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    Do you remember?

     



    Brian Rupnow.?. I met up with him on a machinist forum recently, here's what he had to say,

    "34-40--Hot Rodding was my lifetime hobby up until about 10 years ago. I got arthritis so bad that I couldn't lay on the cement floor and roll around doing all the things required to keep a hot rod in fighting trim. I sold the little yellow roadster pickup and bought a lathe and a mill and started designing and building small engines.--A hobby that can be done standing up at a machine or setting at my computer. Fifty years as a design engineer designing special purpose machinery and automation is a good background to have for doing this.---Brian "end quote. Just thought some of you might enjoy an update.

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    Yes I remember him quite the designer always doing something different to his pickup
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    I remember him, thanks for the update. So many people were regulars on here back in the day, then I was gone for more than a couple years and when I came back , most were all gone.
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    I seem to remember it was named 'Tweety'.
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    I have been following along on several of his engine builds over the years. Being a machinist, I can appreciate the work that goes into his builds.

    Here is a link to his latest engine project if anyone is interested.

    Vertical hit and miss engine

    I could see myself getting into this kind of stuff when I get to the point that I can't do the hot rod stuff anymore, like him. Although, I do hope that's several years away.
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    And that is where I copied his reply.

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