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Username Post: Tommy49's 1949 Deluxe Sport Coupe        (Topic#349880)
Mel Foye 
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04-17-19 09:45 PM - Post#2764442    
    In response to tommy49

Way to go Tommy. I have taken autobody classes at local colleges but my back kept me mostly reading and watching others.
Got a very little time on shrinker/stretcher but enough to tell this is really a key for curves etc.
For strength and design that roller unit looks killer. Miller tig is frosting on the cake.
Enjoy your new toys--er I mean your new 49 work tools.



 




Bel Air kiwi 
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04-18-19 11:56 PM - Post#2764532    
    In response to tommy49

Hi Tommy, does your intake manifold still have the alignment sleeves in place. These are important in avoiding intake leaks.
They are also a great help in keeping the gasket in place during assembly.

Did you put the manifolds together and check their trueness?

Workshop looks very sanitary and good clean place to work.

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

"They made a desert and called it peace." Tacitus


 
tommy49 
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tommy49
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04-19-19 04:42 AM - Post#2764544    
    In response to Mel Foye

  • Mel Foye Said:
Way to go Tommy. I have taken autobody classes at local colleges but my back kept me mostly reading and watching others.
Got a very little time on shrinker/stretcher but enough to tell this is really a key for curves etc.
For strength and design that roller unit looks killer. Miller tig is frosting on the cake.
Enjoy your new toys--er I mean your new 49 work tools.



Hey, Mel!
I hear you about the back. I have osteoarthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis, auto-fusion of the spine, shoulders, and neck. All my joints feel and sound like bad wheel bearings, but as long as I'm still vertical and above room temperature, I'm good!


Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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tommy49
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04-19-19 05:12 AM - Post#2764547    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

  • Bel Air kiwi Said:
Hi Tommy, does your intake manifold still have the alignment sleeves in place. These are important in avoiding intake leaks.
They are also a great help in keeping the gasket in place during assembly.

Did you put the manifolds together and check their trueness?

Workshop looks very sanitary and good clean place to work.

Cheers Kiwi



Hello, Kiwi,
All of those items were checked and triple checked. It looks like I've fixed the
problem. Actually the problem(s) are the 3 junk carbs I've been working with. Carb #1 was soaked in carb cleaner and rebuilt, but it just wouldn't idle. I took the accelerator pump from carb #1 and put it in carb #2, the base from carb #3, and that carb ran good, except for the bog down on fast acceleration. I suspected an internal leak, so I stole the bowl gasket from carb #1, and that seems to have cleared the bog down issue. Carb #3 was a parts carb. Right now, I'm looking for a remanufactured replacement, just in case my "custom" carb fails.

Welcome to my shop and thank you for the compliment. We still haven't finished painting.


Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
gcrkfrd 
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04-19-19 05:43 PM - Post#2764604    
    In response to tommy49

Hey Tom, I got tired of digging through piles of carbs., cheated and bought Two Chinese replacement Carbs for 250-292.

reason for edit, carbs were $93.00 each.



Edited by gcrkfrd on 04-19-19 05:45 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Franks_Old_53 
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04-20-19 04:54 AM - Post#2764624    
    In response to gcrkfrd

Very nice work on the '49, Tommy! The car is looking great. It's amazing how so many people in the past used bondo as the end-all, be-all solution for all kinds of damage. I mean, come on, they repaired the FRAME with that stuff? Sheesh......

And I like the shop - always good to have the right tools (you can NEVER have too many tools).

David

Accountant by profession, wanna-be car restorer by choice

Rebuilding my Granddad's 1953 Chevy 150 https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?t...


 
tommy49 
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04-20-19 06:18 AM - Post#2764631    
    In response to gcrkfrd

  • gcrkfrd Said:
Hey Tom, I got tired of digging through piles of carbs., cheated and bought Two Chinese replacement Carbs for 250-292.

reason for edit, carbs were $93.00 each.



How do they work? What brand? I'm looking at a Sherryberg, just like the Rochester B I have for $200. I also sent All American Carburetor an email on remanufactured carb prices and the cost of having one done prices.


Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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04-20-19 06:50 AM - Post#2764632    
    In response to Franks_Old_53

  • Franks_Old_53 Said:
Very nice work on the '49, Tommy! The car is looking great. It's amazing how so many people in the past used bondo as the end-all, be-all solution for all kinds of damage. I mean, come on, they repaired the FRAME with that stuff? Sheesh......

And I like the shop - always good to have the right tools (you can NEVER have too many tools).

David



The left side of the 49 is bondo, window screen, galvanized tin, and pop rivets, just like the right side was. After what I learned repairing the right side, buying the tools is going to make the work easier and with a better outcome.

I agree with never having too many tools, but, my 30' x 42' 3 bay shop is down to a 2 bay shop and I'm out of space. Kat threw my woodworking equipment out of her workshop, so I lost a bay. Now I'm trying to figure if I should expand the shop or build a new shop. I have to do something, Kat thinks it would be cool to have an English wheel.


Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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04-26-19 07:16 AM - Post#2765073    
    In response to tommy49

I posted in the main forum about the radiator failure trashing the trans, and now, the 49 project is going to go in a different direction. We decided, actually Kat suggested it, that we abandon 235/700r4 and do the LR4/4l60e and MII front suspension kit with power steering, that we've talked about. We have a 2001 GMC pickup that we don't use, so that's the donor. Kat says I need the direction change to keep my enthusiasm up. So, we'll do what it take get the 49 up and running and start gathering the parts for the LS conversion. I think what prompted Kat into the LS conversion is the crappy ride in the 49. She also watches the car shows and feels it's the way we should go. If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 




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