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Old 10-27-2014, 04:28 PM   #321
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Vic, had a great time, hope you retrieved your truck OK. Mike and I came up with some GREAT ideas for the 2015 BARNERS BASH in the spring. Thanks for breaking down and keeping with tradition, now I can relate when the guys talk about ALL the other times. spending time with the Cigar City Flatheads was great, couldn't have found a better group of guys to hang with.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:05 PM   #322
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Keith, thanks for all the New York based left handed compliments... All kiddin' aside, I had a super time with you, your dad and all the other Cigar City Flatheads. Cliff and I went up to Garlits Museum this morning and got the '51...

I'm looking forward to hearing what ideas you and Mike came up with for the 2015 Florida "Barner's Bash". Talk to you later.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:51 AM   #323
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Another Moonshine Festival has come and gone, the good thing is that the memories remain. This year Gene (Green 50) set up the White Knuckle Tour for us and, it was the best attended tour that we’ve had yet. The rout was picturesque and the... destination was delicious… I think we had a total of nine Flatheads on the tour and something like thirty people. As usual, I was busy socializing and I didn’t ever get an actual count of the number of participants.

I’ll digress, and let you know how our ride up to Dawsonville went. This year I drove my ’51 F-1 and got as far as “Big Daddy” Don Garlits Museum in Ocala, Florida. Mike was riding with me and I just happened to glance at the oil pressure gauge and noticed that the pressure had dropped a bit. We pulled off of the highway and into a gas station. Upon inspection, we noticed that the PCV valve was letting oil exit… We also noticed that the fan and generator were slightly off center, letting the fan blades just touch the shroud at the bottom. We plugged the port on the PCV (there were two and the rubber cap on the second one had come off) and I reached under the generator to lift it so Mike could snug the bolt. Mike gave the bolt one good turn and it sheered off… Never, in all my years of messin’ with Flatheads, have I ever seen one of those bolts snap. Worse, it was a clean snap, flush with the intake manifold. We disconnected the generator and fan and drove the F-1 to Garlits Museum and asked if we could leave it there for the weekend. They were kind enough to accommodate us, so we continued on in the modern cars that the others in the group were driving. I called Kiwi Tony and asked if he had a bolt that he could bring to the Moonshine Festival. He said he did and he would bring it. We pulled into the hotel parking lot, at just about 5:00 pm, and saw both Bill’s ’47 and Chuck’s ’49. We all got together and went out to eat.

Friday morning we left the hotel at 7:00 am and drove up to Dawsonville to meet everyone at Thunder Road for the White Knuckle Tour. Kiwi Tony has a friend, “Rabbit” who has a beautiful ’40 TuDor Sedan. Rabbit told me he had an 8BA intake manifold that I could have. He called his son and asked him to bead blast and paint the intake… Saturday morning, he gave me the freshly painted (black, the color of the Flathead in my F-1) along with a full set of gaskets. I can’t thank Rabbit or Tony enough for helping me out. As an added bonus, for me, I hooked up with a friend from my Army daze, who I had not seen in 44 years.

Getting back to the White Knuckle Tour, we drove up to Blood Mountain and on to the BBQ. I’ll let the photos do the talking from here.

The Saturday Moonshine Festival was a blast as always and was attended by a bunch of FordBarner’s. Again, I’ll let the photos do the talking…









