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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
CAR HAS TO HAVE DOOR HANDLES.
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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05-18-2014 08:55 PM Brake lights
Got the switch hooked up and adjusted,
even tested with battery.
Found extra wire hooked to rt. turn signal
and no place to put it. Oddly enough
rt turn sigal doesn't work. Back to the drawing board.
Brakes & lft. signal work didn't even blow any fuses.
Chicago won at home, while I was waiting in line at the dump.
Got to go during the week.

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05-17-2014 07:33 PM Do I look distracted?
Great stuff going on today
New York tought those french Canadians a lesson and California
Chrome won the second leg of the tripple crown. Didn't see any horses
that would stop a tripple crown.
Looks like some bad wrecks at the drag strip
but I had to get to work-
oh ya through in a trip to the hardware store for a 1/8 ips X 3/8 ips bushing.
Got the temp sender put in with the tail down in the flow, cut the top
off the bushing and rethreaded it. And the wire reached, from the chebby
length.
Gauges and tac. hooked up inside, only thing left in the pilot compart,
the brake light switch.
Hooked up battery and turned on the key- NO BLOWN FUSES.
SO FAR SO GOOD
Bracket for coil showed up-fed-x saturday.


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