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Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/16/21 9:26 a.m.

Weight reduction going on. Looks kinda mean. 

Lil_Stampie
Lil_Stampie New Reader
10/16/21 10:08 a.m.

 

PO has been driving on glazed pads

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/16/21 11:55 a.m.

New brakes. 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/16/21 5:41 p.m.


Lots of weight off the car today. Got a lot done and I'm excited for next week!

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/16/21 5:44 p.m.

Morris Minor is outraged!

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/16/21 7:27 p.m.

We're home. Today was a great work day. We got a lot more than I expected done. Here's a random picture dump.

Alignment setup.

 

 

The official steering wheel straighteninger.

Official tie rod turner.

Getting mud out of the engine bay. I swear we lost at least 10 pounds in mud.

We went pretty aggressive on the alignment. We're 1/4 out on both front wheels. 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/16/21 9:20 p.m.

Wear it with pride. 
 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/16/21 9:22 p.m.

Another look at the alignment setup. 
 

newrider3
newrider3 HalfDork
10/17/21 12:19 a.m.
Stampie said:

The official steering wheel straighteninger.

Dang, take him out for a couple burritos tomorrow

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/17/21 7:33 a.m.

5 days till Challenge checklist

 

TV cable

1 inch spacer

Adjust timing

Full throttle adjustment

Wire choke open

Lock down tie rods

Secret project

Get dope

 

Edit -Bed in brakes

slowbird
slowbird UltraDork
10/17/21 9:56 a.m.

It almost looks like a proper car now. Nice. laugh

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/17/21 9:59 a.m.

In reply to slowbird :

Thanks.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/18/21 8:27 p.m.
Stampie said:

5 days till Challenge checklist

 

TV cable

1 inch spacer

Adjust timing

Full throttle adjustment

Wire choke open

Lock down tie rods

Secret project

Get dope

 

Edit -Bed in brakes

We picked up our dope yesterday. 

I spent all evening working on secret project. It's not as good as I was hoping but I think it'll work. No pictures because I can't test until tomorrow. If I don't mention it again that just means it never happened. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/19/21 7:26 a.m.

So... is this thing going to corner hard enough to oil starve and blow up the 307? And will it have enough traction to grenade the trans? laugh

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/19/21 11:26 a.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

So... is this thing going to corner hard enough to oil starve and blow up the 307?
 

probably not, but it won't be for lack of trying. 
 

And will it have enough traction to grenade the trans?
 

I think that would also require a certain amount of torque. So, probably not. 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/19/21 6:33 p.m.

Some things I just don't want to talk about. Great idea. Not going to work this year. 

Moving on. 

We got the 1 inch spacer in today. 

It kinda looks like the 2 inch spacer but an inch shorter.

Then we decided to do the full throttle adjustment. Thanks to Pete's RV thread we went with the zip tie method. 

I think there's 8 zip ties on there but honestly I quit counting. 

Had a headlight accident. It flipped down and cut the bridge of my nose. Because I was hanging upside down under the dash it flowed up. 

That's it for today. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/19/21 7:19 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

I laughed. I cried. I'm so inspired by your perseverance that I'm going out to the garage for an hour, starting now.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/19/21 7:38 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

But are you going to actually do something once you get out there?

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/19/21 8:58 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

OneSickGNX
OneSickGNX New Reader
10/19/21 9:48 p.m.

Do the torsion bars on these cars have keys like the chevy/GMC trucks? If so you may be able to get stupid low in the the front by getting a half turn lowering/raising key or just setting the key to the next step down.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/20/21 5:44 a.m.

In reply to OneSickGNX :

Yes we lowered it as much as the keys would allow.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/20/21 6:12 p.m.

Choke is wired open using free wire from a harness I found in the Studebaker cache. 

TV cable hooked up using metal fishing line I picked up Friday along with ferrels. I used 4 inches and one ferrel.

Timing set and that made a big difference. Learned that I hate the GM engineer that put the hold down bolt where you hit your hand on the exhaust when you lock it down. 

Added bonus of our cold air induction system is in place. Used parts from the PO's snorkel. 

Hood closes now with a firm push. We needed every inch. 

Only thing left on the list is:

Lock down tie rods.

Bed in brakes. 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/20/21 10:13 p.m.

Sometimes I even amaze myself.  Finished budget, receipts, and info sheet.  All I have to do is print them out.  No more rushing at midnight on Thursday night at the hotel.

Final budget is $688.58

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/21/21 5:27 a.m.
Stampie said:

Sometimes I even amaze myself.  Finished budget, receipts, and info sheet.  All I have to do is print them out.  No more rushing at midnight on Thursday night at the hotel.

Final budget is $688.58

Glad I splurged for the good brake parts. 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/21/21 7:44 p.m.

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