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Old 02-10-2012, 03:51 PM   #61
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Vic, I love the pics. Who's '46 coupe is that? It's a sharp car & I like the color. Dad & I have my grandpa's '46 business coupe to freshen up some day yet.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:05 PM   #62
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Seth, Thanks, the '46 belongs to my friend Steve; it is a sharp looking and excellent running car. Vic
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:14 PM   #63
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Today we had a full house in the garage, Mike, Don, John, Cliff and Hall all came over to play. First we chased the threads and removed the remnants of the cotter pin on one of the axles on the Columbia then we disassembled the gears, etc. on the original main shaft and fitted everything onto the main shaft I got last week.




After the fun we went for Pizza as usual however, we were experiencing some northern style weather (it was very cool, temps in the 60's) so we didn't stay long. Next week we'll put the transmission back together and hopefully reinstall it in the Zephyr.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:30 PM   #64
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I'm confused. Are you guys meeting weekly for pizza and just working on old cars to work up an appetite?!?
Just kidding. Keep up the good work and please keep us posted.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:49 AM   #65
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Al, in order to maintain our stamina, to work on Flatheads, we need sustenance and Pepperoni Pizza covers most (if not all) of the necessary food groups... Hopefully next weeks pizza outing will be of a celebratory nature, providing we are able to reassemble and install the transmission in the Zephyr.
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Please save all the round useless bits for me. I can use them on my trellis that I'm making out of old car parts.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #67
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Denise, I never throw any old car parts away... Next time you're down this way you'll have to take some of the "useless" stuff and repurpose it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:50 PM   #68
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The additional parts we need to finish rebuilding the '39 Zephyr transmission arrived from Mac Van Pelts the other day so, tomorrow we'll hopefully get everything back together and install the transmission. I just ordered two NOS "dog bones", for the rear shocks (that I got from Bill Wzorek), they should be here in a few days, that'll give me time to clean up the torque tube, finish painting the Columbia, etc. Did somebody say Pizza???
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:56 PM   #69
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Hope the pizza turns out well, oh and the '39 LZ too! Keep the pictures coming.
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Thanks Seth, I'll make sure to snap some photos of what I hope will be our progress tomorrow. Vic
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:10 PM   #71
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Today was the day to rebuild the ’39 Zephyr transmission. All the necessary parts had arrived (thanks to Mac Van Pelt),

Mike and Cliff got to my house just around 11:00am, I had been degreasing the undercarriage of the Zephyr and I was glad to come out from under it to help with the transmission. Here are a few photos of the assembly.






Apparently, no one makes a gasket for the shift cover on the ’38 & “39 Zephyr so we made our own out of a file folder…


It was getting close to 3:00pm and both Mike and Cliff had other commitments so, we went without Pizza… I was hoping to have the Zephyr back on the road in time for the “Barner’s Bash” but I won’t have time to play in the garage over the next few weekends, maybe at tech session on Sunday, March 18th before the BBQ…
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #72
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Today my lunch time project was to paint the Columbia. I got half of it done, (it's too heavy) for me to try and flip it over by myself while trying to place a packing blanket between it and the castor so as not to mess up any of the painted areas. I also got a few other parts cleaned, painted and ready for reassembly.
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Thats looks nice Vic.. Ken
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:28 PM   #74
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Today my lunch time project was to paint the Columbia. I got half of it done, (it's too heavy) for me to try and flip it over by myself while trying to place a packing blanket between it and the castor so as not to mess up any of the painted areas. I also got a few other parts cleaned, painted and ready for reassembly.
Aaawwww Vic. You give up too easily. LOL
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:10 PM   #75
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Vic, with all your tools, you don't have a hoist? I use my hoist for anything I can't lift, work smarter not harder the ol' man always said... get some strong rope use those Navy knots and get to work. Lookin' good keep on the good work, and cudo's to your buddy's that help out on the weekends, smart group of guys, oh yes I love that white lithium Grease, with a push of a button.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:05 PM   #76
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Vic, with all your tools, you don't have a hoist? I use my hoist for anything I can't lift, work smarter not harder the ol' man always said... get some strong rope use those Navy knots and get to work. Lookin' good keep on the good work, and cudo's to your buddy's that help out on the weekends, smart group of guys, oh yes I love that white lithium Grease, with a push of a button.
I've got a "cherry picker" but it's got a Flathead hooked up to it at the moment. Tomorrow I'll see about flipping the Columbia over so I can finish painting. Thanks for the complement; I'm sure the guys will appreciate it as well. Vic
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Aaawwww Vic. You give up too easily. LOL
Lawson, I didn't have enough time to work something out today... Like Scarlet O'Hara said "I'll think about it tomorrow" LOL Vic
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Thanks Ken, I appreciate that. Vic
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A little extra time for that paint to dry is a good thing. I love an excuse you can pass off as good planning.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:55 AM   #80
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A little extra time for that paint to dry is a good thing. I love an excuse you can pass off as good planning.
I'm with you on that...
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