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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy View Post
    When driving the Cobra in the rain it's alright if you're driving into the rain, as it goes over the top of your head.
    Different story if you're driving with the weather; you get wetter than a wet thing in water.
    But even when driving into the rain it tracks around the edge of the windscreen, down your leg, and fills your boot.
    I remember driving through the Awakino Gorge in rain some years back, stopped to gas up at Otorohonga, got out of the car on the forecourt, took my boot off, and poured the water out.
    The forecourt attendant took one look at this unsmiling long-haired leather-clad hot-rodder, clapped her hand over her mouth, and headed for the back of the shop with her shoulders shaking.
    The lengths I go to to amuse people.
    jb, your story took me back to 2014 when Susan & I visited NZ, and you'd registered us for your NZ NSRA annual gathering. Lots of good cars, even more great people, and a different approach to NSRA than we have! But the thing that your story brought back was the last day, when we awoke to a steady, heavy rain, and folks were packing up after breakfast to head home. One was this Cobra, sans top! Now in this picture the owner is bundled up for the brisk temperatures, but that morning he and his wife had matching insulated rain suits, complete with tight hoods, goggles and built in communications! I wish I'd gotten a picture of them as they headed out!

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    Sorry for the hijack, Driver50x!
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    That's 'RJ' Frampton. He's still got that car, but he's traded his missus in for a newer model.
    He's one of the funniest (as in humour,) guys I know. He'll pass some innocuous comment completely deadpan, it takes a second or two for it to sink in; and you whistle around and say "What did you just say?" when you realise that it's the most outrageous thing you've ever heard.
    What we Kiwis call a real hard-case bastard.
    I've known the man thirty years; and still don't know what the 'RJ' means or stands for.

    (Sorry about the hijack...blame Roger...he made me do it...)

    (...and that car too is a Berry and Chung kitset...)
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    Lol, I just now saw these last two comments. Never apologize for hijacking my thread. It’s all part of the fun!
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    I just rolled over 10,000 miles on my T-Bucket. I’ve been having a blast with this thing. Next month I’m going to drive it up for the last two days of the Hot Rod Power Tour. Starting from my house in Florida, up to Montgomery, Alabama, then to Pensacola, then to Atlanta, then back home. Is anyone else going on the Power Tour?
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    10,000 miles and having a blast?
    Good one you!
    That's what rodding is all about.

    Get your rod out and play with it!

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    '51 Ford school bus. Chev 400 ci Vortec 5 sp manual + Gearvendors 2sp, 2000 Chev lwb dually chassis and axles.
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    Glad to hear you driving the crap out of it. You put 10k on in a hurry! Right now I'm pretty close to you with Rita but still about 5 hours away in Panama City. Ours reads a bit over 17k on the way down here and will add about 1400 or or so by the time we get back. I would love to hit the power tour for a stretch but a little closer to Iowa. Your pretty lucky to have it stop in your home town
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    Sounds like you built a good one. Nice accomplishment! Not very many hot rods, IMO, pro or home built are as usable.

    I love to see a great paint job, killer engine or interior just as much as everyone else, but the rods that get actually driven are much cooler!

    Congrats! Have fun on the Power Tour! Just make sure you don't have an overheating problem. Traffic on the PT can be brutal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver50x View Post
    I just rolled over 10,000 miles on my T-Bucket. Iíve been having a blast with this thing. Next month Iím going to drive it up for the last two days of the Hot Rod Power Tour. Starting from my house in Florida, up to Montgomery, Alabama, then to Pensacola, then to Atlanta, then back home. Is anyone else going on the Power Tour?
    looks like the power tour will be in my neck of the woods again .. i`m just 5 miles from 231/431 .. its` been a while since they hit north bama .. i was in the tour in 2005 and watched 2006 roll by .. i will be watching from nearby ..got about 300 thousand miles on my 05 sticker .
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    iv`e used up all my sick days at work .. can i call in dead ?

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    Fabulous build. Nice to see you enjoying it.
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