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Old 11-25-2017, 10:20 AM
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Run the boards thru? Surely, you jest....the tops are wavy as all get out now. Perfect.

I've been hand planing the edges for glue up this morning, and it's going very well.
Unless of course preserving the waves is a thing, I would have the sticky continuous roll sandpaper out and be using the boards to block each other.

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Old 11-25-2017, 10:42 AM
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Still laying low today but might stoke up the 455 for some V8 noise this afternoon. Trying to give hands and feet a rest here. Reflecting on tidbits of conversations from the turkey eat, I am prompted to correct a couple recent statements made here. I had said my Dad had an old pic of a neighbor's Crosley Hot Shot, and also poked fun at my not-rod heritage telling of days when Dad had a Citation and Mom had a Pinto. But that WAS Dad's Hotshot, and it had a 60 degree Ford V8. Another converstional tangent led to him blurting the sentence "When I channeled my Model A, I had to put a fuel pump on it" and here I stand, corrected. Paw was never much on things that yank or go bang, but he sure was a young man during the heyday of automotive freedom. He can still figure out just about anything, and enjoys fixing a good mess.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:46 AM
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loading boxes to take out and load into the guns , and fuse everything up
box 1 of 5


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Wondered if you was able to touch off all that ordnance without a hitch. Reckon we'll check with the morgue in another 24 if there's no word from ya.
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:28 AM
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Wondered if you was able to touch off all that ordnance without a hitch. Reckon we'll check with the morgue in another 24 if there's no word from ya.
Or just wait till the bits and pieces flutter down.

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Old 11-25-2017, 12:33 PM
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Or just wait till the bits and pieces flutter down.

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Lets just hope theres no festive pink confetti in the next batch of vids.
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:09 PM
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disposing of leftovers today

ps crank the sound and bass and enjoy , even at a few hundred yards away the shockwave still hit ya hard, sound on video does not do this any justice

my camera didnt record the big thanksgiving day stuff but my friend got it on his cell , when he comes over ill grab the video off his phone onto my pc

i did have an accident witht he big one but noone hurt and nothing serious , ill post pictures of the aftermath ina bit
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:14 PM
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video from accident
premature shell burst at :13 seconds

aftermath after i put everything in a pile today



debri field , i found stuff another 50-75 ft away



^^ and thats why spectators are kept atleast 1/4 mile away from shoot site
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:21 PM
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Dadgum, them are like Godzilla walking. Big hefty stomp on the ground, eh? Nice. You certainly have the room for the shenanigans you enjoy, I know I am jealous of the open space you roam. As far as safety goes, we would expect no less from you.
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Dadgum, them are like Godzilla walking. Big hefty stomp on the ground, eh? Nice. You certainly have the room for the shenanigans you enjoy, I know I am jealous of the open space you roam. As far as safety goes, we would expect no less from you.
the video/audio from my cellphone does not do this justice , this lil stuff this morning was heard aprox 4.5 miles away , i know because i got a phone call right after it was done going off
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I went all over town today trying to find someone who had a 5-pin relay with a weather proof pigtail, but no joy. I ended up ordering from Summit. Easy afternoon in the shop rotating tires, setting air pressure, and general undercar inspection on the Z-28, and helping with front shocks on the daughter's boyfriend's car.

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had to unwind after all the excitement
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We hit 57 today, so not much car work got done. Still finalizing fall clean up and getting ready for winter. We had an unseasonably cold and wet October, so I'm still behind. Cleaned up the lawn tractor and removed the battery, stored the son's motorcycle, cleaned most of the gutters, again, put up some Christmas lights...sheese, how did I have time to work all those years ?
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Located a pair of front fenders and hood today. Turned out a young friend had them and made me a pretty good offer. This is a really good thing!

Another friend just bought a 32 Ford 2 door yesterday. I just had to go see it today. It has been painted for 25 years and looks like it was painted last week. What an awsome ride!. It is a virgin, non chopped body and even has really good origional Ford fenders......Melvin is a blessed man.:

Heat, air, horn, P-brake, P-seats, P-windows, You name it, it's got it and every button including the air works like it should. WOW!

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Got up early and took the wife's F150 down to a shop this morning. I did not want to do this, as I wanted to do the work myself! The trans a 4R70W was leaking a significant amount of fluid out of the bell housing.

I figure it is front pump seal and I was set to do it here. I bought a nice tall lift transmission jack to help remove the trans. I put the truck on my platform lift and had it in the air ready to pull the trans. I went out to start on the job and then I realized I may be biting off too much to chew this time.

I have been getting by in my shop using my wheelchair, and I can get up and make a few steps when necessary but can't stand any length of time. Well in the last year my bone disease has all but zapped my ability to get up and out of my chair very many times in a day let alone take steps as I would have to to pull this trans even with help.

Working on this outside in the rain adds to the "What am I thinking of" feeling. It hurts but I am going to sub out this work. While looking around the underneath of the truck, I noted a significant amount of motor oil leaking also from somewhere under the right cylinder head. I was hoping it was valve covers.

So I dropped it off this morning to have the trans leak fixed and oil leak looked into and the manager called me this evening and said the trans work was not going to be as bad as I was thinking. However he said they found the oil leak and it is not the valve cover, but at the right cylinder head. Oh crap looks like head gasket again 4k miles ago it was all new. Hmmmm. That is going to hit the ouch budget. Will this thing run me broke??

So 10 days from now, I am supposed to bring a large sum of money, in a plain brown paper bag, I will also have to add a 3rd round draft pick to be named later to boot!

Never thought it would come to this, but I guess sometimes you have to let go.. It is hard when you are used to tackling the big ones, now I just set on the bench as an observer.

Here is the upside. I will dedicate this repair to Small Business Saturday. This shop is a local shop not far from home and not a chain store so at least someone is making some wages..
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Located a pair of front fenders and hood today. Turned out a young friend had them and made me a pretty good offer. This is a really good thing!

Another friend just bought a 32 Ford 2 door yesterday. I just had to go see it today. It has been painted for 25 years and looks like it was painted last week. What an awsome ride!. It is a virgin, non chopped body and even has really good origional Ford fenders......Melvin is a blessed man.:

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