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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Jive-Bomber
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    from Moraga, Ca

  2. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
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    TERPU
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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!


    Tim
     
  3. qzjrd5
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    from Troy, MI

    Awesome car.
     
  4. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    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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  5. CAL
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    Very cool.
     
  6. KIRK!
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    KIRK!
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    I remember unloading that gray turd out of your little truck. Quite a ways from that now.
     
  7. That's the way it should be done, good on ya!
     
  8. Great story!! And have fun this weekend!
     
  9. Rolleiflex
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    You have a great looking little car! It's all about fun and doing it yourself.
     
  10. RDO_23
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    This is what the Jalopy Journal is all about.

    Thanks Jay.
     
  11. Burny
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    Thanks for sharing. Great little A. I hope to bring mine in under 10K. We'll see...
     
  12. Malcolm
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Great Roadster.... Have a good time on the Reliability Run!



    Malcolm
     
  13. 265glide
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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!
    Again,congrats. glider
     
  14. draggler
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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 !
     
  15. THE-SYNDICATE
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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!
     
  16. Model A John
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    Model A John
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    from wichita ks

    Very cool. You're doin' it right.
     
  17. Theo Douglas
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    I can hear 'em now: "Take off the radiator cap and throw everything else away."

    You'll be fine.
     
  18. 1950ChevySuburban
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    You take care of it and love it, and it returns the favor. Funny how that works.
     
  19. JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    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.
     
  20. flamingokid
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    Simplicity at its best!
     
  21. Steve Hedke
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    I'll be there too with our '29 A-V8. The roadster has a busted rear motor mount and a noisy driveshaft coupling, but it runs fine and the weather is cooperating. We'll both show the grumpy guys.
     
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  22. Your living the dream, enjoy it !


    CBB
     
  23. Dynaflash_8
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    Gotta love them old rattle traps.

    I know i do
     
  24. Okie Pete
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    Keep on motoring that car has personalty and spunk. Good of you to prove the na sayers wrong and building a car for yourself .
     
  25. eddie1
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    Is it going to win AMBR? No! Are you having fun & driving a cool hot rod that you built? HELL YES! Isn't that what's important to most of us here on the HAMB? Another HELL YES!
     
  26. dsiddons
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    dsiddons
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    I wouldn't change a thing! It's a perfect example of how it really was..
     
  27. LSGUN
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    Beautiful roadster!
     
  28. johnnykck
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    Jay, I always thought your roadster was one of the coolest around, good to hear the story of how it came to be. Have fun on the run and a safe drive.
     
  29. thunderbirdesq
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    Inspirational, my friend! Great to see you actually using it as it was intended, or not intended rather... I hope my little rattle-trap fares as well on it's journeys.:cool:
     
  30. fab32
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    Your reliving the same saga that I did in 1959-60 when I finished my '29 av8 coupe. I bought the car in northern Michigan (when I was 15), drove it stock to Pennsylvania via Canada, spent the summer on my grandfathers farm helping him and transplanting the flathead v8 out of the '47 Ford school bus I rode to school on when I was 6 years old. Sure wish I had the Bishop/Tardel book to guide me. At the end of summer I drove it back to Michigan to finish the last 2 years of high school (driving it to school every day) and through the first two years of college. The memories are priceless and at almost 66 years old I'm still messing with old Fords.

    Frank
     

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