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Old 03-30-2020, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Tool Box fininshed and mounted!

Finaly got the box mounted yesterday afternoon. Helps to keep our minds off the terrible virus!!!
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Looks real nice Jim. Is that a Ford sticker or hand lettered.
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Jim nice job.

I hope its filled with hand sanitizer in preparation for the New Yorkers heading down to FL.
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:33 AM   #4
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That is hand lettered.
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:37 AM   #5
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Very nice, also did a great job with the emblem.

Thanks for sharing.
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Looks good, you did a good job, looks factory to me.
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That is hand lettered.
Looks real nice Jim. I know you mentioned your wife did the lettering but how did you finally decide to do the white oval.

And I agree, we need to keep busy and take our minds off these times.

Yesterday I finally decided to install the Vibration Damper I got from Murray Horn in New Zealand that has been sitting on the shelf from about this time since last year.

Since it is thicker (and heavier) than the stock one I had to remove the radiator and all the fixin' so I could jack up the engine high enough to clear the front cross member. I had to remove the front spring u-bolt to get more clearance. Damper went on smoothly but I found the crank bushing broken so now I am waiting for one from Snyder's... Always something. I'll add a picture when I go outside this morning.

Maybe we could all share a project we are doing to take our minds "to a better place".

Stay safe everyone!


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Old 03-30-2020, 05:50 PM   #8
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I used a piece of thin sheet plastic that I use for windows in Model Airplanes I build. I sprayed white paint on a small sheet big enogh forthe oval. I cut the oval from a piece of paper I had printed the internet. Then traced the oval on the plastic, used scissors to cut it out, then glued it on the blue oval I made from thin plywood. Worked like a charm!
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You should have updated your Ford Logo post being that they are same subject matter!
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Y-Blockhead, Is that one of LIndsay Horn's (from New Zealand) harmonic balancers? If so, what do you think of it?
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Y-Blockhead, Is that one of LIndsay Horn's (from New Zealand) harmonic balancers? If so, what do you think of it?
I know him as Murray Horn? but yes from Engine Restorations LTD in New Zealand. It is a very nicely made unit that I bought ~1 year ago and just now getting around to installing for something to do while we are on lockdown. As I mentioned above I had to remove the front spring u-bolts for clearance to install and found the crank bushing cracked. I'm waiting on one from Snyder's now. So I have not driven the car with it on.
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I really looked into installing a Murray balancer with my new engine.

Decided against it when he told me the engine needed to be lifted just to change a belt. Or go with one of he belts that yblock shows in his photo.

It makes sense to install them, just not the issues associated with them.
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I feel like I hi-jacked Jims thread. Sorry Jim, I was just sharing a project that was keeping me busy during the Coronavirus Lock-down. I should start a new thread.

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I really looked into installing a Murray balancer with my new engine.

Decided against it when he told me the engine needed to be lifted just to change a belt. Or go with one of he belts that yblock shows in his photo.

It makes sense to install them, just not the issues associated with them.
old31, I found after installing the Murray Balancer that you do not have to lift the engine to install a belt. You do need to remove the front spring u-bolts tho.

Just a thought, how many times have you had to change your fan belt?
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Guten Abend Y-Blockhead,


I have a question, please. What is that for a strange V-belt on your picture in No. # 7?
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Werner, that is a linked or segmented belt like the one on the page linked to here > https://restorationstuff.com/shop/#fb0=61 This is not where I got mine. They come apart so you can change the length or in my case so I can get the belt on with the Murray Balancer because it balancer is much wider than stock and there is not enough room to fit between the pulley and the front spring u-bolts.

Please go to this thread as I kind of hi-jacked Jim's thread.
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Y-Blockhead - No appologies needed. Love to read all the posts. This keeps us sane in this terrible time. Hope everyone gets through this and keep the A's hummin. Fortunately we are never to old to learn!!
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