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Old 02-26-2018, 03:24 AM
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Red drums are gone.
Tranny ready for assembly.
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Old 02-26-2018, 04:03 AM
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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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yeah its got a little 75hp 4cyl I dont know if it even has a 5spd. it is a lot fun to drive though.
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:59 AM
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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.
That's funny as h e ll made me laugh ..........

One could say diamond in the ruff ?

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Old 02-26-2018, 11:57 AM
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Red drums are gone.
Tranny ready for assembly.
Is that the ElCamino trans,,those things look alien to me ,i have built probably couple hundred or more chevy engines ,but never a transmission,,i have a friend who does it for a living so i just drop mine off and then pick it up ready to bolt in,
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:16 PM
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yeah its got a little 75hp 4cyl I dont know if it even has a 5spd. it is a lot fun to drive though.
They are a hell of a lot of fun to drive. I spent a lot of time in my youth driving them as my dad was a salemen with a bunch on the lot.

Very cool stuff!


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Old 02-26-2018, 12:47 PM
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Is that the ElCamino trans,,those things look alien to me ,i have built probably couple hundred or more chevy engines ,but never a transmission,,i have a friend who does it for a living so i just drop mine off and then pick it up ready to bolt in,
Yes. It's a TH350 from the El Camino.
Now, where did I leave that IKEA key?
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lol man that a messy pile of parts

from when i built mine


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Garage time has been in short supply since the 'old shop truck' was sent off to the painter's. So I have been creating garage projects to fill the waiting time. Here is what I did last weekend.

I didn't like the side mirrors that the golf cart shop was offering...they stuck out and looked like something off a semi truck. So in true hot rodder fashion I went out and bought a couple of swan neck peep mirrors. After looking at various locations with the wife, we decided on a location that would keep the mirros tucked in tight and out of the way when getting in and out of the cart. On Saturday, I dug around in my metal bin and pulled out a piece of 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" X 1/8" aluminum angle to fabricate a couple of brackets for the mirrors. I installed four rivenuts into the window frame on the cart. After painting the brackets satin black, I bolted everything together using SS buttonhead screws.
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Old 02-26-2018, 04:08 PM
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lol man that a messy pile of parts

from when i built mine
Ha....I used to do that. The first one I did was also a 350 about 12 years ago.


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Old 02-26-2018, 04:55 PM
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Got the pan bottom welded up and rough ground.
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:07 PM
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I hope you took advantage of the opportunity to shave in the reflection of that pan before it gets all dirty Pugsy.

I pretty much finalized my snorkels today but have to finish welding them and grind/file them. I just put new media in my sand plast cabinet. I would love to have the air cleaner ready to paint this week.

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What did I work on today? We are on our way with a purchase of a house to retire to in the Boise area of Idaho.

It just blows me away that a little over a month ago this wasn't even on my plate. I had thought of it of course but that was it. Then wham bam I am doing it and putting bids on houses that I loved and missing them and suddenly the actual purchase and spending money which was the first thing that was working on my gut didn't seem to be that big of a deal. After all the crap of loosing a number of houses we fell in love with this is going pretty smooth.

It just blows me away that for $250k I am buying a house that would cost over a million here!

Anyway, I am looking forward to this change in my life in a few years. I now will be jumping on the truck big time as I want at the very least a rolling project when I move there.

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My son and I modified the factory console in his Nova to install a BM Starshifter and made it look factory. Also installed the shifter, wired the neutral safety switch and backup lights. Plus we got it adjusted.
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What did I work on today? We are on our way with a purchase of a house to retire to in the Boise area of Idaho.

It just blows me away that a little over a month ago this wasn't even on my plate. I had thought of it of course but that was it. Then wham bam I am doing it and putting bids on houses that I loved and missing them and suddenly the actual purchase and spending money which was the first thing that was working on my gut didn't seem to be that big of a deal. After all the crap of loosing a number of houses we fell in love with this is going pretty smooth.

It just blows me away that for $250k I am buying a house that would cost over a million here!

Anyway, I am looking forward to this change in my life in a few years. I now will be jumping on the truck big time as I want at the very least a rolling project when I move there.

Brian
You will find it very exciting I know. Best of luck with it.

What is you hoped for time frame to make the move?

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You will find it very exciting I know. Best of luck with it.

What is you hoped for time frame to make the move?

John
About two years.

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