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Old 04-12-2014, 03:35 PM
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Just a few more. Of course, I have to prove my gang was there.



Here is a cross section of the 200 plus cars that were there.







My friend Johnny Arp just bought this a week ago. Nice little truck.



This pristine little Chevy belongs to Jim Parton who is the fellow who was good enough to help me get the low carbon 18 gauge I am using on old Rusty. I have not known Jim all that long but he has turned out to be a really good friend. Thanks again Jim.



Hopefully this cruise will continue on through the summer as scheduled. It was indeed a keeper.

John

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I drove my '38 to a Camaro Club meeting today ..
Tomorrow, I start blowing it all apart for the radiator and trans cooling mods..
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just to add to the pictures John posted, a few more pics from the car show from my old town of Ringgold,Ga.. a lot bigger turn out than I had thought.
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I drove my '38 to a Camaro Club meeting today ..
Tomorrow, I start blowing it all apart for the radiator and trans cooling mods..
Good to see you can get it out now. Of course cooling should still not be an issue should it?

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just to add to the pictures John posted, a few more pics from the car show from my old town of Ringgold,Ga.. a lot bigger turn out than I had thought.
Thank Jeremy. It really was a good turn out. I had a good time.

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Good to see you can get it out now. Of course cooling should still not be an issue should it?
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The trans cooler doesn't get enough air on the freeway and it still climbed to 200 on the way home...
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The trans cooler doesn't get enough air on the freeway and it still climbed to 200 on the way home...
Hopefully it will be an easy fix for you. I assume it is going to pull a camper next month.....??

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I drove my '38 to a Camaro Club meeting today ..
Tomorrow, I start blowing it all apart for the radiator and trans cooling mods..
Rub it in, Mitch. We had rain last nite, that's starting to take care of the snow pack. Buried my daughter's sled in the backyard yesterday. It will stay there until more snow melts.....
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:21 PM
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Hopefully it will be an easy fix for you. I assume it is going to pull a camper next month.....??

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I have a new radiator here with integral trans cooler, which it lacks right now. I will be adding an aux cooler IN FRONT of the rad, instead of under the body. That should take care of the trans temp issue, and yes, it needs to pull the R-Pod to TN...



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Rub it in, Mitch. We had rain last nite, that's starting to take care of the snow pack. Buried my daughter's sled in the backyard yesterday. It will stay there until more snow melts.....
Troy, the temp here has stayed about 35 overnight for the last 10 days with daytime highs mostly in the 50's. The snowpack went slowly but steadily and is almost completely gone now...

I drove the '38 last Thursday too. I took it to work and had the A/C evacuated in preparation for pulling the radiator. I also pulled my snowmobile trailer to bring home a new tool box Snap-On talked me into....
It was flat black and I didn't like that so I had a guy that does painting for the shop "brighten' it up a little.



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I have a new radiator here with integral trans cooler, which it lacks right now. I will be adding an aux cooler IN FRONT of the rad, instead of under the body. That should take care of the trans temp issue, and yes, it needs to pull the R-Pod to TN...





Troy, the temp here has stayed about 35 overnight for the last 10 days with daytime highs mostly in the 50's. The snowpack went slowly but steadily and is almost completely gone now...

I drove the '38 last Thursday too. I took it to work and had the A/C evacuated in preparation for pulling the radiator. I also pulled my snowmobile trailer to bring home a new tool box Snap-On talked me into....
It was flat black and I didn't like that so I had a guy that does painting for the shop "brighten' it up a little.



Now that is cool. i wonder what it would cost me to add a small addition to the basement to put one in?

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The tool box isn't that big that you would need to add on...

Couple interior pics of the "cabin".





It even has a "necessary room" for us old farts that have to get up during the night...

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The tool box isn't that big that you would need to add on...

Couple interior pics of the cabin.
That is really well designed. Have you pulled it enough to know how it will be for a long trip and have you designed some sort if mirror extensions yet?

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I tried to take it to Cool Deadwood Nights last year and that is when the trans kept getting too hot. We ended up going with my pickup. The trailer pulls nice to around 60mph. Above that, it's a big sail and pulls rather hard. I will be removing the TV antennae and dreaming up a panel to make the roof A/C more aerodynamic. I will be staying on mostly 2 lane roads to keep the speed down for the trip to TN.

Frontal shot. You can see the antennae profile is not good and the A/C stands 10" above the roof.

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I have a trailer that looks just like this. In fact, I don't have a decent photo on my computer and googled it, this photo is so freaky it's scary, it could be MINE but it isn't. Mine is in the back yard parked next to my garage exactly like this one (well it's turned around with the door to the garage), it's the same color, it has the exact same windows (they all don't) it's just crazy. The garage is almost identical, really, it's kinda freaky. I thought it was one I had posted when I saw it, but it's not mine.



Anyway, that is a project I am starting this morning, cleaning it up to sell. I am not a camping guy anymore and I have a few tents if I want to. But damn I had fun with it and the tear drop.



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Just a few more. Of course, I have to prove my gang was there.




Hopefully this cruise will continue on through the summer as scheduled. It was indeed a keeper.

John
That truck looks very well done, nice.

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How hot is too hot for your trans (Just curious ?
225F is about average for optimum performance on most transmissions. Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 and 400s (in the GM manuals) the ideal operating temperature for GM transmission fluid is between 175 and 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Some fluids like B&M are designed to perform best at a hotter temp with no ill effect on the trans. And cheep minimum standard fluids or rebuild kits won't take that much heat (225F is too hot) and the trans will fail. My trans fluid runs about 300F. The better the fluid the higher the temp you can run!

QUOTE] “General Motors’ in-house towing team experts provided RV Clinic with this statement: The maximum allowable automatic transmission fluid temperature is dictated by the transmission oil itself. The oil begins to degrade significantly above 270 degrees Fahrenheit, so we design vehicles so that in all but the most extreme conditions, the fluid temperature in the transmission sump stays below 270 degrees F.

We allow for up to 285 degrees F in extreme conditions (i.e. towing a trailer with combination loaded at GCWR in Death Valley). But for customer usage anywhere else in the country, even at GCWR, transmission sump temperature should stay well below 270 degrees F. Above this point, certain internal components, such as seals, begin to disintegrate rather quickly. Although newer synthetic fluids can withstand higher temperatures we still recommend this (270F) as a maximum temperature. "[ END QUOTE

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