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Old 05-09-2018, 08:17 PM
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John, keep an eye peeled for my friends Joe in the fresh red '60 Biscayne, Gary in the yellow / gold Mustang, Jerry in the red /white 69 Camaro, and Alvin in the orange Roadrunner.
I screen printed this so I can call them by name.

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John, I'll be nowhere near you sitting on my green John Deere mower.

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My green John Deere is a 1977 with an old cast iron Kohler motor. It doesn't know it is supposed to wear out.

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My green John Deere is a 1977 with an old cast iron Kohler motor. It doesn't know it is supposed to wear out.

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My oldest JD has a Kawasaki. Darn good engine!

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My green John Deere is a 1977 with an old cast iron Kohler motor. It doesn't know it is supposed to wear out.

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Thought to myself: These are not cars John would spend time looking at.

Thought of asking your shirt size and making it a scavenger hunt where you go around saying "I drive junk" to people. To get a freebie if you find the boss.

But I have no idea if you'll spot 'em. They usually park adjacent and have shade set up nearby but I don't know if wives are going. Only thing there I worked on is the '60 and I've only met that couple a few times. None of them probably know me by idrivejunk but they know I take lots of pics and share with web friends. Most of all, have a good time and come back still in good shape, sir.
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Any update? it's been over a week without news!
Finally..... someone else asked. For some of us this is the only auto porn show we watch, waiting for new episodes is all we have. I'm sure the next one will be worth the wait. I guess this is the price you pay when your a star Long John.
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You guys don't want to see an update nearly as badly as I do. i have not even pulled the masking tape off the old girl yet. I am a little nervouse about that too.

I have spent a few days on vacation, two days making my Snapper riding mower run to sell it, Two days servicing my badly neglected '36 Ford to get it ready to go to Nashville. In general, trying to catch up on all the necesary drudgery I have been ignoring for so long.

Hopefully, this coming week will see renewed activity. I appriciate the motivation everone provides me. It is cool to think anyone notices how often I post an update.

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You know John, on that subject of updates and all that, it's amazing what you have gotten done. It's funny, once in a while I click on this thread wrong and it starts at the beginning. Every time I see your car sitting there the way you go it I always am taken aback by how far it's came.

Right on! And I will say it again, this is the best thread ever on Hotrodders.com

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You know John, on that subject of updates and all that, it's amazing what you have gotten done. It's funny, once in a while I click on this thread wrong and it starts at the beginning. Every time I see your car sitting there the way you go it I always am taken aback by how far it's came.

Right on! And I will say it again, this is the best thread ever on Hotrodders.com

Brian
I do know this. We have had some good chuckles as well as technical conversations over these many moons. I have enjoyed it immensly. I appreciate all who have and do participate in it.

Every once in a while I go back through parts of it. For example, I recently reviewed making that rear quarter panel. That was a first for me. Just think what I could have done if it was my fifteenth. It is a shame you can't have the same skill set at 25 years of age you have at 72.

The 25 year olds today do have a wealth of information and training material at their finger tips though. We old guys would have given our right arms for that information 50 years ago.

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I do know this. We have had some good chuckles as well as technical conversations over these many moons. I have enjoyed it immensly. I appreciate all who have and do participate in it.

Every once in a while I go back through parts of it. For example, I recently reviewed making that rear quarter panel. That was a first for me. Just think what I could have done if it was my fifteenth. It is a shame you can't have the same skill set at 25 years of age you have at 72.

The 25 year olds today do have a wealth of information and training material at their finger tips though. We old guys would have given our right arms for that information 50 years ago.

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Amen!

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I do know this. We have had some good chuckles as well as technical conversations over these many moons. I have enjoyed it immensly. I appreciate all who have and do participate in it.

Every once in a while I go back through parts of it. For example, I recently reviewed making that rear quarter panel. That was a first for me. Just think what I could have done if it was my fifteenth. It is a shame you can't have the same skill set at 25 years of age you have at 72.

The 25 year olds today do have a wealth of information and training material at their finger tips though. We old guys would have given our right arms for that information 50 years ago.

