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Bentworker last won the day on December 27 2020

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  1. In my experience the repop tail panels have an uneven return where the tail light hole is stamped. The OEM return is a lip around the perimeter that is about 3/16". The repop ones vary, and that return seems to vary from 3/16-7/16". I had to trim mine so it was like an OEM panel. Also seems like the tail light mount brackets are welded on without much regard to fit. Might have to tweak it or remove and re-weld.
  2. I'd weld them up, those had to be for JC Whitney catalog finds. Kind of a trip how a standard drill bit does not make a round hole in Sheetmetal.
  3. It is time for me to order up some belts. Does this seem reasonable? I got out a cloth tape and it looks like 110” is more than enough if I go with the 8” extended shoulder loops.
  4. Different strokes for different folks. Personally I think it looks like a life size hot wheels car. Not as obscure as the SLAB car culture in Texas. Personally I’d dig driving it for a day just to say I did.
  5. The pins holding the bezel have spring loaded legs. I thought you could get to both sides of the fastener once the cluster was removed. I have pulled apart the one I have more than once, about the only thing I did was grab some angle nose pliers to help out from the opposite side. I can get photos this weekend
  6. Looked like the rotor was still on the hub. I bet it was a wild ride to lose a wheel and safely pull off the side of a busy freeway.
  7. Saw a damaged 71-73 today. Westbound on 580 near Dublin / Livermore CA someone lost their drivers side front wheel. Looked like the fender was destroyed- probably more. I was on a mission in my commuter car to get the hell out of the Bay Area before traffic got any worse. Hence I didn’t stop, it was hammer down time to travel 300+ miles home. Curious if it belongs to someone on the forum. Couldn’t tell the exact color, but it was dark blue or black.
  8. I got to ask why? Reproduction coolers are available but are spendy.
  9. Every few months there is a member parting out a car. Be sure to check out the classifieds. As long as the whole pillar isn’t rotten it can be patched.
  10. My homebuilt steering box has a .210" T-bar in it. Not many steering shops are set up for torsion bar replacement in the input shaft / valve. Reason why is that it takes quite a bit of tooling and fixtures to do so. The torsion bar has to be clocked precisely in the input shaft of the box, checked for function, cross drilled and pinned in place. If it isn't just right your left and right bias will be off, as in you will get assist really easily turning one way - and not so much the other, or even worse you box could "ghost steer" where with no input at all it could be trying to steer
  11. Nice! That makes me miss open headers What accessory drive system do you have on that Cleveland? The belt and setup looks clean.
  12. That looks like Babbitt bearing material to me. When you tear it down I am curious what you will find.
  13. I didn't know anyone was making a new motor for the 71-73's Look at
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