1958 Country Sedan project

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  1. Jairus

    Jairus Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I print.
    I have worked at a sign shop for 10 years.
    All my surf stickers are scanned and on file so printing those is a simple matter of finding some scrap pieces to print on when time permits.

    The hard part is remembering where the files are stored....
     
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    HotRodRacer Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Don't I know how that goes. My wife had a sign ship for ten years, print/cut/laminate/fabricate. You could always find the tools but never the files.
     
  3. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Ah, man, that's even better. I dunno why it didn't occur to me...my thoughts bounce around like BBs in a boxcar. And, don't feel bad on looking for specific files, I have the same struggle with pictures on my laptop, especially ones I use for Craigslist and OfferUp ads. What really galls me is I'll run into one I've been looking for, but because I'm on another active search, I don't write down where the found pic is before continuing on. So that's my fault.
     
  4. Jairus

    Jairus Well-Known Member

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    Happy Sunday!
    About 2 weeks ago had an equipment failure.
    Fan blade contacted the drive pulley, bent and tore out the radiator.
    Pulley is a two row, with the second "v" slot for powersteering, which I do not have.
    So.... new radiator purchased, new single v pulley ordered and she is back together.

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    Nearly killed my back getting that puppy out because the fan was really buried into it.

    Old pulley:
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    New pulley:
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    Plenty room now with 1/2 inch from the rad. and nearly an inch from the pulley.
    (Note the hammered out formerly-bent fan blade now re-painted.)


    Car back on the road with the temp gauge showing normal.
    Life is good, and less than $200. spent for all repairs.

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    Respectfully submitted,

    Jairus
     
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    Doghead Well-Known Member

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    That doesen't look like a total loss. You could try recuperating some of the cost of a new radiator, through selling that one pictured as modern art to be hung at a vocational school classroom, as a warning to future mechanics students
    I'd be carefull, while driving through Tennessee. If a cop were to pull you over and make you pop that hood, he'd think that you're running a distillery
     
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  6. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Glad to hear you are back on the road Jairus. Are you going to run a fan shroud? I love your coolant overflow bottle. :thumbs2:
     
  7. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    You *should* use a shroud, it does increase cooling efficiency, but unless you're surfing on OB in San Diego, I doubt you *need* it.
     
  8. Jairus

    Jairus Well-Known Member

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    As for a shroud.... I would have to make one myself and not quite sure how to attach it.

    What I have found is the drive pulley is too small. Car runs plenty cool moving around town, but if the red light runs long or stuck in traffic, the temp does tend to creep up.
    The old pulley was the right diameter, so I took it to guy. He said he'll backside weld the hub to the inner ring and then use his vertical drop band saw to cut off the front ring.
    Things should return to normal operation after that. As the pump and the fan running at normal speed were perfect for 9.5 years, sans shroud.

    As for the coolant overflow bottle. That's the second one since the first got stained and dirty inside.
    Looking forward to emptying the next.... :)
     
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  9. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    It's always something with old cars.
     

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