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Old 08-05-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Build Thread: Introducing the Silver City Spl.

I'm terrible at build threads. Just ask anyone trying to follow along on my '34 thread...

But, I acquired this T roadster body from a friend of mine and decided to do something with it while I am on an emotional hiatus from the '34. Pictures tell a thousand words, and I am just about out of them so here ya go. I'll caption the photos to give more insight as necessary.

here's the body when it came home:



mocked up on a rolling chassis i have:



and with aprons:





after some body work and paint and some graphics:



i used some 29 aprons i had instead, cuz they were better, and cut them to fit the way i wanted:



and a running chassis that i got down at Helger's. i should have it running this week. just needs a few things. and the body in the background waiting to be mated:



That's it for now. It's about 3 weeks of work and hunting. More later.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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Thats a bitchin` little jalopy Mark
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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That looks awesome!
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:14 PM   #5
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Well now....
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #6
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Nice man! I was wondering how aprons were going to look on mine and now I know! Gonna flat tow it to the Drags and race Bugsy???
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:30 PM   #7
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Damn General, I love it !
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Cool car, Mark...but don't get too far from Tom's '34!!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #9
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Keith, Dad's '34 consumes me to the point of obsession. I need to get my chops up before I tackle it head on. I did some work on it today too. But I need to take that on with baby steps.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #10
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told ya the search was over...

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:48 PM   #11
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Sweeet!
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:19 AM   #12
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a little background on the nickname of the city I live in which inspired the car's identity:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taunton,_Massachusetts
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Is it going to have a windshield? I am chomping at the bit to see it driving lol
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:37 AM   #14
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it will have a windshield. i just dont have one yet. looking for stock windshield frame and posts if anyone has some. and i need a set of headlights. i want some Model As, i think. i have some Guides, but they are too late for this car. Would love to find some A lights.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:15 AM   #15
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Mark,

I have some '26 Chevrolet posts if you're interested- they are just about a dead ringer for the late T's!
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Pmed ya!
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:49 PM   #17
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a neat Blue Streak coil I picked up for it:

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Old 08-06-2012, 12:50 PM   #18
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Chassis freshened up with some paint. Found a roll of body welt in my stash, too.



back to work
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #19
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These are probably not what your looking for but i will throw them out there for ya.
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Me likely!!!!! Why don't you not paint the word "SILVER" on it and just go ahead and put SUGAR since I will convince you to sell that roadster to me once it's finished for pennies on the dollar (in my best dwight schrute voice).
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:59 PM   #21
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i knew you'd have something to say about the name, JJ...

Dave, i think those are too new, with the bulbs on top. not early enough for this car. thanks, though.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:34 PM   #22
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You have my attention!!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #23
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looking forward to more!
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:32 PM   #24
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told ya the search was over...


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^^^hahahaha. too awesome for words.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:35 PM   #26
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Looks bitchin' Mark !!! Go GOW Go ! Are you gonna fit in that sweet ride ???
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some seat mods are in order, and I am doing the Dennis Lacy floorboard mod, and I should be okay for space.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #28
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I mean really, does anybody "fit" in a Model t roadster. My old '26 left my head above the windshield but I loved it so I just hunched over and dealt.

Go for the gold Gow!!! So excited to see this thing come about.
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JJ, you should see this guy try to fit behind the wheel of my '31 roadster!!


Looked like the time he took my motorcycle for a spin!
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i have been in other A roadsters and fit fine. yours just isn't built for me, Bill. i guess the upside is that you know i can never steal it...

the only time i have ever been the operator of a motorcycle, it didn't end well. looked sorta like that. just ask Eli. ugh.
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Mark you need a job. Too much free time. Jerk.

OK enough hate. That looks awesome. What's your time frame for completion?
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:36 PM   #33
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It looks like a good solid body, which is rare around here.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:49 PM   #34
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Great job Mark!
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It looks like a good solid body, which is rare around here.
Good Luck.

it's not quite as pristine as it looks. there's no real rust to speak of, but there is some pitting. i did some body work to smooth it out a little. i didn't really do much hammer and dolly work or anything. i just made it kinda straight and painted it with a brush...

i wanted a jalopy, so that's what i'll get.
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after another long, productive day here at Casa de Gow, I have a little progress to show for it.

radiator freshened up some. grille repainted. straightened out the gravel pan and bolted it back on. i kinda like it there. it's almost racy.



engine is a little cleaner:



made a shifter knob from a porcelain door knob that used to be in my grandparents' house:

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another view of the chassis, clean and shiny:



look at the cute couple. they want to 'become one' sooooo bad...

