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07-08-2014 12:11 PM 151-17 Three more
For the first show of the 4th of July weekend I drove an hour north and joined three members of the club that was to host tomorrow's show. We all then went another hour up the road to a small town's July 4th celebration. The car show part lined both sides of the street clear through town. The close to 100 cars included something for everyone, even cars from the near by fabricators who brought out two GoodGuys top award winners. It's always fun for me to be able to cruise with a group of rodders, especially when they suggest stopping for milkshakes on the way back. I am going to need to put up with the spray from the leaking radiator to go to these shows, just keep wiping it all down.


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07-03-2014 06:51 AM 150-16 ... or be square
The second show of the weekend was fifty miles from home in the opposite direction from the first.We accidently met up with friends on the road to the river bridge and cruised on over to the show. The local Indiana club holds this show around the town square and filled it with over one hundred entries. Excellent cars and trucks of all eras showing off in fine weather and appreciated by everyone.
Some where on the road to the last show my new aluminum radiator started to leak. Antifreeze is blowing out around the zip ties that hold the shroud. I have since learned that you should never use these (supplied with the shroud) on this type of radiator as they saw through the soft metal. Sixteen thousand miles and I'm now going to the third cooler....but NOT an aluminum radiator ever again. Just took delivery of a new copper cooler which I hope to install after this weekend's (July 4th) three shows.


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07-02-2014 07:26 AM 149-15 Hippies?!
The first show of the weekend was held in a small central Illinois town which celebrates their history with several murals painted on original buildings around the center of town. There is also a unique metal sculpture/monument which is dedicated as the Hippie Memorial. I might add that there is also a car show. Town streets were lined with lots of really fine machines of every vintage and style. Local businesses welcomed participants and spectators alike. The weather looked questionable but cooperated until the unique hand made awards were distributed before the showers started. Another fine day in mid-America.


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06-25-2014 08:29 AM Freshening up
Since finding a good match in rattle can paint for the body color on my hot rod, I have been slowly repainting various parts. The rear suspension is showing a lot of road rash so I started there this week. The wheels were removed for access and every thing sanded to clean and prep. Found a good use for all those Walmart bags in masking. Then painted several coats over a day. I posted about working on the steering, so when I touched up the rear calipers in black, the tie rod and drag link and panhard bar on the front were also repainted in black. Now it's all back together and ready to hit the road and gather more chips and scrapes, have another two show weekend coming up.


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06-22-2014 09:51 AM 148-14 Cruisin'
No regular show this weekend so I joined a cruise organized by a local car club. About a dozen participants showed up for the second ''less sit'n'' cruise at a state park. Once the route was explained we all lined out of the park and followed on through a town with it's own covered bridge, and then on some more miles through more small towns and Illinois countryside. Eventually we stopped at the Mid America Motor Sports Museum attached to a large Corvette and VW specialty supplier which contained many rare special interest corvettes. After a tour and regrouping a short drive took us to a Steak and Shake for refreshment. The next stop was to be a photo op with a rustic setting ideal for placement of the varied participant machines. Although warm it was a great drive and lots of others got to enjoy the cool rides as we cruised by. The club plans four more cruises and I will definitely join in for less sit'n and more git'n.


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