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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ramblur, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Ramblur
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,101

    Ramblur
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    No,not a probation officer,they suck. The previous owner of my 49 Hudson.
    I picked it up from his widow about 8 years ago. He had replaced the original splasher 8 with hot Clifford head/headered, Twin-H,Hornet mill. When I showed up to pick it up they loaded me up with paperwork and his stash of spare parts that included a spare engine that turned out to be a
    NOS never run "crate" motor. In the last 8 years I have come to admire the
    work of this man I never knew and tonight was no different. I'm nearly
    ready to drop in his NOS motor that I have reworked and dressed up and was cleaning up the engine compartment when I pulled the OD relay off the inner fender and found this tucked up underneath.
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    Tucked up under the relay was a plastic laminated paper listing each of the wires, the color changes made at splices and where the wires went to. Just made me smile and realize again that we are only temporary
    caretakers of these rides and that documenting the changes that you make makes it SO much easier for the next guy. Jimmy Stewart, you rock!
     
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  2. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,910

    belair
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    Yes he does. A great story.
     
  3. chopnchaneled
    Joined: Oct 21, 2004
    Posts: 1,425

    chopnchaneled
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    from Buford Ga.

  4. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 14,004

    chaddilac
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    That's cool, now post pics of the engine!! :D
     

  5. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,921

    Fenders
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    I have a notebook on the build of my rod, with all the parts, problems, changes and repairs.... I keep it on the workbench since it continues to get used, but someday it'll get put in the trunk where a future owner can find it.
     
  6. That's really great, man! I can confidently state that the PO of my truck was not related to Jimmy Stewart in any way but he did apparently have access to a large supply of lag bolts and wire nuts...oh and spools of black wire in various gages.
     
  7. Ramblur
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,101

    Ramblur
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  8. hooliganz 1
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
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  9. NickJT
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 640

    NickJT
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    from S.E. PA

    Wow, what a nice looking motor! And props to Jimmy Stewart.

    I actually dreamed about a Twin-H motor a couple nights ago...not sure why, but I sort of know why
     
  10. hoodprop
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 329

    hoodprop
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    Sweet looking engine. Awesome story.

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  11. Ramblur
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,101

    Ramblur
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  12. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    tfeverfred
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    A VERY smart vehicle owner. I keep a log of part numbers and where I got the part. It'll save your ass, when memory fails.
     

  13. Damn! That is absolutely beautiful!!!!
     
  14. Zerk
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,418

    Zerk
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    When you see classic block-printed notation like that, PLUS the guy can spell "solenoid," you get a real confident vibe. That's a guy who values communication and information, one who hates ambiguity.
     

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