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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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    1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor 354 Hemi 46RH Electric Blue w/multi-color flames, Ford 9" Residing in multiple pieces
    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'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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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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    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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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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    1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor 354 Hemi 46RH Electric Blue w/multi-color flames, Ford 9" Residing in multiple pieces
    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'
    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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