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B Squad Hotrod: 4 guys building cars and hot rods

Join the four amateurs: Steve (Woodchuck), Brad (Hollywood), Colt (Train) and Nick (Lefty) here at B Squad Hotrod. We're just a bunch of amateurs getting to the meat and bolts of restoring and repairing real cars for our enjoyment. And hopefully for your education and enjoyment. Because educating us...that's impossible.
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Apr 24, 2017

Episode 0027 - Engines - From Oily to Shiny

Engines go from dirty to clean and how B squad manages to do it backwards, mess it up and orange cone reroute it.  We even get hear about Train's cooking.

 

 

Show Notes:

Napa Long Reach Scraper part #

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/SER773528


Bronze putty knife

http://www.adf-safetytools.com/en/products/brushes-knives.html


Parts Washer

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200646598_200646598


Purple power

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Aiken-Purple-Power-Degreaser-1gal/16778256


Interesting article

http://www.enginebuildermag.com/2007/07/cleaning-engine-parts-in-the-real-world/


Time:

2:45  45th Parallel

http://www.mnmuseumofthems.org/45th/

 

Engine cleaning: 3:40


4:10 Short block / freeze plugs


4:55 Cleaning techniques

Razor blades

Greasy parts

Bronze/plastic putty knife   


5:52 Tear down episode #

    Engine Tear Down part 2 Episode 009

    http://bsquadhotrod.libsyn.com/episode-0009-engine-tear-down-pt-2


8:06 Putty knife or razor blade.

 

8:53 engine internal cleaning

    Solvents

    Parts washer

Pressure washer   


12:05    Drying parts after cleaning

    WD-40 - water displacer

    Heat

    Gunk

        http://gunk.com/home/products/enginecleanersdegreasing.aspx


   

14:00 Dawn Soap

    http://classiccleaners.net/2014/07/03/11-amazing-uses-for-original-blue-dawn-dish-soap/

        (check out #7)


15:13 Vapor Degreaser

    http://www.besttechnologyinc.com/faq/vapor-degreaser-work/


15:48 mechanical cleaners (Tumbler)

    https://www.grainger.com/category/ecatalog/N-1z0ddw5


15:55 Sprocket (the dog)


16:26 pressure cookers and the danger

   

17:20 paint removal?

    NDT (non-destructive testing)

        https://www.nde-ed.org/AboutNDT/aboutndt.htm

    Magna Flow

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQoB7jpxSe8

    Environmental safe paint stripper

http://www.paintpro.net/Articles/PP803/PP803-Technology.cfm

   

18:50 Mechanical Stripping

Sanding    

Wire Brush

Sandblasting - mediums Walnut, Plastic, Sand, Glass, Soda.

http://www.kramerindustriesonline.com/finishing-guides/blasting-media-selection-guide.htm


19:15 Past episode  episode # 11 After Christmas and Broke

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/bsquadhotrod/Episode_0011_After_Christmas_and_Bro.mp3

 

19:35 aluminum vs steel cleaning care

 

23:51Laser Blaster / Laser Stripper

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzebqnevDdk


24:36 Robotic stripping with Dry Ice

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrHchu1tNyc


25:40 Sublimation - When anything solid turns into a gas without first becoming liquid


27:00 Making Dry Ice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX4bqVNyKOE

   

27:45 Cleaning Intake (Aluminum)

    Corrosion??

    Correct pressure for media blaster (double check it)

    Heat in oven (check with the Wife you will live longer)


32:02 Re route for train cooking


33:50 Other Engine parts

    Crankshaft   

    Heads

EVERYTHING


35:44 Carb cleaning

    Do not clean like any other part (Very different)

    Carb kits specific to the make and model


39:50 Closing puns

 

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Apr 20, 2017

Episode 0026 - Suspension and Motorcycles

Motorcycles, Feedback and Suspension.  All very Punny.  We start with an off topic section that was actually recorded in the middle of the episode.  But it is about motorcycles so how can we go wrong?  We have an e-mail from a Hot Rod Hero in New Zealand and then on to suspension.   It's a bumpy ride, but it should put a bouncy in your step.

 

Show Notes:


Steve from New Zealand Share’s his 58 belair and 56 Chevy wagon with us.


