Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
5/8/21 10:34 a.m.

All broken down. 

Think I know why my neighbor took them out. 

Added bonus on one. Momentary switch and a led indicator light. 

I'll give the ballast to the scraper. Actually felt a little guilty that I saw them on the road before he did. 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
5/11/21 4:23 p.m.

Few weeks ago bgkast offered some Howe dual master cylinders free to a Challenge car. 

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/parts-sale/race-master-cylinders-free/182490/page1/

I couldn't pass on that kind of coolness. 

I started searching for balance bars and stuff to make it work and new stuff was not half budget friendly. 

Finally found a used pedal and balance bar down in Sebring FL. I made a deal with the seller for $40 and local pickup. Tom was great and picked them up this weekend and this morning had a friend of his drop it off at my trash can. 

Now how's this for some pure sexiness brake porn?

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
5/11/21 8:09 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

That is some sexy brake-porn.  Ready for all the thrust you can adjust.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
5/11/21 8:45 p.m.

In reply to TVR Scott :

Maybe one day my lazy ass will run out of parts to buy and start building.

Dirtydog (Forum Supporter)
Dirtydog (Forum Supporter) Dork
5/12/21 6:03 p.m.

One mans trash, is another mans treasure.  Collecting is half the battle.  Making ones lazy arse motivated can be a war, believe me I know....

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
9/11/21 4:35 p.m.

On the way back from Mr_Asa's today I stopped to pick some Dart iron heads for the 351.

They came with valves, springs, and keepers. 

$300 was a steal.

Then I spent the next 45 minutes driving through Orlando suburbs. Not sure the heads were worth that hell. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
9/11/21 4:40 p.m.

Nothing is worth driving through Orlando, any part of Orlando.

bgkast
bgkast PowerDork
9/11/21 4:43 p.m.

Glad the brake cylinders are working for you!

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
9/11/21 4:46 p.m.

Almost forgot. I also got the Miata steering column that was GRM expressed from Evan in Ohio. Thanks to everyone involved.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
10/25/21 5:46 p.m.

29 Model A

I wasn't planning on starting back until Saturday but the Challenge free metal gods had other plans. Seems our city government doesn't believe in making waste companies follow through on their contract so now we have to take our recycling a few miles down the road to a city park. We get there and a couple in a pickup ahead of us is dumping stuff.  I see a frame of some sort in the back but they pull off pretty quick. We start dumping our stuff and I noticed that they had circled around the dumpsters. So when we get done we pull off and they pull back in. I figure they're about to dump the frame so I circle around and they pull off and circle around. Finally after playing ring around the roses I get out of my truck and tell them that I'd take whatever the object is. Turns out it's the frame a treadmill. Lots of goodies on it. 

 

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/25/21 6:16 p.m.

Treadmills often have solid fabrication materials 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
10/25/21 6:20 p.m.

In reply to Patrick (Forum Supporter) :

Looks like 1/8th inch steel in most of it.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/25/21 7:06 p.m.

Does a treadmill have 4 rollers (wheels) making those the frame rails of a 4-wheeled production vehicle?

cheeky

 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
10/25/21 7:46 p.m.

In reply to Robbie (Forum Supporter) :

Trust me I looked at it and said hmmmm ... I bet I could get that to pass as production frame rails.

Dirtydog (Forum Supporter)
Dirtydog (Forum Supporter) Dork
10/26/21 11:55 a.m.

Here's a really weird suggestion.  Turning the T&A into a tracked vehicle.  Just joking??

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
10/26/21 12:28 p.m.
^click: add image to photos...wink
Stampie said:

 

 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
10/26/21 12:38 p.m.
Dirtydog (Forum Supporter) said:

Here's a really weird suggestion.  Turning the T&A into a tracked vehicle.  Just joking??

It will be. In fact it should be kicking MrJoshua's shiny this time next year.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
10/30/21 1:21 p.m.

1929 Model A

Today was frame day!

First I removed the radiator.  Then I realized since it's just me I need to take pictures. The before picture but post radiator removal.

Then I just started working around the car removing stuff in the way.  Took out the crushed steering column. The rear motor mounts.  Then the exhaust. I tried jacking up the engine but discovered there's a front motor mount also. There's also the mechanical brake linkage under the middle crossmember. Everything really went smooth other than one of the battery box bolts was too rusty to remove with a wrench. Three hours later I was ready to lift it off.

Got Lil Stampie and ex Mrs. Stampie to come over and give me a hand lifting it off and tada.

It lifted right up and over this. Kinda reminds me of the Miata skateboard but 70 years older. 

There's two problem areas on the frame. First this spot where the tree limb used the steering column as a lever to pull a spot up. 

And there's this area that has a crack. Looks like someone tried to repair it before but not to well. They just laid a bead on about an inch on the other side. 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
12/28/21 6:01 p.m.

I met up with Dusterdb13 in a small town in SC today. Even though we got dressed 4 hours from each other we were twinning. 

The reason we met up was he found a deal on 50x20 16 guage aluminum. Guy was asking $5 a sheet but we did a bulk deal at $4 a sheet. He said he thinks he gave us a few over our 50 sheets. After we spit them I think he gave us more like 60. My 25 sheets cost me $100 in cold hard Christmas cash. 

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
12/28/21 6:30 p.m.

Thanks for dropping off the Trans!

 

I'm sorry I didn't come out and say hi.  I found out I has the covid....

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
12/28/21 7:22 p.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

Well E36 M3. Was hoping you didn't have that. Get well. I hear staying hydrated helps. 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
12/28/21 7:54 p.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

I hope you have a fast and complete recovery. 

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
12/28/21 8:17 p.m.

In reply to Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) :

Thanks.  It's sooper mild right now.  Just a bit foggy and like a mild allergy attack.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/29/21 1:01 p.m.
Stampie said:

I met up with Dusterdb13 in a small town in SC today. Even though we got dressed 4 hours from each other we were twinning. 

The reason we met up was he found a deal on 50x20 16 guage aluminum. Guy was asking $5 a sheet but we did a bulk deal at $4 a sheet. He said he thinks he gave us a few over our 50 sheets. After we spit them I think he gave us more like 60. My 25 sheets cost me $100 in cold hard Christmas cash. 

You're definitely the better looking twin. 

Final count was 64 sheets! Cant believe he miscounted that bad.

Feel better soon rob!

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
12/29/21 1:42 p.m.

Pretty nice score, fellas!  Now I'm imagining a couple challenge cars that look like Airstream campers!

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