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Rapid Rabbit #112 Build Thread

Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by 64 DODGE 440, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Old28
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    I think it would be far easier to finish the car than to read all the helpful words each morning. :D
    Better work mornings as it is going to be a hot week.
    Be assured we will not let up until she burns rubber.:eek::)
     
  2. 64 DODGE 440
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    0600 is early enough and after 45 years of O'too early I'll take my time. We're out for our hour and a quarter to hour and a half morning walk to keep the parts functional by 0800 and lately it's been hot and shitty by the time we get home. Don't do the recliner, but sometimes stuff gets in the way of things happening. I'll admit that age and infirmary has slowed me down a bit. When it's ready to happen it will.
     
  3. bobw
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    Don't prod the man. He's likely to get ornery.
     
  4. Old6rodder
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    Yeah, those infirmities'll send ya to the infirmary every time. ;)

    Don't knock recliners, 'Sparks, God invented'em for a reason.
    I'm certain of it. :D
     
  5. old sparks
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    I`m not knocking recliners. I love mine so much, I`ve named it. Just trying to light a fire. Doesn`t seem to be working.
     
  6. 64 DODGE 440
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    Don't need any fire, it's over 100 degrees on our patio and the forecast shows hot and shitty through the weekend.
     
  7. 64 DODGE 440
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    Started the year off with a bang. Totaled our 2003 Dodge Stratus daily driver on January 5th (long story not worth repeating, but we weren't hurt). That promoted my 2006 Dodge Quad Cab Cummins 4x4 to daily (and for the moment only) driver. Actually working on the brake job from hell on my '64 Polara so we will have back up transport and once it's running again work will start on the Rabbit.
    Really going to work on it this year with the goal of making a pass on the street out front of my house. Then...Look out Rocky, we're going to Eagle Field.
     
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  8. 64 DODGE 440
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    Things are really happening in the Rabbit hutch.

    Actually finished "the brake job from hell" on March 30th and been driving the '64 440 now and then. Must admit it still brings a big grin to my face every time I fire the beast up.

    After ten years I replaced the batteries in the '06 Cummins because I felt that I was pushing the limit on battery life for the OEM equipment and have the old ones on a maintenance charger on the shelf giving me two batteries that will be pressed into service on the Rabbit (not both at the same time, don't need that much ballast) so I can get the battery mount made and run the wiring. Working on the the layout of the cooling system and plumbing to the turtle deck where the water will be carried. I figure if I'm going to have weight from the water (8 lbs per gallon) it may as well be in the back where it will serve an added purpose as ballast. Also going to put a functional deck lid for access to things in the back as well.

    No pictures yet as I figure on waiting until there are some things worthy of taking pictures of before I take any, but things are happening here at the "Bunny Works". Meanwhile I'm relying on the 440 to keep the neighborhood awake and occasionally leave some tracks around the area.

    I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it and they can't prove it anyway.:rolleyes:
     
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  9. c322348
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    Glad to hear of your progress Tom!

    Brandon
     
  10. bobw
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    Glad to see you're back on the case, Tom. Enough hitching rides in Dick's car, eh?
     
  11. Old6rodder
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    Yeah, it's heart breaking to see,im there at the line with his suit on & thumb out. :(
    :D :D

    Oh, you KNOW I couldn't pass that one up. :rolleyes: :D
     
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  12. 64 DODGE 440
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    No Problem, I'm used to the harassment. :p

    See you at Fontucky tomorrow. ;)
     
  13. Old6rodder
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    Sounds good, see you there.

    Yeah, I guess we have indeed been giving each other an occasional ration for rather a while now, eh? :D
     
  14. gnichols
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    Where did all the photos go? Gary
     
  15. 64 DODGE 440
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    Don't know what happened to all the pictures. Guess when I have some serious down time I need to regenerate a history of pictures on here. For now, here's a short progress set. More to come soon.
    Assorted 6-16-07 013.jpg 100_2027e.jpg
     
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  16. RacerRoy3
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    I really love the front suspension setup! The intake/exhaust too. My first racer was a Plymouth flatty but I sure never dreamed of something this cool. I guess that if you are marching to your own drum then this is the way to go. No one can accuse you of being a copycat. :D:D
     
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  17. chessterd5
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    Its a sweet little scooter! Looking forward to more.
     
  18. 64 DODGE 440
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    Yup, it's still there. :rolleyes:

    100_4454.JPG
     
  19. bobw
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    Uhoh, it's getting buried in household debris. Better call Garage Squad.
     
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  20. 64 DODGE 440
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    truth 209_n.jpg Actually, it's slowly getting dug out. Scored a radiator from a late 30's vintage Dodge truck for the cooling system, along with another transmission and some other good bits. If the temperatures will just drop back into the 80s (hell, high 80s would be a big improvement) progress will start showing out in the shop.
     
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