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About NickPick'sCrew

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  • My Project Cars
    1947 Plymouth Deluxe

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    NickPickToo's Dad
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    Finance Investments

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    Howell Mi
  • Interests
    Helping Son with Project

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  1. It's been a while but yes, they lived about 4 hours from anything as I remember. Use to be only a few lines back then. The switching station was out in the middle of nowhere and had the station building and two houses with two families assigned to run and maintain the station. I hear now there are pipelines everywhere and no buildings -- everything is automated. Use to be just beautiful landscape as far as the eyes can see. Attached painting is one my grandmother did in the mid 60's when she lived out that way.
  2. Thanks both PA and LC for their input. Los_Control, where in West Texas. My grandparents lived and worked on the pipeline in the middle of nowhere but somewhere near the Pacos River and in sight of Guadalupe Peak. There use to be a saddle and revolver on display in a small museum in Pacos that my grandmother donated that was given to her by one of the ranchers in the area.
  3. Thanks for the suggestion. Fortunately he still has the bolts from both front hubs. PA, there is a robust tractor service network here. BTW my four wheeled baby is a 1957 MF TE35 diesel version.
  4. Either Nichola's car was an exclusive addition released without the hanger for those discerning buyers that desired an upper arm work out when changing tires, or they broke off somewhere along the way. None of the four hubs had them when Nicholas took delivery and, well, he can use the workouts for now. (lol)
  5. This one was on me. I told him it should slide right off with a bit of leverage now that he had the nuts and bolts off. Actually, typically when he breaks something it's because I told him to go ahead and push, pull, pound or poke at something. He was eyeballing an Offy dual intake on the internet thinking that would make it up. Not gonna happen.
  6. He ended up not using the hammer at all. Had it on hand to tap the drum if needed, but no need. Eneto, He followed your advice last nigh on the second drum and the release was well controlled, although the snap still startled him a bit. I still had him stand to the side for this. I snapped this photo this morning. The puller we picked up did not come with a bone, and the longer breaker bar he used was sufficient with just some sustained even pressure and about five or so quarter turns once the puller was in place and aligned. I have seen enough evidence to believe that this car had some work done on it in the mid to late 2000's and suspect he may have had a much harder time with this had it been a longer interval. Pads are not worn much at all, but the seals are bad and the inside of the drums including the pads are covered in grease. Of course he's got some sand in the drums as well and as he gets further into the axle we will know how far the sand penetrated.
  7. Thank you sir! You would happen to know how to source the bushing that is at the top of the jacket assembly (19-14-3 on the exploded view) and the bearing for the tree shifter (19-46-6 on the exploded view)?
  8. Sorry but I'm amending Nicholas's post. You're keeping one of the 4 ply's as a spare. If you have issues with a front tire, move a rear tire forward.
  9. Most definitively unintended. It's that spelling gene that's missing from my family line
  10. Hi Bobby, If it is, could you post a few more pictures of how it's set up. And if you kept the three on the tree...?
  11. Always had issues with spelling. As a freshman in HS I started showing up early in the morning to join in spelling drills with the spelling bee team. I never competed beyond those morning sessions, but my recollection was that the teacher took pitty on me for putting in the effort and let me pass anyway. Now and then I get a little sloppy and forget to double check those illiteracies. I also seem to have passed the affliction on to my boys. That said, Nicholas's older brother is in college now and seems to be getting past it. He uses Gramerly. Marc. Thank you for taking pitty too. We enjoy the forum.
  12. Hi Ken, not sure if your setup is similar to Nicholas's, but there is a good bit of space between the frame and the MC as it comes off the bracket he received from ECI. Thinking about mounting it to the frame next to the MC rather than hanging it below. Running the lines from the MC to the Valve would be less elegant that way, but it would keep the assembly above the frame line. I'll have Nicholas post of picture of what ever we come up with. Now I'm remembering ECI told us they were holding the bracket out and not charging us for it for this reason. Bobby it would be great to see what your solution was.
  13. Thanks, You can see by the other conversations I just worry a lot...Probably be less concerned if it were mine, but Its my son. I was thinking those other items are less critical to stopping the vehicle once in motion. May have Nicholas fashion a brace and rock shield to help protect that assembly.
  14. No bushings called for at those joints. The threaded portion of the tie rod and the nut are smaller on the replacement ends than on the stock ends but the tapered section seems to fit well. However, this keeps the nuts from getting a good seat on the control arms. Nicholas added a washer to compensate, but I think the compression on the dust cover is tighter than designed for, and it caused one to split. Assume more will in operation. Kanter's ends (we have a pair) are the same diameter at the thread and nut as stock and the dust cover looks more sturdy, so I'll have him switch it out to see if it makes a difference. Nothing against AB, we've gotten a lot of great parts from them at a reasonable price, just not to excited about the tie rod ends.
  15. I hear you both. To be honest I didn't even think about it until my next door neighbor (retired engineer with several automotive related patents to his name. He's a wonderful nutty professor type) brought it up. Then once you get the wheel and column tube off and your looking down that shaft...if he were just going to be driving it to shows and in parades...also, three points are a given not a compromise, they were purchased week one and sitting in his closet. Break related question: Nicholas's system has a proportioning valve and most set-ups we've seen hang that valve just under the master cylinder. It results in a very clean and simple look once the lines are in place . In Nicholas's application that placement would be dipping down just a little below the frame line putting it at risk if he accidentally bottoms out over a bump or dip. Has anyone else seen an alternative placement or should we be worried about hanging an inch or two below the frame line here?
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