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Old 05-31-2014, 08:33 PM   #21
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Really looks great! Dave
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:58 PM   #22
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DD, I have an issue with the side panels. They are original with original paint. The PO cannot tell me EXACTLY what paint was used on this car. He says it is hot rod black from NAPA. I have tried in vain to track this down with no definitive luck. Even calling the exact NAPA dealer in Biloxi. I'm pretty sure a professional painter could match it pretty good, but.... who knows....we'll see.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:58 PM   #23
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Very nice Heard!

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Old 05-31-2014, 09:01 PM   #24
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I like it it a lot... Great job..
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:40 AM   #25
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Very nice, like that loads.
Well done.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:46 AM   #26
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That car is awesome, I like the pin striped center section, and the stance really kicks butt. Good luck with it.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:17 AM   #27
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This looks great I'm in the middle of rebuilding mine I have a question regarding the brake shoes? It looks like you have the long brake shoe facing the rear of the car. I'm being told the long shoe should be associated with the larger dia brake cylinder and should face the front of the car. It appears your "long shoe is facing the rear with the large wheel cylinder facing the front???
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:22 AM   #28
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Heard, Glad you got her up and running, she's lookin' sharp! Why not drive her over to the Vanquish Vapor Lock Tour to Dade City this Saturday...? Give me a call if you think you might want to cruise on over. Vic
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:14 AM   #29
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Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

Yes, I have the spacers from MT Products. I have to say though, I (think) I know what they are supposed to do, but I'm not convinced they do anything.

And Tinker, I agree to some degree. I'm not crazy about the red wires and wide whitewalls, but Momma loves them. Personally, I think the car would look better with the side panels on and the bumpers. But I gotta take one step at a time, if you know what I mean.

I'm going to drive it a while, then look to put radials on. Probably big/littles. We'll see how much the new springs settle before I make a decision on size.
The best way to see what the spacers do is to go to: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/t.../#post-8330045 The early brake drums (1928-1935) were at two different elevations near the lug nuts and this provides the two elevations to firmly support the wheel when using the later drums/hubs and the earlier wheels.

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Old 06-04-2014, 11:50 AM   #30
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This looks great I'm in the middle of rebuilding mine I have a question regarding the brake shoes? It looks like you have the long brake shoe facing the rear of the car. I'm being told the long shoe should be associated with the larger dia brake cylinder and should face the front of the car. It appears your "long shoe is facing the rear with the large wheel cylinder facing the front???
Veeder, you could be right. I didn't mess with the rears and really didn't look at them that closely. Thanks for that observation.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:02 PM   #31
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:06 PM   #32
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Hard to tell from the picture which shoe is short, but it looks right to me,... but that doesn't mean too much.

So there is this...

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Old 06-04-2014, 01:29 PM   #33
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Here is a much better pic of the right rear. I think Veeder is correct. Looks like a full shoe facing the rear to me, and it looks like the wheel cylinder is backwards also. I bet the other side matches

I looked at these for wear but didn't notice they were installed incorrectly.

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Old 06-04-2014, 01:41 PM   #34
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Looks to me like the cylinders are correct, just have to flip the shoes around?
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:05 PM   #35
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Hey cool car - I love it. Got a question for Heard - on your first photo at the beginning of this thread with the brake drum & shock showing - I would like to know what kind of mounts you used for your front shock mounts? I would like to know what the frame/upper mounts are from & what you used for the lower mount? Also, how is the lower mount attached to your axle? For the upper did you use any existing frame holes or did you have to drill new mounting holes in the frame?
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:17 PM   #36
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Here is what the front upper shock mount looks like:

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I can't say for sure what this is from but I think it is from a '40 (ish) Ford. Maybe DD will chime in here and clarify this. As to drilling/existing holes, I cannot say for sure. It was there when I bought the car.

The bottom end of the shock simply mounts to the perch pins. The front axle/wishbone is a '39 though.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:36 PM   #37
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Vic,
I would love to do that. However, I'm not sure I can make it in the coupe. I'm now wrestling with a miss issue, so any LONG trips are going to have to wait until I sort this out. Changed the condenser today, but haven't driven enough to tell if that fixed anything. I really would like to get back over there though to hang out with you guys...maybe soon.

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Heard, drive something else, we won't hold it against you... LOL The coupe is lookin' good!
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:32 AM   #39
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Here is a much better pic of the right rear. I think Veeder is correct. Looks like a full shoe facing the rear to me, and it looks like the wheel cylinder is backwards also. I bet the other side matches

I looked at these for wear but didn't notice they were installed incorrectly.

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Please post some photos of how your rear suspension is set up. The use of those coil springs is confusing to me. Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:48 AM   #40
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Jim...FORGET that you ever saw those coil springs. I can assure you that they currently occupy some landfill in Florida. DD
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