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Old 06-02-2020, 07:14 PM
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It would be fun to hear different people's definitions of cruising. Police near my home back in Texas had a sign. If seen passing a given point more than a given number of times within a given time span... thats cruising.

Is it only cruising if others see you?

Was I cruising when I commuted today?:
From my perspective.....

A car show is imdoors with displays for the soul purpose of winning trophies

A Rod run is a weeend (usually) event where you register your car for the activities, swap meet, and probably trophoes.

A cruise is where you go to meet up with like minded friends for no other reason than to enjoy the comradery and the cars. ...no trophies, no judging, no displays,.....just relaxing time spent with car and friends. Come and goes as you see fit.

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Old 06-02-2020, 09:16 PM
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I baked a cake today. Does that count for anything?

I actually did get to work on my top irons some too.

EXHAUST TOMORROW,

John
Whoa, mercy! That looks good. As do them irons. Looking forward to a good report on the pipes, pun intended.

I might walk by a pie but will always take the cake.

It was just better when you didn't have to pick a spot and name the event, you just gesture to a buddy you pass by then you spend a half hour door to door bs-ing until you see someone else you want to holler at and one of you parks yours there. Thats just gone though. Sparsely populated country roads can still be had though, so I guess my focus is scratching that V8 itch in places that, if you look around at the whole scene including dash, could be 30 years ago. I like that. Just going down the road. Occasionally doing things loud enough to stir the cattle or clear birds off a power line.

Graping home was a pleasure as always. Nice weather. Couple good 2nd scratches, ah. She does need brake work.
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I baked a cake today. Does that count for anything?

I actually did get to work on my top irons some too.

EXHAUST TOMORROW,

John
Mmmmmmmmmm Chocolate Cake
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Whoa, mercy! That looks good. As do them irons. Looking forward to a good report on the pipes, pun intended.

I might walk by a pie but will always take the cake.

It was just better when you didn't have to pick a spot and name the event, you just gesture to a buddy you pass by then you spend a half hour door to door bs-ing until you see someone else you want to holler at and one of you parks yours there. Thats just gone though. Sparsely populated country roads can still be had though, so I guess my focus is scratching that V8 itch in places that, if you look around at the whole scene including dash, could be 30 years ago. I like that. Just going down the road. Occasionally doing things loud enough to stir the cattle or clear birds off a power line.

Graping home was a pleasure as always. Nice weather. Couple good 2nd scratches, ah. She does need brake work.
Just for kicks the other day I tried the thing I used to do with the bucket, with my truck. Brought it up easy to where it shifted in to second and stomped it. Yeah, got a good tire squeal and even a chirp when it hit second again. The old 98 Silverado runs good. 5.7 totally stock Vortec. No cats, no EGR, dual 2-1/2 input large flowmaster muffler with 2-1/2 tailpipe out of a 3" output. Only mod is I replaced the old injection spider a couple years ago with the new style when I built a refreshed engine. About 17,000 miles on the engine now. I refer to the truck as old red. Zero rust Florida truck.
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Just for kicks the other day I tried the thing I used to do with the bucket, with my truck. Brought it up easy to where it shifted in to second and stomped it. Yeah, got a good tire squeal and even a chirp when it hit second again. The old 98 Silverado runs good. 5.7 totally stock Vortec. No cats, no EGR, dual 2-1/2 input large flowmaster muffler with 2-1/2 tailpipe out of a 3" output. Only mod is I replaced the old injection spider a couple years ago with the new style when I built a refreshed engine. About 17,000 miles on the engine now. I refer to the truck as old red. Zero rust Florida truck.



Ya, sure ya got a nice red, rust free truck. I ain't seen no pics....can't be true.....ha..
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Made it to the muffler shop in Dayton, Tn without getting any tickets today. Jimmy is my wife's nephew and really does some nice work.

I took pictures when it went on the lift but forgot to take pictures of the finished job.





I drove it over to the shop just in case we got pulled over for the straight pipes but Steve drove it home and I got to enjoy the ride.



