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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Are you done yet?
    I don't understand, I'm unfamiliar with that term.
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    I got he cap put on the bowl and put 5 gal of water in to check for leaks, I had 3 small ones that were easily fixed. I used one of my donor furnace panels for the sheet metal for the cover and got it to fit pretty decent. I got some more welding and smoothing to do and I think I'll paint in black this time. I originally was going to plug weld it to the tank but now it's going to be more like a slip on cover.
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    That's looking nice Seth! We're having great cruising weather now. Aside from the Gail force winds but i'll take it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    That's looking nice Seth! We're having great cruising weather now. Aside from the Gail force winds but i'll take it.
    Same here, It always seems like it's windy as ever when we take Rita out. I gotta work Sat morning so it may or may not be ready by Sunday. Fastenall forgot to order my 1 inch split clamps to hold the rear sway from going side to side and I haven't gotten the oil changed yet which isn't so serious. It still has last years bugs on it too.
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    You guys are a week, maybe 10 days ahead of us.. I haven't even thought of "unwrapping" the coupe. Will have to replace the battery this year I think, I pulled it out to use it in the International for snow plow duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    Fastenall forgot to order my 1 inch split clamps to hold the rear sway from going side to side.........
    Recent conversation with local Fastenal:

    Me - Did the shims I ordered on Friday come in?

    Them - What shims?

    Me - The 5/8" x 1/8" slotted shims?

    Them - I guess we forgot to order them.

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    Hurry hurry, there's not much weekend left!

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    I'm so far ahead of schedule, I'm not sure what to do I backed Rita out about 3:00 and took it for a drive. The sway bar stiffened up the suspension quite a bit, the radio is working good, the driveshaft is running smooth, fuel pump is quiet and not sucking air. The only hiccup was it developed a miss on the engine and I unpluged the injectors and plugged them back in and that went away for now. I think it's the dirtiest it's ever been and then the gravel roads are like powder from all the farm machinery. We were going to take it out tonight and go for ice cream but we've both been running non stop all day so the couch sounded better.
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    Looks like a great place where you live! The biggest downside of living out in the country for me is that I'm a "clean tire/wheel fanatic"
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    Where we live, our wheels are definitely Dusty most of the time. When we take Rita out we usually hit the local car wash first and do a quick spot-free rinse.
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    I'm sure it is a dust bowl where you live. Right now I'm really hating that I haven't finished the exhaust on the 72. It dumps straight to the ground before the rear axle. well, it stirs up duet really bad. Makes it real fun backing a trailer into the wind. But, we might actually get some much needed RAIN this week. (It's in bold because it shouldn't be snow for a change.
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    We broke some untested ground with Rita on Saturday, we took it to Sioux Falls and on the way home we decided to take it on the interstate for the first time. I never could to it before because the driveshaft would vibrate over 65 mph. The SD speed limit is 80 mph and it passed the test with flying colors, even thought it was just a 10 mile stretch it cruised just fine at 80.
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    Very cool, it feels good to get the bugs worked out.
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    It is good to get some of these things off the list. Of course with speed comes more air noise, I think I need to install my outer door seals now. I notice a lot of air noise inside the door itself and I'm pretty sure it's going in through the door hinge holes and entering the inside of the door. I have the seals but never got around to putting them on because I never noticed it much before, but it sure seemed kinda noisy then.
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    I'm just setting here purely amazed that you've had 2 different engines in it and yet to drive it on the freeway at freeway speeds..................

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