John
I have told the story before how when I got my 48 Chevy pickup and planned on chopping it and my God mothers son was a serious hot rodder (still is) and had a friend who chopped one of these trucks. He gave me his phone number and I drove with my mom riding with me in her 68 Impala convertible through a canyon over into "the valley" to this guys house. He showed me his truck along with the Rod and Custom issue showing the Dream truck being chopped. That is how I learned what to do, I came home and chopped it. Can you imagine the difference today! OMG there are probably 50 Youtube videos showing how to do it and you could sit and watch them over and over before you even took a saw blade to your truck!

It is wild how different it is!

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Every once in a while I go back through parts of it. For example, I recently reviewed making that rear quarter panel. That was a first for me. Just think what I could have done if it was my fifteenth. It is a shame you can't have the same skill set at 25 years of age you have at 72.

The 25 year olds today do have a wealth of information and training material at their finger tips though. We old guys would have given our right arms for that information 50 years ago.

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That is so very true.


I'm just old enough to remember before the internet really made information readily available.
Library, magazines, friends, etc... were the only ways to do research. All of middle school and most of jr high was done that way. It wasn't until about high school that the internet was becoming readily available.


But, on the other side of that, there's a LOT of really bad information available on the internet. Some of it is just completely wrong, some of it is incomplete.
So, in a way, the internet made things more difficult, too. Now when you read something, you have to be even more careful to evaluate the information for factual basis, applicability, and accuracy.
At least to be published in a magazine or book you had editors and others that would (or at least should) evaluate the writing before letting it loose on the public.




Not that talking to people in person is 100% reliable. But at least you can evaluate them as a whole and that helps determine if they really know what they're talking about.
Someone at a track told me to 'put resistors on my injectors to make the truck think it was at high altitude and give more fuel'. He couldn't tell me if the resistors were supposed to be parallel to, or in series with, the injectors, what value they were, or how changing the circuit on a controller output would change the input data.
He didn't know what he was talking about, so I smiled, said 'bye', and drove on.
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That is so very true.


I'm just old enough to remember before the internet really made information readily available.
Library, magazines, friends, etc... were the only ways to do research. All of middle school and most of jr high was done that way. It wasn't until about high school that the internet was becoming readily available.


But, on the other side of that, there's a LOT of really bad information available on the internet. Some of it is just completely wrong, some of it is incomplete.
So, in a way, the internet made things more difficult, too. Now when you read something, you have to be even more careful to evaluate the information for factual basis, applicability, and accuracy.
At least to be published in a magazine or book you had editors and others that would (or at least should) evaluate the writing before letting it loose on the public.




Not that talking to people in person is 100% reliable. But at least you can evaluate them as a whole and that helps determine if they really know what they're talking about.
Someone at a track told me to 'put resistors on my injectors to make the truck think it was at high altitude and give more fuel'. He couldn't tell me if the resistors were supposed to be parallel to, or in series with, the injectors, what value they were, or how changing the circuit on a controller output would change the input data.
He didn't know what he was talking about, so I smiled, said 'bye', and drove on.
Absolutely correct. I have noticed, you had better be very careful and evaluate the people making the Youtube videos. They range from excellent to completely ridiculous. Caution is required but at least there is a medium available for people to post what they have learned. I watch a lot of YouTube stuff.

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WaaaHoooo! Got back to the shop today.

I finished sanding the body filler on the firewall and started sanding the three coats of SPI Epoxy with 180 grit.

It builds enough that I was impressed at how many of the small flaws it is taking care of. I believe I am going to finish sanding the cowl assembly, fix the spots I see, shoot three more coats, then glaze the remaining flaws and re-sand with 180. At that point, a couple of coats of 2k surfacer should finish the job.....Maybe a couple final coats of epoxy instead of 2k surfacer. We will see about that.

The filler is roughed in with 80 grit.



Started blocking the top of the cowl and hand sanding the rest of it with 180 dry. If you look closely you will see pieces of masking tape I stuck on places that needed a little filler or other attention.

Considering, there was a good deal of patching done on the cowl and windshield frame I am very pleased. Up till now, no filler has been used. The patches have just been welded and ground. it is very satisfying to see it coming together.



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Finished sanding the cowl with 180 dry and began mudding the small imperfections that will be seen with the hood up.

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Wow, I didn't realize how bright red that primer is! Looking great, John.
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Daaaaamn it's neat to see that car getting some primer on it! I can't wait to be there myself, I have been fantasizing about it!

Ohhhh yeah primer, primer, ohhhhhh, primer.

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