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07-03-2014 07:51 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 08:26 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 09:29 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 10:51 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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06-20-2014 02:13 PM 147-13 Fathers Day
It's not the L.A. Roadster show but we have our own traditional Fathers Day show. This was the 45th annual edition. The weather cooperated this year and about 70 entries showed up for the show and shine and a chance to win cash prizes as well as trophies. The day was enjoyable not only for all the great cars and trucks but for the close by restaurants and shopping. The ''Old Guys'' were well represented and we appreciated the hospitality of the host club. A bonus for me was the short thirty mile drive, sunny day, and cheaper gas than at home. My hot rod has shown some wear on the front tires and after an attempt at adjusting the toe-in I installed a steering stabilizer/damper but still had some wander (more than before my ''adjustment''). My son reset the toe and now all is well and I had a good drive there and back.


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