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That is kinda racy, in an air-dam sort of way. Lookin' good. Keep it up. Need any help over there?
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i did say almost...

i maybe could use a hand when the electrical stuff is here and it's time to fire it up. might be another week or so. i'll let you know.
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or if you want to get put to work sooner, it's almost time for the body to go on. wed, thurs, fri maybe?
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This looks soooo bitchin'! You're making me antsy to start on mine mr.!
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no time like the present, mike.
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I just have to finish sticking stuff on my truck until I like it and then
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Roadster time baby!

You have plans for a top?
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no plans for a top yet. i figure i'll have to get cold and wet a few times before i am forced into contemplating it.

plus, i still need a windshield for cryin' out loud.
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You gonna try the Chevy windshield above? Or stickin' with T? (I may be able to help with one or the other is why I ask.)
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Looks sweet! Put that body on!
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Oh Man that is looking awesome!

The more I see these T Roadsters on A Chassis builds makes me want to take the same route with my Chassis. Now all I have to do is talk that guy at Church out of his T Roadster body

Keep the updates coming , great kick in the pants to get moving and inspiration.
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Awesome work. The HAMB has some pretty great T builds going on. Man... I want to get my stuff going. "One thing at a time" I keep telling myself.
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You gonna try the Chevy windshield above? Or stickin' with T? (I may be able to help with one or the other is why I ask.)

MIK-E, i am inclined to go the T route given that i want this done for the alter boys show in 5 weeks, and race ready for Mel's Race of Gentlemen in Oct.
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I suppose I could come over in the day sometime. You have a yard right? Or maybe a cage we could put my kids in? haha(you probably think I'm kidding) I think they'd like to get out of this house too, just like I would!

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Good I'll get to see it at the Race Of Gentleman. That's going to be a pretty fun weekend!
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the RoG plan is still tentative because af my usual involvement in the Gathering of the Faithful. I have to see if I can get out of that for this year without causing any issues. Hoping for the best.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:11 PM   #53
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Looking good Mark. Been wanting to do a similar build for a while now, and it will definitely be a while more til I can, so I'll just watch yours.....

Was hoping to see you in Joplin, but alas, it will not be for me this year....
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Sweet!!!!
I don't know how I missed your build.
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VERY cool, Mark! I'd love to have a little Roadster almost exactly like this someday....


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Nice.

But shouldn't you be workling on a book jacket for some jerk out west?
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i'm doing that too. multi tasking. jerk.
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LMAO!

Dude it looks great!!!

You need to bring that out for the BBQ!!!!
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I don't know how I missed this thread.... that thing is so cool!
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Yet another productive day. Mounted the Aprons to the chassis:



Then my son came over and we put the body on:







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need to:
-heat the pedals and move them over.
-heat shifter and give it some curve to clear my knee.
-mount the body solid.
-tank and fuel line, pump, pressure reg, etc.
-ignition and battery.
-headlights and stand.
-wire taillight and mount plate frame.
-windshield.

I still need to buy the tank and electrics and hunt down a windshield and headlights, so progress might slow a little now. but i feel pretty good about where i am. and i can always work on the interior while i wait for the other stuff to show up.
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Looking good Billie-Ray!!!
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Feelin' good, Louis!
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NICE! I have no idea how I missed this build, look forward to seeing it. Bob
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Well sir, we do have the torch for that heating and bending....

And those skirts do look good moved back to the firewall!

Now for the important stuff, how am I ever going to fit in the passenger's seat for a ride?
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^^ hahaha. when Andy was here last night, we both climbed in and without him leaning out of the car and his legs hugging the door, I couldn't shift it. So, i think this is a solo vehicle. or maybe short trips with Becky.
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Trying out the coil location:

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And made a quicky flyer for a rod run to honor my dad. It'll be 4 years on the 27th, and I still can't wrap my head around the fact that he's gone.



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a little background on the nickname of the city I live in which inspired the car's identity:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taunton,_Massachusetts
Aw. I think the "Christmas City Special" has a nicer ring to it..

Roadster's looking good too, Mark!
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Aw. I think the "Christmas City Special" has a nicer ring to it..

Roadster's looking good too, Mark!
HAha, could've been the Titicut Special. Looks great Mark. I always wanted to do a T roadster. This picture is awesome!

