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 on: Yesterday at 10:07:49 PM 
Started by MrArt2u - Last post by MrArt2u

I'm glad the info could help you. I also found these exact bearings at my local Ace Hardware in the metal trays-o-everything section (you know, the section with cotters, o-rings, roll pins, cork plugs-EVERYTHING!). They're listed as lawnmower bearings. I was looking for a flangeless alternative I could set in to the column in case I had to get creative with the steering column. They had the correct OD but not the right ID. I'll know more once I actually finish the project.


 on: Yesterday at 07:45:56 PM 
Started by RICH MUISE - Last post by RICH MUISE
Thanks guys. I spent a few hours getting everything to fit, and work on the finish a bit. The unpolished back surface will probably end up being painted...not sure now...kinda like the look of the satin/skotchbrited. I discovered the shop that machined it altered my design a bit, which was the reason it wouldn't fit the dash opening.
I've got to add some holes for high beam indicator, maybe some idiot lights, and the push button switch for the speedometer/odometer. I don't want to paint, if I do, until after the additioal holes are done.
I'll probably end up making a bracket to hold in the panel from the back, for now I'll leave it loose until the in and out for wiring is done. For the wiring, I'm going to run everything thru connectors so I can just unplug the panel for removal if needed.

 on: Yesterday at 07:34:22 PM 
Started by RICH MUISE - Last post by RICH MUISE
A year or two back we had a thread going on my looking for suggestions for a "different" third brake light. I searched, couldn't find that thread. I found something in Phoenix @ Socal I'll be happy with, it's sure going to look alot better than that ugly 80's Cadilac I put on the first time. It's a '39 Chev tailight...wish it was a Ford...but what the hey.

 on: Yesterday at 07:29:13 PM 
Started by RICH MUISE - Last post by jseth83
Thanks for the link Rich.  I actually have a fuel tank from a Mustang in my '57, so that was easier than most.  I've worked on some street rods where the setup is a real pain though.  One bad thing is that a lot of the aftermarket gauges don't have a fuel pickup which is sometimes needed.  And like you said, the actual physical sweep can get blocked by tank geometry, and you can definitely get erroneous reading, even if your gauge and sender have matching ranges.

 on: Yesterday at 07:27:13 PM 
Started by MrArt2u - Last post by RICH MUISE
Good info, thanks for posting.

 on: Yesterday at 07:23:27 PM 
Started by jseth83 - Last post by jseth83
Thanks a bunch, I really appreciate it!

 on: Yesterday at 07:06:54 PM 
Started by Ecode70D - Last post by Ecode70D
I'm using a 57 steering box.   If I was smart, I would have saved all the 58 boxes that I had when I started my 57 project 15+ years ago.   Jay

 on: Yesterday at 04:35:28 PM 
Started by Ecode70D - Last post by clusterbuster
What manual steering box are you swapping to ? Are you going to a later model one? I have to do something with mine in the future.They want $490.for a reman 58-62 full size Ford, and if I don't have a 58-62 core, it's an extra $175.

 on: Yesterday at 02:15:09 PM 
Started by jwtdvm - Last post by petew
Good find....

 on: Yesterday at 01:47:56 PM 
Started by BP57CUSTOM - Last post by BP57CUSTOM
Lookin forward to it! I'll be in a to-tone Blue  57 custom 300

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