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  1. Fitnessguy
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    Tri power’s dialed now! Had the wifey with me last night and I left pretty hard from one light on the highway rolling through town and she wasn’t paying attention... Needless to say she rips up to 60mph pretty quick. When the secondary carbs open up she pulls hard and sounds great. I might drop the timing just a touch but it’s basically just the little refinements from here. I’ll get a vid shot of getting into it a little and post it up on my IG page.


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    Rock On Fitness...share the joy...;)
     
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  5. Stogy
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    I watched it 3 times, I feel better now...:confused:...okay 2 more...:D
    They cleared the Highway for Ya too Boot...

    I know your going to run that down the track I just know it...
    to some Giddy-Up Music...

    Sound and Rides Fantastic...

    Well deserved rewards Fitness...;)

    Keep the Dream Alive...
     
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    Had my friend's wife who's a photographer take some pics of the coupe. she's got a good eye and lots of fun hangin and snapping some pics!
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    Man that is one nice hot rod. You should be really proud.
     
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    Thanks Mike, yes we are proud of the little coupe!
     
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  11. Flipper
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    I just read the whole thing. Cool build. Enjoy!
     
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  12. Fitnessguy
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    A little A&W cruise action tonight.
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    Drove to the Vernon Cruise In today. First time attending and this one was well worth it. Perfect location and a ton of great cars. Will go next year for sure!
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    Couple o hot rods
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    Man that is one CROWDED engine compartment :eek: glad I don't have to work on it. Must have been very expensive back when bought new with all those goodies.

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  16. Fitnessguy
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    You got that right. She was loaded with a ton of options and the car was mint. Weighs 8000lbs but she’s a beauty!!


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    Little milestone for the coupe tonight. Here’s hoping for many more trouble free!
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    Wow that's alot of Bug Splats...:D...your pretty thorough dedication to all the details is what got you there. She's Real Fine...indeed...nice 1000 smilestone...;)
     
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  19. 31chevymike
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    Second that Fitness, your coupe will continue to bring you much fun and enjoyment! I have well over 60K miles on mine. Had to pry me out of my hot rod practically...
     
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  20. Fitnessguy
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    Found a cool old government building in town that has some neat garage doors. Good little spot for a couple pics!
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    You killed it, that’s one bad ass Hot Rod!

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    Thanks man


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    How are the carbs doing now, got them tuned in yet?
     
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  24. Fitnessguy
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    They’re much better but I still and not a hundred percent happy. Gonna order a couple more jet sizes and play with it. The motor is super sensitive to the air intake. Tried a smaller mesh screen on the scoops and she wasn’t happy at all.


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    Terrible, there were way too many hot rods parked and driving around. The weather was way too nice and the scenery was too good...:D
     
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  27. Fitnessguy
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    Have been playing with some designs on an oil bath air cleaner style for the coupe. Have fabbed a couple different ones up and I’m liking this one so far. You could keep playing and redesigning until you’re blue in the face so at some point you have to call it good. Part of the process is continuing to improve on my metal shaping skills. Once I get the “prototype” where I want it then I can build the other two. Something very rewarding about taking a flat piece of sheet metal and making it into something functional.

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  28. loudbang
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    I think you may need to add at least one more row of openings or it's going to starve for air.
     
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    I agree. More holes.
     
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  30. Fitnessguy
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    It’s open at the bottom so can draw air from there and is also slightly open at the top. I will be test driving it to make sure the motor likes it before building any more.


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