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About Luv2Wrench

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  1. Nice touch with the bolts, those really look good. It is a subtle difference but when everything in the engine bay is done the same the effect is just right. When something isn't period correct, it stands out pretty bad. I'll be having that issue with the Metz (hopefully soon) and I'll be trying to get that radius turning gadget I found in Asheville working on the Hendey.
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    What he said. Assuming the picture you posted isn't original, then I wouldn't let a horrid implementation of the aprons sour you on the idea... I think they could look sharp if done right. (do understand that if you do the aprons and they don't look good, I'll edit this response to say that I recommend against doing them.)
  3. Yeah, that really looks good and it only looks better after Spinneyhill's picture of a "real" Mark II. I keep going back and forth between them and it is truly mind boggling... you'd think that *something* would be misplaced or not scaled correctly on the model... not so. The 'L' is a nice detail... I would have placed it further down to the chrome bar, roughly in line with the 'C', instead it is a little higher up. If you look at the "real" Mark II you'll notice that it is also a little higher up. I guess that's the difference between aligning on centers and edges. Great detail.
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    Great job! I see now that just bending over the brake line is easier than making two parts.
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    Great pictures and narration! From where I'm sitting (and I'd probably have a different opinion if I were there holding the wing) is that I'd do the patch in two pieces. I'd have a tube for the rounded section and flat sheet metal for the rest and assemble the two "in place" on the wing. I'd have a smaller OD tube/wire go into the the existing rounded section and also into the new 'tube' to help indicate the tube and hold it. Then weld in the sheet metal and a little lead filler and/or body filler to match the profile on the rest of the wing.
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    1956 Cadillac Biarritz: to restore or not?

    Roger, 6 months sounds great! I know a lot of people these days like to "binge" watch things and finish whole seasons of a show in a few weeks, but I'd rather enjoy your story over 6 months rather than 6 weeks.
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    1956 Cadillac Biarritz: to restore or not?

    Roger, do you have any thoughts on the pacing of your posts for the story? I wouldn't mind if it went fairly slowly. You say it took 15 years to restore the car and while I don't think I want to wait that long... I could wait a year or so for the story to be played back out. I think I'd rather it went more slowly than quickly. Maybe one or two posts a week?
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    1956 Cadillac Biarritz: to restore or not?

    I have a feeling this is going to be another fantastic journey, thanks for allowing us to go back in time and join the fun!!!
  9. Well that certainly worked out!!
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    Yeah, but that would be cheating. You might make a significantly longer section (maybe 2x or 3x) and try bending that over a similar radius (with the solid wire in the rolled area as keiser suggested). The bigger section will give you some leverage and over the length of the bend (which, of course, not be consistent) you'll probably find a section that fits nicely.
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    1960 MGA Restoration

    Looking good! I'm pretty envious of you being able to drive down to Moss and get parts. Is that Eastwood AC or DC? If it is AC then you might be getting fairly good results as the switching plays havoc with your ability to keep a constant arc. Spatter is usually low volts or high amps. You mentioned burn through so maybe less amps would be better. If you don't have control of that then it might be difficult to work through. If I remember correctly... increasing wire speed increases amps, so maybe try a lower wire speed.
  12. Seems like a lot of wear, were you expecting that much or was that part of the problem? Will you change the mixture when you break it in the next time or run it for a shorter period?
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    1935 Lincoln K Club Sedan

    Sorry Matt, looks like this one has spun out of control. Hopefully a little time and new perspective will help you find a way out of this mess. If not and you do decided to burn it please take good video.
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    Looks like you've made great progress over the Holidays! I like your indent tool and it looks like something I'll need to make some time in the future.
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    1952 MG TD

    Yep, the common tube is "single ended" and I've been waiting a bit for the double ended tubes to be more popular and come down in price. It has been a couple of days now and I'm still amazed at the amount of light these guys put out. I spent the day cleaning again because everything is noticeable and having a "hospital operation room" amount of clean white light begets having everything super clean. I almost welcome the old days of gloomy light where you couldn't see all the flaws.