I had Jimmy drop the tail pipes out behind the rear wheels sort like a Chevelle would be done. You can see them peeking out in this picture.

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Just for kicks the other day I tried the thing I used to do with the bucket, with my truck. Brought it up easy to where it shifted in to second and stomped it. Yeah, got a good tire squeal and even a chirp when it hit second again. The old 98 Silverado runs good. 5.7 totally stock Vortec. No cats, no EGR, dual 2-1/2 input large flowmaster muffler with 2-1/2 tailpipe out of a 3" output. Only mod is I replaced the old injection spider a couple years ago with the new style when I built a refreshed engine. About 17,000 miles on the engine now. I refer to the truck as old red. Zero rust Florida truck.
Its just good to confirm that all systems are "Go!" once in awhile. There was a longbed 4.3 auto S-15 that I drove back when it was almost new, making paint deliveries in Shreveport. Where they were made. Anyhoo, it came with 14"s I think... and would rip these unholy scandalous second gear scratches. Seemed alarmingly zippy at the time but man being on the gas for the 1-2 was a sure chirp.

My 69 used to be that way. Now the pavement has to be hot. The GTP used to lite em up anytime you stomp it up until 45 or so.

Loafing to a dragstrip and laying down a handful of 15s in other cars I've had was fun #1. Fun #2 is practicing launches. For just in case of stoplight grand prixs. Fun #3 is shakedown of fresh performance mod. Cruising is behind all that.

So is it the big trucky spread between 700R first and second gear that gives them that big wallop? Thats what I figure.
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Ya, sure ya got a nice red, rust free truck. I ain't seen no pics....can't be true.....ha..
Just got to get them off of my phone.. Too lazy to do that right now.
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Old 06-04-2020, 04:18 PM
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Its just good to confirm that all systems are "Go!" once in awhile. There was a longbed 4.3 auto S-15 that I drove back when it was almost new, making paint deliveries in Shreveport. Where they were made. Anyhoo, it came with 14"s I think... and would rip these unholy scandalous second gear scratches. Seemed alarmingly zippy at the time but man being on the gas for the 1-2 was a sure chirp.

My 69 used to be that way. Now the pavement has to be hot. The GTP used to lite em up anytime you stomp it up until 45 or so.

Loafing to a dragstrip and laying down a handful of 15s in other cars I've had was fun #1. Fun #2 is practicing launches. For just in case of stoplight grand prixs. Fun #3 is shakedown of fresh performance mod. Cruising is behind all that.

So is it the big trucky spread between 700R first and second gear that gives them that big wallop? Thats what I figure.
That's what I figure too. Upshift is factory set at 5100 rpm. 3.73 posi rear gears help too. Stepside bed fenders are plastic or fiberglass as well. I can lightly brake it from a stop and smoke both rear tires for what seems like 100 feet or more, then I start thinking about the cost of rubber.
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Just got to get them off of my phone.. Too lazy to do that right now.



I've been feeling lazy ever since this stupid virus started.
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I've been feeling lazy ever since this stupid virus started.
I had my antidepressant changed yesterday, but come to think of it I started getting depressed the same time as the virus hit. Didn't see the connection.
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Pics of "old red"

Honest . The pics show up right side up in my photos app. I don't know how to fix them
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I managed to sneak down stairs while Barb took a nap. Checked fluids under the hood and added some PS fluid.

Also, set the toe in with a 60 yard stick. (That's an oxymoron) It was out quite a bit and I am looking forward to driving the car. Hopefully, that will improve the "wandering."
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Nice...and stepside to boot.........









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I managed to sneak down stairs while Barb took a nap. Checked fluids under the hood and added some PS fluid.

Also, set the toe in with a 60 yard stick. (That's an oxymoron) It was out quite a bit and I am looking forward to driving the car. Hopefully, that will improve the "wandering."

Toe out will definitely cause wandering. I like 1/16" toe in with radials. When I took a course on alignment 50 years ago I learned that for each 1/8" your toe in is off is equivalent to dragging your tires sideways 14 feet for each mile you drive.

Now, what did I have for breakfast ?
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