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Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 05-23-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By 55Madman
Don't like May 22

Eight years ago some may remember that fully one-third of Joplin MO was wiped out by an EF-5 tornado on this date. I was most fortunate that my house was a little over a block away from the impact...
Forum: Trifive Nomads, Sedan Deliveries and Station Wagons 05-22-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By 55Madman
With the caveat that I am not a qualified paint...

With the caveat that I am not a qualified paint and body guy, I have had success with a couple of medium coats of zinc oxide primer on bare (clean and scuffed) aluminum, followed by your choice of...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 05-22-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By 55Madman
What Pops said. Modern cast aluminum...

What Pops said.

Modern cast aluminum transmissions were structurally designed to be supported at the rear mount, along with side mounted engines. Not that the mid-mount brackets haven't got a...
Forum: Trifive Nomads, Sedan Deliveries and Station Wagons 05-22-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By 55Madman
I think it looks pretty darned good the way it...

I think it looks pretty darned good the way it is! Protecting it from corrosion, etc. is another matter of course. But I'm a fan of leaving aluminum radiators alone if possible. Most I'd consider...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 05-22-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By 55Madman
...that's something you don't hear around these...

...that's something you don't hear around these parts very often...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 05-22-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By 55Madman
Yes, that is exactly correct. For further...

Yes, that is exactly correct. For further reference, I had made a measurement of the pinion angle as I was setting up my new motor and trans mounts a few weeks ago before removing the springs/axle...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 05-22-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By 55Madman
Let me muddy the water a little - having...

Let me muddy the water a little - having previously taken the springs/axle assembly out of my '55 project - I just this evening disassembled the springs from the rear axle. I set the axle on two...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 05-20-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,366
Posted By 55Madman
Perhaps in time you'll find that '57 Nomad you...

Perhaps in time you'll find that '57 Nomad you desire in a condition and at a price you'll be comfortable with, and look back at this one and feel like you dodged a bullet. Perhaps it has some value...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 05-20-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By 55Madman
Had that issue on a TH350 years ago...after the...

Had that issue on a TH350 years ago...after the car sat and the passageways drained back into the pan and the static level raised, I'd get a puddle under the car...and a mess slung on the underside...
Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions 05-20-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By 55Madman
Here's a theory...I've had a few conversations...

Here's a theory...I've had a few conversations about how the drip rail area of a Nomad (and possibly wagon - ?) roof has an issue of rot from the inside. To me the best explanation involves humidity...
Forum: Photo's From Cruises, Shows and Events 05-19-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By 55Madman
Thanks for all the pics and reportage Pops - well...

Thanks for all the pics and reportage Pops - well done and very enjoyable. JR
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 05-19-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,366
Posted By 55Madman
I know Dave wasn't directing that question at me...

I know Dave wasn't directing that question at me - if he was I would reply that nearly anything is salvageable given enough time and money - but of course the nub of the issue is 'is it worth it?' -...
Forum: Project Update Section, Post your Project updates here 05-18-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 15,790
Posted By 55Madman
Thanks for the update - I've missed the updates,...

Thanks for the update - I've missed the updates, but absolutely understand the distractions. Good luck with gremlin-chasing.
JR
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 05-18-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,366
Posted By 55Madman
.wow...

.wow...
Forum: Photo's From Cruises, Shows and Events 05-18-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,342
Posted By 55Madman
Fantastic - looks like a great time!

Fantastic - looks like a great time!
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 05-18-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,137
Posted By 55Madman
Yeah - I've been kinda reluctant to weigh in on...

Yeah - I've been kinda reluctant to weigh in on this, so thanks for taking the words out of my mouth!
JR
Forum: Photo's From Cruises, Shows and Events 05-17-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By 55Madman
Really good pics Pops...thanks for the effort. ...

Really good pics Pops...thanks for the effort. Makes me wish I was there! JR
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 05-17-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By 55Madman
I've been fortunate over the years, and not had...

I've been fortunate over the years, and not had anything swiped...but if I'm not hanging around my car, the doors and hood are closed, and the trunk is locked. I also leave a window open if someone...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 05-16-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By 55Madman
...they sign a promise to defend our country with...

...they sign a promise to defend our country with a value up to and including their life. No matter the circumstances, a life given in this pursuit must be honored. My condolences to the loved...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 05-16-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,366
Posted By 55Madman
John, I'm chiming in late on this, and sure...

John, I'm chiming in late on this, and sure you're aware of the issue, but do make sure of the condition of the roof just above the drip rail. The quarter panel area is an obvious issue as has been...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 05-16-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By 55Madman
Thanks guys. After spending a couple of hours...

Thanks guys. After spending a couple of hours last night blocking that fender (my partner in crime had done the other one, and it's currently at his shop) and getting around to the front area - it...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 05-16-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By 55Madman
55 fender seam

This may be a silly question, especially since I've owned 2 55's previously, and looked at countless others over the years...but never paid attention to the seam on the front fender between the...
Forum: List your events here,Club Meets,Rod Runs,Swap Meets,Etc., Including pictures from shows attended 05-15-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,483
Posted By 55Madman
Nice portrait Pops! Intend to make that meet in...

Nice portrait Pops! Intend to make that meet in the future. Hope you all arrive safely and have a great time!
JR
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-15-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,534
Posted By 55Madman
"Here's the car on my parents' wedding day......

"Here's the car on my parents' wedding day... February 27, 1970"

Love pictures like that! I've got a similar one of my parents, taken in 1940 in front of their '39 Lincoln...have it framed and on...
Forum: Show us your Trifive 05-14-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By 55Madman
Timeless. Thanks for sharing. JR

Timeless. Thanks for sharing.
JR
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