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that pic reminds me how blessed i am...
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Aw. I think the "Christmas City Special" has a nicer ring to it..

Roadster's looking good too, Mark!
Has a nice ring, but I think that's made up for wiki, cuz I've never heard this place called that before. Maybe out of towners call it that. But certainly no one that lives here does...
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And made a quicky flyer for a rod run to honor my dad. It'll be 4 years on the 27th, and I still can't wrap my head around the fact that he's gone.



That's awesome man. It's been 5 since I lost my father. I always wanted to do something like this, and maybe your run is the kick in the ass I need!
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I love driving 105.
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Sweeeeet build, watching this one.
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Mark,
Aweosome car and job you are doing on it. So.....thats you selling all those extra A&T parts on the CL, huh?? LOL Car looks great. Even though its a T it still kinda reminds me of Paul's A.
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Man....This is SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't even know that you were messing around with this!!!! I thought that you were working on the A truck!! I LOVE IT!!!! I'd thought aboutsplash aprons on mine tooo but wasn't sure how they would look. After seeing the "Silver City", I may have to scrounge another set for the 'Dust Bowl"!! (which really looks like the little POS that it is compared to this one!!!)

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paul's A's little brother. and thank you for saying so. means a lot.

yep, that's my stuff on CL. trying to move some stuff that i know i won't use to raise some money to finish this up. i'm kinda surprised more of that stuff hasn't gone. i know there are A stocker guys around, but no one wants fenders...

and that model T Rival winter front grille...surprised that's still here.

anyway. thanks for the compliments. i appreciate the connection to paul's car.
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bugsy- from what i can tell from your pics (and i have visited them on webshots and looked at them full screen...a lot...) i'd say your metal is at least as nice as mine. mine's just got paint. hahaha.

i sold the A truck a month or so ago, and this roadster body fell in my lap a week later. then the chassis a couple weeks after that, and voila.

making progress almost daily. waiting on some ignition parts now. but working on better seating arrangement for this 6' 3" frame...been studying Dennis Lacy's T roadster on 32 rails, as he cut the toe boards out and made the floor flat further forward. neat set up.
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That would be a great set up for the floor. I'm only 5"11 and I think that I sit too high in mine and I'm pushing it for leg room!!
I can't wait to see more!!!
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gotta fix the 54 starter (just got back with one). then it's back on the roadster. Hopefully progress on the floor soon. I have some model A toe board supports, and i am thinking about trimming those to fit at a steeper angle. We'll see.

oh, i also scored a stock 27 cowl gas tank. so i can go the tried and true gravity feed route. no modern electric cheating! woot!
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made some headlight stands today. sorry for the crappy cell pics.





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Nice progress headlights look good!
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Here's a couple more shots





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Sorry if the Image size is too large on those, I'll have to go find the sticky on posting images.
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those look good, kev.

when i closed up the shop last night it felt like the roadster looked a lot more like a car with them on.
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Just hunted this thread down after seeing pics of this wicked little T in Mel's thread.
Really sweet roadster, man. Can't wait to see it in October on the beach.
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removed the seat pan and the bump that curves into the cabin right at the small of your back. had to make room for (as Slick Willy called it yesterday) my giant viking ass (i think it was a compliment, at least, i choose to take it that way). gonna put a straight section of sheet metal in there, and then cut a flat plywood floor, and remount the seat pan on that in a manner in accordance with the needs of my viking-ness.



mounted a single tail light in the middle on a license plate hanger. haven't decided whether to fill those existing holes, or put some tail lights in there. it had '42 Fords in there before, but those are a little too new for this effort. repro '39s fit in there too, but they're...well...repros. so i dunno. i'll stew on it.

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Your roadster project is great. Should be a very good representation of a pre-War hot rod. I think it's quite interesting that you are using the Model A aprons. Never seen that done on a T before but the look works. In fact, with everything but the body being essentially Model A, it gives the impression that a guy bought a sedan or some other undesirable (at the time), chucked the body and screwed down a roadster body for an instant jalopy.

I'm glad I could be of help with your floor planning. I also think at your height that getting rid of the hump will help a lot. It's amazing what just a couple of inches can do for comfort!

I'll keep watching.
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I also think at your height that getting rid of the hump will help a lot. It's amazing what just a couple of inches can do for comfort!

