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Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« on: June 27, 2018, 08:18:11 AM »
Mark mine in the "NOT" column.  Car is still partially disassembled, and then needs paint.  Then get it home and do some wiring and then take care of some other small issues.  Cutting it too close...
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 12:39:29 PM »
So you are going but "not" ready, or you are not going?




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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 01:01:36 PM »
So you are going but "not" ready, or you are not going?

I sent in my registration last week, so I'm planning on being there.  Last year I put the dash back in the car with the new radio, hooked up the gauges, re-installed the seats, and finished around 12:30 am.  Went to bed for a little while, got up and started the car at 4:30 am.  Drove it to Dayton (7 hours) and tested the just-installed Vintage Air, radio, and twin electric fans.  Made it there and back with no big issues (other than the new carb I had bolted on the day before  kept flooding at idle.)
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 01:58:51 PM »
Are you complaining Yeti? :lol: Would it be a Nationals without cutting it to the last minute? Mark me as not also....
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 09:25:48 PM »
I have done nothing to get ready, but I don't ever do a whole lot.   :lol: :lol:
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 09:38:24 PM »
It’s more a question of keeping it ready than getting it ready! I do so much prep and detailing through the spring and early summer for other shows, by the time Nationals come around, I’m done! It is what it is.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 07:47:03 AM »
Mine's ready.............................but we're not going this year.  After 25 years of the Mrs putting up with me, we'll be on the first leg of a week and half road trip that includes the Badlands, Mt Rushmore, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone and the Tetons.  Hopefully our kids don't burn the house down while we're gone lol.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2018, 03:08:23 PM »
Sounds like a great trip. As much as I would love to go to the nats, my wife is not into cars and it would be a tough sale for me to talk her into it. Hoping to make it one of these years.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2018, 06:18:12 PM »
Dam moss fills up a sander fast.   #179
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2018, 06:45:06 PM »
I am not signed up, but I thought it would be a great road trip. I would like to drive the TA up there for it, but I been having problem after problem. Right now a leaky trans (I made a post about it). So still up in the air for me.
Drive it like it's a rental.

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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2018, 08:54:53 PM »
I wish...just a forum glancer at this point.

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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2018, 01:28:10 AM »
It's on the bucket list of things to do one of these days...hopefully before I die!!  :D
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2018, 09:57:18 AM »
I'm putting all my eggs in next years basket, wish I could make it this year.

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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2018, 11:24:06 AM »
It's not looking good for the '69 that we drove there last year.  It is evidently still sitting in primer and partially disassembled.  Last week I bought a '77 Y82.  I am going to start checking it out and trying to make it road-ready, I guess.  The A/C isn't working on it.  I had just installed Vintage Air on the '69 right before the Nats last year so my wife would have A/C.  She sure won't enjoy 7 hours each way with the sun shining through the roof on this one.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2018, 12:00:46 AM »
completed:

New Fail-Safe thermostat installed

New Hi-Torque mini starter installed

Painted 8" snowflakes and ordered 255/60-15 BFG's

New dash bulbs and new PCB for the dash cluster installed

New headlights installed

New hood release cable installed

New floor-mount headlight dimmer switch installed

Mobil1 and filter installed

Fixed the exhaust rattle (new hanger)

Wheels painted and tires installed

Wheels mounted on car

All new belts and hoses

Installed seat track extenders

Flush system & fill with new antifreeze



Still-To-Do List:

Get A/C working

New belts and hoses

Get tires mounted on my wheels (Monday)


Install Seat track extenders

Wash the car and clean the glass

Flush coolant system

Install fresh-restored dash bezel

mount freshly-painted 8" flakes and new BFG's

Check out new drip under transmission



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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2018, 12:00:46 AM »

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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2018, 07:35:15 PM »
We went last year without a TA and made plans to go this year and bring the fire am. However since then I sold the trailer. Ordered a new trailer  this year but still not here yet. So if it’s not here next week we may miss this year, or possibly come without the TA.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2018, 07:57:18 PM »
Car or not- I hope you and Peggy make it.

