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Old 02-23-2019, 04:11 PM   #61
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With all this rain, don't let that Nailhead sit outside with the plugs removed. I made that mistake 50 plus years ago when I put a '57 Buick in my '48 coupe. Put the plugs back in and it wouldn't crank with water in the cylinders. But it did bend a connecting rod. I was too poor then for machine shop work, so I just ran the hell out of it and put up with the vibration. Went through a few axles before I figured out just how hard I could get on it.

Have fun. I will look for you at Shorty's
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:08 PM   #62
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My rear end leak turned out to be a longer fight than anticipated of which, in the end, I prevailed .... part will be in tomorrow and I hope to have it buttoned up soon .....

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Old 02-27-2019, 05:01 PM   #63
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Gentlemen - we have my first cruise with my new ride!

https://youtu.be/XNMUCJOfyhE

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Old 02-27-2019, 08:16 PM   #64
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Joker runs stop signs all the way to Bonneville.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:39 PM   #65
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Uncle Max - how the hell are you? Hope you are well - yep - stop signs would not be good right now. I will be working on them tomorrow!
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:46 PM   #66
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Change of subject. What ever happened to the blown Buick engine i sold to you friend??
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Old 02-28-2019, 04:48 PM   #67
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I knew the video/ride would be worth the wait!!!..... Thanks!!..... Mark
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:30 PM   #68
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Change of subject. What ever happened to the blown Buick engine i sold to you friend??
Ol Ron - he had worked on getting things together for it off and on but sadly he passed away about a month ago ....

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Old 02-28-2019, 06:31 PM   #69
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Thank you, Mark!
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:58 PM   #70
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Boy that's a shame. My thought go out to his friends and family.
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:27 PM   #71
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Thanks, Ron - I will let the family know.....
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:36 PM   #72
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Got the new door latch assembly and striker plate and they are ready Natalie’s along with the window riser. Just waiting on door felt and metal channel before buttoning everything back up. Unfortunatllely those parts are .6-8 days out so I will start on ttexwindsjhield gasket.....
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Old 04-03-2019, 03:57 PM   #73
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Car has been on the run and steady for almost 2 weeks - woo hoo! Had one bent front rim that is out being fixed but she’s running great. Went to my buddy jacksandeuces (on the HAMB) and he had a bunch of cars hanging out in his yard, one being a flattie great race car that participated in ‘12. It was a great day to take some pics .....

Not all are everyone’s taste but a nice “car collage”, none-the-less .....
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:26 PM   #74
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Man.... I gotta move where the weather is warmer!!... my season is just too short!!... Great pics!!... Mark
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:00 PM   #75
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Thanks, Mark!
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:49 AM   #76
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Some pics at the Jalopyrama ...
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Old 05-10-2019, 10:48 AM   #77
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Tom, you've done an amazing job on this coupe and very cool that you've brought us along from the "frame, on up"!!! Love the old school treatment on the Buick engine...at least I think I'm remembering this right!! A really nice complement to your roadster!!


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P.S. Assume you won an award for this one at the Jalopyrama??
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:06 PM   #78
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Have not been on here lately and this was the first post i looked at. You did a great job on that 32 Tom. Looks, stance, engine, and everything is just right. Guess i won't see you tomorrow at the L.A. roadster show. Maybe next year. Have a good weekend, Mark.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:16 PM   #79
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Dick - thanks for the compliments- I really appreciate it. No, I did not win anything at the Jalopyrama. I was just happy to have been selected to attend!

No, Mark - thanks for your compliments as it was a fun build. No, no LA Roadster show this year for me. Might try next year or the year after and maybe combine it with a couple other events while out there. I will keep you posted .....
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:44 PM   #80
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Tom,
Not being critical, but interested in knowing why you chose to install the Top Bow Rest Brackets intended for use on roadsters on your coupe? These are also often referred to as rumble seat “grab handles” (much to the dismay of purists) and are also sometimes seen on coupes equipped with rumble seats, also a point of contention with the purists. I assume your use of them on a coupe with a trunk was solely for aesthetics, much the same as any other trim piece would be? As I said, I kind of like the look of them anyway!!

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