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#31
The Lounge / Re: 4th of July 2024
July 05, 2024, 01:11:06 PM
I started to install said jacking rails while car was on the ground and chickened out. At Belle Tire now having them installed. My thought was all the weight of the body on the K member would resist sliding the rail under the K member or even worse it might shift then I could not line up the bolt holes. I was going to use a bottle jack on the pinch weld then thought better of it...
#32
The Lounge / Re: 4th of July 2024
July 04, 2024, 08:56:34 AM
Celebrating American made Steeda jacking rails.  We would never have had these under British rule.
#33
Well they stayed in decent shape over the years which is key.  One of the great intros to a movie.  Unforgettable for me when I was a kid.
#34
The Lounge / Re: $544 well spent
June 29, 2024, 11:39:50 AM
That looks like a good time.  Low pressure.  Perhaps I will do part of the Illinois route.  Thank you for the information.
#35
The Lounge / Re: $544 well spent
June 28, 2024, 03:11:56 PM
Nice Hertz.  Looks like a green and gold one but can't tell one hundred percent from the photo.  One could always create their own race.  I always wanted to organize a Route 66 race from Chicago to LA but the liability would be horrendous.  So it stays in my dreams.
#36
I have fallen away from following hockey (bad Canadian I know) but I find it weird that Florida has a hockey team.  Isn't that like Siberia having a basketball team?  Either way, congrats on winning the Stanley.
#37
Quote from: Bob Gaines on June 13, 2024, 11:26:42 PM
Quote from: deathsled on June 13, 2024, 11:06:50 PMI spliced the Pertronix red module wire to the yellow 12 volt wire and left the resistor wire on the positive and now the car only turns over but does not fire.  It actually sounds like my Saleen Mustang when I removed the rotor from the distributor to prevent easy theft.  I can change back to the three wires again on the positive and shop around for a dual points distributor me thinks.
I would use a multimeter and check your yellow power wire for 12 volts with the key on. It sounds like you are not getting power to your module.
Okay.  I will have to buy a multimeter. Then I will see.  These issues are interesting for me, getting into how things work.
#38
I spliced the Pertronix red module wire to the yellow 12 volt wire and left the resistor wire on the positive and now the car only turns over but does not fire.  It actually sounds like my Saleen Mustang when I removed the rotor from the distributor to prevent easy theft.  I can change back to the three wires again on the positive and shop around for a dual points distributor me thinks.
#39
Quote from: shelbydoug on June 13, 2024, 07:58:18 PMWell riding in it and driving it are two remarkably different experiences.  :)
Letting him drive it now would be a frightful experience.  Plus it would create insurance issues in the event of a wreck.  No valid license. And and and...
#40
Quote from: 98SVT - was 06GT on June 13, 2024, 02:54:15 PMThis forum still needs a like button......
My dad would ride with me no problem but didn't want to go flying with me after a friend of his had crashed.
I don't have any photos of my dad's midget but have one of gramps on his Excelsior.
So the membership expired in September of 1914.  Wow!  Long long time ago!
#41
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 GT350 GAS CAP
June 13, 2024, 09:32:45 PM
My thought is that the gold tint is uniform throughout the foil (it is on mine anyway).    I would think that gas fumes or other petroleum intrusion would cause a hit and miss on the gold tint.  It would be gold in spots and silver in others, faded in some areas and clear silver in still others.  If anything it would be the clear plastic that would change color of the cap due to fumes and/ or petroleum liquid contaminating the cap and not necessarily the gold trim around the cobra. 
#42
Quote from: mark p on June 13, 2024, 01:09:21 PMGood stuff - I agree that you are lucky to still have him around and get to go for a ride.

I tell the [100% true] story of a ride with my Dad in the Tiger... probably close to 40 years ago.
We were headed home from lunch at my brother's house... the Ladies were going shopping in Mom & Dad's car - so I was taking Dad home. It was one of our "Three Hs" days in the summer - Hazy Hot Humid.
We're riding with the top down. Sitting at a red light. Baking in the sun and from the engine/exhaust heat.
Dad looks over at me and asks, "... and this is fun?" ???
(yesterday would have been his 97th birthday)
Later I thought how ridiculous his comment was - since his only mode of transportation "back in the day" was 2-wheeled stuff from Indian  :o
Indians are cool.  My dad had a red 46 with a side car.  He rode out to California in it back in the 50s.  Would have been an interesting time to be a young adult.
#43
Quote from: shelbydoug on June 13, 2024, 10:12:14 AMHe drove my 68 GT350 once and drove it like an Army truck. He would double clutch everything. He couldn't get used to the concept of synchromesh transmissions?
He did ask what the matter was with my engine? Why it made those noises?

Sometimes there is just nothing that you can say? Kind of like what "wifey" hits you with all the time?



I would say that my wife is in that same school as being uncomfortable with me driving.

She grabbed the padded dash in front of the passenger seat and held on for life. I swear you can still see the fingernail indentations?

I don't get it? It was only 5,500 in 4th. 115mph? So what's the biggie?

That was 35 years ago and she won't ride in the car with me anymore.


I've often been accused of or more correctly asked why I make faces? I wonder if I was the model for the "Portrait of Dorian Grey"? Is that concerning to a passenger?


I do find these cars more then somewhat of a time machine. I often feel more youthful after a drive in one. I hope that your Dad does also. To me it is one of the inexplicable things that happen in life that enriches it?

Some understand that. Others never will. Maybe it's that they never could? "Missing some sort of geno in their DNA?

Perhaps that's why even at my age I get accused of being SO immature? You think?  8)

Since I am not a pathfinder in philosophy, I can only quote one of the Roman senators (Seneca) who said it best:
Seneca — 'Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms -- you'll be able to use them better when you're older.'
#44
Quote from: shelbydoug on June 13, 2024, 08:14:59 AMGod bless. I wish you many more.

My Dad never felt comfortable with me driving. I can't imagine why?  ::)
I can't imagine either. All reasonable inferences drawn, judging by your lineup of cars in your stable.
#45
Quote from: shelbydoug on June 13, 2024, 08:06:56 AMDual points are looking better and better.  ;)
Yes!