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Folks Of Interest "Grandpa" Kiwi Kev

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CalGasser, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,382

    from phoenix

    Congrats! and what part gave up the ghost this time, spiders?
  2. First off, Congrats. Now, a far as wiser?. Guess not. But then again, you didn't have time to see if your ring and pinion was up to par for Mooneye's. Poor Bad Bob, he wanted so much to go for a ride to.

    Hell, been there twice allready.

    I'm not a good judge of age, but I think Kiwi Kev is a tad older than my 50. No, I wasn't a wise teenager.
  3. I am 53. The grey hair and beard finally makes sense. As for the breaking parts, I just figure that is part of the game, find the weak links and make them stronger. It looks like the shaft through the spider gears broke and the side gears and locking wedges got destroyed breaking the carrier and chipping the ring and pinion in the process. I would have started with bulletproof 35 spline everything if I could afford it but I just work with what I have. I think my plan now is to try to trade my way into a 31 spline spool and get some new axles. I have 29 spline now. Car is not too heavy so that should be a good set up.
  4. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,265


    Congrats Grandpa, there's nothing like it!
  5. Man!, you kill em right.
  6. modelkitbasher
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 463


  7. 0ldracer
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 511


    Congratulations Kevin. Welcome to the club! My best wishes to all...
  8. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104


    Congrats Kev, nothing like granddaughters. Ours made her first trip to the races to see Papaw drive a few weeks ago, priceless.
    Joined: Jul 14, 2008
    Posts: 516


    KiwiKev, What I like most about you is that you share everything. Your garage, your backyard, your barbeque, your beer, your friends, your family, your racing stories, your to-do list, and now your big family news. Thanks for it all man! BO
  10. metalix_421
    Joined: Mar 24, 2010
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  11. Rich R
    Joined: Feb 10, 2005
    Posts: 144

    Rich R
    from SoCal

    So that explains the sparkle in your eyes after you exploded your rearend. Haha! Congrats!
  12. Sorry about the breakage, I saw the run posted on another thread and I knew you must have broke something.

    Congratulations on your grandchild! My father always said that if he knew being a grand parent was so much fun, he would have had them first!:rolleyes::)
    My oldest daughter is expecting the end of this month so I'll be right there with you in the grampa club soon enough Kev!:)
  13. zarbtime
    Joined: Sep 1, 2009
    Posts: 56


    Congrats from a veteran the fun begins...
  14. dblgun
    Joined: Oct 24, 2009
    Posts: 348


    Good for you Kevin, I hope she is the first of many!
  15. Thanks Mike! (zarbtime) and everyone else. It just struck me that of he MANY friends I have made on this board I have known Mike far longer. We met way back in the early 80's when he put me up for a weekend when the classic Chevy Club had their National meet in Missoula ,MT. I was probably 21 or 22 at the time when Mike and his wonderful family took me in. They lived on their classic Chevy junkyard and it was like heaven to me. I have pictures I wanted to add but can't find them.
  16. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,023


    . i cant stop laughin, i just did the exact same thing this weekend!!!!! i got to be ken. while she was ms, barbie and some other girl....and if you tell anyone else except the guys on this board ill come lookin for ya!!! lol
  17. Rick Barakat
    Joined: Aug 12, 2005
    Posts: 932

    Rick Barakat

    Great news! That little lady is lucky to have you and your wife as grandparents.
  18. Here are a few pics from Mikes junkyard, Hare and Tortoise Motors I think the name was.








  19. Here is a pic showing the broken parts....


    and here is a pic for GearheadsQCE....


    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012
  20. You know, as I sit here looking at an NOS Ansen box part #107-6041 containing Gear Lock's here on my desk for my Olds/Pont rear. I've often thought how much stress is there be put on the pinion shaft for the spider gear's and could it fail. I guess it can.
  21. ProEnfo
    Joined: Sep 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,500

    from Motown

    NOPE... you've met me, 'nuff said...:D

    Congrats on the family addition.. :cool:
  22. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 3,885


    Congrats Mr and Mrs Kev on reaching grandparenthood
  23. nashvegas99
    Joined: Feb 29, 2008
    Posts: 526


  24. CalGasser
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 795


    Pic #2 - Looks like Lorelei's a natural "shoe in" for pedal to da metal...;) tho she may cause a lot of pic #1's...:D
  25. Butch M
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,480

    Butch M

  26. Deluxe 3 Window
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 22

    Deluxe 3 Window
    from colorado

    Congrats Kevin, I can only imigine how proud you must be.

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