I'll keep watching.
Slick has said that about Marks "hump" and "couple of inches" more than once!!!

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you read my mind! it's 1938, your dad's old 29 fordor is sitting out beside the barn. he's been threatening to chop the back off it and make it a pickup truck. you've been bugging him to use it to make a jalopy, and finally he says that if you ACTUALLY do something with it this summer, you can have it. you've been saving your money from working at the grocer's since you graduated, so you have a little money to play with. and since going to college to study art like you dream of isn't really an option, and you're expected to go work at the stove factory in the fall, you are determined to have a little fun. so, you go hunting in the junk yard and find a 27T roadster body and drag it home. over the course of those last few weeks of freedom before factory life, you drag everything into the barn, and just before summer's end you fire up the jalopy and are rewarded for your efforts by flying around the park in the center of town until the cops chase you back out to your parents' farm by the airport where you continue to tear up the roads with that cool breeze of late summer freedom in your face.

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I'm glad I could be of help with your floor planning. I also think at your height that getting rid of the hump will help a lot. It's amazing what just a couple of inches can do for comfort!

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you read my mind! it's 1938, you're dad's old 29 fordor is sitting out beside the barn. he's been threatening to chop the back off it and make it a pickup truck. you've been bugging him to use it to make a jalopy, and finally he says that if you ACTUALLY do something with it this summer, you can have it. you've been saving your money from working at the grocer's since you graduated, so you have a little money to play with. and since going to college to study art like you dream of isn't really an option, and you're expected to go work at the stove factory in the fall, you are determined to have a little fun. so, you go hunting in the junk yard and find a 27T roadster body and drag it home. over the course of those last few weeks of freedom before factory life, you drag everything into the barn, and just before summer's end you fire up the jalopy and are rewarded for your efforts by flying around the park in the center of town until the cops chase you back out to your parents' farm by the airport where you continue to tear up the roads with that cool breeze of late summer freedom in your face.

or, something like that.
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LeadSledMerc is the thing my fantasies are made of....


Is the interior done yet??
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hahaha. remember that conversation we had about weekends...? tomorrow is a new day.
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This is what its all about, nice job.
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thanks danny. i appreciate it.
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Looks cool. That is also the nickname of my town. Thats how we came up with the Silvercity Shakedown. Hope to see it out soon.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:37 AM   #111
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Thansk Derrick. I thought of the Shakedown when I named this. Figured we'd have a conversation about it at some point.

I hope to have it at the Alter Boys show in whatever condition it's in at that point.
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Ultra kool radster man !!

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woohoo! thanks again Bill! can't wait to get it fired up!
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Man, loving this build! Hope to see it in Oct at the Race of Gentlemen!
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:22 PM   #116
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With that care package from Bill and a good weekend's worth of work we should be able to come a long way towards being ready for the beach!
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:16 PM   #117
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Had a great day with lots of friends stopping by. Jared (Angry Frenchman) came by in the morning and he welded in the new bottom half of my back panel. I didnt get any pics of that before the seat went in. but it's all good. Then Kevin (Crazy Uncle Harry) came by and he and Jared and I bent up the pedals to work better with the T floors, and allow us to center the body on the frame.

Bill (Slick Willy) came by and we worked on building some subrails for the trunk area. Shoot I forgot to take pics of that stuff too. Sheesh, I told you I suck at build threads.

While Bill and I worked on that Becky and Moose (Moose) worked on the seat. Some time ago I found an old leather sofa by the side of the road. The leather is perfectly distressed and the perfect color of baseball glove brown. It looks awesome.

Here are some pics of the progress we made today.

headlights mounted on the finished stands:





Heated pedals and shifter to make room for the Viking:



And, the new leather seat:







The ignition stuff shipped today, and should be here early next week, and I should be getting my windshield posts from Mikey (Cactus1) early in the week too.

Just need a few more things to wrap it up, the biggest hurdle to clear seems to be the windshield frame...

So there we are as of tonight. I'm a happy camper with some good pals.

Thanks all for a great, productive day.
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Looks great sorry I couldn't stop by. Worked till 5 and figured I'd missed my window. Any luck with the trailer?
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we worked til about 7 or 730 then ordered chinese and ate in the shop.

Kevin is probably going to RoG and said that he would pull a trailer with his truck. The only problem with that plan is that we wouldn't be leaving til several hours after the rest of us, and would be headed home Saturday night. So I'd have to drive something else down there too. It is a good fall back plan, but I'd like something a little more convenient. So we'll see.

