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Old 02-24-2018, 03:40 PM
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Yes it is. Neat stuff. I think this is my favorite thread. It is cool to see what everyone is getting done.

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Amazing stuff huh!

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Amazing stuff huh!

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Now, now, it's ok. We just weren't really into the red brake drums. I can live with them though. Not sure about Mitch.

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I bet that process was nerve wracking and slow, to prevent scratches..
I have always preferred an open day's work thread format, whether its everyone's or just mine. Wading through build threads with lengthy pauses can get monotonous and dull the action, and this way spurs more genuine interest because if you weren't paying attention you might miss juicy stuff. We ARE social networking here and its my pleasure to provide the frequent newsy tidbits that I do. I seem to get along with everyone a lot better since the barking next door stopped. Whew!

Now... Red drums are bling, no question. Now if they were a Super Powerful Intense orange, for example, things might be different.

Mitch I blinked and missed the 390 stab but he cheated and pulled the headers. Come to think of it I did not confirm that the trans is still attached. All together, yeah it was a booger coming out. I did not see a mark on anythng now though. Best I can tell, the original Footloose came in at 6:30 and had it in before the rest of the crew rolled in. He has been to handle it school. If you see him seem to struggle, its only because you're looking. Glance away and done. One thing I've learned is do not try to help. Only assist if called upon! None of the connections are made on the 390, I heard EFI swap anyway. So its just a 390 holder at the moment.
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My head isn't clear enough to do much of anything on this buying a house mode, HOLY CRAP is this kicking my ars!

We have put multiple bids on multiple house and came up empty handed, they are playing HARD BALL out there right now holy crap!


Just laid another, going way up on my offer this time, I really want this to end!


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Worst time of the year to be house hunting. For some reason, the market really heats up in the spring. If you aren't in dire need of getting this done now, wait until next fall.
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Worst time of the year to be house hunting. For some reason, the market really heats up in the spring. If you aren't in dire need of getting this done now, wait until next fall.
I think I would go more crazy watching the prices until then!

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Tranny fluid and filter change turned into a full rebuild.
Tranny is in the parts washer ready to go in the morning.
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:07 PM
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I have always preferred an open day's work thread format, whether its everyone's or just mine. Wading through build threads with lengthy pauses can get monotonous and dull the action, and this way spurs more genuine interest because if you weren't paying attention you might miss juicy stuff. We ARE social networking here and its my pleasure to provide the frequent newsy tidbits that I do. I seem to get along with everyone a lot better since the barking next door stopped. Whew!

Now... Red drums are bling, no question. Now if they were a Super Powerful Intense orange, for example, things might be different.

Mitch I blinked and missed the 390 stab but he cheated and pulled the headers. Come to think of it I did not confirm that the trans is still attached. All together, yeah it was a booger coming out. I did not see a mark on anythng now though. Best I can tell, the original Footloose came in at 6:30 and had it in before the rest of the crew rolled in. He has been to handle it school. If you see him seem to struggle, its only because you're looking. Glance away and done. One thing I've learned is do not try to help. Only assist if called upon! None of the connections are made on the 390, I heard EFI swap anyway. So its just a 390 holder at the moment.
Good to hear the barking is under control.

Those drums did look on the orange side to me...

When I dropped the 289/Tremec 5 speed in that '68 'Tang, I thought I was saving time by putting it all in at once. I had that sucker nearly standing on end to slide it in. THEN the next day I had to remove the trans for tunnel mods...3 TIMES. Should have just put the engine in alone to begin with.
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Good to hear the barking is under control.

Those drums did look on the orange side to me...

When I dropped the 289/Tremec 5 speed in that '68 'Tang, I thought I was saving time by putting it all in at once. I had that sucker nearly standing on end to slide it in. THEN the next day I had to remove the trans for tunnel mods...3 TIMES. Should have just put the engine in alone to begin with.
'Tang. Ha. I want to be an astronaut because TV says they get all the 'tang thay want. Heaping poonfuls, even. Wang dang! OK that was an attempt at humor. When we took the 390 out it was yeah an insane dangle angle with 3 of us guiding it. Footloose even schooled me on the lacquer thinner step of Lake ATF cleanup so I learned something.

