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Shop Going Ons – 1st Week January 2020

More work on outfitting the Stacker.

The goal is to organize a 2′ shorter trailer with far less storage than the last one.

So far the oil shelves are up and the lift control mounted to side of top cabinet; coat rack, helmet hanger, and baskets for racing gloves and shoes are on the front wall.
The telescopic pole for the weather station is mounted on the wall. for storage.
A fire bottle is mounted to attic ladder.
Some of the Specialty Tools are in the lower cabinet. Sill more ae needing to be stored there.
Logs and cleaning supplies in upper cabinets
I still need to mount something to store my folding Director’s Chair.
In the attic I started drilling holes.
Pressed in some threaded inserts
Bolted in some angle iron, which can be quickly unbolted if I was to need some more flat floor space.
Spare Parts tubs ain’t goin anywhere. Yes, I need to flip the front floor bracket around.
Buster, my Ole Chocolate Lab, has been goin to races with me since 2005. He’s been having a rough time lately and can barely walk. However he was so excited that I was working all day in the Stacker that he found the strength to climb in and keep me company. His tail was wagging like he was a pup again.I sure hope he makes it long enough to go to a few more races. He’s never happier than when were. racing.
A couple feet of three in pipe with an end cap, and s a notched 4″ to 3″ reducer
and a little pewter paint
and I have a holder for the High Strength clear RTV that I use to seal my oil pan to the block
I mounted a couple baskets on the rear-side door to hold various items (gloves, carb caps, ..) often needed when working on the car in the pit. Also riveted three magnetic bars to door to securely hold a set of wrenches for convenience.
The other side door is also outfitted for convenience.
And a Wall Mount for my cordless drill. I’ll mount another for cordless Impact wrench

I still have to mount and wire up the winch, mount a cord-reel and air hose, install a radio and speakers, make a rack for Jack stands and mount some arrangement for hardware.

Ginger, My Magnum XE

The Gear Vendor Overdrive unit is on the transmission.

The master power switch is mounted in the console as is a USB port and 12V outlet for Bluetooth my Amazon Music and Sirus from my iPhone. The LEDs and the enable/disable switch for the overdrive are mounted on the console plate.

Plans are to change out those screws with something more appropriate.

I’m waiting on the driveshaft from Victory and I’ll have to modify the exhaust system as the overdrive interfere with the cross-pipe and need to make it curve away from the solenoid on the overdrive.

MoHawk

MoHawk is going to be part Mopar and part Studebaker Hawk. It is a custom Tube Chassis frame, rack & pinion steering, a Mopar 8.75″ rear end, a 340 ci Mopar motor, Tremek transmission, 63 GT Hawk body with 60 Plymouth rear fins, and a 53 Commander front clip.

This is where MoHawk’s chassis stands. Frame is powder costed in Satin black, as is the 8.75″ rear-end and Super Stock leaf springs.

The Skipper – My GT Magnum

Trunk has been taken tp bare metal, repaired and painted. I’m waiting on the floor pan plugs so the carpet can be reinstalled.

The grill is removed and will be dechromed and painted black. The bumpers will be removed, blasted and powder coated gloss black.

I’ll be reconditioning the clear plastic headlight covers and corner lens. The motor and transmission will be pulled, cleaned, painted and dressed up. Everything in engine compartment will be removed and the compartment also cleaned and painted before the engine and new under hood components replaced. The door jams will also be cleaned, scuffed and repainted.

And that’s it. The next report will also include work on the Screamin’ Woody and the Petty Tribute.

Shop Goin Ons For December 2019

Shop Goin’ Ons For December 2019

Petty Tribute

I aged some 15″X8″ Wheel Vintiques wheels to look Rusty, and mounted 245/60-15 Goodrich TAs on the rear. I still need to do the same for the fronts.

I repaired the old steering wheel, primed and painted to match the interior.

I tried three different shifter handles and all hit the seat, dash, or both. I finally made a 6″ adaptor to raise a pistol grip shifter 6″, which was enough to clear the bench seat and stay under the boot.

I bought all of the pipes needed to get the block hugger collectors to 2.5″ side exiting exhaust. This is all that is required to finish the car. These are the pipes needed to do the right side.

