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    Got the clutch linkage hooked up...no sweat! The throw-out bearing is just close to the fingers so I can still turn the bearing face with my finger through the peephole window. Getting about 1/2" travel with the clutch depressed with my hand. Should be enough to work the clutch properly? I guess so. Taking driveshaft over to Lakeland tomorrow to get shortened by 5/8". Then hook up all the stuff and get this thing on the road again! (Good Waylon and Willie song!)
    Weather is getting cool here in Fla tonight. Just perfect!
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    "Just can't wait to get on the road again"...

    Anxious to see a picture when it's back together and cruizin'!!!! Perseverance pays off again!
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    "Runnin' down the Highway, That's my way" Well, here's hopin' it all comes together this time!

    Keepin' my fingers crossed for you! LOL...

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    Just put on the exhaust system, re-filled the tranny to make up for the fluid I lost with the driveshaft out, charged the battery, hooked up the clutch linkage and everything is ok. Electrical on the engine is partially done, gas line is hooked up...almost ready to start. However, my wife and I have a slight case of food poisoning and am a little under the weather. Have to wait until tomorrow to crank this "muther" up! Still have to do the radiator and finish all the little things. "On the Road again....." Yeeee...Hawww!
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    UPdate: Got everything together and tried to crank it. Battery is possibly trash now...didn't have time to check it out but it turned over very slowly and volt meter on dash before cranking showed only about 10 volts. Bad cell or something...will check it out next monday.
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    Got new battery and engine cranked up just fine. The new clutch is great and shifts like hot knife through butter. In the driveway for now....not on the road yet. Having a little health problem right now. Get back with you'all later. Have a great Christmas !
    "The biggest worry is that my wife (when I am dead) will sell my HotRod and parts for what I said I paid for it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ford Guy View Post
    Got new battery and engine cranked up just fine. The new clutch is great and shifts like hot knife through butter. In the driveway for now....not on the road yet. Having a little health problem right now. Get back with you'all later. Have a great Christmas !
    That's great news on the project! Sounds exciting! Hope you get to feeling better too! I've been under the weather myself 8-(
    I hope you and yours have a GREAT Christmas Season!

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    Just got back from the hospital...two words....Kidney Stone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ford Guy View Post
    Just got back from the hospital...two words....Kidney Stone!
    About 20 years ago I suffered through one of those on a Friday evening The doc sent me home after diagnosis, but to return on Monday for more tests, etc. telling me to drink lots of fluids. I stopped at the local outlet on the way, bought a case of my favorite adult beverage and drank it. The stone passed during one of many trips to the pot, never had another.

    Good luck - hope yours goes away as easily. They do hurt
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    Got the front sheet metal back on this morning and gave the old gal a test drive. Everything worked fine...clutch seems to actuate properly and engine runs strong and smooth. Finally! Got to work Fri,Sat,Sun and then off to Costa Rica for a week of relaxation. Next Jan or maybe Feb at the latest, I'll pull the heads and intake and put the goodies on...then we'll really have some fun! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!
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    Great news!!! That thing fought you every step of the way, but ya whooped it!!! Have a fun vacation, hope you bring us back some nice pics, and hurry back to get all those goodies put on the flattie!!!!!
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    That is great news! Glad it finally saw things your way! LOL.. Enjoy your holiday(s) and the sunshine! I'll try to be patient for you to get back at it!

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    Just got in from Costa Rica....great time, but glad to get home to the truck. I will send a couple of pix tomorrow when I get time. Caught a cold from my wife, who got one 4 days ago. Oh boy, what fun! Can't wait to really put some miles on the new 4-speed and see how it feels. Like I said, probably Feb for the supercharger install. Everything is here, just need to place things where they need to be and hook 'em up! I will use the Holley 390 cfm for the install, as I know it works right. However, it is not modified to be used with the supercharger. The power valve will be all messed up, but from what I have read, it's not a real big deal. Later, I will put the 600 Holley on, and then finally, the 3 x 2's. That WILL require the hole in the hood, but with the new scoop, it will really be nice. It's kind of "over the top" with the scoop, but what the heck, it sure will attract attention driving down the road and at the old car show here in Davenport every 2nd Saturday....and it'll make me feel good. That's what it's all about, right? Also have a vacuum gauge and a A/F gauge to install. Hooked up the A/F sensor when I made the exhaust system.
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    Sounds like a plan! Should be a blast to go cruizin' with the 4 speed, then the blower will make it even more interesting!!!!!!! Waiting for the pics!!

    Other then the colds, how was the rest of the vacation? Got any good touristy pictures to put up for us????
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    You make me jealous with your trip to Costa Rica - my favorite Latin American country, that is but the scary airport(unless there is a new one now).

    Looking forward to seeing the blower on that flattie.
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