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Old 11-03-2013, 23:24   #286
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Re: Any Classic Car Enthusiasts on Board ?

nimblemotors,

Since we are so close we'll have to hook up. During cruising season I'm at Hog Wild in Placerville the 1st and 3rd Mondays around 4:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM.

My CTS-V in the foreground. I use it if my 93 year old dad wants to go because he can't get into the Track-T.


The T at Hog Wild, and on the wall.


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Old 27-03-2013, 10:32   #287
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Got the new engine in, a Dart block 427 mouse. 526 hp @ 5700, 556 lb/ft @ 4400. Remember my little ride is 1790 lbs and a stick shift. Here are a couple of videos just putzing around where I live.

Engine still cold, only a block from my home, so soft footing the throttle....


Poor Red's Rib joint.




A lazy 2nd to 4th shift.
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Old 27-03-2013, 21:19   #288
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Re: Any Classic Car Enthusiasts on Board ?

I just 'putt' around in my 385rwhp 2200lb '96 MIATA.
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Got the new engine in, a Dart block 427 mouse. 526 hp @ 5700, 556 lb/ft @ 4400. Remember my little ride is 1790 lbs and a stick shift. Here are a couple of videos just putzing around where I live.

Engine still cold, only a block from my home, so soft footing the throttle....


Poor Red's Rib joint.




A lazy 2nd to 4th shift.
sweet ride. I want to hear & see it with your foot in it..
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Old 27-03-2013, 21:34   #290
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Randy,

After I got it in, I got into it a couple of times to see how well I could hook it up. When I did the videos, I was just cruising, but here I got a bit more than 1/2 way into it and short shifted, didn't want to scare the other driver with the roar of the secondaries.

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Old 27-03-2013, 21:41   #291
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Re: Any Classic Car Enthusiasts on Board ?

I would not call myself an enthusiast (anymore) but I did manage to hang on to the car that I bought while in high school in 1987 (sheesh - I'm getting old).

It is a bone stock 65' Nova SS. Engine is 250 6 cylinder. Definitely not a fast car.

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Re: Any Classic Car Enthusiasts on Board ?

My Midget is hopefully under 1000lbs, but only has 50hp.

Now THIS is some serious power/weight, 488ci V10:

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Chris, a friend from the T-bucket group is also running the Viper V-10 in a T-bucket. He owns a chassis dyno that I've run on.


My little Track-T getting set up for a pull on the rollers.


Chris making a run with his blown Mopar powered T before the Viper T was finished. He laid down some good numbers. I'm not a fan of being close to a car laying down 450 hp with the tires spinning 120+ mph, so I'm using a long focal length for this shot. I'm a coward in that respect.
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This might stretch the definition of "classic" somewhat, but we just finished restoring this 1978 BMW 528i for my soon-to-be-licensed 18 year-old:


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And when I say "restored" I mean got her road legal and registered.
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He/she will love it.
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Here are a couple of my old cars and boats from the past. I bought them as cheap old heaps and ...Walla...some effort, diligent searching, $, blood, sweat n tears and ....Walla.
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Re: Any Classic Car Enthusiasts on Board ?

Nice stuff Capt. Fred...don't happen to have an ole' 38 ford Cabriolet still in the garage do ya?
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There is a potential correlation between boats and "classic" cars. Between my boats and my good old 1989 Jeep Cherokee, I've covered most of Central America by land and sea. Drove from Guatemala to Panama this season, went cruising for a few months, and now land cruising our way back to Guate.
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Nice stuff Capt. Fred...don't happen to have an ole' 38 ford Cabriolet still in the garage do ya?
James S, thanks. I'd sure like to see photos of some of your stuff. The '38 Ford Cabriolet is one of my favorites. Evokes lots of memories of my old neighborhood in NYC. Dual pipes with spark plug igniters, plastic leopard skin seat covers etc. Nowadays I'd prefer it be all original. (If I had one!) If one did today, what we did then, they'd throw away the key... Here's a video of my current favorite toy.
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I just bought a new project. Had to dip into my boat fund to do it, but I needed some transportation on land.
I found a 1966 C-10 Chevy 1/2 ton, stepside on Craigslist. I'd had one in high school,and always regretted selling it. That one had a 250 straight 6 with a 3 on the tree. We bought it at a government Army auction in 1972 for $500. Had one bullet hole in the driver side bed rail. I drove it until I got married in Colorado while in the Air Force.
This one was owned by a mechanic, and had been his for 20+ years. In his 'elder age', he decided to beef her up a bit, as he wanted to pull a trailer of some sort. Sadly, he passed away, and the family sold her to me after 3 years. I'm not sure what the original power plant was, but he installed (rather nicely, too) a 454 big block, put a one ton running gear in it, and, a 9,00lb receiver mounted winch. I can tell when he began failing, as his attention to detail waned. Particularly in the wiring. I pulled a garbage can of wire out of it last week, discovering the stock harnesses were there pretty much intact.
I'd driven it home when I purchased it, and it didn't miss a beat, pulled the Siskiyous at 70-75mph, and only getting up to 220 degrees on the long grade. The radiator is seeping, and a new core is outrageous, about $450 for a 4 core. I had to drive it right back down last weds., and having installed a new thermostat, she ran a nice 170 to 210 for the round trip.
I bought it because I can work on it. No electronic gizmos or doo-dads to fail. I'm not planning on rodding it, I want a nice, dependable driver. It's already proven to be that.
I did buy a new aluminum radiator for it, and that's today's project. That and further mouse nest removal!!

Which brings me to a boat subject.....
On one of the Chevy forums, someone asked about undercoating and rust preventative. There was a pretty good review of a product called Rust Bullet.
Having been intrigued by Brent Swain's origami technique, and such, I was wondering if this is a product that would be known to the steelie's here on the forum. If it performs as claimed, would it would be better than epoxy?

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