properly formed sheet metal floor or tunnel...

A properly formed sheet metal floor or tunnel doesn't require a tubing "frame". I see a lot of builds waste often-precious space with a bunch of intricate framework that is completely unnecessary.
Forum: Electrical... Talk & Q&A! 04-24-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Load resistors for each light and a LED flasher...

Load resistors for each light and a LED flasher unit.
Forum: Car shows! 04-12-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Hopefully it's better than last Saturday. I was...

Hopefully it's better than last Saturday. I was in Austin to pick up an engine, and that storm was a rager! :eek:
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 04-11-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,730
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
I installed a lot of DewEze and Muncie Power...

I installed a lot of DewEze and Muncie Power belt-driven clutch pumps when I was a truck equipment mechanic, and they worked great. Put it in neutral, flip the switch and get all the hydraulic...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 04-08-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Looks like a typical shiny but poorly engineered,...

Looks like a typical shiny but poorly engineered, fishing for money kinda car.
Usually assembled by people with limited hot rod knowledge.

If he's listing it as a "Model A 5W" then he doesn't...
Forum: Title Q&A 04-04-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,777
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Weird way for the state to run things, and in...

Weird way for the state to run things, and in this case it put you in a predicament. Still not sure how they are issuing a registration without proof of ownership? [S Ohio requires a VIN inspection...
Forum: Title Q&A 04-04-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,777
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Well it wasn't in your hand then was it? I'm...

Well it wasn't in your hand then was it?

I'm not following the backwards process of the Oklahoma DMV here. What is the justification to inspect a complete vehicle AFTER it has tags?
Forum: Builds! 04-04-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Thanks guys! I'm not much of a photographer, but...

Thanks guys! I'm not much of a photographer, but I'll do my best to keep everyone up on the event here. :D

The good thing is we have a very talented video producer who is not only documenting...
Forum: Title Q&A 04-04-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,777
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Another case for having a clear title in hand...

Another case for having a clear title in hand BEFORE you even turn a wrench...
Forum: Builds! 04-03-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By Blue Eyed Devil
Thanks! Drivetrain and all parts contained in it...

Thanks! Drivetrain and all parts contained in it have to be pre-1953, no OHV V8s. Pump gas, no alcohol or nitro. We are running the rail class with a 1950 Studebaker Champion 6, which is out for...
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