I was thinking about renting a small box truck. I could back it into the side of the hill out back and roll the roadster right on, and assuming there was something similar down there, it might work.

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Roadster's looking great.. That bench seat sure looks comfy.
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Jared (Angry Frenchman) hogging all the fun!

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something about heating metal and bending it to your will that IS really fun...
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thanks buddy. we'll keep plugging away and make some more progress this week.
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got the body mounts made, and a few of them installed.

mostly worked on becky's new car. we finally sold our last modern car. becky's new daily is a '62 rambler american. runs and drives great, but needs paint and interior. so we're stripping it now, while she's on vacation this week.
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Becky is working on cars on her vacation. she's so awesome!
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something about heating metal and bending it to your will that IS really fun...
Yeah, hot metal with no gloves !!! Gloves are for sissies !!! Go Gow Go !!!
Becky's car sounds like a hoot too !!!
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Becky is working on cars on her vacation. she's so awesome!
You are a lucky man! I didn't know you were a viking, I never saw you wear the horny hat! Project looks great Mark, and everyone helping out. If it's not running, I'd like to see you flat tow it with the Ford. That would be awesome!
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HOLY CRAP MAN!!!!! This is coming along great!!! You have a start studded crew helping too!!!!! I love it! And to think that your comment about seat I fabbed up for the "Dust Bowl Spl" was, "Honey...where's the remote"? Damn man....the "Silver City" seat screams, "Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon"??!!

This is one, great looking little roadster!!! Keep up the good work!!
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Becky's car when we got home last night:



and as of this afternoon:

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thing is, i'm only a viking in the way that any Celt is a viking. kinda waaaay back. i'm really just an overgrown leprechaun.

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hahaha! it is kinda fancy. and super comfy.

that crew that showed up throughout the day saturday was amazing, and i am eternally grateful. i've never had a hot rod kind of day like that. it was really special.

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This is one, great looking little roadster!!! Keep up the good work!!
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and this is what i get for not checking the mail until the end of the day...



windshield posts from pal Mikey (Cactus1) and tons of electrical goodies from Bill (bcchopit)!

woohoo! thanks fellas!
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General SIR.I`m liking this thread.Becky has a neat little ride.
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You're very welcome Markypoo! Make us proud, ha!
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Oh damn! I know of a good 2-door rambler for sale in decent shape. Silver paint red interior. Sorry bud didn't know you were looking.

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mostly worked on becky's new car. we finally sold our last modern car. becky's new daily is a '62 rambler american. runs and drives great, but needs paint and interior. so we're stripping it now, while she's on vacation this week.
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That's what I get for not checking in for a few days! Thanks for the plug GOW!!! Hahahaha!!

You've got all types of good stuff going on over there. I can't wait to see that roadster on the beach brother. It's gonna rule!!!
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Damn, how did I miss this?
Killer looks and will be a blast to drive.

Guess I need to find a roadster body!


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Oh damn! I know of a good 2-door rambler for sale in decent shape. Silver paint red interior. Sorry bud didn't know you were looking.
we weren't really LOOKING for a Rambler, per se, it just kinda fell into our laps. and it was CHEAP.

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That's what I get for not checking in for a few days! Thanks for the plug GOW!!! Hahahaha!!

You've got all types of good stuff going on over there. I can't wait to see that roadster on the beach brother. It's gonna rule!!!
our date at the beach is gonna be all kinds of awesome.

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all the cool kids are doing it, Chris...
Damn, all the cool kids get roadsters just as I get started on a coupe. I'm always a little behind the curve.

Great built. This one is gonna be cool. Come to think of it, all your stuff is cool.


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So where do you fit into all of this, Mark???

I'd say it's about time for some update pics...
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i'm not sure where i fit in, keith.

and i'd have update pics, but i've been busy stripping paint off a rambler...

hiking day trip tomorrow, paint on rambler friday, some housework on saturday, back on the roadster sunday.

and you can see it in person if you come to my place monday for dad's memorial cruise down to plumb corner. which is sort of coming here to go home for you i suppose.
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...keep on pluggin away, Mark...that's how we roll!!!
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nonstop action.
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Turtle man....live action!!!!!


Mark....your getting the same A.D.D I have...too much shit at once.....

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I WAS focused on this. It's my wife's new car that became my distraction...

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Mark....

You gonna make show posters for us this year???


