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Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 104,282
Posted By old round fart
I'm still here. I bought a '50 Ford coupe. but...

I'm still here. I bought a '50 Ford coupe. but lost interest and will get back on the T when I fix it enough to sell. Got a real slick (I think) idea of something real off the wall that could get 30...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 09-12-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,912
Posted By old round fart
I think I would just rough up the chrome with 400...

I think I would just rough up the chrome with 400 grit on a DA and paint over the chrome.
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-25-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,480
Posted By old round fart
I have a thread on another site. I'll PM you the...

I have a thread on another site. I'll PM you the link. I didn't think about hijacking the brake thread! Sorry! John
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-25-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,480
Posted By old round fart
This isn't the place for this, but Bob needs the...

This isn't the place for this, but Bob needs the traffic, so here it goes.

The lettering on the back says "not yours". Don't know what that's about. Bought it from a biker so I guess it means...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-25-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,978
Posted By old round fart
The bottom mounts on the shocks will have rubber...

The bottom mounts on the shocks will have rubber bushings so I don't think you will damage the shocks. You should be OK. I don't think there is a lot of side to side movement anyway and the arc it...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-25-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,480
Posted By old round fart
I'm still around. I bought a '50 Ford to play...

I'm still around. I bought a '50 Ford to play with. The T is kind of on the back burner right now. I will build it to sell I guess. Carolina Man wants to look at it, so I will build it for him I...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-24-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,480
Posted By old round fart
Those bolts will remove the caliper. From the way...

Those bolts will remove the caliper. From the way it looks there may be a small pocket of air you can't get out with the caliper mounted. If you can remove the caliper and hold it so the bleed port...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,592
Posted By old round fart
Cliff, Mapquest sez 72 miles about 1 1/2 hrs. I...

Cliff, Mapquest sez 72 miles about 1 1/2 hrs. I don't have much to show right now, give me a little time and I'll have some show and tell! You are welcome anytime. I'll call you tomorrow. John
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-14-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,480
Posted By old round fart
If you apply brakes with hands off the wheel, do...

If you apply brakes with hands off the wheel, do the front wheels turn? That may be something loose in front suspension, like king pins or radius rods. Adjust rear brakes and if that doesn't help...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,592
Posted By old round fart
Carolina Man, PM me if you want to come down and...

Carolina Man, PM me if you want to come down and "bench race" a little. I would love to help you get a project started. John
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,592
Posted By old round fart
I'm still here! I can't make the decision on the...

I'm still here! I can't make the decision on the Zephyr. It is a much larger investment and would make me a better car, but I still like the bucket. Those things just cock my trigger. I have been...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,284
Posted By old round fart
Thin wallet and wide butt had a lot to do with my...

Thin wallet and wide butt had a lot to do with my decision. Starting to wish I had let Spirit do mine anyway! At 68 I don't get around like I did 30 years ago. I need to rest a lot between build...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,284
Posted By old round fart
You will not believe it! Think about how much...

You will not believe it! Think about how much faster your car is with only you in it. Then think about the same motor and half the weight. My first car could out accelerate most motorcycles! Yes,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,284
Posted By old round fart
How much fab work have you done? Have you looked...

How much fab work have you done? Have you looked at several buckets to know what you like/dislike?
I start by putting the front and rear axles, engine and body together (with wheels or at least...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,284
Posted By old round fart
I build my frames. Spitit can supply yours if you...

I build my frames. Spitit can supply yours if you are unable to do it yourself. Getting into this activity for the first time, that is a good way to go and will be more likely to put you behind the...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 05-25-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,708
Posted By old round fart
What body are you getting?

What body are you getting?
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 05-25-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,708
Posted By old round fart
Sounds like a winner! How far along are you with...

Sounds like a winner! How far along are you with the mockup? Can you post pictures?
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 05-25-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,708
Posted By old round fart
Bolt the wheels in the rear end and sit the body...

Bolt the wheels in the rear end and sit the body on the housing. How much room do you have between the tire and the body? The 1 1/2" clearance may be a little close. John
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,326
Posted By old round fart
Hey, B.C. take it from me.....Gettin' old ain't...

Hey, B.C. take it from me.....Gettin' old ain't for sissies!
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,240
Posted By old round fart
Frank! Just checked your frame plans. Are you...

Frank! Just checked your frame plans. Are you using 1/4 wall tubing? That seems a little overkill to me. Most of the T's I've seen use 1/8" tube and the over kill guys use 3/16. That is what I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,240
Posted By old round fart
I'M HERE GUYS!!! Sorry to worry you guys, but I...

I'M HERE GUYS!!! Sorry to worry you guys, but I have gotten involved with another project! My friend that does my welding until I get off my butt and buy my own has found a '48 Anglia Gasser and I...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 04-20-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,242
Posted By old round fart
I'll measure mine tomorrow. John

I'll measure mine tomorrow. John
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,726
Posted By old round fart
When I built that car (1972) I was a donk for...

When I built that car (1972) I was a donk for "Sneaky" Pete Robinson on his FORD SOHC front engine Top Fuel car, so I wanted that flavor. In those days I had never seen a T bucket so I only could go...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 04-19-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,138
Posted By old round fart
I got pix. Can you get more room between them?...

I got pix. Can you get more room between them? Looks real close, but workable!
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,726
Posted By old round fart
Well, now that you ask! I am about 5'7" but I...

Well, now that you ask! I am about 5'7" but I weigh 3hundred and PLENTY! I started with the body figuring if I can make it fit me I can build the rest of the car. I started a build thread on this...
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