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Old 04-30-2010, 08:51 AM   #1
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Around 8 years ago I started to build this A roadster in a 19th century carriage house garage behind a little cottage my wife and I rented when we first got married. Armed with basic, low grade hand tools, a borrowed 110 mig welder, and the Bishop Ta...

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Old 04-30-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
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See you there Jay, the best part of these old things is their Spirit. I love it when the grumpy guys give me advice, then I give 'em a ride!


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Old 04-30-2010, 10:23 AM   #3
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Awesome car.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:26 AM   #4
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you know that motor is going to blow up. you'll never make it to Paso.... well at least that's what a certain unnamed person told me several years back who did some work for you.

guess you didn't listen.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:27 AM   #5
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Very cool.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:34 AM   #6
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I remember unloading that gray turd out of your little truck. Quite a ways from that now.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:35 AM   #7
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That's the way it should be done, good on ya!
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:41 AM   #8
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Great story!! And have fun this weekend!
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:57 AM   #9
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You have a great looking little car! It's all about fun and doing it yourself.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:03 AM   #10
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This is what the Jalopy Journal is all about.

Thanks Jay.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:04 AM   #11
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Thanks for sharing. Great little A. I hope to bring mine in under 10K. We'll see...
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:05 AM   #12
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Great Roadster.... Have a good time on the Reliability Run!



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Old 04-30-2010, 11:08 AM   #13
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GREAT ride! Just makes the point a car can be built by average folks,look/run great and not cost BIG$$$.Glad to see younger builders also.
I ran a 331 Cad in a '40 two door in 1963, pretty much a death trap,but, it flew!
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:14 AM   #14
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Thanks for your story! It further fuels me to continue to learn more and help carry on some ,,i say some tradition . I love it . Im not an elitist but it does definately contribute to my furthering education of hotrod history ! Good luck and happy motoring on your newest journey with her !
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:38 AM   #15
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That's awesome! I love arm chair quarterbacks.... There words of wisdom are so neat!!! That car looks just dandy and the main point is that you're driving the shit out of it!
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:45 AM   #16
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Very cool. You're doin' it right.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:16 PM   #17
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I can hear 'em now: "Take off the radiator cap and throw everything else away."

You'll be fine.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:24 PM   #18
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You take care of it and love it, and it returns the favor. Funny how that works.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:28 PM   #19
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Damn that car is perfect!!! Love everything about it!!!! I was considering selling my '29 stuff but now I'm reconsidering seeing how cool they can be in a basic form. Simple Hot Rod formulas work.....and work awesome.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:03 PM   #20
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Simplicity at its best!
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