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Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,932
Posted By TriodeLuvr
In that case, my understanding is that it will...

In that case, my understanding is that it will need to be titled as a "Street Rod." A one-time inspection by an ASE certified master automobile technician will be required. They use form VTR-852 (can...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,932
Posted By TriodeLuvr
This caught my eye when I read your post again....

This caught my eye when I read your post again. Notice how it says "it is possible...," as though the state isn't quite sure what will actually happen? That's the same response I got from several...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,932
Posted By TriodeLuvr
What is the model year shown on the Arkansas...

What is the model year shown on the Arkansas titles? If it's the actual year of manufacture, such as 2014, the vehicle will be required to meet Texas emission standards for that year. To avoid that,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,932
Posted By TriodeLuvr
Vehicles with street rod or custom vehicle...

Vehicles with street rod or custom vehicle specialty license plates are exempt from emissions testing. Here's a link that defines these vehicles. Kit cars are a different category and do indeed...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 03-31-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,963
Posted By TriodeLuvr
You're right, no doubt about it. I was also...

You're right, no doubt about it. I was also concerned about the mounting angle and its impact on effectiveness. Everything is a compromise though, and in this case the location had to include...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 03-31-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,963
Posted By TriodeLuvr
Yes, they're secure now. There's a discussion...

Yes, they're secure now. There's a discussion about it here:

http://bucketbuilder.bb3host.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=706

Essentially, I replaced the countersunk allen screws with phillips. The...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 03-29-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,963
Posted By TriodeLuvr
The shocks are Speedway no. 582SM300. These are...

The shocks are Speedway no. 582SM300. These are 9" ride height, but they sell this same shock in various heights.

Jack
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 03-19-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 8,834
Posted By TriodeLuvr
OK, I'm Just Gonna Look At the Photos

Always makes my day to see those fine automotive examples on this site! :D

Jack
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 8,918
Posted By TriodeLuvr
Excellent Photos!

Thanks to Spirit for hosting so many photos in the Gallery! It's a real inspiration to see all these excellent cars!

Jack
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 03-09-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,982
Posted By TriodeLuvr
The company I bought my new urethane bushings...

The company I bought my new urethane bushings from also sells lube that they claim is important to the job. I didn't include it in the order, but I installed the bushings with a thin layer of clear...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,899
Posted By TriodeLuvr
If that's a Spirit body and frame, you should...

If that's a Spirit body and frame, you should probably e-mail Josh directly for advice on the build.

Jack
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 10-08-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,223
Posted By TriodeLuvr
Is this considered a secure way to mount the rod?...

Is this considered a secure way to mount the rod? I think my front end could benefit from a panhard, but I've put it off, thinking it needed to be welded to be done right. Any opinions on this?
...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 10-07-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,223
Posted By TriodeLuvr
Iajjpop, can you post a photo of the installed...

Iajjpop, can you post a photo of the installed panhard rod? I found a pic of the rod itself on the Spirit site, but I can't tell what it's intended to bolt to at each end.

Jack
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 09-12-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,907
Posted By TriodeLuvr
These posts have been reshaped on a grinder, and...

These posts have been reshaped on a grinder, and the chrome has flaked in several areas. They need to be stripped. I know it can be done using sodium hydroxide and an electric current, but that...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 09-12-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,907
Posted By TriodeLuvr
Removing Chrome

I need to remove the chrome plating from my steel windshield posts so I can have them primered. I've read that lye (sodium hydroxide) will dissolve chrome but not steel. Has anyone here tried using...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 09-02-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,963
Posted By TriodeLuvr
Thanks Tom, I cut the brackets this weekend, and...

Thanks Tom, I cut the brackets this weekend, and they seem to fit and work OK without heims. My front axle isn't quite centered, so one shock is slightly angled. No one but me will ever notice it...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-25-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,468
Posted By TriodeLuvr
Darn, I remember that now! I think the last time...

Darn, I remember that now! I think the last time I worked on drum brakes was 1981. No wonder all my brake tools are so rusty.
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-25-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,963
Posted By TriodeLuvr
Mounting Shocks

I'm replacing the friction shocks on the front of my T with chrome tube shocks. Maybe someone can tell me if I'm overthinking the conversion...

The first image below shows how the friction shocks...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-24-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,468
Posted By TriodeLuvr
Lee, according to the documentation that came...

Lee, according to the documentation that came with the car, these are '74-'80 Mustang II brakes mounted on '49-'54 Chevy spindles. The car was built in the early 2000s using a Speedway kit...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-24-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,468
Posted By TriodeLuvr
OK, I'm making progress. I pulled the rear drums...

OK, I'm making progress. I pulled the rear drums first so I could inspect/adjust the shoes and check for any leaks. There was no noticeable wear on the drums or shoes, so I suspect the rears had...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-19-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,468
Posted By TriodeLuvr
I agree, everything needs to be checked. I had to...

I agree, everything needs to be checked. I had to brake hard on a stretch of shiny asphalt today, and both front wheels locked up. The weight transfer to the front is probably to be expected, but I...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-18-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,468
Posted By TriodeLuvr
I thought it was my imagination, but there's one...

I thought it was my imagination, but there's one more symptom. The car doesn't do this when the brakes are cold. By the time I hit the second or third stop sign, it starts to pull, and it will pull...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-16-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,468
Posted By TriodeLuvr
The front wheels do turn when I apply the brakes....

The front wheels do turn when I apply the brakes. I also think I noticed the other day that braking hard causes the right front wheel to skid first. I probably need to confirm that if I can find a...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-13-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,468
Posted By TriodeLuvr
Brake Advice

My new (used) bucket has finally arrived, and I'm slowly working out the bugs. One issue I'd like to take care of is brake pull. The car has discs up front and drums in rear. I haven't taken anything...
Forum: T-Bucket Tech 08-11-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,444
Posted By TriodeLuvr
Hi Lee, thanks for the advice. The Bash is too...

Hi Lee, thanks for the advice. The Bash is too far away, at least for this year (I'm in Austin). I blew my budget finding this car and getting it on the transporter. Can't afford to take any more...
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