I finally go my tires today and had them mounted

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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2018, 08:36:41 AM »
Uh Oh, didn't line up the stems.... :lol: Just kidding, they look great!
 
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2018, 11:04:36 PM »
Never really ready. I’ll be there. No doubt

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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2018, 06:54:58 PM »
This morning I dropped it of at the A/C & radiator shop.  He is going to try to figure out why I only have the constant low speed, but none of the otehr important :lol: ones.  7 hours each way with the sun shining down the t-tops and no A/C won't make mama happy.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2018, 08:35:00 PM »
will be mostly ready with new 78 ta 4 speed outside of paint and body.  it goes in the shop in november for that.  will put ta in working class. 
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2018, 01:21:46 PM »
I'm going! The car isn't until I get around to replacing the 4:10's for the 3:42's which should happen this winter.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2018, 11:36:50 AM »
This morning I dropped it of at the A/C & radiator shop.  He is going to try to figure out why I only have the constant low speed, but none of the otehr important :lol: ones.  7 hours each way with the sun shining down the t-tops and no A/C won't make mama happy.
I have driven more years without AC than I have with, probably about a 5-1 ratio.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2018, 06:32:24 PM »
much prefer non ac cars. 

my door panels shipped today and got a car from my seat guy.  might possibly have my drivers seat fixed and installed plus door panels installed by friday.  hopefully...
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2018, 08:05:48 PM »
Well I’m glad to say the factory a/c system worked fine after I reconnected the switch.  Not many 40 year old cars left with functional R12 systems.  It didn’t even need charging.  Car ran fine the entire 7 1/2 hour drive. 
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2018, 08:55:55 PM »
picked up my seat at 8pm tonight and just installed it.  finished installing the door panels today.  also installed the emissions decal and some other small things.  ready to go.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2018, 06:17:39 AM »
Sound good Mike, I guess most of you guys are there or getting there by now. Remember, pics for us slobs that didn't make it.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2018, 07:46:42 AM »
I am on my way with wife, but no TA. Still not trusting it for long drives. I also had the AC converted, but I think there is a leak as it's not that cold.
Drive it like it's a rental.

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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2018, 03:01:47 PM »
Here's some pics from Nats! On a cloudy & drizzle filled saturday, they came! Warning, adult content!

Since i'm a Navy vet, i'll begin with this one, it was done very nicely!














































And a little mini me! I wish this had been for sale, I would have bought it! Maybe! A mini 75 Formula!

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« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2018, 04:47:35 PM »
And some pics from the Tipp City Cruise-in; Weather cleared up and a nice time was had by all!  :cool:  Have to split these into 2 posts;  Part 1..























































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« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2018, 04:50:06 PM »
Tipp City Cruise-in pics part 2...























And what I thought is the best looking Historical plate, without a doubt! WV.

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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2018, 05:55:51 AM »
Thanks for the pics. Looks like a nice turnout, shame the weather was bad.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2018, 09:39:27 AM »
The weather was actually good for people, just not for cars and I'm sure not good for the judges.  At least we got the cool with the rain, really comfortable.  The rains were super short, but if you're trying to keep a car dry that doesn't make any difference.  I dried mine off I think 3 times but that was it.  The 4th time was about time to leave.

It seems like it always rains at least once but this is the first time I remember it being cool all weekend.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2018, 11:40:21 AM »
It was un seasonably cool in the mid atlantic this past weekend. Very low humidity (which is unheard of this time of year) and high temps in the 80's. Again, its normally in the 90's+. I went to a car show and the weather was perfect.
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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2018, 02:37:23 PM »
Thanks for the pictures, feels like I got to go.

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Re: Two months away- Who's Ready & Who's Not?
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2018, 02:45:42 PM »
Thanks for the pictures, feels like I got to go.

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