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Hot Rods First Drive!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flynbrian48, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    Big day today, the '34's first drive! I was going to just drive down to the corner and back, but it was so great I drove to the Gilmore Car Musem and took a couple of photos. It drives GREAT. It's quick, tight steering, taut suspension, the transmission (350 Turbo) feels like it's got a shift kit, it spins the tires at even moderate throttle, and surprisingly quiet even with open headers. I couldn't be happier right now! 28378073_10216332676772175_3298587588119226314_n.jpg 28378432_10216332676332164_3530572415371933125_n.jpg 28468709_10216332675932154_3946276551140649998_n.jpg
     
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  2. flatford39
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    You did a really nice job building that car. Looks great.
     
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  3. 0nedon
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    congrats. looks good, I'm sure you're proud! Time to enjoy it now.
     
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  4. chevy57dude
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    Congrats, and I dig the wires. Bet you had a mile wide grin, testing the traction threshold. For academic purposes, I'm sure!
     
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  5. AngleDrive
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    Very Cool, Congrats
     
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  6. belair
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    That's a beauty.
     
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  7. Kiwi Tinbender
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    Brian, You killed it! Well Done!
     
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  8. gnichols
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    Farm out. Nice job. The first time is always the best! Gary
     
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  9. GordonC
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    Looks good!
     
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  10. AVater
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    Nice work and pretty ride!
     
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  11. Congratulations on a outstanding build. HRP
     
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  12. flynbrian48
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    Thanks you guys. It's been a really fun build, my first real "traditional" hot rod. I think it's my best work yet.
     
  13. Nothing like that 1st drive, especially in such a nice ride!
     
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  14. Stogy
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    Where's your plates Ya Hoodlum...o_O

    Open headers and it's quiet...your going deaf pal...

    @flynbrian48 Congratulations
    the Hotrod looks amazing...thanks for taking us on the journey...;)

    The Gilmore Museum
    lots of cool history came out of that name
    for sure...great backdrop.

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    http://justacarguy.blogspot.ca/2015/10/lynn-bird-assembled-terrific-album-of.html

     
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  15. brady1929
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    Looks great. Congrats.
     
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  16. NashRodMan
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    Wow, nice car! Great job on it!
     
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  17. catdad49
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    Gentlemen's Hot Rod, ya done Good! A great first ride to top it off.
     
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  18. buick bill
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    if I had that car , I would drive until I got somewhere without snow , and keep on driving !
     
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  19. trollst
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    There is literally nothing like the first drive, is there? A feeling that never gets old, coming back to your own driveway is always too soon.
     
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  20. Baumi
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    Wow, what a beautiful roadster! I wish I had come that far yet. Looks like it´s roadster weather in Michigan!
     
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  21. Jalopy Joker
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  22. Well at least you picked a good color. You know how I feel about that, "There are only two colors for a hot rod black or ugly." :D :D

    You have built another beautiful roadster my friend. I am happy for ya. You should get lots of happy comfortable miles from that one. :cool:
     
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  23. The 39 guy
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    Congratulations! You have built a mighty fine roadster! Enjoy!
     
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  24. i.rant
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    Awesome car! Enjoy!
     
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  25. brad2v
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    Awesome, congrats. That's a great feeling
     
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  26. moparnate
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    from minnesota

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  29. Shamus
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    One more NICE!!
     
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  30. spurgeonforge
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    Congrats Brian! Look forward to seeing it at Detroit.
     
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