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i could. i kinda forgot about it while i have been so caught up in this project. i REALLY want to have this running for the show though...so maybe we could work out a trade???
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I want a poster!! Glad to see the progress on the SSS cant wait to see it
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Very nice build, I like yours better than my gow project!! Are you gonna stick with the stock updraft or switch it later??... looks good! CHEERS!! -YB
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thanks for the compliments.

once the thing is running, i plan to hop up the motor some. i have a B head, and i think i'll flip the stock intake and run a downdraft. and maybe have BCCHOPIT make me a header.
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Nice! Not sure how I missed this post..........Go Man Go!

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The more I look at this, the more I like the splash aprons. I thought about running them on the "Dust Bowl" but wasn't sure how they'd look...now I know!!

I understand the too many irons in the fire bit too. I can't focus worth a hoot on one thing long enough to make any headway! Did get the lights going this weekend though and that was a huge leap forward for me!!

Keep it up man!!! LOVE IT!!!!
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focus is back tomorrow, Jason. I have 8 days before classes start. The pressure is on.

I need to find a windshield frame for it. new ones are so spendy, plus it wouldn't look right.
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awe man radness... need to "patina" those numbers a little bit... ;-) and then drive the shit out of it!

Man I don't know how I missed this thread either- looks so cool!

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thanks tuck. i think i am gonna let the flying beach sand do the patina work on those numbers...just like the 30s, bro.

haha.

picked up a nice tank for it tonight. hope to fire it up soon. very soon. then, video.
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you read my mind! it's 1938, your dad's old 29 fordor is sitting out beside the barn. he's been threatening to chop the back off it and make it a pickup truck. you've been bugging him to use it to make a jalopy, and finally he says that if you ACTUALLY do something with it this summer, you can have it. you've been saving your money from working at the grocer's since you graduated, so you have a little money to play with. and since going to college to study art like you dream of isn't really an option, and you're expected to go work at the stove factory in the fall, you are determined to have a little fun. so, you go hunting in the junk yard and find a 27T roadster body and drag it home. over the course of those last few weeks of freedom before factory life, you drag everything into the barn, and just before summer's end you fire up the jalopy and are rewarded for your efforts by flying around the park in the center of town until the cops chase you back out to your parents' farm by the airport where you continue to tear up the roads with that cool breeze of late summer freedom in your face.

or, something like that.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:48 PM   #163
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i've been mired in some grown up mud for the last several days, but i finally got into the shop to get a little accomplished. got some wiring done, but not as much as i'd hoped.

i also got a chance to make the steering wheel a little better looking. it was pretty beat up, so all i could do is make it better. several twine wrapped race inspired steering wheels have been showing up lately. i like them, but wanted to add my own twist. i've been into bicycles for my whole life, and was in the industry for longer than i care to admit. i wanted to blend some old style cloth handlebar tape with the twine, and this is what i came up with.



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pics no worky? hmm. wonder if it's photobucket of HAMB issues. guess i'll look again in the morning.
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Where's he pics?!! Hey, I just read your feature on the Sugar City site. Pretty cool man!
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gotta be the p-bucket acting the bitch.

thanks, that JJ is a cool fella. i can say that cuz i've never met him. ha!
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pfft. doesn't matter what i do. they no worky.

i'll try again on the morrow.
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Hmmm, still no worky mark
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The progress doesn't count...unless we can see pics!!!
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no idea why they arent showing up. photobucket seems fine, and all my previous pics are showing. so i dunno.
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no idea why they arent showing up. photobucket seems fine, and all my previous pics are showing. so i dunno.
If the picture don't fit...ya musta quit!!!
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i blame photobucket. i paste the img code as always and they dont show up. meh.
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Man this looks like a bucket o' fun! Good job and way to keep it simple.
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becky's rambler with paint. it was done a couple weeks ago, but thought y'all would like to see it.