Magnum GT

If you’ve been following along on the Magnum GT, You’ll know it was recently treated to a new poly-urethene paint job, and the leather dyed before that. This week, everything was taken out of the trunk, the Surface flash removed, it was then masked, primed and painted. Since the car is pure black, it was an easy rattle can project. I’ll give the a paint a week to get hard, and then clean and replace the carpet.

The Screamin’ Woody

The engine was reassembled with a new crank, rod, and set of lifters; and stabbed into the car. It will be started and tuned next week.

Outfitting the Stacker

I spent a day getting the Stacker trailer mostly outfitted. On the door I installed a door cabinet fire bottle holder, tire gauge holder, rack of screw drivers and a pair of clamps that hold the weather station in travel mode, and the telescopic pole it goes on (to raise 5′ over the stacker’s roof) when in the pits. Another set of clamps were installed inside the door to hold the pole in travel mode.

On the front wall of the trailer, I mounted a stainless coat rack with 4 stainless steel hangers for my safety suits. Above the coat rack I mounted a pair of stainless steel baskets for racing shoes and gloves. On the ceiling I mounted a swiveling hook to hold my helmet.

Next to the overhead cabinets I mounted an Oil Rack and used Industrial Grey Velcro to hold the lift’s remote control in place. To the rear of the trailer is a strap holder, jack pouch, a blower holder and a couple cord holders.

I also put the hand tools in the appropriate drawers, but I’ll need to go back to clean and oil them before the first race.

In the attic I mounted a holder for four 5gallon fuel jugs.

I still have a day left to finish organizing myself into a 2′ shorter trailer.

Other

  • Installed an electric gate
  • Replaced all bulbs in Magnum XE with LED
  • Replaced AC blower motor on Magnum XE
  • Removed the Grill to the Magnum GT to paint when it gets warmer
  • Figured out I had the wrong parts to install an overdrive in the Magnum XE, and ordered the correct ones
  • Did a little cleaning and organizing in the shop

Better Than Facebook

and without the Liberal Gestapo tracking your every move, collecting information and reselling it, and punishing anyone posting to the Right of Bernie Sanders.

It’s called Old Hippie’s Damn Face Book. It “Looks & Feels” identical to Facebook, with most of the same features. You have your Profile, a Newsfeed of posts from friends and your Groups, Pages for businesses, Groups for like interests, a Marketplace to buy and sell, Photo albums and more.

The web address is a very simple www.OldHippie.com

It works perfectly with computers, tablets and even smartphones.

The simple goal is to grow a small community of a couple thousand like minded individuals, their family, and their friends. There is no desire to be huge, to make money, to have a Gestapo moderation department apply a Double-Standard of “Community Standards”, or to collect and sell your private information.

If you’re looking for a social community that will not be looking over shoulder and over-aggressively moderating your free speech – then why not be part of our small community by registering, checking in a few times a week, and participating, Old Hippie’s Damn Face Book would like for you to join us.

Redesign of This Web Site

A much over-due freshening up of the MoparStyle Racing web site has just occurred. Some of the changes include:

  • Gone to a Blog Format from a Page Format. When you visit the site you will see posts on what’s going on, with the newest at the top.
  • In the right sidebar, you will see the last five posts from each of four related web sites. There will be a lead in to the post and a link to click for the whole story and photos. Clicking the link will take you away from this site to that site, so it will require clicking Back to move backwards. Consider bookmarking this site.
  • On the Topbar and the Left Sidebar you will find a menu system that will either take you to another page to this site, to the For Sale sub site, to an appropriate and on-topic Facebook Pages/Groups, or to a couple of other Kool web Sites. Again, to not waste your computer’s memory by opening a bunch of new pages, you will move directly to that site or page. Your browser’s back button is your friend.

The Internet redesign portion of this site is a work in progress, but it is a priority, and you’ll see soon. Bookmark this site to keep up with our racing, the building and changes to the cars, items for sale (which is always kept up to date), and Internet Services provided.

1961 PLODGE WAGON For Sale

It is with great sadness that I’ll be listing my “Plodge” project for sale. I just can’t find time to do it. It is a Southern California 61 Dodge wagon with a 61 Plymouth front end and dash. I’ll be putting on eBay soon.
Unique one of a kind car for street, race, Kustom, make into 2-door wagon, or pickupRoller
Beasley, TX
$10,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

email me at davetheoldhippie@gmail.com if interested

While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.

