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Today 10:05 PM
mud.man.rj
Hidden treasure

That is for the mechanic too. What engine
Today 09:28 PM
Galaxie65
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Needs carpeting.

BB
That there is funny!

Man, I'd have to guess with those big budget R&D programs there's probably good reason for all the covers. Maybe airflow management, corrosion prevention, noise dampening... who know what all they might have going on there. But keeping idle hands idle probably saves them a ton of headaches
Today 08:59 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
Remember the (false) stories about certain cars that supposedly came with "sealed' engines because they never needed any work? I recall that legend about Rolls Royce from when I was a kidlet.
I seem to remember hearing that about Duesenberg once upon a time

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Here is the way modern manufacturers try to discourage you from getting your inquisitive little paws in there. Behold the "sealed" engine.
They do that by using oddball hardware that require you to spend a couple million dollars on special tools to get into
Today 08:48 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Oh come on now!



Brian
Needs carpeting.

BB
Today 08:34 PM
Dave57210 Remember the (false) stories about certain cars that supposedly came with "sealed' engines because they never needed any work? I recall that legend about Rolls Royce from when I was a kidlet.

Here is the way modern manufacturers try to discourage you from getting your inquisitive little paws in there. Behold the "sealed" engine.
Today 08:27 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by Valkyrie5.7 View Post
I will never ever understand the trend of covering the engine. It already has a hood that the owner is likely to never open, why go further and attach plastic doo-dads to it?
Because some management-type with a college degree (meaning his head is so crammed full of somebody else's knowledge that there's no room for any common sense) thought it would be a good idea
Today 07:58 PM
Valkyrie5.7
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Oh come on now!



Brian
I will never ever understand the trend of covering the engine. It already has a hood that the owner is likely to never open, why go further and attach plastic doo-dads to it?
Today 07:49 PM
Dave57210 Yup - open the hood of my wife's Lexus and that's what you see!
Today 07:43 PM
MARTINSR Oh come on now!



Brian
04-11-2014 03:18 PM
Custom10 This one is for sale locally, sad thing is >>> he put a original posi rearend out of a 67 nova into it, each to his own but >>> C'MON Man!
04-11-2014 11:13 AM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by papasgonefishin View Post
I'm with ya man. I don't really get a car that's chopped so bad you need mirrors to see the traffic light.
That's when the sliding roof come on handy
04-11-2014 07:35 AM
Rodnit A falcon nesting.........

04-10-2014 03:04 PM
papasgonefishin I'm with ya man. I don't really get a car that's chopped so bad you need mirrors to see the traffic light. That"s nothing compared to some of the crazy [cool?] stuff we see. The oh wow factor is always worth something but all that money... maybe I'm just jealous cause I'm poor, but I get your drift.check out welderup.com
04-10-2014 11:17 AM
Dragonoake I'm not a huge fan of the '59 Fords, but this is just bizarre: Ford Fairlane Custom | eBay
04-10-2014 02:22 AM
Job~Rated
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Originally Posted by Dragonoake View Post
It's not that difficult, really.
Find a nice clear picture of the vehicle you want to modify; and use a known dimension, say the wheelbase or the width of a license plate, to set the scale at 10 pixels per inch
The you can use you favorite image editing program (I find that Paint Shop Pro works nicely and is much cheaper than Photoshop) to do whatever it is you want to do, and read off the dimensions in tenths of an inch
I've been building up a "virtual junkyard" of interesting bits and pieces, so I have a scaled picture of a Desoto grill or whatever when I want one
Alternatively, you could ask one of the artists from the forum to draw it for you...and maybe contribute to their beer fund in the process...

Just sayin'.
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