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About Bhigdog

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  • Birthday 01/06/1940

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    anything mechanical. I like moving parts

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  1. Thin coat of aviation Permatex. Never hardens and fills minor imperfections. ................Bob
  2. I would never presume to argue with Wray or any other talented technition with the english wheel. My post was not to offer a way to fabricate a classic fender from scratch but rather to illustrate a way for a hobbyist to accomplish a restoration with ingenuity, a bit of fabrication, and 10 bucks worth of parts. A restoration that, incidently, was awarded a grand national and went on to be acquired by a musuem as an example of the marque........bob
  3. I,ll try to take a pix or two tomorrow. The bottom convex bearing (wheel) yoke is on a threaded rod that allows up/down adjustment........bob
  4. I still have it. I,ll take a look tomorrow and let you know. maybe take a pic or two. I didn,t have plans i just winged it so diminsions are variable.....bob
  5. Thanks, Joe. I had never used an English wheel before and was surprised at how little force was required between the bearings to effect a curve. Speaking of curves, the learning curve was quite steep with a nice pile of scrap before I got the hang of just a simple contour........Bob
  6. I was looking through some of my old pix and thought some might be interested in how I solved a problem. When I did my 56 Chrysler patch panels were unobtainium. I decided to cobble together an English wheel for the job. Made from bits I had laying around and two new but obsolete bearings the local NAPA store let have for $10. In the interest of full disclosure I went through 3/4 of a 4 X 8 sheet of steel before I got two that satisfied me. The wheel did a nice job with the contour and a hour or so on the anvil raised the forward edges to match the body......Bob
  7. He did but last i checked the business is still there. Web says king pins for about 65 bucks......bob
  8. Well, since you ask. Arthur Jones, the inventer of Nautilous excercise machines amassed a fortune and spent a lot of it on alligators, airplanes, and females. When asked about his goals in an interview he simply said "bigger gators, faster airplanes, and prettier women." He died at age 80. Presumably with a smile on his face. No mention of cars in his bio. Different strokes.......Bob
  9. Stock 216 Chevy engine. Complete from fan to pressure plate except for starter & generator. Later year valve cover. In dry storage for 25 years but appears to be stuck. I haven't tried to free it. $500 OBO. PM me for contact info..........Bob
  10. Problem could easily be your brake shoes have the wrong linings. There's a lot of discussion on that subject here. Mostly in the Buick section. Re-post your question there..........Bob
  11. He was qualified as a "marksman", the lowest acceptable qualification. That said, I'm agnostic about the Warren commission's findings. Maybe yes. Maybe no. In any case, if true, it's an amazing bit of shooting. Just sayin...........Bob
  12. Moving car, quartering angle, looks over 100 yards, old bolt action rifle, untrained sniper, two shots, two hits...........What are the odds?.....Bob
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