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk60/Gothiullr/B%20Squad%20hotrod/58-Chev_v1_zpstcqrj49w.jpg


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk60/Gothiullr/B%20Squad%20hotrod/1956_Wifes_zpsi0wkmpob.jpg


How Suspension works

https://www.howacarworks.com/basics/how-car-suspension-works


Shocks Vs Struts

http://www.monroe.com/en-US/shocks-101/shocks-vs-struts/

 

 

1:37 Train’s outlaw motorcycle - http://www.bikeexif.com/harley-softail-slim


3:49 Ural Motorcycles - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMZ-Ural


4:47 Royal Enfield - https://royalenfield.com/usa/motorcycles/classic-battle-green


5:24 Honda Valkyrie - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Valkyrie


6:34 Viper engine motorcycle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Tomahawk


6:40 Aircraft radial engine powered motorcycles - http://www.jrlcycles.com/home.html


19:28 Independent Rear Suspension for Steve’s mustang - http://www.heidts.com/part/64-70-mustang-irs-independent-rear-suspension-racing-kit/


26:06 Constant Velosity joints - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant-velocity_joint


37:35 Spring compressor - https://www.summitracing.com/search/part-type/suspension-spring-compressor-tools


41:45 Blinker fluid prank - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-lFAduYgXs


48:55 Leaf spring ballista - http://www.siegetheday.info/road/road_reports_2008.htm


49:30 SCA heavy combat - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCA_armoured_combat

 

 

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Apr 10, 2017

Episode 0025 - Project Updates

As requested we have project updates.  A listener gives his advice and we follow.  enjoy episode number 25.

 

Show Notes:

 

3:15 Honda 3 wheelers - https://www.justbigreds.com/


11:24 Jegs small block chevy intake - http://www.jegs.com/i/Edelbrock/350/2701/10002/-1


26:31 The Dyno tuning shop we were talking about - http://garage808.com/dyno-rates-and-tuning/


31:38 Find a welding school near you - https://schools.aws.org/


34:02 Auto body rotisserie - http://www.eastwood.com/autobody/rotisserie.html


38:46 Nissan Patrol 60 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Patrol#Second_generation_.2860.3B_1959.E2.80.931980.29


40:46 Firetruck Nissan Patrol - http://www.offroadxtreme.com/features/car-features/vintage-monday-first-and-second-gen-nissan-patrol-tough-utes/


42:54 Dodge Ram Powerwagon - http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/power-wagon/


46:38 Classic Dodge Powerwagons for sale -  https://classiccars.com/listings/find/all-years/dodge/power-wagon


Sprocket


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk60/Gothiullr/B%20Squad%20hotrod/20170408_190158_zps9bpcefu4.jpg


Mark’s cars


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk60/Gothiullr/B%20Squad%20hotrod/IMG_2011_zpsbknnslsd.jpg


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk60/Gothiullr/B%20Squad%20hotrod/IMG_1401_zpszsnmzehq.jpg


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk60/Gothiullr/B%20Squad%20hotrod/IMG_1347_zpscqfkzcj3.jpg


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk60/Gothiullr/B%20Squad%20hotrod/metro_zpsibamzofm.jpg


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk60/Gothiullr/B%20Squad%20hotrod/big%20red%201_zpsccslm1tv.jpg


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk60/Gothiullr/B%20Squad%20hotrod/big%20red%202_zpsktdtkuoq.jpg

 

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Apr 8, 2017

Episode 0024 - Buying a Project Car

How to and good practices for buying a project car.  Oh, and Lefty hates trucks.  We go over a couple of e-mails, touch on a thank you for all our new Hot Rod Heroes (Fans) and then get into how to buy a project.

 

Show Notes:

2:29 There are around 220 sunny days in SC each year - http://www.bestplaces.net/climate/city/south_carolina/columbia


3:31 Retired road signs - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=83&acctid=3078


11:20 Episode 15 - http://bsquadhotrod.libsyn.com/episode-0015-not-so-new-not-so-project-cars


21:12 Rebuilding a salvage car - http://www.dmv.org/salvaged-vehicles.php


23:39 VIN Decoder - http://www.dmv.org/vehicle-history/vin-decoder.php


24:42 California Inop registration - https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr01


31:14 B Squad bonus episode - http://bsquadhotrod.libsyn.com/bonus-b-squad-bonus-episode-1


37:29 Shopsmith Mark V - http://www.shopsmith.com/markvsite/

 

As of the publish date of this episode B Squad has no sponsorship or affiliation with any of these companies or products.  These particular links were picked for illustrative purposes only.

 

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