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post #136 of 154 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Well good news is I fixed the plasma cutter. Turns out if you screw the cup/tip on too tight it will not arc. I'm still working 10-12 days in a row with 1-2 days off in between. I did get some work done but not much.
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post #137 of 154 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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I'm still alive and kicking but work has been crazy. We are short handed and then 3m had a horrible first quarter so they cut our ot. Then one of my coworkers took 10 weeks off for paternity leave. So I had to switch back to the crazy schedule (Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday Thursday) to cover his shift. I hate it as it jacked up my home life but as of August 5 I should be on day shift Monday-Friday 7-3. I'm still ordering parts when I can and plan on taking cash to the street machine Nationals in a few weeks, hoping to find good parts in the swap meet section.

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post #138 of 154 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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After I made that last post I made sure to get out in the shop and do some work on it. Got some of the flooring removed (the hard part around the edges) I'm thinking about ordering a air saw, I've heard they are a great tool to have. Today I was bored at work so I made a push rod length checker out of an old push rod. They're cheap but this one was free. 🤣
A friend of mine is dropping off a timing chain cover after he's been promising it for the last three months.
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After looking and looking for a good used timing cover with the correct water pump direction a friend of mine has finally came through. I was on the verge of ordering one from summit (140$ yikes) but it has the main seal that goes in from the inside. I am looking into milling the lip off of it and putting the seal in from the outside.

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Got it somewhat degreased. It's from a 68 Galaxy. When I seen the c8 in the casting number I admit I kind of got excited thinking it might be from a 68 mustang. Nope, Galaxy. Oh well, it'll do the job. The hole for the timing pointer is stripped, I'm gonna drop a thread repair insert in it or I might just tap it out to 1/4 20.
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post #141 of 154 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet garage sell find.
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Got the TC all cleaned up, I machined the front seal opening so it'll take a later model seal that goes in from the outside and threw a couple coats of paint on it. Now I'm waiting for my arp bolts and gasket kit to arrive to install it.
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More work on the floor. What a mess. The floor over the cross member had indications of spot welds but none seemed to be actually welded. I took that cross member out because I've read that's the one definite mod to fit the t56. Not sure how much else I can do as my spot weld cutter is getting worn. Thankfully I work at 3m and can get blem flap disc for pennies on the dollar as they Rock for this type of work.
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Got all of the floor removed, and most of the welds ground, I've gotta add some stands to the front then remove the torque boxes and the toe boards. Then start adding the convert rocker panels. I'm debating on how far back to run them. Do I notch the rear torque boxes and run them all the way back to the rear wheel well or do like I've seen and run them to the rear torque box, cut off the excess and weld it that way. I've considered removing the top plate of the rear and weld then inside it and then put the cap back on. Hmmmm.

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Wednesday night I decided to take some measurements and get my stock axle shafts cut to length. I soon realized I'd messed up when I narrowed the housing. I threw it under the car to verify and that's when I seen I had cut it two inches off. Not a big deal. I cut the tubes again, one side at 5"and the other at 6" a swapped sides. Now it's perfect, I think. 🤣😂 I also realized one of my axle shafts has a defect from Ford. The bearing surface had several pits in it. Not rust pits just deep holes right at the bearing surface. I pulled the rear from an 06 mustang with 60k on the clock.
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Ok, so I mocked up the axle shafts, cut out the excess and adjusted to the correct length and welded them back together. Put the brakes on to verify the length was good. I used 7018 rod do you guys think the axle shafts will hold? 🤣😂🤣😂 Just kidding, I'm using them for mock up and measurements only. Hopefully I'll be putting in a order with Moser soon.
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Well, I thought I was headed in the right direction..... think again. I've got the car up on jack stands and the floor torn out. I have a self leveling laser so I double checked level on the rockers, one side spot on, the other just a bit high in the rear, uh oh...... set the laser up for a datum line just to check and man oh man is this car twisted. I knew the car had been hit in the both rear quarters but it didn't seem too bad as the damage didn't reach the trunk floor or the wheel houses. Time to build a frame jig and pull it back into shape. Just goes to show you how much these cars can be out and still get decent gaps on the doors and fenders. Ill try to remember to take some pictures of just how far out this car is before I start straightening.
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Picked up a summit racing catalog at the street machine Nationals in St Paul. It had a 10% off code so I placed an order for my lifters and rockers. Gonna check the push rod length with my home made adjustible push rod and get them ordered. Still looking for a good deal on a victor Jr intake but no luck so far.

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My parts hit Minneapolis and then just stopped moving.
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Whoop whoop!
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