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    "....Did I miss any?...."

    I don't know isn't there something about that whole having a job thing? And as I recall Ryan seems to get a little busy around harvest time driving a truck.

    Just trying to bring a little more sunshine there buddy



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

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    Mikes, you're right! MikeP, I did get the call on Tuesday wanting me to start playing billy big rigger this Saturday. I can't though as I already have plans to take the kids to a car show. I guess I start next Saturday.

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    Today I did more honey do stuff and finally got to the garage. First thing I did was installed the coolant bleed line that I painted the night before. Now I have to make a line to complete the bleed line. Originally I think it went to the surge tank in the pick up. I'm running it down to the thermostat housing and going to try to hide it to clean it up some.

    I had to make a bracket for the Z bar stud to mount to. Originally, I mocked it up with the Z bar stud in the stock BBC bell housing when I stuck the engine in. That had the Z bar angled back and it had the rod going to the fork at an angle. That bothered me. So now I'm making the z bar straight and of course it comes with more head aches. The block on the LS's kick out near the bell housing area where as on the old SBC's it is recessed in. So now I need to take 3/4" out of the Z bar to get the Z bar to fit in between the mount and the ball stud.

    This weekend is the car show that I used to put on. The 4H club I used to belong to actually puts on the car show now. They still are making trophies and their leader called and said they were a trophy short. I whipped one up for them and then cleared it. They are doing top 20 and 10 other awards this year. It should be a good show. I'm still glad I'm not putting it on. I don't miss all that stress and out of pocket expense.
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    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    Good work on the car (as always.)

    And awesome work on the trophy! That's really cool.

    OH, the day job goes without saying and I didn't forget the truck driving at harvest.. I just didn't want to rub it in that bad! 8-)

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    Well you guys jinxed me....... Now another house project is going to kill my project progress.

    My wife noticed a brownish looking residue by the back wall behind the toilet in our down stairs bath room on Monday. I went in there and moved the garbage can we keep in there and didn't see anything. When I moved the bulk toilet paper container I saw what she saw. I was kneeling down on the floor at this point. I happened to look next to the toilet and I saw a water bubble peaking out. I then realized the toilet was leaking.

    I ripped it off and now I am replacing some dry wall, and ditching the 2 layers of laminate. The foam soaked the water up so that must be why we weren't seeing the water. Just what I wanted to do.

    I have been able to get some camaro stuff done though at wee hours of the night and morning. I decided I wasn't going to paint the car now for a while. Hmmm, what to do with the areas some idiot decided to fix the body work on. I decided I would try my hand at fake patina. For now I'm leaving the car as a weathered old car. Commonly referred to as a ratty muscle car now. I just know if I go to paint this car how it will be. I'd rather not go down that rabbit hole until after the 40 is done. I've put that car off far too long.

    I fixed some spots on the LH fender, and the LH quarter panel. You can see the filler on the rear quarter in the 3rd pic. I still have some blending to do. What do you think?
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    I'm going to try and get the spoiler done next because I'm going to try to put some charcoal gray weathered stripes on it. That will sure help my getting it running thing out I'm sure.
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    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    I think the car is looking fine as far as the "patina" matters..
    Sorry to hear about the plumbing jinx.. I didn't mean it!
    Hey the wall color. Is that "Golden Gate Bridge"???
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    Don't feel bad. I have to pressure wash the house sometime in the very near future. Fun, fun. I've just been waiting for it to cool off a little. At least that's what I've been telling my wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    I think the car is looking fine as far as the "patina" matters..
    Sorry to hear about the plumbing jinx.. I didn't mean it!
    Hey the wall color. Is that "Golden Gate Bridge"???
    I can't remember the color name but you may be on to something. It could be the same color. Haha
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    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
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    Today I took some time and worked on the car. I ordered another bushing for my z bar because it came missing one. Now that it arrived I wanted to get my z bar mount finished so the car would have an operational clutch. I was really nervous about my exhaust being in the way. I had a bracket a friend traded me but that one wouldn't even bolt on my bell housing like it was supposed to. I used it to make the new one.

    Well, luckily the z bar fits. There's probably a quarter of inch between the z bar and the exhaust manifold. The clutch rod is nice and straight now and is way better than before. Now I just have to make a bracket to hook the clutch return spring to and this portion should be done other than maybe adjusting it. The last pic is just showing accessories going back on. Not huge progress just more money getting thrown in it.
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    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    I can't remember the color name but you may be on to something. It could be the same color. Haha
    We had used that color in our living room at the previous house.

    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Well, luckily the z bar fits. Now I just have to make a bracket to hook the clutch return spring to and this portion should be done other than maybe adjusting it. The last pic is just showing accessories going back on. Not huge progress just more money getting thrown in it.
    Good work on getting the clutch parts all working together. All good progress and yeah, it takes some money don't it!?!?!

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    I love those old Camaros. I must be rough having that many awesome projects awaiting your time. At least the Camaro is "almost" a driver. That should ease the pain some.....
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    Looking good, I can't wait to drive it next summer
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    In between work and more work I've been trying to get small things done on the car. I got the spoiler painted and I've started the weathering process. I had some fire arms I was trying to sell to fund more car parts but had no luck. I actually traded one shot gun for another double barrel. So I guess it wasn't a wasted trip.

    Mike, the last pic is for you. I saw it and thought it was cool. Guy wants $400 for it so I think I'm out. Haha
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    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    You nailed the weather look on that spoiler! I've never seen a Cub Cadet like that before,is that factory or did somebody make it that way?
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