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HotRodTractor last won the day on March 6

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About HotRodTractor

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    Member, been hanging around a while...

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    Cable Ohio
  • Interests
    Things with 4 wheels
  • My Project Cars
    Trucks! Its all about the trucks!<br />
    B-Series is where its at. 1/2T through 1-1/2T at the moment.

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    Farmer, Engineer, Maker, Overlord of the Universe
  • Occupation
    I make stuff - some digital - some physical, all real


  • Location
    The Alps of Champaign County Ohio
  • Interests
    Antique Trucks, tractors, anythign with wheels.

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  1. HotRodTractor

    Industrial engine into truck

    If the engine came from a Massey 44-6, that was actually a continental 6 cylinder engine. If you do have an industrial Chrysler engine - no matter what its source - you should probably swap the camshaft to something better for street driving.
  2. HotRodTractor

    spark plugs

    I've heard of/seen "corona stain" on spark plug insulators before - but that is usually brown or yellow and only a ring around the bottom of the insulator - sometimes you can see a glow around the insulator in complete darkness with the engine running - that is corona. I wonder if this is a similar result, but with a different color/effect from a newer insulator material... If it is, it doesn't mean much if anything. Interesting for sure. I'm in to find out if someone has a better idea to what this is. Always up for new information.
  3. HotRodTractor

    Brake and clutch pedal binding

    Here is a picture off of one of my parts trucks. Spacer in between the two pedals.
  4. HotRodTractor

    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    I'm not so sure the unit pictured is a strap on unit - but I understand the sentiment. I'm probably one of the few guys in the country of my age (other than Amish) that can say they've milked in can and used a water bath chiller for milk. I'm only 36 years old. lol I grew up on a dairy farm milking 3 times a day with registered Brown Swiss. We were also quite active on the show scene on a national level. In fact my uncle just had Grand Champion Brown Swiss at the World Dairy Expo in Madison Wisconsin last fall. I've traveled the country with cows and milked with portable units all my life for the show string and for transport across the country.
  5. HotRodTractor

    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Whats with the milking unit beside the car? Someone mount a pulsator under the hood so you can milk a cow off of intake vacuum?
  6. HotRodTractor

    Interior light B3B

    I have at least one loose at home - I'll snap a couple of pictures tonight.
  7. HotRodTractor

    OK, so here's a cunning mod for you...

    Nice to see someone else on here with some CAD skills and a 3D printer. That is a pretty good use for a home FDM style printer. I've used nearly all the different additive manufacturing processes in some way or another within the last couple of years. Right now I'm working on a design that I will have 3D printed directly into sand and then pour some aluminum.... Easily the cheapest way to get a couple of highly detailed castings without sinking money into all the complicated patterns.
  8. HotRodTractor

    Fantasy to Reality

    Posting them on forums such as this helps - also having the file names something that makes sense and representative of what is in the picture helps as well. If you really want to get a lot of attention on Google upload them to places like Pinterest and put a bunch of identifying tags to help the Google search bots locate, identify, and catalog the picture.
  9. HotRodTractor

    Thermostat housing

    Liability. So many big companies are so afraid of litigation that they only have exact fit in the system. The days of "making it work" don't work for them because what if someone didn't do it right and caused issues to either people or property and then tried to blame someone other than themselves. Its a sad state of affairs, but most big companies just don't want to deal with it. Either buy what my computer says is an exact fit or buy nothing.
  10. Would you be interested in trying to make a mold and a few sets of lenses?  I have one uncracked original lense and one cracked one.

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    2. casper50


      before they were used to make a mold mine would need a couple of small inperfections fixed.  the best one has a few small chips near one screw hole and the other has some cracks going across the midle flat.

    3. HotRodTractor


      What is your email address? It going to be cleaner and less public than continuing the conversation here.

    4. casper50



  11. HotRodTractor

    Anyone know of someone that casts plastics?

    I've made molds and cast parts before. The ideal thing is to have a sample part and then make a mold using a product like what you have listed. The trick would be finding the right resin to make what you want. Its been a while since I have done it, but it wouldn't take much time and I could have a decent mold in a couple of days of having the raw materials and parts. Cast lenses would be VERY shortly after having a good mold. Depending on the resin, you might need a vacuum chamber, which isn't a big deal for such a small mold, but it does add to expense for a couple of one off parts. Another option that I have toyed with in my mind - there is a fairly translucent 3D printer filament available that when coated can have good UV stability. Going this route it might be easy to make stock replacements - but if someone desired something a little custom it could be accomplished by changing the base model. I have the equipment to do this as well.
  12. HotRodTractor

    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    That is certainly part of the plan for this summer! I plan on having everything squared away and the chassis DD ready by the end of the summer and want to display it at a local festival that I attend every year (usually its antique tractors - but I think a fully functional and awesome chassis will get some attention sitting beside one of my Deeres). Hopefully I can mate the body to the chassis before winter and finalize all those details to make it road ready by next spring.
  13. HotRodTractor

    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    I've got a ways to go.....
  14. HotRodTractor

    Edgy heads being poured now

    I would totally buy one if I was in the position to do so right now. Life has thrown me a little curve ball so I didn't get in on the presale buy, but those are the lumps of life.

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