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Old 05-13-2012, 04:54 PM
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Well today my brother came over to try and fine tune my Rambler to achieve better gas mileage and I think we got it nailed. We then turned our attention to my Gran Sport top iron alignment. He had one of these cars and I don't remember doing this top, don't remember a darn thing. So I asked him how he remembered we did a few things on it. Right off the top of his head me mentioned something and it was really odd, about a set screw that I forgot was even there (it's pretty hidden) and there is nothing about it in the manual. He mentioned this, I took an allen to it and one other thing and wham I had gotten something done that I hadn't been able to before he mentioned that!

It was really cool, and like he said, "Damn I can't remember my wife's birthday but I remember that obscure tiny detail on something I worked on 30 years ago!

I said "What's more important, my Gran Sport or your wife's birthday"? LOL

Brian
That's incredible! I can't remember where I put something yesterday...
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:55 PM
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Today, I worked on visiting my mother. I am lucky enough to have her around to visit. Today, she told me about the first time she met my dad, who died last year, and about their wedding day. Today was a great day.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:32 PM
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Yes sir, mine is gone 9 years ago and my wife's left us this past July. I started the day waiting on my wife (as I usually do on the weekends anyway) and we went to visit our mothers and grand mothers graves and went out to lunch. It's been a very good day, but nothing got done on the car and it's fine with me.

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:32 PM
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Spent the day with my wife also. Neither of us still have our mothers and our only daughter is out of town. Had good day. Ordered 2 Fisher R60SL pens that Dan TwoLakes recommended for marking on vinyl. Life is good. We are blessed.

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:42 AM
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Both of my parents passed away in 1972 at the age of 63, of different causes, when I was 20. My wife's dad passed away January 26th , and her mom passed away yesterday morning at 7:15 AM . She was 89, and got to spend mother's day with her Lord and Savior. Now she has all of eternity to rejoice. She will be missed, until we meet again.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:47 AM
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I know she will be missed but what a blessing that you and your wife know where she spent mothers day.

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Wow, God bless her and your wife for her loss.

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Thanks guys. My wife is meeting with her brother at the funeral home in a few minutes to make final arrangements. Later she will be practicing singing with a couple that she has been lifelong friends with. They will be singing at her mother's funeral, as they did at her dad's funeral a few month's ago. Gotta give the lady credit for being able to do that. She loved both of her parents sooooo much, as they did her.
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We will pray for her to have strength and piece for the next few days. Please extend our sympathy from the Guys on the forum.......
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Yet another day sitting at the hospital. My uncle is here for an infusion. Did pick up some small pieces of hardware to get the tank and fuel line mounted. After all this sitting and waiting I am going to try and get some rest and then get the tank mounted.
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Any day we have with good health is a blessing, that's for sure.

Last night I came home to mow the lawns and a few other things and after I was done I went to put my five minutes in on the Gran Sport and ended up with a half hour or more. I have been taking photos and I plan on writing a "Basics" on this project but to tell you the truth I am jumping around so much not knowing myself (this is uncharted territory for me) my "Basics" is going to look like the one I did on the pump/motor, basically just demystifying it more than teaching anything.
But anyway, in that half hour I really got something done and I am very happy with how well the top fits (on one side, now the other side) along with the windows. I am thrilled in fact, a few days ago I didn't think it possible. So things are going well.

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Ah, The joy of one little set screw Brian. I went to Nashville and picked up my (New to me) Adler 267 sewing machine which has been in the shop getting refurbished. Sure seems to be a sweet machine. I had ordered some prints from Shutterfly to put together a build scrap book for the a roadster. Been a good day. Wish I knew everyone could have had a good day.

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That sounds like a good day!

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Old 05-20-2012, 08:30 AM
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I got some new (to me) bucket seats installed in the pickup yesterday. They're out of a BMW.

Today, a guy is supposed to be dropping off a core and chromed 700r4 case for rebuilding.
This may be interesting to see.
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