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Username Post: 2ndtime50guy --- 2 door 1950 Styleline Deluxe        (Topic#309930)
2ndtime50guy 
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Loc: Midwestern U.S.A.
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07-12-19 07:46 AM - Post#2770522    
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Well, it leaks somewhere...it was flat when I got home that night. We'll figure it out.

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2ndtime50guy 
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07-14-19 01:53 PM - Post#2770691    
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Busy day. I set the stock ride height on jack stands, leveled the frame to my floor with shims, attempted to locate the centerline of the rear axle (this will be the 1st of many attempts), set the axle in place, and set an old driveshaft in place for reference. This phase will be more about measuring, and MUCH less about cutting and grinding...

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2ndtime50guy 
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07-14-19 01:55 PM - Post#2770692    
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one4dad 
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07-14-19 01:56 PM - Post#2770693    
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It takes what it takes to get it right, don't get impatient. Did you find the leak?

Bill Wilson 50 styleline deluxe 2 door sold,- 51 styleline Deluxe 2 door ,'56 235 with dual carter webers on an Offenhauser intake, Fenton headers, 56 chevy rear end and 700R4 transmission.


 
2ndtime50guy 
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07-15-19 05:54 PM - Post#2770783    
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I think it's the cheap valve and gauge. They were $3 each, so I got what I paid for. Thanks for the encouragement!

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 07-15-19 05:55 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2ndtime50guy 
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07-20-19 01:28 PM - Post#2771155    
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Still trying to locate the centerline of the rear axle. I did better today, but it was frustrating to say the least with this heat wave. Mine happens to line up perfectly with the center of a rivet.
But on the other side the river is 1/8" off. Such is my life. I think I'll measure from the back, square up both sides within 1/16" and call it a centerline. The manual says 3/16" deflection from side to side is within tolerance for a "square" frame.
Cheers...

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2ndtime50guy 
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07-26-19 03:54 PM - Post#2771682    
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Not a whole lot to report. I've reorganized and cleaned my garage for the next phase. While I wait for the rear notch kit to arrive from Gambinos, I started tearing down and cleaning the outside of my new donor 235. It runs smoother than my old daily driver and doesn't have smoke or blowby. I suspect it may have been rebuilt before it was parked; the freeze plugs are still shiny under the crud! I look forward to opening the oil pan tomorrow and finding out! If plastigauge tolerances are good, I may just paint it and drive it as is. It ran that quietly and smoothly when I bought it!

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2ndtime50guy 
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07-26-19 04:54 PM - Post#2771685    
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I went ahead and decoded the casting numbers on the head and the block. The head is a common 3836848...used on 235s for several years starting in 1956. The block is a common 3837004. It was the 56,148th block cast at Tonawanda in 1956. That's a lot of blocks!
Interesting!

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2ndtime50guy 
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08-02-19 01:35 PM - Post#2772254    
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My Gambino rear notch kit arrived this week and they are BEAUTIFULLY fabricated!!! I highly recommend this product! They are now tacked together and I used the frame with clamps as a jig. As of today, they are now aligned with the center line of the axle, and ready to weld up completely. Hopefully, my welder friend will be out next week! I hope to order the Gambino 4 link and bag kit in the next week. Here are some pics:

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2ndtime50guy 
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08-18-19 09:32 AM - Post#2773480    
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Not much to report these last few weeks, now that school is back in session. I did manage to sell my spare 235, the roof, rear windshield, and transmission from "2ndtimer". I know what you're thinking...what is 2ndtimer? Hard to believe it's been a year since we parted her out. The 235 will go into a 1946 5 Window truck that you may see at Frog Follies in a few weeks. The roof will donate it's rear window opening to a 1953 sedan chop in Tennessee. Glad to find good homes for this stuff!

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