 

1951 INDIAN CHIEF For Sale

For Sale

1951 Indian Rainbow Chief by Bob Stark

After reading an old magazine article on Bob Stark’s Indian history and the creation of the Rainbow Chiefs, I commissioned the founder of Starklite Indian to build this bone stock, but highly optioned, Blue Rainbow Chief (his signature paint scheme from his Indian dealership in the Forties and Fifties) using a lot of very rare and expensive original parts.

With Bob’s passing a few years ago, his Rainbow Chiefs have become more and more rare and desirable, with the Blue Rainbow more rare than the Red Rainbow. With less than 500 miles, this may be the best surviving example of a very rare motorcycle.

This is the first of 23 Indians I bought for my Indian museum. When I closed it and sold the museum pieces, I kept my two favorites – this and a 1950 Kustom Chief.

After riding for less than 500 miles, it was drained of its fluids for long term display in my museum. Since the closing of my museum, this Rainbow Chief has been stored in a dust-free plastic bubble for my private viewing pleasure.

Prior to riding, a professional motorcycle technician should rebuild the carburetor, install a fresh battery, complete a thorough inspection and lubrication service – and make the proper adjustments.

Priced for quick sale at $35,000 Firm

While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.

78 DODGE DIPLOMAT For Sale

Price Reduced to $8,900
Year 1978
Make Dodge
Model Diplomat
Body Type Coupe
Color Spanish Gold Metallic
Miles 99kEngine rare for Diplomat factory 360
Transmission Automatic

Driving Video

Detailed Description
I am the second owner of the well taken care of time machine. When was the last time you saw a nice Dodge Boattail?i’ve owned over ten years, have a copy of the original Owner’s title.

I replaced the Lean burn with a MP ignition, Edelbrock PerformernIntake and card.

Just had new headliner installed and sun visors recovered.

New Battery.

Looks great, Runs Great, and ac blows ice cold on a July afternoon in South Texas.

Photos

 

 

 

 

Asking Price $10,000. Won’y find one as nice!

Location Beasley, Texas

Shipping Can help Arrange

1979 DODGE MAGNUM GT FOR SALE

Selling my rare rust free Southern 1979 Dodge Magnum GT with E58 Police motor. I bought in 2001 and brought to Texas from Georgia, where it had spent its entire life. It had 60000 miles on it, and I’ve only put 90 miles on it since. The Magnum GT was the rarer brother of the Magnum XE. It has fender flares (in great condition and the pseudo engine tuned dash.
Dual exhaust, leather seats, 140 mph police certified speedometer, intermittent delay wipers, floor shifter, E58 Police motor, power windows, tilt, cruise control, and more. Full fender tag of options!I replaced the warped Thermo quad with Edelbrock 650CFM, the cast iron intake with Edelbrock Performer, and flakey air cleaner mounted ignition with a Mopar Performance Electronic ignition kit.No leaks, no smoke, no problems. Fly in and drive home, or I can help arrange transport. I bought this car to restore into the finest GT on the road, but its better left as a Survivor.$15,000















While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.

 

A100 PICK UP FOR SALE

Beasley, TX

Delivery arranged

Selling most of my projects. 100s of hours getting the bodywork perfect on this Texas 1964 Dodge A100. All rust cut out and replaced with new metal. I was going to put a Hemi in the bed and paint Candied Apple Red, but now I’m trying to make my life more simple with fewer projects. I have all of the parts including the Cleaned and painted Leaning Tower of power and clutch/transmission. $10,000 firm email me at davetheoldhippie@gmail.com if interested.










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While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.

 

58 DODGE PICKUP For Sale

Year: 1958
Make: Dodge
Body Type: Pick Up
Color: Red

Engine: Flathead Six
Transmission: Three on tree

Thinning my herd down from 31 vehicles to 10. I’ve had this solid southern truck over ten years. Runs and drives great. Drive as îs, Kustomize, or drop a Hemi in it and race.



Asking Price $10,000

Location Beasley, Texas

 

 

A man down the road transports cars in enclosed trailer if you’re interested.

While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.