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Username Post: My '39 Master Deluxe Coupe        (Topic#357502)
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
Reg: 12-06-09
08-06-20 12:04 PM - Post#2800449    
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Got the 2nd seat upholstery sewed up, and managed to stay on my lines this time, so no redo on this one. Then got it back on the frame after some wrestling. Of course whenever I think I got the toughest half done, I always find out it wasn't, and the 2nd one was tougher. It require me to remove the foam from the frames, and install the upholstery to the foam partially. Then reinstall the foam, and covering, and finish locking it down to the frames then. A lot more work, but it did go on after some coaxing. Had to reach up inside the upholstery to hook some plastic stays the factory uses to pull the fabric into the seat. Good time to have these long arms that allow my knuckles to drag the ground!
Got the seat bolted back in after the morning rains stopped, and just need to do the weatherstrip around the doors now.












1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 


41wildthing 
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41wildthing
Loc: NJ
Reg: 12-02-15
08-09-20 07:15 AM - Post#2800665    
    In response to 1971BB427

Looks really nice and the door, quarter and rear storage/trunk divider panel came out very well.....Phil



 
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
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08-09-20 07:38 AM - Post#2800671    
    In response to 41wildthing

Thanks Phil! I have a grand total of about $500 into the interior, including buying the bucket seats, and the sewing machine. So being the tightwad I am it fits into my low budget build theme.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
41wildthing 
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41wildthing
Loc: NJ
Reg: 12-02-15
08-09-20 10:46 AM - Post#2800687    
    In response to 1971BB427

Wow. You really got a bargain on the machine considering that you got a table with it. Does it do zigzag as well as straight stitch?......Phil



 
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
Reg: 12-06-09
08-10-20 09:04 AM - Post#2800775    
    In response to 41wildthing

  • 41wildthing Said:
Wow. You really got a bargain on the machine considering that you got a table with it. Does it do zigzag as well as straight stitch?......Phil



Thanks. No, as I said earlier this is a 1950's sewing machine, and doesn't even have reverse. I have to leave the needle in the fabric, raise the foot, and turn the material 180 degrees to reverse the stitch.
Not sure what I'd use zigzag for on auto upholstery? But it does have a box full of extra attachments for different feet, etc., and I believe one of them is to guide material to make piping for seat edges.
I'm still learning the sewing, and the machine, but since my plans to resell changed with this machine being so cheap, I'll have plenty of tasks to try it on, and see what all it can sew.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
Contributor
Posts: 395

Loc: Portland,Or
Reg: 12-06-09
08-10-20 09:04 AM - Post#2800776    
    In response to 41wildthing

  • 41wildthing Said:
Wow. You really got a bargain on the machine considering that you got a table with it. Does it do zigzag as well as straight stitch?......Phil



Thanks. No, as I said earlier this is a 1950's sewing machine, and doesn't even have reverse. I have to leave the needle in the fabric, raise the foot, and turn the material 180 degrees to reverse the stitch.
Not sure what I'd use zigzag for on auto upholstery? But it does have a box full of extra attachments for different feet, etc., and I believe one of them is to guide material to make piping for seat edges.
I'm still learning the sewing, and the machine, but since my plans to resell changed with this machine being so cheap, I'll have plenty of tasks to try it on, and see what all it can sew.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
Reg: 12-06-09
08-12-20 10:40 AM - Post#2800931    
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I've been fighting an issue ever since I first fired up the SBC roller motor in my '39. I adjusted the lifters like I've always done, but soon after starting to drive the car I found some were too tight. I readjusted them, and then soon began to have some lifters ticking. So adjusted them again, and again, and soon decided something just wasn't right.
So I called up Howard's Camshafts and asked them what they recommended for oil viscosity on their roller camshafts. He told me no heavier than 10-30 wt., and 5-20 would be even better!
Well being an old fart whose never built anything but flat tappet Chevys in the past, I put my usual 20-50 wt. Valvoline Racing Oil in the engine! And I just did the first 500 mile change about 50 miles ago too! So went to the parts store and got 5-30 wt. oil, and came home and put that in it. I drained the oil filter, and refilled it with the lighter oil. Wasn't going to toss a brand new high capacity filter at 50 miles!
Started the engine up, and no lifter noise at all! Amazing! Always great to learn something new at any age, but at my age it's really great! Never dreamed heavy oil would create such issues, but the tech at Howard's said these roller lifters have tighter tolerances, and they can restrict heavy oils, which stops them from properly functioning, so lash can change as the engine is either hot or cold. He went on to tell me they can also get plugged by heavier oils, so they need the lighter weight oil to ensure they flow well, and stay clear.




1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
Keith_Knox 
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Loc: Napa, Ca USA
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08-13-20 07:56 AM - Post#2800972    
    In response to 1971BB427

I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.

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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
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