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Old 07-06-2013, 11:07 PM
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Holy Bleep! I thought I was the only one THAT lucky. She and I will celebrate 35 years of marriage on Oct 7 (Actually I will celebrate my extreme good luck, while I think she will be mourning her bad luck! )

Congratulations, John! It takes a very rare and a very special person to put up with us odd-balls known as hotrodders! Cherish her and thank your lucky stars that she allows you to share her life.
It takes a heck of a lot less than a lot of other "hobbies" guys have! But yes, I agree with you. When my wife and I got together I had war bird and car art all over the apartment, I had a Marilyn Monroe print over the bed. An end table made from a 56 Chevy in the living room, you get the idea. She never said a thing, even after we got married about all this. I slowly replaced it with stuff she liked, but she never asked. She is a sweetheart that is for sure!

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Old 07-06-2013, 11:53 PM
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I still love that wrinkle finish, it was like magic. You spray out of an aerosol can and get texture!

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I recall a buddy who put a 'black vinyl top" on his silver '61 Dodge using that stuff! (yes it was LONG ago - I think he was employed as a construction supervisor on the Pyramids at the time!)
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I spent an hour or so building up the two new 11"x7" heater cores and a framework to set them in the Falcon. Got them plumbed in, and took it for a drive. They seemed to be working well, but eventually the temperature crept up, just slower than before.
Back to the drawing board!


With your work skill and imagination im sure you will work it out.

I didn't get any work done, I have been on the lake 5 days fishing and relaxing riding around on the pontoon ,didn't catch many fish but the wife and I got mutch relaxation. I will have to go back one day next week developed a small leak in roof of my camper could not fix it while it was raining I think cool seal should fix it,
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Wife's brakes on Friday night.
Just finished rebuilding a 700r4 this afternoon. It's going into a Knight Rider car.
Now, I have to figure out a way to kick off the a/c compressor in my truck at part to full throttle.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:19 PM
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I had bought a pair of these several years ago, and discovered that one of them was cracked around the gasket flange.

I'm waiting on other things right now, and felt the urge to recondition them.

I used a bit of Norton Speedgrip to fill in the crack as it is black, sandable, paintable ... not to mention a very strong adhesive. Then I clamped it up with a little bit of flat stock that I had shaped and drilled, then bolted into place to keep everything clamped nice and securely.





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I had the other cover sanded down, ready for primer and VHT wrinkle-finish black. I'll let it dry overnight (hope to see some texture?!) the sand off the exposed areas. Doesn't look TOO bad so far.


You should mot have any problem with the VHT ,but if you do I bought some black krinkle finish from the Harley shop made for extreme heat and made especially for aluminum (yes is is oil restant before any one ask )lol is is a little more expensive $38 per 16 oz can but it sprays even and stays on I used to spray the cylinders on my Harley
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Wife's brakes on Friday night.
Just finished rebuilding a 700r4 this afternoon. It's going into a Knight Rider car.
Now, I have to figure out a way to kick off the a/c compressor in my truck at part to full throttle.
How about a WOT microswitch, intended for NOS.

Holley/NOS #15640 Switch and bracket

You could use that in conjunction with a relay, so that power to the compressor clutch gets cut when the switch contacts are closed?
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Wife's brakes on Friday night.
Just finished rebuilding a 700r4 this afternoon. It's going into a Knight Rider car.
Now, I have to figure out a way to kick off the a/c compressor in my truck at part to full throttle.
Pugs get yourself a compressor cut out switch from a Vega. It's designed to do exactly what you want to do. Chevy used them for a different reason though. They cut the A/C off so they could either pass a car or get up a hill!

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With your work skill and imagination im sure you will work it out.

I didn't get any work done, I have been on the lake 5 days fishing and relaxing riding around on the pontoon ,didn't catch many fish but the wife and I got mutch relaxation. I will have to go back one day next week developed a small leak in roof of my camper could not fix it while it was raining I think cool seal should fix it,
Thanks David! Must be getting closer, as it stayed at 180 today with ambient temps around low 70's. I tweaked timing, and hope when I get my MSD box back in tomorrow I can back it off even more!
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Pugs get yourself a compressor cut out switch from a Vega. It's designed to do exactly what you want to do. Chevy used them for a different reason though. They cut the A/C off so they could either pass a car or get up a hill!

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Wait - Vegas could get up a hill????
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Wait - Vegas could get up a hill????
Not without that switch!! Those old A-6 compressor sucked a bunch of HP out of those Vegas!

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Thanks Guys.

I found an adjustable vacuum switch in the garage and hooked it up.

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I started out this morning painting the window frame around my dining window.....finally it's done! Then I got a little time into the truck tack welding the B pillars back on. I then took off to the county fair, had a ball over there with the family.

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Finished getting the basement all cleared out. The destruc - er ahem, I mean CONtsruction crew will be here tomorrow at 8:00 AM to start ripping (and snorting and etc) to put in the heat pump, furnace etc. Another day of plus 30 hereabouts, so the air cond can't come soon enough.

Supposed to be all done by Friday!
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