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09-07-2015 04:24 PM wiped out
wiper rebuild, wore me out today.
But the transmissions won't leak- probably the only thing on this car that could survive a car wash!!
Didn't like the cable system when I put it in. Although it was better than
vacuum. I had two sharp bends before the first transmission. I could have
mounded it in the next county and made a smooth bend.
I'm back to stock arms and transmissions. Had the motor mounted level
and square with the firewall. Once I got a tab on the wiper arm could see that was wrong on two planes.
Re worked the mount on top of heater bracket. The motor arm runs parallel
to the transmission arm. Just need to mount a lever to reverse the motion.
Enough for today --drag racing to watch.


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  [Entry #245]

08-30-2015 04:43 PM rain storm
So the first big rain came in and reminded my about the wipers.
Got em out and on the table. Going to figure a way to hook the new motor/switch
to original trainy's and linkage.


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08-29-2015 01:50 PM finally
got the battery box installed this morning, before the big wind/rain storm hit.


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08-29-2015 09:48 AM tire size?
the car handled lousy on the freeway
I measured the radials 25 inches Dia.
the street tires 29 inches.
makes quite a diff.


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08-27-2015 12:31 PM A horror story
So we take the cars out to test n tune, last one of the season.
Maybe forever, the property is up for sale.
I get all my prep stuff done the day before- put on the drag radials.
Get sandwiches chips drink etc.
Up in staging I see I've got less than 1/4 tank of gas. WOFFDA
The closest station about 5 mi.
So I get 6 gals race gas...... $76 on the credit card. DOUBLE WOFFDA
It was so dam crowded we only made two hits. Did get my 60ft time down to
2.098 and theres more there with a harder launch. But the car handles funny with those 26 inch tires. Times and top speed were about the same. Hit the line about 4800,
instead of 42 or so.
The 28 inch tires are back on for now, glad I got those used drag radials cheap.


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