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Author Topic: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT  (Read 180499 times)
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« Reply #690 on: June 20, 2010, 09:28:00 AM »

Looking great Charles. Three things:
1. Take a spare steel rod end in case someone doesn't like the aluminum one supporting the steering column.
2. I hope you're not covering the switch pod. The more cool air the MSD box gets, the better.
3. Make sure you're inspectors aren't looking for thread showing beyond the nuts. I know you've got enough thread, having changed a lot of stock car wheels, but some inspectors may not.

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« Reply #691 on: June 20, 2010, 09:51:17 AM »

Ed,

You are correct about how picky I am and how I like everything to be perfect before the car runs.  But with next weekend being my only chance to run the car "local" before hauling 22 hours to Loring in July and even a longer haul to B'Ville in Aug or Sept... I guess we will bring it for tech and a few shakedown passes "if able" to,,, we will not let the final graphics and paint to keep us away,,, as long as we are finished mechanically we will be there.  (we may pull a 6am to 10pm day on Tues and Thur, and make final decision on Friday)

Charles

I'm being really selfish when I say this, because I'd like a chance to see this thing up close.

I won't be at SW, but I will be at WOS . . .

. . .  so take your time, Charles! grin

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« Reply #692 on: June 20, 2010, 10:07:13 AM »

Looking great Charles. Three things:
1. Take a spare steel rod end in case someone doesn't like the aluminum one supporting the steering column.
2. I hope you're not covering the switch pod. The more cool air the MSD box gets, the better.
3. Make sure you're inspectors aren't looking for thread showing beyond the nuts. I know you've got enough thread, having changed a lot of stock car wheels, but some inspectors may not.

Pete

PJ,

The lugs are not torqued down yet, just hand tight (and there is one thread showing, when tight maybe 2 threads will show and 1 thread showing is enough to pass tech anywhere) with even 1/2 a thread showing it proves the lugs are fully enagaged in the studs... I know what you are saying and have heard of arguments on the Salt on this exact situation.



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« Reply #693 on: June 20, 2010, 10:22:12 AM »

Don't you just hate these picky, amateur inspectors! evil evil evil

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« Reply #694 on: June 20, 2010, 12:03:21 PM »

Don't you just hate these picky, amateur inspectors! evil evil evil

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I don't mind picky....they are there to help keep us safe... As long as they are open to an honest and fair evaluation of any item they feel is questionable (two way com unication is the key,, not arguments)

Charles
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« Reply #695 on: June 20, 2010, 12:34:48 PM »

I was referring to me. grin grin grin

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« Reply #696 on: June 20, 2010, 02:06:08 PM »

Looking GREAT !!  CK   good luck
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« Reply #697 on: June 20, 2010, 03:24:55 PM »

Charles,
Car is looking fantastic, very nice work. When you have time can you let me know how the rear window install went? I'll be spraying ours next weekend and have some concerns on fitting the trim in the rubber. Do I install the glass and rubber first than trim, or does the trim need to be in as it's all being set?
Good luck at Maxton and I'll see you at Bonneville.
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« Reply #698 on: June 20, 2010, 11:43:09 PM »

Looking good CK, you guys are really having fun now!

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« Reply #699 on: June 21, 2010, 12:30:13 AM »

Charles, in Bakersfield we put a lawn sprinkler on top of the shop on hot days and the evaporation cooled things down.  I am not sure that would work there but it might be worth a try. 
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« Reply #700 on: June 21, 2010, 08:28:04 AM »

Charles, in Bakersfield we put a lawn sprinkler on top of the shop on hot days and the evaporation cooled things down.  I am not sure that would work there but it might be worth a try. 

Larry's shop is an older Metal building  about 12,000 sq. ft with approx 14 foot tall ceiling.

I am not sure what would work,, my shop has AC  but to much work to move to my place for final assembly (which was the plan, but we ran out of time)

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Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
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« Reply #701 on: June 21, 2010, 02:50:12 PM »

Charles Darlin' you are so close now!!  Don't get discouraged this close to the finish of your build!!  We're all going to miss your build diary, but the finished "Lady" will be worth it!  Can't wait to see her on the salt!!   cheers

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« Reply #702 on: June 21, 2010, 09:19:48 PM »


Charles ... went out this morning and the truck fired right up ... I am still thinking Neutral safety but tough to diagnose intermitant electrical problem ... will load up Wednesday night and hope it starts Thursday morning ...
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« Reply #703 on: June 22, 2010, 08:20:09 AM »

Joe,

call my cell if you need a rescue  (PM sent)

See you either Friday or Saturday... Still thrashing on the Stude to try to get it to Maxton with me...

Charles
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« Reply #704 on: June 24, 2010, 05:26:22 PM »

Several small details have started to add up and hours behind schedule have turned into days.  We have not been able to work as many hours each day due to the 95 to 100 degree temps inside the shop.  Larry and I are just weak and dragging our tails by 4 or 5pm each day.


Getting the car done in time to load up tomorrow afternoon is looking like a stretch and by rushing it, I am afraid we may overlook something.  We are going to start at 6:00am while it is cool and see how much we get done.

TODAY was a good day in one respect,,, we got the engine all buttoned up and started and ran it through two heat cycles to check all the plumbing.,.  I had planned on test driving it around the compound, but the driveshaft was not ready until 4:30 today. Oh well hope to test drive and check alignment, brakes and clutch tomorrow.

IF ALL goes 100% perfect and on schedule with no little gremlins or setback we may get done..  Either way I will be at Maxton Saturday morning with or with out a car to race.

Oh,, later I will post 2 videos of the engine running.

Charles
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E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
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Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

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