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  • #16
    Where's everyone at ?
    All throttle , no bottle .

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    • #17
      Final touch thrashing has been going on to make the Thug ready to go racing.

      Aluminum Bumper brackets were fabricated and Bumpers have been mounted.



      When I get back from Dave Duell Classic I'll finish sand, prime, sand again, apply Easy Chrome Basecoat, brush on Easy Chrome, and spray with clear. Wasn't enough time to do before.

      Located and installed hood lip trim. I'll refinish the grill after the race.



      Installed a hood rod.



      Polished the ten year old radiator.



      Fabricated some battery hold down spacers to replace stacks of washers I'd been using on battery hold downs.




      The five year old hold downs polished up well.



      Also polished up weight boxes and fuel cell.



      Before is above, after is below. I also swapped out bolts on hold downs and boxes with stainless socket screws.



      I replaced intake lid screws with new, and used longer stainless where fuel regulator mounts, as the bolts weren't catching threads.

      Fixin to load up both cars (wagon going to get wrapped) into stacker. Were spending weekend at lake before heading out Monday evening. Virtually everything on the car is new and there was no time for Test ad Tune. The Dave Duell Classic will have to be our test season, so I expect that a lot of tweaking will be required.
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      • #18
        Graduation party this weekend for my daughter. She is graduating summa cum laude with her 2nd bachelors in Electrical Engineering. She's already working for the company as an intern, but since Thanksgiving, they were paying her the hourly equivalent of what her salary will be. She was making more money as an intern in 30 hours a week than I'm making in 44 hours per week. But she's worked hard and doing well for her and her daughter. Not quite making what her husband is as a range specialist for the USDA, but together they are making some good money.

        Otherwise, mowing this afternoon and weeding the garden then rigging up the bird netting to hopefully keep some blueberries this year. There are a lot on the bushes for no bigger than the bushes are.
        "You're only as old as the women you feel."
        -Groucho Marx
        Moparless for now

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        • #19
          Loaded up for Dave Duell Classic
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          • #20
            Semi finshed product
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            • #21
              Don't know why I have so many problems trying attach photos, but I'll try one more time. I was trying to post a picture of wiring progress on my '56 Plymouth, but when I tried to edit text, there was no response so I deleted everything.
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              • #22
                Hi Gary, nice pic.

                Had an OK weekend, It was rainy and I still had to take a lot of stuff to the landfill. Almost got stuck in the mud\garbage that was there. Should have waited until it was dryer, but needed it gone. Opened up some space in the basement as we got rid of some office chairs I got for free from a previous employer. That and the old siding I pulled off the house a couple of weeks ago along with busted concrete from the fence repairs at mine and the daughter's house.

                Hopefully this will be a quieter weekend for us.

                "You're only as old as the women you feel."
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                Moparless for now

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                • #23


                  Pulled the intake and all of the lifters are Ok. Drained oil and cut apart oil filter to look in folds. Not a spec of anything. Put new rocker arm on, and the geometry is a little off, so I ordered a set of .080 valve lash caps.



                  The Thug's bumpers were removed and I hit the flat areas with 400 grit on a random sander. My shop rat with wet sand the curves and the entire bumpers tomorrow and wipe down with grease/wax remover. I'll spray with black primer and he'll wet sand again next week. I'll apply the chrome base coat wait two days, apply the chrome, wait two days, and then hit with Top Coat.



                  In other shop news;

                  I've decided to sell my 40000 mile Grand National that I've had since 1999. So I broke out the polisher to give light polish with Liquid Ice, and a coat of Mothers Carnuba wax. I only got half finish. I'll finish tomorrow and take photos so I can list for sale.



                  I also have a like new, low mileage, factory AC Little Red Express that I've decided to sell. I will detail and photo over next week or so.


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                  • #24
                    Happy birthday Dave Schultz !!!!!!!!!
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                    • #25
                      Happy Belated Dave!!
                      "You're only as old as the women you feel."
                      -Groucho Marx
                      Moparless for now

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Unfettered View Post
                        Happy Belated Dave!!
                        X2......
                        Mack Reeves
                        FS/C 2377
                        2009 DragPak U 426-004

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                        • #27
                          Thanks
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by BK View Post







                            Also did a major detail job on car, and ordered the hood lip trim that classic Industries repops. I also want to clean and polish up the brake master cylinder before I lad up next Thursday.



                            All throttle , no bottle .

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                            • #29
                              Said it on FB iirc but....Happy Bday!! I guess it's kinda interesting that I'm single again.....and will probably stay that way!!

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                              • #30
                                Happy belated. First really hot day this year brought this guy under tractor tire. They are late this year

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