I have some Pugs Pix I been meaning to dump hereabouts. No time like the present. This belongs to some kinfolk of mine, its a one family vehicle (I still dodge calling them car or truck) from California (with CA emissions), and optioned with a TH400 behind the 350. It might be worth a third of Pugsy's but his was a third of what boss is asking for his. Not making any point, just talking Camino junk while its a topic and I already heckled his thread kinda heavy. So here. I want one too. But I want a thirsty one that loafs a 13 or so. Left pedal and many inches please on mine.
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Old 02-24-2018, 06:04 PM
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Hey looky, heres some pics of that Chevelle's rust, that Slick is fixing. Footloose Bryan is getting mud on the 53 knocked out. These pics are varying amounts of days old. The patches really weren't worth a flip but suprise suprise, one of the drop offs fit fine. He does solid work here but wild crazy low truck builds at home.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:20 PM
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Only made it to the shop for about an hour and a half today but did get a long way toward making my second intake snorkel. As with most projects, the second one went much easier than the first.

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My head isn't clear enough to do much of anything on this buying a house mode, HOLY CRAP is this kicking my ars!

We have put multiple bids on multiple house and came up empty handed, they are playing HARD BALL out there right now holy crap!


Just laid another, going way up on my offer this time, I really want this to end!


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Brian.. Now you know you just have to dig a little deeper in your pockets !!!!!!!
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my ground on my tig was getting hot so I fixed it. Seems like the arc is so much more stable. Also, I got bad advice in using green tungstens for aluminum. They absolutely suck! The gold ones are the best for aluminum I realized. Because the green ones are so soft and burn up and turn to crap so quick I used a 3/32" tungsten and 4043 rod for .063" aluminum when I should have been using 1/16 tungsten and 5356. 5356 is a harder rod and it doesn't melt away and ball up, and the gold tungsten lasts longer so I can finally use the proper sized rod and tungsten and it welds so smooth on the thin stuff now. This is my second bead I've done in months. A little rusty on amp taper towards the end but timing is still there. Tomorrow I weld an aluminum skateboard I'm working on. This is just a test bead. Will run a few more tomorrow before doing the skateboard but it appears the welder and set up is running better than ever for .063". I'm pretty excited due to the trial and tribulations of tig welding.
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i have the lift in the shop for 2 more weeks before i have to give it up so for today i started a list of all the things i need to do that the car has to be on the lift for , when it comes off the lift im either going to chemical strip the car or scuff it and paint it i havent decided yet

nothing really major to do but i want to add tow hooks front and rear abd i need to cut and box the subframe in 2 places for clearance for dual 4 inch downpipes as im going to get rid of the front downpipe exits nw that i lowered the car they are just to close to the ground and i dont wanna cut hole sin the fenders
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I bought me a nice little Trimph Spitfire today......Well,OK, Its a P.O.S, but I have high expectations for it.
I'll be going up with the trailer tomorrow so I guess I have a little project car to post too.
Pictures tomorrow.
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I bought me a nice little Trimph Spitfire today......Well,OK, Its a P.O.S, but I have high expectations for it.
I'll be going up with the trailer tomorrow so I guess I have a little project car to post too.
Pictures tomorrow.
LOL, When I was in the Navy and stationed in Chicago I had a friend that took me home to Louisville in his '63 Spitfire. 6 hour drive at 70 mph and the tack sitting solidly on the orange line. It took it but goodness, that thing was just not built for interstate driving.

You could work a 4.3 v6 with 5 soeed into the build and have a cool little car.

We will be watching for updates!
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I haven't done crap but I did get out there and cleaned up my bench so I can get back to work.

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