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That looks good! I like your steering wheel too!
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Both of those look like too much fun.
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electrical fire. poof. wiring all gone.

not sure what i did wrong. something though, obviously.

starting over...now.
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electrical fire. poof. wiring all gone.

not sure what i did wrong. something though, obviously.

starting over...now.
That sucks....maybe it was one of the accessories???????
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ha! i wish i knew what it was so i don't do it again. something must have grounded out somewhere. i double and triple checked the routing, and got that part right. so i dunno.
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got the 'lower' part of the wiring redone. gen cut out to battery to terminal box. push starter button and it turns.

now to brave the ignition/spark side, which i think is what gave me problems this morning. i think i had a bad ammeter that shorted everything out. so, let's see what happens now...
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got the 'lower' part of the wiring redone. gen cut out to battery to terminal box. push starter button and it turns.

now to brave the ignition/spark side, which i think is what gave me problems this morning. i think i had a bad ammeter that shorted everything out. so, let's see what happens now...
I hate wiring....big time. I get it done but put it off as long as I can. Also, that's why I carry a big extiguisher with me. I don't trust my wiring ability at all!! Sorry to hear about that but at least it wasn't the entire car.

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got the 'lower' part of the wiring redone. gen cut out to battery to terminal box. push starter button and it turns.

now to brave the ignition/spark side, which i think is what gave me problems this morning. i think i had a bad ammeter that shorted everything out. so, let's see what happens now...
How are you hooking up the ammeter, because they don't go to ground?

Not sure on generators, but with alternantors, they go in line from the battery terminal on your starter, to the battery terminal on the alternantor.
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Keith, like this:



All I can figure is that there was a short in the ammeter. i redid it with a different ammeter, and no cablooey. So that's good.
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Things are looking good GOW !! Love the steering wheel and Becky's ride. You don't see cars like that every day. Hope the wiring gremlins have decided to bother someone else.
I'm really lucky Scott did all mine for me (and the brake and fuel lines)...That stuff boggles my mind.
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Yep, that's it, Mark...basically the same as an the feed with an alternater.
Test each item in short bursts with the power on (battery connected), and make sure each is OK, before moving on to the next.

You don't have that many wires, so you'll have it all set in no time!

Good luck...and keep having fun!!!
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winning is fun. losing sucks. so i'll keep plugging just so i dont have to admit that i lost.

turns over now, ammeter is hooked up and i'm getting spark.

fuel lines hooked up tomorrow after classes.

almost time for vroom.
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i saved all the stuff you got me Bill. none of that burned. just the 2 wires i ran from terminal box to ammeter.

i hope this other gauge holds up.

can i permanently bypass the ammeter?
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The steering wheel wrap is sure nice. good job!
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i saved all the stuff you got me Bill. none of that burned. just the 2 wires i ran from terminal box to ammeter.

i hope this other gauge holds up.

can i permanently bypass the ammeter?
I should have picked you up a fuse.
It mounts to the starter.
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Mark,
I don't have an ammeter on mine but I do have the fuse like Bill mentioned that mounts to the starter.

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fuse between starter and the wire to the terminal box?

then how do you complete the circuit that the ammeter usually does?
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Mark, Here's what I have. It's VERY basic!! I'm not running a key at the moment...just a switch and switch for the fuel pump and a battery cutout.
I plan on adding some more gauges at some point and maybe a keyed ignition but for now, she's just like my dirt track cars were.

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hey Mark, the ignition system on the wiring diagram that Bugsy is showing you is very different from a stock Model A. It's one or the other. Most people will understand the one Bugsy posted because it is the closes to a modern style so it makes it the easy to understand for everybody if something goes wrong. I wanted to swing by this week but school and preping for racing at the Orange drag reunion has me tied up. The roadster is looking good!!! Jared
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school has been killing me this week too, Jared!

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5,000 posts. I talk too much and don't get enough done. ugh.
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Don't worry...I don't talk much and still don't get things done!!! Hang with it man!! I'm working on my windshield and Whippet radiator this weekend. At least that's what I keep telling myself!!!
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Mark, don't worry about being "chatty", just make sure 5001 is really good!
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5000 posts - congrats, but remember, it's not the number of posts, it's the amount of rubbish per post that counts.
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hey Mark, make post 5001 a pic of a sexy chick with the roadster!
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You'll get it. No worries.
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Wow! What an incredibly inspiring ride. I love the used couch leather idea.
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didn't have much time this weekend to work on the roadster. yesterday was my sister's 40th birthday, and today i've spent the afternoon on schoolwork after a morning at the ty-rods show.

i did get the tank in and fuel lines hooked up. it's kinda good news, bad news. tank holds fuel, good. lines hold fuel, good. carb gets fuel, good. carb pisses fuel like an incontinent elephant, bad.

i have another carb i'll swap over. maybe after class tomorrow. getting closer. but my dream of having it at Alter Boys show seems to be dwindling.
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