Sunday morning came around too fast, as it always does, and the Florida contingent of the Cigar City Flatheads headed home. We missed getting a chance to see Bill and Chuck Sunday morning, as they took off earlier. We reached Don Garlits Museum around 3:00 pm and asked if we could come back Monday and get the ’51. Yesterday, Cliff and I drove up with my F-150 and his trailer and picked up the ’51. I’ll pull the intake, etc. and replace it with the one from “Rabbit”. All and all, it was another outstanding event and, I have to admit, I enjoyed the opportunity to ride in a bunch of very cool Flatheads on the Tour, etc. Thanks to Gene and his wife for all their help setting up the tour, to Tony and “Rabbit” for parts, and to all the guys and gals who attended the events. I’m already looking forward to next year.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:25 AM   #324
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Back home safe & sound, Bill and I traveled over 2000 miles and NO major problems, you have to respect those old flatheads. I have never seen so many 39-40 fords as were near the courthouse in Dawsonville. For awhile you forget that there are other car besides fords.Thanks to everyone for a great time, the memories will last a life time, Chuck S.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:52 AM   #325
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Glad you guys had a great trip!
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:33 AM   #326
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Got home about 5 p m yesterday & as you can see by the post time I slept in a bit.
( something I never do )
Round trip 2525 Miles / 175 gal of gas / 1 Qt oil ~ Down side is ~ before I got to Chucks to start the run to the fest sheba decided she only needed 1 thermostat
so the left one either stuck open or if it is in the line it may have turned side ways.
Then on the WHITE KNUCKEL TOUR some B M W tried to take Me Vic & His friend O B
out by passing us on the in side of one of the switch backs where there was no in side.
{ lets think about that for a moment / 1947 tudor Ford vs Beemer NO guardrail nothing but down on his out side Glad he had 2nd thoughts it would not have been as pretty as the views we were seeing }
Now Sunday when Chuck & I were leaving for the return trip home we left the hotel parking lot at 6:30 a.m.
Before we got to the main st my right Laker pipe front bracket broke and the pipe started to drag. we stopped and removed the rear bracket and put the pipe in the car. < glad it did not happen on the inter state at those speeds I for sure would have run it over not telling what could have happen from there >
Then the only thing that happen is I was following Chuck up a long hill in Pa. I thought boy we are making great time I looked at the speed O & said to myself no wonder we are going 100 MPH ~~ that can't be correct ~~ then she let out one heck of a squeal
And started to work correct then the rest of the way home it would be ok then start to squeal and jump around. but never broke sounds like it needs a little lube.
All in All I had a great great time.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:48 AM   #327
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Bill, that stunt by the BMW driver really gave me White Knuckles...
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:28 PM   #328
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Our son traveled with us to the festival. One of his hobbies is photography, these are his pictures.
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:41 PM   #329
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a few more
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:45 PM   #330
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Gene, those are excellent photos. I love the shot of the 'Smoky Mountains'
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:28 PM   #331
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As I said, Vic, our son gets the credit for the pics. He took our car up to Blue Ridge for a ride on the scenic train on Friday while we did the tour.
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:36 PM   #332
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Great shots all. Looks like 40 Ford heaven.....
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:22 PM   #333
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[QUOTE=BILL WZOREK;970505]Got home about 5 p m yesterday & as you can see by the post time I slept in a bit.
( something I never do )

Bill, Marilyn and I are glad you and Chuck arrived safe & sound. After spending a few extra days in the mountains, we too returned home safely. We had a great time with everyone but gosh it seemed like the time we all had together just flew right by! We are already looking forward to next year's event. Steve
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:52 AM   #334
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some more pic's of the fest. Somehow I only used 100 gal + or- of gas, one qt of oil, and points and condenser, not bad for 2000 miles. I Checked the plugs when I got home , they were pure white she needs more gas. Main metering jets are on the menu today. The only way to find out some of these things are to drive 'em.
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:02 AM   #335
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Chuck:
Look at your 2nd picture there are 5 Barners parked one direction & one the other,
No wonder when a question is asked we get so many answers.
We cant even agree on WHICH WAY TO PARK ~~~ LOL ~~~
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:36 AM   #336
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HI Guys This was my first time at the M. S. F/ It was 10 times bigger than I thought it wood be, worth the 3000 miles from Ontario. I ment the nicest people I have ever ment. Sorry I missed you Vic. shoe box jack. Jack Stanley.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:50 AM   #337
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Jack, glad you had a good time, sorry we missed you as well . We always have fun at the Moonshine Festival and this year was no exception. The White Knuckle Tour that Gene (Green 50) set up was excellent. Hopefully we can hook up at next years Festival, or you could head south again and come to the 2015 Florida "Barner's Bash"... I'll be posting info on the "Bash" as things come together. We usually hold the "Bash" in late February or early March. Hope to see you there.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:46 AM   #338
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HI Vic. We will be in Daytona for the month of February. Maybe we can hook up some time. Jack
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:02 PM   #339
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That would be cool Jack. I'm lookin' forward to it. Vic
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Sorry I missed you to vic! Had a family emergency. Maybe next year and if all goes well I'll me in my flathead powered Merc..ha ha Randy
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