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    hey guys.. I'm back around for a bit.

     



    been a long few months. got stuck on a project at work that had me working from 3am to 10pm almost every day.

    kid entered high school and joined the Jazz Band, Symphony Band, and Marching Band so band dad has been working weekends at Band Shows and helping to build props for the performances. And since I'm the only parent with a commercial drivers license I got recruited to drive the rig they use to bring all the props and large instruments (keyboards, timpani, congas, marimba, vibraphone, and chimes). Our school is a large 140+ person band so lots of kids and equipment.


    Anyway my daily driver got rear ended and I had to decide whether it was more cost effective to repair the '39 and get it running, or pay for a rental car for 5 weeks.

    The '39 won out, I ended up fixing everything I needed to get it street safe and legal, and have been driving it daily for the past 2 weeks, fixing little issues I find here and there. Found a great deal on some interior parts from a '37 and made them work for now, just so the car was functional.


    big difference driving an 80 year old carbureted vs. a 2018 with soft suspension, semi-automatous drive systems and a twin turbo V6, the '39 is rattling all my filling free LOL.


    anyway, now that '39 is up and running again I will likely be around more. Guess the accident was the kick in the pants I needed to get it street worthy.

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    Sorry to hear about your accident but at least you are enjoying your 39!
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    better the Genesis than the '39. stupid kid texting slammed into me at full speed, car had 1600 miles and I only had it for 6 weeks before it happened.

    I had been stopped a full 8 seconds and he never hit the brakes. have to love front and rear dash cameras.

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    I've been thinking that cameras on the 40 may not be a bad idea since it will set so low now. It would aid in parking too.

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    I put one of these on the '39 for daily driving.

    https://www.amazon.com/License-Viewi...e+camera&psc=1

    and I piped it to this:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    I mounted the mirror on the dash so it can be quickly removed and stashed at a car show.

    works pretty well to see the cars behind me and in the blind spots, but I am thinking the camera is a bit too low, at night it gets blinded by headlights.

    might have to figure out another mounting location. I'm hesitant to drill a hole or some such into the body, and I don't want it in the rear window unless I can find a really small camera that is inconspicuous.

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    Welcome back. Sad that you "lost" a new car that way. It seems that we all need those cameras now a days... another example of "modern technology" to offset the technology that caused the problem to begin with.

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    well it's a lease so I'm not to upset, $11,000 worth of damage though to a car with under 2,000 miles and 3 years on the lease. luckily I have a good body shop I trust, and there was no frame damage, most of the cost is all the electronics in the rear end, Lane keep. Sonar Blind Spot, Back-up assist, and the hands free trunk opening system array are all in that bumper. The exhaust cans got banged up and they are $800 each, the Bumper with all the technology is $3,800. plus all the labor.

    my insurance is covering it, and they can deal with him and his (his daddies) insurance.

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    it's always something. ugh.

    snapped a u-joint on my way to work Friday, dropped the drive shaft..

    luckily the guy who built this car had welded a tunnel of sorts around both ends of the shaft, so that when it dropped it didn't spin out and puncture the floor boards or worse flip the car.


    also found that 4 bolts that hold the transmission in place were sheered off, not sure if it happened before or not, but I think it might have, and actually caused the u-joint to snap. I say that because over the last week or so the shifter had started to become increasingly more difficult to move out of park and I thought it was the shifter that needed to be replaced, but once the transmission was back in place and new bolts installed it shifts like butter.


    I had it towed to a buddies shop as he specializes in custom builds and all things pre-1970. His bread and butter is fixing other peoples f-ups. he told me of what he found left of the transmission mounting bolts, they were not Grade 8, most likely something the builder grabbed from Home Depot, cheap alloy and easily bendable/breakable. He checked the motor mount bolts, rear end bolts and several other places and discovered a lot of the same.


    So $1000 later I'm back on the road with every bolt we could think of replaced. Amazing all the clanks, clutters, rattles, and noises are gone and the ride is smooth as silk, doesn't feel like it is going to shake my teeth out (I don't have any fillings, lol).
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