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12-04-2013 10:08 PM Another thing of beauty
An extravagant expense, I'll be on peanut butter sandwiches,
breakfast and lunch all month.
But it'll relieve some aggravation and save the old mans back.
And it'll be fore sale when I get done.
It got me motivated, in freezing weather, to drain and unplug
stuff on the motor. Tomorrow I'll pull the radiator and all the
top stuff will be done. Just need to talk the kid, who's buying it,
into doing all the underneath work. I keep telling him I think it's a
lifter going bad, he keeps telling me it's a vacuum leak.
He may be right, he's the one who timed it and set the idle so high.
Speaking of radiator, I fired her up, moved 10 feet forward
to the black top. The rad starts leaking. SHIP.
Glad I didn't decided to make one last lap around town.
Thats an original two row radiator.


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12-02-2013 09:51 PM Think I hurt myself
Ouch, hurt myself while I was busy patting myself on the back.
Hurried the last three tacks on the flat part of the hood.
Too much heat, now I've got a couple waves I could surf on.
Going to strip the paint and under coat and think it over for a while.
Some good happened, got my trany guy to lend me a TB350 shell.
Got the adapter plate lined out to whack the corners off. When I took it back
there was a couple guys up there chewing the fat. Got a set of stock
CI mustang headers. The openings look a bit small, free is free,
may be able to work with them.
Also my tub of tinning butter showed up-yum yum.
Forgot- machinist says all he has to do is hone the block,
then I bring my wheel barrow full of cash.


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11-29-2013 06:14 PM can't make up your mind knucklehead
jeeze, I'm getting as bad as an ol'lady.
what shoes to wear today.
After thinking about it for a while, decided to weld the hood seam.
That tinning butter is what we used to call, Johnsons paste. Acid
and 50-50 solder.With the flange on that seam, chances are good
you'd never get all the acid neutralized. I'll weld it up and fill any holidays with solder.
And short welds, anything more than a 1/4 inch gets the undercoat to stinking.
Can't seem to get any decent pics out of this fancy smancy camera.


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11-28-2013 05:12 PM sad day for the old girl
Had her out yesterday for a couple hours. The idle is getting rougher.
Heard a tappet making noise last week, put in some heavy oil.
What ever was wrong with it when i got it, isn't going away.
So I backed her up in the drive way, think she knew what was going on.
To day she started shedding.
Had help from my fan club. Maybe she's not a fan, every time I turn my back
on her she bites me.
Going to be a long cold winter with no hot rod.


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11-26-2013 10:14 PM Switched horses
Yep right in the middle of the stream. Been reading and sweating,
sweating out this hood welding. Welded up the two holes on top
no sweat and no wrinkled up top coat look.
But got off watching the leading vids, looks like something I
need to learn. Doesn't expand at different rates like bondo and fiberglass filler.
Cheaper than TIG, my gas bottle is getting low. $50 two years ago.
Propane's cheap and I've got a B-tank and soft flame tip for finish.
Tried to post a vid- didn't work out but it's here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i2vsm_IoiI&feature=em-upload_owner
I'm not much of a welder, but shure as he77 not a photographer.
Tested leading on my test piece, my flux is DODO (20 years old, cans rotten), getting butter from Eastwood.
I'll make my own sticks.


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