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Old 02-18-2013, 05:54 PM
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Yeah, I can barely keep gas engines running.

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:46 PM
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Well, I decided that my '95 Villager minivan with 264000 miles on it was reaching the point where it could no longer be trusted so I traded it (complete with my new 5 dollar hubcaps) for a Pontiac Montana with 80,000 miles on it so I would have something that I could trust to haul the grandkids in. I have now owned it for 6 days and it has a new EGR sensor, one headlight, O2 sensor and is in the transmission shop for what I think is a EPC pressure solanoid sticking. I am so glad I traded my old van I could just cry my eyes out. What was I thinking.

On a good note I did get to help set the body of the 47 Ford conv back on the frame tonight that I built in the early 70’s. The car is finally getting redone after 40 years.

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Old 02-19-2013, 12:24 AM
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On a good note I did get to help set the body of the 47 Ford conv back on the frame tonight that I built in the early 70’s. The car is finally getting redone after 40 years.

Right on John, no wonder you understand me and my truck so well.

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:10 AM
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Right on John, no wonder you understand me and my truck so well.

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Wax on Wax off..
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:33 PM
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Yeah, and mine was around long before the movie came out.

I sold it to my buddy in 1992 and he still owns it and drove it until this fall. It has been a really good car. I sure would give him his money back.

Brian, the sentimental value grows whether or not you still own it. Don't let that truck get away from you.

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:37 PM
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In my planning on what to do to it I am having a hard time with how much to change it. I really like the idea to have it basically be the same truck. Then again I am shooting for this GM Motorama look and I could keep going from a few mods all the way to the Firebird III if I wanted. And the more I think about it the more I want to make it a little more radical than my first plans, which goes against my heart and keeping it like my old truck. If I sound confused I am!


This.....



To this....



And everywhere in the middle.....




I am still thinking more like the Wildcat I..





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Sounds like you actually NEED to have two of them - your original, to be kept as you remember it, and another to go nuts on and wind up all AMBR with it
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:12 PM
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Sounds like you actually NEED to have two of them - your original, to be kept as you remember it, and another to go nuts on and wind up all AMBR with it
LOL, no by budget doesn't allow two. And the AMBR, can't win that, it isn't a Roadster.

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There were two phaetons and a pickup among the finalists in this year`s show
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:17 PM
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There were two phaetons and a pickup among the finalists in this year`s show
Things may have changed from when the show was here in Oakland. There were Roadsters only in the "Altered street roadster" class which is the class that "America's Most Beautiful Roadster" is.

In the 65 (?) year history there were a Phaeton or Touring as I remember, slipped in. But they were all open cars and all side windowless. A couple were home builts that weren't "Roadsters" at all. But nothing ever with a steel top has ever won.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:03 AM
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And of course a "Roadster pickup" would fall into that Ala Cart being one of the winners.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:05 AM
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Well, yesterday my new waterpump and hoses came in the mail so I went out in the garage last night to start that little project. Drained the rad and pulled the upper hose and shroud off is all, but hey, it was something.

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I finally got my strut tower brace finished, yesterday.
I´ve had the bar between the towers for years but only just got it tied into the firewall.
Today was the test drive and I must say the car feels tighter, steers better and doesn´t creak and groan over the larger speed bumps.
I´ve also got new shocks all round......like a new car again.


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Went out and picked up a 9 inch Ford rearend for my '63 Falcon gasser project today for $100! No third member, but the width is right, and everything else is there. Glad I wont have to have one narrowed to fit the old Falcon!
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What the heck did that 9" come out of that would be narrow enough for the Falcon? The only thing I can think of would be a Mustang or a Bronco I am thinking. If it's a Mustang rear, it may be worth a mint!

This is how much I mean you MUST work on your car for 5 minutes minimum. I haven't been doing it but when I get it in my head darn it, I am GOING to do it, So tonight I get home from work to find out there is a power outage. I went out to the garage with my "miners hat" on pulled the water pump from the Gran Sport.

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