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b_hill_86

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Counting down
« on: April 29, 2021, 07:16:18 PM »
There had been a decent amount of cruise-in’s around me until last year of course when nearly every one was cancelled with the exception of one (that I know of) which I hadn’t even heard about till late last summer. And it was on Thursdays and I work so I never went.

BUT a week from tomorrow there is a popular local show starting up again for the first time since covid. It usually had a great turnout but I imagine it’ll be packed. Seriously thinking about taking the night off work and going. It’s a weekly event so there will be more but I’m honestly having withdrawals from not snows last year.

Anyone else have any upcoming you’re counting down till?
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Re: Counting down
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 06:20:56 AM »
Yea, the few shows I typically go to are scheduled as of now.  The Del City cruise I posted is one event that continued on last summer. It was the ONLY thing happening. Attendance was overwhelming. Previous years he had 60 or so cars. Last year I think his peak was near 200. This past sunday, the first of the year they had over 100 and it was an iffy day.  I would imagine you will find the same thing happening in your area. Guys have been itching to get out. Good Luck and pics or it didnt happen!
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Re: Counting down
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2021, 06:29:39 PM »
Well, last week was a bust because of weather so today ended up being the first of these local shows  and it was a perfect day for it. I didn’t take hardly any individual pictures but below is the best I could do of the genera area. Doesn’t do it justice at all.

Wasn’t without its issues though. My 4 speed shifter is an aftermarket B&M. I don’t know much about it other than it came with my transmission when I bought it. I swapped it in place if my factory one which was getting loose. This was much tighter but it seems to be getting more loose as time goes on. It also does the “cool” thing where when I shift from 1st into reverse it actually stays in first and goes into reverse simultaneously and the shifter gets bound up. Well, today as my wife and I were trying to park at the show I was sitting uphill when I made the 1st to reverse shift and, yep, got stuck in both gears, rolled backward slightly (think of a car in park on a hill and taking your foot off the brake) and we were stuck. I ended up shutting the car off and having her pull back on the shifter while I rocked the car back and forth. That actually worked but then I discovered I no longer had reverse. Luckily that ended up being because somehow after getting the trans out of reverse the cotter pin must have broken or come out or something cause the linkage had just come apart.
I was BARELY able to get my phone under far enough and used my smart watch to look around with my phones camera. Once I discovered it was the linkage I was able to use a small key ring off of my keys in place of the cotter pin temporarily. Worked like a charm and we had a nice time at the show.
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b_hill_86

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Re: Counting down
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2021, 06:41:14 PM »
My wife took these. She loves this style Chevy pickup and apparently found me laying in the grass funny lol
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Re: Counting down
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2021, 07:14:21 PM »
Where was this at? Looks cool!
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Re: Counting down
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2021, 07:14:21 PM »

b_hill_86

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Re: Counting down
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2021, 07:28:48 PM »
It’s in Perrysburg. At the corner of Indiana and Louisiana every Friday night. Its a nice gathering.
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Re: Counting down
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2021, 07:32:14 PM »
How did you fit under the bird?




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Re: Counting down
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2021, 08:45:39 PM »
How did you fit under the bird?

Barely lol. The picture my wife took of me was when I was reaching under with my phone. Once o realized the linkage was the culprit I laid on my back and realized I could just barely see enough to know where to get my hand. I guess it pays to have longer arms. If nothing else it’s caused me to do some research and I may try to rebuild one of these shifters. I just have to figure out if there are any differences and which one to rebuild.
-Brian-

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Re: Counting down
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2021, 08:45:39 PM »
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