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    johnboy is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
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    Car Year, Make, Model: `47 Ford sedan, A.C.Cobra replica.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P View Post
    a striking resemblance to a monkey and a football.


    Just love the simile!
    A mate of mine came out with one the other day whilst describing something similar: 'like a horse with its legs in a gate...'

    The mind goes in to overdrive...

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    Mountain man.
    Some mistakes are too much fun to be made only once.

    '47 Ford sedan. 350 -- 350, Jaguar irs + ifs.
    '49 Morris Minor. Datsun 1500cc, 5sp manual, Marina front axle, Nissan rear axle.
    '51 Ford school bus. Chev 400 ci Vortec 5 sp manual + Gearvendors 2sp, 2000 Chev lwb dually chassis and axles.
    '64 A.C. Cobra replica. Ford 429, C6 auto, Torana ifs, Jaguar irs.

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 69 nomad, 73 charger, 74 vega

    Naw, the monkey (enamored with) the football was me and the tech assistant hanging a cork board cabinet at work recently.

    No matter how clear your instructions are, always double check the helpers measurements.

    Education is expensive. Keep that in mind, and you'll never be terribly upset when a project goes awry.

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 57 Plymouth, 37 Dodge PU, 83 El Camino

    I really havenít given up on the Plymouth and driving it back to my 50th HS reunion next summer. Other than ordering the PS conversion kit at the beginning of the year there was really only 1 thing I got done on the Plymouth this yearÖ..adding a satellite radio. When I originally put the 57 together I installed an AM/FM/Cassette player and 60ís reverb unitÖÖ..and yeah I have a box full of tapes. Changing them every 90 minutes gets to be a pain though.

    Iíve slowly been adding the satellite radios to everything I drive (except the 37 Dodge). The radios are cheap, itís the subscription than kills you. All the radios I picked up are the same and slip into a docking station so I only have one activated and swap it between the 3 cars.

    On the 57 it took a bit of figuring to find a place where I was happy semi-permanently mounting it. I finally settled on where the ashtray goes. I didnít want to destroy the original ashtray so I bought a ďjunkĒ one without the trim from a friend who runs wrecking yard out in California. I mounted the docking station to the front of the ashtray and wired plugs on the wiring for the docking station. That way I can just pull out the ashtray and slip in the original one when I want.

    Sat Radio by M Patterson, on Flickr

    The Sat Radio works great and gives a lot of listening options for the 48 hours Iíll be on the road to Illinois and back. As itís an add-on receiver it goes thru the stereo in the car including the reverb when I have it on.

    Anyway with the new house and all the other little projects the 57 and 37 have pretty much just been sitting in the garage gathering dust. With things pretty much under control with the house I figured that getting some fresh gas in both and exercising them would be a good idea.

    Ever since I swapped the Tri-Power to Dual quads Iíve had and intermittent stumble and occasional backfire thru the carbs. Iíve been playing with the carbs and timing to try to tune it out. When I had the car out earlier this week it hit meÖÖ.that stumble is not fuel, itís ignition! Sure enough, I pulled the distributor cap and had arc trails on the inside. New cap and rotor later and itís all happy again. Heck of it is if the problem hadnít shown up right after the manifold swap I would have gone right to the real problem instead thinking it was fuel related. Oh well live and re-learn.

    I've NEVER seen a car come from the factory that couldn't be improved.....

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 48 Ford F1

    Nice to get uipdates. I'm bad at that right now
    " "No matter where you go, there you are!" Steve.

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 48 Plymouth, 48,54 Heap

    That’s a sexy looking dashboard
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