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Old 05-06-2016, 11:30 PM
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Did some cleaning and polishing on the Austin today! Hitting the street at 5:30 a.m. to get a decent spot at Portland Transmission's annual show! Probably be 700-900 cars parked on every street within walking distance of their shop!
Lots of car stuff in the Portland/Vancouver area. I miss it.........

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Did some cleaning and polishing on the Austin today! Hitting the street at 5:30 a.m. to get a decent spot at Portland Transmission's annual show! Probably be 700-900 cars parked on every street within walking distance of their shop!
Who the heck gets up that early for a car show...

My wife says I'm loco for leaving here by 3am for BTTF..

Gonna expect pics !!
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Well you wouldn't believe the amount of body mods he's had to do to get the SBC in there, and still have some sort of foot wells! Not to mention clearance for the fenderwell headers, a new column and snaked around D shafts to get to the straight axle. I'm amazed that the only major body mod showing are his custom fender flares in the rear to help hide the big tires!
But it's going to be super cool with a well built 355 SBC, and twin Holley 650's sticking through the hood on a tunnel ram!
Yea ,with the straight axle I would require more fab work, Most around here buy a Fox body mustang and use nmotor trans and rear,,and a couple even install the front suspension,as they fir better than a sbc,the dist and exaust seems to be the problem on the sbc,so they use 78-85 cutlass manifolds from a 305 they dump in correct location ,it is much easier if you don't have to have headers,which in the gasser it would be a must,mabe even fenderwell,
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Old 05-07-2016, 01:34 PM
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Lots of car stuff in the Portland/Vancouver area. I miss it.........

John
Yes, truly a busy time after this season opener! Forecast was fantastic, with high of 86 degrees predicted. So even getting there early wasn't early enough to get too close! Turnout was huge, with everyone showing changes they made, or new car builds! As good as it gets!
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Yea ,with the straight axle I would require more fab work, Most around here buy a Fox body mustang and use nmotor trans and rear,,and a couple even install the front suspension,as they fir better than a sbc,the dist and exaust seems to be the problem on the sbc,so they use 78-85 cutlass manifolds from a 305 they dump in correct location ,it is much easier if you don't have to have headers,which in the gasser it would be a must,mabe even fenderwell,
Yep, you pretty much nailed it! In some ways a gasser is easier, but they also bring up other issues not found in a straight V8 swap.
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Worked on reshaping the foam on the interior to get some of the thickness out.

Built and installed a new battery box.

And installed the luggage rack on the fiberglass bed cover. The rack is a Vette C3 style.

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I got some blocking in the walls and two bathtubs installed.
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Yea ,with the straight axle I would require more fab work, Most around here buy a Fox body mustang and use nmotor trans and rear,,and a couple even install the front suspension,as they fir better than a sbc,the dist and exaust seems to be the problem on the sbc,so they use 78-85 cutlass manifolds from a 305 they dump in correct location ,it is much easier if you don't have to have headers,which in the gasser it would be a must,mabe even fenderwell,


This is the easy way,,but would cost a little more
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Being Mother's Day, we went to breakfast with my wife, daughter, and granddaughter. Got home, and my wife and I took the Austin for a short drive just because it was nice weather. Had the Falcon parked on the front lawn (it's just easier to shuffle it there) and we were sitting in the house watching TV, when we heard a couple voices talking right outside? I looked out the window to see two guys standing in my front yard, and one of them has the car cover pulled up, trying to look under it!! I walked outside, and he dropped the car cover. I told him that pulling up the car cover without asking, was like lifting my wife's skirt. So if he didn't want to end up with an angry husband, he should ask before stepping on my property and lifting the cover on my car.
Geez. Can't believe the nerve of some guys.
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There's so little respect for other peoples property anymore...
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:16 AM
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Being Mother's Day, we went to breakfast with my wife, daughter, and granddaughter. Got home, and my wife and I took the Austin for a short drive just because it was nice weather. Had the Falcon parked on the front lawn (it's just easier to shuffle it there) and we were sitting in the house watching TV, when we heard a couple voices talking right outside? I looked out the window to see two guys standing in my front yard, and one of them has the car cover pulled up, trying to look under it!! I walked outside, and he dropped the car cover. I told him that pulling up the car cover without asking, was like lifting my wife's skirt. So if he didn't want to end up with an angry husband, he should ask before stepping on my property and lifting the cover on my car.
Geez. Can't believe the nerve of some guys.
On the same respect, choose the hill you want to die on. I mean in your head too, don't let it bother you, it really depends on their intent. To just check out a cool car and be on their way, what the heck, it's not a big deal. You know what I mean?

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Yesterday Nick and I got out there and removed a bunch of the suspension. The front strut rod was one of the fights because I had welded the nut on there after he whacked the curb a few months ago. I didn't know how I was going to do it being it was tucked up into that bracket like it was, a cut of disc was about it but they had to be worn smaller discs as the new one wouldn't have fit up in there. As I was about to start with the disc it hit me to give the saw a try. I figured it was too hard a metal and would be a pain, but it worked like a charm!

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What brand of saw is that you used? I had bad luck with the Harbor fright one I had and am still looking for a good one!
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There's so little respect for other peoples property anymore...
There are too many shows like Counts Customs where they start milling about in someones yard not respecting any ones private property. then chasing people down expecting them to be happy to pull over for some complete strangers and hand them the keys.

Respecting others property and privacy has been instilled in my mind ever since I can remember. It is NOT KOOL to wander in like you own the place without first asking permission!!

Where I live in the sticks we don't get many wanderers here and each and everyone whom was not invited that shows up, gets a shotgun escort to the road and politely told if they return I will chase their rears all the way down the road with more than a shotgun.
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There are too many shows like Counts Customs where they start milling about in someones yard not respecting any ones private property. then chasing people down expecting them to be happy to pull over for some complete strangers and hand them the keys.

Respecting others property and privacy has been instilled in my mind ever since I can remember. It is NOT KOOL to wander in like you own the place without first asking permission!!

Where I live in the sticks we don't get many wanderers here and each and everyone whom was not invited that shows up, gets a shotgun escort to the road and politely told if they return I will chase their rears all the way down the road with more than a shotgun.
I agree about Count Customs,that might work in Vegas but NEVER in these Appalachian mountians of Grorgia,
which most of it is Staged,because someone has to be holding the camera in another car.
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