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05-22-2014 09:06 PM WOOF good news
New York scored with 28 seconds to go. Into over time.
But beyond that I sat down and made the dreaded list.
Looks like 10-11 things to do. Think I've got everything here to do em.
Now if I was back at work, having all the stuff I needed,
I'd say sure boss, be done by lunch.
But being new to 4 wheel cages, I figure 8 hours and some
world wide web time, figuring stuff out. Maybe an hour or two
redoing some stuff. And this project runs.
Barring I don't catch the whole wiring system on fire, ( I've redone some stuff )
and the fluid systems leaks are down to a dull roar. This thing could run on Sunday.
Lets say I get lucky, ( God watches out for fools) I'll hang the fenders and get the head lights working on Monday. Spend all day Tuesday burning petroleum.
I could meet my buddy out at SIR for test and tune Wednesday, He's running his 49 shoebox.

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05-22-2014 05:17 PM Cooling
Sort of, did a static 3 hour test on original rad.
Put it in, problem with the aluminum one,
this brass and copper one I can patch, have
patched others.
Reran fuel line in steel up to pump. Buddy says they (the tech guys)
don't like to see too much hose.
Got the trany cooling lines stuffed out front, guess I'm using the trany cooler.
Goose had lots of advice.

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05-21-2014 07:06 PM Disaster-us news
Life is over as I know it, world might as well end today.
Was reading drag strip schedule about good guys friday night drags.
down at the bottom the tech. rules
and that was the first tech rule. Rats!
Since 2002 when i started racing motor cycles out there,
I've been watching those drags, wishing I had a car to run.
Everybody's got run those drags once in a life time.Like Sturgis, did it in 84
no reason to go back. But I've been thinking about this a while.
I'll have to talk to the tech inspectors, I'd put on two
handles to race- but not 4.
Got the original radiator sitting in a tank of hot lye to get the paint off.
It looks like a fresh rebuild to me.
Those big old sixes were 302 cuI, may use it after all.

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05-20-2014 04:46 PM Can't cuss my head lights any more
It wont do any good, both buckets are french.
Picked up 3HP on the top end too.
How you say- twin chrome horns.
Finally got a fuel inlet fitting for the autolite carb
and a pressure regulator.

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05-19-2014 05:50 PM welcome to the world of...
clutch head screws. If I were king of the world,
there would be one screww head- this one, in three head sizes.
When a kid reached 10 he'd get a set of three screw drivers and be set for life.
New one on me, thought
the head light buckets were square furniture screws.
Had to put my glasses on to see what I was looking at.
Sears has the bits online, waste of time trying to ask the kid in the store, on the phone.
He says "we've got automotive tool kits, I'm sure they'll be in there".
Right, I'll get my credit card and be right down.
A trip to swift machine tools, she came up with the sears add too.
The guy at napa had no idea, but one of the customers
pointed me to tool town.
Any way after all that I got one head light bucket frenched,
the rings should be here this week. Did have to make the holes bigger though.Think I'll hang the fenders and hook up the lights,
weld the rings later.

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